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Character & Citizenship Education

 
Vision: Caring Hearts, Excellence in Character

Mission: To nurture our students to be rooted in values in their strife for excellence in character and as global citizens. 

The CCE department is committed to nurturing our children to be ‘a force for good in the world’. There are six domains of CCE in PLVPS: Character Curriculum (CC), Student Well-being (SWB), Student Leadership (SL), National Education and Social Studies (NESS), Values in Education (VIA) and Global Citizenry (GC). The first three domains (CC, SWB, SL) address the character building aspect of CCE in PLVPS, whereas the next three domains (NESS, VIA and GC) is about citizenship education. The school’s R3ICH Values (Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care and Harmony) drives the programmes and initiatives in each of the sub-domains.

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Social Studies 

At the heart of the Singapore Social Studies (SS) curriculum is the preparation of our students to be citizens of tomorrow by helping them to better understand the interconnectedness in Singapore and the world they live in, and appreciate the complexities of the human experience.
SS 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 world they live in, and demonstrate empathy in their relationships with others.
In Palm View, a blended approach is used in the enactment of the SS curriculum. Students are exposed to digital storybooks and online activities that may include virtual tours to experience the historical, social and cultural contexts of Singapore.

Character and Citizenship Education 

Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) aims to prepare our students to navigate the complexities of today’s fast-changing social paradigm. In Palm View, CCE is taught through formal classroom lessons, as well as, shared experiences during camps, CCAs and learning journeys. The curriculum is based on core values such as respect, responsibility, resilience, integrity, care, and harmony, which are the foundation for a kind society.

Form Teacher Guidance Period – FTGP 

As Form Teachers (FTs) play a central role in shaping the holistic development of students, the Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) has been introduced in all primary schools since 2012.
 The objectives of FTGP are to: 
- provide quality interaction time between form teachers and students, and
- equip students with social and emotional competencies.

In Palm View, FTGP is conducted from 7.45 a.m. – 8.30 a.m. on Tuesdays for all levels. Form Teachers conduct explicit teaching of Social and Emotional competencies to equip students with self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship management and responsible decision-making skills. In addition, Form Teachers bond with students through interaction activities within the period. One-to-one student interaction is also conducted within this period.