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Community & Citizenship

Values-in-Action


The Values-in-Action (VIA) is an integral part of our school curriculum. The objective of VIA is to nurture students to be socially responsible and to help them understand his/her role in enhancing the well-being of the community and the country.

Every student in NBPS has to contribute at least 10 hours each year to complete VIA activities. Students will participate actively and meaningfully in a wide range of activities planned by the school. The activities will provide experiential learning opportunities to develop character competence and commitment.
NBPS VIA Framework
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These are the basic programmes for all NBPS students.

Programmes
Daily Classroom Maintenance
Daily canteen Cleaning
Newspaper Collection 
NBPS Cleans

These are the level programmes in NBPS.


Level Programmes
1 Primary 1 (Self)
Care for myself
  • Grooming Myself
  • Packing My Bag
2 Primary 2 (Family)
Care for my family
  • Doing my part at home
3 Primary 3 (School)
Care for the school
  • Doing my part in school
4 Primary 4 (Community)
Care for my community
  • Interact with senior citizens
5 Primary 5 (Nation)
Care for the nation
  • P1 Buddy System
  • 'NBPS Cares'
6 Primary 6 (Global)
Care for the nation         
  • 'NBPS Cares' (Publicity)


NESS

Our Vision

Global Individuals, Loyal Leader of Singapore


NE Mission

To instil in every child the pride of being a Singaporean

SS Mission

3 'A’s – To enable every child to:

  • Appreciate the past
  • Adapt to the present
  • Anticipate the future

Our Programmes (Commemoration of the 4 NE Core Events) Dates
Total Defence Day 12 February 2018
International Friendship Day  Assembly Programme: 6 April 2018
Recess Activity: 9 April 2018
Racial Harmony Day Assembly Programme: 20 July 2018
Recess Activity: 23 July 2018
National Day 8 August 2018

Total Defence Day, 2018


The school commemorated Total Defence Day with the theme, “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”. The theme demonstrates our fortitude and how we can overcome all challenges around the world and region if we stand together as one united nation.

To represent each of us playing our roles to keep Singapore strong, our very own NBPS staff in uniform and some students from uniform groups marched in with their uniforms for flag-raising. 

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As part of Economic Defence which includes saving up for a rainy day and adopting environment-friendly practices, we learnt how to conserve our water, a precious resource in Singapore through a skit. The skit titled, Time to Save saw Water Wally and Professor Save visiting the school!

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Continuing from the assembly in the morning, NESS monitors continued to share more information about water as a resource in Singapore.

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Students also had a chance to sample Soda Biscuits, eaten during war times. In addition, we partnered Singapore Police Force so that our students find out how each of us can keep Singapore secure.

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Racial Harmony Day 2018

The school commemorate Racial Harmony Day with the focus of tapping on the strength of our differences in the pursuit of a common goal to make Singapore our home. With the theme, Diversity is our Strength, looked at the different celebration, Dumpling Festival, Malay Wedding, Eurasian Wedding and Holi, driving us to celebrate our diversity. Students got the chance to try different musical instruments, observed dumpling making and have a tutorial on Holi Dance. 
The school dance club also put up a dance to depict the diversity of races and religion in Singapore working together to build a vibrant city in a garden.
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NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS 2018

Keeping the theme, “We are Singapore” in mind, the school came together as a fraternity to celebrate our nation and its history on the 8th of August. Students were meaningfully engaged throughout the various programmes planned for them. 

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To give students an opportunity to revisit Singapore’s history, students were encouraged to come dressed according to professions in the past. Students were recognised for their efforts in putting together creative and historically consistent outfits.

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The ‘Don’t forget the Lyrics’ segment challenged students to recall the lyrics to classic National Day songs. Selected students were awarded goodie bags for their active participation and correct responses.

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To further extend their learning, they had follow-up activities in their respective classrooms and were told to share their newfound knowledge with their family members.

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY 2018

The school celebrated International Friendship Day where focus was placed on celebrating the ASEAN community. In line with our school’s 30th anniversary theme, we saw how actions in the past led to the gift of an ASEAN community where we work together to bring about progress in the community today. 

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Beyond the ASEAN community, we also learnt about the Swiss folk dance from the Helvetia Village. Our Parent Support Group and some students demonstrated how the dance is performed.

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Recess activities also allowed students to personally experience various cultures. There was a wide array of activities to choose from, from quizzes about ASEAN, Henna painting, weaving a pattern to appreciating tea from China, Korea and Japan.

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