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Chinese Lunar New Year – Year Of Rooster

January 28, 2017

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit would like to wish all Officers, Instructors and Cadets happiness and prosperity.

While celebrating this festive season, let’s do not forget to take care of our own health. Eat adequately and hydrate ourselves with water as much as possible. May your work go smoothly and enjoy good health in this new year!

HUAT AH

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Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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Happy 50th National Day!

August 9, 2015

9th August, a day where all Singaporeans, regardless of race, language or religion, comes together and celebrate the Nation’s birthday. This year would be even significant, as our country turns 50.

While we are all celebrating and enjoying the jubilee weekends, let’s not forget the hard work our forefathers and fellow Singaporeans had put in, for the peaceful and prosperous Singapore we have today.

Below is a special recording of the Proclaimation of Singapore’s Independence, read by the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew and National Day Message delivered by our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, on 8 August 2015.

“My Fellow Singaporeans,

50 years ago, on this very night, Singapore was on the eve of a momentous change. The Cabinet had already signed the Separation Agreement. The Government Printers were busy printing the Separation Agreement and the Proclamation of Independence in a special Government Gazette. The Commissioner of Police and the Commander of the army units had been told by the Malaysian Government to take orders from the new government the next day. But all this happened in strict secrecy. Our forefathers went to bed oblivious of what was about to happen, still for the time being citizens of Malaysia.

Then morning came. The 9th of August 1965. Our world changed. At 10 a.m., a radio announcer read the Proclamation. Singapore had left Malaysia and would “forever be a sovereign, democratic and independent nation”. The Republic of Singapore was born.

People were apprehensive. No one knew if we could make it on our own. Our economy was not yet viable, much less vibrant. We had practically no resources, and no independent armed forces. Around noon on that first day, Mr Lee Kuan Yew gave a press conference on TV. He broke down halfway, unable to contain his emotions. It was, he said, “a moment of anguish”.

But that moment of anguish turned into a lifetime of determination to forge
a path for this island nation. At the end of the press conference, Mr Lee made a promise to Singaporeans. He said: “We are going to be a multi-racial nation in Singapore. We will set an example. This is not a Malay nation; this is not a Chinese nation; this is not an Indian nation. Everyone will have his place, equal: language, culture, religion.”

From that break, we began building a nation. And what a journey it has been. It started with the first generation of leaders convincing our pioneer generation that Singapore could succeed as a sovereign country. Together, leaders and the people – the lions and the lion-hearted – fought with unwavering determination to secure our foundations. After them, younger generations picked up the baton and took Singapore further.

Year after year, Singapore progressed. Along the way we overcame many problems – the British withdrawal in 1971, the Oil Crisis in 1973, SARS, the Asian Financial Crisis, and then the Global Financial Crisis. We grew our economy and created jobs, built homes, schools, hospitals and parks. We built a nation.

Year after year, we have kept the promises that Mr Lee Kuan Yew made on the 9th of August 1965: that we will be “one united people, regardless of race, language or religion”; that we will always have a bright future ahead of us.

Therefore on our 50th birthday, we have ample reason to celebrate.

Let us celebrate 50 years of peace and security, underwritten by the blood and sweat of generations of NSmen.

Let us celebrate how we turned vulnerabilities into strengths. How a struggling economy with no domestic market made the world our market and created jobs for our people. How without any domestic hinterland, we made PSA and Changi Airport the best in the world. How from being utterly dependent on Johor for water, we turned the whole island into one catchment area, and developed NEWater. How while we had no natural resources, we educated every Singaporean and created opportunities for their talents to thrive. We have proven that together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.

Most of all let us celebrate how we journeyed from Third World to First, as one united people, leaving no one behind. Every citizen has benefitted from Singapore’s progress. Life has improved for all – for Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians; for blue collar as well as white collar workers; for HDB as well as condominium dwellers. We are a nation of home owners. Everyone has opportunities to improve themselves. Everyone can look forward to a brighter future.

At 50 years, as we stand at a high base camp, we look back and marvel how far we have come. We are grateful to those who made it happen.

From this base camp, we can also look forward to new peaks ahead. The journey ahead is uncharted. But we must press on, because we aspire to do better for ourselves and our children.

We know that we will get there, because we will always be there for one another. We are stronger as one people. For example, we instinctively gather to lift a truck to save someone trapped underneath. Even if the music fails, we go on singing the National Anthem with gusto. We are proud of our past and confident of our future. Together we believe in Singapore; together we belong to Singapore; together, we are Singapore.

