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Total Defence Day

Our school commemorated Total Defence Day on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. As 2015 marks 50 years of both Singapore’s Independence and the formation of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), the theme for Total Defence Day this year is ‘Our SAF: Giving Strength to Our Nation’. It serves to remind our pupils that the responsibility of defending Singapore lies not just with the SAF but also with each and every Singaporean.

We had the privilege of inviting ME6 IGNATIUS THAM, Commanding Officer, from 1st Army Maintenance Base to share with our pupils the 5 aspects of Total Defence from a soldier’s perspective. Throughout the week, pupils were engaged in classroom activities to explore the five aspects of Total Defence – Military Defence, Civil Defence, Economic Defence, Social Defence and Psychological Defence. Pupils learnt that despite their age, their participation in Total Defence is important and everyone can and should play a part.