Character & Citizenship Education

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Vision:

Blangahnites are joyful, caring and confident pupils.

Mission:

To nurture the well-being of every pupil with holistic life skills.

Description of Programmes:

Character Education – Circle Time

Circle Time is a school-based values education programme led by teachers to inculcate values in our Blangahnites through the sharing and discussion of stories. Teachers and their pupils sit in a circle discussing the moral and value of the story, while relating their own personal experiences. Held fortnightly, Blangahnites of different levels are inculcated with our RISE values and Socio-emotional learning skills.

Character Education – GEM Award

In Blangah Rise, we treasure all pupils as precious gems. Through educational experiences, we hope to polish each Blangahnite to shine and be the best they can be and recognise the importance of rewarding them accordingly. The GEM Award affirms Blangahnites who understand and display our RISE values through their actions every day. The monthly GEM Class award acknowledges pupils who work cooperatively and exemplify the school values. The termly GEM Pupil award recognizes pupils from every class who model the RISE value of the term.

Character Education – RISE @ BRPS

In addition to the RISE values that Blangahnites experience, we impart the importance of gratitude, which is the act of being thankful through actions or words. RISE @ BRPS is a platform for pupils to write notes to express gratitude to those who have shown kindness to them or to highlight pupils who have displayed the RISE values.

Character Education – Connect Time

To ensure every Blangahnite feels at home, it is important to foster trusting relationships between teachers and pupils. Once a week, form and co-form teachers meet with pupils from their class personally to find out more about the pupil’s life, experiences and ambition. Through this face-to-face platform, pupils are free to share their thoughts, opinions and concerns with their teachers.

Character Education – Share-a-story

Stories are powerful lessons in themselves and thus this platform is used for our teachers to deliver stories with strong messages of our RISE values and desirable character traits weekly.

Citizenship Education – Commemoration of NE Events

Blangah Rise commemorates the four National Education (NE) core events for the pupils to appreciate the defining moments in Singapore’s history.

These significant events are commemorated through various meaningful activities and informative exhibitions so that they will evoke the consciousness in pupils to be concerned citizens and active contributors.

NE Event
Total Defence Day – serves to remind our pupils that Singapore is defendable and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore.
International Friendship Day – sensitise our pupils towards the geo-political realities inherent to Singapore.
Racial Harmony Day – promotes social cohesion and racial harmony amongst all Singaporeans.
National Day – brings to the pupils a greater sense of the historical importance and solemnity of National Day.

 

Citizenship Education – Learning Journeys

In Blangah Rise, the NE Learning Journeys comprise school trips to destinations that are aligned to various Social Studies topics. Every year, all Primary 3 to Primary 6 pupils visit different places to

  • understand and appreciate the rich cultural and historical heritage of our people;
  • foster a sense of pride in the rich diversity of our heritage;
  • share a common bond which will hold our society together as a people and as a nation;

Citizenship Education – International Students @ Blangah Rise (IBP)

In Blangah Rise Primary, there is a structured approach in ensuring our International Students (IS) can familiarise themselves with the new surroundings seamlessly.

News IS are paired up with a Singaporean buddy to show him/her around the school. The buddy also shares with his/her partner useful information about the school; especially on its values and parts of Singapore’s history and heritage.

Similarly, an annual overseas cultural immersion trip is anchored at the Primary 4 level. This year, the pupils will embark on environment-themed trip to The Green School in Bali. In addition, the overseas stint provides our pupils with the opportunity to:

  • enhance their leadership, character, personal capabilities and interpersonal skills;
  • learn to work in groups and in decision making;
  • develop pupils to be culturally-savvy;
  • expose pupils to the world and sensitise them to the place of Singapore in relation to its global context.