Education Act
(CHAPTER 87, Section 61)
Education (Schools) Regulations
Rg 1
G.N. No. S 2/58

(31st July 2013)
[3rd January 1958]
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Schools) Regulations.
2.  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires —
“approved plan” means the plan or diagram of the school premises submitted upon application for registration of a school and approved by the Director-General, the Commissioner of Public Health, and the Commissioner of Civil Defence and, if the Director-General subsequently approves a plan or diagram under these Regulations, includes such subsequent plan or diagram;
“boarder” means a pupil of a boarding school for whom housing or lodging accommodation is provided;
“boarding school” means a school in connection with which hostels, dormitories or other rooms or premises are provided for the housing or lodging of some or all of the pupils of that school out of school hours, whether the hostels, dormitories or other rooms or premises are in or part of the same building or group of buildings as the classrooms or not;
“classroom” means any room in a school used for teaching purposes;
“contagious disease” means venereal disease, scabies and any other disease which the Minister by notification in the Gazette declares to be a contagious disease for the purpose of these Regulations;
“dormitory” means any room provided as sleeping accommodation for boarders;
“full-time primary school” means a school which claims to give to children of normal primary school age a complete primary education of the general type given in Government schools for such children;
“full-time secondary school” means a school which claims to give children of normal secondary school age a complete secondary education of the general type given in Government schools for such children;
“infectious disease” means any of the diseases specified in the First Schedule to the Infectious Diseases Act (Cap. 137);
“medical officer” means a medical officer of schools appointed under section 51(b) of the Act;
“qualification” means evidence of having attained a stated level of education or proficiency;
“school workshop” means any place in a school where instruction is given in the use of tools or machinery or where tools or machines are used for the repair, adjustment or manufacture of articles, or for training students for any trade or commercial occupation;
“science laboratory” means any place in a school where practical experiments or demonstrations in science subjects are carried out and includes any place where instruction is given in domestic science or homecraft;
“staff” includes the principal and all the teachers of a school;
“subscriber” means any person who agrees to subscribe regularly to the funds of a school.
3.  The Director-General may exempt any school other than a full-time primary or full-time secondary school from any of these Regulations which he considers inapplicable.
Extent of operation
4.  No regulation which places a responsibility on or requires action from a committee of management or supervisor or managers, or which refers to subscribers, shall be applicable to Government schools.
[G.N. Nos. S 2/58; S 242/59; S (N.S.) 121/59; S 27/68; S 123/76; S 100/90; S 537/91; S 493/92; S 451/93; S 352/94; S 61/2002; S 208/2003; S 252/2003; S 140/2004]