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Character & Citizenship Education

Character & Citizenship Education

Overview

Centred on the mission to grow the hearts and minds of every Yuhualite, the CCE team adopts a multi-faceted approach to engage pupils so that they learn to be responsible to family and community, and understand their roles in shaping the future of our nation.  Anchored on school values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care and harmony, the goal of the Yuhualite CCE is to inculcate values and build competencies in our pupils to develop them to be good individuals and useful citizens.  To grow our pupils’ character, programmes are carefully planned to ensure that they understand the meaning and manifestations of the 6 school values, and how they can demonstrate the desired behavioural outcomes in their everyday experiences in and outside of school.

Programmes

The components in CCE comprise lessons, programmes and experiences in the Curriculum and the Co-curriculum.

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Assembly

The Assembly programme brings pupils together for a range of sharing and experiences that focuses on different values every term.

Term 1 Respect and Responsibility
Term 2 Integrity and Care
Term 3 Care and Resilience
Term 4 Harmony

Awesome Character-Building TimE (ACE)

Awesome Character-building time (ACE) consists of Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) and Form Teacher Time (FTT).  The school uses the MOE FTGP package during ACE. The FTT is created at the start of the year, on the first day of Term 3 and last day of school. The package is created in-house, according to the needs identified for each level. The orientation activities include lessons to understand the National anthem and pledge, school’s vision and mission, school and class rules, positive affirmations, stories and pupil leadership training. The other lessons address issues such as transition from holidays to school and emotional and mental health. The school also collects pupils’ voices and evaluation to gather their feedback about their well-being. In addition, form teachers and co-form teachers bond with pupils during interaction activities.

CCE lessons in Mother Tongue or English Languages

CCE lessons are taught in the mother tongue languages. For pupils who are exempted from MT and for pupils taking the NTIL, these lessons are taught in English.

Family Time is a new feature in CCE textbooks for Primary 1 and 2. Pupils are given the brochure to be brought home for parents. Family Time provides suggestions on ways the family can reinforce values that are taught in schools.

 

Sexuality Education (SEd)

SEd enables pupils 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.

These lessons are conducted for Primary 5 and 6 pupils every year. The Primary 5&6 Growing Years (GY) package, ‘Curious Minds (2nd Edition)”, aims to meet students’ developmental needs, give emphasis to the teaching of skills and values, and focus on helping students navigate changes, build healthy relationships, especially online relationships, and exercise safety.  For more information, visit Growing Years Programme – Information for parents of P5 and P6 pupils.

Primary 5
UNIT LESSONS / DURATION Lesson Objectives
At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:
TIME PERIOD
Gosh! I Am Changing What Is Happening To Me?

(30 min)

  • know what puberty is
  • identify the physical changes during puberty
Term 2 Week 9
What Can I Do? (Part 1)

(30 min)

  • identify the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe healthy ways to manage the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe the emotions caused by physical changes during puberty
  • recognise that one’s identity does not change even when one’s body is experiencing change due to puberty
Term 2 Week 9
What Can I Do? (Part 2)

(30 min)

  • identify the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe healthy ways to manage the stresses caused by these physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe the emotions caused by physical changes during puberty
  • recognise that one’s identity does not change even when one’s body is experiencing change due to puberty
 Term 2 Week 9
Main Task

(30min)

Description of the Main Task:

  • Pupils are to play the role of an Uncle/Aunt Agony to help a peer address his/her experiences during puberty. They will consider the situation from the point of view of the peer and share ways to help him/her cope with the changes he/she is going through.
Term 2 Week 9
Where I Belong What Are Families?

(30 min)

  • know that there are different types of family structures
  • know that every family is unique
  • state that the three basic functions of families are to provide love, protection and guidance
  • identify the right sources of help to turn to when in need
Term 2 Week 9
What is My Role?

(30 min)

  • know that gender is about being male or female
  • choose not to stereotype by gender
Term 2 Week 9
How Do I Keep Myself Safe? What is Safety?

(30 min)

  • know what sexual abuse is
  • know that there are laws in Singapore that can protect them from sexual abuse
  • know their rights in keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse
Term 2 Week 9
Stop It! Run! Tell!

