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Active Contributors


Developing Active Contributors

Cedarians understand that they can make a positive impact on their community by participating in school events; contributing in cash, kind and action to the school’s Values In Action (VIA) efforts; looking at ways to improve the school community and in time the community at large.  In the process, they acquire the needful problem solving and communication capabilities to put across and implement their proposals and suggestions.


Values in Action (VIA)

Level VIA

Each level has its own age-appropriate signature VIA programme. Students in the upper levels are given opportunities to choose activities that are relevant to the partners that they are working with. Being actively involved in the planning of the VIA activities, we hope students would appreciate the community and develop their sense of commitment in playing their part to make it a better place.

Through the VIA process, students acquire important competencies such as communication and collaborative skills. To enable the students to have greater self-awareness and to learn to work collaboratively, CIT skills have been incorporated in the VIA planning process.

Level

Semester 1

Semester 2

VIA Activity

Partners

VIA Activity

Partners

P1

Appreciating P4 Buddies

 

Family Time with Sharity

Community Chest

Friendship Booklet

Home

P2

Project CARE

(Caring and Respecting the Elderly)

Thye Hua Kwan Senior Activity Centre (MacPherson)

Environmental Effort : Creating Awareness

Public Hygiene Council

 

NParks

 

NEA

P3

Environmental Efforts : Recycled items & Planting

NEA

NParks

Project CARE

(Caring and Respecting the Elderly)

Thye Hua Kwan Senior Activity Centre (MacPherson)

P4

Project CARE

(Caring and Respecting the Elderly)

Thye Hua Kwan Senior Activity Centre

(Ang Mo Kio)

Environmental Efforts : Setting up booths in school and Sennet Estate

NEA

NParks

Sennet Estate

P5

Donation Drive

St John’s Home for the Elderly Persons

Hosting the Elderly for National Day Celebration

St John’s Home for the Elderly Persons

P6

Post PSLE Activities

Project CARE

(Caring and Respecting the Elderly)

 

Pay It Forward

Thye Hua Kwan Senior Activity Centre

(Ang Mo Kio)


Whole School VIA : Canteen Clean Up & Daily Clean Up

The focus of the CCE programme at Cedar is to create an engaging learning experience for students in their journey towards active, reflective and responsible citizenship. The concept of a ‘sense of belonging towards school’ in which students share common values and have co-ownership of the responsibilities in the school is used to achieve these outcomes. The Canteen Clean Up and Daily Clean Up help to realise these outcomes.

Environmental Efforts

At Cedar Primary School, we are always looking out for opportunities to partner external agencies in educating our pupils and creating awareness about environmental issues. The Environmental Education team comprises teachers and Environmental Student Leaders  who actively organise events/programmes yearly for our Cedarians, such as :

    • Recycling Box in class
    • Observing Greenwave yearly
    • No Waste Day yearly
    • No Plastic Bag Day yearly
    • Earth Hour – yearly
    • House Challenge – collecting old newspapers/clothes

Achievements

2011 Singapore Green Audit Award: Palm Award

2012 Singapore Green Audit Award: Hibiscus Award

2013 Singapore Green Audit Award: Lotus Award

2013 3R Award: Gold Award

Project H2O (organized by Public Utilities Board): Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up in 2012 

Project H2O (organized by Public Utilities Board): Runner-Up in 2013


Aesthetics 

The Arts Education at Cedar Primary School focuses on creating a vibrant and enriching aesthetics culture through providing a broad-based arts experience for our students. The programmes planned seek to enrich the arts curriculum, which promotes creativity, discovery learning and expression. It also nurtures a lifelong love and appreciation of the arts in our students.  Students who exhibit aptitude and potential are identified and placed in the Arts CCAs and/or fielded for performances and competitions.

We believe that these are important avenues to bolster our students’ self-esteem, develop and sustain their interest in the arts, instill independence and bring out their potential.  Through their external performances, students also contribute back to society by bringing the arts to the people. 

External Platforms in Aesthetics

Student Artists, participation in the SYF Visual Art Presentation Participation

Student Artists, participation in the External Recycling Art Competition

Student Artists, participation in the HMPS-UNAS Visual Art Drawing Competition

‘Protecting our Env; Our Future Together’

Creative Dance, Cedar 30th Anniversary Celebrations – Indian Contemporary and Hip Hop 

Creative Dance, Potong Pasir National Day Celebrations performance

Creative Dance, South East Clean and Green SG 50 performance

Brass Band Performance at One KM

Performance at the Thye Hwa Kuan Senior Activity Centre at Macpherson

SYF 2016 Theme Motif Design Contest organised by Arts Education Branch, MOE

SYF Arts Presentation, Brass Band 

SYF Arts Presentation, Creative Dance - Contemporary Dance

SYF Dance Performance, Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Learning Journey to the SAM - Singapore Art Museum, Student Artist

Achievements

Student Artist CCA – Certificate of Participation 

Brass Band – Certificate of Accomplishment, Bronze in Singapore International Band Festival 

Contemporary Dance – Certificate of Accomplishment