Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (Kellock)

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.

Total Defence Day 2018

Total Defence Day is commemorated on 15 February every year to mark the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. It seeks to remind people of the hardships that our forefathers went through during the Japanese Occupation. The theme for Total Defence Day this year is ‘Together We Keep Singapore Strong’. 

To commemorate Total Defence Day, students were involved in a series of activities on 14 February. They took part in a food rationing exercise, where only sweet potato porridge and green bean soup were sold during recess. The purpose of the food rationing exercise was to highlight to students the value of Resilience, to remind them that during a war, food is a rare commodity. There were also learning booths set up by the NE Ambassadors to educate students on the 5 pillars of Total Defence and simple first aid skills. Students also made a pledge to protect Singapore at the pledge card booths. The Singapore Police Force also set up an exhibition booth to highlight to students the importance of staying alert and keeping Singapore safe. 

On 15 February, the school invited a female Platoon Sergeant from the Singapore Arm Forces to share with the students on her experiences in the military and how girls can also contribute in defending Singapore. Through the commemoration of Total Defence Day, students learnt that all of them can play their part to protect Singapore and keep her strong.


TDD 2018

International Friendship Day 2018 – Celebrating the ASEAN Community

On 6th April (Friday), CHIJ Kellock commemorated International Friendship Day (IFD). The theme for this year’s IFD is ‘Celebrating the ASEAN Community’. Achieving the milestone beyond ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, we celebrate our shared successes and the growth and resilience of the ASEAN people in our journey thus far. Through greater openness and mutual inter-dependence, we hope to inspire our young to play an active role in fostering economic and people-to-people ties, reinforcing our sense of togetherness and strengthening our ASEAN identity.   

A series of exciting activities took place in school, for students to deepen their understanding of the relations that we share with other countries. Assembly talk was conducted during IFD week to help students understand the importance of having a harmonious relationship with the ASEAN countries and to develop an appreciation for the different nationalities and cultures.

The main event was the IFD carnival organised by the Kellock Parents Support Group, where students get an opportunity to learn more about the culture of ASEAN and other countries featured at the IFD carnival. A special highlight of the carnival was the introduction of Chinese Opera and Indonesian traditional dance, to help students understand the culture of Hong Kong and Indonesia respectively. The event was a huge success and was well received by students and teachers, a BIG Thank You to our wonderful Kellock PSG, who put in tremendous effort in planning and ensuring that the IFD carnival was fun and meaningful for all our Kellock students!