Citizenship Development Programme

At Innova Primary School, the Citizenship Development Programme, which includes National Education (NE) and Social Studies, is part of our holistic education. It aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and boost pupils’ confidence in our nation's future. The Citizenship Development Programme also emphasises on cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore.

The National Education messages and accompanying values are:


1. Our Citizenship Development Programmes:

  • National Education (NE)
  • Social Studies (SS)


2. Our Signature Programmes:

(i) National Education (NE)

The National Education (NE) Programme in Innova Primary School aims to foster national cohesion, instil a sense of national identity among our pupils and to inculcate an understanding of the challenges and vulnerabilities that are unique to Singapore. It emphasises the core values of meritocratic, multiracial and multi-religious harmony.

National Education comprises four core annual events – Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and National Day.

(ii) Social Studies

At Innova Primary School, part of Social Studies curriculum covers the Project Work. Project Work is a learning experience which aims to provide pupils with the opportunity to synthesise knowledge from various areas of learning, and critically and creatively apply it to real life situations. This process, which enhances pupils’ knowledge and enables them to acquire skills like collaboration, communication and independent learning skills, prepares them for lifelong learning and the challenges ahead.

The learning outcomes identify the key areas of learning of the subject. Four learning outcomes are separately articulated: knowledge application, communication, collaboration and independent learning. While students learn to work in groups, they also learn independently through self-reflection and evaluation of their own work processes. These learning outcomes exist in dynamic interplay rather than as compartmentalised and distinct categories.