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Character and Citizenship Education

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Every Clementeen, An Active Citizen of Character



The CCE curriculum is made up of 6 modules aimed at moulding the character of every Clementeen so that they become active Clementeens with the passion to learn, bright Clementeens with the confidence to lead and caring Clementeens with the humility to serve. The diagram above summarises the 6 CCE modules and the outcome of each module.

Highly Effective Youths (HEY)
In order to effect a student-centric curriculum, there is a customised school-based CCE curriculum based on the ‘7 habits for the Highly Effective Youths’ by Stephen Covey. These habits, which are a result of a set of attitudes, underpinned by values, are applied through the Social and Emotional competencies.

The 7 Habits programme aims to develop every Clementeen towards being an effective individual and a team player. The 7 habits programme is also integrated into the school’s Life Learning Programme, with students exercising personal leadership in how they lead their lives and interact with their peers. These habits are taught in the CCE lessons and actively applied in students’ school experiences such as in school camps, CCAs and academic lessons.

National Education (NE)

National Education has been integrated into the formal CCE curriculum and is part of the school’s Citizenship Education programme. With its vision of ‘Every Clementeen, An Active and Global Citizen’, the NE programme aims to nurture active and concerned citizens with the passion to learn, confidence to lead and humility to serve.

One of the key signature events are the NE Aspire Trail which is an NE trail around the school customised by the NE ambassadors with the intent of inducting Sec 1 students into the rich school history and heritage so that they would be responsible members of the big CTSS family. This NE Trail draws on knowledge and information from the CTSS virtual heritage museum.

Cyber Wellness (CW)
The Cyber Wellness module focusses on developing the child’s instinct to protect himself and empowers him to take responsibility for his own well-being in cyberspace. It highlights three principles to guide students in their actions, i.e. Respect for self and others; safe and responsible use and; positive peer influence. It also provides a 3-step process, Sense-Think-Act, which is similar to the school’s CCE learning framework i.e. Think-Feel-Act.

Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
To help foster a confident 21st century person ready for the work force, Education and Career Guidance module helps students to develop their social and emotional competencies; discover their interests, strengths and weakness; and also explore their career choices. The school organizes career fest, polytechnic course tasters and learning journeys to post-secondary institutions to help students make informed decisions regarding their tertiary education.

ECG Counselling

ECG Counsellor, Mr Damon Choo, is in school every Tuesday to provide ECG counselling services. Students who wish to explore more about post-secondary options or find out more about their career interests and strengths may drop him an email at to book a session. 

ECG Resources

General Information

Singapore’s Education System

ECG Website

Schoolbag Website

MOE Financial Assistance Scheme


Singapore-Industry Scholarship (SgIS)

The Next Step Forward (e-book)

ECG Parent Guide – Journeying With Our Children, Achieving Their Aspirations

Information on Post-Secondary Education

Post-Secondary Education Options

Post-Secondary School Brochure

Early Admissions Exercise - Polytechnics

Polytechnic Foundation Programme 

Joint Admissions Exercise

What’s Next (After ‘N’ Level)

What’s Next (After ‘O’ Level)

Information on Pre-University Education

Pre-University Education

GCE ‘A’ Level Curriculum

Joint Admissions Exercise

Direct School Admission – Junior Colleges

Overview of Admission Exercises

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DSA – JC: Direct School Admission – Junior College (Conducted before O-Level examinations, apply directly to JC/MI)

Poly EAE: Polytechnic Early Admission Exercise (Conducted before O-Level examinations, students submit up to 3 course choices)

ITE EAE: ITE Early Admission Exercise (Conducted before O-Level examinations, students submit up to 3 course choices)

DPPAE: Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme Admission Exercise (Conducted after N(A)-Level results are released, students submit up to 12 course choices)  

JAE: Joint Admission Exercise (Conducted after O-Level results are released, students submit up to 12 course choices)

JIE: Joint Intake Exercise (Conducted after N(A)-Level results are released, students submit up to 12 course choices

DAE: Direct Admission Exercise (Rolling applications, students apply directly to individual poly with O-Level or other qualifications and/or aptitudes and interests)

PFPAE: Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admission Exercise (Conducted after N(A)-Level examinations, students submit up to 5 course choices)

Sexuality Education

The Sexuality Education module aims to help students develop a moral compass, respect for themselves and others through making wise, responsible and informed decisions based on positive mainstream values and attitudes. Besides decision-making skills, students are taught to manage their thoughts, feelings and behaviours on human sexuality through effective communication and problem-solving skills.


The Service-Learning programme @ CTSS is aligned to the School Strategic Thrust 1: Future-Ready Clementeens which aims to nurture students with a heart of Service, equipped with the requisite Social-Emotional Competencies, to have a good knowledge of the needs of the school and the community and to work in teams for the greater good of the community. All students are required to take part in or plan and execute at least one VIA project annually.