I am speaking to you from Victoria Concert Hall, a place that holds special significance in Singapore’s history. In 1954, this was called the Victoria Memorial Hall. It was here that Mr Lee Kuan Yew launched the People’s Action Party, and inaugurated the long struggle for a fair and just society. It was here in 1958 that “Majulah Singapura” was first performed. It was at the Padang nearby, after independence, that we held our National Day Parades, and sang “Majulah Singapura” together as a nation.

50 years on, on our Golden Jubilee, we will gather again at the Padang. We will sing “Majulah Singapura” proudly, and recite the National Pledge. We will rejoice in the success of our last five decades, and commit ourselves anew to work together as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion, to build Singapore, so as to achieve happiness, prosperity, and progress for our nation.

Happy 50th National Day! “

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Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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Annual Camp 2015

May 24, 2015

This year the Secondary 3 cadets had been tasked to be in charge of the Annual Camp which was held in Jurongville Secondary School, from 22nd May to 24th May 2015. The objective of the camp is to instill discipline, to further improve on the communication and bonds between the unit and also revisit Singapore’s rich history.

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A morning PT session to start the day right

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Breakfast as a Unit!

The cadets had the opportunity to experience outdoor field cooking. The session had allowed them to step out oftheir comfort zones and bond with one another. Team bonding games like captains ball with water bombs was also conducted to allow the cadets to let their hair down and have fun and at the same time, forging close friendships.

A Heritage trail was also conducted at different areas such as the Kranji War Memorial, Public Utilities Board (PUB), The Reflections @Bukit Chandu. The Sec 3 Cadet Leaders were the tour guides for the trail, which they had to explain the stories behind each individual site. After the trail, a Passing Out Ceremony (POC) was held for the Secondary 4 cadets. The ceremony was to thank the passing out cadets for their service and hard work for Jurongville NPCC Unit. A sumptuous buffet was catered and entertaining performances by the cadets filled the night with joy and laughters.

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The start of the Heritage Trail

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Cadet Leaders being the tour guides of the day

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Jurongville NPCC Unit @ Kranji War Memorial

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Listening attentively to the talk at Reflections @ Bukit Chandu.

Jurongville NPCC Unit hoped that the cadets had an enjoyable time throughout the camp and had also learnt something from the camp. We would also like to wish the passing out cadets all the best in their future endeavors and also work hard for their upcoming exams!

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Passing Out Ceremony 2015

Below are the reflections made by selected cadetsfrom Secondary 2 and 3.

“Through this Annual Camp , i experienced and also learnt alot of things which adds up memories to my life. First of all, i have the chance to forge a positive relationship among most of the members in Npcc . Through activities and communication , i managed to get to know my seniors and juniors alot more better and have a mutual respect for each other . We had fun participating the activities held by our seniors and created beautiful memories together. In a summary , i prefer this year’s annual camp as compared to last year as i enjoyed most of the activities and learnt a tip or two about leading the squad for next year. I really hope to continue in maintaining a positive relationship with each other and doing our best to make Npcc proud!”

-Nur Ili Batrisyia, Secondary 2 cadet.

 

“After the annual camp, I think my squadmates and I had a valuable experience, as we were the ones organizing the camp. Even though we were not really prepared, we still had the opportunity to guide our juniors during field cooking and area cleaning. The hike and visit to Reflections at Bukit Chandu allowed us to gain a deeper understanding on our forefathers’ contributions, and also enabled us to realize how much they have sacrificed for the younger generation. Overall, I feel that this trip was very meaningful and worthwhile. I think the juniors also enjoyed themselves during this camp, evident from the fun they had with one another during the pokemon, running man, and water games.”

Teng Siew Lay, Secondary 3 cadet.

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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National Police Cadet Corps Day 2015

May 7, 2015

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit will like to wish all cadets, instructors and officers Happy NPCC Day. This year we are commemorating the 56th Anniversary. Do share with us your NPCC journey experience via comment on our website.



NATIONAL POLICE CADET CORPS DAY COMMEMORATION, 7 MAY 2015

The National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) was founded on 8 May 1959 with the establishment of a pilot unit in Bartley Secondary School. In May 1985, the first NPCC Day Observance Ceremony was held to commemorate the founding of NPCC. Since then, 7 May, the eve of the founding of NPCC, has been designated as NPCC Day. It is the day where all members of the Corps gather and commemorate the founding of NPCC.

