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 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 songs, pupils also get to participate in the National Day Ceremony in the school and the organised recess activities during the week.
In line with the Bicentennial Celebrations, the school will be working with external stakeholders to bring a richer experience for our pupils.
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