Please click for Secondary 3 Subject Combination 2014 Allocation Information
Media Computing Competition Prize Presentation at ITE College West
The Media Computing Competition is organised by Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD), Sciences Branch, Computer Education Unit since 2012. This is the first year we are participating in this annual event. This year’s theme was on ‘Sports’ for the Upper Secondary game making category .
Muhammad Fadhil B Yazid from Love 3-1, represented the school in this category with his own creation titled ‘Hockey’. In 2013, there were 86 entries where 10 were awarded Bronze, 10 awarded Silver and 10 awarded Gold. We are proud to share that Fadhil won the Silver award for our maiden participation! We hope that Navalites will be inspired by Fadhil’s perseverance and determination and continue to produce outstanding results.
Reflections on my involvement in National Library Board 2013 READ! Singapore Youth Book Selection Committee
Left photo: Sarah receiving recognition from Assoc Prof Dr Yaacob Ibrahim , Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs
"READ! Singapore is an initiative by the National Library Board (NLB) to encourage the community at large to read and share the joy of reading, and create a vibrant reading culture in Singapore. Since 2005, eight books and short stories from our four official languages are selected annually for READ! Singapore. Hence it was an honor for me indeed, to be given the opportunity to be a member of the 2013 READ! Singapore Youth Book (English & Malay Language) Selection Committee.
The committee members met twice a month since July 2012 to discuss and shortlist books and stories by our local writers. Despite my hectic schedule, I attended all meetings and participated actively in all the activities. I put in the special effort to spend my precious weekends on this initiative because of the interesting new things I get to learn and I really looked forward to every meeting.
It was an enjoyable and enriching experience to be part of the READ! Singapore. Apart from learning more about books and making new friends, I also got to meet and interact with four authors of the books the committee selected.
Although I’m busy preparing for my O Levels this year, I’m very glad that I could manage my time well and at the same time be committed to this reading initiative. All the effort paid off when I received a Certificate of Appreciation for being a Youth Book Selector from Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information at the official launch of 2013 READ! Singapore on 7th June this year.
It was indeed a valuable and memorable experience for me and I hope to be part of this initiative again!"
Nur Sarah Mohd Yusof
2013 NYP Science and Technology Challenge
Winners of the Science and Technology Challenge
On 17 Oct, 40 Sec 3 express students took part in the yearly science and technology challenge organised by NYP. Our school clinched 3 awards namely, Team Innovation Award for Hybrid Boat, Team Innovation Award for radio-controlled aircraft and 1st runner up for Catapult shooting.
Navalites participate in Singapore's National Day Parade (2013)
We are proud to share that three Navalites participated in Singapore's National Day Parade (2013) this year.
1) Toh Liu Hui 2E2
2) Nurin Danisha Bte Md Rosli 2E2
3) Nurfitah Sari Bte Mohamed Noh (Reserved) 2E3
This year is extra special as our NBSS Alumnus, Lim Shan Shan
who joined Young Adult wing of Girl Guides served as the Contingent Commander for Girl Guides contingent.
Compassion Fund Share-a-meal Programme
We are pleased to inform you that two classes- Int 3-4 and Hope 3-2 led in a fund raising programme for the Compassion Fund Share-a-meal programme and our school raised a total of $1165.40 this year.
The funds raised will go towards helping needy students who are facing a family crisis due to a death, major illness or an accident in the family. Last year, the organisation had a total of 146 students who benefitted from the Compassion Fund which provides immediate interim funding to help the families tide over the crisis.
Thank you Navalites for making a difference in the lives of these students and their families!
Navalites volunteer at Breast Cancer Foundation
Congratulations to Hazwani for being selected for Dance Talent Development Programme
What did you learn during Phase 1 of the Dance Talent Development Programme (DTDP)?
I learnt a variety of dance such as Chinese, Malay and Indian dance, Contemporary dance and also Ballet during Phase 1 of the DTDP. I have never heard of contemporary dance before the programme and I had to learn the basics of it, which was not easy. I have learnt the different meanings behind different kinds of movements and also the art of integrating martial arts like silat into dance. It was a great experience learning about histories of different types of dance and execution of dance moves.(Read more)
SHINE 2013 was a resounding success,
with the synergetic collaboration between teachers and Navalites catalysing mesmerising performances before a truly meaningful backdrop.
The NBSS School Community thank our Guest of Honour Mrs Ong-Ooi Giok Tin, Superintendent North 2 School Cluster, Ministry of Education, distinguished guests and well wishers for supporting our first ever public showcase of visual and performance arts.
We are proud to acknowledge our talented gemstones (students) who were cut and polished to SHINE during the event by our master craftsmen (teachers and instructors). Thank you for providing an exemplary demonstration of 'Stout Hearts, Brave Deeds'.
NBSS Team wins Outstanding Project Award 2013 in Republic Polytechnic Scientific Thinking Programme (STP) 2013
The NBSS Team competed with 50 other STP teams from other prestigious schools for the top five most outstanding award. Each outstanding team will receive certificates, plaque and $200 Popular vouchers during the award ceremony on 28 June. After six months of hard work and preparation, our team was awarded the Outstanding Project Award!
