The Values-In-Action (VIA) Programme in Kranji Secondary School is a 4/5-year programme based on the developmental needs of the students while aiming to positively benefit the community around the school. It seeks to nurture empathetic and responsible students that will contribute meaningfully back to the community through the development of values, knowledge and skills.
To raise students’ awareness of the broader issues which Singapore faces, students will cover 6 different modules in Lower Secondary before embarking on a class-initiated VIA in Upper Secondary. Through these initiatives, students will participate in a range of activities to raise awareness and take action to make a positive difference to the school and the larger community.
Through these VIA initiatives, students learn and exhibit leadership, organisational and communication skills, which are also transferable to other areas in the holistic education.
Students organising a charity donation drive with Its Raining Raincoats (IRR) to collect CNY goodies for migrant workers.
Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) are also strongly encouraged to take on VIA experiences as well. They can contribute back to the community and use their specific strengths to impact the beneficiaries. In the process, students will also develop a greater sense of empathy and care as they grow together as a CCA unit.
The International & Global Studies (IGS) Migrant Workers VIA Collaboration with Keat Hong CC. Students involved in this project planned interactive learning activities and created lesson materials to guide migrant workers' conversational English skills. The students then implemented the workshop and interacted with the migrant workers.
Student Initiated VIA
On top of the VIA opportunities provided by the school, students are encouraged to go beyond what is planned for them at a cohort level and to pursue their area of interest on their own. This will serve as an extension platform for students to express their interest and ideas to embark on their own initiated projects.
Student Councilors organised various activities from arts and crafts to performances for elderly from the Orange Valley Senior Activity Center.
Student Councilors initiated a food donation drive, collecting essential foodstuff for low-income families in collaboration with Food From the Heart.
If they are interested, students may access the Self-Initiated VIA Google form and submit their VIA proposal for approval.