National Education & Social Studies
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.
Total Defence Day
The school commemorates Total Defence Day on 15 February annually to mark Singapore’s fall to the Japanese in 1942. Coincidentally, it was also the first day of the Lunar New Year. Through a combined celebration of the Lunar New Year and Total Defence Day, students learn about the hardships our forefathers had to go through in order for us to celebrate Lunar New Year peacefully today.
|International Friendship Day|
As part of an immersive experience, the graduating cohort is also treated to a trip to one of the selected UNESCO sites in ASEAN - virtually - through the use of green screen!
|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.
Although Social Studies is a non-examination subject for all levels, assessment will still be necessary to monitor the students' progress and evaluate the effectiveness of the Social Studies instructional programme. We gather and provide feedback on the students' learning through a variety of both formal and non-formal modes of assessment.
Current News Affairs (CNA)
Students connect what they have learnt in Social Studies to real, world issues such as environmental protection and regional/international affairs (ASEAN and ancient civilisations) through discussions. We also infuse contemporary issues discussion into English lessons and NE Events to develop active citizenry and critical thinking among students, helping them to understand the multiple perspectives on current affairs.