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X-Plore Carnival

On  25  October  2018,  as  part  of  post-examination  activity,  our  school  organised    the    X-Plore  Carnival.  The  X-Plore  Carnival  is  part  of  our  Learning   For  Life  Programme  (LLP)  -  Game  for  Life  (GfL).  GfL  leverages  sports  and  physical  activity  to  prepare  our  Northstars  for  life,  by  imbuing  them  with  strong  social-emotional  competencies  grounded  on  our  core  values  of  Respect,  Responsibility  and  Resilience.    The  X-plore  Carnival  allows  students  the  opportunity  to  try  out  unique  sporting  activities  that  are  not  offered  in  the  PE  Curriculum  or  other  platforms.  This  time,  Northstars  tried  out  Bubble  Soccer,  Archery  Tag  and  Inline  Skating.  It  was  a  fun  day  for  all!  



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”.





Teachers’ Day Celebrations


Northland celebrated Teachers’ Day on 30 August 2018 with a myriad of activities to revel the day for our dedicated educators. Students designed personalised dedications on canvas boards 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 theme for the concert was “Guardians of our Northstars”, which exemplifies the sense of mission and care and concern that Northland teachers show to their wards. The school witnessed wonderful performances from students and Northland Got Talent (NGT) finalists. 




Northland celebrates National Day


On 8 August 2018, our school celebrated National Day. It was a wet morning but that did not deter our uniformed groups from carrying on 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 a class party as well as dressing up a SG icon. The students had a lot of fun bonding with one another. That was followed by a showcasing of the SG icons and an entertaining performance by our Northstars and teachers. The celebrations ended on a high with the singing of the National Anthem by our Northland Tenors and the recitation of the National Pledge with gusto. 




Northland celebrates National Day with the community!


On 5 August 2018, Northland’s National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC), National Cadet Corps (NCC) Land and National Cadet Corps (NCC) Air participated in the Nee Soon East National Day Carnival as part of our community efforts to celebrate Singapore’s 53rd birthday together with the community. The members of the three uniformed groups were in high spirits and did our school proud by being uniformed group contingent in the carnival. 




SPARCLE 2 Week - Secondary 3 Activities – Eco-Smart Towns


The Secondary 3 students participated in learning journeys to the City Square Mall and Centre of Building Research, where they examined how smart technology and eco-friendly features are embedded into our towns and homes to promote energy and water conservation. In a bid to promote a green lifestyle, our students worked in groups and innovated eco-smart products that can be used in everyday life. They presented their products to the school through self-made videos and inspired their peers to use energy and water more efficiently.




SPARCLE 2 Week - Secondary 2 Activities – Towards a Zero-Waste Nation


The Secondary 2 students were champions of a zero-waste nation. At the Tuas Incineration Plant, Semakau Landfill and NEWater Visitor Centre, our students were awed by the high- tech infrastructure that manages and disposes all the waste in Singapore. Faced with the reality that Singapore has limited land for solid waste disposal, our students embarked on an important mission to be Northland Waste Busters. They designed posters to advocate the 3Rs and shared enthusiastically with the school on the impact of waste on the environment.




SPARCLE 2 Week - Secondary 1 Activities – Living in Harmony with Nature


The Secondary 1 students put on an explorer’s lens and uncovered the biodiversity at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve. Inspired to do their part in nature conservation, our students worked in groups and designed interesting games to raise awareness of biodiversity and promote conservation. They engaged the Secondary 2 and 3 seniors who eagerly participated in the games which involved rescuing animals from harmful human activities.




SPARCLE 2 Week


The theme for Northland Secondary School’s inaugural SPARCLE 2 was Green Earth for Everyone. SPARCLE 2 started on a high note with a tree-planting ceremony by our School Leaders, Mdm Tan, Mr Yip and Ms Bian. Our students then participated in a myriad of activities and endeavoured to be stewards of the environment. The learning activities were designed to be interdisciplinary, weaving concepts across various academic subjects together, thereby allowing our students to see the relationship between the different disciplines and the SPARCLE 2 theme, Green Earth for Everyone.




