Northland celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year
Northland celebrates Pongal
Northstars Shine! - Release of 2022 GCE O-level Results
Welcome back to school – Start Right 2023
Northstars Shine! - Release of 2022 GCE N-level Results
On Monday, 19 December 2022, graduating students from Northland Secondary School received their GCE N-level results. All of them were warmly welcomed by our School Leaders and Year Head. In the Normal Academic course, 50% of our 4NA students qualified to come back for Secondary 5 and 38 students qualified for the Direct-Entry-Scheme to Polytechnic Programme (DPP). In the Normal Technical course, 100% of the students qualified for post-secondary education in the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).
Our top performers paid tribute to their teachers, parents and peers for their tremendous support. Shawn Yo (4R4) dedicated his success to his mother and thanked Mr Derek Han and Ms Lim Hwee Peng for their dedication in supporting him and moulding him to be the person that he has become. Kok Wei En (4R4) is also appreciative of the engaging lessons given by Mr Han that allowed him to improve his English Language. Aiw Rui En (4R6) is grateful for having a great friend in May Thu Nyunt (4R6) who supported her through arduous times. Rishikka (4R8) is also grateful to her parents as well as teachers like Ms Haw Yubin, Ms Nora and Mr Aaron Rajoo for helping her to realise her potential.
So what’s next for our Northstars? Shawn has set his sights on the Polytechnic Foundation Programme (PFP). May wants to continue to Secondary 5 to complete her Secondary Education and Rishikka wants to fulfil her lifelong dream of being a nurse.
The students were asked what advice they would like to share with their juniors. Sneha (4R5) reminds her juniors to not underestimate themselves and with enough effort, they can achieve their dreams. Rui En reminds our Northstars that the national examinations is just a journey and if they have done their best, there is nothing to worry about. Rishikka also reiterates the importance of being focused in class. Jane exhorts her juniors to never ever give up and Shawn echoes, “Work hard and don’t give up as hard work truly pays off!” Wise words from our top performers indeed.
Once again, congratulations Northstars for your stellar performances!
Learners who Share - Body Positivity Workshop
Northstars Shine! - Historical Scene Investigation competition
Graduation Day 2022 - Pursuing Excellence with Grit
Creative Artistes – Malay Dance - Mutiara Tari 2022
Teachers’ Day Celebrations – Happy Starmakers’ Day
Northland celebrates National Day - Stronger Together, Majulah!
Northland celebrated our nation’s 57th Birthday on Monday 8 August. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Stronger Together, Majulah!“, a call for all Singaporeans to forge ahead as a united and strong people towards a better future. “Stronger Together” reminds Singaporeans that unity in our diversity is what makes us stronger. The celebrations started off with a National Day Observance Ceremony. This is followed by a fun class activity – dressing our classmates up as symbolic icons of Singapore for the Singapore Runway. We ended our celebrations on a high with the Singapore Runway with the singing of National Day songs, reminding us that we are One People, One Nation, One Singapore!
Leaders who Dare – Student Council Investiture
Students’ Council is the school’s premier platform for developing confident
student leaders who dare. In its third year, the Council has strengthened in
its resolve to be the student representatives, listening to the voices of
Northstars. Our student leaders were formally recognised as representatives of
the student leadership in Northland on 29 July. The ceremony started off with
our Principal, sharing about the significance of being a leader. This was followed by testimonies by our outgoing
President as well as our inbound President, sharing about their leadership
journeys. This was followed by the swearing-in of the new President and the EXCO.
Our student leaders pledged to be Leaders who Dare, serving the community with
pride and moral courage.
Northland Commemorates Racial Harmony Day – Singapore: Our Multicultural Mosaic
Secondary 2NT Category A Elective Modules
Every year, our 2NT and 3NT students are given the opportunity to study a Category A Elective Module (EM) at ITE.
The modules are meant to
- broaden the learning experiences of students
- expose them to possible educational progression and career pathways, thereby enabling them to make more informed choices upon graduation from secondary schools.
- discover how the knowledge and skills learnt can be applied to related industries.
Our 2NT students were given the choice to choose between Fitness for Life and (Small Business Operations. The students enjoyed their learning experience at ITE very much and they are looking forward their second stint in Sec 3.
