Our Vision:

NCzens who will to be World-Ready Thinkers and Leaders.

Our Mission:

To develop NCzens to be bicultural learners who lead, serve and inspire.

  DEPARTMENT DETAILS

STAFF LIST

HODMrs Cheryl Lo- Ng Ai Tee
CCE Team Leaders

(CW)

Mrs Agnes Cheong (CCE Mentor Coordinator, Upper Sec Team Leader)

Ms Mak Xue Wei (Lower Sec Team Leader)

Ms Nurhaida Ramli (Sec 1)
Ms Leow Shie Hui (Sec 2)
Mr Tien Chee Wai  (Sec 3)
Ms Renuka Ramakrishnan (Sec 4)
Education and Career GuidanceMrs Sharlene Koh (Team Leader)
Ms Ainul Hani  (Lower Sec & Poly Coordinator)
Ms Foo Su Lyn (Upper Sec and JC Coordinator)
Mdm Vadanaa (AEdDPE)
Ms Nicole Lum (ECG counsellor)
Sexuality EducationMr Liow Kok Bin (Coordinator)
Service-LearningMr Chua Wen Zhe Jeff (Team Leader)
Mr Lee Heng Leong (Lower Sec Advisor )
Ms Cheryl Siah Sec 1 Coordinator)
Ms Irdtiani Mohamed (Sec 2 Coordinator)
Ms Wong Ling Yan (Sec 2 Coordinator, Student Council TIC)
Ms Chen Xiaowei Chney (Sec 3 Coordinator cum Upper Sec IC)
Ms Periya (Sec 3 Coordinator)
Student LeadershipMr Aw Si Kuan (Chairman)
Ms Ng Biru (Vice-Chairman, Student Council TIC)
Ms Tan Yi Chiann (Student Council OIC)
Mr Edwin Lum
Mr Suresh Supramaniam (AED TL)
Ms Norwadiana Ahmad (SPE)
[email protected]Mdm Wanna Rattanasaksiri

SHORT TERMS GOALS

LevelGoalsOutcomes
Sec 1

Know

Know the traits to be a thinker and leader.A Competent NCzen who knows himself/herself and demonstrates *social-cultural sensitivity and awareness.
Sec 2

Practise

Practise the traits to be a thinker and leader.A Compassionate NCzen who serves *actively in community life.
Sec 3

Internalise

Internalise the traits to be a thinker and leader.A Courageous leader who leads with *national and cultural identity.
Sec 4

Lead

Lead, serve and inspire the juniors to be thinkers and leaders.A Confident leader with *global awareness who inspires the peers/community.

  DEPARTMENT PROGRAMMES

Sexuality Education in Schools

    1. Moe Sexuality Education in Schools 
      1. Sexuality Education (SEd) in schools is about enabling students to understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature, develop healthy and rewarding relationships including those with members of the opposite sex, and make wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality matters. SEd is premised on the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. This means encouraging healthy, heterosexual marriages and stable nuclear family units with extended family support. The teaching and learning of SEd is based on respect for the values and beliefs of the different ethnic and religious communities in Singapore on sexuality issues.

       

      1. The goals of Sexuality Education are to:

       

      • To help students make wise, responsible and informed decisions through the provision of accurate, current and age-appropriate knowledge on human sexuality and the consequences of sexual activity;
      • To help students know themselves and build healthy and rewarding relationships through the acquisition of social and emotional skills of self-awareness, management of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, development of empathy for others, possession of effective communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and
      • To help students develop a moral compass, respect for themselves and for others as sexual beings, premised on the family as the basic unit of society, through the inculcation of positive mainstream values and attitudes about sexuality.

       

      1. The key messages of Sexuality Education are:

       

      • Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others;
      • Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for strong families);
      • Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and
      • Abstinence before marriage is the best protection against STIs/HIV and unintended pregnancies. Casual sex can harm and hurt you and your loved ones.

       

      You may click here for more information on MOE Sexuality Education.

