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Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)


Character & Citizenship Education Department Framework


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GOALS OF OUR DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES


Student Leadership

To develop pupils into upright, confident and proactive leaders equipped with good leadership and interpersonal skills to lead and serve towards excellence

Character Development

To nurture students into responsible, resilient and reflective individuals anchored on positive moral values who are strong team players, active contributors and excellence champions

Citizenship

To nurture loyal citizens, who love the school and country, are able to build friendships with others regardless of race, language or religion, strengthen their resilience both as individuals and as a nation, and contribute as individuals to their families, society and country

Values in Action (VIA)

To nurture morally upright, responsible and gracious individuals who not only understand their roles in society but willingly volunteer their services for the betterment of the society


Pupil Leadership

Approach


The Student Leadership Development Programme in PVPS uses a whole school approach in providing students with broad experiences that will develop leadership skills and qualities in them.

Under the Student Leadership Development Programme, 3 broad approaches are established, as seen in the framework below. They are:

  • Leadership for All;
  • Leadership for Service Council; and
  • Leadership for Key Leaders

Figure 1: Framework of Pupil Leadership Development

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Leadership for All (Exposure)

  • The main focus of “Leadership for All” is to give leadership exposure to all students.

Leadership for Service Learning Council (Experience)

  • The main focus of “Leadership for Service Learning Council” is to allow students to experience taking up leadership roles and the responsibilities and challenges that come with these roles while serving the school.
  • This is targeted at students who have demonstrated school shared values and display leadership potential.
  • The 7 Service Learning Councils are:
    • Aesthetics Ambassadors
    • Cyberwellness Ambassadors
    • Green Ambassadors
    • HoPE Ambassadors
    • MRL Ambassadors
    • NE Ambassadors
    • Prefects

Leadership for Key Leaders (Excel)

  • In line with our strategic thrust [2], Innovation & Excellence, the main focus of “Leadership for Key Leaders” is to develop students to excel as leaders.


Character Development

Approach


In the Character Development of our pupils, we have adopted the ESEE (Engagement, Support, Expertise, Extension) approach. The ESEE approach consists of the following:

  • Engagement of all pupils in the various school wide character development programmes adopting pupil-centred strategies
  • Support the character development of pupils through differentiated resources and strategies
  • Expertise of teachers and partners to enhance character development
  1. Encouraging teacher leadership in the design and implementation of character development programmes and activities
  2. Establishing strategic partnership in the area of character development
  • Extension of character development through infusion across disciplines in school, at home and to the community


Values in Practice (VIP) Programme


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Citizenship

Overview


Introduction

The purpose of National Education is to develop national cohesion, the instinct for survival and confidence in the future by:

  • Fostering a sense of identity, pride and self-respect in being Singaporeans;
  • Relating the Singapore story: how Singapore succeeded against odds to become a nation;
  • Understanding Singapore’s unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries; and
  • Instilling the core values of our way of life and the will to prevail, all of which ensure our continued success and well-being.

In Park View Primary School, we adopt the CITE (Create, Integrate, Teach and Experience) approach for our National (Citizenship) Education Programme. The CITE approach consists of the following:

  • Create an awareness of NE in our pupils through the various NE programmes like class pledge-taking, commemoration of core-NE events, NE Talks and reflections etc.
  • Integrate NE into our curriculum in the form of inter-departmental ownership for NE activities such as Young Nation Builder Card.
  • Teach our teachers with the necessary skills to conduct NE programmes and Social Studies lessons so that our pupils will enjoy and be engaged in their NESS activities and lessons.
  • Experience NE and learn about the uniqueness of Singapore through learning journeys. Through these experiential journeys, it is hoped that our pupils will learn more about the respective races, practices and cultures, and learn the value of respect and thus appreciate the different races in our multi-racial and cultural Singapore.


SG50 @ Park View Primary School


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Values in Action (VIA)

Approach


In our effort to nurture our pupils to become a morally upright, responsible and gracious citizen, the school believes in adopting a whole school approach in the implementation of its Values In Action Programme.

There are 3 approaches for VIA in the school are Environment, Fund-raising and Outreach. Through this extensive approach, it is hoped that our pupils will learn about citizenship; a citizen who is informed, concerned and participative.

VIA activities are differentiated and developmental in nature where pupils get the experience to be involved in community service in stages throughout their primary school years, according to the objectives that have been spelt out for the different levels.

VIA Packages are designed to guide pupils through the 3 stages of VIA: pre-VIA, VIA and post-VIA.

Some highlights of our VIA activities include Project SHINE for all pupils, Adopt-a-Plot for Primary 3, Project Festive and Litter Free Neighbourhood for Primary 4, visit to the senior citizens’ home for Primary 5 and school enhancement activities in Batam, Indonesia for Primary 6.


Sexuality Education 2023

PARK VIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL

Moe Sexuality Education in Schools

 

1.         Sexuality Education (SEd) in schools is about enabling students to understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature, develop healthy and rewarding relationships including those with members of the opposite sex, and make wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality matters. SEd is premised on the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. This means encouraging healthy, heterosexual marriages and stable nuclear family units with extended family support. The teaching and learning of SEd is based on respect for the values and beliefs of the different ethnic and religious communities in Singapore on sexuality issues.