A Northstar Shines… Once Again
Chong Pang Next Top Speaker - Mohammad Azri Rahmat Bin Mohammad Rizal (3A3)
Northland is proud to share that our Northstar, Mohammad Azri Rahmat Bin Mohammad Rizal (3A3) managed to clinch the first placing in the Chong Pang Next Top Speaker!
The public speaking competition is organised by Chong Pang Toastmasters Club and students across secondary schools in Yishun pit their public speaking skills to vie for the title of being Chong Pang Next Top Spealer. Azri’s prepared speech on, “What is life?” and the impromptu speech on, “Internet should be a human right. Discuss.” was dealt with so much verve and confidence and won over the judges. With him earning the title of, ‘Chong Pang Next Top Speaker 2022’, the Challenge Trophy has finally made its way home to Northland after 6 long years. Congratulations to all our Northstars who have participated and a very big thank you to our Starmakers for guiding them.
Northland Speech and Prize-Giving Day – Strive and Strive
On 22 April 2022, Northland had our Speech and Prize-Giving Day, where we recognised and affirmed award winners for their outstanding 2021 achievements and contributions to the school.
In our journey of trying to keep the flame of success alive, our Northstars and Starmakers have put in so much effort. The theme ‘Stride & Strive’ captured how Northstars and Starmakers had worked hard, and their achievements, celebrate this effort. The theme also sought to encourage each other to stride and strive, to continue our pursuit to take everyday challenges in our stride, and strive to attain what we dream of in our life journey. Congratulations to all Northstars and Starmakers!
Learners who Share – An outing to watch Meenah and Cheenah
On 13 May, our teachers brought the Upper Secondary Literature students to Capitol Theatre to watch Meenah and Cheenah, a play staged by Dream Academy. The students were extremely excited as the play was a sweet celebration of the end of the exam season!
The play was about the close friendship of a Chinese and Malay duo, and revealed the racial harmony as well as racial stereotypes that our society perpetuates. Overall, the play was uplifting, hilarious and highly entertaining too.
Here’s what some of our students have to say:
“What I liked about the play was the inside jokes that are relatable to Singaporeans! I also liked the Tik Tok dance breaks as the actors were so cute and the audience cheered loudly for them!” - Joy, 3A1
“I rate the show 10/10. The show was very entertaining and kept me hooked from the start till the end. It really shows the stereotypes and discrimination of the minority in a controversial yet humorous way. I also enjoyed spending time with my peers. Definitely a highlight of my secondary 4 year!“ - Hari, 4R4
Indeed, teachers and students alike were laughing throughout the play! We are already looking forward to the next opportunity to bring the students out for a play.
Northstars Shine! – National Cadet Corps (Land)
Congratulations to our NCC Land cadets for being awarded DISTINCTION in the Unit Recognition Award. Well done Northstars!
Northstars Shine! – National Cadet Corps (Air)
Congratulations to our NCC Air cadets for being awarded DISTINCTION in the Unit Recognition Award. Well done Northstars!
A Northstar Shines! - Alesha Binte Mohamed Shabir from class 1S8
Our school would like to affirm our young and amazingly talented Northstar, Alesha Binte Mohamed Shabir from class 1S8, whose lyrics were chosen to feature in one of the songs from 128 Circle, Gonna Rise Up! 128 Circle is a drama serial featured on Channel 5 which shows the daily lives of hawkers from a food centre, the daily sights and sounds that we, Singaporeans are familiar with and are proud of, and the challenges they face. Alesha’s achievement is also testament that you are never too young for anything and to reach for the skies if you dare! Well done, Alesha!
Northstars Shine! - Girl Guides
Congratulations to our Girl Guides for being awarded the Puan Noor Aishah BRONZE Award. The Puan Noor Aishah Award is a significant award presented to all Girl Guides Units who have fulfilled the criteria set by Girl Guides Singapore to recognise outstanding and effective units. Well done Northstars!
Northstars Shine! – National Police Cadet Corps
Congratulations to our NPCC cadets for being awarded GOLD in the Unit Overall Proficiency Award (UOPA). The UOPA is a benchmark used to rank the NPCC Units in Singapore. It is an annual assessment which comprises of many categories, including the unit administration, enrichments and activities participation, achievement in various competitions and cadets’ promotion and awards. Well done Northstars!
