National Day 2018
National Day is a significant day that marks Singapore as an independent country in the community of nations. This year’s CPASS National Day Celebrations on 8 August was extra special. Prior to the actual date of celebration, students embarked on different learning journeys to various locations such as the National Museum, Air Force Museum and even a National Monument Trail. The students were exposed to Singapore’s culture, heritage and history. Their teachers prepared vlogs (video logs) of their experiences and these were showcased during the National Day Celebrations.
Students were also tested on their knowledge of the National Day songs in the games “Guess The Song” and “Don’t Forget The Lyrics”. The celebrations also featured performances from EIPIC students, CCA Performing Arts and even our CPAS Band. The session ended off with a sing-along and everybody was wishing Singapore a Happy 53rd Birthday!
The design done by our ex-student, Rajkiran Parienan, was selected as one of 38 designs for the NDP Funpacks 2018.
National Day 2017
The National Day celebrations for CPAS School students began with a pre-activity before the actual day of celebration. To get students into the mood for National Day, CPAS School students took part in a Dot-Art Activity on Singapore Icons. Students from Punggol View Primary School were also invited to collaborate and interact with our students from the afternoon session in doing this activity and new friendships were forged.
On the actual day of the celebration, 8 August, students and teachers from CPAS EIPIC joined in for the first part of the day’s activity. The celebration began with a dignified march-in by our Scouts with the national flag. This was followed by the flag raising ceremony, singing of the National Anthem and recitation of the Pledge. Mrs Koh, the School Principal then read the National Day message from the Minister for Education.
The celebrations continued with a concert. Besides teacher emcees this year, we also had the assistance of 2 confident student emcees, Juraimi Abdullah (Eagle 8A) and Rachel Lum (Eagle 10A). The concert started off with a bang by a lively performance of a medley of local songs put up by a group of EIPIC teachers which had everyone clapping along.
This was followed with an exciting video featuring the National Education show which some of our teachers and students had attended on 2 July 2017 at the Marina Floating Platform. Students had to pay close attention to the video as it was followed by a quiz. Functional and High Support classes were paired and lots were drawn to ensure that all students had an equal chance to answer the questions in the quiz. Students eagerly waited for their chance to answer the questions and win a prize.
The quiz was followed by a sing-a-long session of National Day songs, led by the School Prefects. Students, teachers and caregivers sang and performed the accompanying actions with gusto, many waving flags from the fun-packs distributed to all the students.
Great anticipation followed the sing-a-long as the Dot Art that all classes had done was presented on the screen and names of classes with the best art pieces for Functional and High Support classes in each session was announced.
The celebrations ended with more national songs and videos as students enjoyed muffins with drinks. It was indeed a fitting end to a joyous day!