MOE Sexuality Education In Schools
1. Sexuality Education (SEd) in schools
is about enabling students to understand the physiological, social and
emotional changes they experience as they mature, develop healthy and rewarding
relationships including those with members of the opposite sex, and make
wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality matters. SEd is premised
on the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. This means
encouraging healthy, heterosexual marriages and stable nuclear family units
with extended family support. The teaching and learning of SEd is based
on respect for the values and beliefs of the different ethnic and religious
communities in Singapore on sexuality issues.
2. The Goals of Sexuality
Education are to:
students in managing their physiological, social and emotional changes
as they grow up and develop safe and healthy relationships;
students to make wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality
(c) Help students
develop a moral compass and respect for themselves and others by having
positive mainstream values and attitudes about sexuality that are premised
on the family as the basic unit of society.
3. The Key Messages of
Sexuality Education are:
(a) Love and
respect yourself as you love and respect others;
positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation
for strong families);
(c) Make responsible
decisions for yourself, your family and society; and
before marriage is the best protection against STIs/HIV and unintended
pregnancies. Casual sex can harm and hurt you and your loved ones.
You may click here for
more information on MOE Sexuality Education.
Overview of Queensway Secondary School's Sexuality Education Programme for 2024
4. Sexuality Education is delivered
in a holistic manner through the school curriculum. The content for Sexuality
Education is grouped into five main themes: Human Development, Interpersonal
Relationships, Sexual Health, Sexual Behaviour, and, Culture, Society and
Law. You may click here for more
information on the scope of Sexuality Education in the school curriculum.
5. The subjects that incorporate topics
on sexuality include:
b. Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
SEXUALITY EDUCATION LESSONS
6. The values and attitudes of our
youth towards sexuality are increasingly shaped by their peers, exposure
to the media, popular culture and the internet. Adolescence is a complex
stage in life as the adolescent attempts to find his/her own identity and
often struggles with new social relationships. The period of middle adolescence
(generally from 15 – 17 years old) can be a turbulent period for adolescents.
The gap between physical and emotional/cognitive maturity may result in
a tendency to act on impulse, experiment with various activities (including
sexual activities), sometimes without understanding the unpleasant consequences
that may arise from such experimentation. The need for peer acceptance
can be overwhelmingly strong, and hinder one’s ability to act responsibly.
Given the pressures faced by the middle adolescent from within themselves
and from peers, it is important to build a strong sense of self-worth,
personal conviction and an understanding of the possible consequences of
7. Through the Sexuality Education
lessons, secondary students will have the opportunity to develop a positive
self-esteem, develop their character, and expand their understanding and
repertoire of skills to deal with various issues related to sexuality,
which are of prime concern at this age.
For information on QSS's Sexuality Education Programme, please click
Information for Parents
8. Parents may opt their children out of
the Sexuality Education lessons, eTeens and/or supplementary sexuality
education programmes by MOE-approved external providers.
9. Parents who wish to opt their children
out of the Sexuality Education lessons need to complete an opt-out form.
You may find a hard copy of the form here.
Please complete the hard copy form and submit it to the school office by
22/01/2024 (all levels).
10. Secondary 3 parents who wish to opt
their children out of the eTeens programme need to complete an opt-out
form. The form can be found here.
A hardcopy of the form, duly completed and signed, is to be submitted to
the school office by 31/01/2024 (Secondary 3).
11. Parents can contact the school at firstname.lastname@example.org
for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s Sexuality Education