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EDUSAVE CHARACTER AWARD (ECHA) 2019

MOE introduced the Edusave Character Award (ECHA) in 2012 to enable schools to recognise students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions. This is part of the larger goal to foster an inclusive and stronger Singapore as we broaden the qualities and achievements to be encouraged and applauded. The award also supports schools’ continuing efforts in nurturing students of good values and character, who are active contributors and concerned citizens.

Objectives

The objectives of the ECHA are:

·     To send a clear and strong signal of the importance that MOE places on character and values, on par with achievements in the academic domain; and

·     To recognise outstanding students in each school who are exemplary in character, and who can be role models to inspire others.

Form of Award
ECHA awardees will receive a certificate and an award voucher. The ECHA award quanta are as follows:

Level of Awardee

Award Quantum

Primary   3

$200

Primary 4 to 6

$350

 

Nomination
Parents, students, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and other key stakeholders (PSG, Alumni, and parents who have had more than one interaction with the nominee) may nominate deserving students. All nominations have to be made using the
Nomination Form. Completed nomination forms with supporting evidence(s) are to be submitted through your child to the Form teacher or you may leave it at the general office latest by 26 August (Monday).

For queries , please contact Mrs Jessie Soh , Head of Department (Character and Citizenship Education) at lim_chieh_sze@moe.edu.sg

Thank you.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Student must be a Singapore citizen.

2. Student must demonstrate good character and values in a consistent manner.

Students may be identified for the following types of qualities:

    a. Qualities associated with any of the school values :
Integrity, Respect,
         Responsibility, Resilience and/or Compassion.

    b. Demonstrate a high level of civic responsibility: Students must demonstrate
         concerns about issues related to their community or issues faced by others.

        They could initiate simple action or play an active role to address these issues
        and demonstrate commitment to making a difference; and/or

    c. Qualities associated with resilience: Students who persevere despite facing
        difficult circumstances (e.g. financial problems, health issues, family issues, peer resistance etc.)
        and manage to overcome the odds and still do 
commendably well in academic
        and non-academic domains.

3. Students may be nominated regardless of their academic results provided that their weak academic results are not due to negative character traits but are attributed to difficulties that go beyond the control of the student.


It is recommended to use a computer to download and print the form below:

EDUSAVECHARACTER AWARD 2019– NOMINATION FORM

Activities for the Family - The Healthy Timeout Challenge from now till 31 Aug 2019!

The Healthy Timeout Challenge encourages participants

to be active as a family, every day!

By joining this Challenge, participants get access to over 50 different types of fun-filled family-centric activities offered by Health Promotion Board and our partners, and you will receive Healthpoints whenever you participate in these activities.

The Challenge starts from 1 May 2019 and ends on 31 Aug 2019.

 

How?

Participants can now sign up for the Challenge by downloading the Healthy 365 mobile app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and participation is free!

Upon registration, participants will also earn a signup bonus of 350 Healthpoints*!

 

Prizes up for grabs!

There’s also a big reward at the end - the Top 3 participants with the most number of Healthpoints earned through the Challenge from 1 May to 31 Aug 2019, will win hotel staycations!

 

Download the Healthy 365 mobile app and sign up for The Healthy Timeout Challenge now to take part in fun-filled family activities!

 

Find out more and download the full activity list at healthhub.sg/healthytimeout.

 

*T&Cs apply.


To download the information, please click here


Parenting Resources

Resources

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https://schoolbag.sg/ is an online publication by the Ministry of Education, Singapore. It provides parents, educators and the general public with education news, school features and tips.


ICT Connection’s Cyber Wellness for Parents

https://ictconnection.moe.edu.sg/cyber-wellness/for-parents/ provides guides & tips, resources and useful links to help parents reinforce Cyber Wellness education at home.

 

MOE YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/MOESpore/ features videos on school programmes and education-related announcements.


Resources for Parents on Student Well-being

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Resources for Parents to build resilience in children

 

Parents play a crucial role in building a caring home environment that nurtures the social and emotional skills needed to build resilience in their children. To support parents, MOE’s Student Development Curriculum Division has developed a set of resources that provide information and tips on:

  • Understanding resilience
  • Qualities of a resilient child
  • Promoting resilience-fostering interactions at home
  • Recognizing common stress symptoms in your child
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Education and Career Guidance

Primary Student Portal
www.myskillsfuture.sg/primary

My School, My Friends, My Dreams

https://youtu.be/i9fpBx9xeGU


Transition for Primary and Secondary school

Transition at P1 and Primary 6

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0EnKuLTHpQ (Transition to P1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag0QWf_qf3c&list=TLH27ItYVfZS8TVUZCDJYDQNnYzMl6YS0c
(First week of P1)


Cyberwellness


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Parents can now download C-Quest, a new mobile game app developed by MOE, and have conversations on cyber wellness with their children!

C-Quest is specially designed to facilitate meaningful parent-child conversations on their online experiences and explore various cyber wellness issues in order to navigate the cyber space safely and responsibly. Through this app, students will learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The game is meant for parents with children aged 10 to 14. To complete the cyber quest, children have to converse with their parents and answer questions related to cyber wellness to earn stars and collect accessories and equipment for their Cyber Navigators. The game also provides useful tips to the players to manage their online activities. These questions and tips are aligned to the Cyber Wellness lessons in the Form Teacher Guidance Period and the CCE Cyber Wellness Guidance Module. Where opinions differ, the game provides opportunities for the players to talk about their differences and understand how others may feel or think. 

 

The mobile version of C-Quest can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play. You may also access the browser-based version from this link, or copy and paste the following url onto your web-browser.

 

Resources for Parents on Student Holistic Health

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Resources for Parents to develop Healthy Habits in children

https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy?category=Child-Teen-Health provides guides & tips, resources to help parents reinforce healthy habits at home.


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Develop Healthy Habits

Resources for Weight Management (MOE)

The Holistic Health Framework page is developed by MOE to partner parents in helping children develop healthy habits.

 

Highlights

 

·   Why be trim and fit?

·   What’s wrong with being overweight?

·   Find out how much weight he has to lose

·   Choose healthy snacks

·   Healthier cooking methods

·   Safety tips

·   Nutrition tables

· The right amount of food

· Develop healthy eating habits

· Cooking with less fat

· Eating out

· Make exercise a daily activity

· How parents can help

· Weight for height table for boys

· Weight for height table for girls