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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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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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Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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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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April 2015 Events

March 30, 2015

Hello Everyone! Some exciting events to look out for in April 2015!

1 April

Speech Day Technical Run (Selected Cadets)

3 April

Good Friday (No training)

10 April

Speech Day Full Dress Rehearsal (Selected Cadets)

11 April

HRC (Sec 4s)

13 April

Uniform Collection (Sec 1s and Sec 3s)

17 April

Speech Day (Selected cadets)

18 April

NPAP Parade (Selected cadets)

20 April

.22 Dry Practice (Sec 3s)

21 April

.22 Classification Shoot (Sec 3s)



Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit

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Area 18 Games day

March 7, 2015

This year, the Area 18 Games Day was held at Commonwealth Secondary School on the 7th March 2015. The Area 18 Games Day aims to build and strengthen the bonds and relationships between the Area 18 families through the means of games and activities.

This year, 11 units participated in the Area 18 Games Day. Apart from Area 18 units such as Hong Kah Secondary, Jurongville Secondary, Hua Yi Secondary, Bukit Batok Secondary, Bukit View Secondary, Fuhua Secondary, Commonwealth Secondary and Shuqun Secondary, we are also glad to have external units like, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Zhenghua Secondary and also Maris Stella High School to support and participant in the games.

The games are carefully planned and arranged by each of the Area 18 units. Besides having fun and winning trophies, our cadets had learnt important values such as, persevering till the games are over, respecting the opponent teams and excel in the games they play. Below are some photos from the event and also reflections by cadets from Secondary 2 and 3.

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Our Cadet Leaders giving a safety briefing and a run through on the rules and regulations.

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Let the games begin!

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Our cadet giving it a go at one of the games station.

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“1….2…PULL!”

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Concentrating…

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Highest jumper wins!

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“I must catch it!”

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Teamwork at play

And lastly...a group photo!

And lastly…a group photo!

“I think that Area 18 games day was a rare opportunity for all the cadets as it is only held annually. As a Secondary 3 cadet leader, we challenged ourselves by stepping out of our comfort zone, organising relay for Area 18 games day 2015 and dodgeball for 2014. I participated in the captains ball, and I realized that even though it was just a game but surprisingly, it required a lot of our perseverance, sportsmanship, skills and teamwork. The event was being held under hot sun which required us to be perseverance and we were played against strong opponent which required us to have strong teamwork, sportsmanship and skills. When the game had started, we managed to pass the ball a few times before the other team intercepted and snatched the ball and hereafter scored a point. However, we did not give up and we gave a pat to our teammates’ shoulders to encourage each other. Unfortunately, we did not managed to get to the second round which was disappointing for all of us. After the events, our seniors encouraged and comforted us. Whereas, for the other games, our cadets displayed wonderful sportsmanship and defeated other strong competitors to win an award for the event. In conclusion, I think that I have learnt many useful stuff and indeed, had a lot of fun during the Area 18 Games Day. I am already counting down for the next Area Games Day!”

– Sharon Ng Xue Ting, Secondary 3 cadet.

“ To me, playing games with my NPCC unit have enabled me to bond with them , alongside with units from other schools too! Playing these games competitively has helped me create a strong sense of friendly rivalry between each school participating in this Games Day. Which can help us as a whole Area 18 to help bond with each other. I have also realized the importance to have such a bonding session as NPCC not only is a CCA which acts as ambassadors for the Singapore Police Force, but we are also a one whole uniform group who upholds one common goal and motto. So as NPCC members, we naturally must develop a further and stronger sense of values and friendship to be able to further excel.”

Chang Jun Wen, Secondary 2 cadet.

Jurongville Secondary School NPCC Unit