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Active Citizenry

Aims

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.

Approach

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.

Programme

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

VIA programmes:
  • Project Cheer (a collaboration with Tan Chin Tuan Foundation)
  • Cohort-wide VIA projects
  • Overseas Community Involvement Projects
  • Class and CCA-initiated VIA projects