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Dates Of NE Commemorative Days In Schools

5 Mar 14
AICare Hub Learning Journeys
A visit to AICare Hub by the Agency for Integrated Care (AIC) will give students an opportunity to find out more about caregiving for the elderly. AICare Hub - Caregiving Experiential Learning Journey is now open for booking. more
15 Feb 14
Total Defence Day 2014
Schools commemorate Total Defence Day on 15 February annually to mark Singapore's fall to the Japanese in 1942. This year, schools will commemorate TDD on Friday 14 Feb.  The theme for TDD 2014 is Because You Played A Part.  As 2014 marks 30 years of TD, the theme for TDD 2014 reaffirms the role and contributions of all Singaporeans united through common TD experiences.
2 Jan 14
Launch of New CCE Curriculum in 2014
The new CCE curriculum was launched on 2 January 2014 by Education Minister Heng Swee Keat at Rivervale Primary School. New textbooks and instructional materials for Primary 1 and 2 will be implemented this year. The textbooks and instructional materials for Primary 3 to 6 will be implemented from 2015. A key feature of these textbooks is ‘Family Time’, which suggests activities to provide opportunities for parents to bond with their children.

The new CCE curriculum for Secondary 1 to 5 will also be implemented in 2014. Instructional materials are available for teachers via the teachers’ online platform, OPAL.

13 Nov 13
Friend of Singa & Write for Kindness Award Ceremony 2013
Venue: The Star Performing Arts Centre, the Star Gallery (Level 3)
           1 Vista Exchange Green Singapore 138617
Time  :  9.30am to 11.30am
Guest of Honour: Ms Sim Ann (Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Education)
Read the speech here
25 Sep 13
Student-Centric, Values-Driven Education: A Broad and Deep Foundation for a Lifelong Journey
Keynote Address by Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, at the Ministry of Education Work Plan Seminar 2013, on Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at 9.15am at Ngee Ann Polytechnic Convention Centre.
Read the keynote address more
24 Aug 13
Youth Volunteers Can Make A Difference Too
At the Young Leaders' Forum on 24 August, youth leaders and members of nine uniformed youth organisations met to discuss how they could do their part to create a better futurer. more
21 Jul 13
Racial Harmony Day Celebrations
On 21 July each year, schools in Singapore commemorate Racial Harmony Day (RHD) to mark the anniversary of the 1964 racial riots. On this day, students will reflect on and celebrate Singapore as a harmonious society built on a rich diversity of cultures. Since its inception in 1998, RHD has helped to promote inter-racial understanding among our students and is an important part of our national education. This year’s RHD theme is “Celebrating Singapore”. It acknowledges that Singapore’s diversity gives us much cause to celebrate, as we work towards envisioning and creating a more inclusive Singapore. With our resources and imagination, Singapore will continue to progress in a changing world. The RHD celebrations are a reminder that promoting social cohesion and racial harmony requires collaborative efforts from our educators, students and stakeholders, such as parents. more info
7 Jun 13
MEWR Learning Journeys
ENVision Gallery is now open for booking after upgrading with a new exhibits. more
31 May 13
Kindness Day SG
Kindness Day SG is a special day when Singaporeans from all walks of life come together to celebrate kindness and graciousness. It is a time to recognise kindness we have received, and inspire us to do more in our community. We believe that kindness starts with one – one person, one act of kindness, can inspire others to be more patient, more considerate and to be more kind. Kindness Day SG is a collaborative effort between the Singapore Kindness Movement, the Ministry of Education, and other partners from the public and private sector. Kindness Day SG begins with the launch at North View Primary School, and will close with a celebration by the banks of the Singapore River. more
14 Nov 12
New Syllabus and Textbook Titles for Character and Citizenship Education
The new Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) syllabus will be introduced in stages in primary and secondary schools from 2014. more
14 Feb 14
Total Defence Day
30 Years of Total Defence:
Because You Played a Part
For more information, check
4 Apr 14
International Friendship Day
Stories We Share
21 Jul 14
Racial Harmony Day
Harmony from the Heart
9 Aug 14

National Day
Schools to commemorate National Day on Friday, 8 Aug 2014.


Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) Branch Calendar of Events

Refinements to NE (2007)
Find out more about the refinements made to NE.

OPAL - “One Portal All Learners”. It is a one-stop learning and content management system for all staff of the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.

Singapore School Terms and Holidays 2014

Overseas Singaporean Portal (OSP)
An online platform to connect Overseas Singaporeans with Singapore and with one another. Check here on OSP Facebook.

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