A holistic student development and well-being culture which nurtures confident, resilient and socially responsible leaders with integrity.
1. Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
The school has a structured Sec 1 to Sec 5 programme for ECG. This includes the various ECG domains such as Self Awareness, Self-Management, Opportunity Awareness and Transition Learning. The students also undergo the e-careers programme where they match career options with their personalities. There is also a Careers Day where students can explore the various job opportunities available to them. Students also visit various Polytechnics, ITEs and the annual Career Exhibition to make them become more aware of the numerous avenues available to them after obtaining their “O” or “N” levels. The Polytechnics and ITEs also give talks to students to enlighten them further about their institutions and offer customised work attachments.
SGS Careers Day 2012
2. Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
CCE lessons are one- hour weekly sessions (Thu) and one-hour fortnightly sessions (Tuesday). During these sessions, the form teachers teach values, social-emotional competencies, lifeskills and citizenship education. Some competencies taught are Time Management, Stress Management, Knowing Self, Study Skills, Healthy Lifestyle, Safety Programme, Target Setting and Motivation.
3. Assembly Programme
The school has assembly once a fortnight. The programme comprising dramas, talks, musical performances, etc exposes students to the Aesthetics, instill values and infuse NE, SE & 21CC.
Assembly Programme 2012
4. Sexuality Education (SEd)
SEd is structured in SGS. Students are only taught by SEd trained teachers. The details of the Upper Sec and Lower Sec syllabi are found in the school website. Parents’ permission is sought before the first lesson is conducted.
5. School-wide Enrichment Programme
Enrichment lessons are organised for all students on a level basis so that by the end of 4-5 years, students will be equipped with necessary skills to help them perform better in all aspects of life:
Citizen and Character Education
1. Values In Action (VIA)
In SGS, the school uses VIA as one of the main avenues to inculcate the school’s values of perseverance, respect, integrity, diligence and empathy in all SGSians.
Through a structured 4 year plan, the VIA committee ensures that all students complete their 7 hours of CIP and through their experiences and knowledge gained, they are able to internalize the 21st Century, SEL competencies and NE values.
By adopting NE’s ‘HEAD, HEART, HANDS’ Framework in SGS’s VIA to cultivate a sense of emotional engagement and commitment towards the school, community and nation in all SGSians and through the variety of service learning projects organized by the school, we enhance the school’s commitment towards building civic responsibility in all SGSians and having a positive impact on our community.
2. SGS Spirit Award
This award helps to promote a sense of belonging, encourages students to demonstrate values, teamwork, resilience, volunteerism and responsible behaviour. There are two judging periods; Semester 1 & 2.
3. National Education
National Education has always been the heart of education in Singapore. In SGS, through a variety of our distinctive and enriching programmes, the NE Committee aims to inculcate values and build competencies in our students so that they develop to be good individuals and useful citizens. Apart from commemorating and celebrating the 4 core events and festivals, the NE committee engages students in forums and leadership programmes (NE Ambassadorship Programme) to ensure students understand the rationale of NE activities in SGS and become active contributors to their school, community and nation. The NE committee also equips our school teachers with the necessary NE knowledge, information and messages and gets them to be actively involved in the planning and implementation of NE.
Chinese New Year Celebration 2012
Total Defence Day 2012
International Friendship Day 2012
Racial Harmony Day 2012
1. Overseas Trips
In the globalized world, there is an increasing need for Singaporeans to possess a global outlook and operate within multi-national settings. As such, the school will organize a maximum of 8 annual overseas trips for our pupils, using the Internationalization Fund (IF). These overseas trips serve as platforms to develop pupils to be culturally savvy, expose pupils to the world and sensitize them to the place of Singapore in relation to its global context and deepen pupils’ commitment and rootedness to Singapore.
Our pupils are also encouraged to go on Service Learning trips to other countries. Service Learning is part of citizenship education. It provides a platform for pupils to reach out to the community and practice servanthood. Service Learning is a self-realization process through reaching out to the less fortunate, thereby reinforcing humility through realizing the true disparities of life.
