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Sexuality Education


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. It is premised on the importance of the heterosexual married couple forming a nuclear family as the basic unit of society, and respect for the values and beliefs of the different ethnic and religious communities on sexuality issues.

2.

The goals of Sexuality Education are to:

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 heterosexual married couple forming a nuclear 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 unwanted pregnancies. Casual sex can harm and hurt you and your loved ones.

 

You may click here for more information on MOE Sexuality Education.


 

Overview of River Valley Primary School’s SEd Programme for 2017

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. 

5. 

The subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:

 

1.  Science

2.  Health Education 

3.  Civics and Moral Education/ Character and Citizenship Education 


 

Co-Curricular Programme

 

Growing Years (GY) Programme: “Curious Minds (2nd Edition)” (Primary 5 & 6) Teaching & Learning resource package


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. “Curious Minds” is a response to these challenges.

 

7.

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.



Information for Parents

8.

Parents may opt their children out of the Growing Years programme, and/or sexuality education programmes by external providers.

9.

Parents who wish to opt their children out of the whole or part of the Growing Years programme need to complete an opt-out form for submission to their class form teachers.

This form will be distributed to parents at the start of the year and is also downloadable here.

10.

Parents may wish to attend the school sexuality education programmes with their children. Parents should contact the school to make the necessary arrangements. 

11.

Parents can contact the school at for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.

Contact the School

 OPT-Out Form for Sexuality Education Programme in River Valley Primary School

 Sex Ed Opt Out form.pdf

 

The following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2017:

Primary 5

Time

Big Idea

Unit

Lesson Title

Remarks

T1

 

Change

Gosh! I Am Changing

Lesson 1: What Is Happening To Me?
Obj : Pupils will be able to

·  Know what puberty is

·  Identify the physical changes during puberty

Lesson 2: What Can I Do? (part 1)

Obj: Pupils will be able to

· Identify the stresses caused by physical changes during puberty

· Describe ways to manage the stresses caused by physical changes during puberty

Both lessons have same objectives but the activities and content are split over 2 lessons

Lesson 3: What Can I Do? (part 2)

Obj: Pupils will be able to

· Identify the stresses caused by physical changes during puberty

· Describe ways to manage the stresses caused by physical changes during puberty

Lesson 4: Main task to consolidate learning and understanding of lessons 1 to 3

 

T2

Relationships

Where I Belong

Lesson 5 : What Are Families?
Obj : Pupils will be able to

·  Know that there are different types of family structures

·   Know that every family is unique

·   State the 3 basic functions of families are to provide love, protection and guidance

·  Identify the right sources of help to turn to when in need

 

Lesson 6: What Is My Role?

Obj: Pupils will be able to

·  Know that gender is about being male or female

·   Choose not to stereotype by gender

 

T3

Safety

How Do I Keep Myself Safe?

Lesson 7: What is Safety?

Obj: Pupils will be able to

·  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

 

 

Lesson 8: Stop It! Run! Tell!

Obj: Pupils will be able to

· 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

 

Primary 6

Time

Big Idea

Unit

Lesson Title

Remarks

T1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T2

 

Are we more than friends?

 Lesson 1: Who Are My Friends?

Obj: Pupils will be able to       
 
identify the qualities of a healthy friendship
 
recognise the importance of making wise choices in friendship
 

Lesson 2: Am I A Good Friend?

Obj: Pupils will be able to
 
Identify the qualities that they have as a friend
 
Recognise the importance of developing in oneself the qualities of a good friend

 

 

Lesson 3: What Is Love?
 
Obj: Pupils will be able to
 
Identify the characteristics of love an infatuation
 
Distinguish between the characteristics of love versus infatuation
 

 Lesson 4 : Am I Falling In Love?

Obj: Pupils should be able to
 
Identify strong feelings arising from infatuation
 
Manage strong feelings arising from infatuationIdentify ways to manage and cope with teasing from peers
 

 

   
 Lesson 5: Main Task to consolidate learning and understanding from lessons 1 to 4
 
 

T3

Safety

Friends or Foe? 

Lesson 6 : Are You Really My Friend?

Obj : Pupils will be able to
Identify the pros and cons of forming relationships through social networking websites
 
Know ways to keep themselves safe when using social networking websites 

 

 

 Lesson 7: Is It All Safe?

Obj: Pupils will be able to
 
Know that information(like pornography) received through the internet may be harmful
 
Know ways to keep themselves safe when using the internet

   Lesson 8: Main task to consolidate learning and understanding  from lessons 6 and 7