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Chairman, NPCC Council, Associate Professor Stephen Phua

Below is the NPCC Day Message 2015 by Chairman, NPCC Council, Associate Professor Stephen Phua.

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Dear Officers and Cadets of NPCC,

Introduction

1. The National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) has come a long way since its humble beginning in 1959, with the first NPCC unit set up at Bartley Secondary School. NPCC has grown to be one of the largest youth uniformed organisations in Singapore. Today, we celebrate our 56th Anniversary.

Partnership with the Singapore Police Force (SPF)

2. The NPCC collaborates with the Singapore Police Force to promote community safety and security in our community. This enhances the appreciation of the role education plays in promoting security.

3. Through its wide array of programmes, NPCC engages its members to create realistic learning experiences and personal growth to fulfil the Corps’ Mission. In recent years, the Corps has progressively incorporated more Police-based training. This includes the revised Police Knowledge course (in 2012), the Community Safety and Security – Police Youth Ambassador Programme (in 2013), and the Unarmed Tactics course (in 2014). The Corps will also be adding the .38 revolver to the existing .22 shooting experience for our cadets.

4. This year, NPCC cadets can also look forward to the enhanced Crime Scene Investigation (in short CSI) training programme. The new programme incorporates more hands-on experience in crime scene preservation as well the use of fingerprint dusting kits and ultraviolet devices to gather evidence. With the help of qualified trainers, the cadets can look forward to learn about the CSI processes in the SPF.

Moving Forward

5. It is vital for NPCC to build on each success to offer more meaningful and engaging programmes to meet the rising aspirations of our cadets. Therefore, NPCC is gathering members’ feedback on current and new programmes that may be of interest to members. The survey results will help us review existing programmes and design new ones to take the overall NPCC experience to greater heights.

Closing cum Appreciation

6. On behalf of the NPCC Council, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation to the School Leaders, Teacher Officers, Police Officers and volunteers of NPCC for their invaluable contributions and selfless support.

7. With our officers and cadets putting in concerted efforts to further enhance the NPCC learning experiences, I am sure we will make 2015 yet another enriching year for all. I wish all NPCC officers and cadets a happy and meaningful NPCC Day! Thank you.





Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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NPCC Annual Parade 2015

April 18, 2015

The NPCC Annual Parade, also known as NPAP, is a significant annual event held to celebrate NPCC Day. It is a day to honour and affirm the contributions and dedication of the NPCC Youth Movement. It is also a day that, be it current or ex- members of NPCC, would look forward to.

This year, the NPCC Annual Parade was held on 18 April 2015, at the Home Team Academy. 7 cadets from Jurongville NPCC Unit had volunteered to represent the school and the unit in the parade. For weeks, the cadets underwent stringent training under the watchful eyes of Field Instructors from NPCC HQ and also Cadet Inspectors from various Units.

Be it rain or shine, the cadet made an effort to participate and persevered on with the training. Well done to the cadets for their dedication and effort!

Last of all, we also hope that the cadets had made friends from other units and managed to learn more from them.

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Area 18 HRC 2015

April 11, 2015

High Rope Challenge, also commonly known as HRC, is conducted annually at NPCC Camp Resilience, Pulau Ubin. This year, on the 11th March 2015, 4 of our Secondary 4 Cadets participated in Area 18’s High Rope Challenge.

Below is a write-up done up by one of the Secondary 4 Cadet.

It had always been the 4 of us who work together throughout the 4 years. Finally, we had got a chance to experience the Flying Fox, Tunnel, Advance Rope Challenge and the Dangle Duo last Saturday. All these elements not only gave us the chance to experience the thrills of outdoor activities, it also gave us a chance to bond together as a squad, creating beautiful memories. From this experience, we learn how important our friendship is. We will definitely never forget the enjoyable moment we spent as a squad.

– Nor Syafiqa Bte Muhd Ashari, Secondary 4 Cadet.

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Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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Instructors Gathering 2015

January 31, 2015

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit second instructors gathering was held at the National Service Resort and Country Club (NSRCC) on 30th January 2015. The gathering helped to bond all active Jurongville instructors giving them a chance to share and exchange their views in a relaxed environment. As fun, joy and laughter filled in the night, the camaraderie forged through the event proves to be a successful event to start the new year.



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WORK, PLAY, TRAIN, REST, WE ARE THE BEST!!!





Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit