Character and Citizenship Education Programme
CCE is integrated into instructional programmes, various co-curricular programmes and other learning experiences. The design and delivery of CCE lessons package and programmes in CWSS is guided by the school Character Framework that is anchored on Servant Leadership. The 10 qualities of Servant Leadership are mapped to the CCE Learning Outcomes and CWSS WEALTH Values.
The school adopts the following guiding principles and approaches:
- Every teacher a CCE teacher
Teachers are best placed to lead and uphold the school’s WEALTH Values. Teachers role-model values to shape and instil good character in students. The quality of teacher-student relationships and a caring environment are essential to the character development of the students.
- Values are both taught and caught
Values are taught as knowledge and skills encapsulated in the CCE learning outcomes. Values are caught when students experience and witness values enacted in different learning platforms.
- Life experiences as a context for learning
The teaching and learning of CCE focuses on using students’ as well as teachers’ life experiences to form the context for learning, so that students can better retain the knowledge, skills and values taught to them.
- Expanding domain from self to world
Students learn to embrace their social roles through interaction with the world around them and act with due consideration of the consequences of their actions on themselves and others.
The school’s key CCE programmes include:-
- Values-In-Action, which is an important aspect of CCE in developing vital 21st century skills and social-emotional competencies. CWSS works closely with our long-term beneficiaries to provide opportunities for students to give back to the community.
- Cohort Camps provide students with immersive and experiential learning opportunities to develop character traits of resilience and resourcefulness, as well as social skills such as collaboration and communication.
- CCE Guidance modules programmes, including Educational Career Guidance (ECG), Values-In-Action (VIA), Cyberwellness (CW) and Sexuality Education (SEd) which address students’ social-emotional and developmental needs and help students understand themselves and others better.
- Citizenship Education activities, including NRIC Ceremony, NSmen Alumni sharing and commemorating the four key National Education events, National Day, Total Defence Day, Racial Harmony Day and International Friendship Day.