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Character & Citizenship Education

Character & Citizenship Education

Committee Staff

Mdm Diana Ng (HOD / CCE)

Mdm Irni Yusnita (SH / CCE)(Int.)

National Education
and
Social Studies Committee
CCE Lessons Committee Values-In-Action (VIA) Committee Guidance Committee
Mdm Azizah Mr Chua Chun Hua Ms Jermaine Tan Ms Grace Kho
Mr Ten Ren Shyong Ms Yeo Seow Huey Ms Kow Bi Xia Ms Olivia Chan
Mr Lim Beng Hee Ms Lo Mei Ling Ms Yip Shiying Mdm Joycelyn Tan
Mdm Siti Nur Kamaliah Mdm Foo Hwa Kin Ms Irene Choong
Mdm Shirley Koh Mr Ng Choon Ping Ms Teffany Chia
Ms Tan Kah Yun Mdm Li Qiaolan
Mdm Ruby Mdm Soh Shiou Kam

Key Information

Hong Wen School places strong emphasis on Character and Citizenship Education (CCE), which aims to inculcate values and build competencies in our pupils to develop them to be good individuals and useful citizens.

CCE Vision

Every Hong Wen pupil is a person of good character who is loyal to Singapore.

CCE Guiding Principles

Pupil-focus

Purpose-driven

enriching exPerience

Professional development of staff

Partnership with stakeholders

CCE Framework

National Education

Pupil Development

Character Based Discipline

Curriculum and Co-curriculum

Rewards and Recognition

1.        National Education (NE)

NE develops national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instil in our students, confidence in our nation’s future. It also emphasises the cultivation of a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore.

National Education is part of a holistic education. It aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instil in our students, confidence in our nation’s future. It also emphasises on cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore.

4 main NE events:

Total Defence Day
International Friendship Day
Racial Harmony Day
National Day

Main programmes:

The World Map Challenge
NE Gallery
Conversational Malay Programme

 

Total Defence Day 2017

Total Defence Day (TDD) marks the day Singapore was surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 and serves to remind us that we must not take our safety and security lightly.

The theme for TDD this year is, ‘Together We Keep Singapore Strong’. Singapore has remained safe and peaceful over the past 51 years because of the efforts of all Singaporeans. This is essentially Total Defence. Total Defence remains relevant because the threats faced today require all Singaporeans to step up and play their part. Our youth are encouraged to put Total Defence into action in their daily lives by reaching out to one another, forging new relationships and strengthening existing ones to keep Singapore strong and resilient because our greatest strength lies in the unity and resilience of our people.

Porridge Eating

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Recess Activities (Game Stations)

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International Friendship Day 2017

On 3 April, we commemorated International Friendship Day. The theme for International Friendship Day (IFD) is ASEAN 50. Singapore’s friendship with regional countries goes beyond economic collaboration. It has been 50 years since the establishment of this association and members have been working together to accelerate economic growth, social progress, sociocultural evolution while protecting regional peace and stability. As Singapore is an active member of ASEAN, our students need to learn from the different backgrounds and experiences of people in our neighbouring countries and continue maintaining our good relations with them.

A series of exciting activities was planned for our pupils on IFD.

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Racial Harmony Day

Schools commemorate Racial Harmony Day on 21st July. On this day in 1964, Singapore saw racial riots. Racial Harmony Day serves to remind our pupils that social division costs us dearly and that race and religion are potential fault-lines in Singapore society. It is a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of cultures and heritages.

Students should learn to make friends with people of other races and religions and not make fun of people who are different. Students should also learn that in Singapore, people are treated equally regardless of their race and religion and they should also do the same. Students should appreciate the different cultures that make up Singapore.

National Day

National Day marks our Separation from Malaysia, and our emergence as an independent country in the community of nations. Since 1998, a National Day Ceremony was introduced in schools. This Ceremony aims to bring to the students a greater sense of the historical importance and solemnity of National Day. Schools conduct a 15-minute National Day Ceremony which is more formal than the festivities that schools usually organise.

 

2a.       Values Education (VE)

Values are the foundation of CCE. School Leaders take the lead in emphasing values during Assemblies. Through our VE packages, our Form Teachers guide pupils on behaviours they should display consistently. Good role models are highlighted during assembly at the end of each term.

 

2b.       Education and Career Guidance (ECG)

Pupils learn about different jobs in our employment landscape so that they learn good values in the world of work. Pupils also explore Educational Pathways in Singapore which will guide them in choice of post-primary education. Parents are invited to share their work during our ECG Day.

 

2c.       Financial Literacy (Fin Lit)

Through our Fin Lit programme, pupils learn the differences between Needs and Wants, how to make wise spending choices and benefits of savings.

 

2d.       Sexuality Education (SEd)

SEd enables students to understand the physiological, social and emotional changes they experience as they mature, develop healthy and rewarding relationships including those with members of the opposite sex, and make wise, informed and responsible decisions on sexuality matters. Click here for more information on Hong Wen School’s SEd programme.

3.         Character-Based Discipline

Discipline guides pupils in the internalisation of values and behaviours, so that they can learn and grow. Pupils also learn to take responsibility for their actions and work towards the goal of self-discipline.

4a.       CCE Lessons

Pupils learn values, knowledge and skills through CCE Lessons conducted in Chinese. Di Zi Gui is also infused in our CCE Lessons Curriculum. Pupils learn the importance of contributing to the community through our annual Hong Bao Donation.

4b.       Form Teacher Guidance Periods (FTGP)

During FTGP, Form Teachers engage pupils through One to One Interaction so as to strengthen Teacher-Student Relationship and guide pupils in the development of their Social and Emotional Competencies.

4c.       Values In Action (VIA)

Values In Action (VIA) is a learning experience in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) that enhances students’ development as socially responsible citizens through ownership of their contribution to the community.

4d.       CCE is also infused in all IP subjects English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese through daily lessons. CCE is also infused in Physical Education, Co-Curricular Activities, Programme for Active Learning, Chinese Cultural Programme, Environment Programme and Aesthetics.

5.         Rewards and Recognition

Pupils who display good behaviours consistently are eligible for the following awards:

Model Pupil Award (Primary 6 only)

Edusave Character Award(Singaporean Citizens only)

Hong Wen Alumni STAR Pupil Award

Hong Wen Good Pupil Award

 

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