The school’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP) was designed with the conviction that education should extend far beyond the classroom, shaping not only scholars of academic excellence but also fostering responsible, compassionate, and community-minded individuals.
Named the ‘Green Compass Programme’ (GCP), the LLP is thoughtfully crafted to ignite the spark of community and youth leadership in our students, motivating them to undertake meaningful actions that catalyse positive change in their everyday lives. This programme serves as the guiding light, illuminating the path to responsible citizenship, environmental stewardship, and deep personal growth.
LLP - GCP Committee
Promoting Sustainable Living in the Community
Inspired North Stars, Inspire Actions - To inspire and encourage fellow North Stars to serve the wider community
Every student a Champion for Change
Key Objectives of the Green Compass Programme
North Stars will:
- Develop awareness on environmental issues and ways to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
- Take consistent actions to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle waste as responsible consumers.
- Advocate green values, knowledge, and skills as a class, in school and beyond as active citizens in the community.
|Sustainable Waste – Students will participate in an interclass plastic bottles recycling competition and use bottle caps to make corporate gifts for our stakeholders and community partners.
|Sustainable Food Sources – Through traditional soil farming, hydroponics and aeroponics, students will explore experiential learning on different sustainable food sources.
|Sustainable Habits – Student-Initiated / Led Service-Learning Projects, collaboration with Morning Star Student Care Centre, Joy Connection (BCARE Student Care Centre) & PCF Sparkletots@ Sengkang Central Blk 208 to teach preschoolers how to sort waste and cultivate sustainable habits
|Sustainable Gifting – Students will use recycled materials to wrap their donations in kind for the seniors from Sengkang Community Hospital, BCARE Senior Activity Centre, SunLove Home and Bright Hill Evergreen Home.
As our North Stars journey through the Green Compass Programme, they will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to lead meaningful environmental and community initiatives.
Secondary 1 students participated in the GCP in May 2023, where they made a positive impact to the environment and the community through a variety of activities.
Secondary 2 students created upcycled artefacts from waste materials. The upcycled artefacts include no sew fabric pouch, phone stand and felt coaster.
Highlights / Achievements
Annual Design for Change Singapore Challenge
2020: Featured in the ‘A Onederful World by Design - Global Be the Change Festival’
2021: Commendation Award for a project entitled, ‘Caring for the Elderly in our Neighbourhood’ by 3E1 VIA Core Team
2022: Commendation Award for a project entitled, ‘Creating accessible and appealing food menus in our School Canteen’ by Sec 2 VIA Champions
Values in Action Experiences
We are unwavering in our commitment to fostering responsible and socially conscious citizens who are deeply passionate about effecting positive change within their community.
Our Values in Action (VIA) experiences equips our students with a solid foundation that empowers them to initiate projects aimed at enhancing the well-being of both our school and the community. These projects are designed not only to create a positive impact but also to ensure that impact is sustainable.
- Green Compass Programme
- Community Youth Leaders Club (established in 2019)
Our overarching vision, ‘Every Student a Champion for Change’, is the driving force behind our efforts. It provides a platform for our students’ voices to be heard, encourages exploration of social innovation, and nurtures enduring partnerships with our community collaborators. This collaboration leads to the co-creation of service projects that directly address pressing concerns, fostering a sense of ownership and an enduring dedication to serving others.
The array of VIA experiences instils a strong moral compass in our students, preparing them to become World-Ready Youths who learn, grow and lead. Our aspiration is for our North Stars to carry their passion for community service far beyond their 4 - 5 years at CVSS and become active agents of change, continuously striving for the betterment of others.
Secondary 3 students performed a song item for the seniors at Sunlove Home.
Secondary 4 students thoughtfully packed goody bags to bring joy to the seniors and patients for our school's community partners - Bright Hill Evergreen Home, BCARE Senior Activity Centre, and Sengkang Community Hospital.