Learning for Life Programme 1 - MCCA
The Modular CCA (MCCA) is a teacher-initiated innovation which focuses on the development of 21st century competencies using sports skills and life skills modules.
During the sports skills component of the MCCA, students go through sports modules such as tchoukball and game concepts which help them to develop perseverance and resilience. Through game concepts, Lower Primary students are exposed to territorial invasion game concepts before progressing to striking and fielding game concepts at Upper Primary. These additional learning opportunities augment the development of students’ sports abilities beyond those learnt during PE lessons and encourages students to be open-minded about learning new things. It also allows them to discover their interests and talents in different sports.
Besides developing sport skills, the acquisition of life skills is also an important aspect of MCCA. Our students learn skills through simple household chores in the Home Helper and I Can Cook programme, while the Environmental Awareness component and discussions on current affairs (‘NEWS’) develop our students’ sensitivities and their sense of responsibility towards the world they are living in.
|Students learning game concepts and strategies during MCCA lesson|
|Students having fun at a Tchoukball game and learning in-line skating|
Learning for Life Programme 2 - Thinking Art
The Thinking Art programme seeks to equip our pupils with skills from the different art genres. The progression of skills acquired over 6 years serve as a solid foundation which our students can tap on for their secondary education and beyond. Students also become citizens who are appreciative of the arts, especially the visual arts. The two main components for Thinking Art are Media Art and Recycling Art.
In Media Art, Primary 1 to 3 students learn Digital Art through mini-projects, learning to colour and draw using tablets and stylus. From Primary 4 to 6, students learn to create their own thematic videos which involve skills like brainstorming, scriptwriting, storyboarding, shooting and editing. The use of ICT for this media art component provides the platform to expose and develop our students with the necessary ICT skills which they will require in the future.
In Recycling Art, students learn to appreciate the different elements of art. Their learning is scaffolded, from understanding simple two-dimensional forms to three-dimensional forms. The hands-on approach nurtures the students’ aesthetics awareness through getting the students to reflect on the purpose, meaning and process of art making.
|Students learning about 3D recycling art through creating their own sculptures|