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In ACS(Junior), CCA is an integral part of our pupils’ holistic education. The aim of CCA is to teach our pupils knowledge and skills, inculcate in them correct values and desirable social attitudes and provide for healthy and fun recreation.
At the same time, we hope that our pupils’ participation in CCA will cultivate in them a strong ACS spirit of integrity, curiosity, collaboration, loyalty and pursuit of excellence.
We strongly believe that these are important attributes which will equip our pupils well to adapt to the demands of 21st century living.
- The CCA programme offers a wide range of activities and caters for the varied interests and abilities of our pupils.
- The programme provides year-round involvement and allows for a more systematic development of our pupils' interests and abilities.
- The programme includes participatory (intra-school) and competitive (inter-school) activities. The former enables the active involvement of all pupils. The latter gives our pupils the opportunity to experience competition and motivates them to improve their skills towards excellence. It also helps to project the school's distinctive image and thus, promote esprit de corps and school morale.
- Pupils are allotted to the various Houses: Oldham (OLD), Thoburn (THO), Tan Kah Kee (TKK), Goh Hood Keng (GHK), Cheong Koon Seng (CKS), Lee Seng Gee (LSG), Shaw Vee Meng (SVM) and Tan Chin Tuan (TCT). Representation at the school's Annual Track and Field and Swimming Championships is on the inter-House basis.
- Although CCA is open to Pri.2 to Pri.6 pupils, it is optional for Pri.2 and Pri.3 pupils. It is compulsory for Pri.4 to Pri.6 pupils to take part in at least one CCA, which could be a uniformed group, a club, a performing arts group or a sport / game. P4 to P6 boys who wish for their competitive training in a sport outside school to be recognised as a CCA are required to submit an official letter from the club/association to the HOD PE/CCA by 5 January 2018, stipulating their training days and times (at the competitive level at least 4 times a week). The sport has to be an individual sport (e.g. Swimming) that is sanctioned by the Singapore Primary Schools Sports Council as well as recognised by the school. Each request is subject to the HOD PE/CCA’s approval. Once HOD PE/CCA has given her approval and endorsement, the boys need not register for a CCA in the school. However, they will have to submit their monthly attendance sheets (endorsed by his coach or club) to her via the Reception at the end March, June, September and November.
- Pupils are encouraged to pursue and specialise in one CCA. They may participate in a second CCA if they so desire but it should be a less demanding activity to ensure that they do not have too heavy a CCA load.
- Pupils can register for a new CCA at the beginning of the new year and are encouraged to stay in that CCA for the whole year. However, pupils may opt to change their CCA in the middle of the year on medical grounds.
- Attendance is compulsory at every CCA session. A medical certificate or a letter from the parent is necessary if the pupil is absent. Pupils who are present for at least 75% of their CCA sessions will have their CCA reflected in their Report Book.
- Pri.6 pupils have the option to stand down from their CCA from Term 3 onwards.
- Pupils who participate and perform well at the school’s Annual Track and Field and Swimming Championships have the opportunity to represent school in the National Inter-School Track and Field and Swimming Competitions.
Teachers’ competencies, expertise and interests are taken into consideration when they are deployed into the various CCAs. The deployment also ensures that each CCA has at least one experienced teacher who has been in the CCA before. This ensures that the experienced teacher has the knowledge and skills for the smooth running of the CCA and is also able to guide and mentor the new or beginning teachers.
Most CCA will run on Wednesdays and/or Fridays. This allows for other days to be freed for other school programmes and activities, in support for our school policy of a holistic education for our pupils. CCA with school teams may have additional sessions on the other days after school hours and/or Saturdays.
Most CCAs will be held within the school premises with the exception of a few sports which require external facilities specific to the sport.
CRITERIA FOR SCHOOL TEAM SELECTION
The following will be taken into consideration:
- Proficiency and performance.
- Demonstration of good attitude and values such as loyalty, commitment, resilience, teamwork, fairplay and sportsmanship.
- Good behaviour.
- Regular attendance.
- Teachers’ / Instructors’ / Coaches’ professional judgement.
RECOGNITION & AWARDS
- Pupils who have represented the school in Singapore
Primary Schools Sports Council (SPSSC)-sanctioned inter-school competitions and/or represented Singapore in SPSSC-sanctioned or National Sports Association (NSA)-sanctioned competitions are eligible for the following:
- Achievement celebration during assembly in school.
- Achievements reflected in Principal’s Letters.
- Representation and Achievements reflected in Report Book.
- Eligible for Honours Day Awards and MOE EAGLES Awards.
2. The Honours Day Awards recognise pupils who have excelled in their respective CCAs. The pupils’ character, demonstration of school values and good conduct will be taken into consideration during the nomination and selection. Pupils who have made exemplary contributions through leadership, achievements and/or in service through their CCAs will be considered for the MOE EAGLES Award.