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Edusave Character Award (ECHA) 2018

EDUSAVE CHARACTER AWARD (ECHA)

 

1          MOE introduced the Edusave Character Award (ECHA) in 2012 to recognise students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions. This is part of the larger goal to foster an inclusive and stronger Singapore as we broaden the qualities and achievements to be encouraged and applauded. The award also supports schools’ continuing efforts in nurturing students of good values and character, who are active contributors and concerned citizens.

 

Objectives

 

2          The objectives of the ECHA are:

·         To send a clear and strong signal of the importance that MOE places on character and values, on par with achievements in the academic domain; and

·         To recognise outstanding students in each school who are exemplary in character, and who can be role models to inspire others.

 

Form of Award

 

3          ECHA awardees will receive a certificate and an award voucher. The ECHA award quanta are as follows:

 

Level of Awardee

Award Quantum

Primary 1 to 3

$200

Primary 4 to 6

$350

 

Nomination

 

4          Parents, students, teaching staff, non-teaching staff and other key stakeholders (VSP, Alumni, and parents who have had more than one interaction with the nominee) may nominate deserving students. Nomination forms are available on this website and MCOnline. Please note the information below in submitting your nomination using the appropriate form.

 

Level of Nominee

Nomination Form to Use

P1 to 3

KHS Appendix B1 Nomination form P1 to 3

P4 to 6

KHS Appendix B2 Nomination form P4 to 6

 

5         Completed nomination forms with supporting evidence(s) must be submitted to the General Office by 5 p.m., 3 July 2018. For queries and clarifications, please contact Mr Jerry Yang, Head of Department (Character and Citizenship Education) at yang_ziyi@moe.edu.sg. Thank you.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1.    Student must be a Singapore citizen.

2.    Student must demonstrate good character and values in a consistent manner. Students may be identified for the following types of qualities:

a.    Qualities associated with any of the school values: Students should preferably be nominated for termly Model Student at least once; and/or

b.    Demonstrate a high level of civic responsibility: Students must demonstrate concerns about issues related to their community or issues faced by others. They could initiate simple action or play an active role to address these issues and demonstrate commitment to making a difference; and/or

c.    Qualities associated with resilience: Students who persevere despite facing difficult circumstances (e.g. financial problems, health issues, family issues, peer resistance etc.) and manage to overcome the odds and still do commendably well in academic and non-academic domains.

3.    Students may be nominated regardless of their academic results provided that their weak academic results are not due to negative character traits but are attributed to difficulties that go beyond the control of the student.