To develop students as socially responsible citizens, through learning and application of school values, knowledge and skills while contributing meaningfully to the community.
A gracious society who cares for the community and environment
To promote community and environmental awareness and engagement
Care & Concern(for others & environment), Self-discipline, Resilience
1. Identify and understand community issues;
2. Grow in empathy for their community and fellow Singaporeans;
3. Learn, reflect and share values from their learning experiences;
4. Appreciate their role as concerned citizens and active contributors to community causes and issues.
Values in Action (VIA) are learning experiences that support students’ development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to the community, through the learning and application of values, knowledge and skills. It places focus on students acquiring values. It encourages students to identify and understand community issues, initiate action with their peers to make a difference to the lives of others. NTSS has a structured and developmental Values Action (VIA) programme, centred around the school value of Care and Concern. Each level works on exhibiting the value of Care and Concern on a specific theme:
Sec 1: Care and Concern for the School
Beginning with simple projects like ‘Groom Classroom’ competition, in which students take ownership in creating a conducive learning space in their own classrooms and a minirecyling project within the school at Sec 1, our students learn to show appreciation for their school community first and foremost.
Sec 2: Care and Concern for the Environment
At Secondary 2, students then start to venture out into the community, to help increase awareness of recycling among the residents living in the nearby estates, by collecting recyclables from house to house, communicating the important of environmental conservation and working together as a class towards a common goal.
Sec 3/4/5: Care and Concern for the Community
At the upper secondary levels, our VIA programme aims to increase the students’ awareness to various community needs and issues, through community partnerships. The upper secondary students learn about service learning, a tool that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a real-life learning experience while meeting societal needs.
These partnerships provide opportunities for our students to identify community needs, plan suitable projects to meet these needs, and execute them, Their learning experiences are consolidated though pre-service and post service reflections to ensure a meaningful experience for both students and accompanying teachers
Entertaining the children with stories
Cleaning up of external spaces
Teaching students the concept of time
Connecting to the elderly through heartfelt sharing