Our project title Effects of Household Wastewater on Plant Growth is to investigate the effectiveness of household wastewaters against a commercial fertilizer on plant growth.
This achievement is impossible without the dedication of our students and teachers. The students involved are Gerald Tay and Toh Siew Tin from Integrity 3-1 and Karina Chua, Tristan Chia and Justyne Siao from Integrity 3-2. Special thanks to our teachers for their advises and support, Ms Lee XF, Mrs Chee, Ms Boon, Mr Kong, Mdm Sakinah, Ms Ma XY, Mdm Koh and Mrs Tan YY (our very own horticulture expert).
Congratulations to Karteek s/o Selvakumar (Love 3-1) from Sepaktakraw CCA for successfully being selected to represent the Singapore Schools Team in the 5th ASEAN Schools Games 2013. He will be leaving for Hanoi, Vietnam, from 22nd to 30th June 2013. We wish Karteek and the Singapore School Team members all the best in the competition!
Congratulations to our Uniformed Groups for sustaining GOLD awards!
Enitamur In Altiora!
National Cadet Corps
Best Unit Competition
Gold Award, 2009 - 2012
National Police Cadet Corps
Unit Overall Proficiency Award
Gold Award, 2010 - 2012
Puan Noor Aishah Award
Gold Award, 2011-2012
St John's Ambulance Brigade
Gold Award, 2010 - 2012
Read stories on how the Uniformed Group has impacted our Navalites in helping them to achieve successes!
CAREER DAY 2013 (27 MARCH) - slides on Pathways after O levels
2014 Sec 3 Subject Combination Information Slides (15 March 2013)
SCHOOL ASSEMBLY REMINDERS ON ROAD SAFETY (Thu 31 Jan 2013)
Library Club members place 3rd in regional Prove-It! competition
Four Library Club members (Priyanka Maurya d/o Ramesh C, Ong Xuan Rong and Vivian Hung Meng Yun from Hope 3-1, and Kesshini d/o Ramesh Kumar) competed in the Prove-It! competition organised by National Library Board.
In the fast-paced competition involving 63 teams from other schools, the Library Club members had to research the answers to thirty questions and use multiple sources to prove their answers within one hour..........
KITSON LOW (INTEGRITY 2-2)- YOUNGEST VOLUNTEER AT OBS CAMP FOR YOUTHS WITH INTELLECTUAL & PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
Kitson Low rendered his help during the recent March Holidays, from Wednesday to Friday (20-22 March 2013), as the youngest volunteer at Outward Bound Singapore camp for youths with intellectual and physical disabilities.
When Kitson’s mum told him about such a volunteer act, he decided to help as he felt that he could make a difference in someone’s life and give them the attention that they need. He wanted to take part in such volunteer acts first so that he can inform his fellow classmates about his experience and influence them in attending any future camps with him.
He was in charge of taking care of two students who were 10 years old and 16 years old. During an excursion to Pulai Ubin, Kitson had to help them get used to the new environment and make new friends. He patiently tried to get the students to communicate with him and share their thoughts.
After the camp, Kitson learnt that those with special needs are just as similar in thoughts as him and all they needed was some special attention. He is glad that he participated in the camp and would want to take part in such volunteer acts again as it was an enriching experience for him. (Read more)
Kelvin Chua (Hope 3-1) receives Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD) Youth Aspiration Award
The SPD Youth Aspiration Award aims to inspire talented youths with physical disabilities to pursue their interests outside of the academic arena. The award provides a grant of up to $5,000 per recipient to be used in the year to develop a talent, and covered such expenses as training sessions and equipment purchase. It is offered to students from secondary to university levels who wish to further their interests/talents in visual and performing arts, sports and community service.
Due to cancer, Kelvin had his left leg amputated when he was seven years old. At nine years old, he underwent surgery to remove a portion of his lungs due to cancer relapse. He now has a prosthetic limb to help him walk. Despite his disability, he was persuaded to attend Secondary Two level camp in February 2012, and he participated in most of the activities. He is also an active member of the Table Tennis Club, and hopes to one day be on the school’s team. Kelvin is a good natured boy and has resilience. There was once when someone made fun of him and the teacher reprimanded the classmate, but Kelvin brushed it off and was not upset. Highly responsible, he discharged his duties as the class's Vice Chairperson diligently and responsibly. Kelvin is definitely a good role model for Navalites and a most deserving recipient of the 2012 Edusave CHaracter Award (ECHA)... (Read more)
(Kelvin featured in my schoolbag)
From Captain's Deck (Principal's Messages)
2012 has been another memorable and positive year for Navalites and the school community. We had decided on the school theme WE CARE which became a weaving thread that provided coherent focus for the school’s work in the course of the year. The values-based theme functioned as an anchoring reminder of what was important & significant as we went about our daily school activities in the past year. A year-theme enabled our school’s values, mission & vision to be expressed in a refreshing way and would entrench the culture of character building in NBSS. We are therefore glad that a survey of graduating Navalites in September indicated that three-quarters of them felt that the theme WE CARE had guided them in their actions ......
