Home > Departments > CCE > Pupil Well-being

Pupil Well-being

In Fuchun Primary School, the well-being of our pupils is our main priority. Specially designed programmes are put in place to support the emotional needs of the pupils in order to help them become better achievers. We strongly believe that providing a caring and nurturing environment is essential in supporting our pupils socially and emotionally.

 

FTGP @ FCPS

Our school makes use of the FTGP Resource package developed by MOE to allow Form Teachers to use during Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP). It provides the teachers with suggested play activities to build positive relationships with their pupils as well as use the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) lesson plans to facilitate their pupils’ learning and application of Social and Emotional (SE) competencies in the domains of Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Management and Responsible Decision Making.

 

Team Building Activity - Pen it as a Group

Pupils enjoyed themselves role playing during one of the interaction activities

 

Samples of Pupils' Work on the FTGP Noticeboard

 


 

Counselling

Our school provides one to one and group counselling sessions to identified pupils with emotional needs. In addition, we engage the social workers from Students Care Service (Yishun) to further support families through home intervention. In order to support pupils with identified needs, Enhanced Step Up programme by Crossroad (Youth) Services is put in place to promote a better person-environment through individual and family works. Interventions as such provide healthy development of pupils’ emotional needs.

 

The School Support Team (SST) which comprises the Principal, Vice Principal, HOD Pupil Management, Allied Educator(Counselling), Discipline Master, Learning Support Programme Coordinators, Teacher Counsellors, External Counsellors , Guidance Officer and Educational Psychologist work closely in handling emotional, social or behavioural cases referred.

 

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.
  2. The goals of Sexuality Education are:
    1. 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;
    2. 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
    3. 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.
  3. The key messages of Sexuality Education are:
    1. Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others;
    2. Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for strong families);
    3. Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and
    4. 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

OVERVIEW OF FUCHUN PRIMARY SCHOOL’S SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR 2017

  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
  2. The subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:
    1. Science
    2. Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)
    3. Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
Growing Years (GY) Programme: “Curious Minds (2nd Edition)” (Primary 5 & 6) Teaching & Learning resource package
  1. 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.
  2. The 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 Fuchun Primary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2017:
Primary 5

UNIT

LESSONS / DURATION

LESSON OBJECTIVES

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

TIME PERIOD












Gosh! I Am Changing

 

 

 

 

What Is Happening To Me?

(30 min)

  • know what puberty is
  • identify the physical changes during puberty

Term 2

Week 2

What Can I Do? (Part 1)

 (30 min)

  • identify the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe healthy ways to manage the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe the emotions caused by physical changes during puberty 
  • recognise that one’s identity does not change even when one’s body is experiencing change due to puberty

Term 2

Week 3

What Can I Do? (Part 2)

 (30 min)

  • identify the stresses caused by physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe healthy ways to manage the stresses caused by these physical and emotional changes during puberty
  • describe the emotions caused by physical changes during puberty 
  • recognise that one’s identity does not change even when one’s body is experiencing change due to puberty

Term 2

Week 4

Main Task

(30 min)

Description of the Main Task:

 

Pupils are to play the role of an Uncle/Aunt Agony to help a peer address his/her experiences during puberty. They will consider the situation from the point of view of the peer and share ways to help him/her cope with the changes he/she is going through.

Term 2

Week 5

 






Where I Belong 

 



What Are Families?

(30 min)

  • know that there are different types of family structures
  • know that every family is unique
  • state that the three basic functions of families are to provide love, protection and guidance
  • identify the right sources of help to turn to when in need

Term 3

Week 1

What is My Role?

 (30 min)

  • know that gender is about being male or female
  • choose not to stereotype by gender 

Term 3

Week 2




How Do I Keep Myself Safe?


What is Safety?

(30 min)

  • know what sexual abuse is
  • know that there are laws in Singapore that can protect them from sexual abuse
  • know their rights in keeping themselves safe from sexual abuse

Term 3

Week 3


Stop It! Run! Tell!

(30 min)

  • protect themselves by resisting and removing themselves from harm and seeking help from a trusted adult
  • know their responsibilities in minimising the risk of sexual harm

Term 3

Week 4


Primary 6 

UNIT

LESSONS / DURATION

LESSON OBJECTIVES

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

TIME PERIOD

Are We More Than Friends?

Who Are My Friends?

(30 min)
  • identify the qualities of a healthy friendship
  • recognise the importance of making wise choices in friendship

Term 2

Week 2

Am I A Good Friend?

(30 min)
  • identify the qualities that they have as a friend
  • recognise the importance of developing in oneself the qualities of a good friend

Term 2

Week 3

What is Love?

(30 min)
  • identify the characteristics of love and infatuation
  • distinguish between the characteristics of love versus infatuation
  • identify strong feelings arising from infatuation

Term 3

Week 1

Am I Falling In Love?

(30 min)
  • manage strong feelings arising from infatuation
  • identify ways to manage and cope with teasing from peers

Term 3

Week 2

Main Task

 (30 min)

Description of the Main Task:

 

Pupils are to play the role of a game designer who wants to create a board game to help pupils of their age learn more about the Big Idea of Relationships, specifically on family, friendships, love and infatuation. They will consider the issues that their peers would face and craft questions and answers that they believe their peers would benefit most from knowing.

Term 4

Week 5

Friends or Foes?

 

Are You Really My Friend?

(30 min)
  • identify the pros and cons of forming relationships through social networking websites
  • know ways to keep themselves safe when using social networking websites

Term 4

Week 5

Is It All Safe?

(30 min)
  • know that some information (like pornography) received through the Internet may be harmful
  • know ways to keep themselves safe when using social networking websites or the Internet

Term 4

Week 5

Main Task

 (30 min)

 

Description of the Main Task:

 

Pupils are to apply their understanding of Safety in a variety of scenarios where the main character could be in a precarious situation. They will consider the situation from the point of view of the main character, discuss what they think and feel about the situation and what they will do or say to ensure their safety. These scenarios will provide pupils with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of Safety and that safety is a right and a responsibility.

Term 4

Week 5


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

  1. Parents may opt their children out of the Growing Years programme, 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 and is also downloadable here. A hardcopy of the form, duly completed and signed, is to be submitted to the school office by 31/01/2017. 
  3. Parents can contact the school’s Sexuality Education Co-ordinator, Mr Wong Weng Choy, at 63655194 or Email wong_weng_choy@moe.edu.sg for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.