Citizenship Development Programme 2016
Innova Primary School commemorated Total Defence Day on Monday, 15 February 2016. It was a day when our pupils were reminded that each Singaporean plays a part to defend our country. The theme for this year is “Together We Keep Singapore Strong” It affirms that the security and stability of our nation was built upon everyone's efforts and we must play a part to keep Singapore Strong.
Mr. Wong started off by delivering the Total Defence Day Speech followed by a presentation of fire safety by the Singapore Civil Defence Force. The school also conducted the Outdoor Fire Drill at Innova Junior College.
During recess our pupils ate sweet potato porridge, steamed tapioca and other simple foods in appreciation of the hardship endured by our pioneers. Concurrently, there were also display booths set up by the Singapore Armed Forces, Police Force, Navy and Civil Defence Force. Students were able to have hands-on experience on handling a fire extinguisher and water jets from the SCDF demonstration while the Navy gave out beautiful posters. The fast response car from the Police and Red Rhino also allowed students to experience what it is like to sit in emergency vehicles.
To consolidate their experience, our pupils learnt more about the five pillars of Total Defence (military, civil, economic, social and psychological defence) during the enriching CCE lessons as the Total Defence Day package comes in 4 languages and ran over a course of 2 weeks so CCE Teachers were able to have more time to cover the lesson in class.
Our school commemorated the International Friendship Day (IFD) and ASEAN Day on the 8th April 2016 with the theme "ASEAN".
International Friendship Day aims to sensitize our pupils towards the geo-political realities inherent to Singapore. The various IFD activities had certainly helped our students to understand the relationship between Singapore and other countries. Students learned to understand that while showing our respect for other's culture, we must not lose our sense of identity.
On 21 July 2016, we celebrated Racial Harmony Day. The theme for this year’s Racial Harmony Day is, “Our Cultural Heritage”.
The staff and pupils were encouraged to dress in their cultural attire or the cultural attire of other races. The wearing of cultural attire on this day was the first step to helping pupils understand the importance of strong racial ties and appreciating the uniqueness of each race. Various activities were held to commemorate this special day which started off with the Racial Harmony speech by our Principal, Ms Winders, to let the pupils have a better understanding of the purpose behind commemorating this joyous occasion. This was followed by a concert featuring the Malay Dance and Chinese Dance reflecting our cultural diversity. A special performance was also put up by the pupils of Nanhai Guicheng Foreign Language School.
Pupils also had the opportunity to play traditional games and taste traditional food. Through these enriching and interesting activities, our pupils have gained invaluable lessons and experience.
Held at the Sports Hub’s new National Stadium for the first time, National Education Show 2016 (NE SHOW 2016) proved to be a different experience for our Primary 5 students who attended the country’s 51st birthday preview. They were treated to a dazzling visual display, complete with aerial performers and elaborate props such as a flying unicorn, the 3D building structures and the hanging puppets, the laser lights, 15 miniature models of iconic landmarks, including Changi Airport and Gardens by the Bay and not forgetting Badang and the Singapore stone, representing qualities such as strength and resilience that helped the nation through its past challenges.
The NE Show 2016 celebrated Singapore’s heritage and inclusiveness with the segment of hand-signing to the song “Count on me, Singapore”, which had a deep impact on the students as they truly felt the emotions and feeling of togetherness as one Nation, no matter the differences. Before the end, the pupils enjoyed the indoor fireworks display, done for the first time in the National Stadium. Overall, students were enthralled by the visual spectacle and truly had the time of their lives.
Innova Primary School celebrated National Day on the 8th August with this year’s theme “Building our Singapore of Tomorrow”.
The parade began with the march in, consisting of CCA student leaders, who proudly carried our national flag and following the Parade Commander’s orders.
The celebrations in the school hall started with the National Day Message, read by our Principal, Miss Windersalam.
Innova’s Got Talent competition commenced after the message and there was a superb display of creative and innovative performances. With a wide selection of talent to choose from, the winner, selected by our school leaders, was Teh Cei Ee, a budding, young ballet dancer.
Students then proceeded to the classes for the in-class activities of decorating their own recyclable bag.