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Graduation Day 2019

“The Journey is the Reward” – Steve Jobs
27 September 2019 marked the end of the secondary school education for the cohort of 2019. The momentous day kicked off with a nostalgic video clip taking the students down memory lane. Our principal, Mdm Tan also congratulated the students and gave them some advice on the importance of making their time meaningful. This was followed by the speeches by the representatives of each stream and a video of well wishes from the staff of Northland. It was a day of pride and joy and tears as students marked the last day of their secondary school life.


Teachers’ Day Celebrations

Northland celebrated Teachers’ Day on 5 September with a series of activities to revel the day for our committed educators. Students designed personalised dedications on clipboards for their teachers to show their appreciation. This was followed by a class party. Teachers and students had a wonderful time before proceeding to the hall for the finale, the Teachers’ Day Concert. The concert was kick-started by a resounding pledge by our teachers to fulfil their mission to bring out the best in our Northstars. This was followed by a delightful performance, entitled “Genies of Northstars”, in dedication to our teachers.  

Leaders who Share - Mayor's North West Networking Session for Schools

On 2 September 2019, the school was invited to share with the community about the school's effort in saving the environment. Our Northstars shared about our SPARCLE 2 Week, the lesson packages designed by the departments based on theme Green Earth for Everyone. 



Northland Celebrates Singapore's 54th National Day

On 8 August 2018, our school celebrated Singapore’s 54th National Day. We started the morning with the Parade Observance Ceremony. Our school’s uniformed groups have put in a lot of time and effort to organise the parade, which lent the celebrations ceremonial splendour, and gave it significance. The parade really showed the resilience of our Northstars.  After the parade, the students proceeded back to class for the Bicentennial Clay-Making activity as well as dressing up their runway icon. The students had a lot of fun bonding with one another. That was followed by an entertaining performance by our Northstars and a showcase of the SG icons. The celebrations ended on a high with community singing and the recitation of the National Pledge with gusto. 

CLASS ACTIVITY

CONCERT

OBSERVANCE PARADE

Movie Night

On 26 July Friday, 98 students and their families had a blast watching the movie, “Aquaman” in our school hall. There was a kampong-like atmosphere with everyone relaxing as they watched the movie “Aquaman”.  This activity was organised by our dedicated Parent Support Group (PSG). Our students went home with wonderful memories. 

Racial Harmony Week

Between 15 and 19 July 2019, Northland Secondary School celebrated Racial Harmony Week. A series of meaningful activities were lined up, including classroom discussions on racial harmony in Singapore, a special Citizenship Ceremony for where our Secondary 3s reflected on their responsibilities as Citizens in our multiracial context, a session of Cultural Bites where students, staff and partners got to sample Kacang Puteh, and a hall concert focused on our cultural diversity. We are also very heartened to have our PSG members come on board our RHD celebrations, with them organising a display of carefully curated ethnic items at Makers to help our students learn about our multiculturalism.

 

Leaders who Dare - NCC Day Observance Ceremony

Northland celebrated NCC Day on 3 July 2019, Wednesday. This year, NCC Day was led by the newly appointed CCA leaders of NCC Land & Air. The parade commander for NCC Day was Master Sergeant Muhamad Dannish Hyder Bin Md Shukor (NCC Land) from Sec 3A2 and the Contingent Commander was Staff Sergeant Nur Nabilah Binte Rosli (NCC Air) from Sec 3A2. They accepted this daunting task with pride and they did an excellent job leading and commanding the contingent.


NSS Combined Uniformed Groups (UG) Camp

Over the weekend of 5-7 July, our uniformed groups conducted their annual combined UG camp. A total of 116 students enjoyed 3 days of outdoor challenges that included a high element course, rafting and an amazing race. Through these activities they strengthened friendships and group identity whilst deepening their understanding of the values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.  This valuable experience for our UG students could not have been possible without the dedication of 15 of our UG teachers, especially Mr Sean Oh and Ms Pang Yijia who led by organising the camp. 

Community Plank Art activity (organised by Nee Soon East CC)

This year, our school participated in a community plank art activity organised by Nee Soon East CC. This year's theme is titled 'Uniquely Singapore'. Our students painted on big plywood hearts to depict Singapore icons and flora and fauna. Our school adopted 20 hearts of different sizes that were painted by students from Heart Club and 3A4. The plank art hearts will be displayed in front of block 227 (opposite Nee Soon Town Council) and block 210 (next to Nee Soon East CC) for the coming National Day Celebrations. 

