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National Education & Social Studies

Members of the National Education & Social Studies Department 



Mr Khai Ho LH NE & SS
Ms Farah Member
Mr Vinod Member
Ms Koh Si Ping Member
Mr Ivan Tan Member
Ms Sharmini Member
Ms Lauren Ng Member
Miss Clara Lee Member
Miss Jannah Member
Miss Denisa Tan Member
Mdm Norliza Member
Miss Bazliana Member
Miss Chia Yee Ling Member
Ms Nur Ain Binte Khairudin Member
Ms Tan Jeng Ling Dorcas Member
Ms Zhong Isadora Member

The 6 National Education Messages

  1. Singapore is our homeland : This is where we belong.
  2. We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
  3. We must uphold meritocracy and prevent corruption.
  4. No one owes Singapore a living.
  5. We must ourselves defend Singapore.
  6. We have confidence in our future.

National Education

Key Department Programme: A small dose of N.E.

To spark further interest in National Education (NE) related matters among our students, the National Education and Social Studies Department has been rolling out a fortnightly sharing since 2014. The sharing entitled β€œA Small Dose of NE” (ASDONE) caters to both the students and teachers. Each sharing is about three minutes long and is read out by our specially-trained NE Leaders who will share about significant current or historic events happening in Singapore,

To continue engaging our pupils, ASDONE now comes with a quiz which is displayed on a broadcasting screen over at the β€˜2NE1’ area. Pupils are encouraged to take part in the quiz by logging onto www.mconline.com.

A Small Dose of N.E.
A Key programme of the National Education & Social Studies Department

Programmes Incorporated in Curriculum

  1. Commemoration of 4 Core NE Events
    Compassvale Primary School commemorates the 4 core NE events which have been identified as defining moments in Singapore's history. The aim is to entrench these events and the images they evoke in the consciousness of each successive generation.
  1. Total Defence Day
    The school commemorates Total Defence Day on 15 February annually to mark Singapore's fall to the Japanese in 1942. Total Defence Day serves to remind our pupils that Singapore is defensible and is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore.
  2. International Friendship Day
    The school commemorates International Friendship Day on the third working Friday of Term 2. International Friendship Day is a day dedicated to the understanding of Singapore's relations with neighbouring countries and beyond. It aims to sensitise our children towards the geo-political realities inherent in Singapore, as well as nurture in our students the spirit of friendship and collaboration among different people.
  3. Racial Harmony Day
    The school commemorates Racial Harmony Day on 21st July each year. On this day in 1964, Singapore saw racial riots. Racial Harmony Day serves to remind our pupils that social division costs us dearly and that race and religion are potential fault-lines in Singapore society. It is a day for schools to reflect on, and celebrate our success as a harmonious nation and society built on a rich diversity of cultures and heritages.
  4. National Day Observance Ceremony
    National Day marks our separation from Malaysia, and our emergence as an independent country in the community of nations. Since 1998, a National Day Observance Ceremony was introduced in schools in Singapore. This Ceremony aims to bring to the students a greater sense of the historical importance and solemnity of National Day.
  1. Learning Journeys
    Teachers and students embark on learning journeys together to extend and enrich the educational experience. Besides helping to make real and concrete what has been learnt in schools, Learning Journeys will broaden the mental horizons of students and contribute to their total development.

    P5 students looking at the vibrant colours of the Indian sweets and savouries during a P5 Learning Journey to Little India

Social Studies

Social Studies at the primary level aims to inculcate in the pupils from a very early age a sense of belonging to the community and country and cultivate the right instincts for reinforcing social cohesion. Incorporating the four disciplines of History, Geography, Sociology and Economics, the subject enables pupils to have a better understanding of their social world in the 21st century which will help them to participate effectively in the society and environment in which they live.

In Compassvale Primary School, National Education is very much infused into the Social Studies curriculum. Class-based activities designed to commemorate NE events like Total Defence Day, International Friendship Day, Racial Harmony Day and others are carried out by the teachers during Social Studies periods across all the six levels.

Although Social Studies is a non-examination subject for all levels, assessment will still be necessary to monitor the pupils' progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the Social Studies instructional programme. We gather feedback on the pupils' learning through a variety of both formal and non-formal modes of assessment.

Formal assessment includes worksheets and/or exercises from activity books and other written assignments while non-formal assessment encompasses learning journeys to heritage sites and other significant sites of Singapore and reflections.

Unique to Compassvale Primary School, the wall murals within the school compound also allow our pupils to know more about the history of Singapore and other significances related to this great country.

The NE Corner where significant events which happened in Singapore are captured on a timeline

The '2NE1 area' where there are illustrations for the 6 NE Messages, NE Events and other important facts about Singapore