Total Defence Day
The school commemorated Total Defence Day (TDD) on 13 Feb 17. The theme for TDD this year is “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”.
Through this commemoration, students learned that Singapore has remained safe and peaceful over the past 51 years because of the efforts of all Singaporeans. Total Defence remains relevant because the threats faced today require all Singaporeans to step up to play their part. Our youths 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 because our greatest strength lies in the unity and resilience of our people. This year’s TDD also coincides with the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore in World War 2 and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of National Service (NS50).
A week prior to the commemoration, students were shown videos of our SAF in action during recess. In addition, our male teachers were interviewed in their various NS uniforms to share with the students their valuable experiences during their National Service. A quiz was also conducted for our students to apply what they have learnt. Students also learned more about TDD through the CCE lessons conducted by their Mother Tongue Teachers.
The Singapore Police Force was also invited to give a talk on Crime Prevention during the commemoration to send the message that students, despite their age, can still contribute to keeping our country safe and secure. Students were also reminded of the different warning sirens in times of crisis.