MOE Sexuality Education in Schools
(i) 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;(ii) 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(iii) 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:
You may click here for more information on MOE Sexuality Education.(i) Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others;(ii) Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for
strong families);(iii) Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and(iv) Abstinence before marriage is the best protection against STIs/HIV and unintended
pregnancies. Casual sex can harm and hurt you and your loved ones.
Overview of Chongzheng Primary School's Sexuality
Education Programme for 2019
The subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:
a. ScienceGrowing Years (GY) Programme: “Curious Minds (2nd Edition)” (Primary 5 & 6) Teaching & Learning resource package
b. Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)
c. Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
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. “Curious Minds” is a response to these challenges.
The refreshed Primary 5 & 6 Growing Years (GY) package, “Curious Minds (2nd Edition)”, aims to meet students’ developmental needs, give emphasis to the teaching of skills and values, and focus on helping students navigate changes, build healthy relationships, especially online relationships, and exercise safety.
At Chongzheng Primary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2019:
Information for Parents
Parents may opt their children out of the Growing Years programme, and/or supplementary sexuality education programmes by MOE-approved external providers.
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 and is also downloadable here. A hardcopy of the form, duly completed and signed, is to be submitted to the school office. For P5 pupils, the deadline is 04 Jan 2019 and for P6 pupils, the deadline is 20 Sep 2019.
Parents can contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.
Parents, who wish to attend the school sexuality education programmes, should contact the school to make the necessary arrangements.