Moral and Civic Education
Our school pays particular attention to the development of morality. Students are given training to be responsible citizens who are able to exercise their rights and perform duties in the hope that they become servant leaders. For this reason, we hold activities that cultivate students' love and care, compassion, and respect for the spirit of others. In addition, we hope to lay a strong foundation for students to have a basic understanding of the rights and obligations of citizens, the relationship between individuals and groups, and the related qualities of democracy, respect, and the rule of law.
The Moral and Civic Education Committee is trying to make the division of moral education and civic education clearer and promote different values in a systematic way. The Committee organized Other Learning Experience (OLE) talks, social services and a multitude of activities for students.
The OLE talks for junior forms focused on moral education and social responsibilities. Talks about animal rights, persons with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, children in war, etc., were organized. Through their sharing, students were inspired and understood the social issues from first-hand information. They also realized that social issues not only happen in books or newspapers but to people around us. Students were encouraged to understand all walks of life and their social awareness was aroused.
The committee also wishes to turn their awareness into actions. In order to do so, we run multiple social service teams (Permeance), clubs (Social Service Society) and uniform groups (St. John Cadet and Scouts & Venture). Through various types of activities, students can enhance their awareness of the community while also spreading the spirit of Christ from school to society.
In senior forms, the focus would be mainly on civic education. Students were provided with a variety of opportunities. For example, they joined the Mock Trial, law-related programmes, Top Ten News Election, etc., which helped promote their involvement in the society. Also, students are required to be volunteers on a flag selling day every year. We hope students understand both rights and obligations, and become responsible citizens.
All in all, students participated in various activities to understand the difficulties of disadvantaged groups, from the local community to the world. Equipped with a better understanding of different situations and life needs, we truly believe our students have increased their awareness and desire to serve others.