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NE@ES: Hand in Hand, oNE Heart, oNE Mind

NE is a key part of holistic education in ESSS.

 

NE Goals:

  • Develop a sense of identity and belonging based on sound values
  • To develop a better understanding of constraints and vulnerabilities that the society faced at large
  • To be committed to demonstrating the right values in a multi-racial society
  • To nurture active citizens to serve the community
  • Cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional rootedness to Singapore.

 

This is aligned to MOE’s two-pronged approach in the cultivation of national instincts among pupils:

  1. to develop an awareness of facts, circumstances and opportunities facing Singapore, so that they will be able to make decisions for their future with conviction and realism.
  2. to develop a sense of emotional belonging and commitment to the community and nation


NE@ES is guided by

  • School Vision: Upright Citizens and Global Thinkers
  • School Mission: Confident, vibrant, compassionate and responsible adults who are able to contribute as citizens and as individuals
  • Strategic Thrust 2: Holistic Education


NE vision:
(2009,2010) NE is in us
(2011) Hand in Hand, oNE Heart, oNE Mind
Our understanding, passion and desire to contribute to society.
Through IP and CCP

In 2011, NE@es Recognition and Development Framework is part of the Character and Citizenship Education Programme

 

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Our NE@ES Framework







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Hand in Hand, oNE Heart, oNE Mind

  • Hand in Hand
    Working with different stakeholders
    (Parents, departments, teachers, community, students)
    Active Contributors
  • oNE Heart
    Sense of Belonging and rootedness
    Commitment
  • oNE Mind
    Knowledge and awareness of local and global issues


School’s approach

  • Different Departments
    • conduct NE lessons
    • take charge of core events and celebrations
  • All staff
    • attend training
    • participate in Competitions
  • Student Leadership : NE Ambassadors
  • Partnership with community and external organisations


NE Themes for each level

  • Sec 1s: My heritage, My home: diff races and religion (food,costumes, culture and practices)
  • Sec 2s: Singapore’s past (heroes and forefathers) 
  • Sec 3s: Singapore in Operation (governance and ministries)
  • Sec 4Ns: Singapore and the rest of the world: globalization and ASEAN, UN
  • Sec 4Es: Singapore and the rest of the world: Globalisation, ASEAN, UN, Terrorism and the future.
  • Sec 5s: Singapore and the rest of the world: Terrorism and Singapore’s future.


Key Signature programmes
Aside from the core events like National day and Racial Harmoyn Day which are celebrated annually, some signature NE programmes include:

Total Defence School Record Challenge (TDSRC)
This is an annual event started in 2010 where the entire school is involved including parents and alumni where school embarks to break record in the Singapore Book of Records. The entire school also involved the community by going to neighbouring blocks to spread messages relating to Total Defence. While guided by teachers, it is organized and planned by student leaders. The objective is for students to understand that everybody plays a part in Total Defence.
Till date, the school has set 5 records in the Singapore Book of Records. Since 2011, the records were set in conjunction with the commemoration of Total Defence Day. The record challenge is hence entitled the Total Defence School Record Challenge (TDSRC).
Records set by the school so far are:
1. Largest Human Formation of YOG in 2010

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2. Largest Map of Singapore with Old Clothes in 2011
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3. Largest Human Formation of a Peace Sign in 2012

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4. Largest Human Formation of the word ‘HOME’ in 2013

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5. Largest Logo made of Handprints in 2014

In 2014, we broke the record of the largest logo made of handprints. The rationale for creating the Largest Logo made of Handprints is in alignment to 2014 Total Defence theme: “30 Years of Total Defence: Because You Played a Part”. The handprints serve as a reminder that all of us have a personal stake in Total Defence, encouraging all students to pledge and practise this idea in their daily lives.

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2) Developmental CIP programme

As CIP is a key component of NE, the school has customized the CIP Programme for the different levels for horizontal and vertical development.

 

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At a Sec 1 level, students’ focus CIP efforts at a school level and develop this to a community level at Sec 3, and concentrate their efforts at improving society as a whole at the upper secondary levels.

3) NE Attainment Awards

Students development in NE is tracked using the NE Attainment Awards. Their development is tracked two fold:

  1. Knowledge through school’s NE Quiz and;
  2. Efforts in NE activities. Students earn hearts, flags and stars for participation in activities at a peer-to-peer level, school level and community level.


Students are recognized annually with Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

 

Attainment of East Spring NE Awards (Final Version)

 

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Sec 1s

*Must achieve at least 55% in NE quiz,

1 ♥ and 1 ►

 

 

* Must achieve at least 70% in NE quiz,

 2 ♥ and 2 ► and 1★

* Must achieve at least 85% in NE Quiz,

3 ♥, 3 ► and 1 ★

Sec 2s

*Must achieve at least 55% in NE quiz,

2 ♥ and 1 ►

 

 

* Must achieve at least 70% in NE quiz,

3 ♥ , 2 ► and 1★

* Must achieve at least 85% in NE Quiz,

3 ♥, 3 ► and 2 ★

Sec 3s

* Must achieve at least 55% in NE quiz,

3 ♥ and  1 ►

 

Must achieve at least 70% in NE quiz,

3 ♥ , 2 ► and 1★

Must achieve at least 85% in NE Quiz,

3 ♥, 3 ►and 2 ★

Sec 4s and 5s

Must achieve at least 55% in NE quiz,

3 ♥ and  1 ►

 

Must achieve at least 70% in NE quiz,

3 ♥ , 2 ► and 1★

Must achieve at least 85% in NE Quiz,

3 ♥, 3 ► and 2 ★

 

 

3) Staff NE Amazing Race
Kickstarted in 2010, the NE Coordinator in collaboration with Staff well being committee members organized a staff NE Amazing race. Much like the reality TV show, staff were grouped and based on clues, visited places like Marina Barrage, Chinatown, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Changi Chapel and Museum to carry out activities which would help to create more awareness of Singapore’s heritage as well as knowledge on race and religion.

 

This experiential learning helped role model for staff how to create an NE Learning Journey for their students.

 

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