VIA in Juying Primary School takes reference from Moral Knowing (Head), Moral Feeling (Heart) and Moral Action (Hand), based on the work of Thomas Lickona (1991). It comprises application of values in the domains of class, school and community. Through the activities to build social cohesion and civic responsibility, our pupils are nurtured to become socially responsible and this develops their sense of belonging and commitment to the community and country.
To develop pupils who are socially responsible with a sense of belonging and commitment to the community and country.
VIA in Juying Primary School takes reference from Moral Knowing (Head), Moral Feeling (Heart) and Moral Action (Hand), based on the work of Thomas Lickona (1991). It comprises application of values in the domains of class, school and community.
With the school’s Environment Education focus in mind, the VIA experiences are generally designed for pupils to gain an awareness of their environment and the issues that surround it. With that awareness, pupils take action and advocate to make a difference to the environment.
Primary 1 & 2: Daily Classroom Clean ‘BFF’
The lower primary pupils experience the BFF programme which stands for Board, Floor & Furniture as the focus of their VIA project. The objectives are to instil routines, inculcate responsibility and to create awareness and ownership of keeping the school, especially the classrooms clean and tidy at all times.
Primary 3: Hydroponics
Aligned to the pupils’ science curriculum, the pupils come together as a class to grow and harvest vegetables. The harvested vegetables are then distributed to members of the community.
Primary 4: Buddy Clean Programme
The Buddy Clean Workshop is based on NEA’s programme – Project Buddy Clean, aims to inculcate positive social values and norms on cleanliness amongst students. The environmental based Values-In-Action programme leverages peer influence and feedback to shape behaviour and foster shared ownership and responsibility of common spaces through regular cohort-wide cleaning.
Primary 5: Water Conservation
In line with the school’s aspiration for pupils to conserve water and energy, pupils visit the NEWater plant and create a product to advocate fellow schoolmates to conserve water in the school.
Primary 6: Service Day
Part of appreciating the environment involves appreciating those who take care of the environment. Pupils shadow school attendants to understand more about their roles. Through such understanding, pupils share the importance of lending a helping hand to the school attendants in keeping the school vicinity clean. The experience culminates in a service day where school attendants are appreciated through a planned programme.