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Character and Citizenship (CCE) Programme


The Character and Citizenship (CCE) programme seeks to develop active contributors and concerned citizens who exemplify the school values. 

In line with the school’s Educational Framework which adopts Howard Gardner’s “Five Minds for the Future” as its theoretical underpinning, the CCE programme seeks to nurture students who possess the following: 

Disciplined Mind:
Students should acquire self-awareness and self-management competencies to achieve self-actualisation. Through an engaging CCE curriculum, students should also acquire self-discipline to master various areas of study or craft.

Synthesising Mind:
As active learners and critical thinkers, students should be able to synthesise different sources of information with their world knowledge and social-emotional competencies. Opportunities are created for students to apply social-emotional competencies, life skills and cross-cultural literacies.   

Creating Mind:
Students should be passionate about social and global issues as active contributors. To be innovative and confident leaders, students should be open to various perspectives, have an understanding of world issues and be resilient. Students should seek to develop solutions to better the lives of others.

Respectful Mind:
Students should possess the socio-cultural sensitivity and awareness to interact with diverse groups of people. These cross-cultural literacies will also develop students to be global in outlook. Students should acquire the skills and competencies of perspective-taking, social awareness and relationship management. 

Ethical Mind:
Students should be grounded in values to make responsible decisions. They should acquire the skills and competencies in self-awareness, self-management and relationship management. As concerned citizens, students should possess the confidence to advocate for worthy causes within the community.

The CCE programme is implemented through the following platforms

  • Roots & Wings Curriculum
“Two great things you can give your children: one is roots, the other is wings.”  Hodding Carter 

Roots and Wings lessons are facilitated weekly to nurture students to have a sense of rootedness to the nation and to be rooted to sound values. At the same time, the school hopes for students to develop wings to fly according to their aspirations and the wings to be a global citizen. The curriculum is conducted with a variety of pedagogies to encapsulate lessons on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), cyber wellness, sexuality education, and career guidance.  

  • Interaction Lessons
Interaction lessons are conducted fortnightly to facilitate National Education programmes, school values lessons and class bonding activities. Form teachers use these lessons to enhance the class spirit. 

  • Assembly Periods
Assembly periods are planned to provide a variety of experiences for students to enhance their acquisition of lifeskills and values. These include commemoration of National Education events, level assemblies, target setting sessions, aesthetics performances and Values-in-Action sessions. 

  • Values-in-Action programme (VIA)
Service Learning has been adopted as the approach for VIA projects. Service Learning sessions are facilitated by form teachers where students discuss community needs, plan and implement an action plan to meet those needs. Different levels are given different communities to reach out to, thus meeting different needs in the community.

  • Work Attachment
Work attachment opportunities during June and December vacations are provided for students in Secondary 3 to sign up. Opportunities in different industries help to enhance students’ understanding of the working world and broaden their world view.

  • Career Talks
Career talks are organised for Secondary 4 students during their Level camp to expand their knowledge and understanding of post-secondary options. Speakers from tertiary institutions and different industries are invited to provide students with information to make informed decisions. 

All lessons and school experiences are designed to achieve the school’s CCE level outcomes. These level outcomes are specific to each level to meet their developmental needs. 


The CCE level outcomes for each level of students are as follows:

Sec 1
Understand self, family, friends and school
Develop sense of belonging to school and nation
Understand the cultural differences between the East and the West

Sec 2
Being a good team player
Understand that one can make a difference to the community
Understand Singapore in the context of the region

Sec 3  
Becoming who I can be
Understand that one can inspire others to make a positive contribution
Understand Singapore in a globalized context

Sec 4
Becoming an all-round leader with moral integrity who is global in outlook and contributes actively to the community