Character Citizenship Education
· Young Leaders with Character;· Engaged Citizens with Compassion
· To foster a Caring Learning Community; · To develop students with good character and leadership abilities
· Good character consists of knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good—habits of the mind, habits of the heart, and habits of action. Hence in PPS, Character Development is based on the HHH approach – Head (moral knowledge); Heart (moral feeling); and Hand (moral behaviour).
With the aim of educating for character, the School emphasizes on both performance character and moral character.
Performance Character is the part of a student’s character involved in pursue of excellence. It includes qualities such as effort, diligence, perseverance, a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, ingenuity, and self-discipline 1 .
Moral Character is the part of a students’ character involved in the ethical decision-making. It includes qualities such as integrity, justice, caring, and respect 1 .
Caring Learning Community
A Caring Learning Community framework was crafted to look into the different areas of students’ developmental needs. Programmes & activities under CLC are designed or selected in such a way that they are in line with the school's strategic thrusts and that would also translate into our school values.
Pastoral Care and Guidance
PPS takes a strong pastoral care approach emphasizing the character traits and expected behaviours, through the formal curriculum such as Form-Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP), CCE lessons, values and SEL instruction where pupils learn to reflect on and analyse their own behaviours; and these behaviours are reinforced through broad character development approaches.
Our school has also committed to engaging Strategies to Enhance Attention to Individual Pupil (SEAIP) by having morning class time (7.30 – 7.45am). On the level’s class time days, the students will report to their class rooms for bonding activity and one-to-one chats with their form and co-form teachers.
For our P6 students, we specially created a Motivation Programme consisting of talks and workshops, extended library hours to provide them a place for revision, motivation gifts, revision planner, etc. This programme serves to support them not just academically but social-emotionally as well. HOPE (Helping Our Students Excel) programme was launched in 2013 to better support our at-risk students. Each of them are being mentored and guided to help them achieve their best in this final year of their primary school days.
Teaching of Values, Knowledge and Skills for Character & Citizenship At the primary level, CCE lessons are taught in the three official mother tongue languages, namely Malay, Chinese and Tamil. Students learn about their cultural traditions and values which are best transmitted through the mother tongue languages. For international students, their lessons will be taught in English Language.
· Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
· Sexuality Education (SEd)
· Cyber Wellness
· These programmes provide students with experiential learning opportunities to develop character, competence and commitment as responsible citizens and future leaders, and nurture the spirit of voluntarism.
o National Education Commemorative Days
o Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs)
o Values in Action (ViA)