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Character and Citizenship Education

Head of DepartmentMdm Hindon Saini
Subject HeadMiss 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

provide opportunities for student to lead and serve self, peers and school. 
instill in students a sense of self-belief, self-discipline and a sense of belonging to the school. 
provide opportunities for students to acquire leadership skills

3-Tiered Leadership Roles

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)

Our VIA programme aims to 
develop our students to be active contributors and concerned citizens, fulfilling their responsibility to peers, school, community and nation.  

The school’s VIA programme focuses on two key areas; Act of kindness and Environmental Conservation. Through the school’s VIA programmes, students are given the opportunities to be actively involved in:
Care for Peers, 
Care for School, 
Care for the Community and 
Care for the Environment.



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. 

During 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

4. Values for Breakfast

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. 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.

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. 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.