Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Evergreen Primary School
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Purpose of CCA
The CCA Programme provides students with a platform to discover their interests and talents. Students progressively develop CCA-specific knowledge, skills, values and attitudes through sustained participation in any of the CCA groups. CCA also offer excellent platforms for students to learn core values, social and emotional competencies and the emerging 21st Century Competencies.
Students will develop and demonstrate:
· Leadership and teamwork
· Friendship and belonging
· Spirit of service to the community
· Knowledge, skills and values related to their chosen CCA
· Core values, social and emotional competencies and the emerging 21st century competencies as articulated in the 21st Century Competencies Framework
Since the Multi-Modal Programme (MMP) provides the breadth of skills and exposure for ALL students, the school has decided to provide a narrower range of CCAs for students who would like to deepen their interest in specific areas such as the 3 Ethnic Dances, Chinese Orchestra, Netball, Football, Badminton, Art Talent Club and Scouts which have been producing outstanding results over the years.
Our students have also successfully used their experience and exposure in the respective CCAs to apply for DSA to secondary schools and specialised institution like the Sports School and School of The Arts (SOTA).
Visual & Performing Arts
The Performing Arts CCA provide opportunities for students to develop a lifelong passion for the arts. The Performing Arts CCA also nurture students’ creative expression, enrich social, cultural and historical awareness, and build character.
Each of the Performing Arts CCA is distinctive as it comprises its own set of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The four main Learning Outcomes of the Performing Arts CCA are achieved through Appreciating, Creating, Presenting and Responding. These Learning Outcomes cover the extent of students’ experiences that their Performing Arts CCA develops them in.
a. In Appreciating, students are involved in discussing and relating to the value of the respective art form and how this art form applies in their lives and societies across cultures.
b. In Creating, students participate in activities to apply the art-form skills, techniques and processes.
c. In Presenting, students will gain the opportunities to put to practice and showcase their skills in the art form.
d. In Responding, students will learn to think critically and show confidence in their ability to make judgements of art works using vocabulary that is appropriate and representative of the art form.
The Physical Sports CCA caters to students with interest at both recreational and competitive levels. They can focus on learning new skills and knowledge, and developing character and 21CC skills. The Physical Sports develop robustness, fair play and team spirit in pupils.
Uniformed Groups (UG) provide students with authentic learning experiences which will help them develop important qualities such as leadership, teamwork and resilience. The Uniformed Group (UG) activities aim to make good citizens of students by inculcating in them self-reliance, resilience, discipline and a spirit of service to others.
The Uniform Group sessions are designed with the following in mind:
a. Core Curricula
This encompasses the skills, knowledge and attitudes that the student would learn in his/her particular UG;
b. Competitions, Events, Visits, etc.
These encompass the various competitions or events that the student would be involved in;
c. School-Based Initiatives
These encompass the various initiatives and duties schools may require of students in UGs. Examples include ushering or yeoman duties during school functions;
d. Training/Activity and Learning Objectives
Activities are planned with the student’s learning and development of knowledge, skills and values in mind. This ensures a meaningful and holistic CCA experience for the student.