In addition, the school establishes close relationships with our overseas twinning schools in China (Beijing, Shanghai) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City). A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed between both schools to further promote and formalize the exchanges in the field of education, and to consolidate and strengthen the educational exchanges and co-operation. The MOU is valid for 3 years from the date of signing between both schools.
2. External Performances
SGS is privileged to be given the opportunity to perform in Nex Shopping Mall on 18 August 2012, Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. All the pupils from the Performing Arts – Symphonic Band, Guzheng Ensemble, Choral Group and Dance Club were ready to entertain the audience with an array of instrumental pieces, songs and dance items!
The teachers and pupils, from the Symphonic Band, Guzheng Ensemble, Choir and Dance Club arrived in school early for their respective final rehearsals and make-up sessions before setting off for Nex Shopping Mall at about 1 p.m.
The concert began punctually at 2.30 p.m. By then, a huge crowd had already gathered at the concert venue, located outside Wendy’s Restaurant at Basement 2. The Symphonic Band kicked off the concert with 4 enchanting pieces of music entitled ‘Stand Up for Singapore’, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Party Rock Anthem’. This was then followed by the Choir who captured the crowd with their song, entitled ‘Change the World’. Immediately after their performance, the audience was enthralled by the Guzheng Ensemble’s 2 evergreen pieces, ‘洞庭新歌’ and ‘春苗’. The first show finally concluded with a youthful and energetic performance by the Dance Club.
The pupils took a short 30-minute rest and began the second show at 3.45 p.m. The concert ended at about 4.30 p.m. to warm applause from the audience. It was indeed a memorable experience for the pupils. Through this public performance, they have gained confidence and hope to perform in more such musical extravaganzas in the future. The school is very proud of the passion they have shown for the performing arts, their courage in stepping into the public arena and their eagerness to be active citizens.
Performance at NeX
3. Community Activities
- In line with our school values – PRIDE and our aspiration for each SGS-ian, the school collaborates with specific external organizations annually on projects/events to develop each pupil holistically, with the aim of achieving the Desired Outcomes of Education (DOE) in each pupil:
- a confident person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively’
- a self-directed learner who takes responsibility for his own learning, who questions, reflects and perseveres in the pursuit of learning;
- an active contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks, is innovative and strives for excellence; and,
- a concerned citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong civic consciousness, is informed, and takes an active role in bettering the lives of others around him.
Our community partners are as follows:
People’s Association (PA)
- Chingay Parade
- Interest Groups
- Community Events
THE SERANGOON/Braddell Heights (Community Club)
- Community Projects/Events
- Elective Module Courses
- Pre-JAE Course Advising Sessions
- Talks on AEMs, DPA, PFP
- Learning Journeys
- Students’ Attachment
Institute of Mental Health (IMH)
- Project Care
City of Sharing with Serangoon CC
4. Hosting of Overseas Visitors
Our pupils benefit greatly from hosting our overseas visitors. They become more confident of themselves, articulate as they communicated with the overseas visitors. Our pupils also learnt to appreciate the different culture and values from their overseas visitors. In addition to hosting overseas visitors from our twinning schools, the school will provide a maximum of 8 hosting sessions each year. The decision to host an overseas school will depend on the possibility of future collaboration between our school and the overseas school concerned.
Chongqing School Visit
Indonesian School Visit
5. Parents Support Group
We establish links with parents so that together we can help children become more successful academically as well as become wholesome individuals and citizens of our country. Besides the Parents’ Dialogue Sessions, parents are also encouraged to attend and help out at special school functions and school programmes. They also attend talks organised by the school. They are encouraged to help their children in their schoolwork. Pamphlets and other reading materials are also given to them from time to time. Parents’ feedback is also sought to help improve the school.
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7. Dialogue Sessions
These sessions are aimed at building better rapport with parents so that both parents and teachers can contribute to help the children grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. Parents are encouraged to communicate with their children’s teachers as much as possible.