FORM TEACHER GUIDANCE PERIOD (FTGP) The weekly FTGP is a dedicated period within school hours where teachers focus on building positive relationships with their students while also developing their social and emotional competencies.
FTGP (2 periods per week) comprises lessons on
FTGP SEL (Social Emotional Learning)
FTGP IT (Interaction Activities Time)
Values in Action (VIA) lessons, Preparation and Implementation
VALUE IN ACTION (VIA)
Mission We inculcate values and build competencies in our students to be active contributors and concerned citizens by providing service learning experiences that foster student ownership over how they contribute to the community. NYPS aims to provide progressive and differentiated VIA programmes to support every student’s development into a socially responsible citizen who contributes meaningfully to self-growth, family, school, community, nation and world.
The VIA service learning is one of the many CCE department approaches that inculcates an “Outward Mindset” and SEL competencies among the students in alignment with the school motto and values. The VIA programme also forms part of the Life Skill programme and Well-being programme that aim to look into enhancing student well-being in NYPS.
Students are encouraged to put values into practice within the context of real-life situations in the family, school, community, nation and the world as shown below: Love for Self - Be an independent Individual Love for Family - Be kind and compassionate Love for Others - Be grateful for the good things in your life Love for Others - Be an active contributor (Outreach Project) Love for Environment - Be a cleanliness ambassador Love for Environment - Be a young Environmentalist Love for Elderly - Be a young caregiver Love for Animals - Be a young animal ambassador Love for Nation - Be grateful to those who have played a part in Total Defence & Nation building of Singapore Love for World - Be a young culture ambassador
Approach The school adopts a 4-pronged approach to support the students’ development as socially responsible citizens as shown below:
Staff and parent-focused school VIA
Student-focused (level-wide, school-wide) VIA
Student-focused (CCA-initiated) VIA
Class/ Student initiated School based (class- or student-initiated) VIA
GRATITUDE PROGRAMME - Be grateful for the good things in your life We hope that our students are able to develop sense of empathy and gratitude through counting their blessings and showing their appreciation to others through our Gratitude Programme.
MOE SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
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.
The goals of Sexuality Education are:
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.
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 (https://go.gov.sg/moe-sexuality-education) for more information on MOE’s Sexuality Education.
OVERVIEW OF NANYANG PRIMARY SCHOOL SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME
4. 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 (https://go.gov.sg/moe-sexuality-education-scope) for more information on the scope of Sexuality Education in the school curriculum. You may click here (https://go.gov.sg/moe-sexuality-education-scope) for more information on the scope of Sexuality Education in the school curriculum.
5. The subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:
a. Science b. Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
SEXUALITY EDUCATION LESSONS:
6. The upper primary years mark the onset of puberty. With better nutrition and improved health care, children are reaching puberty at a younger age and have to grapple with physical, emotional and psychological changes in themselves. The implication is that our children are becoming biologically ready for sexual activity sooner without necessarily having the corresponding cognitive or emotional maturity to modulate their behaviours. Furthermore, our young are also exposed to a wide range of influences that could endanger health and undermine the integrity of the family. Our students require guidance so that they can respond with discernment to the sexual messages in the media and other sources.
7. Sexuality Education (SEd) lessons are taught as part of CCE (FTGP) at Primary 5 and 6. In SEd, students learn 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.
At Nanyang Primary School, the following Sexuality Education lessons will be taught in 2023:
Please Note: For 2023, the Primary 5 lesson “Did You Know?” will also be conducted for the Primary 6 cohort.INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
8. Parents may opt their children out of the Growing Years Programme, and/or supplementary sexuality education programme by MOE-approved external providers.
9. Parents who wish to opt their children out of the Sexuality Education lessons need to opt out via Parent’s Gateway. This is to be done and submitted by 15/02/2023.
10. Parents can contact the school at 6467 2677 for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s Sexuality Education programme.
Commemorating of 4 NE events 1. Total Defence Day (TDD) TDD is commemorated in February (Term 1) every year to remind us that we must defend Singapore ourselves. On this day, NYPS students will reflect on the contributions of the various groups of unsung heroes in Singapore. In tandem with the Gratitude Programme, our students write thank you notes on the NYPS Gratitude cards to these heroes. The school will then help our students send these cards to them.
