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Character & Citizenship Education

Our Mission in CCE

Character & Citizenship Education @ Anderson

We are Learners with Passion, Leaders with Heart, Citizens of Character. In Anderson, we believe that every Andersonian can learn for life and even excel in life. To this end, we are committed to providing different opportunities to support our students' holistic development through a total curriculum, which encompasses both curricular and co-curricular learning experiences in the following domains: Moral, Cognitive, Physical, Social and Aesthetics.
Our collective aspirations for our Andersonians, spelled out in our Vision and Motto, clearly articulate our constant motivation as a school to anchor students in good values, and to equip them with 21st century competencies and social emotional competencies to become Responsible, Resilient, Committed and Caring citizens of good character who have a strong sense of responsibility and who will contribute to the success of Singapore and the well-being of fellow Singaporeans.
Anchored upon a firm foundation of our school values (PQRS) and guided by the positive school culture of L.I.G.H.T, the CCE efforts in Anderson Primary School are premised on the belief of building character from the ‘Head’ and ‘Heart’ right down to the ‘Hands’. The exciting suite of CCE programmes and lessons in Anderson engage and encourage students to develop sound values and future readiness, essential mind-sets and skill sets to thrive in every stage of life.
Through a varied approach with programmes catered for all and for the different student segments, Andersonians are surrounded with opportunities and enriching CCE experiences to enable them to develop a holistic appreciation of diversity, a heightened sense of inclusivity, a courageous spirit to experiment and a voice to advocate for a worthy cause. They will become future-ready to embrace learning, leading and living with an abundance mind-set, and to make a positive difference to one and all.

Our Programmes

Learners with Passion, Leaders with Heart, Citizens of Character.

Every Andersonian can learn for life and even excel in life. They can achieve this when they
are anchored in the core values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Integrity, Care
and Harmony (R3ICH), and are equipped with the right skills and competencies to become
citizens of good character. With a strong sense of responsibility and a heart to lead and serve,

Andersonians will …
Shape the future of our nation as concerned and active citizens of character
Hasten to empathise with others through understanding, acceptance and respect
Initiate responsibility to family and community
Navigate complexities and challenges with resilience
Excel in moral and performance character

At Anderson, a suite of Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) experiences prepares students on a journey to become citizens of good character, both online and offline, as they learn to Step In, Step Back and Step Up:

Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP)

Led by all Form Teachers, FTGP is conducted weekly in the form of interaction activities as well as lessons to facilitate students’ learning and application of social emotional (SE) competencies in the domains of self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship management and responsible decision making.

Class-based CCE Lessons

The suite of CCE programmes and lessons in Anderson are motivated by our desire to nurture all Andersonians to be citizens of good character with a strong sense of responsibility who will contribute to the success of Singapore and the well-being of fellow Singaporeans. From the series of CCE lesson packages targeted at student development (see below), Andersonians develop an interconnected understanding of facts to make sense of the different perspectives around them. 

  • Citizen Science series – In-touch with The World Around Me
  • Building Personal Effectiveness through life skills training
  • Active Peer Support
  • Gratitude and Growth series
  • Education and Career Guidance,
  • Positive Self-Care for mental well-being
  • Cyber Wellness education
  • Growing Years series (for Primary 5 and 6 only)
EOY Finish Strong! Programme (2020)

 Learning first aid skills during Total Defence Day (2021)

(Student Leaders OLJ 2019)

National Education (NE) Programmes and Social Studies

The objective of NE is to develop national cohesion, the instinct for survival and confidence in the future, 
  • by fostering a sense of identity, pride and self-respect in our students as Singaporeans;
  • by knowing the Singapore story -- how Singapore succeeded against the odds to become a nation; 
  • by understanding Singapore’s unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries; 
  • and by instilling the core values of our way of life, and the will to prevail, that ensures our continued success and well-being.

In Anderson, we commemorate four core NE events which have been identified as defining moments in Singapore’s history every year. The aim is to entrench these events and the images they evoke in the consciousness of each successive generation.

School Commemoration of Racial Harmony Day and National Day (2020)

Values-in-Action (ViA): Anderson Primary Gives Back  
‘Anderson Primary Gives Back’ is part of our school’s Values-In-Action programme that provides students with opportunities, from primary one to six, to learn what it means to contribute meaningfully to the community. As students prepare and actively contribute towards their ViA activities, we hope they will spend time reflecting how they have impacted the community and the lessons they have learnt as they play their part towards a caring and inclusive Singapore. 
Some key focuses of our ViA activities include:
  • Project BUDDY CLEAN: My Home, My School (Primary 1)
  • Project JOY: Joy - Ours to Yours (Primary 2)
  • Project GIVE - Get to know, Include, Value the Elderly (Primary 3)
  • Project Good Neighbour: Advocating good neighbourliness (Primary 4)
  • Project HOPE: Care for Something bigger than Myself (Primary 5)
  • Project GIFT: Champion our Cause!  (Primary 6)
apscce8.jpg  Values-in-Action – Clean Plate Campaign (2020)

Student Leaders serving at ‘Food from the Heart’ Donation Drive (2020)

Student Leadership

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”
~ John C. Maxwell

This quote by John C. Maxwell reminds us of our mission to nurture outstanding student leaders who put others before self, who lead others out of a sincere heart, and who advocate the will to act for the school and community. It is our belief that a leader must lead self and others with a strong moral compass. They are to lead out of a light that shines the path for others.

