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(P1 & P2) LEADING SELF-FORMATION OF THE HEART
(P1 & P2) LEADING SELF- FORMATION OF THE HEART
Values Education (VE) is a school-based character development programme, which aims to imbue our students with positive moral values and attitudes so that they recognise the importance of living a values-based life.
The CCPS VE programme also reinforces CCE values with a focus on our school values (Commitment, Compassion, Cheerfulness). Students are expected to put our school values into practice and reflect on their actions. Students who exhibit the school values are nominated, recognised and awarded the Star Pupils’ award.
Adopting the approach of using stories to teach values, the school has customised its school-based VE Programme for our Catholic and non-Catholic students. The programme for Catholic students includes Bible stories which impart biblical principles in character building.
Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
PAL is part of the P1 and P2 curriculum and is offered during time-tabled time. It aims to:
• Provide varied avenues for pupils to develop social and emotional competencies (self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship management and responsible decision making)
• Facilitate the holistic development of pupils in the five domains – moral, cognitive, physical, social and aesthetics
• Provide students with varied and fun learning experiences in four domains – Sports and Games, Outdoor Education, Performing Arts and Visual Arts.
PAL modules are designed with 5 characteristics in mind: the activities are experiential in nature, encourage learning in a creative way, provide opportunities to create, incorporate values education and social-emotional learning, and are fun and enjoyable.
Adopting a structured approach [Awareness, Demonstration, Practice, Reflection] in the design of PAL lessons, the school ensures that in each lesson, pupils are aware of the rationale behind learning a specific skill (e.g. the importance of turn-taking). They watch a demonstration of the specific skill, practise what they have learnt with their classmates, and reflect on what they have learnt through discussions facilitated by their teacher.
Developing Effective Communication
Effective Communication Programme
At P1 and P2, we leverage on the English curriculum with Show-and-Tell (P1) and Readers’ Theatre (P2), so that every student has the opportunity to practise and hone their speaking and communication skills. In addition, at Primary 2, selected students are identified to participate in the “Let’s Speak Well” programme which helps them improve their communication skills and develop greater confidence to speak to a larger audience.
Putting Values in Action
Opportunities are created for students to exercise social responsibility in authentic contexts with students making meaningful contributions to the community (family and class).
Classroom Leadership Roles
In class, every student takes up a classroom leadership role, from being monitors to subject leaders and care ambassadors. These are authentic platforms for students to hone their leadership and communication skills.
CCPS Clean and Green Movement - Clean and Green Begins with Me
Students learn how they can play their part to care for the environment. For example, they learn about the importance of taking care of their own belongings and ensuring cleanliness and tidiness both at home and in school. Routines are established in class for students to carry out daily cleaning of their classrooms before recess and dismissal and at the canteen after recess. Through these activities, students learn the importance of maintaining good personal hygiene and developing good habits to keep things orderly and tidy.
Service Innovation at P1 and P2, focusses on nurturing empathy in the Design Thinking process. Students learn to empathise with their family members and classmates and extend a helping hand to them. Parents are involved to ensure that students carry out their plans to provide help to their family members.