Pastoral Care & Career Guidance

Introduction

The ACS (Independent) Pastoral Care and Career Guidance Programme reinforces the need for affective education and provides the essential balance for the school’s academic programmes. Our PCCG programme plays an important part in the school’s overall mission in inculcating moral values in the students. The activities organised aim at character building, improving communication skills and developing leadership traits in students.

For our commitment to providing a values-driven education, the school received the Outstanding Development Award (ODA) for Character Development 2012. The award recognises schools which have innovative, sustainable and exemplary approaches to character development

Programme

Our PCCG curriculum is aligned with that of our school’s core purpose, corporate social responsibility and MOE’s Character and Citizenship Education.

It encompasses formal school –based lessons in PCCG, Sexuality Education, Cyber Wellness, Education and Career Guidance, and our Values-In-Action activities (previously known as Community Involvement Programme).

Themes in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)

  • The Leader Within
  • Family Our Foundation Being a Positive Influence
  • Thinking Heart, Feeling Mind
  • U and I in Community
  • This is Home, Truly
  • The World in Singapore

(Source : Teachers’ Resource Guide, pp 4-5, CCE, MOE)

The Year Outcomes for students in the different levels are tabulated below. The Year Outcomes take into account the age-appropriateness and needs of the students.

The outcomes for the respective years are as follows:

Year Year Outcomes
Y1 & Y2 A student who embraces new experiences, has a strong sense of belonging and contributes significantly to family and school.
Y3 & Y4 A student who understands the needs of others, appreciates diversity and embraces teamwork to serve the school and nation.
Y5 & Y6 A student who recognizes the role and responsibilities of a citizen, develops a sense of shared purpose and commitment to the country and leads his fellow ACSians in service to the nation and the global community.

Education and Career Guidance

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) is about equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to make informed decisions at each key education stage for successful transition from school to further education or work, and hence to manage their career pathways and lifelong learning throughout their lives.

MOE’s ECG provides the following support for students and parents:
Individual Consultations with Students and/or Parents

  • Identifying career interests, strengths, values, passions
  • Selecting Secondary 2 Subject Combinations
  • Exploring Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
  • Mapping Subject Combinations/Courses to Universities
  • Preparing for Admissions (ie., JAE Admissions Exercise – O Levels Result Release)
  • Parent Enquiries/PTM Consultations
  • Selecting CCAs
  • Scholarship Applications
  • Personality Profile Interpretations

ECG Workshops/Briefings on Self Awareness, Career Decision Making, Post-Secondary Educational Options
ECG Online/Physical Resources for Students

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor
Dr Piriya Sasajala, Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Counsellor, is available every Tuesday at the Shakespeare Room, ACS(I) Shaw Library (9am-5pm).
Email: piriya_sasajala@moe.gov.sg

 

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