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Northland Commemorates Racial Harmony Day

Racial Harmony Day was commemorated in a very different way this year. We could not celebrate as a whole community as we normally do, and so the school worked really hard to make sure that whatever we did do was as meaningful as possible. We would like to thank the teachers who have offered to star in our special Racial Harmony video. This has generated deep reflections and sharing, highlighting student voice through the reflections, demonstrating the power of personal stories. Our festivities along the corridor and the special dishes in the canteen were the amazing icing on the cake, wrapping up a week of deep reflection with a lighter touch to awareness building through food.

Northland celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2020

Hari Raya celebrations has always been one of the favourite events in Northland Secondary School as we celebrate it with staff and Northstars. This year, we took on a more intimate yet meaningful celebration amidst the COVID-19 measures. With everyone in their classrooms, we watched heartfelt Hari Raya well-wishes from school leaders, teachers and staff. We were also entertained by our very own Malay dancers who put up a showcase parading their coveted Hari Raya outfits! Our Northland teachers and staff also rose to the challenge and did their very own Hari Raya showcase. All in the spirit of celebrating the triumph of patience, perseverance and hope.

Citizens who Care – NSS Safe Reopening

Our Secondary 1, 2 and graduating students returned back to school after Circuit Breaker. In school, our Northstars continued to show social responsibility by practising COVID-19 GEARUP and safe distancing. Well done, Northstars! #nssunited

Learners who Share

Our Northland Art teachers, at the 9th annual Art Teachers' exhibition, a;edge (Art Educators’ Developmental and Generative Explorations) 2020, sharing about their art installation “Ripple”. Please click on the link below to read our artists’ interview– 

Northland commemorates Total Defence Day - 14 February 2020

Northland commemorated Total Defence Day on 14 February under the gloom of DORSCON orange. However, behind every cloud is a silver lining and behind every experience is a learning opportunity. Our Northstars appreciated the reason behind our temperature taking exercises and being a socially responsible citizen. Our Northstars also learnt more about food rationing and eating simply during difficult times. They also learnt during their segregated recesses to be Citizens who Care - to clean up after eating by carrying out the Wipe-down Routine. The Secondary 2s learnt to play Guardians of the City, a Total Defence card game, during FTGP.

Family Champions (FamChamps) Of Northland Secondary School

Destiny Stashar Phileo Stanley(3A1), Siti Nor Umairah Binte Mohd Hishammuddin (3A2) and Kinesh Kalaiselvan (3A4) are the Family Champions (FamChamps) Of Northland Secondary School. Their role is to champion family togetherness and values in Northland Secondary School. 

This video is created by the FamChamps, under the guidance of their teacher Mr Ou Jianwen to share the parents of our Secondary Ones their child's needs during this transition period into secondary school. It also gives opportunities to our students to show appreciation towards their family because FAMILY IS IMPORTANT and FAMILY MATTERS!

Northland celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year

Northland celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year on 24 January, which was the eve of the Lunar New Year. This year, the theme for the New Year celebrations is ‘Togetherness’. This is to remind students the importance of family and solidarity. The celebrations started with an enthralling Lion Dance performance. The students then went back for an exciting Chinese knot making competition. The school then went back to the hall and was entertained by an rousing concert put up by the Chinese unit. 

Northland celebrates Pongal

Northland Secondary School celebrated Pongal on Friday, 17 January 2020. 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. Organised by the Tamil Unit, the event seeks to educate our Northstars on the significance of Pongal and the importance about learning about other cultures and practices.

Staff Learning Festival

Staff Learning Festival 2019 is for staff to:
  • Increase staff capacity and enhance school support in assessment literacy
  • Form a clearer understanding of of WA in AA
  • Explore digital literacy through the wonders of coding

X-plore Carnival

The X-plore Carnival is the last activity of our LLP, Game for Life. X-plore Carnival exposes students to new and novel sports and physical activities and focuses on instilling Sportsmanship.  On 24 October 2019, our Secondary 1 to 3 students had a wonderful time taking part in Inline-skating, Tag Archery and Bubble Bump Soccer. Through these activities, they also showed sportsmanship by showing Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.

Learners who Share - ALP Symposium

Our school’s annual ALP Symposium was held on 23 October 2019. In line with our school’s vision of “Learners who Share”, the symposium provided a platform for our Secondary 2 students to share their research projects with their juniors. 

The Secondary 1 students were intrigued as their seniors explained how certain health supplements could impact the lifespan of C. elegans, and their possible correlations to human’s longevity. Phatcharaphon from 1S1 commented, “The symposium is very fun and interesting.” We also invited Temasek Polytechnic to engage our Northstars on their Diploma in Gerontology and to inspire them to pursue this endeavour. It was a good day of learning and sharing for our Northstars. 

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. 




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. 


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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.




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”.