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Character & Citizenship Education

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VisionEvery Child a Compassionate Leader and a Responsible Citizen

Curricular Objectives

The Character and Citizenship Education department aims to inculcate values, habits, competencies and skills in our children to nurture them to be good individuals and useful citizens.  In Character and Citizenship Education, our pupils learn to be responsible to family and community and understand their roles in shaping the future of our nation. In Westwood Primary, we aspire to raise a generation of compassionate leaders and responsible citizens with deep anchors of character, to flourish and thrive, with their hands to the nation, hearts to the community and eyes for the future, focusing on 4 pillars of Character Strengths

  • A Future-ready Confidence
  • A Passion For Community
  • A Resilient Mindset
  • A Heart of Gratitude


Character and Citizenship Programmes

Teacher-Student Relationship and

Student-Student Relationship

- Building of teacher-student relationship through interactive and bonding activities with friends and teachers in Form Teacher Guidance Periods

- Develop Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) through acquisition of skills needed to recognize and manage emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, and establish positive relationships with others

-  Participate in One-to-One Interactive Conversations with Form Teacher/s

-  Pre-assembly Programme by teachers and student leaders

-  What Went Well Moments

-  Positive Moments Journals

-  Gratitude Cards and Letters

-  THRIVE Fiesta

-  Buddy Programme (P1 and P4, P2 and P5)

Character and Citizenship  Education (CCE) lessons in Mother Tongue

-    Teaching of core values, knowledge and skills in Mother Tongue and English.

National Education

-  Learning Journeys aligned with Social Studies themes and National Education

-  NE Ambassadors Programme and training (P3 to P5)

Learning for Life Programme @ Westwood Primary

Our Focus: Inspiring Student Leadership and Community Service through Positive Education


Student Leadership and Community Service Focus

Programmes & Platforms

Positive Education Focus & Strategies

Lower Primary

Leading in my class & Caring for my community

  • Class Leadership Roles for all
  • Pre-Assembly Moments (PRAM)
  • Programme for Active Learning (PAL) to build Social & Emotional Learning competencies
  • THRIVE Fiesta through CCE Experiences
  • Values-In-Action Programme focused on Honouring our Families and the Elderly in the community



Positive Relationships, Positive Emotions

  • Establishing a Culture of Trust in the classroom
  • Facilitating Pupils’ Self-Management Skills such as using the “Stop-Think-Do” model
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to reflect on their week through “What Went Well”

Middle Primary

Leading in my school & Contributing to my community

  • Junior Prefect Roles
  • CCA Junior Leader Roles
  • House Junior Captain Roles
  • Cyberwellness Ambassadors Roles
  • Presentation opportunities at Pre-Assembly Moments (PRAM)
  • Student Voices at THRIVE Fiesta
  • Values-In-Action Programme focused on caring for the environment and helping the less privileged



Positive Engagement, Positive Health

  • Prompting pupils’ ownership of learning through pupil-initiated projects
  • Self-directed learning opportunities through project work
  • Developing pupils’ resilience with a  range of challenges and opportunities, as well as a means to reflect upon and processing setbacks

Upper Primary

Leading beyond my school & Making a Difference in my community

  • Senior Prefect Roles with mentoring of junior prefects
  • CCA Senior Leader Roles
  • House Captain Roles
  • Cyberwellness Ambassadors Roles
  • Presentation opportunities at Pre-Assembly Moments (PRAM)
  • Student Booths at THRIVE Fiesta
  • Values-In-Action Programme focused on student-led community involvement projects
  • Hosting opportunities during school and cluster events
  • Representing the school in zonal, national and international events or competitions



Positive Purpose,

Positive  Accomplishment

  • Encouraging pupils to contribute to their communities by leveraging their unique talents and skills
  • Nurturing pupils to be compassionate leaders who are able to impart their knowledge and skills to others


Head of Department (CCE & LLP & P5 Year Head) : Mdm Sophia Tan

Subject Head (VIA & LLP) : Mrs Tan Phui Lea

Subject Head (Student Management & Leadership) : Mr Premnath

 Student Management  &




National Education / Social Studies


Mr Premnath (SH/SL&M)

Mr Khairul (Covering DM)

Mrs Tan Phui Lea

Mdm Vivian Lim

Ms Jurveen

Ms Wei Jun Ying

Ms Anisah

Mdm Irda

Ms Janice Foo

Ms Swee Giok Boi

Ms Khaizuran

Ms Sandy Lim

Mr Ridhwan

Mr Jonathan Chng

Mr Khoo Rong Huang

Ms Siti

Ms Jasmine Teo

Ms Cindy Loh

Ms Ng Ley Huey

Mr Prasad

Ms Koh Kah Neng

Mdm Elna

Mr Roland Tan

Ms Irene Choo

Mr Rafik


Ms Li Huili

Ms Elaine Lew

Ms Saraswathi

Mrs Agnes Seah

Mdm Selena Tan

(P4 Year Head)

Mr Alan Ng

Ms Cheryl Teo

Mr Eleazhar