Character and Citizenship
|Name of Head of Department|
|Mr Samuel Lim Kok Boon|
|Names of Subject Heads|
|Mr Soo Boon Siang (SH Geog/NE)|
|Mdm Rafidah Yusoff (SH EL)|
|Mdm Tan Fong Yee (ST CL)|
|Names of Members of the Department|
|Ms Claudia Tan||Mdm Masrena Rahmat|
|Mr Derrick Lim||Ms Tan Peiwen|
|Mdm Emilia Mohamed Ali||Ms Kwek Co Hui|
|Mdm Felicity Lim||Mdm Lee Weiqi|
|Mdm Gloria Boey||Ms Vivian Koh|
|Mdm Grace Chia||Ms Siti Nurbasyirah|
|Ms Karen Choo||Ms Koh Ming Hui|
|Ms Tan Mei Ying|
|The school’s Character, Leadership, and Citizenship (CLC) Programme aims to develop principled and future-ready leaders through a wide range of authentic and meaningful learning experiences.
Responding to the needs of youths impacted by Covid-19, the school has continued to grow our Family Education programme with another cohort of Secondary 1 students participating in the FamChamps Be.Live Conference. We have also customised and implemented a series of mental well-being lessons to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be resilient individuals and effective peer supporters.
We continue to assist low-income families in our neighbourhood; this is done in partnership with Zhenghua RC. Moreover, representatives from ten community service organisations spoke to our students about their work which helped them to craft and implement better VIA projects.
Social and Emotional Learning
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) contributes to students’ well-being. SEL enables our students to live out the values that guide their lives. Through SEL, students develop the skills to manage themselves, build healthy relationships and make responsible decisions.
- Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset”.
- Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.
- Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathise with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Relationship management: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
- Responsible decision-making: Make constructive choices about personal behaviour and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.
A holistic education system places exemplary character on par with academic excellence. MOE and the school recognises the importance of acknowledging students who have demonstrated good character, values and leadership. These awards serve as a celebration and recognition of the achievement of our students.
- Edusave Character Award
The Edusave Character Award (ECHA) is given by MOE and recognises students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions.
- Principled Leader Award
The Principled Leader Award recognises students from each cohort who demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities.
- School Values Award
The School Values Award recognises students from each cohort who consistently demonstrate school values and are role models for their peers.
The Do It Right Award is given by Form Teachers throughout the year. It recognises deserving students who have demonstrated good character.
School Values Award 2019 (Secondary 1 Award Winners)
|1||CHARLOTTE PEK EN QI||1E1|
|2||CHIA NING XUAN||1E1|
|3||TAN TZE WEE||1E1|
|4||MUHAMMAD AIMAN BIN NAZRI||1E1|
|5||CHAY XIN YI, NICOLE||1E2|
|6||CHAIRIL LUQMAN BIN MUHAMMED YUSNI||1E2|
|7||POW CHEUK HEI||1E3|
|8||GOH SI HONG||1E3|
|9||SOH SWEE ENN||1E3|
|10||KATRINA LIAW MIN XUAN||1E3|
|11||NURUL NAIMAH BINTE MUHAMMAD KHAIRON||1E3|
|12||VIVIAN YII JIA XIEN||1E4|
|14||NAILY NAJIA PUTRI SHAHRUDIN||1E4|
|15||MUHAMMAD RAI'YAAN ARSHAD||1E4|
|16||UWAIS ALQORNIE BIN LOKMAN HAKI||1N1|
|17||RYAN ARFAN BIN JAILANI||1N1|
|18||NG PEI WEI, JERLINE||1N1|
School Values Award 2019 (Secondary 2 Award Winners)
|1||NG JUN JIE, KENNY||2E1|
|2||MATHIES BEH YU XUAN||2E1|
|3||SU MON MYINT||2E2|
|4||ANG ZHI XIN, JOY||2E2|
|6||POH JIA JUN, EDMUND||2E2|
|7||MASYITAH BTE MASWADI||2E3|
|8||DAMIAN LIM KAI MING||2E3|
|9||LEE XIN YAN||2E4|
|11||JULIUS TAN YE KAI||2E4|
|12||LIANG RONG JUN||2E4|
|13||DINAH QISTINA BINTE JAYA INDERA||2E4|
|15||GLEN EE YONG ZHI||2N1|
|16||JAY TAN CHEE LEONG||2N1|
|17||NG YU HONG||2N1|
|18||NUR HURIN BINTE ABDUL RAHIM||2N2|
|19||SOH KOK HWEE||2N2|
|20||NG XIN YI||2N2|
|21||NABILNURHAKIM BIN JUBRI||2N2|
School Values Award 2019 (Secondary 3 Award Winners)
|1||HANZEL TAN CHEONG HAIG||3E1|
|2||TEE CHIN SHIAN||3E1|
|3||NG HWEE YI TRICIA||3E1|
|4||ELLISYA SABRINA PUTRI JASNI||3E1|
|5||AMBER YEAP HUI EN||3E2|
|7||LIM PEI JUN, RENA||3E2|
|8||LIM SHU QI||3E2|
|9||SIAH XIU YAN||3E2|
|10||SIEW SHUET MIN, KENDRICK||3E3|
|11||WONG YA XUAN GRACIA||3E3|
|12||JUSTYN TAN YU XUAN||3E3|
