All schools are to provide Sexuality Education for their students as follows:
- The MOE Sexuality Education programme, comprising the Growing Years (GY) and Empowered Teens (eTeens) programmes, must be implemented as part of the Character and Citizenship Education curriculum.
- The GY programme must be adopted by all government schools. Independent and faith-based government-aided schools may adopt their own programmes as long as they are aligned to the MOE Framework for Sexuality Education and GY lesson objectives.
- The eTeens programme must be adopted by all secondary schools, junior colleges and Millennia Institute. Independent and faith-based government-aided schools may supplement eTeens with their own programmes.
- The GY and eTeens programmes must only be taught by specially selected and MOE-trained Sexuality Education teachers.
- If schools engage relevant expertise and community resources to supplement Sexuality Education, they must strictly follow MOE’s guidelines on engaging external providers.
- If parents wish to opt their children out of GY, eTeens or supplementary Sexuality Education programmes, schools must allow them to do so.
Implementation requirements apply to the following programmes:
The GY programme is for students from Primary 5 to junior colleges and Millennia Institute (MI).
The required GY curriculum time across the levels are:
|Primary 5 and 6||4 hours per level per year, comprising 8 30-minute lessons each year.|
|Secondary 1 to 4||5 hours per level per year, comprising 5 60-minute lessons each year.|
|Secondary 5||2 hours per year.|
|Junior colleges/MI||3 hours per level per year, comprising 3 60-minute lessons each year.|
The eTeens programme is for Secondary 3 students and Year 1 students in junior colleges or Millennia Institute (MI).
The mass talk segment of eTeens should be conducted by approved external providers.
The required eTeen curriculum time across the levels are:
|Secondary 3||2 hours, comprising 1 hour of mass talk and 1 hour of classroom-based lesson|
|JC/MI Year 1||1 hour of mass talk|