Moe Sexuality Education
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;
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
- To help students develop a moral compass, respect for themselves and for others as sexual beings, premised on the family as the basic unit of society, through the inculcation of positive mainstream values and attitudes about sexuality.
- Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others;
- Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for strong families);
- Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and
- Abstinence before marriage is the best protection against STIs/HIV and unintended 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 Secondary School’s Sexuality Education Programme for 2018
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 subjects that incorporate topics on sexuality include:
- Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
Growing Years (GY) Programme:
i. “The Teenage Years (2nd Edition)” (Lower Sec) Teaching & Learning resource package
ii. “Sense & Sexuality (2nd Edition)” (Upper Sec) Teaching & Learning resource package
6. The values and attitudes of our youth towards sexuality are increasingly shaped by their peers, exposure to the media, popular culture and the internet. Adolescence is a complex stage in life as the adolescent attempts to find his/her own identity and often struggles with new social relationships. The period of middle adolescence (generally from 15 – 17 years old) can be a turbulent period for adolescents. The gap between physical and emotional/cognitive maturity may result in a tendency to act on impulse, experiment with various activities (including sexual activities), sometimes without understanding the unpleasant consequences that may arise from such experimentation. The need for peer acceptance can be overwhelmingly strong, and hinder one’s ability to act responsibly. Given the pressures faced by the middle adolescent from within themselves and from peers, it is important to build a strong sense of self-worth, personal conviction and an understanding of the possible consequences of sexual behaviour.
7. Through “The Teenage Years” and “Sense & Sexuality” packages, secondary students will have the opportunity to develop a positive self-esteem, develop their character, and expand their understanding and repertoire of skills to deal with various issues related to sexuality, which are of prime concern at this age.
At Punggol Secondary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme will be taught in 2018:
8. eTeens is a programme developed by Health Promotion Board, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, for Secondary 3 students to provide them with accurate information on STIs, HIV and protection from a health perspective. eTeens is conducted in two segments – a mass talk segment and a classroom-based programme.
9. 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 eTeens programme is that students are empowered to make wise, informed and sensible decisions.
At Punggol Secondary School, the eTeens programme will be implemented as follows in 2018:
Programme Learning Objectives
(e.g. Term 3 Week 9)
Mass Talk by HPB appointed vendor
· Awareness of the different STIs and HIV/AIDS
· Modes of transmission
· Modes of protection, specifically on how the condom is used
· Consequences and impact of STIs/HIV
Term 3 Week 8
· Learn to negotiate their way out of a risky situation by applying skills of assertiveness and responsible decision-making
Term 3 Week 9
Information for parents
10. Parents may opt their children out of Growing Years, eTeens and/or supplementary sexuality education programmes by MOE-approved external providers.
who wish to opt their children out of the Growing
Years (GY) 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
12. 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 31/07/2018.