National Education & NE Commemorative Days
Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister
Launch Of National Education
As part of the Character & Citizenship (CCE) programme, the National Education (NE) programme acts as a tool for the achievement of the school’s thrust of providing ‘a holistic values-driven learning experience for student-centric meritocracy’. CVSS sets itself to mould World Ready Youths – innovative contributors, upright citizens with a global outlook – as its direction in its National Education pursuit. In line with CCE, the `Head, Heart and Hands’ approach is deployed in its organisation of Citizenship programmes.
5 KEY PILLARS of National Education
- Every Singaporean Matters
- Strong Families: Our Foundation and Our Future
- Opportunities for All
- The Singapore Heartbeat: Feeling Passionately About Singapore
- Active Citizens - Making a Difference to Society
6 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.
NE Commemorative Events
Racial Harmony Day is commemorated on 21 July each year. It marks the race riots that broke out in Singapore on this day in 1964. Racial Harmony Day reminds our students that social division weakens a society and that race and religion will always be potential fault-lines in Singapore’s society. It is a day where our students reflect on and celebrate Singapore’s success as a harmonious society that is built on cultural diversity.
RHD 2018: Learning how to tie the sari
National Day is celebrated on 9 August. It marks
Singapore’s independence from Malaysia and her emergence as a sovereign nation.
On this day, our school conducts a series of activities such as the National
Day Observance Ceremony, CCE lessons and a Concert programme to celebrate the