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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, 2019


The school commemorated Total Defence Day on 11 February with the focus on ‘Together, We Keep Singapore Strong’. The assembly program highlighted the importance of the 5 Pillars of Total Defence which were, Social, Economic, Psychological, Civil and Military. Students had snippets of what each pillar meant as presented by the NE Ambassadors. One of the highlights during assembly was having teachers and students from different Uniformed CCA groups donning on their uniforms and joining the school in pledge-taking.

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This year, we invited the National Heritage Board to give a talk on national monuments and students were told stories of the old buildings in Singapore and links were made to the 5 pillars of Defence.

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To further extend their understanding of what it means to be an active participant in Total Defence, students had the opportunity to participate in recess activities organised by Singapore Police Force and Housing Development Board. The students learned about SGsecure through interactive games manned by the police officers.

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The exhibition talks and board games led by HDB volunteers helped our students learn about responsible heartland living habits in public housing. Students also had the chance to watch and learn simple first-aid skills demonstrated by the Red Cross members.

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The classroom activities such as colouring scenarios depicting Civil Defence for lower primary, partaking of soda crackers for middle primary and listening to oral recordings by ex-SAF veteran for the upper primary levels further enhances students’ understanding of what it means to be a concerned citizen of our nation. The commemoration through the plethora of activities show students that everyone can play a part in keeping our nation strong. 

Racial Harmony Day 2019
The school commemorated Racial Harmony Day (RHD) focussing on building deeper understanding of who we are, and a shared understanding of the values that are important to us as a nation. This year, the theme for RHD is The Singapore Connection. As we recall 200 years since the landing of Sir Stamford Raffles, it is apt that we reflect our shared experiences and values that have connected us as Singaporeans. This year, we integrated issues related to our Hawker Culture to get students connected to the integral part of the way of life for Singaporeans.

Students put up a skit on the past and present of our Hawker Culture. They also discussed how we can continue preserving this important culture.
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To further extend their understanding and appreciation for our Hawker Culture, we brought in the UNESCO World Heritage Hawker Culture Bid Travelling Exhibition. The exhibition explained further our Hawker Culture and how to further protect it. It also increases awareness among Singaporeans to effort put in to have our Hawker Culture inscribed in the UNESCO Representative list. 

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Historical items related to food and food packaging were also shown during their recess time, with explanations on how the items were used in the past.

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Students and teachers also donned traditional costumes and took pictures together during their recess.
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NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS 2019

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This year’s NDP theme, “Our Singapore” commemorates our nation’s bicentennial, reminiscing Our Singapore story from past to present. Our school celebrated 54 years of independence at the school hall, showcasing the ceremonial march-in parade as well as the concert items. 

As part of our effort to bring the whole school together, we had a sing-a-long and dance session, following familiar tunes of “We Will Get There”, “Our Singapore” and “Reach out for the Skies”. The positive energy in the hall was amazing as everyone waved their flags with pride and joy.

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As we commemorate bicentennial and reflect on Singapore’s 700-year history, many students and staff came dressed according to professions in the past and present. This was part of the Best Dressed Segment and the response from the crowd exceeded expectations.

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Our school choir has a diverse repertoire ranging from the classics to modern selections, bringing out the true meaning in every song they sing. On that day, we were entertained by two wonderful songs, “Home” and “Singapore Town”.

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Our school experiences great joy in watching a high-impact dance performance by our school dancers. It was a great pleasure to see our dancers immerse themselves in the sophisticated world of modern dance. With their intricate moves, they danced with zest and passion.

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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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