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Citizenship Education

Subject Head/CESS & Art
 Mrs Catherine Koh
Members
Miss Shalini (SH/EL)
Mdm Wu Shu Qing (ST/CL)
Mrs Winnie Chan
Mdm Srimarlina
Mrs Vince Ho
Mr Cheng Xijie
Miss Khadijah
Miss Chen Chen
Mr Ahmad Sumantri
Mdm Wong Wan Sian
Miss Kamaliah Bte Mohd Azni

Approach / Framework /Philosophy

“Our education system must…nurture Singapore citizens of good character, so that everyone has the moral resolve to withstand an uncertain future, and a strong sense of responsibility to contribute to the success of Singapore and the well-being of fellow Singaporeans.”

Mr Heng Swee Keat, 
                                                                     Minister for Education
                                                             May 2011 to September 2015

Kheng Cheng students are Critical Thinkers and Compassionate Leaders who use their Head, Heart and Hand to show their love for Singapore.

cess.jpgWe A nchor our programmes on values, B ring values to action and C ontribute to Society. At the end of  six years in Kheng Cheng School, our students will:
  • take pride in our national identity, have a sense of belonging to Singapore and be committed to nation building
  • value Singapore’s socio-cultural diversity, and promote social cohesion and harmony
  • care for others and contribute actively to the progress of our community and nation.
  • reflect on and respond to community, national and global issues as an informed and responsible citizen.

Key Programmes

 “Singapore in the world”.  

ce 1.pngCitizenship Education (CE) Programme
Our students recognize the value of CE through the commemoration of core National Education (NE) events and Learning Journeys (LJs).
Working in partnership with Parents, the Singapore Discovery Centre, National Heritage Board and Housing Development Board, the core NE events and LJs aim to broaden our students’ horizons and help them to better appreciate Singapore.  Our students see these activities as meaningful as they do reflection on the relevance and value of such activities in developing good citizenship.

*Core NE events
Total Defence Day (February 14)
International Friendship Day (3rd Working Friday in Term2)
Racial Harmony Day (July 21) 
National Day (August 9)

Total Defence Day

ce 2.jpgTeachers lead the way in demonstrating that there is a part for everyone. They come attired in their uniforms whilst students from the school’s uniform groups such as Red Cross Society give first aid demonstrations and the Scouts show us what “Being Prepared” is.







Heartland Ambassador, Student-voice and leadership Programmes

Our students’ voice in CE comes in the form of having a say in what they do for NE in school and in the community. Our students are Heartland Ambassadors who advise residents on neighbourliness and eco-living tips. They are also involved in putting up concerts for IFD, whilst students in leadership also serve as ceremony commander and stewards responsible for the Observation Ceremony held on National Day. They enjoy initiating and participating in such activities as these opportunities give them a strong sense of ownership and allow them to contribute meaningfully to school and the community. This certainly makes them feel they have a stake in CE and in the future of Singapore.

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Social Studies (SS)

Our school’s approach to CE is aligned to the SS syllabus which is based on a thematic approach. The syllabus is structured along the key themes of Identity, Culture & Heritage and People & Environment. These themes are organized into three broad cluster titled,
  • Discovering Self and Immediate Environment
  • Understanding Singapore in the Past and Present
  • Appreciating the World and Region We Live In
The Primary SS syllabus is framed by knowledge, skills and values outcomes that our students will acquire in order to develop into informed, concerned and participative citizens at the local and global levels.

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