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Character Awards


The White Sands Primary School Character Awards seeks to affirm positive behaviors displayed by students.

Key Programmes:

The yearly awards are given based on the Values & Character Assessment where every student is graded based on personal qualities as well as the demonstration of school values.

  • Model Pupil Award
The Model Pupil Award is part of the school’s effort to nurture our pupils in character development. Students will be observed throughout the year and selected for the award if they exemplify the school’s values, show positive character traits as well as serve as role models to their peers. Selection of nominees is based on the school’s Values and Character Assessment.

  • Award for Character Excellence(ACE) Award
Students who have achieved up to Level 3 of the Model Pupil Award will be eligible for the ACE Award which recognizes their exemplary conduct. Deserving students will be receiving the award during our annual Prize Giving Day each year.

  • All Round Excellence Award (AREA)
A pinnacle award, it recognizes a student in Primary 6 for his/ her achievements in academics, CCA and Character Development. Deserving students will be receiving the award during our annual Prize Giving Day each year.

  • MOE Edusave Character Award (ECHA)
MOE has introduced a new Edusave Character Award (ECHA) to enable schools to recognise students who demonstrate exemplary character and outstanding personal qualities through their behaviour and actions. The award also supports our school’s continuing efforts in nurturing pupils to be creative, confident and caring individuals demonstrating the C4RE values.

Criteria for ECHA nomination
1) The nominee must be a Singaporean.
2) The nominee must, on a consistent basis, demonstrate at least 2 of the following:
a)  Conduct Grade must at least be ‘Very Good’.
Conduct grade for all pupils by default is ‘Very Good’

b)  Level of Civic Responsibility
Civic Responsibility refers to the concern about issues in the community or issues faced by others and the initiative to address these issues to improve the lives of others, and being committed to make a positive difference.

c) Resilience - students who have persevered despite difficult circumstances (e.g. financial problems, family problems, health issues etc.), and still do commendably well in academic and/or non-academic domains.