Northland commemorates Racial Harmony Day


Our school commemorated Racial Harmony Day on 20 July 2018 with the theme "Diverse City". The Cultural Bites during recess were very well-received by the students as they indulged in the traditional food of the other races. During the assembly, Northstars were entertained with an interesting skit on Racial Harmony. This was followed by The Harmony Runway, which showcased our teachers and students who donned the traditional outfits and strutted down the runway. Students were able to understand the significance of Racial Harmony Day and also gained deeper appreciation of the different cultures in Singapore. 




Northland Celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri


Northland Secondary School celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri on 6 July 2018. The air was filled with excitement when the kompang procession started the concert.  This was followed by a skit on the values and lessons of Ramadan and Hari Raya Aidilfitri. A video montage was also shown educating the audience on Hari Raya traditional delicacies such as kuih makmur and kuih sugee. The audience were also entertained by our talented Northstars who belt out catchy Hari Raya songs. The celebration came to a climax with a music video from the school staff wishing everyone Selamat Hari Raya. It was yet another memorable day in Northland.


PassionArts 2018 – ‘A 1000 Starlights’


On 30 June 2018, Northland Secondary School held our PassionArts concert at School of the Arts (SOTA) concert hall. Held every two years in lieu of SYF, the concert provides a platform to showcase students’ artistic talents as well as to develop in students an appreciation of the Arts. This year’s PassionArts theme is ‘A 1000 Starlights’. The concert featured performances from our school’s performing arts groups, Wushu and some of our gifted Northstars. It was a performance to behold.


Northland X-Cite Games 2018


Our school ended term 2 on a high with the X-Cite Games. The X-Cite Games is part of the school’s Learning of Life Programme (LLP) - Game for Life (GfL). The programme aims to empower Northstars to live a healthy and active life and through sports, prepare Northstars for life, with a strong foundation in values, socio-emotional competencies and 21st century competencies. After the taking the Athletes’ Oath, students participated in a myriad of activities such as the 100-metre dash, Captain’s Ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Handball, Soccer,  4x100m relay races, telematches and the inter-level Staff Race.  It was a day of fun and building camaraderie amongst classmates and friends. The event finished off strongly with a powerful rendition of our school song – Responsible and Resolute.  



Northland Secondary School Speech & Prize-Giving Day – True North


Our school held our Speech and Prize-Giving Day on 20 April 2018. This year, our theme is ‘True North’ – which symbolises how our school’s vision, mission and values guide our journey and aspirations to be beacons of our community. The school was humbled by the presence of our cluster superintendent, Mrs Becky Neo and Mr Daniel Ong, alumnus of the school and entrepreneur. The event started off with the unveiling of our school vision -  Learners who Share, Citizens who Care, Leaders who Dare. This was followed by the prize-giving ceremony where we were also enchanted by performances from the Symphonic Band, Indian Dance and Malay Dance. The event ended with a wonderful reception, aptly named, ‘Journey of Wonders’, where guests viewed the mesmerising art pieces done up by our Northstars. It was an evening to behold. 




SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - 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, F1 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. 






SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - Secondary 4 and 5 Camp SPARCLE






SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - Secondary 3 Northland Overseas Values in Action (NOVIA)


Northland Overseas Values in Action (NOVIA) is a signature school programme designed to provide our Northstars with meaningful internationalisation. Through NOVIA, Northstars have the opportunity to live our School Vision of Learners 
who Share, Citizens who Care and Leaders who Dare.
In 2018, our secondary 3 Northstars had the opportunity to visit the three places:
Phnom Penh in Cambodia
My Tho and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam
Batam in Indonesia
In these places, they taught English and Mathematics to beneficiaries in primary schools and orphanages and helped to improve their environment through painting and infrastructural enhancements.

