To develop in our pupils an understanding and appreciation of Singapore and citizenship in this world of complexity
The school’s National Education programme is anchored on the following citizenship dispositions, which enable our pupils to realise their part in the flourishing of their community and nation.
4 Citizenship Dispositions:
National Education Commemorative 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
The school commemorates 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.
Through the school’s commemoration, pupils deepen their knowledge of Total Defence and how they can play a part in each aspect. They also realise that even at their age, their participation in Total Defence is important and everyone can (and should) play a part in defending the country.
International Friendship Day
In April each year, the school commemorates International Friendship Day (IFD). IFD is a good opportunity to help our pupils learn about and appreciate other cultures in cosmopolitan
Singapore. We want to nurture in our students the spirit of friendship and collaboration among the different people.
Through this commemoration, pupils are encouraged to keep an open mindset, and express an appreciation of the contributions of foreigners living, working and studying in Singapore.
Racial Harmony Day
The school celebrates Racial Harmony Day on every 21st July. Pupils coming to school donned in their traditional costumes is a regular feature of such celebrations.
Through this commemoration, pupils to appreciate different cultures that make up Singapore and understand that in Singapore, people are treated equally regardless of their race and religion.
The school celebrates National Day on 8th August, one day prior to the actual day. Besides making merry with National Day songs, pupils also get to participate in the National Day Ceremony in the school and the organised recess activities during the week.
NE Infused in Subjects
Teachers discuss NE-related topics not only in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) lessons, but also in multiple subjects such as Social Studies, Math, Science, Art and Music.
NE Infused in Daily Routines
During the Flag-Raising Ceremony, our students sing the National Anthem and recite the National Pledge to reinforce the values we stand for as a nation.
Through their Everyday Responsibilities, students cultivate good habits of life, such as classroom cleaning and class duties. Students spend 5 to 10 minutes daily to clean together.
NE in Co-Curricular Experiences
Learning Journeys (LJs): LJs are authentic, out-of-school learning experiences that enable students to explore their personal and collective identity by engaging with the people, perspectives and places of Singapore.
Vales in Action (VIA): Through VIA, our students are encouraged to identify and understand community issues, initiate action among their peers to make a difference, and improve the lives of others.
Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs): Our students’ participation in CCAs promotes friendships among peers from diverse backgrounds as they learn, play and grow together. Through this, CCAs foster social integration and deepens our students’ sense of belonging, commitment and sense of responsibility to school, community and nation.
Cohort Experiences: Beyond some of the above, our students’ cohort experiences also include level camps and Pri 5 NE Show.