D.A.R.E. Enterprise Education Programme

Between 27 and 30 May 2019, some of our Secondary 1 Northstars got to market and sell their handcrafted upcycled products at Makers, as part of their D.A.R.E. Enterprise Education Programme. These products included key chains made and extendable pencil cases made from fabric, and stress balls made from old balloons. Through running their retail activity in Makers, students got to develop their entrepreneurial skills and 21st century competencies such as communication, collaboration and inventive and critical thinking skills.



Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Fortnight

The purpose of the Mother Tongue Languages Fortnight is to provide interesting experiences for Northstars to appreciate culture associated with their own Mother Tongue languages, as well as that of others. Northstars also develop the joy of learning Mother Tongue languages and cultures through interesting programmes and competitions. 

 

CL Unit 


ML Unit 


TL Unit


Shooting for the Stars with our Dads

On 6 April, the Dads of our Parent Support Group (PSG) organised their 4th edition of the popular Futsal Wars. This event, which is annually organised by the Dads, is also one of the X-press Sports Competitions of our Learning for Life Programme (LLP). The highlight of the event was the special guest appearances of 4 football stars from Home United Football Club. These players took time off their busy schedule to inspire and mingle with our Northstars. Everyone was a winner as our students showed respect, responsibility and resilience in their quest for sporting excellence. The school would like to thank the parents, Mr Mohamed Faisal Bin Mohamed Noor, Mr Victor Soh and Mrs Molly Leong for running the successful event. Our appreciation also goes out to our sporting partner, Yishun Sports Centre, which arranged for the special appearance of the Home United stars, and to Home United for making the event extra special with their presence.



Northland celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Northland celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri on the last day of school, 31 June. The Malay Unit put up a musical skit which emphasised the importance of preserving our tradition, just like the popular Malay proverb, ‘Hidup dikandung adat, mati dikandung tanah’. The skit weaved in entertaining performances such as Dikir Barat as well as an amazing performance by our Malay Dancers. Despite preparing for Hari Raya celebration during Ramadhan and Mid-Year examination period, our students and teachers were resilient to put up a fabulous and meaningful educational performance. The students courageously went out of their comfort zone to learn new skills and grow as creative artistes.


Northland Secondary School Speech & Prize-Giving Day – Forge

Our school held our Speech and Prize-Giving Day on 26 April 2019. This year, our theme is ‘Forge’, which encapsulates the spirit of our Northstars striving ahead on their charted "True North" journey to become Learners who Share, Citizens who Care, and Leaders who Dare, guided by our staff's conviction of Nurturing Character and Inspiring Learning. The school was honoured by the presence of our Guest of Honour, Grandma Mary Ho, who imparted an important lesson to all Northstars on the significance of lifelong learning. The event started off with the opening of Makers – an Enterprise Education initiative. Subsequently, the audience was enchanted by a performance by Grandma Mary and her band. This was followed by the prize-giving ceremony where we were also treated to performances by the Pipe Band, Indian Dance and MCAC. The event ended with the opening of the newly-upgraded Design and Technology room, The Forge, where a wonderful reception was held. It was indeed a memorable evening.

SPEECH & PRIZE-GIVING DAY



MAKERS SPACE  & THE FORGE


PERFORMANCES

Bestowment Ceremony - Wushu

Our school wishes our young pugilists all the best in the National School Games Wushu Championships 2019. The competition features pugilists from schools all over Singapore, showcasing a variety of martial arts forms, including different types of weapons. Students train in fixed routines, and compete against others to determine who is the best in terms of form, grace, and vigour.

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Bestowment Ceremony – Pipe Band

The Pipe Band will be participating in the Southeast Asian Pipe Band Championships on 1st and 2nd June.  The Championships is a competitive pipe band event held in Singapore. It is in line with international piping standards and conducted at both solo and band categories. Good luck Northstars! 


Northland Secondary School Anti-Drug Week

This week commemorates Northland’s Anti-Drug Week. During the week, Northstars learnt more about the harmful effects of drugs, their consequences and how they hurt those around them. The highlight of the week was when special guest star, Mr Noel Yap of Ah Boys to Men fame, gave an honest sharing of how his life was almost ruined by drugs. It was indeed a good week of learning. 

Arts Showcase – Indian Dance, Malay Dance and MCAC

The school was given a real treat as our school’s dance groups performed for the school as a run-up to Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. The performances were original, bold and entertaining. Most importantly, they show the resilience Northstars have put in. 


Arts Showcase – Symphonic Band

Our school Symphonic Band gave our Northstars a delightful performance during morning assembly as the band prepares itself for the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. 


