Values in Action (VIA)
In line with the school’s mission and vision of nurturing caring students, St Margaret’s Secondary School has in place a developmental Values in Action (VIA) Programme, which encompasses various facets of the community.
The local VIA programme was developed under the following umbrellas: Outreach to the Community, Outreach to the Elderly, Outreach to Disadvantaged Groups and Caring for the Environment.
Our aim is to ensure that by the end of a student’s four or five-year term with the school, she would have experienced the various aspects of community service and as such, developed a sense of compassion for the less fortunate and continue to serve in the community after her graduation.
Apart from the school’s local outreach, the Overseas Community Programme gives students a global perspective on the less fortunate and allows them to appreciate the simplest aspects of life. In this endeavour, the school forms partnerships with various organizations to better serve the global community.
The school also exposes our students to service learning on a larger scale as it allows students to take ownership of their own community service and also encourages creativity, entrepreneurship, leadership and camaraderie.
In the process of the student’s involvement in the VIA programme, leadership skills, independent learning, teamwork, creativity and confidence are encouraged.
The Values In Action programme serves to develop in our students a deep sense of care and concern. We hope to see our students caring for the community beyond their years with us in St. Margaret’s. We want to see our girls become good citizens of the global economy, the nation and the school.
The VIA is meant for all students and staff. With each level of students targeting different facets of the community, we can truly take pride in serving the society.