Students found NOVIA meaningful and exciting. Through NOVIA, many learnt that they could live out the school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience, contribute actively to the progress of the global community, and feel grateful and fortunate to be in Singapore.





SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - Secondary 2 Camp Responsibility


In our Camp Responsibility, students were exposed the elements where students took part in Dragon Boating and Rock Climbing. The key highlight of this camp was our inaugural activity – Snow Challenge which was held at Snow City where students experienced and learnt about taking responsibility for their safety and survival skills in cold climates.







SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - Secondary 2 Career Talk


To help our Northstars explore viable education and career options, Northland Secondary School conducted its annual career talk for our Secondary Twos during SPARCLE Week 1 on 6 March 2018. Our invited speakers span various industries including media, banking, health and hospitality.

Through the talk, our Northstars got to understand the workings of the various industries, and the competencies and qualifications needed to work in these fields. Our speakers were alumni of Northland Secondary School and North View Secondary School, who keenly shared on their professions, and urged the young ones to reach for their aspirations.

Northland Secondary School would like to thank the following speakers for their time and for sharing their passion with our Northstars –

•  Mr Shaik Firdaus Bin Shaik Ismail
•   Miss Pristina Prakashini Philip
•  Mr Desmond Ng
•  Miss Annabelle Maria Jeffrey 
•  Mr Robin Chua
• Mr Ian Soh





SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - Secondary 1 N.S.S. Trail


During SPARCLE Week, our secondary one Northstars went through the Navigating Success in Subjects (N.S.S) Trail. The objectives of the trail are to enable our secondary one students to experience a multi-disciplinary learning trail that
develops confidence and skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, communication and collaboration; inspire learning by enabling students to appreciate that knowledge from different subject disciplines can be functional and effectively applied and nurture students of character through learning in a cooperative and fun setting. The activities
include proposing a NorthStar Meal, drafting a pricing and budgeting plan, designing publicity materials to promote the
meal and investigating about food fare in the Northland canteen and pledge against food wastage.





SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - Secondary 1 Camp Respect


During SPARCLE Week, our secondary 1 students were engaged in academic-based outdoor and real-life activities that helped them understand how the various subjects play a part in their every-day lives in the Navigating Success in Subjects (N.S.S) Trail. Northstars also visited Kidzania and explored a variety of occupations and appreciated what life would be like
as an adult. In addition, our Northstars interviewed our cleaning staff to appreciate the demands of their jobs and resolved
to keep their school environment clean. They ended the week with a trip to Gardens by the Bay where they built camaraderie while appreciating Singapore’s nation-building efforts.






SPARCLE Week 1 2018 - GfL X-treme Run


On 5 March 2018, Northland kicked start our SPARCLE Week 1 with our annual GfL X-treme Run at MacRitchie Reservoir. The run is part of the school’s Learning for Life Programme (LLP), cultivating lifelong love for physical activity and sports in students.  Students and staff gathered at MacRitchie Reservoir to enjoy the early morning run, overcoming challenges and showing resilience in completing the run. It was a fun day building camaraderie and doing some physical exercise.





Northland commemorates Total Defence Day


The theme for Total Defence Day 2018 -- "Together We Keep Singapore Strong" -- focuses on the many ways we can put Total Defence into action in our everyday lives. There was a differentiated learning experience for the students in this year’s commemoration of Total Defence Day to allow them to know how they can play an active role in keeping Singapore strong. We also had an emergency exercise and food rationing exercise to remind us of our vulnerability and to not take Singapore for granted.  






Northland celebrates Lunar New Year


Northland celebrated Lunar New Year on 15 February 2018, which was the eve of the Lunar New Year. The celebrations started off with a Chinese calligraphy and class decoration competition. This was then followed by a class party, where students got to toss Yusheng with their classmates. After the party, the students gathered at the hall for an entertaining Lunar New Year Concert. 



Northland Secondary School celebrates Pongal


Northland Secondary School celebrated Pongal on Friday, 19 January 2018. 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. The event was marked by a concert as well as a display on how to make pongal.