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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. 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 to:

 

(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 formed from a healthy, heterosexual marriage 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:

 

(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 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 CATHOLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE’S SEXUALITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR 2018

 

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. You may click here for more information on the scope of Sexuality Education in the school curriculum.     

 

5. The subject that incorporates topics on sexuality includes: 

 

Our student development programme guides students to understand themselves, their relationships and their community better. The Sexuality Education programme espouses the non-negotiable criterion of respect for persons in all human relationships and the making of informed choices in the forging of relationships. To this end, the programme also canvasses consequences of various choices as well as their legal and religious implications. At the heart of Sexuality Education in Catholic Junior College is the value of abstinence before marriage and the importance of sound and responsible decision-making especially in relationships. Within CJC’s Sexuality Education Programme, there is a further customised Religious Education Programme (REP) for Catholic students and students of different faiths who opt-in.


JC1 Programme

As our freshmen enter a new phase of their lives, CJC’s student development programme begins by helping them make the transition to Junior College by understanding themselves, their goals and their environment. The Sexuality Education programme at JC1 is part of a larger module on building and maintaining healthy relationships – which encompass relationships with their family members and friends, relationships when dating and on social media. The relationship module builds on having the students recognise that they are special - blessed with talents and gifts and just as they are able to give love, they are also worthy of receiving love in a respectful and healthy manner.


JC2 Programme

Given the proliferation of the media today, our students are well able to google information on subjects they are curious about to find answers on their own. The Sexuality Education programme in CJC is part of a larger module on Moral Decision-making. This module aims to equip students with a moral framework and critical thinking skills that will enable them to sift and process the information that is already out there, so that they are empowered to make responsible choices in the complex life situations of today. Ultimately, the programme seeks to nurture students to grow into maturity guided by the college’s values of Integrity and Love.



At Catholic Junior College, the following lessons on Sexuality Education will be taught in 2019:


DATE

 LESSONS / ACTIVITIES

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES & OUTCOMES

SKILLS / COMPETENCIES

 JC1 Term 3 (1.5 hour)1. Building Positive Relationships - Love & Dating (Part 1)
    • To envision the future state of enriching relationships
    • To epin down the essentials of love and dating, and make healthy decisions for thriving relationships
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Responsible Decision Making
 JC1 Term 3 (1.5 hour)2.Building Positive Relationships - Love & Dating (Part 2)
    • To understand how the media influences the way different genders are perceived, and how relationships are to be formed & maintained
    • To understand how to make responsible decisions on public platforms
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Responsible Decision Making
  JC1 Term 3 (1.5 hour)3. Post E-Teens Talk HT Time
    •  Analyse the different impacts of STIs on self and others
    • Understand that consent is based on respect for others
    • Understand that the decision is based on enduring values and not circumstances at that moment
 
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Responsible Decision Making
JC2 Term 1 
(1.5hr)
Moral Decision-making 4 - Understanding Sexuality
    • To gain awareness of their own journey of discovery by examining sources of influence on sexual orientation
    • To gain insight on legal/social/moral perspectives on sexuality
    • To think about the best response they can give when others struggle with their sexuality
 
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Responsible Decision Making

JC2 Term 1
(1.5hr)

Moral Decision-making 5 - Dignity of the Unborn Child 

    • To raise the level of awareness of different factors that need to be considered when making a decision concerning human life.
    • To instil a sense of awareness that the foetus is a human being and needs our protection and respect.
    • To expose students to the emotional and medical risks of sexually promiscuous behaviour
    • To apply the moral decision making process in this issue
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Management
  • Responsible Decision Making


 

 

 






































eTeens Programme


6.  eTeens is a programme developed by Health Promotion Board, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education,  to provide JC 1 students with accurate information on STI/HIV and protection from a health perspective so as to enable them to make wise, informed, and sensible decisions.

 

7. Students are taught skills such as decision-making, assertiveness and negotiation to say “no” to sex and negative peer pressure. They also learn that the impact of STIs/HIV extends beyond themselves and involves their family. Abstinence and upholding family values are the key messages. The desired outcome of the eTeensprogramme is that students are empowered to make wise, informed and sensible decisions.

 

At Catholic Junior College, the eTeens programme will be implemented as follows in 2019:

 

Topics/Lessons

Programme Learning Objectives

Time Period

Mass Talk by HPB appointed vendor

  • Awareness of the different STIs and HIV/AIDS
  • Modes of transmission
  • Modes of protection, specifically the use of condom
  • Consequences and impact of STIs/HIV
  • State the ways of managing the challenges of the impact

Term 3 Week 10

 

 

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS:


  1. Parents may opt their children out of selected lessons from the Catholic Junior College’s Sexuality Education programme, eTeens and/or supplementary sexuality education programmes by MOE-approved external providers.
  2. Parents who wish to opt their children out of the selected lessons from the CJC's Sexuality Education Programme (For JC1, i. Love and Dating 1 (Understanding Healthy Relationships and ii. Love and Dating 2 (Healthy Relationship Practices Online), For JC2, i. Understanding Sexuality and ii. Dignity of the Unborn Child) 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 (JC2) and here (JC1). A hardcopy of the form, duly completed and signed, is to be submitted to the school by 22/02/2019 for JC2 students and 06/08/2019 for JC1 students.
  3. Parents who wish to opt their children out of the eTeens 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 02/08/2019..
  4. Parents may wish to attend the school sexuality education programmes with their children. Parents should contact the school to make the necessary arrangements.
  5. Parents can contact the school at 62524083 for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.