School Theme 2013
STOUT HEARTS BRAVE DEEDS!
Sec 1 Parents’ Talks (4 Jan 13)
- Click here for slides of Principal’s Talk to Sec 1 Parents on 4 Jan 13 evening
- Click here for slides of Dean CCA’s Talk to Parents on 4 Jan 13 evening
Sec 1 Registration 2013 (20 Dec 2012)
here for slides of Principal's Talk to Sec 1 Parents on 20 Dec 2012 morning
Sec 1 Parents provided very positive feedback for our Sec 1 Registration processes (Click
to read feedback)
GCE 'O' Level Examination 2012 Results Highlights
GCE 'N' Level Examination 2012 Results Highlights
Information on Polytechnic Foundation Programme 2013
Naval Base Secondary School
Congratulations to our 'O' Level Graduates!
Academic Value Added (Express) - Bronze 2010
Academic Value Added (Normal) - Bronze 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012
We are re-certified for the
Sustained Achievement Award (Lotus) 2012
in affirmation for NBSS's continuous emphasis on environmental education and instilling values as well as habits of environmental protection in students and staff.
Naval Base Secondary School
is awarded the
2012 School of Promise Certificate
by the USA-based
International Alliance of Invitational Education.
An inviting school is one that values and respects students and staff.
Evidence include being inviting in the 5Ps of
People, Policies, Processes, Programmes & Places
AN INSPIRATION TO NAVALITES
Mr Adam Ng Kok Seng
NBSS Alumnus (Class of 1997)
Associate Director, Portfolio Management
Temasek International Pte Ltd
Guest of Honour for Graduation Day 2012
10 October 2012
Mr Adam Ng is a good example to all Navalites that being in the Normal Academic course.is no barrier to life success. He obtained his O levels in NBSS, took the ‘A’ levels at ACJC, and graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the Nanyang Technological University. Starting his career as an accountant with Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte Ltd, he is now responsible for managing $21 billion value creation opportunities in the Temasek portfolio companies. Wanting to contribute to his alma mater, he has joined the NBSS Alumni Association as well as the School Advisory Committee. He is indeed a role model of the Caring Citizen Future Leader.
The team’s winning entry, Aspirations, is interpreted as follows:
With hope, optimism and courageous action, we can determine what is to be.
But the exact form of the future remains intangible, somewhat like shadows which entice us with intriguing silhouettes but take no concrete forms.
There could be infinite possibilities, represented metaphorically by the myriad forms of ceramic trees.
We congratulate our Sepaktakraw team for sustaining their achievements!
National Top 8 (2011)
C Divison Boys Zonal Top 4 (2009 – 2012)
Reunion Gathering of Sec 5 Class of 1997 @ Legacy (01 Sept 2012)
Sec 5 Class of 1997 with their former Principal and teachers
The NBSS Secondary 5 Class of 1997 had a re-union gathering at Legacy on 1 Sep 2012. About 50 to 60 alumni attended the function, some with spouses and their children.
The former 17-year old teenagers had transformed into confident 32-year old adults contributing to the community in various sectors of society.
"I am thankful to the school for giving me a chance to complete my education and to have met a group of close friends"
- Ng Beng Lee (NBSS Alumnus, Class of 1997)
"I had a great time in NBSS and it has been great to see the school transformed to what it is today"
- William Lim (NBSS Alumnus, Class of 1997)
"I am thankful to NBSS. I love the teachers and the group of friends I have made"
- Koh Tong Shen (NBSS Alumnus, Class of 1997)
"The time spent in NBSS had been the happiest part of my life"
- Nadine Wang (NBSS Alumnus, Class of 1997)
This is a mammoth 38-metre wall installation by Navalites, Staff, School Advisory Committee and Partners (Parents, Alumni, Residents of Nee Soon South Constituency and Well-Wishers). It is the epitome of our creativity, collaboration, harmony and joy in art creation. Installed on the long wall between the school gates, this ceramic mural is also an expression of our strong belief that art is for everyone to appreciate and inspire – hence our desire to spread our love and passion with our Yishun community.
Enthused by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night and Antonio Gaudi’s mosaic art, Our Community incorporates the rich physical and natural landscape of Yishun – Skyline during the day and night, HDB blocks, flora and fauna. Mr Yew San Ho, Vice-Chairman of the School Advisory Committee, sponsored cement for the installation.
Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, Advisor to Nee Soon South Grassroots Organisations and special guest for our Art & Food Fair 2012, unveiled Our Community on Saturday 30 June 2012. The art piece is a work in progress and there will be more delightful additions in the coming weeks.
NBSS 38 metres ceramic long wall
"Our Community" featured on Xin Ming Newspaper
Art and Food Fair 2012
Held in conjunction with Achievement Day 2012 on Saturday 30 June 2012, the fair seeks to deepen character and citizenship education through providing more opportunities for Navalites to demonstrate care for the community. Secondary 1, 2 and 3 classes set up art and craft, food as well as games stalls to raise $15,288 for the Nee Soon South Community Development and Welfare Fund which supports the needy residents of the constituency. Parents also supported by setting up a jumble sale stall.