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Character and Citizenship Education


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Character Education

In our effort to nurture our pupils to be Ladies of GRACE and Character, PROActive leaders of the future, character education continues to be the key focus and be part of the DNA of OLGC.  The school adopts the 3As (Awareness, Application and Advocacy) approach in the character and citizenship education of our pupils. 

Fostering a culture of care and gratitude starts with ‘going to the basics’. The slogan, ‘Give a Little Grace’ is emphasized to pervasively reinforce that manners matter, from greetings to showing appreciation to those who have shown kindness.  To explicitly state the expected behavioral standards of pupils in school, EMBRACE (stands for Effort, Movement, Behaviour, Role, Activity, Conversation and Excellence) was introduced in the beginning of the year. 

Our school core values of Compassion, Humility, Integrity and Perseverance (CHIP) are part of our everyday language as they are promoted in respective school term and intentionally articulated by our staff and pupils.  Our student leaders from Primary 4 to 6 worked as proactive teams to discuss, plan and carry out activities to promote school values during pre-assembly periods.  Growing in Grace Passport activities served as family-bonding activities to further CHIP values at home.

Recognizing the importance of enhancing relationships with peers and teachers to strengthen a culture of care, Adopted Sisters Programme and Form Teacher Guidance Periods are integral part of our character education.

To develop self-directed learners, workshops are organized for P3, P4 and P6 pupils with the aim of inculcating lifeskills, good study habits and staying focused to achieve their goals. Pupils are also equipped with goal-setting skills using My Personal Goals Action Plan as they are reflect on the progress they make in achieving their academic and non-academic goals.

P6 Prefects promoting the value of Compassion in Term 1Adopted Sisters 'Get Together' during Lunar New Year


Our Singapore education system must… nurture Singapore citizens of good character, so that everyone has the moral resolve to withstand an uncertain future, and a strong sense of responsibility to contribute to the success of Singapore and the well-being of fellow Singaporeans.” – Mr Heng Sweet Keat, former Minister of Education

In CCE, our students learn to be responsible to family and community; and understand their roles in shaping the future of our nation.

The goal of CCE is to inculcate values and build competencies in our students to help develop them into good and useful citizens.

  • OLGC aims to nurture concerned citizens of Grace and Character and who contribute selflessly to society. This aim stems from our belief that character development is the key factor towards the holistic development of our pupils.

  • CCE emphasizes on cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore. It is part of a holistic education and it aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instil in our students, confidence in our nation's future. This is achieved through CCE and SS curriculum.  

  • In addition to the 4 core NE events, level learning journeys also infuse CCE components to achieve the CCE outcomes.

  • More information about CCE through this link https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/syllabuses/character-citizenship-education

National Education

Programmes to support National Education at OLGC

  1.  4 NE commemorative events (click on the link below):
    Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day, National Day

  2. Learning Journeys:
    Learning Journeys for P3 and P4 students, P5 NE Show

  3. Promotion of NE Values:
    NE Values are not only promoted during the 4 commemorative events, but also through the pre-assembly programme platform.

  4. Values-in-Action (VIA) @ OLGC:

    NoVIA Activities and ProjectsLevels
    1Using My Hands CampaignAll Levels
    2My Clean ClassAll Levels
    3Serving My SchoolPrimary 3, Part of Project Work
    4Serving My Community
    (Visit to St Joseph's Home &
    St Francis Xavier Kindergarten)
    Primary 4, Part of Project Work
    5The Silver Years
    (Creating awareness of issues faced by the elderly)
    Primary 5, Part of Project Work
    6Visit to Cheshire HomePrimary 6