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Character Education

Develop young people’s values, attitudes and personal qualities, to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. Students will be involved in various programmes such as, NorthLight Programme, Sports & Wellness Programme, Arts Appreciation Programme and Co-curriculum Activities.

CHARACTER EDUCATION


CO-CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES
CCA (Co-Curricular Activities) is an important component of character education in NLS, and forms a part of the holistic, well-rounded education that we seek to provide for our students.

Objectives of CCA:
CCA provides all-round development in students in the following ways:

– it builds character, team spirit and responsibility
– it provides for physical, social and mental development
– it inculcates a sense of belonging to the school
– it provides opportunities for leadership experience and development of leadership potential
– it promotes social integration
– it develops healthy lifestyles
Physical Education & Sports Wellness
As one of three main pillars of Character development and holistic education, Physical Education & Sports Wellness (PE SW) curriculum serve to imbibe in our students the importance of teamwork, resilience, creative problem solving and character & values formation as part of 21 Century CC. The PE SW Department’s curriculum is designed to ensure that students’ learning is made experiential, and fun as most of our students are kinaesthetic and visual learners. The environment our students are exposed to is created deliberately to ensure that their learning is purposeful and nurtures meaningful socio-emotional development. Underpinning the SW curriculum is the philosophical intent NLS PE 2.0 which is premised on the acronym M.O.V.E– Multiple Opportunities for Varied Experiences. These opportunities further serve to enhance our students’ P.I.E.S (Physical, Intellectual, Emotional & Social). Additionally, the PE SW curriculum is developmentally progressive in that it begins with Exposure (different sports, skills and knowledge) to Familiarization through Practise, leading on to Refinement and finally Consolidation.


CHARACTER AND CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION
Our Mission :

Nurturing students to be self-disciplined individuals that live out their values effectively.

Our Approach : Support and Sustain (Children learn best in supportive environment)

Involve stakeholders in implementing discipline structures
Clear understanding of codes of behaviours and roles
Focus on success (catch them good)
Build up quality relationships
Strong involvement of students
Clear and convenient system for obtaining emotional or additional support
Sustained encouragement
AESTHETICS
Aesthetics Vision – Students to discover their talents and strengths, become thinking, creative individuals who contributes to the community.
The Arts Appreciation Programme Framework guides the development of the arts curriculum. It consist of pedagogical approaches for skills and character education to develop the desired learner outcome. It aims to introduce a variety of artistic forms and techniques as a foundational approach to allowing the students to broaden their knowledge and perspective of the arts.
The framework objectives are for every student to be able to Create, Explore and Appreciate the arts. Through the opportunities provided students can develop skills and awareness towards the intrinsic value of the arts.
Discipline
At NorthLight, we see discipline as educational process to develop students intellectually and morally so that sound values are inculcated and lived out on a daily basis. Our goal is to nurture our students into self-disciplined individuals.

We believe in disciplining with care. When we discipline a student, it is not to inflict pain but for the student to learn. Our key approaches include creating a supportive environment and sustainable programmes that focus on success rather than failure. We seek to teach components of good character via social emotional learning through daily routines that will reflect our school values. Teachers and students will also model good behaviour and affirm positive actions. Students who have erred in their behaviour will be re-directed and guided towards the right direction and will take ownership of choices that they make.

We hope that with love, care and clear established rules, our students will choose to live out the school’s values and be responsible in creating a positive learning environment.