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Character and Citizenship Education


Key Programmes



ALIVE Programme (AMKPS Leadership Inspired Values in Education)

In line with the school’s Strategic Thrust 1 in Engaging the Whole Child for Learning - Self Directed Learners and Morally Upright Citizens, the school Values are taught explicitly so as to develop each child to be independent learners and to have a good moral compass.  Through the ALIVE programme, we aim to achieve the School’s Vision of Every Child is a Leader of Self and for others with a passion for Excellence.

The ALIVE programme consists of the following programmes: Character Matters for Leaders lessons, Focus Group Discussions and the Young Leaders Forum.

  • Character Matters for Leaders lessons are values-based lesson packages prepared by the CCE Department and have been revised to incorporate the teaching of the FTGP lessons as well as lessons on resilience. These lessons aim to develop the child’s potential holistically, intellectually, emotionally and socially.
  • Focus Group Discussions will be held for selected group of pupils across various levels on a yearly basis.
  • The Young Leaders Forum will focus on encouraging the Student Leaders from AMKPS and cluster schools to discuss and collaborate on the various issues for further cooperation that are relevant to them.

The objectives of the ALIVE are:

  1. To teach the School Values explicitly to each child so as to inculcate these values in every child.
  2. To guide each child to be able to apply these values in their daily lives and in their interaction with others.
  3. To inculcate these values in each child so as to develop each child as a leader of self and for others.




Values in Action ProjectsThe Values in Action projects are learning experiences in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) that enhance the pupils’ development as socially responsible citizens. Through their contribution to the school and the community, the pupils develop their sense of commitment in playing their part to make Singapore a better place.




MOE Sexuality Education in Schools (SEd)

The goals of the MOE Sexuality Education (SEd) are:

  • to help students understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature
  •  to develop healthy and rewarding relationships; and
  • to make wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality matters.

Sexuality Education covers the following dimensions of a person’s sexuality:

  • Physical: Physical sexual maturation and intimacy, the physiology of sex and human reproduction;
  • Emotional: Sexual attitudes and feelings towards self and others;
  • Social: Sexual norms and behaviour and their legal, cultural and societal implications; and
  • Ethical: Values and moral systems related to sexuality.
At Ang Mo Kio Primary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme for Primary 5 and 6 pupils will be taught:

Primary 5

UNIT

LESSONS / DURATION

Lesson Objectives

At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

Gosh! I Am Changing

What Is Happening To Me?

(30 min)

  • Know what puberty is
  • Identify the physical changes during puberty

What Can I Do? (Part 1)

 (30 min)

  • Identify the stresses caused by physical changes during puberty
  • Describe ways to manage the stresses caused by physical changes during puberty

What Can I Do? (Part 2)

 (30 min)

  • Identify the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • Describe ways to manage the stresses caused by these changes during puberty

Main Task

(30 min)

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.

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

What is My Role?

 (30 min)

  • Know that gender is about being male or female
  • Choose not to stereotype by gender

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

Stop It! Run! Tell!

(30 min)

  • Protect themselves by resisting and removing themselves from harm and seeking help from a trusted adult
  • Know their responsibilities in minimising the risk of sexual harm



Primary 6

UNIT

LESSONS / DURATION

Lesson Objectives

At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to:

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

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

What is Love?

(30 min)

  • Identify the characteristics of love and infatuation
  • Distinguish between the characteristics of love versus infatuation

Am I Falling In Love?

(30 min)

  • Identify strong feelings arising from infatuation.
  • Manage strong feelings arising from infatuation
  • Identify ways to manage and cope with teasing from peers

Main Task

 (30 min)

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.

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

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 the Internet

Main Task

 (30 min)

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.