Co-Curriculum Activities (CCA)
The purpose of CCA is to:
- provide students with a platform to discover their interests and talents.
- develop specific ASK in students pertaining to the CCA.
- develop character and social-emotional competencies as students interact with one another.
- develop in students a sense of identity and belonging to the school as they build meaningful friendships via the activities.
Do note that having CCA during curriculum time is a unique feature in the school. This approach enables all students in the school to be engaged in CCA. In the planning and implementation to fit CCA within curriculum time, no subject curriculum time is compromised based on MOE guidelines.
CCA programmes are also carried out within the boundaries of other constraints such as manpower and available facilities. The school hopes that while providing CCA, we do not compromise on the safety of the students and quality of delivery of these programmes. As such, for each programme, even those that are taught by external coaches, teachers are always present to manage and supervise students to facilitate the learning.
The CCA offered are based on a number of considerations:
- Breadth of learning experiences of each student from P1 to P2 which includes PAL, Enrichment programmes and curriculum subjects.
- Available facilities and resources
- Providing varied domains of CCA to cater to various interests
- Staff strength and manpower resources
Primary 3 CCA Experience (with effect from 2018)
Starting 2018, P3 students in the school will go through a CCA Experience Programme whereby all P3 students will get to experience different CCA. This would enable them to have a more authentic experience of the specific CCA in the school. Through this, we hope students would discover their interests and talents so that they can make a better choice of CCA during the registration period at the end of Semester 1. Thereafter, the P3 students will be allocated to their formal CCA at the start of Semester 2.
More details regarding the registration process will be made known later.
P6 CCA in Semester 1
For P6 students, they will have CCA only in Semester 1. For Semester 2, they will focus in preparing for their final examinations.
Start of CCA: 19 Jan 2018
Day: Every Friday during curriculum time
Monday afternoons for selected students (2 pm – 3.30 pm or 2.30 pm – 4 pm)
- CCA will be conducted on Fridays during curriculum time. As such, all P3 to P6 students will be involved in CCA as part of their holistic education.
- Each P4 student will only be allocated 1 CCA. Participation in additional CCA may only be allowed on a case-by-case basis.
- Students must remain in their CCA for the whole year. They may only change to a new CCA at the beginning of each year, which is subject to availability and on a case-by-case basis. All requests must be made through email only at the end of the year (Term 4 Week 8). The school encourages all students to remain in the CCA in order to deepen their skills, knowledge and friendships in the CCA.
- Students who may be involved in inter-school competitions may be asked to attend additional training sessions on Monday afternoons and during school holidays
- Students must meet at least 85% attendance criteria before their CCA participation can be recorded in their Student Holistic Report Card.
- Participation in external activities for the purpose of self-enrichment or social interaction as well as those that are already offered in school will not be considered as a CCA.
List of CCA
The Choir CCA aims to equip students with the fundamentals of proper vocal techniques through songs of different genres and cultures. Students will learn to develop listening, sight-reading and performing skills when they sing as an ensemble. Singing helps students to express their emotions and creativity in a non-threatening environment. There will be opportunities for students to develop their confidence, learn to collaborate and perform at various platforms.
The International Dance CCA aims to empower students to communicate and express their feelings through creative movements and ideas. In the midst of exploring different dance genres, they will also learn to appreciate different cultural perspectives. Opportunities will be given to students to display their artistic flair. Through such team work and choreography, students' confidence and poise will be developed.
|PA3||Ukulele (new in 2018)||
The Ukulele CCA aims to nurture students with passion for the performing arts through an instrumental ensemble. Students will learn the basic techniques of ukulele-playing and develop sight-reading and ensemble skills when they perform accompaniment and ensemble pieces. There will be multiple platforms to hone and showcase the students’ ukulele-playing skills so as to build their confidence, resilience and team spirit.
Clubs & Societies
The Green Artists CCA aims to deepen students’ awareness and understanding of environmental issues and develop the values and attitudes that promote a greater sense of personal responsibility and concern for the environment. Students will have opportunities to work on various green activities and projects and at the same time, acquire life skills such as working collaboratively in a team and communicating their ideas and projects to others confidently.
The Innovators Club CCA aims to imbue in students the flexible and generative mindsets and skillsets for creative problem-solving through Design Thinking (DT) and computer programming.
The Science Club aims to arouse students’ interest and curiosity in the acquisition and application of scientific knowledge. Through various activities, they will also be made more aware of the concerns and challenges the world is facing. Students will be given opportunities to solve some of these problems using scientific-related methods. This may help develop their dispositions and values of a young scientist. Students will also have opportunities to work in teams to develop teamwork, cooperation and enhance communication skills.
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The Media Club aims to expose students to different types of media tools that aid presentation and communication. During the course of the CCA, students will learn about digital presentation and communication tools, go through relevant Cyber Wellness skills that are relevant to the tools learnt and also be involved in the use of media equipment. Students will have the opportunities to practise what they have learnt through hands-on sessions during school events and activities and also in curating digital artefacts for the school.
The Gymnastics CCA aims to provide students the platform to discover and learn various body movements with control as well as develop confidence in what their body is capable to perform. Individual activities conducted seek to develop mastery-orientation of movements in students and character values such as confidence, responsibility, resilience and sportsmanship. Group activities allow development of friendships and social integration to forge a greater sense of identity and belonging to the CCA.
The Floorball CCA aims to nurture students' interest and passion for the game of floorball as they learn the basic skills and rules of the sport. Students will be taught the basic techniques of the sport, game concepts and strategies, and will apply them in actual gameplay settings. In the course of the CCA, students will learn the values of sportsmanship, respect, excellence and teamwork.
The Frisbee CCA aims to provide a platform for students to ignite their passion and deepen their mastery of the game. They will be exposed to different types of throws, strategies and ways to develop their fitness. There will be an emphasis on perseverance as students go through drills, teamwork and sportsmanship as they compete in co-operative games. Friendly matches may be organized with other schools to promote friendship and learning from one another.
The Outdoor Adventure CCA hopes to instil in students a love for the outdoors through the outdoor adventure activities. The activities also seek to develop character values such as confidence, courage, responsibility and resilience. Through the natural and social environments offered by the outdoor adventure activities, students will be able to make connections with their self, others and the environment. Students will also be exposed to adventure activities in meaningful ways to develop their interpersonal & intrapersonal skills. Some of the adventure activities include problem solving, outdoor cooking, orienteering, campcraft, knotting & pioneering, challenge ropes course, water sports, camps and journey/expeditions. The CCA hopes to provide students with new skills, adventure, lasting memories and inculcate in them positive values and healthy lifestyles.
The Basketball CCA provides opportunities for students to learn and apply the fundamental basketball skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting and lay-up. Students will be taught concepts such as moving into space, attacking and defending. They will also learn the rules and progressively apply them in the game of basketball. Training would include basic ball skills, stamina building, agility and coordination exercises under the close supervision of the teachers and coach. The students will also learn values such as sportsmanship, fairplay, teamwork and discipline.
The Scouts CCA is open to both boys and girls and hopes to provide an environment which is intellectually stimulating, physically active and directed towards satisfying the child’s basic need to face and overcome various challenges.