National Day Commemoration is introduced in schools to give students a greater sense of the historical importance & solemnity of National Day.
The theme for this year’s National Day is “Building our Singapore of Tomorrow". “Building” implies that nation-building is a continuous endeavour & that the journey towards our future can be realised with hard work. “Our Singapore” invokes in Singaporeans a sense of belonging & rootedness to the country. “Tomorrow” is forward looking & connotes the start of the next chapter post SG50. Taken together, the theme is a call to action for Singaporeans to build our future together.
In Springdale Primary School, a week prior to the main celebration on Mon, 8 Aug 16, the students learnt more about National Day during CCE lessons. Besides singing of National Day songs, students were also given opportunities to pen down their aspirations for Singapore. On the day of commemoration, students celebrated the day with quizzes, storytelling & skit performed by our teachers. Students then did a reflection of their learning. Through this celebration, the school hopes to foster in students a strong sense of national identity & pride for the nation.