What does it mean to be an active citizen?
In ACJC, this means that our students must be able to
- Have a broad worldview
- Work with people of different cultures
- Be cognizant of national issues and international issues affecting Singapore
- Understand what it means to be a Singaporean
- Be an active contributor to the community.
We adopt a two-pronged approach in our active citizenry programme.
Firstly, through the commemoration of key National Education (NE) events, SG Perspectives dialogue sessions with senior civil servants and ministers, and other class-based NE activities, we encourage our students to develop:
- A sense of belonging to the community and the nation
- A sense of reality about the issues affecting Singapore
- A sense of hope that Singapore’s future will continue to be bright
- The will to act and to contribute to the community.
Secondly, Values In Action (VIA) is key to the development of this active citizen, as it
- Provides a platform for students to move from a self-centric to community-centric disposition
- Creates opportunities for collaboration
- Provides an experiential learning journey for them to discover the needs of Singaporeans and thereafter a platform to make a difference.
National Education events:
- Total Defence Day
- Heritage Week
- International Friendship Day
- Racial Harmony Day
- National Day
- SG Perspectives dialogue sessions
- Responsible and Active Citizenry Education (RACE) lessons
- Project Cheer (a collaboration with Tan Chin Tuan Foundation)
- Cohort-wide VIA projects
- Overseas Community Involvement Projects
- Class and CCA-initiated VIA projects