CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (CCA)
Rationale of CCA in School
CCA plays a key role in the holistic development of our students. Well-organised and implemented, they will fuel in the individual a life-long love for a particular activity, skill or interest. This will subsequently help the individual to lead a balanced life in adulthood.
CCA emphasises social interaction but each CCA has its specific objectives. Sports develop robustness, fair play and team spirit in students. The performing arts instill in students a sense of graciousness and an appreciation for the rich culture and heritage of a multi-racial society. Uniformed group activities aim to make leaders out of students as they learn to work together building their social skills. Besides inculcating values, CCA also imbues in our students an entrepreneurial spirit, a risk-taking attitude and an appreciation for the aesthetics, all of which are necessary for the holistic development of an individual.
Good performance and participation in CCA will be considered when students apply for certain enrichment programmes, such as overseas trips.
CCAs in SGS for 2019 (Note that CCA offers are subject to change)
|Physical Sports||Uniformed Groups||Visual and Performing Arts||Clubs and Societies|
- Every student is expected to attend a CCA. Every student is to participate in one core CCA only. Student are strongly encouraged to go through their 4 or 5 years in their CCA. Change of CCA is made on a case by case basis such as for example, medical reasons.
- Students should consider their choice of CCA carefully and should select a CCA which they are interested in. This will ensure a more meaningful and enjoyable CCA learning experience for them.
- CCA bonus points can be used for consideration for entries to Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and the Millennia Institute. They will also be considered when students select subjects in ITE courses.
Below is a summary of the LEAPS 2.0 Scoring System. The complete LEAPS 2.0 document for parents is available on the MOE Website.
A) The New Band Descriptors:
Excellent (2 bonus points)
- attained a minimum Level 3 in all four domains with at least Level 4 in one domain
Good (1 bonus point)
— attained a minimum Level 1 in all four domains with any one of the following:
- At least Level 2 in three domains;
- At least Level 2 in one domain and at least Level 3 in another domain; OR
- At least Level 4 in one domain.
Fair (no bonus points)
B) LEAPS 2.0 will recognise students’ effort in four Domains Participation
- Recognition of active contribution & exemplary conduct
- At least 75% attendance each year
|Levels of Attainment||Involvement|
|Levels 1 – 4||Sustained engagement in a CCA for 2 to 5 years|
|Levels 4 – 5||Continuous involvement in the same CCA for 4 or 5 years|
|Levels 3 – 5||Exemplary conduct and active contribution to a CCA for 3 to 5 years|
- Recognition of achievements and accomplishments beyond CCA and school
|Levels of Attainment||Representation|
|Level 1||Represent class/house/CCA/CCA (Intra – school)|
|Levels 2 – 5||– Represent school or external organisation
– Sustained representation over the years
|Level 4||Represent UG HQ at international event|
|Level 5||Represent Singapore/MOE/Singapore Schools/NPOE/UG HQ at international competitions|
|Levels of Attainment||Accomplishment|
|Levels 1 – 2||Nil|
|Levels 3 – 4||Represent school/external organisation and obtained:
– Team placing: Top 4
– Individual placing: Top 8
– Award/Certification: Gold/Silver/Bronze
|Level 5||Accomplishment at Singapore/MOE/Singapore Schools/NPOE/UG HQ at international competitions|
- Recognition beyond leadership position to include leadership quality with respect to self and others (e.g. NYAA, leadership impact)
|Levels of Attainment||Leadership|
|Level 1||Completed 2 modules on leadership (baseline provision)|
|Level 2||Class Committee, Lower Sec CCA/House Com, Com for student – initiated /led projects (approved by school), NYAA Bronze award|
|Level 3||Class Chair/V- Chair, Lower Sec House Captain/CCA EXCO, Upper Sec CCA Committee, Com for school – wide events, Chair/V- Chair for student – initiated /led projects (approved by school), NYAA Silver and above award|
|Level 4||Chair/V- Chair for school – wide events, Upper Sec EXCO|
|Level 5||CCA Chair/ V- Chair/Captain/V-Captain; Prefectorial Board/Student Council/Peer Support Leader EXCO & P/VP|
- Recognition beyond hours to include quality (VIA – planning, service, reflection) involvement and extent of impact beyond school
|Levels of Attainment||Service|
|Level 1||Completed at least 24 to less than 30 hours of service|
|Level 2||Completed at least 30 to less than 36 hours of service OR at least one VIA project that impacts the school or community|
|Level 3||Completed at least 36 hours of service OR at least two VIA projects that impact the school or community OR at least 24 hours of service and at least one VIA project that impacts the school or community|
|Level 4||Completed at least 24 hours of service AND at least two VIA projects that impacts the school or community|
|Level 5||Completed at least 24 hours of service AND at least one student – initiated project that impacts the school or community AND at least one other VIA project|
Joint Admission Exercise (JAE)
CCA points (LEAPS points) will be used when applying for Junior Colleges, Millennia Institute, Polytechnics and ITEs. Bonus points are awarded to students for their CCA grades. Two bonus points are awarded for an A grade and one bonus point for a B or C grade.
