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Character & Citizenship Education

Vision & Mission

Every Punggolite a Gracious Citizen, a Confident Leader, an Innovative Team Player and a Lifelong learner.

CCE Vision and Mission

The design of the Character and Citizenship Framework ‘The PPS Village’ serves to consolidate the processes, systems and structures of our unique CCE Programme. PPS believes that every individual matters and as a community anchored in values, our teachers strives to provide a caring and stimulating environment through the different platforms for students to acquire specific social-emotional competencies in the Cognitive, Leadership, Aesthetics, Physical, Social and Moral (CLAPS) domains. These key platforms include Student Leadership, Character Development Programme, Values in Action (also known as PPS ‘I Care I Share’ Programme), Co-curricular Activities (CCA), National Education and Social Studies.

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1. PPS Character Development Programme
2. PPS Student Leadership Programme
3. PPS Values-in-Action Programme (PPS I-Care & I-Share Programme)

Programmes & Activities

PPS Character Development Programme:

Learning Outcomes:

Every Punggolite a Gracious Citizen, a Confident Leader, an Innovative Team Player and a Lifelong learner

Our PPS character development curriculum and programme are guided by our Level Learning Outcomes:

Stages

Level

CCE Level Learning Outcomes

Domains

Orientation Stage

Pr 1

Confident & Gracious Individuals
Students who acquires self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve personal well-being.
Students who cares and shares with their peers and family.

Self

Pr 2

Peers/Family

Exploration Stage

Pr 3

Innovative Team Players
Students who develop social awareness and manage relationships for one’s social well-being.
Students who explore and innovate creatively to overcome challenges.

School

Pr 4

Community (Neighbourhood)

Mastery Stage

Pr 5

Gracious Citizens, Confident Leaders,
Innovative Team Players and Lifelong Learners
Students who are informed, concerned and participative citizens who make responsible decisions and act on them.

Nation (beyond community)

Pr 6

Global

*Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programmes (CASEL, 2012)

  • FTGP.jpg Form Teacher Guidance Period

In line with the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) recommendations and key strategies for ‘Strategies to Ensure More Attention to Individual Pupil Development throughout Primary School Life’ (SEAIP), the school has fully implemented the Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) from Primary 1 to 6. Form Teachers play a central role in shaping the development of our students, and thus, it is important for us to strengthen the provision of pastoral care by leveraging on this structured time to create stable and positive teacher-pupil relationships.

FTGP is held on the last period every Wednesday for form teachers to engage in quality interactions with our students and to help students strengthen their social and emotional competencies. During these sessions, there would be play activities between the form teacher and students to enhance bonding as well as the teaching of social and emotional learning (SEL) skills - SEL teaches our students the need to handle themselves, relationships, and work, both effectively and ethically.

Lessons on Cyber-wellness (CW), Education and Career Guidance (ECG) and protection from abuse are incorporated in FTGP lessons to address specific issues, reinforce core values and SEL to enable our students to apply them to specific contexts.

Our PPS form and co-form teachers also take turns to converse with our students during FTGP to make our students feel important and valued. Through these quality conversations, pupils' needs, character traits, dispositions and attitudes are identified which enables the teachers to give necessary guidance and assistance.

  • CCE (Mother Tongue / English Language) Lessons

The teaching of values, knowledge and skills are taught in the Mother Language Languages (MTL) in primary school. For students who are offered the Non-Tamil Indian Languages and for those who are exempted from MTL, CCE lessons are taught in English. To cater to these students, instructional materials are provided in English.

Designed with students’ daily experiences as context, CCE lessons help students to better relate to them and make learning more meaningful and relevant. Students are also engaged in collaborative activities and projects to learn values through three overarching ideas - Identity, Relationships and Choices in six domains, starting with self and extending to the family, school, community, nation and the world.

  • Pre-Morning Assembly (Out-of-the-Box) Programme

This programme is carried out by the CCE department members, teachers and pupils, who share stories and articles on our School Core values (Self-Discipline . Teamwork . Affection . Responsibility) and National Education messages. The presenters use varied innovative strategies and resources to make their sharing more interesting and interactive for our students to internalise our school values.

  • Termly Pupil Recognition Award

The Termly Pupil Recognition Award recognises pupils who have role-modelled our school values by exemplifying observable character traits in their daily practices and who live up to our school vision of being ‘A Gracious Community of Confident and Innovative Life-Long Learners’. Form teachers of each level will use the character development rubric to nominate the model pupil of his/her class at the end of each term. These model pupils will then be featured prominently at our school’s CCE corner.

  • CCE Orientation Stage (P1 – P2): Nurturing Confident & Gracious Individuals

 

  • CCE Exploration Stage (P3 – P4): Nurturing Innovative Team Players

 

  • CCE Mastery Stage (P5 – P6): Nurturing Gracious Citizens, Confident Leaders, Innovative  

                                                 Team Players and Lifelong Learners

PPS Student Leadership Programme:

Learning Outcomes:
Every Punggolite a Gracious Citizen, a Confident Leader, an Innovative Team Player and a Lifelong learner

learning outcomes

Student Leadership Framework

In PPS, we believe that every student is a leader. Leadership is not about position or rank; instead, it is about a process that can be understood, grasped and learned. And like any other skill in life, leadership can be strengthened through coaching and practice. To do so, PPS uses premier leadership experts, Kouzes and Postner’s approach through ‘The Student Leadership Challenge’ which is grounded in over 30 years of research to help our student leaders make extraordinary things happen in school.

  • Student Leadership Journey

 

PPS Values-in-Action Programme (PPS I-Care & I-Share Programme):

Learning Outcomes:
Every Punggolite a Gracious Citizen, a Confident Leader, an Innovative Team Player and a Lifelong learner

Our PPS I-Care & I-Share Values-in-Action Programme forms another important aspect in developing our students’ character. We strive to nurture our students in the right values to be good citizens, conscious of their responsibilities to family, society and country. Through our I-Care & I-Share Programme, students will have opportunities to care for the elderly and environment and share with the less fortunate so that they may develop empathy and build commitment in contributing back to society .  

Stages

Level

Level Learning Outcomes

Domains

VIA Activities

Orientation Stage

Pr 1

I Care and Share with My Family and Friends

Self

Building relationships with family and friends

Keeping our classroom clean

Pr 2

Peers/Family

Exploration Stage

Pr 3

I Care and Share with My School and Community

School

Keeping our school and neighbourhood clean

Showing gratitude to others

Donating food items to the elderly

Pr 4

Community (Neighbourhood)

Mastery Stage

Pr 5

I Care and Share with My Countrymen and the World  

Nation (beyond community)

Service-learning at elderly home

Social Entrepreneurship Week to raise funds for the needy

VIA through Cultural Immersion Trips e.g. building libraries in local schools 

Pr 6

Global

  • VIA Orientation Stage (P1 – P2): I Care and Share with My Family and Friends
  • VIA Exploration Stage (P3 – P4): I Care and Share with My School and Community
  • VIA Mastery Stage (P5 – P6): I Care and Share with My Countrymen and the World