MOE Sexuality Education In Schools
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
(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
Updated: Jan 2018
3. unit of society, through the inculcation of positive mainstream values
and attitudes about sexuality.
4. 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
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