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Total Defence Day

Objective(s) of Activity/Event

      1.     Learn about the six aspects of Total Defence.

      2.    Acquire basic knowledge on how they can play a part in 
     keeping Singapore strong. 

      3.    Learn the importance of working in unity to defend Singapore.

Date(s) of Activity/Event

15 February 2019

Venue of Activity/Event

Punggol Cove Primary School  


The theme for Total Defence Day 2019 was “Together We Keep Singapore Strong”. 


For this year, apart from learning about the existing five pillars of Total Defence, students learnt about 
the new sixth pillar of Total Defence, Digital Defence, as they watched the video message from the 
Minister of Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen. In addition, students learnt about the importance of working together 
in unity, as a Singaporean citizen and resident, to defend Singapore.


        ·       Primary One students focused on Civil Defence and learnt about the importance of preparing a Ready 
       Bag. They were also taught on how to pack for a Ready Bag in case of an emergency.


        ·       Primary Two students focused on Military Defence which included the role of National Service, 
       evolving around the elements of “care” and “resilience”.


        ·       Primary Three students learnt how they can contribute and strengthen Social Defence so 
       that Singaporeans and residents may live together harmoniously.


        ·        Primary Four students discussed how Psychological Defence is crucial to the unity of Singapore.


Although our students may be young, they understood how they can help to keep Singapore strong
by playing their part for the country.  


One of the school experiences that we impart to the students is the fire-drill exercise that was held on 
14 February 2019. It demonstrated the importance of taking care of one another in times of crisis. 
Students are aware of the importance of remaining calm and following instructions clearly. Evacuation to 
the school parade square was done quickly and orderly, thanks to the teamwork of teachers and students!

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