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Character & Citizenship Education

CCE Vision

A Gracious Community of Confident and Innovative and Life-Long Learners

CCE Mission

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



The design of the Character and Citizenship Framework 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), Student Management, National Education and Social Studies. CCA also serves as a platform for character development.

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:



CCE Level Learning Outcomes


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.


Pr 2


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.


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


  • 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.

PPS Student Leadership Programme:

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

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

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PPS Values-in-Action Programme

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

Our 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 Values-in-Action, students 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.  Students also participate in Keep Singapore Clean Movement, Punggol Park whereby they help to clean up the park in collaboration with Public Hygiene Council, NEA, NParks and Sustainable Singapore.

National Education

The NE Team strives to deliver innovative and engaging activities that emphasise the objectives of the four NE Core Days; Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and National Day. We encourage Student Ownership and Entrepreneurial Dare amongst students by creating opportunities for student-led activities and sharing. We also focus on Strengthening the Singapore Story and nurturing Confident Speakers by giving pupils opportunities to reflect and share their views with the school.



  • ·         Teachers and Pupils joined forces to put up a skit entitled “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”


  • ·         The Singapore Police Force set up a booth and spent time talking to the pupils and answering their questions.

  •         We conducted a Racial Harmony Day quiz and N.E Champs facilitated a Total Defence-themed ‘Finding Wally’ game




·         For the first time, our P6 pupils presented their Social Studies projects on ASEAN countries to the entire school. Their presentations were informative and creative and showed their knowledge of ASEAN. We also had pupils who visited Brunei during their Internationalisation trip sharing what they had learnt during their visit.


  • Pupils enjoyed guessing the different currencies of the ASEAN countries and participating in the IFD quiz during their recesses.




  • ·         Harmony and Friendship can be forged through play, food and communication
  • ·         Our pupils experienced Makan@PPS, Play@PPS and learnt about Singapore’s unique way
             of communicating and the difference between Singlish and English.






Drama pupils performing in a RHD-themed musical entitled “The Singapore Way”!



THEME: #One Nation Together


We welcomed Singapore’s 52nd Birthday with a special Singapore Story montage, level games and a fantastic celebration in the hall!

Kicking off our celebrations by unveiling our special ‘Singapore Story’ montage!
There is strength in Unity. #One Nation Together 
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Our enthusiastic Drama Club cheerleaders who rallied the crowd and sang with gusto! How well do you know Singapore? Pitting our knowledge against others in the National Day quiz! 
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Penning our birthday wishes for Singapore and loving the National Day decorations! And it’s a wrap for the year! National Day celebrations brought to you by the NE team!