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Purpose of CCA
The CCA Programme provides students with a platform to discover their interests and talents. Well-organised and implemented, they can fuel in the individual a life-long love for a particular activity, be it a sport or a musical pursuit. This helps the individual to lead a balanced life in adulthood.
Each CCA has its specific objectives. For instance, Physical Sports (PS) develop robustness, fair play and team spirit in pupils. The Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) instil in students a sense of graciousness and an appreciation for the rich culture and heritage of a multi-racial society. Uniformed Group (UG) activities aim to make good citizens of students by inculcating in them self-reliance, resilience, discipline and a spirit of service to others. Clubs and Societies (CS) allow students to explore and extend their interests in wide ranging and specialised areas which may be knowledge-based or skills-based. Students are honed in information, communication and technical skills as they strive to grow their mastery of the specialised areas.
Students progressively develop CCA-specific knowledge, skills, values and attitudes through sustained participation in any of the CCA groups. CCA also offer excellent platforms for students to learn core values, social and emotional competencies and the emerging 21st Century Competencies.
All CCA emphasise social interaction by providing a common space for friendships and social integration amongst students of diverse backgrounds. Through CCA, students develop a sense of identity and belonging to the school.
Schools enable all students to have active and meaningful CCA participation when they provide a balanced, inclusive and diverse CCA programme which caters to a broad spectrum of interests and talents.
CCA Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes for CCA are as follows:
Tiered Approach of CCA
At the broad level, the conduct of CCA across the educational levels follows a tiered approach, with each tier undergirded by a specific focus. Students’ participation at one level lays the foundation for their development in CCA at the next level. The tiered approach maps the developmental trajectory envisioned for students in CCA as they move through the education system.
|Primary||Broad exposure to various CCA with opportunities for specialisation||Discovery of interests and talents|
|Secondary||Specialisation in CCA with opportunities for exposure||Development and application of interests and talents|
|Pre-University||Emphasis on CCA-based student-initiated pursuits, leadership development and service to community|