Physical Education (PE) Guidelines
A) PE Rules
- Students are to change and report to their assigned PE venues.
- Only PE t-shirts and the school PE black shorts are allowed for PE lessons. (No CCA, class or other camp T-shirts are allowed)
- For students who are not feeling well, an Medical Certificate (MC) or a parent’s letter must be submitted. Should students feel unwell during PE lessons, the PE teacher must be informed.
- Students should not enter the PE room unless accompanied by a PE teacher.
- The bouldering wall area is out of bounds to all students at all times unless supervised by a PE teacher.
- Students participating in physical activities are to have a light meal a couple hours at least before the activity. They should stay hydrated, before, during and after physical activities.
- Students should not be engaged in outdoor physical activities when the lightning warning system is activated.
B) Health Targets:
1) Body Mass Index (BMI) Targets
|Height (m) × Height (m)|
|I guess my …||January measurement||July measurement|
BMI-for-age for BOYS aged 6 – 18 years old
BMI-for-age for GIRLS aged 6 – 18 years old
2) National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA)
|Date of Birth:______________________||Age:_______|
|Test Items||Target Result||Practice 1 Result
|Practice 2 Result
|1.||Sit-Ups (in 1 minute)|
|2.||Standing Broad Jump (cm)|
|3.||Sit and Reach (cm)|
|4.||Inclined Pull-Ups / Pull-Ups (in 30 seconds)|
|5.||Shuttle Run (seconds)
|6.||2.4 km Run
(minutes : seconds)
How to design your training programme:
- Frequency – How often do you exercise? Recommended 60 minutes a day (WHO guidelines)
- Intensity – How hard do you exercise? (60 – 80% of Max Heart Rate)
- Time – How long do you exercise? Recommendation is for a duration of 30 minutes for to develop cardiovascular fitness.
- Type of Activity – For cardiovascular fitness, take part in activities that are endurance in nature and involve major groups such as jogging, swimming and dancing.
NAPFA STANDARDS (SECONDARY) FOR MALES
NAPFA STANDARDS (SECONDARY) FOR FEMALES
|Gold||C grade in all 6 stations with a minimum of 21 points|
|Silver||D grade in all 6 stations with a minimum of 15 points|
|Bronze||E grade in all 6 stations with a minimum of 6 points|
Safety: Guidelines for Students for Camps, Physical Activities and Overseas Trips
- Students should be medically and physically fit for all physical activities. If unwell, students must inform the teacher-in–charge of the activity.
- Students and parents must inform the school and staff involved of their known medical history, such as pre-existing injuries, allergies and illnesses (e.g. asthma). Students may not participate in certain activities if they are medically unable to but are expected to attend the alternative activities planned.
- Students who are deemed fit for physical activity after returning from long – term medical leave will need to inform their respective PE and CCA teachers. They will gradually increase the level of intensity for physical activities for 2 weeks before full resumption of physical activities when assessed to be ready.
- Students with pre-existing medical conditions (e.g. asthma) are advised to have their prescribed medicine (e.g. inhaler) with them at all times.
- Students are advised to have a light meal and drink sufficient water prior to attending any physical activity. Students should bring along water bottles and be hydrated regularly. There are water coolers situated in all areas of the school for re-fills.