       

       

      Overview of Nan Chiau High School’s Sexuality Education Programme for 2018

      1. Sexuality Education is delivered in a holistic manner through the school curriculum. The content for Sexuality Education is grouped into five main themes: Human Development, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Health, Sexual Behaviour, and, Culture, Society and Law. You may click here for more information on the scope of Sexuality Education in the school curriculum.
      2. The subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:
        1. Science
        2. Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)

      Growing Years (GY) Programme:

      1. “The Teenage Years (2nd Edition)” (Lower Sec) Teaching & Learning resource package
      2. “Sense & Sexuality (2nd Edition)” (Upper Sec) Teaching & Learning resource package
      3. The values and attitudes of our youth towards sexuality are increasingly shaped by their peers, exposure to the media, popular culture and the internet. Adolescence is a complex stage in life as the adolescent attempts to find his/her own identity and often struggles with new social relationships. The period of middle adolescence (generally from 15 – 17 years old) can be a turbulent period for adolescents. The gap between physical and emotional/cognitive maturity may result in a tendency to act on impulse, experiment with various activities (including sexual activities), sometimes without understanding the unpleasant consequences that may arise from such experimentation. The need for peer acceptance can be overwhelmingly strong, and hinder one’s ability to act responsibly. Given the pressures faced by the middle adolescent from within themselves and from peers, it is important to build a strong sense of self-worth, personal conviction and an understanding of the possible consequences of sexual behaviour.

       

      1. Through “The Teenage Years” and “Sense & Sexuality” packages, secondary students will have the opportunity to develop a positive self-esteem, develop their character, and expand their understanding and repertoire of skills to deal with various issues related to sexuality, which are of prime concern at this age.

       


      At Nan Chiau High School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2018:

       

      Secondary 1

       

      UNITLESSONS / DURATIONLesson Objectives

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

      TIME PERIOD

      (e.g. Term 1 Week 2)

      The Real Self

      (Part 1)

      1

      (60 mins)

      ·       know how one’s perception of his body is linked to personal experiences and the sources of information that are taken in

      ·       recognise that one’s self-perception is influenced by his perception of his body

      ·       know strategies to develop healthy/positive perception of one’s body.

      Term 3 Week 6
      Lessons about Love (Part 1)2

      (60 mins)

      ·       recognise the importance of cultivating friendships with members of the same and opposite sex

      ·       recognise what constitutes healthy and unhealthy relationships

      ·       recognise the influence of peers on oneself and one’s value system

      ·       distinguish between various types of love

      ·       know that the underlying value for healthy relationships is respect

      Term 3 Week 6
      3

      (60 mins)

      ·       recognise the importance of developing a friendship before committing to a romantic relationship

      ·       recognise what dating involves

      ·       know the different levels of physical intimacy in a relationship

      ·       know that certain public displays of affection are not considered appropriate behaviour in our society

      ·       recognise that it is important to seek their family’s views, beliefs and expectations with regard to dating and romantic relationships in teenage years

      Term 3 Week 10
      “Familiar” Strangers Alert

      (Part 1)

      4

      (60 mins)

      ·       reflect on the reasons for people to use social networking sites to make friends or to engage their existing friends

      ·       know the usefulness and dangers of making friends over social networking platforms

      ·       recognise that the media can influence the way people think, feel and behave

      ·       identify ways to protect themselves from negative influences from the media

      Term 4 Week 1
      5 – Part 1

      (30 mins)

      ·       know the physiological, psychological and social impact of sexual abuse on the individual

      ·       recognise the provision  of Singapore laws that serves to protect teenagers from sexual perpetrators and persecute those who have committed such crimes

      ·       identify sources to seek help and support

      Term 4 Week 3
      5 – Part 2

      Main Task

      (30 mins)

      Description of the Main Task:

      ·      Students are to work on the main task in groups of 4 or 5

      ·      Groups will describe how the media can influence relationships (with self, peers, and the opposite sex)

      ·      Groups can choose to present this in the form of a song, short 1-min video, rap, poster or any other preferred mode

      ·      To assess learning, teachers may want students to submit a short write up to describe their work or a personal reflection after the main task.

