General Terms and Conditions
1. Contact Details
1.1 Every international student is required to provide the particulars of his/her Legal Guardian to the school for contact purposes. The Legal Guardian should be above eighteen (18) years old to whom the student’s custody and care has been delegated to in writing by the parent of the international student. The Student is required to report any change in guardianship to the school immediately. If the Student does not speak English or is not literate in English, then an English-speaking primary contact (“Primary Contact”) who is literate in English and is above eighteen (18) years old should be appointed by the Student, Parent or Legal Guardian for the purpose of school communications. CIS shall be entitled to assume that any instruction, consent or any other communications made by the Primary Contact is expressly authorized by the Student and/or the Student’s Parent or Legal Guardian and hold CIS harmless in respect of any action or omission taken by CIS on the instructions of the Primary Contact.
1.1 The Primary Contact shall at all times be responsible for :
||Explaining (and will be deemed to have explained) the contents of the Application for Admission, the Student Contract, the terms found in the Parent Handbook and CIS’s rules and regulations, policies and codes of conduct to the Student;
||Reading and explaining to the Student CIS’ weekly e-bulletins or any other e-notifications sent;
||Ensuring that the Student updates CIS of (i) any change in contact details (including but not limited to, email address, phone number/s and home/correspondence address) and (ii) any change in the Student’s residency status/and or citizenship.
2. Banned Or Controlled Substances
2.1 CIS has a zero tolerance for possession, use, or trafficking of controlled substances by Students. Any Student enrolled at CIS who is found to be in possession of, using, or selling illegal drugs or controlled substances will be expelled or suspended (whichever is appropriate). Controlled substances are as defined in Misuse of Drugs Act (Cap 185).
2.2 CIS requires all Students in Grade 9 to 12 to provide a sample of hair for drug testing from time to time and all Students shall be required to sign the “Consent Form for specimen for a Hair Test” annexed hereto as Schedule 5 as a prerequisite for admission to CIS. If the results from a laboratory test conclusively shows that the Student had used any form of Controlled substance, the Student will either be expelled or suspended (whichever appropriate). Refusal to provide a hair sample for laboratory analysis will result in immediate expulsion. Students who are expelled due to a positive drug test will not be considered for re-admission into CIS. In enforcing CIS’s policy on drug abuse, CIS shall, at its absolute discretion, be allowed to search the Student’s possessions and/or lockers and to report to the relevant authorities where appropriate.
It is compulsory that the Student be vaccinated against the diseases set out in the Fourth Schedule (being Diphtheria and Measles at the prevailing time) of the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap 137) prior to his/her enrolment at CIS. In the event the Student has failed to obtain the necessary vaccination, the Student shall have 30 (thirty) days to procure the same, failing which the Student will be either expelled or refused enrolment unless the Student is able to provide evidence of any waivers and/or exemptions from the Director or any officer of the Health Promotion Board as defined under the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap 137).
In addition, CIS also requires the Student to be immunized as per the Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule prevailing prior to or during his/her enrolment. The Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule can be found on the following website: www.nir.hpb.gov.sg/nir/sv/eservices/eservicesv?ACTION=DISPLAY_IMMUNSCH.
4. Use of Student Work/Photographs and Videos
Parents grant CIS an irrevocable and perpetual licence to use students’ work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting CIS and its students’ accomplishments. For Students attending the IB program, the Students shall be required to sign the IB Consent Form.
5. Network Usage Policy
CIS will upon enrolment issue an account to the Student for the Student to access CIS’ network system. The Student is to undertake that all information provided to CIS pursuant to network use is correct and to further undertake that the Student is to update CIS immediately of any changes in particulars. The Student further agrees to hold CIS, its employees, agents, associates and affiliates harmless from any and all claims and damages of any nature arising from the Student’s use of, or inability to use, the CIS network system, including, but not limited to, any claims arising from the unauthorized use of the system to purchase products or services. CIS further reserves the right to make any necessary modifications to the Acceptable Network Use Policy and such changes and/or modifications will be notified to the Student in writing.
6. Pre-School Programmes
A student enrolled in the Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten programmes must be completely toilet trained and be able to independently look after his/her own toileting. Each August, Early Childhood and Kindergarten children begin classes with a “Staggered Entry” procedure.
7. Inter-Campus Transfer
All requests for inter-campus transfers for the subsequent school year must be submitted by completing this form by 1 March (or the first school day if 1 March is not a school day) of each year. All inter-campus requests are subject to CIS admissions criteria and the availability of places. Students will be notified of the outcome of their requests by 30 April of each school year. Inter-campuses transfers shall not be in any way construed as withdrawals or deemed withdrawals.
8. After School Hours and Non-School Days
No student is permitted on CIS’ premises on non-school days, or to remain on CIS’s premises after dismissal. The only exception is when, with the permission of the school principal, the school grounds are the venue for school or sporting events or Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs), and at which one or more teacher(s) who are employed directly by the school is/are present and supervising the activity. CIS will not be liable for any injury to Students or any loss or damage to Student’s personal belongings or any unforeseen damages, losses, injuries or circumstances that may result from the Student remaining in CIS after school hours or as a result of Student’s presence on non-school days outside of the permitted exception referred to above.
