Purpose of National Education (NE)
- by fostering a sense of identity, pride and self-respect as Singaporeans;
- by knowing the Singapore story - how Singapore succeeded against the odds to become a nation;
- by understanding Singapore's unique challenges, constraints and vulnerabilities, which make us different from other countries;
- by instilling the core values of our way of life, and the will to prevail, that ensures our continued success and well-being.
Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.
We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people.
We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility.
We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort.
No one owes Singapore a living.
We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity.
We must ourselves defend Singapore.
We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being.
We have confidence in our future.
United, determined and well-prepared, we have what it takes to build a bright future for ourselves, and to progress together as one nation.
HEAD, HEART, HANDS FRAMEWORK
The Journey of Bendemeer Primary NE Champs
NE Champs Training Session on Leadership Day
Learning Journey to Raffles Institution (RI) for Curatorship Training
Yearly NE Tshirt Competition for Primary Four pupils
Total Defence Day (TDD)
International Friendship Day (IFD)
- spark students’ curiosity about different cultures, so that students will be more open to learning from people with different life experiences;
- allow students to appreciate cultural diversity and nurture a willingness to embrace others from diverse backgrounds; and
- encourage students to welcome and integrate their international peers to the school or society. The experience of doing so will help cultivate strong bonds of friendship between them and their international friends.
Racial Harmony Day (RHD)
- Identity: What is an inclusive society to us?
- Relationships: How do we understand and relate to others in an inclusive society?
- Choices: What are our roles in building an inclusive society?
National Day Celebrations
At Bendemeer Primary School, National Day comes alive as both pupils and teachers leverage on this platform to perform and to showcase their talents while encompassing the National Day themes. The NE Department also seeks to involve external partners such as the GetActive! Singapore initiative to promote sport participation and inclusiveness through the Active Enabler Programme for all pupils. Pupils are treated to Zumba and other fun workout routines in sync with National Day songs.