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Values in Action

Introduction

A learning experience in Character & Citizenship Education (CCE) that enhances students’ development as socially responsible citizens through ownership of their contribution to the community.
Tokens Of Love

Student Outcomes

To develop a morally uprights and responsible individual who is caring and compassionate.

Approach & Pedagogy

BDS VIA Framework
Our BDS VIA aims to: 
  • support students’ development as Leaders of Tomorrow who will Serve with Conviction, to contribute meaningfully to the community;
  • To foster student ownership over how they contribute to the community;

Process:
  • As part of VIA, students reflect on their experience, the values they have put into practice, and how they can continue to contribute meaningfully. 
  • We adopt the BDS approach where we focus on three levels of students involvement: Baseline, Development and Stretch.

Representations: 


Hand 

  • Our commitment to serve 
  • An imprint of our intend to leave a mark to serve the community and the environment 


Palm 

  • 3 Tiered BDS Approach 
  • Infusion of the 21st CC Skills and Competencies, as well as alignment to ICARE Values 
  • Extensions(Fingers and Thumb) 
  • Our Five approaches to serve through CCA, Project SHINE, Students Leaders, BIND and our Staff 

Heart 

  • It encompasses the ICARE values Integrity in carrying out our mission to serve 
  • Courage to serve with humility 
  • Accountable to ensure that the environment we live in continues to be taken care of for the future generations 
  • Respect the needs of others 
  • Excellence in our Service to the Community and the Environment 
  • Care always in our heart, meaning to develop ourselves to be selfless. 


Cycle of Service 

• The two main benefactors of our service: Our Community and our Environment

Assessment Criteria

A Component of Leap 2.0

This domain recognises students’ development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community. Every secondary school student will contribute at least 6 hours per school year to the community. They can choose to embark on a Values-In-Action project (VIA). Students will be recognised for the time they put into planning, service and reflection, when participating in a VIA project. 

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5
At least 24 to less than 30 hours of service
At least 30 to less than 36 hours of service
At least 36 hours of service


Completed at least one VIA project that impacts the school or community
Completed at least two VIA projects that impact the school or community 


  Completed at least 24 hours of service and at least one VIA project that impacts the school or communityCompleted at least 24 hours of service and at least two VIA projects that impact the school or community Completed at least 24 hours of service and at least one student-initiated VIA project that impacts the community beyond the school and at least one other VIA project
Note: One example of an approach to VIA is Service-Learning. Time spent on VIA projects, including the planning, service and reflection components, will count towards the minimum hours of service stated in the above criterion.

Completed Staff VIA activities 

Term 1
  • Beach cleaning @ East Coast Park for graduating classes
  • Chinese New Year Hamper of Love (Chee Hoon Kog Moral Promotion Society)

Term 2
  • Singapore Kindness Movement Acts of Kindness
  • Bedok South Internationalisation and National Education Development Programme (BIND) - 3 Express: West Malaysia & Learning Journey to Muhammadiyah & Peace Haven
  • Use your hand campaign

Term 3
  • Lower Secondary VIA

Term 4
  • Upcoming: Bedok South Internationalisation and National Education Development Programme (BIND) - 3 Normal Academic: West Malaysia & Learning Journey to Muhammadiyah & Peace Haven
  • UpcomingUse your hand campaign

CCA

Uniformed Groups
  • Community Safety & Security Programme (NPCC)
  • Police Youth Ambassador Programme (NPCC)
  • DARE Awareness Programme (NCDCC)
  • Scouts Job Week (Scouts)
  • VIA @ Willing Hearts (Girl Guides)

Visual & Performing Arts
  • Concert fundraising for Breast Cancer Foundation (Choir)
  • Walk for Our Children -Singapore Children's Society (Symphonic Band)

Student Leaders

Environmental Conservation VIA @ Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin: Peer Leaders & Prefects