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National Education (NE)

National Education (NE)

National Education (NE) framework

Our Unity’s National Education (NE) framework is guided by the Six NE Messages and is symbolized by the image of a house to help the students to remember that Singapore will always be their home and that they should stay rooted to our country. NE in Unity is anchored on the school core values, and underpinned by the principles of the 3Hs – Head, Heart & Hands. Through NE in the school, every student can be developed as a Unitian with a sense of national pride, who embrace diversity and who have the commitment to serve the nation with civic responsibility.

National Education Messages

1. Singapore is our homeland; this is where we belong.  
We treasure our heritage and take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
2. We must preserve racial and religious harmony.
We value our diversity and are determined to stay a united people.
3. We must uphold meritocracy and incorruptibility. 
We provide opportunities for all, according to their ability and effort.
4. No one owes Singapore a living. 
We find our own way to survive and prosper, turning challenge into opportunity. 
5. We must ourselves defend Singapore.
We are proud to defend Singapore ourselves, no one else is responsible for our security and well-being.
6. We have confidence in our future.
United, determined and well-prepared, we have what it takes to build a bright 
future for ourselves, and to progress together as one nation.

Themes for NE Core Events

The school has its own NE themes aligned to the Leadership Learning framework which guide the commemoration for each of the four NE core events:

Total Defence Day:
Lead our Country with Integrity, Defend our Homeland with Commitment
International Friendship Day:
Respect Differences, Build Bonds with Other Nations 
Racial Harmony Day:
Serve Others with Compassion, Respect All as One People
National Day:
Singapore Inspires, Perseveres against All Odds

NE Learning Journeys

NE learning journeys which are aligned to the specific CLD level outcomes are also planned for the students. These learning journeys include:

1.      ‘Gems of Katong’ trail (Self) for the Secondary 1 students,

2.      Kranji Heritages (Community) for the Secondary 2 students, and

3.      Learning journey to Singapore Discovery Centre (Nation) for the Secondary 3 students.

Through National Education, we aim to instil a sense of pride and nationalism in the students and develop them into leaders of self and leaders of others.