Our vision for Student Leadership is to develop every Andersonian to be a confident Leader with Heart, who exemplify the school motto of courage and sincerity, and take initiative in making a positive difference in the school and community. Guided by our school values, PQRS, and the desired school culture of LIGHT, the school aspires to equip all students with values and competencies necessary to be authentic leaders who embrace a constancy of purpose in discovering and leading oneself, inspiring others and subsequently stewarding positive change in our community.

Anderson Student Leaders Council (SLC)
The Student Leaders Council (SLC) is set up to bring cohesiveness and coherence to the overall student leadership development in ANDPS. For students who demonstrate the potential to take up formal student leadership positions and are keen to further develop their leadership competencies, they can be part of any of the following five formal leadership boards:
  • School Prefectorial Board (SPB)
  • Character & Citizenship Education Ambassadors (CCEA)
  • CCA Leaders (CCAL)
  • Cyber Wellness Ambassadors (CWA)
  • Green Ambassadors (GA)
Besides the formal leadership boards, students also have the opportunity to develop their leadership competencies and dispositions through our uniformed groups, Boys’ Brigade (BB) and Girls’ Brigade (GB), or as members of the Class Committee (eg. class monitors, peer support leaders, green monitors and IT monitors).
Although each board has its own specific areas of functions and specialisation, they embrace a shared vision and common purpose and that is to serve ANDPS and the wider community beyond the school.

Aligned to the school vision of Leaders With Heart, the ANDerson Leadership Programme (ANDLP) develops student leaders using a 5-prong approach:
  • Holistic development of self
  • Stewarding change with design thinking
  • Recognition and affirmation
  • Mentoring
  • Reflection

 Prefects and CCE Ambassadors leading in a National Day Observance Ceremony (2020).
CCE Ambassadors serving as docents at the soft-launch of Anderson Heritage Gallery (2021).
Dialogue with Mr Kevin Cheok, Singapore Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand 
(Student Leaders OLJ 2019)
Listening, Learning and Leading with Anderson Airwaves

‘Broadcasting’ live via Zoom for the first time on 17 February 2021 as part of the school’s weekly assembly programme, our Green Ambassadors stepped up to the mic and shared about the exciting activities that would be happening in the month of March – PUB’s Water Wednesdays, to encourage Andersonians to practise good habits to conserve water. This marks the birth of Anderson Airwaves, a news channel by student leaders for students.

Introduced in 2021 to foster a sense of community by promoting a vibrant learning environment for student voice and advocacy, the Anderson Airwaves provides opportunities for students to champion real-world issues in the form of their very own ‘news’ shows. Whether it is advocating kindness, peer support, environment stewardship, or simply presenting about other cultures from the world beyond Singapore, Anderson Airwaves puts the ownership of learning and sharing into the hands of Andersonians, nurturing them to be concerned, connected and confident citizens who care for something bigger than themselves.

“Before Anderson Airwaves, we’d just attend the weekly assembly, and hear about information that we felt like we already knew,” quotes a P6 student, “but when I hear about these things from my peers, over a live broadcast, I feel like I can do something too.”
For our Student Leaders, it is a small step towards stewarding positive change as Leaders with Heart. For the rest of the Anderson community, it is a big step towards shaping our identity as Citizens of Character.

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2020 VOLJ Presentation

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2020 VOLJ Presentation

Please click here to view the FOS Mission 2020 VOLJ Presentation.
Our Student Leaders’ Pledge
We, the student leaders of Anderson Primary School, 
pledge ourselves as responsible student leaders, 
committed to upholding our school values with pride.
We shall show respect to our teachers and friends,
and serve our school with sincerity,
in thought, word and deed.
We shall display graciousness
and commit ourselves to excellence
in everything we do.
With courage and humility, 
we shall lead self and lead others,
to be leaders with heart and citizens of character.

2020 Initiating a Clean Pail Challenge by Anderson School Prefects

(2021) Student Leaders' Pledge at Student Leaders' Investiture

Stewarding Change by Design Advocating Zero Food Waste in Anderson

Student Leaders' Investiture Publicity_2021