National Education is an instrumental part of Character and Citizenship Education at Riverside. It seeks to develop in students the civic knowledge, understanding, skills, values, motivation and identity with the hope that students will be able to play their role well as concerned citizens and active contributors, and to co-construct the next chapter of Singapore.
National Education is anchored on the following citizenship dispositions:
- A sense of belonging
- A sense of reality
- A sense of hope
- The will to act
In Riverside, the citizenship dispositions are incorporated in the curriculum in various subjects. Commemoration of the four National Education events seeks to develop in our students an understanding and appreciation of Singapore and citizenship in this world of complexity. To achieve this, the school takes on the 3Es approach:
- Engage: To get Riverians to be interested in issues and get them thinking about it
- Experience: To provide platforms for Riverians to talk about these issues
- Enrich: To improve Riverians’ learning experience so that they will be concerned citizens and active contributors
The 3Es approach, together with the school’s SPARKLE values, frame our students’ learning and instil in them the love for the nation as well as the people around them.
Total Defence Day
The theme for Total Defence Day 2021 is ‘Together We Keep Singapore Strong’. The theme focuses on the many ways we can put Total Defence into action in our everyday lives. It encourages students to play a greater role in Total Defence by showing them how they can contribute in small and big ways. It also aims to rally and mobilise Singaporeans to prepare for future threats and challenges, and be resilient enough to recover quickly when crises strike.
|Students engaged in photo-taking session and understanding the contributions of different groups of people towards Total Defence|
|Students taking part in Kahoot Quiz on Total Defence||Students understanding the 6 pillars of Total Defence|
|Students showing their appreciation to the different groups of people|
International Friendship Day
The theme for International Friendship Day 2021 is ‘Singapore in the World’. The theme reminds us on the importance of international collaboration and cooperation. The changing global landscapes and the complexities of the world highlight the importance of maintaining good relationships and the need for our youths to recognise the importance of connectedness within and beyond ASEAN. Through learning more about the rich diversity of cultures, our students can:
- Develop the spirit of friendship and collaboration; and
- Chart the way forward for Singapore to connect with different countries in the global community.
|Students learning to make friendship band||Students learning about the art of weaving|
|Students learning about ASEAN and the ASEAN countries|
|Students learning about the different cultures of ASEAN|