Visit by our Second Minister for Education, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman
Northland Secondary School was graced by a visit from our Second Minister for Education, Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman on 19 April. He officiated the opening of our new Student Recreation Centre, the Nebula and also engaged with some of our Northstars and Starmakers. At the Nebula Student Centre, Dr Maliki was warmly welcomed by our student hosts Ng Chee Yong from class 3A5 and Nur Khaililah Binte Halil from class 3A7.
Nebula Student Centre will be officially opened from Friday, 22 April after our Speech Day celebrations and it promises to be the hottest new place in Northland!
Citizens who Care - Northland commemorates Total Defence Day
Learners who Share - Mother Tongue Languages Fortnight
Northland celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year
Northland celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year on 31 January, which was the eve of the Lunar New Year. This year, the theme for the New Year celebrations is “Roaring with Vitality” or 福虎生风. It signifies the school’s determination to forge ahead in the New Year with vigour and vivacity.
The celebrations started with entertaining performances by the Guzheng Ensemble, Wushu and MCAC. The students then started making their own paper fans and practised the vitality mass dance. The classes were visited by a special guest – the ‘God of Fortune’ who took pains to go to every class to shower them blessings and wishing everyone academic success, health and overall wellness!
Northland celebrates Pongal
Northland Secondary School celebrated Pongal on Friday, 14 January. 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 virtual event seeks to educate our Northstars on the significance of Pongal and the importance about learning about other cultures and practices.
2021 GCE O-Level Results
On Monday 12 January, graduating students from Northland Secondary School received their GCE O-level results. All of them were given a warmly received by our School Leaders and Year Head. After a briefing, the graduating students received their result slips from their respective Form Teachers.
Our top students paid tribute to their family, friends and teachers for being with them in this journey. Wang Jingxi (4R1) recalled how she was welcomed by her teachers and classmates when she first stepped into the school and thanked them for the academic and emotional care and support. So what is the next step for our successful Northstars? Chong Yuan Bang, Li Ao and Tew Kang Yan from 4R1 have set their sights on entering a Junior College while Kiam Jian Joe (4R1) has decided to enter a desired course in the Polytechnic. Hikaru Tan (5R1) would like to do something that suits his interests and strengths
Our Northstars would also like to share some tips with their juniors about preparing for examinations. Kang Yan shared that there are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on yourself. Li Ao (4R1) said, “Learning is never something easy, everyone struggles. However, you should always believe in yourself and never give up. I trust that all of you have the potential to perform even better and make Northland proud!”
START RIGHT! Programme 2022
Northland Secondary School kicked off 2022 with our START RIGHT! Programme to prepare our Northstars for the new school year. START RIGHT! Programme allows our Class Mentors to know their students better and to set collective goals. During bonding sessions, students took the lead in planning and facilitating the team bonding activities and the START RIGHT! lessons also allowed Class Mentors set routines, norms and expectations with students to create a conducive class that is ready for learning.
Teachers' Day Celebrations - Our Heroes
The theme for this year’s Teachers’ Day Celebrations was entitled “Our Heroes”, paying tribute to our educators who are always there for our Northstars, protecting them and imparting them with timeless values. Our day started with our Northstars preparing their personalised renditions of our heroes to be presented to their Form Teachers. This was soon followed by a fun teacher-and-students bonding session. Our highlight, the GEMS Awards paid tribute to our teachers who have gone the extra mile to nurture character and inspire learning. After the concert, the teachers attended an online Zoom tea, entitled A Tea-rific Day to end the celebrations.
Northland celebrates National Day
Northland celebrated our nation’s 56th
Birthday on Friday 6 August. The theme for this year’s celebration is
“Together, Our Singapore Spirit.“ The
theme reminds us of our common Singapore identity and
Singaporeans coming together as one united people. The celebrations started off
with a reduced National Day Observance Ceremony, followed by an educational Virtual
Learning Journey to the Civic District, which reminds us of the contributions
by our forefathers. Our entertaining MCAC also hyped us up with their
enchanting dance moves. This is followed by a fun class activity – e-Harmony
Runway, whereby our Northstars dressed their classmates up as symbolic icons of
Singapore. We ended our e-celebrations with National Day songs that remind us
of our shared sense of values and purpose. Despite Phase 2 restrictions, it was
a day to remember.