(30 min)

  • protect themselves by resisting, removing themselves from harm and seeking help from a trusted adult
  • know their responsibilities in minimising the risk of sexual harm
Term 2 Week 9

 

Primary 6
UNIT LESSONS / DURATION Lesson Objectives
At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:
TIME PERIOD
Are We More Than Friends? Who Are My Friends?

(30 min)

  • identify the qualities of a healthy friendship
  • recognise the importance of making wise choices in friendship
Term 4 Week 5
Am I A Good Friend?

(30 min)

  • identify the qualities that they have as a friend
  • recognise the importance of developing in oneself the qualities of a good friend
Term 4 Week 5
What is Love?

(30 min)

  • identify the characteristics of love and infatuation
  • distinguish between the characteristics of love versus infatuation
  • identify strong feelings arising from infatuation
Term 4 Week 5
Am I Falling In Love?

(30 min)

  •  manage strong feelings arising from infatuation
  • identify ways to manage and cope with teasing from peers
 Term 4 Week 5
Main Task

(30min)

Description of the Main Task:

  • Pupils are to play the role of a game designer who wants to create a board game to help pupils of their age learn more about the Big Idea of Relationships, specifically on family, friendships, love and infatuation. They will consider the issues that their peers would face and craft questions and answers that they believe their peers would benefit most from knowing.
Term 4 Week 5
Friends or Foes? Are You Really My Friend?

(30 min)

  • identify the pros and cons of forming relationships through social networking websites
  • know ways to keep themselves safe when using social networking websites
Term 4 Week 5
Is It All Safe?

(30 min)

  • know that some information (like pornography) received through the Internet may be harmful
  • know ways to keep themselves safe when using social networking websites or the Internet
Term 4 Week 5
Main Task

(30 min)

 Description of the Main Task:

  • Pupils are to apply their understanding of Safety in a variety of scenarios where the main character could be in a precarious situation. They will consider the situation from the point of view of the main character, discuss what they think and feel about the situation and what they will do or say to ensure their safety.  These scenarios will provide pupils with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of Safety and that safety is a right and a responsibility.
 Term 4 Week 5

 

Pupil Leadership Development (PLD)

PLD focuses on the development of the pupils as an individual who can lead himself, work with others in a team and grow as a leader. The school aims to grow effective pupil leaders by engaging their minds through their knowledge of self and others and engaging their hearts through the development of their leadership skills and behaviours. There are three levels of leadership development opportunities for all pupils. In addition to pupil leadership programmes organised by the school to develop leadership and teamwork skills, learning experiences include leadership opportunities and appointments in class committees, pupil-initiated activities, House system, CCA or prefectorial board. Pupils are encouraged to take on responsibilities in their classes rotated by terms so they have opportunities to understand the leadership roles and reflect on their own leadership experiences.

 

NE commemorative days
Term 1 Total Defence Day

15 Feb

Total Defence about the different things that we can do every day in every sector of our society to strengthen our resilience as a nation. When we take National Service seriously, participate in civil emergency exercises, upgrade our skills, build strong bonds with different races and religions, and feel the pride of being Singaporean, we contribute to Total Defence.

  1. Economic Defence – Be relevant Stay ahead
  2. Social Defence – We pledge as one
  3. Psychological Defence – Singaporean and proud of it
  4. Civil Defence – I am prepared, are you?
  5. Military Defence – Peace Loving but combat ready
Term 2 International Friendship Day

8 Apr

International Friendship Day is a good opportunity to help our pupils learn about and appreciate other cultures. In general we want to nurture in our pupils the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different peoples.
Term 3 Racial Harmony Day

21 July

Pupils learn to make friends with people of other races and religions and not make fun of people who are different. Pupils also learn that in Singapore, people are treated equally regardless of their race and religion and they should also do the same. Pupils learn to appreciate the different cultures that make up Singapore.
National Day

9 Aug
(commemorate on 8 Aug)

National Day marks our Separation from Malaysia, and our emergence as an independent country in the community of nations. Since 1998, a National Day Ceremony was introduced in schools. This Ceremony aims to bring to pupils a greater sense of the historical importance and solemnity of National Day.
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