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Character & Citizenship Education

The new CCE syllabus aims to inculcate values and build social and emotional competencies in our pupils. This in turn enables them to thrive in a fast changing and globalised world. It develops pupils through an understanding of the values that define the Singapore society, inspiring them to show concern about the world they live in, and demonstrate empathy in their relationships with others.


Pupils will learn values through three overarching ideas, namely (Identity, Relationships and Choices) in six domains, starting with self and extending to the family, school, community, nation and the world.

In addition, CCE Guidance Modules—Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Sexuality Education and Cyber Wellness (CW)—will address pupils’ social-emotional and developmental needs. At the primary level, Form Teachers’ Guidance Periods incorporate ECG and CW topics into the classroom activities.


School-based CCE helps to promote ownership of CCE and to meet the needs of the pupils in each school, part of the CCE syllabus and programmes were designed by schools and the other will be designed by MOE. Time will be set aside during curriculum time to deliver school-based CCE. School-based CCE could include activities or lessons on school values or assembly programmes related to CCE.


Home-School-Community Partnership in CCE is important as parents are the first care-givers in developing the good character of their children. For CCE to be effective, what is taught in school should be reinforced at home. CCE lessons which feature a segment on “Family Time” provides suggestions for activities that strengthen the bonds between parents and their children. The lessons will also suggest activities for Values-In-Action (VIA) which can be carried out as a family.


Our CCE Values - CCEDAR

To inspire and develop every Cedarian to be a good citizens who

  • Care (acts with kindness and compassion)
  • Courtesy (respectful)
  • Enthusiasm (engaged learner with a passion for learning)
  • Determination (confident persons with a mindset of excellence and integrity )
  • Adaptability (be resilient)
  • Responsibility (accountability to one and others)

Components in CCE

What it refers to

CCE Lessons

Teaching of values, knowledge and skills for CCE in Mother Tongue Languages (CME)

Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)

Teaching of Social and Emotional competencies (including Cyber Wellness and Education and Career Guidance) and building teacher-student relationship

School-based CCE


§  Assembly programmes linked to CCE

§  Weekly Lessons on school values (CCE Grade Level Assembly)

§  Value In Action (VIA)

§  Programme and activities linked to Commemoration of NE events