Character and Citizenship Education
Our goal is:
To nurture values-driven KC graduates who are active contributors
KC is determined in providing each student with a holistic education. Other than the academic, the school works in bringing out the best in their character and sharpening their competencies in the skills necessary for the 21st century. We hope to see a compassionate servant leader, an innovative problem solver, a discerning citizen of the world and an effective communicator in each KC graduate.
Globalisation, changing demographics and technological advancements are a few of the key driving forces of the future. Our students will have to be prepared to face these challenges and seize the opportunities brought about by these forces.
Framework 1.1 illustrates the approach KC adopts to help our students to thrive in this fast-changing world, which focuses on the 21st century competencies and outcomes.
Knowledge and skills must be underpinned by values. Values define a person’s character. They shape the beliefs, attitudes and actions of a person, and therefore form the core of the framework.
The middle ring signifies the Social and Emotional Competencies – skills necessary for children to recognise and manage their emotions, develop care and concern for others, make responsible decisions, establish positive relationships, as well as to handle challenging situations effectively.
The outer ring of the framework represents the 21st Century skills necessary for the globalised world we live in. These are: Civic Literacy, Global Awareness and Cross-Cultural Skills; Critical and Inventive Thinking; and Information and Communication skills.
The person who is schooled in the Singapore Education system embodies the desired outcomes of education. She will have a good sense of self-awareness, a sound moral compass, and the necessary skills and knowledge to take on challenges of the future. In addition, she will have a sense of responsibility towards her family, community and nation. She will also learn how to appreciate the beauty of the world around her, possesses a healthy mind and body, and has a zest for life. In sum, she is:
- a confident person who has a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows herself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively.
- a self-directed learner who questions, reflects, perseveres and takes responsibility for her own learning.
- an active contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, is innovative, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks and strives for excellence.
- a concerned citizen who is rooted to Singapore, has a strong sense of civic responsibility, is informed about Singapore and the world, and takes an active part in bettering the lives of others around her.
The school and staff from various areas, as illustrated in the Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) Framework 1.2 are fully-committed to help our students meet these competencies and outcomes.