Citizenship Education

Our Approach

Citizenship Education in CHIJ OLQP comprises the following key areas:

1.  National Education

Aim:

To provide students with the knowledge, skills and values to understand and appreciate Singapore’s history, realities and challenges and guide them into developing a national identity.

To provide students with the knowledge, skills and values to understand and appreciate Singapore’s history, realities and challenges and guide them into developing a national identity.

Platform(s):

i)                   Social Studies Curriculum

ii)                Four core National Education commemorative events:

Event

Week(s) of commemoration

Total Defence Day

Term 1 Week 6 – 7

International Friendship Day

Term 2 Week 3

Racial Harmony Day

Term 3 Week 3

National Day

Term 3 Week 5 – 6

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2. Education and Career Guidance (ECG)

Education and Career Guidance (ECG) is developmental in nature, and seeks to meet the needs of students at every stage of their education. Through ECG, students develop social emotional competencies and qualities of proactivity, adaptability and resilience that will prepare them for the 21st century.

Aim:
To equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to make informed education and career decisions that will help them to contribute to Singapore’s future.
Platform(s):
i) Primary 1 – Primary 6 Form Teacher Guidance Programme (FTGP) lessons
ii) Collaborations with partners to provide students with rich and authentic information about education and career

3. Values-In-Action (VIA) 

VIA in CHIJ OLQP aims to inculcate social and moral values in students by engaging them in community service and providing learning opportunities for their character development.

3H Approach CCE

Head: Knowing / Awareness
Hand: Doing / Action
Heart: Appreciate / Advocate



4. Social Studies 

Social Studies seeks to inculcate in students a deeper understanding of the values that define the Singapore society, nurture dispositions that will inspire them to show concern for the society and the world in which they live, and demonstrate empathy in their relationships with others. The Curriculum therefore envisions Social Studies students as informed, concerned and participative citizens, competent in decision-making with an impassioned spirit to contribute responsibly to the society and world they live in.

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In CHIJ OLQP, the Social Studies Team look into the providing authentic learning experience forms part of the teaching and learning of Social Studies. Students participate in field-based learning through learning journeys that take them to places like the museums and heritage trails. These experiences strengthen students’ understanding and appreciation of Singapore and enable them to make connections between knowledge learnt with real, authentic experiences



5. Inter-disciplinary Project Work

Aim: 
To increase student awareness of local and global issues and equip them with problem solving skills to address the challenges. 

Platform(s):
i) Designated periods within the curriculum across at least 2 subjects.



Programmes Highlights 2022

Programmes / Activities

Level involved

Date

Whole School VIA Activities

Sparkling Award

All levels

Monthly

Groom My Classroom

All levels 

Beginning of the term

Use Your Hands Campaign 

All levels 

End of the term 

Level VIA Activities

Taking Care of Myself and My Home

Primary 1

Semester 1

Clean Plate Campaign 

Primary 2

Semester 2

Keep Clean @ North West 

Primary 3

Semester 1 and 2

STAR Award Programme 

Primary 4

Semester 1 and 2

CHIJ Donation Drive 

Primary 5

Semester 2

Giving Love from Our Heart 

Primary 6

Post PSLE