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Pastoral Care and Career Guidance (PCCG)

In line with the Learner Centred Education approach in Woodgrove Primary, teachers are encouraged to touch hearts, take a personal approach, acknowledge and relate with pupils as individuals – ensuring that the self-worth of every person is respected and promoted, helping each pupil feel that they are noticed and that they matter. This is achieved through the provision of a safe and supportive environment to create a strong sense of wellbeing, belonging and security that affirms pupils in their dignity and worth. Hence, Woodgrove Primary adopts a whole school approach that:

    • promotes the enhancement of emotional wellbeing
    • recognises and values the development of resilient young people who feel a sense of belonging and connectedness
    • promotes a sense of meaning and purpose in life

Programmes

  • Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)

FTGP is a weekly platform for Form and Co-form Teachers to build better rapport with their pupils, identify and develop the social emotional competencies (SEL) of the pupils and provide them with better support. (SEL comprises Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Management and Responsible Decision Making.)

  • One to One Conferencing

The one to one conferencing session between teacher and pupil held during FTGP periods focuses on individual pupil development to facilitate bonding and build trusting relationships between pupils and teachers. Every pupil will be given time to share with the teacher in a non-threatening environment. This enables the teachers to provide timely interventions, track their development and socio-emotional competencies and build rapport with pupils, thereby advancing pupils’ quality of school experience.

  • Guidance Talks

o   Bully-Free Awareness Talk
This talk is to help pupils understand what school bullying is and what they can do in a bullying situation. The talk informs pupils the different types of bullying, the parties involved in a bullying situation, effects on bullying, tips on handling bullying and how pupils can play their part by being up standers.

This talk is to help pupils understand what school bullying is and what they can do in a bullying situation. The talk informs pupils the different types of bullying, the parties involved in a bullying situation, effects on bullying, tips on handling bullying and how pupils can play their part by being up standers.

o   Management of Emotions (Stress and Anger Management)
Conducted by the School Counsellor, this is part of the school’s preventive efforts to educate our pupils on two common mental health concerns; stress and anger management. The talk aims at helping our pupils to understand the feelings of stress and anger and strategies our pupils can use to cope with it.

Conducted by the School Counsellor, this is part of the school’s preventive efforts to educate our pupils on two common mental health concerns; stress and anger management. The talk aims at helping our pupils to understand the feelings of stress and anger and strategies our pupils can use to cope with it.

o   Managing Change and Transition
This talk is conducted for the Primary 6 pupils after their PSLE and aims to equip them with the knowledge and skills to cope with transition to secondary school and demands associated with the transition. The areas covered include understanding change and how to positively manage it, knowledge of post-primary education, learning styles, relationship management, handling stress, instilling confidence and building resilience.

  • Education and Career Guidance (ECG)

Pupils gain an awareness of education and career via the formal curriculum, career talks, visits to schools and the ECG online portal. The programme helps to harness pupils’ passion to pursue academic and career aspirations that matches their interest, abilities and values. It also helps pupils to make informed choices when they pursue their educational pathways or enter the workforce.

  • Sexuality Education

Conducted through the Growing Years Programme, Sexuality Education in Woodgrove Primary enables pupils 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.

  • Counselling

Counselling service is provided to pupils with behavioural and emotional issues. Pertinent information pertaining to the well-being of pupils is shared with teachers and parents for appropriate follow-up and intervention.

The Stage Model Referral System

Level 1 - Teacher Intervention

•    Teachers act as advisors when a pupil misbehaves.

•    Teachers may consult the School Counsellor /VP/P in providing appropriate intervention

•    Teachers contact parents to seek support if necessary

 

Level 2 - Counselling Support

•    Behaviour/learning problem persists despite appropriate sustained teacher interventions

•    Referral to School Counsellor

 

Level 3 - External Referral

•    Behaviour/learning problem persists or worsens despite Level 2 interventions

•    Formal referral to external agencies