Character and Citizenship Education
Xinmin Secondary School believes in developing Curious Learners and Compassionate Contributor. The design of the school’s CCE Curriculum takes reference from MOE’s CCE 2021 Curriculum Frame and is anchored on the school’s values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.
CCE Lessons include areas such as National Education (NE), Sexuality Education (SEd), Mental Health (MH), Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Cyber Wellness (CW), and Family Education (FE), are integrated within a school-wide approach.
Discussion of contemporary issues in the CCE lessons aims to develop active citizenry and critical thinking among students, by helping them understand the multiple perspectives on current issues. Contemporary issues are discussed fortnightly.
Student Development Experiences
Student Development Experiences (SDEs) are programmes and activities that contribute towards the holistic development of our students in the physical, aesthetic, intellectual, moral, and social domains.
Some of the SDEs in Xinmin Secondary School include experiences in Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Experiences, National Education (NE) Commemorative Days and our signature VIA programme, XinminCares.
A Sec 3 student receiving his NRIC as part of a citizenship lesson
Students embarking on a VIA project about littering in our environment as
part of XinminCares
Students writing words of encouragement for migrant
workers during a lesson
about their struggles during
Use of Dialogue to facilitate Contemporary Issues
In addition to creating student voice, dialogue also provides opportunities for students to develop self-awareness and empathy. This helps them understand the perspectives of people with different backgrounds or cultures, and to become more sensitive to the social environment and the needs of others. Using this approach, student learn to apply moral reasoning and sound values-based judgements in the choices they make, and understanding the impact and consequences of their actions on others.
The use of instructional and facilitation strategies such as circle structure, four corners, freeze frame, hot seat, round table, role-play, debate etc, promotes students’ voice and empowers students to express their views during CCE lessons. Through the interaction, it also strengthens both teacher-student relationships and student-student relationships.
‘Four Corners’ being used as a facilitation strategy to discover
multiple perspectives in the lesson on overcoming
Students engaging in role-play and making use of online tool to
rationalise and share their
Eliciting opinions about mental health using Menti as a lead-up to a
discussion about help seeking