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On 21st October, Area 4 had its Area Games Day. This year, the venue was Catholic High Secondary School and there were different games such as Basketball, Frisbee, Floorball, etc. Once again, during the games, our cadets fought tough and stood tall as they competed in the various events. Some of them eventually emerged victorious as they attained the top 3 positions in their respective events. Our cadets managed to do KCPSS proud once again and will continue to keep up its competitiveness in time to come.
These are some of the awards that our cadets received.
Relay games- 1st Runner-up
Ultimate Frisbee- 2nd Runner-up
Basketball- 2nd Runner-up
Our Secondary 2 and 3 Cadets, attended the Adventure Training Camp(ATC) and Survival Training Camp(STC) from 21 July to 23 July respectively, together with Area 4 schools and Punggol Secondary School. This camp was organised by Area 4 Instructors and was aimed at sharpening the survival and leadership skills of our cadets. Additionally, it allowed cadets to take initiative and bond with cadets from other schools as well. This year, the theme of the camp was occupations. There were a together of 6 groups, Cleaners, Engineers, Lawyers, Doctors, Teachers and Wrestlers. Each group consists of cadets from different schools that were carefully distributed to increase the probability of the cadets seeing new faces.
During the camps, the area’s Secondary 2 cadets had the opportunity to kayak, which was one of the key highlights of ATC. On the other side of Camp Resilience however, the area’s Secondary 3 cadets were tasked to participate in the High Elements Course, which was set up to allow cadets to overcome their fear of heights and to challenge the cadets’ mental and physical capacity.
The campfire was held on the last night to signify the end of the camp. Cadets sang campfire songs and the 6 groups performed in front of the camp. It was an awe-inspiring experience for everyone on the campfire pit as both cadets and instructors sang their hearts out to mark the soon-to-end camp.
By the end of the camp, Syazana made us proud by receiving the Best Female Camper Award. The camp was tiring but at the same time was filled with loads of excitement and adventures. The cadets were had mixed emotions as they left the campsite which had been their home for the past few days.
This year, our secondary 3 and some secondary 2 cadets have participated in the national drill competition held at Home Team Academy (HTA) on 5th August. Our cadets faced tough competition from other schools and did not make it to the top 10. However, this competition opened our cadets’ eyes and has motivated them to work harder next time!
On 1st July 2017, the 26th batch of npcc cadets went through their passing-out-parade. This parade marks the end of the cadet journey for the 26th batch, as well as the passing down of the Kuo Chuan NPCC unit to the 27th batch.
passing-out-parade consisted of two parts:the parade itself, and the ceremony.
All eyes were on the 26th and 27th batch as the parade commander Ron Shammury commenced the parade. Staff Sargeant Tony Evans handed down the drill cane to Ron Shammury, to symbolise the passing down of the unit from the 26th batch to the 27th batch. At the end of the parade, the 26th batch threw their berets high into the sky, to mark the end of their cadet life in npcc.
The ceremony was held in an air-conditioned room, consisting of the secondary one’s singing and the secondary two’s fancy rifle performance. This was followed by a photo montage and hand written notes from the secondary threes. It got even more emotional when the teacher officers and instructors gave their own speeches. The day was ended with the release of the hierarchy and some refreshments.
In May, the members from the Girl Guides, NPCC and NCDCC collaborated to take part in a combined Uniformed Groups Trip for International Experience (TIE). This trip afforded the members a glimpse into the lives of the orphans and children in Cambodia. The members visited local homes and an orphanage where they were taught how to make handicrafts and even taught the traditional Khmer dance. Leading up to the trip, the students tirelessly prepared lessons and activities to engage the students at Preah Ang Trong Primary School where they spent two days interacting with them. The students also visited sites such as the Wat Thmey Killing Field which is notable for serving as one of one of the killing fields during the Khmer Rouge regime in the country. The trip was an eye opening experience experience for the Uniformed Group members who took home with them knowledge of the Cambodian culture and its history.
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This year, our cadets participated in the annual Founder’s Day Parade in Kuo Chuan. Together with the primary school contingents and other uniformed groups, our cadets formed the parade and stood proudly on the parade ground. Many weeks of training have been dedicated for the parade, and many of our cadets have sacrificed much of their time and sweat for the parade as they had to balance their school work with the vigorous training sessions. However, their hard work paid off eventually as the parade went smoothly and everything turned out as rehearsed. Donning their uniforms, our cadets marched with dignity, saluting the Guest of Honour as they made their march past. Overall, it was a pleasant and memorable experience for all the guests and participants of the parade.
From the 16th to 18th March, KCPSS held it annual Unit Camp for its cadets. During the camp, our cadets managed to interact with one another, sharing new experiences with each other as the camp progressed.
One of the key highlights of this year’s unit camp was the inclusion of a fireball for the campfire held on the second night of the camp. This fireball was unlike any other, as it symbolized the creativity and perseverance of our cadets. As it was a tedious process setting up the fireball, many of our cadets struggled at the beginning with the initial structure and design of the fireball. Fortunately, with time and dedication, they managed to get the fireball up and running, and managed to captivate the audience.
This short camp proved to be a fun yet memorable camp for all the cadets and instructors and bonds were built and relationships were strengthened throughout the camp. Though there were many ups and downs, our cadets managed to set aside their differences and get to know one another better. We hoped that this camp was a fruitful one for cadets and that there will be more memorable events like this to come.