Character & Citizenship Education
Mdm Diana Ng (HOD / CCE)
Social Studies Committee
|CCE Lessons Committee||Values-In-Action (VIA) Committee||Guidance Committee|
|Mdm Irni Yusnita||Mr Chua Chun Hua||Ms Jermaine Tan||Ms Grace Kho|
|Mdm Azizah||Ms Yeo Seow Huey||Mrs Woon – Kow Bi Xia||Mdm Joycelyn Tan|
|Mr Lim Beng Hee||Ms Lo Mei Ling||Mrs Olivia Kong||Ms Irene Choong|
|Mr Ten Ren Shyong||Mdm Foo Hwa Kin||Mr Jason Tan||Ms Teffany Chia|
|Mdm Siti Nur Kamaliah||Mr Ng Choon Ping|
|Mdm Shirley Koh||Mdm Soh Shiou Kam|
|Ms Tan Kah Yun|
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.
Every Hong Wen pupil is a person of good character who is loyal to Singapore.
CCE Guiding Principles
Professional development of staff
Partnership with stakeholders
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
The World Map Challenge
Conversational Malay Programme
Total Defence Day 2018
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.
Recess Activities (Game Stations)
International Friendship Day 2018
This year, the theme for International Friendship Day (IFD) is Celebrating the ASEAN Community. With chairmanship of ASEAN and our leading of the milestone celebration beyond ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, we celebrate our shared successes and the growth and resilience of the ASEAN people in our journey thus far. Through greater openness and mutual inter-dependence, we hope to inspire our young to play an active role in fostering economic and people-to-people ties, reinforcing our sense of togetherness and strengthening our ASEAN identity.
A series of exciting activities was planned for our pupils on IFD.
Assembly Programme for International Friendship Day
Recess Activities for International Friendship Day
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.
We commemorated Racial Harmony Day on 16 July 2018. The main theme for the year is Diversity Our Strength. For Hong Wen School, we focused on the theme of ‘Diversity in Arts’ where we celebrate our diversity and share each other’s customs and cultures.
Henna Activity on Racial Harmony Day
Students learning about Kompang
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(ECHA)(Singaporean Citizens only)
Hong Wen Alumni STAR Pupil Award
Hong Wen Good Pupil Award