Learning for Life Programme
The distinctive programme in Kheng Cheng School is its Learning for Life Programme; Student Voice and Advocacy @ KCS. In SVA@ KCS, students act as advocates and agents of change. They design and implement community service activities to give back to the community (school, external agencies) as they think beyond themselves. Some of the key features of SVA@KCS include:
1) Progressive student outcomes.
The school identifies the stages of the student voice continuum to be taught in various levels (lower, middle and upper primary) in a cumulative approach, beginning from ‘decoration’ stage at Primary 1, to a completely student led stage at Primary 6 where they are expected to plan, negotiate and implement a VIA class activity for the community together.
Learning experiences are differentiated across the levels.
SVA Themes are aligned to the MOE CCE syllabus and students work on projects they want to do.
3) Student Voice is valued & issues pertaining active citizenry are explored.
Teachers use Student Voice to imbue in the students their larger social role as advocates and agents of change, in the design and implementation of a grounds up community service project in VIA, so as to strengthen the Singapore spirit of an active citizen in them.
4) Teachers act as facilitators in SVA.
As facilitators, teachers ensure the students are aware of the goals of SVA@KCS. We consciously involve students in adapting goals and we try to link the content to the world beyond their classroom.
SVA@KCS - School Improvement consists of
School wide programmes put in place through the year:
- to empower students with a voice to step forward to
agents of change; and
- to practise advocacy and active citizenry in their
The infusion of student voice into school activities allow for cross fertilisation of ideas beyond the class and age groups thus enriching the learning experiences of all.
SVA@KCS - Community Service
Joy of Learning
Students are motivated intrinsically to develop their passions and strengths as they explore the landscape around them and work on a project to serve the community.
Develop the Entrepreneurial Dare
Students apply skills learnt in class to the real world as they delve in their passions to serve the community based on an issue close to their hearts. Students realise that not all projects might be a resounding success but they have in them the resilience to try and learn from failure as they do it another time.
Strengthen the Singapore Spirit
Active citizenry is well and alive in SVA@KCS. Students are committed to action in building and deepening the Singapore spirit as they serve the community beyond what they do in the classroom.
Parliamentary Secretary Visit 2017
Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference 2017
Our Learning for Life Programme – Student Voice & Advocacy (SVA) was well-received by the audience at the Conference.