Total Defence Day 2018
Every year, Greenridge Secondary School commemorates Total Defence Day by fostering commitment to Singapore’s defence in both staff and students.
In February 2018, Greenridge Secondary Singapore commemorated Total Defence Day with a week-long programme filled with different activities. The lower Secondary classes played the Guardians of the City Card Game as part of their Character and Citizenship Education lesson. Through the game, the students learnt about the importance of every pillar of total defecnce. On the other hand, the upper Secondary classes participated in a debate on National Service. This was supplemented by NEmation videos and some readings. The students were also treated to pre-filmed skits put up by some students where all five aspects of Total Defence were explored. The skit aims to instil in students practices that they can carry out to contribute to Singapore’s defence and well-being. In addition, the students had a glimpse of what NS was like for two of our teachers – Mr Kamal and Mr John Goh. Our teacher heroes also shared their views on why NS is important, even today.