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Character Development

   


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Head of Department

 

  • Mr Stanley Gng Kuan Lai

Key Personnel

 

  • Ms Christine Sarah Toh Mui Leng (SH Student Management) 

Teachers


  • Ms Rafidah Banu Bte Abdul Razak

Student Development Team


  • Ms Evelyn Yong (AED LBS)
  • Ms Ambika Janardanan (AED Counselling)  

 

Vision


A HAIsian has the moral resolve to withstand an uncertain future, and a strong sense of responsibility to contribute to the success of Singapore and the well-being of fellow Singaporean.


Curriculum


The components in CCE comprise CCE lessons, school-based CCE and CCE Guidance Modules. The CCE syllabus provides the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to be taught explicitly during CCE lessons and school-based CCE. Separate syllabuses have been developed for each CCE Guidance Module to meet the developmental needs of students.

Components in CCE

CCE Lessons

Teaching of values, knowledge and skills for Character & Citizenship


School-based CCE  could include

· Assembly programmes linked to CCE
· Lessons on school values


CCE Guidance Modules

· Educations and Career Guidance (ECG)
· Sexuality Education (SEd)
· Cyber Wellness (CW)


Special Programs


Values-In-Action (VIA)
  • Sec 1: Appreciating the purpose of VIA
  • Sec 2: Learning the VIA process
  • Sec 3: Applying the VIA process
  • Sec 4: Advocating a VIA cause


NE events
  • Total Defence Day
  • International Friendship Day
  • Racial Harmony Day
  • National Day
  • ECG engagements
  • Exploring the world of work
  • Awareness of relevant courses of study and educational pathways
  • Awareness of skills, interests and values


CW awareness
  • Respect for self and others
  • Safe and responsible use
  • Positive peer influence


SEd themes
  • Human development
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Sexual behaviour
  • Culture, society and law

Learning Journeys (LJ)

  • Sec 1: Embracing our Heritage and Nature
  • Sec 2: Appreciating our Arts and Lifestyle
  • Sec 3: Caring for our Environment & Ecology
  • Sec 4&5: Understanding our Governance and Our World
 

    

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 Values In Action (VIA)   Values In Action (VIA)



International Friendship Day

 

Racial Harmony Day



 

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Creative hamper

 

For the hamper wrapping, students displayed teamwork and creativity as they came together to wrap the stationery that they have bought beforehand. Some have arranged the pens and pencils to form rockets, bears, or simply in the form of a hamper. All was done with the hope of bringing joy to the children, the joy of receiving an aesthetically appealing gift, and also a practical one that can help in their learning. 

The children of the prisoners serve as a branch from Salvation Army. These children are taken care by the grandparents who do not have a main source of income, therefore, they experience the difficulty of providing these children with stationery, on top of the basic necessities.

 

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Secondary 2 – PEN Sleeves and Cushion Making


As current generation of technology natives, typing could be their forte. Even though the lack of nimbleness was a challenge, it still did not deter the Secondary 2 students from doing their part for the children of the prisoners. 

The students bought a pen each out of their pocket money, and wove words of encouragement, which were enhanced through the use of two different colored threads. 

Having to use sticky tape to hold the strings in place, the students delicately and strategically planned their moves to weave so as to obtain the desired letter. It is definitely no small feat, but the thought of being able to bless the others, with a gift to write, and be educated, spurs them on. 


Cushion Making


Being compassionate students, the previous project has not discouraged them from embarking on another making of creative gifts.These cushy gifts are made for the elderly whom the Secondary 3 students have been visiting. As the elderly tend to sit on stiff and uncomfortable chairs, cushions are made for them so as to alleviate their body aches.

 As the Secondary 2 students’ journey progresses next year, they will be able to meet the recipient of all their wonderful gifts. They will in turn continue the visitations to the eldercare centres that the Secondary 3 students have started. 


Secondary 3 - Visit to Eldercare Centre


Sitting in groups and discussing about the types of activities was the preparation of the Secondary 3 students. Their aim was to engage the old people at the eldercare centre. This was a chance to exhibit their talents that their parents have cultivated in them. They did research on the songs that the elderly liked to listen to during their younger days, and found the music scores for them. The musicians got together with the singers and practised the songs, like “Chan Mali Chan” (Malay) and “The moon represents my heart” (Chinese). 

The elderly were deeply engrossed in the mesmerising violin performance. During those days, few people used the violin, so using the violin to replicate the retro songs, brought a different touch of vintage to it. 

At the end of the trip, some students learnt more about the journey of life. They learnt to cherish their family members, and understood the fact that time waits for no man. 

This year the school reached out to NTUC Eldercare centres in Pasir Ris and Punggol South, while continuing our partnership with LBSA with visits to their eldercare centre in Ang Mo Kio. The visits have been a mutually beneficial relationship and provided a good platform to improve the interaction between two different generations.

 

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Secondary 4 & 5 – Flag Day


With hands stretched out and a ready smile, our students scoured the streets of our island. One coin at a time and soon the jingling of the coins is no longer so hollow in the tin can. For each helping hand that gave, there were so many that just walked away. But they persisted under the warm sun, each rejection just fuelled them on to try harder, their smile and enthusiasm never waning. They return with their tins heavy, legs and hands tired, but with spirits high and satisfaction painted clearly on their faces. Satisfied in the knowledge, that they had made a difference in someone’s lives. 

This year we were able to help three organisations in their charity efforts, Society for the Physically Disabled, Ain Society and Disabled People’s Association. 

 

Flag Day

 

Flag Day