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Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)
In line with the school’s vision to nurture passionate learners, innovative thinkers and leaders inspired by service who are future ready, CCAs are an integral part of the holistic development of all students in Jurong West Secondary School.
CCAs also play a very critical role in nurturing the school values of Respect, Resilience, Integrity, Care and Excellence in all the students. It provides experiential learning opportunities for students to develop their 21st Century Competencies such as communication skills and critical thinking.
Further, CCAs provide our students with a platform to discover their interests and talents. Well-planned and executed by teachers, CCAs can fuel in our students a life-long love of an activity, be it a sport or a musical pursuit as our students are presented with a platform to discover their interests and talents. CCA activities like camps and overseas excursions provide opportunities for students to learn skills like self-management, social awareness and responsible decision making.
All students participate actively in at least one CCA where they will pursue their interest and passion, discover, develop and excel through CCA experiences both in and out of the school.
The JWSS CCA Programme is aligned to the JWSS CCA Framework, which is:
To develop students into responsible, concerned and adaptable citizens ready for life and work, JWSS focuses on the use of authentic experiences and service to design its programs and equip students with 21 century skills, socio-emotional skills and school values. These authentic experiences include CCA training sessions, competitions, performances, camps, learning journeys and overseas immersion trips. Students are also given opportunities to use their CCA skills to lead and serve the community.
In JWSS, the delivery of Co-Curriculum programmes is modelled after Kolb’s Learning Experience Cycle where experiential learning in authentic experiences are gained through student’s service in CCA (see illustration below). Teacher-facilitated reflections are conducted to help students reflect and concretise their learning. Conclusions drawn from these discussions will be shared with other students and applied in future context whenever possible.