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Character & Citizenship ed. (CCE)

UPDATED ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2018
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CCE Philosophy
Every Child A Seedling

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) is an important and integral part of student learning. CCE spells out the two-fold purpose of education in Singapore i.e. to develop the character of the child; and to prepare him for citizenship and develop a passion for lifelong learning that lasts throughout life in all aspects.

In Mee Toh School, CCE is at the heart of every school programme, academic and non-academic.  CCE takes place all the time in school, firmly anchored on MOE’s core values and guided by the school vision, mission and Motto - Compassion, Conscience, Purity & Righteousness.

The Learning Outcomes (LOs) of CCE state what we want our students to learn and attain. The core values are embedded in the eight LOs.  LOs 1 to 4 depict different aspects of character building that are interrelated and feature social and emotional competencies. LOs 5 to 8 are guided by key tenets of 21st Century citizenship and arranged according to attributes of citizenship such as identity, culture, and active, responsible engagement as a member of society.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve personal well-being and effectiveness.
  2. Act with integrity and make responsible decisions that uphold moral principles. 
  3. Acquire social awareness and apply interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships based on mutual respect. 
  4. Be resilient and have the ability to turn challenges into opportunities. 
  5. Take pride in our national identity, have a sense of belonging to Singapore and be committed to nation building.
  6. Value Singapore's socio-cultural diversity, and promote social cohesion & harmony.
  7. Care for others, contribute actively to the progress of our community and nation.
  8. Reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues, as an informed and responsible citizen. 

The explicit teaching of the CCE syllabus in Mee Toh helps students better relate to themselves and make learning more meaningful and relevant. Students will learn values through three overarching ideas – Identity, Relationships and Choices. In addition, CCE Guidance Modules which include Form Teachers’ Guidance Period (FTGP), Strategies to Ensure more Attention to Individual Pupil (SEAIP), Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Sexuality Education and Cyber Wellness (CW) are various ways in which teachers address students’ social-emotional and developmental needs. 

Values are best caught and not only taught. During Values-In-Action (VIA) activities, students put their values into practice; reflect on the experience and how they can continue to contribute meaningfully to the community. VIA activities raise the social awareness of students and help them become socially responsible citizens. Mee Tohians also take part in community events and recycling programmes so that they develop from young, a mindset to contribute actively as a member of the community.

As National Education (NE) forms a part of the school’s citizenship programme, students are given many opportunities to experience the Singapore story to foster in them an emotional attachment to Singapore.

Teachers also seize teachable moments in and out of classrooms to inculcate values in students.

We believe that the process of developing one’s character is similar to the process of germination of the seed and cultivation of the plant. Every child is unique; it requires time, patience, and a community to nurture the whole child and bring out the best in every child.