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Character and Citizenship Education

The Damai CCE Philosphy

MOE and Damai Secondary School firmly believe that citizenship and character development should be both taught (through explicit teaching of values and social-emotional skills) and caught (through experiential learning).
The overall outcome of the school’s CCE and Student Development programmes is for every Damaian to have a Purposeful and Meaningful Life. To achieve this main outcome, all programmes in the school are based on the school anchored values. 
School Values and 21st Century Core Values

The school anchored values are school values and the 21st century core values, R3ICH.  The values will be taught in a progressive and spiral manner, reaching out to all the domains of a Damaian’s secondary education.  These values will also be taught in relation to another, and their definitions are as follows:

  Values Expected Outcome
School Values Integrity A student who is upright in character.
Respect A student who honours others and self with dignity.
Resilience A student who has the ability to cope with and overcome adversities and challenges.
Service A student who is willing to contribute to the good of society.
21st Century Core Values
Respect A student who believes in his own self-worth and the intrinsic worth of all people.
Responsibility A student who recognizes that he has a duty to himself, his family, community, nation and the world, and fulfils his responsibilities with love and commitment.
Resilience A student who has emotional strength and perseveres in the face of challenges. He manifests courage, optimism, adaptability and resourcefulness.
Integrity A student who upholds ethical principles and has the moral courage to stand up for what is right.
Care A student who acts with kindness and compassion. He contributes to the betterment of the community and the world.
Harmony A student who seeks inner happiness and promotes social cohesion. He appreciates the unity and diversity of a multi-cultural society.

Teachers in Dept

Miss Lee Ley Har HOD/CCE
Miss Ng Wei Yin Lorraine
Subject Head, NE & VIA
Miss Nurmin Ahmad Subject Head (Acting), CCE
Mrs Joy Shinchi Senior Teacher, CCE
Miss Kaye Yik Sec 1 CCE & VIA Coordinator
Miss Chang Yuzhen Sec 1 CCE & VIA Coordinator
Miss Rachel Koh Sec 2 CCE & CW Coordinator
Miss Ita Nursyahirah Sec 3 CCE & NE Coordinator
Mdm Sultanah Ekhsan Hanim Bte Ahmad Sec 3 CCE & VIA Coordinator
Miss Cristy Lin Sec 4 CCE & NE Coordinator
Mrs Michelle Ng Sec 4 CCE & VIA Coordinator
Mr Justin Thong ECG Co-ordinators
Mr Gerard Yong
Mr Scott Ng Cyber-wellness Co-ordinators
Mr Chen Jingyang
Mrs Helen Foo Sexuality Education Co-ordinator
Mdm Nurmah Bte Zainuddin NE Co-ordinators
Mdm Saffiah Bte Mohammad Amin
Miss Rachael Ng
Miss Chua Hui Qi
Mdm Mary Goh Hwee Ling
Mdm Katijah Bte Juni

Teaching & Learning Approach to CCE

A Nurturing School Experience through Character & Citizenship Education

Character & Citizenship Education (CCE) lessons aim to provide a nurturing school experience.  It focuses on developing the moral well-being of our students by helping them acquire and live by the values that guide them to make appropriate choices and determine their behaviour and attitude towards themselves, others and the environment.  This includes lessons on Sexuality Education, Education & Career Guidance and Cyber Wellness.  

In Damai Secondary School, our students are also given leadership knowledge and skills during CCE lessons, giving them the self-confidence, the ability to work as a team, to lead and to influence positively.  

Citizenship Education is conducted regularly during CCE lessons, building in our students a sense of citizenry.  It aims to inculcate a sense of belonging in our students through experiential learning through the various CE events and stories of our Singapore journey. These lessons are taught in a developmental manner, reaching out to all domains when Damaians complete their secondary education.  

3 overarching big ideas of Identity, Relationships and Choices are the core concepts in these lessons to enable students to develop key understanding of the issues.

Damai CCE Programme

Character, Citizenship & Leadership 3 BIG Ideas Domains
Character & Leadership (CL)
Citizenship Education (CE)
Sexuality Education (SEd)
Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
Cyber-Wellness (CW)




Self / Family




Signature Programmes

Kallang Waterways Clean-up

Using kayaks, students clean up the waterways by picking up litter. This experience is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme in school where students are exposed to water sports. Through the VIA experience, students appreciated and learned the importance of clean waterways. As an extension of this VIA experience, students will be putting up an exhibition and presentation to advocate anti-littering through the Save the Earth campaign.