Character and Citizenship Education
Every PresHighian who places character first and uses it as a compass to guide his or her actions and choices
With CCE2021, we aim to develop in our PresHighians:
- good character
- resilience and social-emotional well-being
- active citizenship
- future readiness.
Guiding Principles for CCE2021 Implementation:
- Student-centricity: We place students at the heart of all our efforts in CCE.
- Intentionality: We design and carry out programmes and learning experiences within and outside the classroom with intentionality, and we do not leave learning to chance.
- Coherence: Via a school-wide approach, we ensure that students are able to connect, transfer and apply their learning across different school contexts and learning experiences.
(A) CCE Curriculum Content
- The curriculum content of CCE is based on the three big ideas of Identity, Relationships, and Choices. It comprises the teaching and learning of core values, social-emotional competencies and citizenship dispositions, with a focus on developing a sense of purpose in our students. These fundamentals are woven across the following content areas: National Education (NE), Sexuality Education (Sed), Mental Health (MH), Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Cyber Wellness (CW), and Family Education (FE).
(B) Enactment of CCE Curriculum
- CCE is enacted intentionally through learning platforms such as Character First (CF) Lessons, key Student Development Experiences (SDEs), school-based initiatives, other subject lessons and learning experiences beyond school.
Key SDEs comprise the following:
- TEAM PHS Time;
- Chapel and Daily Devotions;
- School Assemblies;
- Co-Curricular Activities (CCA);
- Cohort Learning Journeys (LJs);
- Outdoor Adventure Learning (OAL) Cohort Camps;
- Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Experiences;
- National Education (NE) Experiences;
- Student Leadership Development (SLD) Programmes; and
- Community Youth Leadership (CYL) Programmes.
(C) Caring and Enabling Environment
A school environment that enables effective CCE is one with adult role-modelling, positive teacher-student relationships, peer support and relationships, student voice and ownership, and consistent and coherent messaging on CCE.
To foster a caring and enabling environment, we seek to understand and address the needs and strengths of each student through multiple touch points, such as TEAM PHS Time and 1-1 chit chats with FTs.