NE Commemorative Events
Beyond the formal Character and Citizenship Education lessons, the four NE Commemorative Days (Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and National Day) are an important part of students’ learning experiences in school. Through these NE commemorative days, students learn important lessons from significant moments in Singapore’s history, and reflect on how they can apply their learning to contribute as active citizens.
National Day Celebrations 2019 – Our Singapore
This year’s National Day theme is entitled ‘Our Singapore’. It allows us to tell Our Singapore Story from past to present, as we commemorate our Singapore Bicentennial. In a two part Singapore Bicentennial contemporary news series leading up to National Day, the NE Ambassadors shared about the legacy left behind by different pioneers who contributed and believed in the Singapore project. Indeed, Singaporeans today are living the future that our pioneers dreamt of and we are now pioneers of our future.
The National Day celebrations kicked off with the Observance Ceremony as the prefects marched in with pride. Thereafter, the Primary 1 to 6 form teachers carried out a special National Day lesson package in class. Students were tasked to decorate a speech bubble on their National Day gift souvenir, which is a red recyclable tote bag, with drawings or writing that reflected their dreams for the future Singapore.
The next part of the celebrations that followed was the National Day concert. Students embarked on a musical journey that introduced them to life in Singapore during the early days. The musical performance repertoire was based on National day songs and Xinyao songs. The finale was made up of two wonderful performances. The first performance was a short skit put up by the NE Ambassadors. NE ambassadors travelled back in time and were introduced to Sang Nila Utama, who founded the Kingdom of Singapura in 1299. Grooving along to the popular National Day songs, the second performance was a song and dance item put by P2 Allamanda and P2 Clematis respectively. The concert culminated in a mass singalong with all students and teachers. Truly, it was a jubilant and fantastic celebration. Happy 54th Birthday, Singapore!
(Introducing students to life in Singapore during the early days through a Musical.)