National Education/ Character and Citizenship Education
National Education (NE)
Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
Total Defence DaySi Ling Primary School commemorated Total Defence Day (TDD) to renew our commitment to keep Singapore safe and strong. The theme for TDD is Together We Keep Singapore Strong. The TDD’s special assembly programme showcased our very own teachers, Mr Johan and Mr Hilmi, sharing their National Service (NS) experiences while wearing their respective NS uniforms.
Various exciting recess activities like camouflage face painting and live first aid demonstration were carried by our teachers and parent volunteers. It was definitely a fun and enriching experience for our students.
Commemoration of TDD 2019 continues in Si Ling Primary with a static display by Singapore Police Force (SPF). Students are given the chance to put on Police First Responder tactical equipment such as helmets, vests, shields and batons. They sure have a fun time interacting with the Police officers!
Racial Harmony Day
The theme for this year’s RHD was Diversity, Our Strength. Since the founding of Singapore in 1819, we have always been a community that has tapped on the strengths of our differences in the pursuit of a common goal to make Singapore our home.
Racial Harmony Day serves to remind our pupils that social division can cost us dearly and that race and religion are potential fault lines in Singapore society. It is a day for us to reflect on, and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation and a society which is built on a rich diversity of cultures and heritages.
The school celebrated National Day with a dance workout and classroom activities. The classroom activities comprised of building of Singapore landmarks through LEGO, writing a kindness mail on things that made the pupils’ feel proud living in Singapore and what they are grateful for. In the hall, the pupils and staff participated in the dance workout, watched snippets of the NE show that the Primary 5 pupils have attended. A group of Primary 5 and Primary 4 pupils performed a skit named; ‘Attack of The Swordfish’. In addition, pupils and teachers dedicated their birthday wishes for the Nation through video montage too. The concert ended with a sing-along session that got the pupils and staffs singing to the tune of some National Day songs.
International Friendship Day
Our school commemorated International Friendship Day (IFD) to emphasize the importance for Singapore to maintain good relations with our neighbouring ASEAN countries and the theme for this year is “Connected Communities”. The ASEAN country, which we focused on, was Vietnam. Our talented pupil emcees shared pictures and videos about Vietnam, such as the demographics, places of interest, festivals, food and culture. The assembly ended beautifully with three of our parent volunteers performing a traditional Vietnamese dance for our pupils.
In order to encourage our pupils to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the different cultures of people from different backgrounds, particularly Vietnam, we create opportunities for our pupils to be immersed in Vietnamese culture through various activities during recess. Our pupils had the opportunity to try Vietnamese food such as glass noodle, spring rolls and mango sticky rice, prepared by our canteen vendors. They also had fun creating paper fans and took photos of themselves donning the Vietnamese costumes and accessories at the photo booth. There was also an online quiz through the use of iPad to test their knowledge about Vietnam. CCE lessons were also carried out to enable pupils to build their knowledge and understanding on ASEAN.
It was indeed an enjoyable and memorable week for our pupils!