Character and Citizenship Education
|Head of Department||Mdm Hindon Saini|
|Subject Head||Miss Poh Mei Cheng|
We aim to
- inculcate values and build competencies in our students
- develop ours students to be good individuals and useful citizens
Platforms for Values Education @ Peiying
1. Student Leadership Development Programme
In Peiying Primary
School, we build character and develop our students’ potential through the
Student Leadership development Programme.
The school provides leadership opportunities to stretch students’
abilities to lead self, peers, school and community. The school nurtures
leadership potential of its students through provision of leadership
opportunities and trainings.
We customised leadership trainings to build character in our students. The ‘I Can Lead’ – is a customised school-wide leadership programme for Primary 1 to Primary 6.
2. Values in Action (VIA)
3. National Education
(a) NE Learning Journeys
In Peiying Primary School, our students’ learning experience often goes beyond the classroom. We provide opportunities for students to acquire knowledge through field-based learning during our learning journeys. Field-based learning allows students to contextualize their learning experience in an authentic real-world setting, thus enabling the relational learning of concepts and content. Students get to visit various interesting places such as Philatelic Museum, Jacob Ballas Garden and Little India. Students would get to appreciate our rich heritage and understand our socio-cultural diversities as they explore and construct new knowledge.
(b) Heritage Trails
In addition to our learning journeys, our school also conducts Heritage Trails for our students to help them bridge their understanding of the knowledge gained from their Social Studies lessons and our National Education principles.
our in-house trails, students work in groups for their assigned tasks. They
would get the chance to explore the Heritage displays around the school to
learn more the contributions of our founding fathers, our languages and also
the traditions and practices of our diverse ethnic groups.
3. PRIDE Star Award
PRIDE Star Awards aims to:
• encourage students to demonstrate core values consistently.
• Recognize students for demonstrating the core values, showing good character and for being a role model among their peers.
We encourage and affirm students for their exemplary conduct, showing good character and for being a role model among their peers. Students will be given the following awards based on the values demonstrated:
• Perseverance Star
• Respect Star
• Integrity Star
• Diligence Star
• Empathy Star
Values for Breakfast is a classroom-based assembly programme. These
lesson packages are design to engage
students in the explicit teaching of the school core values. These lessons help our students to gain better
understanding of the core values.
5. MOE's Sexuality Education
Sexuality Education (SEd) in schools is about enabling 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. SEd is premised on the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. This means encouraging healthy, heterosexual marriages and stable nuclear family units with extended family support. The teaching and learning of SEd is based on respect for the values and beliefs of the different ethnic and religious communities in Singapore on sexuality issues.
You may click here for more information on MOE Sexuality Education.
Parents may opt their children out of the Growing Years programme, and/or supplementary sexuality education programmes by MOE-approved external providers by completing the opt-out form below. This form will be distributed to parents at the start of the year and is also downloadable. A hardcopy of the form, duly completed and signed, is to be submitted to the school office. Parents can contact the school at 62575684 for discussion or to seek clarification about the school’s sexuality education programme. Parents, who wish to attend the school sexuality education programmes, should contact the school to make the necessary arrangements.
6. Edusave Character Award (ECHA)
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.
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. Student 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
Primary 4 to 6
Structured Selection Process
There will be 3 key stages in the selection process: Nomination, Shortlisting and Endorsement by panel.
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.