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Character First

The goal of Character and Citizenship Education is to inculcate values and build competencies in our students to develop them to be good individuals and useful citizens. CCE is central to the 21st Century Competencies Framework. It emphasises the interconnectedness of the core values, social and emotional competencies and civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills that are critical for character and citizenship development. The new CCE curriculum shifts our focus from programmes to a common purpose, which includes the alignment of the desired outcomes of CCE to the Desired Outcomes of Education.


1. The CCE Learning Outcomes (LO)

The learning outcomes of CCE state what we want our pupils to learn and attain in CCE, and guide the development of the curriculum for CCE.

LO 1: Acquire self-awareness and apply self-management skills to achieve personal well-being and effectiveness

LO 2: Act with integrity and make responsible decisions that uphold moral principles 

LO 3: Acquire social awareness and apply interpersonal skills to build and maintain positive relationships based on mutual respect

LO 4: Be resilient and have the ability to turn challenges into opportunities

LO 5: Take pride in our national identity, have a sense of belonging to Singapore and be committed to the nation building

LO 6: Value Singapore’s socio-cultural sensitivity and promote social cohesion and harmony 

LO 7: Care for others and contribute actively to the progress of our community and nation

LO 8: Reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues, as an informed and responsible citizen

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) at PHS is integrated across  curricular and co-curricular programmes such as Instructional Programmes (subject teaching), Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), Learning for Life Programme (Community Youth Leadership), Student Leadership Programme, Healthy Lifestyle Programme, Assembly Programmes, Chapel and morning devotions, Form Teacher period, PHS Holistic Development Programme (P.H.D) and Level Camps. These are platforms put in place to inculcate values and build competencies in our pupils to develop them into good individuals and useful citizens. In addition, programmes such as Education and Career Guidance (ECG), Sexuality Education (SEd), and Cyber Wellness meet pupils’ specific developmental needs.