Leaders of Character, Citizens of Compassion
Nurture future-ready leaders of exemplary character who are empowered in making a difference for the society
Overview of CCE@PGPS
CCE@PGPS is aligned to the school’s vision of ‘Future-Ready Leaders With The Heart For Others’ by providing a total curriculum that develops students holistically. The design of CCE@PGPS takes into consideration the interests, needs and abilities of our students by customising the various programmes that cater to their developmental needs.
Anchored on the school’s core values (STRIVE), and guided by the MOE’s Framework for 21st Century Competencies and Student Outcomes, our students’ total CCE experience is delivered through the curriculum and co-curriculum and we hope to achieve the following student outcomes:
1. Good Character: Have a sound moral compass and a strong sense of right and wrong, think critically and ethically, be discerning in judgement, take responsibility for choices and actions, be caring towards others and strive for excellence.
2. Resilience and Social-Emotional Well-Being: Have a balanced sense of self, form healthy relationships, be resilient when faced with challenges, find meaning in life, and have a sense of gratitude and appreciation.
3. Future Readiness: Have a sense of purpose in life, develop the dispositions of adaptability and lifelong learning so as to be able to navigate education and career pathways purposefully and take on the challenges of the future, including the world of work and life.
4. Active Citizenship: Develop a strong national identity based on a sense of belonging to the nation, a sense of hope in themselves and the future, an awareness of the reality of Singapore’s vulnerabilities and constraints, and the will to act on improving the lives of others and building a future for our nation.
Snapshot of PGPS CCE Programmes
Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP):
FTGP lessons emphasize on explicit teaching of social emotional competencies as the basic skills taught at the Primary levels lay the foundation for more complex conversations and discussions at the secondary levels and beyond. Topics related to developing citizenship dispositions are also taught in FTGP to foster inter-ethnic understanding and appreciation for one another’s culture in a multicultural classroom setting.
Through case scenarios and dialogues, students are encouraged to think through and clarify their thoughts through examining self and others’ personal feelings. With the growing awareness and empathy, our students make decisions through identifying and evaluating choices based on their values and beliefs.
Education & Career Guidance (ECG): Our Aspirations
It is never too young to have an aspiration on what we want to be when we grow up. You will be surprised by how varied our students’ aspirations could be, from becoming a Master Chef, a YouTuber to a LEGO designer!
ECG@PGPS: For Students, By Students was conceptualised to enable Primary 5 and 6 students to share their aspirations with their juniors and motivate them to start thinking of their own aspirations. With the MySkillsFuture Portal to guide them, the programme serves as a stepping stone to greater awareness and knowledge of the different educational pathways and career possibilities for our students.
Our VIA programmes aim to create meaningful learning experiences to support students’ development as caring and socially responsible citizens who contribute actively to the community, through the learning and application of values, knowledge and skills.
As young as Primary 1 & 2, our students develop social awareness by playing a part in providing a conducive school environment for themselves and their peers. As they proceed to Primary 3 & 4, our students explore the importance of taking care of the environment. With the mastery of the skills and attributes throughout their early years, the Primary 5 & 6 students then open their hearts and reach out to connect with those in the community.
National Education (NE)
As part of the students’ holistic education, our students experience the 4 NE Commemorative Events (Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day, National Day) to deepen their appreciation of our shared past and Singapore’s current realities. Through customised programmes and lessons, the commemoration of events also aims to develop them to be concerned and active citizens.