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Edusave Character Award


EDUSAVE CHARACTER AWARD


MOE has introduced the Edusave Character Award (ECHA) to enable schools to recognise students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions. This is part of the larger goal to foster an inclusive and stronger Singapore as we broaden the qualities and achievements to be encouraged and applauded. The award also supports schools’ continuing efforts in nurturing students of good values and character, and who are active contributors and concerned citizens.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students must satisfy the following eligibility criteria before they can be given the ECHA:

 

1.       The award is given out to Singaporean students who have met the selection criteria and who have cleared the selection process. All Singaporean students are eligible regardless of the level that they are in.        

2.         The nomination process is open to all students, staff, parents and partners (coaches, long-term vendors, etc).

3.         Students may be nominated regardless of their academic results provided that their weak academic results are not due to                    negative character traits but are attributed to difficulties that go beyond the control of the student.

4.          The nominated student must have demonstrated good character and values in a consistent manner. Students may be                         identified for the following types of qualities:

             (a)          Qualities associated with the school values  and/or
             (b)          Demonstrated a high level of civic responsibility: Students must have demonstrated concerns about issues related                            to their community or issues faced by others. They could have initiated simple action or played an active role to                                address these issues and demonstrate commitment to making a difference; and/or
              (c)         Qualities associated with resilience: Students who have persevered despite facing difficult circumstances
                           (e.g. financial problems, health issues, family issues, peer resistance etc) and have managed to overcome the                                   odds.

FORM OF AWARD

Similar to the practice for other Edusave awards, the ECHA awardees will receive a certificate and an award voucher. The ECHA award quanta are as follows, depending on the level of study:

Levels Award Quantum:

Primary 1 to 3

$200

Primary 4 to 6

$350


STRUCTURED SELECTION PROCESS

 There will be 3 key stages in the selection process: Nomination, Shortlisting and Endorsement by panel.  

 Nomination

 The nomination process is open to all students, staff, parents and partners.. Nominations will be opened from 11 September to 18 September, 5 p.m.. The Nomination Form can be downloaded from the school website. Nomination Forms can be submitted to the General Office through your child’s Form teacher or to the office directly.   The ECHA is meant to recognise and affirm our students who demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions. We look forward to your nominations and support.


Thank you.