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Global Citizenship Programme


Rationale

1. Internationalisation fund is given to schools so that each Singaporean child would have the opportunity during his/her schooling years to immerse in the culture of another country.  

2. Hence, the conceptualisation of this Global Citizenship Program is to educate our students to have a global outlook and perspective of the world. This is to prepare our students to be future relevant and culturally aware.

Learning Approach

CCE’s Head, Heart, Hands Approach is used as Global Citizenship Program’s Learning Approach.

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Head:
The program allows our students to learn many things about themselves and the country they are visiting. They learn to collaborate, to respect fellow schoolmates and foreign friends, develop leadership abilities and public speaking. They learn independently using ICT initiatives as they adapt to different living and studying conditions overseas. They will also have a greater awareness of another country's culture and education system.

Heart:
The program gives opportunities to our students to care for their schoolmates, teachers, and foreign friends by working together and exhibiting the right school values (Graciousness, Resilience, Responsibility, Integrity, and Diligence).

Hands:
The program allows our students to make a difference to their schoolmates and teachers by helping them, and to their foreign friends, through the conduct of service-learning activities. The program also serves as a training platform for students to hone their leadership skills; both self, and peer.

Target Group and Programme Details

The Secondary 3 cohort is the target group.

In line with holistic education, we will look at the overall development of the student before the student disqualifies himself or herself. There are 3 main areas in which we would focus on; academics, CCA, and behaviour. Each student is expected to minimally pass their mid-year examination and attain and attendance of at least 75% in their respective CCA. The student's conduct is generally expected to be good and will be corroborated by the Year Head and Assistant Year Head.

The purpose and pre-requisites of this programme serve to motivate the students to manage themselves and work towards a goal. Essentially, we hope that students will be spurred on to strive for academic success, display genuine enthusiasm for their CCA by attending it regularly, and learn to conduct themselves in the best possible manner by practising sound self-management.

Destinations


The destinations had been carefully shortlisted, with the following factors taken into consideration.

    1. Age-appropriateness
    2. Focus on South East Asia and China
    3. Affordability

Changes to the shortlisted destinations may be made if there is a high possibility of a natural disaster or any foreseeable circumstances that may pose a threat or risks the safety of our students and staff who will be travelling there.

Shortlisted destinations for 2018

    • Shanghai, China
    • Hong Kong, China
    • Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Global Citizenship Education (GCE)


In line with the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) 21st Century Competencies (21CC) Framework of Civic Literacy, Global Awareness and Cross-Cultural Skills, Springfield Secondary School made Global Citizenship Education (GCE) a key focus in 2018. This programme consisted of two separate aspects. The first of which was to be gracious hosts to overseas visitors and visiting schools who wish to learn more about Springfield Secondary School’s education system, student life, teaching practices and have a first-hand experience at a Singaporean education system.

School Visits
Springfield Secondary School was privileged to host students and teachers from Yayasan Bunda Hati Kudus School from Indonesia on 3rd April 2018. The school also hosted a delegation of teachers and students from various Hong Kong colleges and secondary schools as part of the Singapore Hong-Kong Exchange Programme (SHKEP) 2018. In addition to acting as ‘tour guides’, our students were also ‘buddies’ to the Hong Kong students who shared their curriculum timetable from 16th July to 20th July 2018.  

Springfield Secondary School was fortunate to play host to Mr Mosca from Scuol, Switzerland in April. A former Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Snowboarder, Mr Mosca gave an inspirational talk on his experiences in competitive snowboarding and as a teacher in Switzerland. During his visit, Mr Mosca immersed himself in school lessons to learn first-hand about Singapore’s education system, Springfield’s school values and management and teaching pedagogies, specifically those that demonstrated the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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Global Citizenship Education Overseas Trip Programme


The second aspect of Springfield’s Global Citizenship Education in 2018 was the Overseas Trip Programme in which all Secondary 3 students were given the opportunity to participate in an overseas learning trip. Made possible by the International Experience (TIE) Fund from the MOE, the programme aims at providing opportunities for authentic learning to broaden students’ worldview and deepen their acquisition of the 21CC. The trips were carefully organised in line with the Character and Citizenship Education’s (CCE) Head, Heart, Hands Approach. The next few pages detail the rich immersive experiences captured by the students during their visits to the various Asian and Southeast Asian countries around the region and the valuable lessons they had learnt on the trips.

GCE China, Shanghai


Key Events:
  • Urban Planning Centre
  • Amazing Race around Shanghai
  • Visit to Shanghai Singapore International School
  • Farming Experience at Mahota Farm

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GCE Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh


Key Events:
  • VIA Activities with Primary Schools in Ben Tre Province
  • Farm Visit and Padi Planting in Ben Tre Province
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ben Thanh Market

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GCE Cambodia, Siem Reap


Key Events:
  • Service learning at Oroluos School, a free school for all children in the rural village
  • Leather carving at Little Angels Center, where students learned how to carve leather from poor and orphaned children
  • Cultural visit to Angkor Archaeological Park
  • Visit to Killing Field and War Museum

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GCE Cambodia, Phnom Penh


Key Events:
  • Classroom Immersion atHun Sen Bun Rany Wat Phnom High School
  • English Language lessons, Games and Classroom and Library decoration to Preah Norodom Primary School
  • Choeung Ek Killing Fields Memorial Museum
  • Wat Ounalom, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom Hill

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GCE Thailand, Chiangmai


Key Events:
  • Montfort College Classroom Immersion Programme
  • Montfort Home for Education Values in Action Programme with the collaboration of Pa Kluay, Village
  • Hiking at Doi Inthanon and Vachiratham Waterfall
  • Cultural Visit to Chiang Mai Arts and Cultural Centre and Wat Phan Tao

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GCE Thailand, Samut Prakan


Key Events:
  • Assumption Samutprakan School (ACSP) Immersion Program
  • Joint Performance with students from ACSP on Thai Music, Krabi Krabong and Thai traditional dance
  • Cultural Visit to Erawan Museum, Ancient City and Wat Asokaram
  • Educational and guided tour of Amphawa Chaipattananrak Project

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