Character and Citizenship Education
Strategic Thrust 1: Developing Character and Good Citizens
Strategic Thrust 2: Providing Career-Oriented and Skills-Focused education
CCE Department Programmes
- Values-based Assembly
- At-risk & Engagement Programmes
- NorthLight Programme
- NE Programmes
- Values in Action (VIA)
- Pupil Leadership
- Reward & Recognition
We aim to develop our pupils to be
- Confident persons with a mindset of excellence and integrity.
- Active team players who can communicate effectively
- Engaged learners with a passion for learning and a sense of responsibility
- Concerned citizens who are caring and respectful
The NorthLight School CCE Framework can be illustrated in Figure 1.
Aligned to the Framework for 21CC and Student Outcomes, the SHINE values (Sincerity, Honesty, Innovation, Networking and Excellence) in NLS form the core of the NLS CCE Framework as core values are fundamental for a NorthLight student to be a person of good character and to be a useful citizen of Singapore who develops to be a lifelong learner.
To help NLS students develop key understandings of CCE, CCE has to be anchored on the following 3 big ideas:
- Identity - Having a sense of identity involves embracing a set of values and ideals. A well-developed identity gives on a sense of one’s strengths, weaknesses, and individual uniqueness (Marcia, 1966).
- Relationships - Relationships engage children in the community to help them define who they are, what they can become, and how and why they are important to other people.
- Choices - Choices are necessary to help students act upon values; to do what they believe is right, even in the face of pressure and temptation (Lickona, 1991). Thus, choices are platforms that enable students to apply and clarify their values.
- Fostering a sense of identity, pride and self-respect in being Singaporeans;
- Relating the Singapore story: how Singapore succeeded against odds to become a nation;
- Understanding Singapore’s unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries; and
- Instilling the core values of our way of life and the will to prevail, all of which ensure our continued success and well-being
- One NE activity for each Post Exam period;
- Arts Appreciation activity for each Post Exam period;
- Class Bonding activities to enhance TSR
The NorthLight Programme (NLP)
- Support students’ development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community through the learning and application of values, in particular the school values of SHINE – Sincerity, Honesty, Innovation, Network and Excellence
- Acquire socio-emotional competencies and Habits of Mind to help students learn skills and knowledge for meaningful relationships and to help them face various challenges in life
- Acquire Habits of Mind – a disposition to behave intelligently when confronted with problems or uncertainties
- Equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to make informed decisions for successful transition from school to further education or work
- Develop students to become concerned citizens by helping them to better understand the interconnectedness of Singapore and the world we live in
NLP assessment is based on the following modes:
- Project work
- Performance tasks
Various personnel in the school will help to facilitate the personal growth, development and self-understanding of every child in NLS. This in turn, empowers the child to adopt more positive and constructive life practices. Counselling can help our students to develop a clearer understanding of their concerns and challenges and thus help them to acquire new skills to better manage their personal as well as educational issues.
NLP DISCIPLINE GUIDELINE
- Skipping Classes
- Leaving school grounds without permissionRemove featured image
- Other related offences
- Disruptive Behaviour
- Not doing assignments
- Bringing banned items
- Improper attire & grooming
- Open defiance and rudeness
- Cheating in tests/exams
- Abuse of technology
- Other related offences
- Theft / shoplifting
- Other related offences
- Assault / Fighting
- Possession of weapons
- Substance abuse
- Other offences deemed grave and serious
- Students should be in the hall by 7.50am ( at least 10 minutes before the flag-raising ceremony which commences at 8am sharp.)
- Students who are singapore citizen must sing the National Anthem and take pledge. Pupils will take the Pledge with the right fist over the heart.
- Attendance will be taken by form teachers after the ceremony via the class register by 8.45am.
- A Student is considered late when he does not attend the flag-raising and pledge-taking ceremony in the hall
- A student who is absent due to sickness must produce a medical certificate (m.c) from a certified doctor or letter by parents.
- For non-medical reasons ( such as a death in the family, etc) appropriate documents or letter from parents / guardian should be produced. Such a letter should be neatly written or typed and enclosed in an envelope.
- Absence without a medical certificate or a parent / guardian’s letter may be regarded as a truancy case.
- If the need arises, a student may be allowed by the form or subject teacher to leave the class briefly by issuing him / her with a leave pass hung around the neck, or a permission slip endorsed by the staff.
- Students are not allowed to leave class during the 1st period, 10 minutes before the lesson ends and during the periods after recess and lunch.
- A student seen outside the class during lesson without a pass will be stopped, reprimanded and sent back immediately.
- A parent / guardian may accompany a sick student home after registering with the General Office.
- An un-well child may leave school for home only if verbal consent from the parents is established with the staff. A form will be issued to the student and this form needs to be returned to the office stating the time the student has reached home, together with the parent’s signature.
- During emergencies, the Operations Manager or teacher appointed by the P / VP may send the child home or to be hospital
- Students are to wear the prescribed school uniform and modification to the uniform is not allowed.
- Hair must be properly groomed and neat. There should be no fringes and sides should not touch the ears. Sideburns should be short.
- Hair at back should be slopped and above the shirt collar.
- No skin-heads are allowed.
- Hair must be neatly combed, clipped or tied up. Unkempt long hair and improper hairstyles are not acceptable.
- No long fringes touching the eyebrows are allowed.
- Hair that covers part of the face must be clipped away / up neatly.
- Only black or dark-coloured hair clip / grips / bands should be used.
- Boys should be clean shaven. There should be no wearing of beards and moustache.
- Girls should wear only 1 pair of plain tiny gold / silver-coloured round ear studs or earrings. Multiple ear-piercing is not-allowed.
- No Jewelries or cosmetics are allowed.
- Girls should not shave or pluck their eyebrows.
- Male students should not wear any ear accessories.
- Lockets of religious significance may be worn, but not exposed.
- Only black or dark-coloured spectacle frames should be worn.
- Body piercing, tattooing or other such acts are not allowed.
- Students’ natural hair colour should not be altered by dyeing, bleaching or any other means.