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National Education Commemorative Days

National Education (NE)

National Education (NE) is important for nurturing future citizens – to inspire in our pupils a sense of belonging to the nation and guide them to be well-informed about local and global issues. Through NE, pupils learn to appreciate and commit to their role as responsible and caring citizens as well as establish a sense of national identity.

NE Commemorative Days

National Education (NE) is important for nurturing future citizens – to inspire in our pupils a sense of belonging to the nation a

The four core NE days which have been identified are significant as they are the defining moments in Singapore history. The aim is to entrench these events and the images they evoke in the consciousness of each successive generation. 

  • Total Defence Day (TDD)
Total Defence remains especially relevant because the threats faced today require all Singaporeans to step up and play their part. Pupils are encouraged to put Total Defence into action in their daily lives by reaching out to one another, forging new relationships and strengthening existing ones to keep Singapore strong and resilient.


The Singapore Police Force (SPF) visited the school as part of the programme for Total Defence Day to provide pupils with a greater insight on Social Defence.

2.jpgPupils in military uniform with a short message in appreciation of Singapore’s peace and security. 


  • International Friendship Day (IFD)

Through the commemoration of International Friendship Day, pupils learn that every individual in the country plays an active role in strengthening our ASEAN identity. Most importantly, pupils become more aware of the spirit of friendship and collaboration among people from different countries and its benefits on mutual inter-dependence.


Pupils learning how to play one of the traditional games from the ASEAN country – Congkak.

  • Racial Harmony Day (RHD)

As an immigrant community, we have always tapped on the strengths of our differences in the pursuit of a common goal to make Singapore our home. On 21st July each year, schools commemorate RHD to mark the year of the 1964 racial riots. RHD serves as a reminder that Singapore’s harmonious society is built on a rich diversity of cultures and that every individual to play his or her part to promote social cohesion. 

4.jpg                Farrer Ambassadors helping out in one of the Kampong Games booth during recess.

5.jpg                One of the popular Kampong games for pupils to try out – Lereng or Bicycle Rim.

  • National Day

National Day marks our separation from Malaysia and our emergence as an independent country in the community of nations. On this day, schools carry out a National Day Ceremony which aims to bring pupils to the pupils a greater sense of the historical importance and solemnity of National Day.


Recitation of the Pledge after the marching-in of national flag and the singing of the National Anthem.