Character and Citizenship Education
In SCGS, we believe in the holistic development of a child. We nurture students of character and relevance through the provision of opportunities to inculcate values, skills and competencies in our students.
Our key programmes include Values-In-Action (VIA), Service Learning Carnival (SLC), Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Work Experience Programme (WEP), National Education (NE), Outdoor Education (OE), Outward Bound School and Sexuality Education. Though their involvement in VIA and SLC, students develop skills and knowledge in communicating with the public, planning relevant and meaningful activities for the beneficiaries and developing empathy for others. Our students also learn to understand situations from a wider perspective and play an active role in contributing to the society. A major component in seeing our students learn and manifest a values driven education is through Co-curricular Activities (CCA).
Our WEP held at the end of the year gives our Secondary 3 students the opportunity to be in an established company or government statutory board for a short stint of work experience. The objective of this programme is to instil in our students the importance of appropriate work ethics and conduct, and to equip them with some knowledge of their selected industry or area of work.
National Education focuses on the understanding of our roles as citizens of a country and the demonstration of a commitment in the total defence of Singapore. Speakers are invited to share on issues of the world to raise students’ awareness of global issues and the need to make responsible decisions to contribute to Singapore’s wellbeing and security. One of our key programmes for the Sec 3 cohort is Leading Youths in Research and Inquiry into Community Service (LYRICS) to give understanding of ground issues and challenges.
A school programme which our students look forward to every year is the Outdoor Education Week in term 1. The table below captures briefly the programme that is organised for each level. It is designed to complement the CCE level outcomes as well as to realise the school’s desired outcomes of education.
|Level||Secondary 1||Secondary 2||Secondary 3||Secondary 4|
|CCE Outcome||Confident Kim Gek who demonstrates pride in her identity||Concerned Kim Gek who demonstrates empathy towards her community in school||Self-directed Kim Gek who demonstrates responsible decision making for the community and beyond||Active Kim Gek who serves and contributes to the nation|
|Programme||Melaka Trip||Adventure Camp ABBA||Sec 3 Service Learning Carnival for Senior Citizens and Leadership Camp||Class- initiated VIA and Level Bonding Activities|
Values-In -Action (VIA) Programme
Leading Youths in Research & Inquiry into Community & Society (LYRICS) Programme
Work Experience (WEP) Programme
Outdoor Education Week
Secondary 1 Melaka Trip
Secondary 2 Adventure Camp