 

2.         The Goals of Sexuality Education are:

(a)          To help students make wise, responsible and informed decisions through the provision of accurate, current and age-appropriate knowledge on human sexuality and the consequences of sexual activity;

(b)          To help students know themselves and build healthy and rewarding relationships through the acquisition of social and emotional skills of self-awareness, management of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, development of empathy for others, possession of effective communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and

(c)          To help students develop a moral compass, respect for themselves and for others as sexual beings, premised on the family as the basic unit of society, through the inculcation of positive mainstream values and attitudes about sexuality.

 

3.         The Key Messages of Sexuality Education are:

 

(a)          Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others;

(b)          Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for strong families);

(c)          Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and

(d)          Abstinence before marriage is the best protection against STIs/HIV and unintended pregnancies. Casual sex can harm and hurt you and your loved ones.

 

You may click here or more information on MOE Sexuality Education. 


Overview of Park View Primary School’s Sexuality Education Programme for 2023


4.         Sexuality Education is delivered in a holistic manner through the school curriculum. The content for Sexuality Education is grouped into five main themes: Human Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Health, Sexual Behaviour, and, Culture, Society and Law. You may click here for more information on the scope of Sexuality Education in the school curriculum.

5.         The subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:

a.       Science

b.       Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)


    Sexuality Education Lessons:

     


    1. The upper primary years mark the onset of puberty. With better nutrition and improved health care, children are reaching puberty at a younger age and have to grapple with physical, emotional and psychological changes in themselves. The implication is that our children are becoming biologically ready for sexual activity sooner without necessarily having the corresponding cognitive or emotional maturity to modulate their behaviours. Furthermore, our young are also exposed to a wide range of influences that could endanger health and undermine the integrity of the family. Our students require guidance so that they can respond with discernment to the sexual messages in the media and other sources. 

    1. Sexuality Education (SEd) lessons are taught as part of CCE (FTGP) at Primary 5 and 6. In SEd, students learn to understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature, develop healthy and rewarding relationships including those with members of the opposite sex, and make wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality matters. 
    At Park View Primary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2023:

    Primary 5

    CCE(FTGP) THEME LESSONS TITLE / DURATION
    LESSON OVERVIEW
    TIME PERIOD
    Growing Years

    The Changes in Me

    (60 min)
    This lesson focuses on helping students identify the emotions and stress caused by physical changes during puberty. Students will learn to describe the healthy ways to manage their negative feelings during this time. They will also learn to recognise that one’s identity need not be negatively affected, even when one’s body is experiencing changes due to puberty.

    This lesson is conducted separately for boys and girls in different classrooms, so that the students will feel more comfortable during the discussions.
    Term 3 Week 6

     Did You Know? 

    (60 min)

    This lesson focuses on helping students know what pornography is and how it can affect themselves and others. Students will learn about the dangers of being exposed to sexually explicit materials and reject the viewing and/or reading of pornographic materials. They will learn to evaluate their own responses when they encounter pornography by applying the strategy ‘Stop-Think-Do’.

    This lesson is conducted separately for boys and girls in different classrooms, so that the students will feel more comfortable during the discussions.
    Term 3 Week 8

    Keeping Myself Safe
    (60 min)

    In this lesson, students will learn about sexual abuse, how it can happen during online and offline interactions and the impact of such abuse on victims. They also learn how to take precautionary measures to be safe and how to seek help for themselves and their friends.

    This lesson is conducted separately for boys and girls in different classrooms, so that the students will feel more comfortable during the discussions.
    Term 3 Week 9

    Primary 6

    CCE(FTGP) THEME
    LESSONS TITLE /DURATION
    LESSON OVERVIEW
    TIME PERIOD
    (e.g. Term 1 Week 2)
    Growing Years Are We More than Friends
    Lessons 1
    (60 min)
    In this lesson, students will learn to distinguish between the characteristics of love and infatuation, and identify the strong emotions that may arise from experiencing the feelings of infatuation. They will recognise that experiencing feelings of infatuation is part of growing up and becoming infatuated with someone does not mean that they should be involved in a romantic relationship. Instead, they should focus on building strong and healthy friendships with their circles of friends.
    Term 2 Week 2
    Are We More than Friends
    Lessons 2
    (60 min)
    In this lesson, students will learn healthy ways to manage the emotions arising from infatuation and recognise the importance of respecting the boundaries of any relationship. They will also recognise the negative impact of teasing their peers who may be experiencing the feelings of infatuation and learn to behave maturely towards each other.
    Term 2 Week 4
    Did You Know?
    (60 min)

    This lesson focuses on helping students to know what pornography is and how it can affect themselves and others. Students will learn the dangers of being exposed to sexually explicit materials and reject the viewing and/or reading of pornographic materials. They will learn to evaluate their own responses when they encounter pornography by applying the strategy ‘Stop-Think-Do’.

     

    This lesson is conducted separately for boys and girls in different classrooms, so that the students will feel more comfortable during the discussions.
    Term 3 Week 1


    Please Note:

    *For 2023, the Primary 5 lesson “Did You Know?” will also be conducted for the Primary 6 cohort

    Information for Parents


    1. Parents may opt their children out of Sexuality Education lessons, and/or supplementary Sexuality Education programmes by MOE-approved external providers. 

    1. If you would like to withdraw your child out of The Sexuality Education  Programme in 2023, please complete the Opt-out Form at (https://form.gov.sg/63bf784fd9fa45001272e329).”Parents can contact the school at 65851421 for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s Sexuality Education programme.

    2. Parents can contact the school at 65851421 for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s Sexuality Education programme.