Wednesday, February 25, 2009


We are continuing the values-based assembly programme this year. The first assembly programme will be based on the value - Resilience.

We have specially invited the Health Promotion Board to perform a skit entitled "I am a VIP". Undoubtedly, this skit will educate the students with knowledge and sound skills on building a positive self-esteem and confidence, emphasizing on our value - RESILIENCE.

As a follow-up to this assembly show, answer the questions posted on this blog.

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P1/P2 Scenario(s) - Ashley

Ashley used to be a model student in class. She is hardworking,
respectful to teachers and always complete her work on time.
But, for the past few weeks, she has been behaving differently.
She tends to say "I am Stupid",

"I am uselesss", "I am going to fail" and is very negative

with everything she does.

Reflect your thoughts on Ashley by asking:

1. What problem is she facing?

2. If you are her good friend, what can you do to help her to become

3. If you are Ashley, how will you behave differently?

P3/P4 Scenario(s) - Kathy

Kathy is a very adorable and hardworking girl. She is very neat and hands in work on time. However, after she failed her test once, she has not been performing well in her studies. Whenever she sees a question that she cannot answer, she will just stare blindly on the paper and do nothing. Many of times, she will just cry when she cannot answer the questions and tends to say "I am dumb" or "I am silly".

Put yourself in the shoes of Kathy and answer the following:

1. What problem is she facing?

2. If you are her good friend, what can you do to help her to be more resilient?

3. If you are Kathy, how will you react differently? Why?

4. Why is it important to be resilient when we are faced with such problems?

P5/P6 Scenario(s) - Aloysius

Aloysius is a very quiet boy in class. He tends to be reserved and seldom talk to his classmates. He also has very little friends. Recently, you heard from some friends that Aloysius has some family problems at home. His father has been retrenched and his mother is sick. These have affected him in his studies. He tends to give up very easily and always feel very sad.

Study the case study of Aloysius with these prompts:

1) What problem is he facing?

2) If you are his friend, what can you do to help him to be more resilient?

3) If you are Aloysius, what will you do differently when you face such problems?

4) Why is it important to be resilient when we are faced with such problems?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Commemorating Total Defence on 15th Feb

Our nation, Singapore marks 25 years of Total Defence on 15 Feb, the day Singapore fell to the Japanese in 1942.

We commemorate Total Defence Day to remind ourselves that everyone has a role to contribute in defending our country. This year, the Total Defence outreach will focus on a thought provoking question:

What will you defend?

To find out more about Total Defence, visit

Share and express your thoughts on the following reflections stated below.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Total Defence Week '09 Reflections (P1 & P2)

P1 and P2 Reflections

A ready bag helps us meet the essential needs during an emergency. When we are ready for an emergency, we can protect ourselves when it happens.


1. If you choose only 1 item to pack into your ready bag, what would it be?

2. Do you like the food sold in the canteen during the Food Rationing Exercise? Why?

Total Defence Week '09 Reflections (P3 & P4)

P3 and P4 Reflections

Questions to reflect:

1. How ready is your class 'Ready Bag'? Why?

2. Apart from packing the 'Ready Bag', what else can you be ready in defending their country?

The food rationing exercise helps us to understand the hardships we will go through in difficult times, like an emergency. We cannot afford the good food we have every day.

3. What did you learn from the food rationing exercise (you may refer to the above video)?

Total Defence Week '09 Reflections (P5 & P6)

P5 and P6 Reflections

Our school had an emergency exercise dated on 10th of February 2009.

The slideshow chronicles the preparedness of our school in times of crisis.

Questions to ponder:

1. How do you feel when you hear the siren? Why?

2. What are some of the areas your class did well during the emergency evacuation?

3. How can you be more prepared in a similar evacuation in the future?

4. What are some values that you observed during the TDD Sports Day?
Provide some examples you encountered.