2. International Friendship Day (IFD) This day is dedicated to the understanding of Singapore’s relations with its neighbouring countries and beyond. It aims to nurture in our students the spirit of friendship and partnership among different countries and people and to appreciate diverse cultures, different perspectives and ideas. On this day, our students will also write thank you notes on the NYPS Gratitude cards to their friends to show appreciation of their friendship.
3. Racial Harmony Day (RHD) Students are reminded of the importance of maintaining racial and religious harmony in the country on this day. Our students learn the importance of making choices that promote and advocate inter-cultural understanding, which build strong relationships between people of all races, cultures and nationalities, and strengthen our distinctive identity as Singaporeans living in multicultural Singapore.
4. National Day The National Day celebration provides a good opportunity for our students to reflect on how far Singapore has come since our independence in 1965 and understand that none of this would have been possible without sheer grit and determination, a forward- looking government and unity among Singaporeans.
P5 NE Show Since 1997, the National Education (NE) Show has been organised to instil a sense of patriotism in students and to bring across the significance of our National Day. Every year, the Primary 5 students will have to privilege to participate in this event which aims to inculcate NE values in our students.
FIELD-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES ACROSS LEVELS Field-based learning experiences (FbL) extend beyond the walls of the classroom as students are exposed to learning in real-world settings.
Click here to view the list of Field-based learning experiences according to the various levels and its learning focus.
CULTURAL INFUSION PROGRAMME Our school-based Cultural Infusion Programme aims to heighten the socio-cultural awareness and sensitivity among our students. We aim to enable our students to be active citizens where they can appreciate, connect and relate to friends of other races and culture. Young as they are, we want to prepare them to embrace diversity while staying socially cohesive. A lesson package for each level was designed and carried out during SS periods.
NE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES NE is anchored on citizenship dispositions to guide our students in exploring and examining their Singapore identity, and in helping them realise that all Singaporeans have an important role to play for the country to thrive. To nurture the qualities of a sense of belonging, a sense of reality and a sense of hope in our students, NE will be driven by three thrusts in order to provide students with rich, authentic and relevant learning experiences. The three thrusts are
A shared and lively Singapore narrative will be generated
Citizenship experiences will be created and enhanced for all students
A professional community engaged in pedagogical innovation
SOCIAL STUDIES (SS) Inquiry Approach to Learning Social Studies The SS syllabus is designed in three broad clusters entitled Discovering Self and Immediate Environment (P1 & P2), Understanding Singapore in the Past and Present (P3 & P4) and Appreciating the World and Region We Live In (P5 & P6).
NYPS Student Leadership Programme As part of the Character and Citizenship Education, the NYPS student leadership programme is designed to cultivate students who embody and present an Outward, a Maker and a Growth mindset.
Vision Reflective Leaders with Serving Spirits
Mission To develop all Nanyang students to be empathetic, enterprising, resilient and reflective leaders with analytical, innovative and open minds to serve and bring about positive changes in their communities for the betterment of self and others.
Every student can be developed as a leader.
Every student is able to make a positive difference (change) in his or her own right within their sphere of influence.
Click here to view the NYPS Student Leadership Roadmap
Click here to view the NYPS Student Leadership Structure
In NYPS, all our students have opportunities to develop their leadership capacity, readiness and potential through a three-tier approach – tier 1) Classroom Leaders; tier 2) Co-Curricular Activities Leaders & Prefectorial Board; and tier 3) Prefectorial Board Executive Committee.
Prefectorial Board The Nanyang Prefectorial Board is made up of Primary 4 to Primary 6 Prefects. After a series of selection processes, the Prefects are sworn in during the annual Prefects’ Investiture.
An annual Prefects Camp which witnessed the Prefects bonding, working and learning together took place during the June School Holidays. These student leaders were also given opportunities to initiate programmes and/or projects to improve the well-being of their peers and/or state of their environment.