Life Skills and Enrichment Programme
The Lifeskills and Enrichment Programme aims to inculcate values and equip students with social-emotional and 21st CC skills through the CCE classroom component which covers the core modules and experiential learning activities in elective modules and differentiated programmes.
The CCE Curriculum adopted the approach to explicit teaching, sharing and self-reflection on ways to enhance personal effectiveness, to relate well with others and the community as well as to make informed and responsible decisions based on a sound value system that includes values upheld by the society.
The CCE classroom lessons focus on three main areas – Moving Singapore Forward, Making a Difference and Being Ready for the Future which will enable our students to be purposeful in the pursuit of their education, career and life goals. Students will have the opportunity to further deepen their knowledge, skills, values and attitudes via the Education and Career Guidance lessons integrated into the main focus areas. Also, there will be lessons which focus on enacting citizenship in the wider community through student-initiated activities in Values in Action.
The Experiential Learning Activities which include the Career Guidance Activities such as Career Talks, Career Symposium, attachment or job shadowing experiences and the POLARIS (Pursuit of Learning Achievement and Responsibility In Service) Programme aim to expose students to enhance students’ intrapersonal and interpersonal skills.
Moe Sexuality Education in Schools
- 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 to:
- 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;
- 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
- 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.
- The key messages of Sexuality Education are:
- Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others;
- Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for strong families);
- Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and
- 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 for more information on MOE Sexuality Education.
OVERVIEW OF TAMPINES JUNIOR COLLEGE’S SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR 2018
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.
Growing Years (GY) Programme: “Love Matters (2nd Edition)” Teaching & Learning resource package
- The focus for “Love Matters” is on issues in relationships. Specifically, the JC/CI package covers Interpersonal Relationships, with themes of Human Development, Sexual Health, Sexual Behaviour, and Culture, Society and Law woven into the main focus on relationships.
At Tampines Junior College, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2018:
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At the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
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Information for Parents
6. Parents may opt their children out of Growing Years and/or supplementary sexuality education programmes by MOE-approved external providers.
7. Parents who wish to opt their children out of the Growing Years (GY) programme need to complete an opt-out form. This form will be distributed to parents at the start of the year and is also downloadable here. A hardcopy of the form, duly completed and signed, is to be submitted to the school office by 06/04/2018.
8. Parents can contact the school at 6784 1955 or firstname.lastname@example.org for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.
9. Parents, who wish to attend the school sexuality education programmes, should contact the school to make the necessary arrangements.
Updated as of 25 January 2018