|13||MACABITAS TRISTAN CARLO DELA CRUZ||3E3|
|14||JUAN GABRIEL MIRANDA PACHECO||3E4|
|15||ROXANNE TAI PEI LING||3E4|
|16||NURUL ANDRINI BINTE SULAIMI||3E4|
|17||HILDAH HASLINDAH BINTE JUMARI||3N1|
|18||NUR FATHIN BINTE MOHAMAD KHAMSANI||3N1|
|19||AARON WONG CHUAN JUN||3N1|
|20||MUHAMAD AMIRUL EZANY BIN OSMAN||3N1|
|21||KOH HUI YING||3N2|
|22||NUR LAYLA QISTINA BINTE ROSHAIZAT||3N2|
|23||ANG JING LUN KENDRICK||3N2|
|24||WONG YOKE SHAN BRIDGET||3N2|
|25||WONG ZI YI||3T1|
|26||DINI NURIZZAH BINTI ABDULLAH||3T1|
|27||SITI NUR EQISHA QURAISHAH BINTE MUHAMMAD YASIN||3T1|
|28||MUHAMMAD NADZRUDEEN BIN MOHD NASER||3T1|
|Values in Action
Values in Action (VIA) are learning experiences that support students' development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community, through the learning and application of values, knowledge and skills. VIA fosters student ownership over how they contribute to the community. As part of the VIA programme, students reflect on their experience, the values they have put into practice, and how they can continue to contribute meaningfully.
Our aim is to ensure that by the end of a students’ time with the school, they would have experienced the various aspects of community service and developed a sense of compassion for the less fortunate, echoing one of our school values of serving with compassion.
Our VIA programme is designed to expose students to a variety of community needs.
Beyond the cohort VIA programmes, CCAs also have customised VIA experiences for students. For example, students from the Performing Arts CCAs regularly visit seniors at Bo Tien Day Activity Centre for the Elderly.
National Education (NE) is important for nurturing a future generation of citizens who love Singapore and have a strong sense of belonging to Singapore. The National Education programme aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and to instil in our students the confidence in our nation's future and develop a strong sense of belonging to Singapore. In Zhenghua Secondary School, we hope to nurture students who are inclusive individuals, concerned about global issues and be able to lead, contribute and serve in the global arena, with emotional rootedness to Singapore.
NE is anchored on the following citizenship dispositions, which will enable our youth to realise their part in the flourishing of their community and nation:
We also celebrate the 4 NE Commemorative Days:
Schools commemorate Total Defence Day (TDD) on 15 February annually to mark Singapore's fall to the Japanese in 1942. Total Defence Day serves to remind our students that Singapore is defensible and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore.
International Friendship Day (IFD) allows students to understand the importance of good relations with our neighbours and beyond. Students learn how Singapore pursues an active engagement in the world through international organisations such as ASEAN and the United Nations. Building mutual respect and understanding across cultures enables us to learn from the different backgrounds and experiences of people who come to Singapore to live, work and study.
On 21 July each year, schools commemorate Racial Harmony Day (RHD) to mark the anniversary of the 1964 racial riots. On this day, students will reflect on and celebrate Singapore as a harmonious society built on a rich diversity of cultures. RHD serves as a reminder that promoting social cohesion and racial harmony requires collaborative efforts from our educators, students and stakeholders.
National Day marks our separation from Malaysia, and our emergence as an independent country in the community of nations.
NE is also infused in our daily routines such as flag raising ceremony and reciting the pledge, in academic subjects, and co-curricular experiences such as CCAs and Learning Journeys.
|Education and Career Guidance
Education and Career Guidance (ECG) is about equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to make informed decisions at each key education stage for successful transition from school to further education or work, and hence to manage their career pathways and lifelong learning throughout their lives. Through ECG, social emotional competencies and qualities of proactivity, adaptability and resilience are developed to prepare students for the 21st Century.
In Zhenghua Secondary, a comprehensive Education and Career Guidance Programme comprising work attachment and seminars are in place for students to learn valuable life skills and prepare for the world beyond school.
The goals of ECG are to: