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Character & Citizenship Education 


A Community of Resilient Citizens with Good Character


To nurture East Springians who are guided by sound values, resilient in the face of challenges, and are active citizens who are future ready

Innovative Programmes / Curriculum

The curriculum content of CCE is based on the three big ideas of Identity, Relationships, and Choices, and comprises the teaching and learning of core values and social-emotional competencies with a focus on developing a sense of purpose in our students. CCE Curriculum Content Areas include:
      1. National Education (NE): nurture engaged citizens, who are socially aware, adept at critical thinking, and informed about local, regional, and global issues
      2. Sexuality Education (SEd): allow students to understand the physiological, social, and emotional changes they experience as they mature and to develop healthy and rewarding relationships
      3. Mental Health (MH): strengthen students’ resilience and wellbeing to cope with life’s situations, relate to others and contribute to the community
      4. Education and Career Guidance (ECG): allow students to explore their strengths and abilities to prepare themselves for the 21st Century, make informed decisions at each key education stage and aspire towards lifelong learning
      5. Cyberwellness (CW): to equip students with the knowledge and skills to harness the power of ICT for positive purposes and be safe and responsible users of ICT
      6. Family Education (FE): encourage students to appreciate their families, reflect on the value of family relationships and broaden their definition of success to include quality family life

Key Events / Activities

There are several learning platforms where CCE is enacted with intentionality. These include CCE Lessons during curriculum time, Key Student Development Experiences (SDEs) beyond the classroom, school-based initiatives, teachable moments during other subject lessons, and learning opportunities beyond school.

Examples of SDEs include:
    • Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
    • Cohort Learning Journeys (LJs):  Secondary 2 National Museum of Singapore in 2021
    • Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Experiences: visits to Institutes of Higher Learning, small group counselling sessions with ECG Counsellor, Work Attachment Programme
    • National Education (NE) Commemorative Days: Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day, National Day
    • NRIC Presentation Ceremony
    • Outdoor Adventure Learning (OAL) Cohort Camps
    • Student Leadership Development (SLD) Programmes
    • Values in Action (VIA)
    • Peer Support: every student a peer supporter through peer bonding, peer helping and peer influencing