Fly Our Flag
Virtual Learning Journey - Civic District
Northland Commemorates Racial Harmony Day – Singapore's diversity is a strength
Northland Secondary School commemorated Racial Harmony Day amidst Phase 2 tightened measures. The day serves to remind ourselves that racial harmony is something we need to continue working hard on and not to take it for granted. We would like to thank the teachers and students who have come forward to star in our special Racial Harmony video, sharing their reflections and generating deep conversations in class during FTGP. Our Northstars were also treated to cultural delicacies during their breaks to savour and appreciate the delights that our different cultures have given us. It was a wonderful day of learning.
Leaders who Dare: Student Leaders Investiture – Empowered Voices
Our student leaders were formally recognised as representatives of the student leadership in Northland on 9 July 2021. The virtual ceremony started off with our SH Leadership explaining the significance of the ceremony and also introduced the new President of the Student Council. This was followed by the swearing-in of the new President and the affirmation of the student leaders in class. Our student leaders also pledged to be Leaders who Dare, serving the community with pride and moral courage.
SPARCLE 2 - Green Earth for Everyone
Northland Celebrates Hari Raya
Northland Secondary School Speech & Prize-Giving Day 2021 – Revitalise!
Northstar Shines! A Leader who Dares – Michelle Lim
Learners Who Share – Secondary 3 CAT A Elective Modules
Learners who Share - CAT A Elective Modules
Northland Celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year
Northland celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year on 11 February, which was the eve of the Lunar New Year. This year, the theme for the New Year celebrations is ‘One Beat One Spirit’. This is to remind students the solidarity of the Northland Family and the importance of being united. The celebrations started with entertaining performances by the Guzheng Ensemble, Wushu and MCAC. The students then started making their own cup drums and practised the ‘One Beat One Spirit’ drumming experience. The classes were visited by a special guest – the ‘God of Fortune’ who took pains to go to every class to shower them blessings and wishing everyone academic success!
Northland Commemorates Total Defence Day
Northland commemorated Total Defence Day on 9 February. Our theme this year is “Together, We Keep Singapore Strong”. The school had arranged a whole suite of experiential learning programmes to remind Northstars that Singapore is worth defending, and we ourselves must defend Singapore. Our Northstars learnt about food rationing and eating simply during difficult times. Our Secondary 1s went through CPR training and our Secondary 2s went to Singapore Discovery Centre to learn more about Military Defence. Our Secondary 3s and Secondary 4s embarked on Virtual Learning journeys and our Secondary 5s learned how to prevent fake news.
Leaders who Dare – ACE Runners
Learners who Share - Experience ITE Programme
Leaders who Dare - NCC Cadets @ Khatib Bongsu Nature Park Kayaking and Engagement Session
A shining Northstar – Chloe Ng (3A2)
Northland celebrates Pongal
Welcome back to school - Start Right 2021
Northland Secondary School welcomed our Northstars back to school and began our Start Right Programme. During these 2 days, Northstars were reminded of the importance of having a sense of gratitude, having a positive mindset and also learning how to take care of their social, emotional, physical, academic and spiritual (SEPAS) wellness. Northstars also had a good time reconnecting with their form teachers and their friends. Our new Secondary 1 Northstars also had the opportunity to know new friends and teachers. The year definitely promises to be an exciting one for our Northstars!
A very special Graduation Day
Teachers’ Day Celebrations
Student Council Investiture 2020
Northland Commemorates Racial Harmony Day
Northland celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2020
Citizens who Care – NSS Safe Reopening
Learners who Share
Northland commemorates Total Defence Day - 14 February 2020
Family Champions (FamChamps) Of Northland Secondary School
Northland celebrates Chinese Lunar New Year
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
Learners who Share - ALP Symposium
Teachers’ Day Celebrations
Leaders who Share - Mayor's North West Networking Session for Schools
Northland Celebrates Singapore's 54th National Day
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
Community Plank Art activity (organised by Nee Soon East CC)
D.A.R.E. Enterprise Education Programme
Mother Tongue Languages (MTL) Fortnight
Shooting for the Stars with our Dads
Northland celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Northland Secondary School Speech & Prize-Giving Day – Forge
SPEECH & PRIZE-GIVING DAY
MAKERS SPACE & THE FORGE
Bestowment Ceremony - Wushu
Bestowment Ceremony – Pipe Band
Northland Secondary School Anti-Drug Week
Arts Showcase – Indian Dance, Malay Dance and MCAC
Arts Showcase – Symphonic Band
Our Girl Guides commemorate World Thinking Day
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.
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.