Presence of CCA Teachers at Training Venues

Published Date: 01 March 2015 12:00 AM

News Parliamentary Replies

Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament

Dr Benedict Tan, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament

Question

To ask the Minister for Education whether it is possible to remove the requirement for the teacher in charge of CCAs to be physically present at training venues and leave the duty of care, fully to the external CCA provider.

Response

CCA is an integral part of students’ holistic education. Through CCA, students discover their interests and talents while learning life skills, values and socio-emotional competencies.

CCA activities are supervised as schools are concerned about the safety and well-being of students. The degree of supervision may vary depending on the circumstances. As an example, for overnight or out of school CCA activities, CCA teachers will be present to provide more immediate response should somebody be injured. It would not be prudent to leave the duty of care fully to the external CCA provider.

As far as possible, schools will match teachers to their assigned CCA based on each teacher’s interests and experience, so that they can better encourage and nurture students’ passion in that CCA.

MOE will continue to work closely with schools to enable students to develop holistically through CCAs in a conducive learning environment.

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