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Character Development Programme

The Character Development Programme, anchored on the school’s five core values, aims to develop students’ social emotional competencies.

Students are nurtured to be Engaged Life-long Learners and Active Citizens of Good Character.

A whole school approach is adopted in the delivery of programmes which is conducted in a progressive and developmental manner through Character and Citizenship Education (CCE), Values in Action, Sexuality Education, Cyber Wellness, Eduation and Career Guidance (ECG) and the CCA Programme.

Core Values

Care & Concern, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility and Integrity.

Social and Emotional Learning

Self Awareness, Social Awareness, Self Management, Relationship Management and Responsible Decision-Making are the five core social and emotional competencies. Through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), students acquire skills, knowledge and dispositions that will not only help them to establish positive relationships, but also to recognise and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions and handle challenging situations effectively. 

Values in Action (VIA)

VIA programmes are important to character building as they build a spirit of volunteerism among our students. The school places a strong emphasis on the inculcation of values through community involvement.

Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled and Golden Jasmine are two of our community partners.

Elective Module Programme for NA and NT Classes

Elective Modules (EMs) broaden the learning experiences of our N(A) and N(T) students and provide for their varied learning styles and needs. EMs cover a range of industries and give our students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest beyond the normal secondary school curriculum.

The following EMs have been organized for the various levels:

Secondary 1N(T) Cartooning & Caricature
Secondary 2N(T) Jazz Pop Dance, Taiko Drums
Secondary 3N(A) Beauty Therapist and Image Consultant, Personal Trainer, Hospitality Management
Secondary 3N(T) Small Business Operations

Some photos taken during EMs

Thank Goodness It’s Friday (TGIF) Programme

The Thank Goodness It’s Friday or TGIF Programme is run for the Lower Secondary Normal Technical students.

Programme objectives

  • To provide the NT students with learning experiences which are fun and engaging.
  • To help the students make connections between classroom lessons and the real world.
  • To increase the students’ level of motivation as well as their self-confidence.
  • To provide students with a stronger sense of purpose currently and for the future.
  • To provide students with platforms that allow them to share with the rest of the school community what they have learnt.
  • To foster and build stronger bonds between the students and their teachers and amongst themselves.

The programme is conducted on Fridays in Term 1 from Week 2 to Week 9 and in Term 3 from Week 1 to Week 5.

Enrichment programmes conducted during TGIF included workshops on Gelato Making and Circle Painting. Learning journeys were also made to the Singapore Zoo, the Pulau Semakau Landfill and the Singapore Science Centre to make connections between lessons in the classrooms and the world beyond.

The TGIF Programme aims to engage our students in learning through fun and creative ways and to foster a stronger sense of purpose of being in school.

 

‘I Can Achieve’ Programme

‘I Can Achieve’ Programme   Involving our Lower Secondary students, the ‘I Can Achieve’ programme aims to empower students through building up effective studying and learning skills. Through lecture-style sharing by selected student speakers, teacher-facilitated discussions and peer conversations, students will reflect on the following areas:

  • Goal-setting
  • Mindsets
  • Handling Stress
  • Building Habits & Routines
  • Note-taking
  • Recognising what type of learner they are.

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