Schools will commemorate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee by taking part in various activities across the year in 2015 to celebrate the shared values of Singaporeans and affirm aspirations for a brighter Singapore. Through these activities, students will reflect on Singapore’s pioneering spirit and celebrate what makes us Singaporeans. There will also be opportunities for students to take the lead in showcasing their boundless creativity, imaginative aspirations and resolute commitment to contribute to Singapore’s future.
The celebrations will kick-off with the launch of the Jubilee edition of student publications The Straits Times Little Red Dot and IN by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, at Yio Chu Kang Secondary School, on the first day of school. Using these publications, teachers will work with students to recap milestone moments in Singapore’s history, celebrate its successes and significant moments, and reflect on the future they desire. These publications will build on other SG50 elements that will be incorporated in the 2015 curriculum through various subjects and Character and Citizenship Education.
Schools will also take part in ‘Youth Celebrate!’ – a showcase of youth achievement in sports, uniformed groups and performance arts. The highlights of the event include inter-school sports events, display band performance and two record-setting aquatic feats.
As schools commemorate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, educators and the public will be joining in the celebrations too.
The public can look forward to activities such as mySG Trails and Exhibitions, where students will identify aspects of Singapore such as its people, places and developments that they wish to showcase in a creative and experiential way. The public can sign up for the trails with students as their guides.
Pioneer and senior educators will also be invited to a full-day celebration at Gardens by the Bay. They will enjoy school performances, take ‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’ and participate in the variety of activities lined up for them. There will also be a public exhibition to pay tribute to pioneer educators, and celebrate MOE’s journey over the past 50 years.