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Values In Action (VIA)

UPDATED ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2018
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Vision   Students and staff as caring and socially responsible citizens
Mission   To build social cohesion and civic responsibility among students and staff.
Goals   
  • Help students understand some concerns of the community and identify ways they can contribute to the community.
  • Instil in students a sense of civic consciousness and an awareness of their behaviour on the environment. 
  • Ensure all students are involved in VIA. 
  • Build a community of civic-minded staff.
 Values in Action (VIA) is an important component of Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) that supports students' development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community, through the learning and application of values, knowledge and skills. As part of VIA, students reflect on their experiences, the values they have put into practice, and how they can continue to contribute meaningfully.

 In Mee Toh, our VIA programme engages students in a developmental and progressive manner in terms of age-appropriateness and the level of involvement. We also provide platforms and meaningful learning experiences to guide them in serving and leading with empathy and to contribute to school, community and environment actively, internalising and demonstrating values.  

Through various structured and unstructured activities, Mee Tohians learn and develop values such as compassion, responsibility, and care alongside skills such as inquisitiveness, critical thinking, reflective thinking, effective communication and relationship management to become a more confident person who is self-directed and actively contributes to the society at large. 

Key Programmes
Examples of activities planned are as follows
VIA structured.pngIn primary 5 and 6, students work together as a class to plan their own VIA activities. Students identify genuine concerns faced in an area they are passionate about. Teachers act as facilitators to help students structure and carry out a workable plan to solve the concern. Students then share and reflect on the experience. 

These are some examples of activities planned by students:
VIA unstructured.pngOther than these activities, students can also obtain VIA hours from being school or class leaders, student helpers during school events or even volunteering with outside organisations.