The objective of National Education is to develop national cohesion, the instinct for survival and confidence in the future,
- by fostering a sense of identity, pride and self-respect as Singaporeans;
- by knowing the Singapore story — how Singapore succeeded against the odds to become a nation;
- by understanding Singapore’s unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries; and
- by instilling the core values of our way of life, and the will to prevail, that ensures our continued success and well-being.
National Education Messages
- Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.
We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
- We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people.
- We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort.
- No one owes Singapore a living.
We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity.
- We must ourselves defend Singapore.
We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being.
- We have confidence in our future.
United, determined and well-prepared, we have what it takes to build a bright future for ourselves, and to progress together as one nation.
National Education Core Events
There are 4 commemorative events which have been identified as defining moments in Singapore’s history. The aim is to entrench these events and the images they evoke in the consciousness of each successive generation
Total Defence Day
We commemorate Total Defence Day on every 15th February. Total Defence Day serves to remind our pupils that Singapore is defensible and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore.
We had water and food rationing exercise as well as recess activities put up by the Parent Support Group (PSG) members to commemorate this day. We had fun going through the tunnel while saving lives as well as trying out sweet potato as well as tapioca as part of food rationing
National Day is celebrated on every 9th August. This is for us to pledge our love for Singapore and have a sense of belonging towards our country.
We had so much fun singing National Day Songs, watching the performance and even participating in the various level activities after the concert, such as building Lego set of Singapore’s future, creating and performing class cheer, participating in SG trail and using recycled materials to illustrate the future of Singapore.
International Friendship Day
We celebrate International Friendship Day on 3rd Friday of Term 2. It is to sensitize pupils to the geopolitics inherent in Singapore and to nurture in them the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different people.
The theme for this year’s celebration was Travel ASEAN in 7 days. We learnt about ASEAN as well immersed ourselves in the different cultures by learning the different languages.
Racial Harmony Day
We celebrate Racial Harmony Day on every 21st July. This is for us to appreciate different cultures that make up Singapore and understand that in Singapore, people are treated equally regardless of their race and religion.
We came in our traditional costumes and even played traditional games of yesterday.
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