aim of the Character and Citizenship Education team is to prepare our students
to be resourceful and resilient individuals who are world ready and yet
committed to building a cohesive and caring society. Through the effective
establishment of internal and external networks of collaboration the team
approaches this goal with the implementation of impactful programmes and
processes that shape character and deepen values.
supporting the developmental needs of our students the CCE programmes are
aligned to the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework (
where all SE competencies are anchored at the heart of the school PRIDE values;
Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Diligence and Empathy. Based on the SE
competencies and the tenets of the School Values, the school has articulated a
set of tiered descriptors of the desired character and moral traits to be
developed. The following programmes and processes are thus designed to help
students develop these traits;
in 2015, Esprit D’excellence is a signature GSS programme conducted annually in
order to help everyone frame a mindset of excellence to start the year. Recognising that different cohorts of students
have differing needs and focus at the commencement of the new academic year,
the school organises differentiated 3 Day camp programmes for each cohort of
students with the aim of imbuing each student with a sense of purpose,
motivation to learn and the drive to excel in school and in life.
GSS CCE curriculum is aligned to MOE’s CCE Syllabus (
is based on delivering the three Overarching Big Ideas of the Curriculum,
namely Identity, Relationship and Choices. To help students unpack each Idea
for learning and understanding, overarching key questions and discussion-centred
lesson packages are delivered during CCE lessons. In addition, Citizenship
Education (CE) resource packages, Just-In-Time lessons on current affairs, Career
guidance, Sexuality Education (SEd) and Cyber Wellness lessons are also
delivered during CCE periods.
School’s effort at fulfilling its responsibility to society is aligned to the
needs of the community and the learning needs of our students.
Utilising the Design Thinking Approach,
students are engaged in reflection to plan their VIA activity and after they
complete it. Through this structured and comprehensive reflection process, our
students are able to deepen their understanding of the importance of giving
back to society and strengthen our resilience and unity as a nation.
Spots at Northwest in collaboration with Northwest CDC
diversity of opinions, information and knowledge that is readily available on
the digital platform demands for a more measured approach to engage the younger
generation in thinking more critically about NE issues and values. Thus the
commemoration of the core NE days of Total Defence Day, Racial Harmony Day, International
Friendship Day and National Day takes a more introspective tone as students are
given the opportunity to ponder the critical issues that impact our country and
its goal of building a sustainable Singapore.
Racial Harmony Programme
National Day Celebration
- Education and Career Guidance
Career Guidance counsellor spearheads the schools ECG programmes which aim to
help students develop the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes that will
boost their confidence to explore, understand and make informed decisions with
regard to their prospective careers. Some programmes to support Career Guidance
in GSS include ECG Lessons, participation in Elective Module programmes
organised by higher institutes of education, visits to educational institutions,
industries and career exhibitions and workshops, counselling by ECG counsellor to
help students to chart their career direction and create their career
Counselling and Student Management Support
The Student Development Team (which comprises the Student
Management Committee, Senior School Counsellor, ECG counsellor, Student Welfare
Officer, Year Heads and HOD CCE) is a strong network of counselling and student
management support for students who require intervention for their social
emotional or behavioural concerns. The Social Emotional and Disciplinary
Monitoring & Management system brings into alignment the two crucial arms
of discipline and counselling, underpinned by the application of Choice Theory
in order to fulfil our mission of guarding the well being of every child.
) is a school-based programme that offers parents easy access
to family life education (FLE) programmes and resources. Through enriching
workshops, activities and sharing of resources by experienced speakers and
experts, parents can enhance the quality of family life by equipping them with
the skills and confidence to build strong relationships with their children.
Five Multimedia Literacy Ambassadors
(MLAs), from Secondary 1 to 3, were selected to participate in the
National Cyber Wellness Advocacy Challenge (NCAC) 2019. The theme for this
year's challenge was “Academic Productivity & Well Being with Mobile
Devices and Screen Time”. The challenge ran from April 2019 and ended in
November 2019. On 4th November 2019, our team was presented
with the Silver Award for this challenge.
- National Cyber Wellness Advocacy Challenge
Our selected MLAs began the challenge
in April 2019 when they attended the NCAC Cyber Wellness Training Camp.
Following the camp, the team began brainstorming ideas for their project and
filmed the first part of the project. The team decided to share with the school
about the dangers of excessive screen time and to elicit solutions to curb this
problem. During the June holidays, the team refined their project and came up
with plans to share their project with the school. The execution of their
outreach project was from June to September 2019, with the final report
submitted on 16th September 2019.
1. Calista Foo En Xi (Class 2/6) – Team
2. Nur Laila Quraisyah Binte Roshaizat
3. Teo Wee En, Bryan (Class 1/6)
4. Mong Shi Qing (Class 2/3)
5. Tan Zhi Hao (Class 3/1)
1. Ms Nerissa Koh (Cyber Wellness
2. Ms Seow Yee Jiat
3. Ms Ng Swee Ying
4. Ms Nurliyana (ICT trainer)
5. Mdm Clara Wang (ICT HOD)
Special thanks and congratulations to
the Multimedia Literacy Club members and teachers!