Department Vision: Every Child A Student of Character
Department Mission: To develop the Moral & Social domains of every child
In Endeavour (EDP), not only are we concerned with the students’ academic achievements, the inculcating of the right moral values and moulding them into good citizens is also vital to us.
Under EDP’s Character & Citizenship Education (CCE), there are 4 main programmes:
- Character Development Programme
- National Education
- Values-in Action Programme
- Student Leadership Programme
EDP’s Character Development Programme focuses on inculcating the 7 school values – Diligence; Perseverance; Integrity; Innovation; Compassion; Respect & Responsibility; into our pupils. Assembly Talks on the school values are conducted termly, in which pupils, teachers or other EDP staff members that have exhibited the school values to a great degree will be highlighted. Students are also encouraged to reflect on the message delivered at the Assembly Talk by completing a customised level-based Reflection Worksheet after the talk. This message will be further reinforced during Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) where Form and Co-Form Teachers will conduct school-based Values Education lessons or workshops for the pupils.
Assembly Talk on Character Values
Every Term, teachers and students will present an assembly talk on the school values. Students and staff that have demonstrated the values will be highlighted in these talks.
After the Assembly Talk on Character Values, students are encouraged to do a self-reflection of their behaviour.
|Character & Citizenship Education (cce) Lessons
During cce lessons, students learn to value relationships through a variety of teaching approaches which include classroom lessons as well as experiential programmes.
|Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) Lessons
The one period per week FTGP lesson not only provides opportunity for teachers to equip students with social and emotional competencies, but also allows for more quality teacher-student interaction.
National Education (NE) aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instil in our students, confidence in our nation’s future. It also emphasises on cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore. In EDP, we commemorate the 4 NE Events – Total Defence Day; International Friendship Day; Racial Harmony Day & National Day; by customising NE-Focussed Lessons that are integrated into the Social Studies & Character & Citizenship Education lessons.
|NE Learning Journey
The students always look forward to trips out of the school as it provides an important learning experience for them.
|Rainbow Day cum NE events
Our students celebrate Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day and Racial Harmony Day in conjunction with the school’s signature Rainbow Days.
|National Day Celebrations
To celebrate our young nation’s birthday, a formal observance ceremony is held in the school parade square, followed by a concert in the hall.
Every year, our P5 students will have the privilege to watch the National Day Parade (NDP) full dress rehearsal.
Values-in Action (VIA) Programme provides opportunities for EDP students to identify community issues that they are concerned about, and propose actions to bring about improvement in the community, together with their peers. It is also a platform for students to reflect on what they have learnt in their VIA experiences. These efforts will make the VIA experiences more meaningful, so that students are more likely to continue their involvement in the community, even after they have left EDP. Such sustained commitment helps to build a more caring society.
Caring for our environment
EDP students are taught the importance of taking care of our environment by adopting the 3Rs – Reduce, Recycle, Reuse.
|Caring for the elderly
In EDP, our students are also thought the importance of caring and taking care of the elderly. Once a year, our students, teachers, and parents volunteers will spend a meaningful afternoon at the SWAMI Home, including putting up performances for all to enjoy.
|Caring for those in need Our VIA programmes also include Just-in-Time (JIT) lessons on global issues such as the Nepal Earthquake (May, 2015). To help us with this, EDP will link up with suitable partners such as the Singapore Red Cross Society. Through these partnerships and JIT lessons, our students are able to make a difference to those in need.|
EDP’s Student Leadership Programme focuses on providing leadership opportunities for every child. In class, Form Teachers will assign the students with different roles and responsibilities. The role of Class Monitors will be rotated termly – so as to give as many students as possible the opportunity to lead their class. Students too may be assigned leadership roles by their Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) Teachers-In-Charge. Students who have proven to be capable leaders, may then be selected to be Prefects or CCA Leaders.
After a vigorous selection process, students who have been selected to be Endeavour’s Ambassadors will be formally unveiled to the whole school during the Prefects’ Investiture.
|Training for Prefects
Prefects will undergo a structured and customised leadership training programme. The workshops and trainings help our young leaders to hone their leadership skills.
|Student Leaders Camp
Once a year, our student leaders will undergo a leadership camp to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills to be an effective leader.
|P4/P3 Buddy Leaders Programme
Every year, our P4 and some P3 students will buddy up with our P1 students to guide and assist them with their first few days in EDP.
|North-West CDC Outstanding All-Rounders Award
The NW CDC OARS Award is recognition of our pupils’ leadership capabilities, as well as EDP’s student leadership programme.