Character and Citizenship Education
A. CCE Framework
B. Integration of National Education with Character Development
At the core of the CCE Framework is the school’s focus on the inculcation of the school core values, RSp²Irit (Riverside’s Passion, Professionalism, Responsibility, Integrity and Team spirit in every Individual), National Education messages and the development of social-emotional competencies.
The Character Development Programme addresses the Social and Moral Domain of Riverside’s LAM2PS framework (Leadership, Aesthetics, Mental, Physical, Social and Moral) and seeks to develop Riversidians to be individuals with good character and social-emotional competencies. The National Education Programme seeks to imbue Riversidians with a sense of rootedness to Singapore and to develop them to be concerned citizens.
CCE is thus integrated across curricular and co-curricular programmes such as Instructional Programmes (subject teaching), Co-Curricular Activities (CCA), Values in Action, Student Leadership Programme, Healthy Lifestyle Programme, Form Teacher period and Level Camps.
D. I3 CCE Framework
- Involve : Whole-School Involvement
- Integrate : Integration across curricular and co-curricular programmes
- Improve : Review and monitoring to improve on existing programmes
Involve - Whole School Involvement
Set direction and provide support
Drive and review programme
Implement and role-model
Provide support and role-model
| Studen Leaders
Translate school values
Mentor and provide opportunities
Form Teacher Period
Form Teacher (FT) periods provide the platform for the form teacher/co-form teacher to have a one-to-one dialogue session with every student in his/her class. This aims to build up a positive teacher-student relationship and thus creates a more meaningful and engaging learning experience for every student.
Integrate - Integration across curricular and co-curricular programmes
Published monthly, the CCE Chronicles are used by teachers in class to raise awareness for current affairs and engage their students in active class discussion.
CCE lessons are conducted weekly by the form teachers/co-form teachers whereby values, knowledge and skills for Character and Citizenship are explicitly taught to students.
CCE Through the Arts
The ‘Character & Citizenship Education (CCE) Through the Arts’ is a level inter-class competition for students to demonstrate their creative expressions of CCE through performances as they worked to put together song and dance performances that expressed various CCE values.
Celebration of commemorative days provides an opportunity for the students to reflect on Singapore journey to nationhood and appreciate and uphold peace and prosperity in Singapore.
Learning Journey provides opportunities for the students to understand that hard work, the desire to excel, and readiness to take calculated risks, have allowed Singapore to overcome many constraints which a small city-state has to face.
Values in Action (VIA)
Riverside comprehensive VIA structure enhances a sense of community identity through VIA activities and influences students to make the choice to volunteer.
Improve - Review and monitoring to improve on existing programmes