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National Education

The purpose 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 in being Singaporeans;
  • Relating the Singapore story: how Singapore succeeded against all odds to become a nation;
  • Understanding Singapore’s unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries; and 
  • Instilling the core values of our way of life and the will to prevail, all of which ensure our continued success and well-being
The underlying framework for our National Education Programme is based on the ‘Head, Heart, Hands Framework’.headhearthand.png
In engaging the “Head”, students should be actively involved in their own learning; beyond knowing, they should think through issues and arrive at a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Singapore and what it means to be Singaporean.

In engaging the “Heart”, students should connect emotionally with the Singapore story; their love for the nation should be the outcome of their appreciating Singapore and having a deeper sense of belonging.

In engaging the “Hands”, students should have opportunities to give back to society, and realise that everyone has a part to contribute to and create Singapore’s future, and, where possible, to lead in different fields of society.

The 5 NE messages

  1. Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.
    We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.

  2. We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
    We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people. 

  3. We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
    We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort. 

  4. No one owes Singapore a living.
    We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity. 

  5. We must ourselves defend Singapore.
    We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being. 

  6. 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.

NE Commemorative Events
The four core NE events that the school commemorates are Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and National Day. During these events, the school will organise interesting, fun and meaningful activities customised to the different levels.

Some highlights of the activities for the different commemorative days are:

  1. Total Defence Day
    • Total Defence NE Amazing Race
    • Guardians of the city card game
    • C2D Ambassadors Talk on importance of Total Defence
    • Assembly talk on importance of National Service

  2. International Friendship Day 
    • Food tasting session in collaboration with PSG
    • Craft making sessions 

  3. Racial Harmony Day
    • Traditional Games Booth
    • Food tasting session in collaboration with PSG

  4. National Day
    • Inter-Class Song Singing Competition

  5. Other Key Events 
    • Sec 3 NRIC Ceremony
    • NS engagement session