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Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)

In 2014, the CCE Curriculum was launched by MOE. CCE is central to the Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes (Figure 1). 

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The emphasis lies in the importance of interconnectedness of the core values, social and emotional competencies and civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills that are critical for character and citizenship development of our students.

Character and Citizenship Programme

In New Town Primary, the CCE Department programmes aims to develop our pupils to become Confident Persons and Self-directed Learners who has the resilience to keep trying, Active Contributors to the community and Concerned Citizens of the nation.

Our Programmes include:
  • Values in Action (VIA) Programme
  • Character Development Programme (CDP)
  • Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)
  • Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) Lessons
  • Cyberwellness Programme
  • National Education
  • Outdoor Learning Experience
  • Student Leadership (Lifelong Learning Programme)
  • Values Card (Parental Involvement)
  • Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
  • Growing Years (SEd) Programme

Centred on the school’s vision and mission, the CCE department focuses on inculcating in our pupils strong values through our Character Development Programme. Providing them with opportunities to apply their knowledge, the pupils are progressively introduced Values-in-Action programmes across their 6-year education, targeted across six domains – self, family, school, community, nation and world.

It is our belief to develop a child holistically through values-centric education. 
The department aims to nurture our pupils holistically so that we are able to achieve the eight CCE learning outcomes (LO) as follows:
LO 1Acquire self-awareness and apply self-management skills to achieve personal well-being and effectiveness
LO 2Acquire self-awareness and apply self-management skills to achieve personal well-being and effectiveness
LO 3Acquire social awareness and apply interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships based on mutual respect
LO 4Be resilient and have the ability to turn challenges into opportunities 
LO 5Take pride in our national identity, have a sense of belonging to Singapore and be committed to the nation building
LO 6Value Singapore’s socio-cultural sensitivity and promote social cohesion and harmony
LO 7Care for others and contribute actively to the progress of our community and nation
LO 8Reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues, as an informed and responsible citizen