      Term 4 Week 3

       


      Secondary 2

       

      UNITLESSONS / DURATIONLesson Objectives

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

      TIME PERIOD

      (e.g. Term 1 Week 2)

      Lessons about Love (Part 2)6

      (60 mins)

      ·       identify why relationships break down

      ·       identify the emotions that accompany the breakdown of a relationship

      ·       know healthy ways of coping with rejections and breakups

      ·       recognise the need to be respectful and responsible in ending a relationship

      ·       know ways to seek support when going through a breakdown of relationship and offer support for those going through the same

      Term 2 Week 2
      7

      (60 mins)

      &

      8 – Part 1

      (30 mins)

      ·       recognise the sources of temptation and situations that lead to pre-marital sex

      ·       resist pressure to engage in sexual activities

      ·       know the consequences of engaging in pre-marital sex

      ·       recognise that respect and responsible decision making are important in relationships

      ·       recognise the value of sexual abstinence

      ·       identify sources to seek help and support when faced  with teenage pregnancy

      Term 2 Week 4
      8 – Part 2

      Main Task

      (30 mins)

       Description of the Main Task:

      ·      In groups, students will choose 1 out of 3 given scenarios.

      ·      Through the chosen scenario, students will share

      o   the consequences of pre-marital sex

      o   the value of abstinence before marriage

      o   skills to say ‘no’ to temptations or pressure to have sex

      ·      Depending on the scenario chosen, groups can present the above through a short skit / presentation, song lyrics/ poem, or a comic strip / poster, or other preferred modes.

      ·       At the end of all the presentations, students are to assess and reflect upon their own learning using a reflection form.

      Term 2 Week 5
      At the Crossroads

      (Part 1)

      9

      (60 mins)

      ·       describe what pornography is, and why people view pornographic materials

      ·       examine the effects of pornography on self and others

      ·       know what masturbation is, and its relation to pornography

      ·       recognise the harmful consequences of excessive masturbation

      ·       recognise that they are able to make responsible decisions to manage their sexual desires

      ·       know appropriate sources to obtain accurate information about sex

      Term 2 Week 6
      10

      (60 mins)

      ·       know/define what gender role is

      ·       know the influence of family, culture and society on one’s perception of his/her gender role

      ·       appreciate/ affirm one’s own unique qualities and characteristics as a male or female.

      ·       know/define what sexual orientation (heterosexuality and homosexuality) is

      ·       recognise the need to treat people with respect regardless of their sexual orientation

      Term 2 Week 6

       


      Secondary 3

       

      UNITLESSONS / DURATIONLesson Objectives

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

      TIME PERIOD

      (e.g. Term 1 Week 2)

      Lessons

      about

      Love

      (Part 3)

      1

      (60 mins)

      ·       recognise what constitutes responsible dating

      ·       evaluate if a dating relationship is healthy or unhealthy

      ·       demonstrate competencies in managing emotions in dating and romantic relationships

      Term 3 Week 1
      2

      (60 mins)

      ·       recognise differences in perspectives of dating and romantic relationships

      ·       evaluate one’s readiness for romantic relationships

      ·       recognise challenges that occur in the context of a relationship

      ·       examine how our response to emotions can affect relationships positively or negatively

      Term 3 Week 2
      3

      (60 mins)

      ·       recognise the different levels of physical intimacy in a relationship

      ·       know the progressive nature of actions that lead to sexual arousal and intercourse

      ·       recognise that one may unintentionally invite sexual intimacy through one’s verbal and non-verbal behaviour

      Term 3 Week 3
      4

      (60 mins)

      ·       evaluate the norms of acceptability for public display of affection

      ·       recognise how new media has shaped public perception of acceptability of public display of affection

      ·       identify the strengths and limitations of new media in allowing people to develop serious relationships

      ·       recognise how new media has influenced relationship building both positively and negatively

      ·       appreciate the value of face-to-face relationships

      Term 3 Week 5
      The Real

      Self

      (Part 2)

      5 – Part 1

      (30 mins)

      ·       recognise the importance of having healthy self-esteem that is not affected by external influences

      ·       demonstrate strategies to identify and evaluate sources that contribute towards healthy self-esteem

      ·       recognise the importance of self-esteem in building friendships Identity and healthy relationships

      Term 3 Week 6
      5 – Part 2

      (30 mins)

      Description of the Main Task:

      ·       Students are to work in groups of 4 or 5.

      ·       Each group will present the positive and negative messages about self-image received from a chosen source (peers, teachers, families or the media) and share tips on managing the negative messages.

      ·       Groups can represent their learning through a blog, a poster presentation, an article for a teenage magazine, a role-play, a letter of response from Aunt Agony, a pamphlet or other preferred modes.