Our Girl Guides commemorate World Thinking Day

Every year on 22 February, Girl Guides Singapore (GGS) joins 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world to commemorate World Thinking Day. World Thinking Day is a day to celebrate international friendships and promote positive actions that make our world a better place.

  

Arts Showcase – Gu Zheng Ensemble

 Our Guzheng Ensemble gave our Northstars an enchanting performance during morning assembly as the ensemble prepares itself for the Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation. 

Literature Learning Journey – Off Centre

Northland’s Upper Secondary Literature students attended an immersive local play Off Centre on 16 February 2019. The students saw characters from their set text come to life and interacted with famed playwright Haresh Sharma. The students also gained a deeper understanding of the intricacies of a play and were inspired with new perspectives through this learning journey.

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Total Defence Day 2019

Northland Secondary School commemorated Total Defence Week by having a suite of activities to impress on Northstars that Singapore is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore. During the Learning Journeys, our Secondary 1 students learned more about emergency preparedness and our Secondary 2 students learned to appreciate Singapore as a Global Financial Hub. Our Secondary 3s went Singapore Discovery Centre and learned more about military defence and the Secondary 4s appreciated the importance of keeping  the social fabric strong. On Total Defence Day, our Northstars practised Civil Defence by going through a fire drill and also appreciated what they have by experiencing wartime food, food rationing and trying combat rations. 



Chinese New Year Celebration 2019

Northland celebrated Lunar New Year on 4 February 2019, which was the eve of the Lunar New Year. The celebrations started off with a mask appreciation performance and a mask painting activity in class. The students later gathered at the hall for the finale - an entertaining Chinese New Year concert, which comprises a dragon dance performance and the God of Fortune to usher in the New Year. 



Northland Secondary School celebrates Pongal

Northland Secondary School celebrated Pongal on Friday, 18 January 2019. Organised by the Tamil Unit, the event sought to educate the students on the significance of Pongal. Pongal is a festival celebrated in South India over four days, by farmers who give thanks to the Sun God for the blessings of a rich harvest. 


Bestowment Ceremony – Basketball ‘B’ Division boys and Netball ‘B’ girls

The Bestowment Ceremony for the Basketball ‘B’ Division boys and Netball ‘B’ girls marks the start of 2019 National School Games (NSG) Championships for them. It is also a platform to recognise our upper secondary students who are representing our school in the NSG. The ceremony with the Athletes’ Oath reminding our athletes to display our school values, to do their best and to advocate fair play and teamwork during the Games. 


Bestowment Ceremony - Hockey and Floorball ‘B’ Division boys and girls

The Bestowment Ceremony marks the start of 2019 National School Games (NSG) Championships for ‘B’ Division. It is also a platform to recognise our upper secondary students who are representing our school in the NSG. The ceremony also reminded our athletes to display our school values, to do their best and to advocate fair play and teamwork during the NSG. 




Graduation Night

Our Northstars had their graduation night on 22 November 2018 at Yishun SAFRA. Our Northstars came dressed in their nines to celebrate the end of their secondary school life. The students had a sumptuous meal and had fun taking photos with one another, being entertained by our teacher emcees, and finally witnessing the crowning of our Mr and Miss Northstar. It was an enjoyable and unforgettable night.


Education Minister Mr Ong Ye Kung visits Northland Secondary School


Education  Minister  Mr  Ong  Ye  Kung  visits  Northland  Secondary  School  On  16  October  2018,  our  school  welcomed  the  presence  of  a  very  important  guest  -  our  very  own  Education  Minister,  Mr  Ong  Ye  Kung.  Mr  Ong  enjoyed  a  lunch  dialogue  with  our  Northstars  and  encouraged  them  to  focus  on  learning  and  doing  their  best.  Mr  Ong  also  had  a  dialogue  with  our  teachers  and  wanted  to  know  more  about  their  views  of  the  recent  Workplan  Seminar  announcements  on  reducing  assessment  load  and  shared  his  perspectives  on  focusing  on  better  teaching  and  better  learning.  It  was  definitely  an  enriching  experience  for  both  Northstars  and  staff.     




Graduation Day 2018


28 September 2018 marked the end of the secondary school education for the class of 2018. The momentous day kicked off with a nostalgic video clip taking the students down memory lane. Mdm Tan also congratulated the students and gave them some advice on the importance of making their time meaningful. This was followed by the speeches by the representatives of each stream and a video of well wishes from the staff of Northland. It was a day of pride and joy and tears as students marked the last day of their secondary school life with the loudest rendition of our school song, “Responsible and Resolute”.