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Sexuality Education Programme @ HIPS

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: 
(i)          To help students make wise, responsible and informed decisions through the provision of                              accurate, current and age-appropriate knowledge on human sexuality and the consequences of                  sexual activity; 
(ii)        To help students know themselves and build healthy and rewarding relationships through the                      acquisition of social and emotional skills of self-awareness, management of their thoughts,                          feelings and behaviours, development of empathy for others, possession of effective                                          communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and 
(iii)      To help students develop a moral compass, respect for themselves and for others as sexual                          beings, premised on the family as the basic unit of society, through the inculcation of positive                      mainstream values and attitudes about sexuality.
3.          The key messages of Sexuality Education are:    
(i)          Love and respect yourself as you love and respect others; 
(ii)        Build positive relationships based on love and respect (which are the foundation for strong                          families); 
(iii)       Make responsible decisions for yourself, your family and society; and 
(iv)       Abstinence before marriage is the best protection against STIs/HIV and unintended                                          pregnancies. Casual sex can harm and hurt you and your loved ones. 

Please visit the school’s Sexuality Education Webpage for more information on Holy Innocents’ Primary School’s Sexuality Education Programme for 2018.

Please visit here for more information on MOE Sexuality Education.

At Holy Innocents’ Primary School, the following lessons from the Growing Years Programme for Primary 5 and Primary 6 pupils will be taught in 2018.

Click  here for schedule of programme.


  •  Parents may opt their children out of the Growing Years programme, and/or sexuality education programmes by external providers.

  •  Parents can contact the school at 6288 6516 for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme.