Secondary 1 SPARCLE Week 2017
During SPARCLE (School programme for Physical, Academic, R3 (Respect, Responsibility and Resilience), Character, Leadership and Education & Career Guidance) Week, a suite of programmes is designed to provide opportunities for students to practise and reflect on their values and social-emotional competencies, enhance their school experience and learn experientially. The Secondary 1 students went through the NSS Trail in school, ABC Water Trail @ Lower Seletar Reservoir, a learning journey in the National Museum of Singapore and had fun at Kidzania @ Sentosa. They also did a Values In Action in school.
Secondary 2 SPARCLE Week 2017
SPARCLE Week for the Secondary Twos started with Northland Olympics at the Yishun Stadium. The Secondary 2 Northstars also embarked on a Historical Inquiry Learning Journey to Singapore National Museum and Republic of Navy Museum. As part of their Values in Action, the students went to the neighbouring blocks to survey the residents’ needs. Our Northstars showed resilience and teamwork in completing the gruelling activities of Dragon Boating and Trekking at Rail Corridor and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Amazing Race in Yishun. The SPARCLE camp ended on a high note with wonderful performances during the campfire night.
Secondary 3 SPARCLE Week 2017 - Northland Overseas Values in Action (NOVIA)
In March 2017, the Secondary Three students went on their Northland Overseas Values in Action (NOVIA) camp to Bintan and Batam in Indonesia. NOVIA is designed to provide students with an immersive, values-in-action activity folded into an internationalisation experience.
During the experience, our Northstars had the opportunity to interact with locals, undertake service, including teaching and learning activities, and infrastructural improvements. In Bintan, they helped enlivened Hidayatullah Bintan orphanage by painting murals in five of the rooms, and cleaning the compounds. In Batam, students served at the Viran Sejahera orphanage, helping to sand and paint its walls, and building an outdoor cooking stove. Through the experience, they got to work closely with their classmates and teachers, strengthening their bonds. They also got to acquaint themselves with the Indonesian people and culture.
Secondary 4N Elective Modules
During SPARCLE Week, our graduating students were given the opportunity to choose from a variety of eight different Institute of Technical Education (ITE) elective modules: Aeronautical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Beauty Services, Digital Photography, Food and Beverage Services, Fashion design, Events Management and Mobile Application and Design. These courses allowed them to explore their interests and allowed them to experience the curriculum covered in the courses.
During SPARCLE Week, our graduating students were engaged in various Education and Career Guidance (ECG) activities that prepared them for the upcoming examinations and the next phases of their lives. Students experienced the life in tertiary education through their visit to Republic Polytechnic. They also took part in a Social and Time Management Skills Workshop that prompted them to think and plan for their future. Through fun and games, students were able to spend the time during the workshop to craft out their life purpose, which helped them to plan their paths for their future. They also experienced what it was like to undergo an interview in a safe environment. As part of their Values-In-Action (VIA), our Northstars planned and visited various Old Folk Homes to bring some joy and sunshine to the elders in our community.