Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
We aim to:
• Inculcate sound values, strong community spirit and a sense of national identity in students
The CCE emphasises the interconnectedness of the core values, social and emotional competencies and civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills that are critical for pupils' character and citizenship development. This framework will underpin the holistic education to enable our school to better prepare our pupils to thrive in a fast-changing and highly-connected world. Citizenship and Character Education, has always been at the heart of education in Singapore.
Various key programmes such as National Education (NE), Character and Citizenship Education (CCE), Values-in-action (VIA), Social Studies (SS), Co-curricular Activities (CCA) and Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) are in place to inculcate values and build competencies in our pupils so as to develop them into upright individuals and useful citizens.
Driven by the whole school approach of using the principles of Head (Knowing), Heart (Feeling) and Hands (Action), the curriculum is delivered through direct teaching, teachable moments and infusion in the following ways:
• Head (Knowing): Explicit teaching
• Heart (Feeling): Reflect and internalise
• Hands (Action): Apply and contribute
Values and competencies are explicitly taught during character and citizenship education lessons and infused throughout the curriculum as well as through reflection and experience. Service to the school and community, leadership roles and responsibilities, CCAs and project work are various platforms and opportunities for pupils to apply what they have internalised and learnt. In the process of contributing their time, resources and working with one another, the pupils can live out the school values and shine in the community.
Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes
To better position our pupils to take advantage of opportunities in a globalised world, our pupils need to possess life-ready competencies like creativity, innovation, cross-cultural understanding and resilience. Diagram 1 illustrates the Desired Pupil Outcomes and the 21st Century Competencies.
Diagram 1: 21st Century Competencies and Desired Pupil Outcomes
Values form the core of the framework of 21st century competencies, Social and Emotional Competencies (Middle Ring) and the 21st Century Skills (Outer Ring) are required for our young to tap into the rich opportunities in the new digital age while keeping a strong Singapore heartbeat. Our School aims to strike a balance between pupils’ content knowledge as well as the above mentioned competencies and values to thrive in the future.
Desired Pupil Outcomes
The desired outcomes for every pupil are:
- A confident person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively.
- A self-directed learner who questions, reflects, perseveres and takes responsibility for his own learning.
- An active contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, is innovative, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks and strives for excellence.
- A concerned citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong sense of civic responsibility, is informed about Singapore and the world, and takes an active part in bettering the lives of others around him.