      ·       At the end of all the presentations, students are to assess and reflect upon their own learning using a reflection form.

      Term 3 Week 6

       

       

      Secondary 4

       

      UNITLESSONS / DURATIONLesson Objectives

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

      TIME PERIOD

      (e.g. Term 1 Week 2)

      Lessons

      about

      Love

      (Part 4a)

      6

      (60 mins)

      ·       explain the process of grief and loss that people experience when a relationship breaks down

      ·       exercise sensitivity and empathy when communicating break- ups

      ·       recognise that one can emerge stronger after a break-up

      Term 1 Week 7
      “Familiar”

      Strangers

      Alert

      (Part 2)

      7

      (60 mins)

       

      ·       know what is considered pornographic material on the Internet under the Internet code of practice

      ·       reflect on the legal consequences of sexual behaviour and include these considerations in their decision-making pertaining to pornography

      Term 1 Week 8
      At the

      Crossroads

      (Part 2)

      8

      (30 mins)

      ·       distinguish between biologically-based and socially-conditioned gender characteristics

      ·       evaluate views towards self and others, with regard to gender differences and stereotypes

      Term 1 Week 9
      Lessons

      about

      Love

      (Part 4b)

      9

      (60 mins)

      ·       recognise that commitment is a necessary ingredient for success in a marriage

      ·       identify responsibilities involved and the challenges faced in marriages

      Term 1 Week 9
      NA10

      (60 mins)

      Description of the Main Task:

      ·       This main task will capture the culmination of learning in Secondary 4 level.

      ·       Students are to work on the main task in groups of 4 or 5.

      ·       Each group is to take on a topic of interest from the following: rejections and broken relationships, pornography, gender identity or marriage, cohabitation and divorce.

      ·       Groups can share their learning for the chosen topic in the form of a debate, a mini-teach, the depiction and discussion of case scenarios, a discussion of consequences that follows after the viewing of a video or a live-chat, or any preferred mode.

      ·       At the end of all the presentations, students are to assess and reflect upon their own learning using a reflection form.

      ·       Teacher to round up by summarizing key learning outcomes for each topic, emphasizing on the key values and attitudes

       

      Term 1 Week 10

       

       


      eTeens Programme:

      1. eTeens is a programme developed by Health Promotion Board, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, for Secondary 3 students to provide them with accurate information on STIs, HIV and protection from a health perspective. eTeens is conducted in two segments – a mass talk segment and a classroom-based programme.
      2. Students are taught skills such as decision-making, assertiveness and negotiation to say “no” to sex and negative peer pressure. They also learn that the impact of STIs/HIV extends beyond themselves and involves their family. Abstinence and upholding family values are the key messages. The desired outcome of the eTeens programme is that students are empowered to make wise, informed and sensible decisions.

      At Nan Chiau High School, the eTeens programme will be implemented as follows in 2018:

       

      Topics/LessonsProgramme Learning ObjectivesTime Period

      (e.g. Term 3 Week 9)

      Mass Talk by HPB appointed vendor·       Awareness of the different STIs and HIV/AIDS

      ·       Modes of transmission

      ·       Modes of protection, specifically on how the condom is used

      ·       Consequences and impact of STIs/HIV

       

      Term 3 Week 5
      Classroom-based Lesson·       Learn to negotiate their way out of a risky situation by applying skills of assertiveness and responsible decision-making

       

      Term 3 Week 6

       

       

      Information for Parents

      1. Parents may opt their children out of Growing Years, eTeens and/or supplementary sexuality education programmes by MOE-approved external providers.
      2. Parents who wish to opt their children out of the Growing Years (GY) programme need to complete an opt-out form. This form will be distributed to parents at the start of the year.
      3. Parents who wish to opt their children out of the eTeens programme need to complete an opt-out form. This form will be distributed to parents at the start of the year.
      4. Parents can contact the school at Tel: 64897971 ext 151 (Mr Liow Kwok Bin – SEd educator / coordinator) for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.
      5. Parents, who wish to attend the school sexuality education programmes, should contact the school to make the necessary arrangements.

       

Financial Aid

  • Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan
  • Singapore Buddhist Lodge
  • Singapore Hokien Huay Kuan
  • MOE- Financial Assistance Scheme