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National Education


The Citizenship Education at Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School (PHPPS) is part of our holistic education and entails a whole school approach, involving pupils, parents, teachers and our community. We promote citizenship education through the infusion of Citizenship Dispositions in our National Education (NE) Commemorative Events, Social Studies Curriculum and NE Learning Journeys. This will enable our children to instill a love for home and to realize their part to be informed, concerned and participative citizens who will serve their community and nation. The citizenship dispositions are: 


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  • A Sense of Belonging: To develop a deeper understanding of who we are and a shared understanding of the values that are important to us as a nation.

  • A Sense of Reality: To be aware of the contemporary realities — including Singapore’s constraints and vulnerabilities — which affect us as a nation amidst the backdrop of a less predictable world.

  • A Sense of Hope: Having confidence and optimism in Singapore’s future and the resilience to face the challenges ahead.


  • Ultimately, the above 3 citizenship dispositions will cultivate the will to act: To be active citizens who have a collective resolve and a sense of shared mission towards building a Singapore for all.


There is explicit teaching of National Education. For pupils to contribute, they first have to understand their country – the history, the fight for independence and how far we have come as a nation, from third world to first world. Then, the school provides pupils with authentic and engaging NE related experiences and these experiences help them develop an appreciation for their country. Pupils are also given opportunities to reflect and engage in discussions as they share how they have a part to play in nation building.


NE Commemorative Events

The 4 NE commemorative events, namely Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and National Day have been identified as defining moments in Singapore history. In PHPPS, festivals such as Hari Raya and Deepavali are also given greater emphasis to allow pupils to know more about and appreciate the culture and traditions of our Malay and Indian community.

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Engaging our Community police to brief pupils on SG Secure measures and showcasing their police equipment on Total Defence Day.
Our parents from Parent Support Group (PSG) help the lower primary pupils to make the Indian Thoranam during Racial Harmony Week.


NE Learning Journeys

NE learning journeys aim to develop pupils’ dispositions and competencies for citizenship through authentic, out-of-school learning experiences and enable pupils to explore personal and collective identity by engaging with the people, perspectives and places of Singapore.

The learning journeys organized at each level further enrich the study of Social Studies. They are organized at least once a year to enable pupils to contextualize their learning experience in authentic real-world settings. The table below shows the learning journeys according to the various levels and its corresponding learning focus. P3 Kampong Glam.JPG
Primary 3 pupils at Kampong Glam


Primary Learning Journey Location Learning Focus
1 Neighbourhood Walk To recognize, relate and appreciate the places and people in the neighbourhood.
2 Singapore Philatelic Museum
To understand and appreciate how our cultures and heritage make up our identity and our diversity makes Singapore unique.
3 Kampong Glam
To understand and appreciate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Malay Community.
4 Singapore River
Asian Civilization Museum
To appreciate and value our Singapore story and recognise how our lives are shaped by what happened in the past.
5 P5 NE Show
NEWater Visitor Centre
To learn about the inventions and legacies in Singapore which impacted our lives today despite our challenges.
6 Little India
To understand and appreciate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Indian Community. To discover why countries around us are important to Singapore.


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Primary 1 Neighbourhood Walk
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Primary 4 Singapore River