Office for Catechesis

FCC03 The Five Strategies of the Virtues Project™

with Ms Tan Li-Cheng Nicola-Jeanne & Ms Annabelle Tay Ms OR SImone Lai
# Sessions 02
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  DATE/STo be confirmed
TIME

9.30am - 5.00pm (Registration from 9.00am)

 VENUE/MODE* To be confirmed

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COURSE DETAILS
Course Description

The Virtues Project™ is a global initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. This workshop aims to empower catechists and parents to encourage those in their care to live more authentic and meaningful lives by creating safe, caring and learning communities.


The Virtues Project™ was honoured by United Nations during the International Year of the Family as a “model global program for families of all cultures”. It is being used to transform families, schools, businesses, organizations in over 100 countries.


This 2-part course covers the following

• Speak the Language of the Virtues
• Recognize Teachable Moments
• Set Clear Boundaries
• Honour the Spirit
• Offer Companioning
Course Purpose

  • Inspire and encourage others to reveal their virtues, including openness, self-mastery, awe and co-operation
  • Replace shaming and negative language with positive inspiring speech
  • Set clear boundaries that are simple, clear and measurable to create a climate of respect and peace
  • Find ways to facilitate reflection and create beauty and awe
  • Support and mentor children/youths when they face moral dilemmas or need to resolve conflict
Speaker/Trainer
Ms Tan Li-Cheng Nicola-Jeanne

Tan Li-Cheng Nicola-Jeanne, graduated with a honours degree in Psychology and began her career in the logistics industry.  In 2004, after almost 14 years in the corporate world, she decided to venture into Early Childhood Education completing diplomas in Preschool Education and Montessori Studies.  She embarked on her “second career” at Cherrybrook Kindergarten as a teacher and eventually served in the capacity of Principal.  Realising the importance of the parents’ role in bringing up children of good character, she completed a Diploma in Family Education and was later certified as a Virtues Project facilitator.  Since 2016, she has been playing a more consultative role in the kindergarten and spends her time running Virtues Workshops and serving with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and Couple Mentor Journey (CMJ) at St Mary of the Angels.


Li-Cheng is passionate about the value of virtues education, especially in the formative years.  She firmly believes that the virtues are gifts that are within each of us, and our goal is to strive to bring them out in our children, in the people we encounter and most of all in ourselves.

Ms Annabelle Tay

Annabelle has served in the Ministry of Education for more than 10 years. She has taught in both co-ed and girls schools, and has reviewed and formulated education policies at MOE HQ.


In 2012, Annabelle became involved in The Virtues Project after attending the Facilitators Workshop conducted by Mojgan Tosif. Since then, she has led in the implementation of the 5 Strategies at CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace and uses them daily in her life.


In addition, Annabelle also finds joyfulness and purposefulness in her role as a Master Facilitator from The Virtues Project International, assisting local and overseas schools to implement The Virtues Project in their curriculum. She believes that every subject offers an opportunity for educators to build character and awaken the virtues in our children.

In 2014, as Head of Department and facilitator of The Virtues Project, Annabelle led her staff with enthusiasm and fortitude to host the ‘Bringing Character and Citizenship to Life’ symposium. Through this symposium, local and overseas School Leaders, teachers, allied educators and school counsellors, learnt how the use of the 5 Strategies in The Virtues Project can bring out the best in every child.


In recent years, Annabelle also spends her time with the Catholic community and the Special Needs community to inspire families to practise the virtues in their everyday life; to raise children of compassion and integrity in a safe and caring environment. Annabelle is thankful for these opportunities to be of service and continues to pray for certitude to guide her in her journey forward.



Ms Simone Lai
Simone teaches Religious and Moral Education and is the Faith Formation Coordinator at SJI Elementary School (SJIIES), a school that uses the Virtues Project as an intrinsic part of its approach to supporting the students’ development in the virtues so that they can learn to become people for others. As a trained Virtues Project Facilitator, Simone collaborates with management and staff of SJIIES to deepen the culture of practicing virtues and she uses all the strategies of the Virtues Project in her teaching role and pastoral work at the school.


She coordinates the catechism program for Kindergarten children and Elementary Students at SJIIES and teaches catechism. Prior to joining SJIIES, Simone served as a catechist to children in a parish setting and in PAFED’s educational projects of the Catechism of the Good Shepherd for children of age 3 to 12 for over a decade. Simone was a co-founder of PAFED (a not-for profit organization), whose educational institutions; Cherrybrook Kindergarten and Cherrybrook Preschool have been using the strategies of the Virtues Project for years as an integral part of their approach to realizing their mission of educating children of character.


With a Masters in Marriage and Family Studies, Simone has conducted talks and facilitated parenting and marriage workshops for Family Enrichment Society, including programs by IFFD. (International Federation for Family Development). She has also been a presenter to students and parents of different modules of  the H.E.A.R.T program in SJII and SJIIES. Simone has conducted Virtues Project workshops for catechists at ONE and for parents at a government organization. She is passionate about sharing the strategies of the Virtues Project with others as she continues to see how effective they are in building relationships and nurturing the growth of virtues in everyone, including her teenage and young adult sons.


Simone is a certified associate coach of Corporate Coach Academy and is currently working towards certification with International Coach Federation.
Who should attend
  • Catechetical Coordinators

  • Level Coordinators for Children and/or Youth

  • Catechists

  • Assistant catechists, facilitators, volunteers working with children and/or youth

Suggested Course Material
Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® - Basic Bundle

Recommended for EVERY catechist / formator / parent.

An Educator's Guide to Living a Virtuous Life 

US$21.99


Approx S$34.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Virtue Chart Pack

US$8.95


Approx S$12.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® - L1 - L6 Bundle

Large Virtue Card Set

US$79.95


Approx S$127.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Instructional Poster Set

US$79.95


Approx S$127.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Ways to Cultivate Poster Set

US$46.95


Approx S$74.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® - L5 – L10 Bundle

Saint Cards - Volumn One

Sets 1 and 2


US$12.95


Approx S$15.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Saints Cards - Volumn Two

Sets 3 and 4


US$12.95


Approx S$15.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal

US$21.95


Approx S$34.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Virtue Tree Poster

US$7.95


Approx S$12.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Happiness is Living a Virtuous Life - Pack of 50

US$17.50


Approx S$27.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 

Disciple of Christ, Education in Virtue® - Additional Suggested Materials

An Educator's Guide to Living a Virtuous Life 

US$21.99


Approx S$34.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Virtue Chart Pack

US$8.95


Approx S$12.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Large Virtue Card Set

US$79.95


Approx S$127.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Small Virtue Card Set

US$49.95


More Details

Instructional Poster Set

US$79.95


Approx S$127.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Ways to Cultivate Poster Set

US$46.95


Approx S$74.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Saint Cards - Volumn One

Sets 1 and 2


US$12.95


Approx S$15.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Saints Cards - Volumn Two

Sets 3 and 4


US$12.95


Approx S$15.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Life of Christ Lectio Divina Journal

US$21.95


Approx S$34.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Virtue Tree Poster

US$7.95


Approx S$12.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

Happiness is Living a Virtuous Life - Pack of 50

US$17.50


Approx S$27.90*

*Subjected to price fluctuations 


More Details

School Starter Kit 

US$100.95


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Advent Journal, Mother of Life

US$11.95


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And Mary's Yes Continues (Paperback)

US$17.95


More Details

And the Word Became Flesh Journal

US$11.95


More Details

Disciples of Mercy  Journal

US$11.95


More Details

Echoing the Mystery

US$54.99


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Lenten Journal, the Paschal Mystery of Christ

US$11.95


More Details

Let's Pray Together

US$11.95


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Maual for Maroan Devotion

US$29.95


More Details

On the Body of the Lord

US$44.95


More Details

Gospels and Acts Pocket Bible

Rich in Love - The Children of Fatima

Who is the Holy Spirit?

US$12.95


More Details

Works of Mercy Colouring and Activity Book

Contribution Fee

$12.00 per participant for meals

* Given the current COVID-19 situation that is evolving constantly, please make payment only when we get in touch with you closer to the date of this course. Thank you!


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Please Note
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