National Education & Social Studies
|Head Of Department||Mdm. Anisah Muna Mohamed|
|Subject Head (Partnership / VIA)||Ms. May Ng|
|Subject Head (Pupil Well-being)||Mdm. Lee Nyuk Phing|
|Subject Head (Discipline & Student Leadership)||Mr. Abdul Gaffar|
|Subject Head (NESS)||Mdm. Teo Li Ling|
Senior Teacher (Pupil Development)
Remembering our Roots, Contributing to our Society
Love Singapore, Discover the World, Contribute to our Nation
NE Development Award 2011
Total Defence Meritorious Award 2012
NE is a whole-school approach and involves students, parents, teachers and the community.National Education is part of a holistic education. It emphasises cultivating a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore. NE aims to develop national cohesion, cultivate the instinct for survival as a nation and instil confidence in our nation’s future in our students by:
- fostering a sense of identity, pride and self-respect as Singaporeans;
- knowing the Singapore story — how Singapore succeeded against the odds to become a nation;
- understanding Singapore’s unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries;
- by instilling the core values of our way of life, and the will to prevail, that ensures our continued success and well-being.
NATIONAL EDUCATION MESSAGES
- Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.
We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
- We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people.
- We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort.
- No one owes Singapore a living.
We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity.
- We must ourselves defend Singapore.
We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being.
- 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.
Our ‘Memory Lane’ aims to provide opportunities for pupils to learn the language, food, clothes and other cultural aspects of our four races. These activities are run with the help of our dedicated parent volunteers and our teachers. Every child in the school would get to attend the Memory Lane activity for at least once a year.
Total Defence Day
What is Total Defence?
Total Defence is about the different things that we can do every day to strengthen our resilience as a nation. It was first introduced in the year 1984 and is celebrated on the 15th of February every year. There are five pillars in Total Defence. The five pillars are Military Defence, Civil Defence, Economic Defence, Social Defence and Psychological Defence.
Pupils learnt more about the five pillars of Total Defence during the assembly programme.
Mr Pang, our school’s operation manager, dressed up in a police uniform and gave a speech on Total Defence.
Pupils took photos with their parents in their army uniform or normal work wear. Pupils wrote a reflection on how they and their parents are involved in Total Defence.
Pupils took part in a quiz at our school library.
Financial Literacy Trail
The event started when the participants from various schools were grouped into 12 teams after registering and receiving their goodie bags. Student facilitators conducted ice-breaking games for the participants and laughter filled the entire AVA room.
After the ice-breakers, the organiser, started explaining the objectives of the Financial Literacy Trail. The event was flagged off the opening.
The students from Primary and Secondary Schools had a fun time learning about Financial Literacy through interesting activities put up for them. This event is a collaboration between Citi-NIE Financial Literacy Hub, West Grove Primary School and Westwood Secondary School.
- Singapore for kids
- Singapore HeritageFest
- Housing Development Board
- National Archives of Singapore
- Singapore Civil Defence Force
- National Parks Singapore
- Singapore Police Force
- Singapore Tourism Board