9. Laptop Policies
It is mandatory for some Students (to be notified by CIS) to purchase a MacBook computer for use at CIS. Students must purchase a MacBook that meets the recommended specifications outlined by CIS. High School Students must have their own MacBook computer before the commencement of the school term.
10. Support Programs
The English Language Learners (ELL) and Learning Support (LS) programmes are mandatory, if after student assessment, CIS determines that the Student requires one or both support programmes.
11. Liability and Insurances
CIS shall not be held liable for accidental injury or loss of property. CIS is not responsible for the Student’s personal property in CIS campuses or on the way to or from CIS or on any CIS sponsored activity.
Any notice, request, demand, explanations, advisories or other communication may be in writing delivered personally or by first class prepaid letter, facsimile transmission, emails, instantaneous electronic messaging systems (such as Skype, MSN or Yahoo Messenger) or other means of telecommunications in written form and shall deemed to have been received, subject as otherwise provided in this Agreement, in the case of a letter, when delivered personally or three (3) days after it has been put in to the post and, in the case of emails, facsimile transmission, instantaneous electronic messaging systems or other means of telecommunication in written form, at the time of despatch (provided that if the date of despatch is not a business day in the country of the addressee or if the time of despatch is after the close of business in the country of the addressee it shall be deemed to have been received at the opening of business on the next business day).
13. Severability of Provision
If any provision hereunder or part thereof is rendered void, illegal or unenforceable by any legislation to which it is subject, it shall be rendered void, illegal or unenforceable to that extent and it shall in no way affect or prejudice the enforceability of the remainder of such provision or the other provisions hereunder.
14. Successors and Assigns
The terms hereunder shall be binding upon, and ensure for the benefit of, the successors, personal representatives and permitted assigns of the parties PROVIDED THAT neither CIS nor the Student shall be entitled to assign its rights and/or obligations without the prior written consent of the other party. In addition, CIS shall not be entitled to assign its rights and/or obligations without the prior consent of the Council of Private Education, irrespective of any consent or waiver by the Student.
15. Governing Law And Dispute Resolution
The General Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore and parties hereby agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts.
16. International Students (where applicable)
16.1 Student Pass Application: CIS undertakes to use their best efforts to assist the Student if he/she requires a Student’s Pass from the ICA. This includes, without limitation, providing the Student with advice on obtaining such pass, verifying the Student’s enrolment and immigration status, and doing all such things as may be necessary to procure the Student’s Pass on behalf of the Student.
16.2 Student Pass Not Transferable: The Student’s Pass issued is not transferable and will expire upon the Student ceasing to be a student of CIS. CIS is under an obligation to inform the ICA of the Student’s withdrawal from, or completion of his/her course of study at CIS, and the Student shall deliver to CIS, within seven (7) days of the Student ceasing to be a student, a copy of the Student’s passport, Student’s Pass, the Student Identity Card and/or any other documentation as may be reasonably requested by CIS for cancellation.
16.3 Withdrawal from CIS: A Student who withdraws from CIS to enrol with another school shall be deemed to have withdrawn from CIS.
The Student consents that CIS, its officers and staff may obtain, hold, use and communicate, on a “need-to-know” basis, confidential information which, in their opinion, is material to the safety and welfare of the Student. The Student consents to CIS communicating with any other school which the Student has attended, or currently attends or which the Student should attend about any matter concerning the Student or about payment of fees, whether or not the information being passed on is also held in machine readable form. The confidentiality obligation of the College shall not apply to:
||Any information which becomes generally known to the public;
||Any information which is, at the time of disclosure, legally in the possession of the CIS; or
||Any information which is required to be disclosed pursuant to any applicable legal requirement or legal process issued by any court or any competent government authority or rules or regulations or policies of any relevant regulatory body.
The Student Contract may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed to be an original copy hereof and all of which, when taken together, will be deemed to constitute one and the same document. Each counterpart may be delivered by electronic transmission or facsimile transmission, which transmission shall be deemed delivery of an originally executed document.
19. Force Majeure
In the event that any party shall be rendered unable to carry out the whole or any part of its obligations for any reason beyond the control of that party, including but not limited to acts of God, force majeure, strikes, war, riot and any other causes of such nature, then the performance of the obligations hereunder of that party or all the parties as the case may be and as they are affected by such cause shall be excused during the continuance of any inability so caused, but such inability shall as far as possible be remedied with all reasonable despatch. For the avoidance of doubt, this Clause shall not apply to cases where:
||CIS is declared to be insolvent and/or a winding-up order made or bankruptcy issued by the Singapore court against CIS; and
||The relevant authority(ies) issue(s) an order to cease and/or terminate the operations of CIS, or the happening of anything of a similar nature under the laws of Singapore.