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85th Anniversary Celebrations - "Celebrating with a Heart" (1932-2017)

This year, the school celebrates a key milestone of 85 years in educating generations of pupils. From our humble beginning of 10 pupils in the premises of a temple along Upper Jurong Road, we have developed into a well-equipped and modern school of 1400 pupils. Today, we deliver a variety of meaningful learning experiences that support our pupils’ growth, interests and learning needs as we continue in our mission to nurture minds and build character.

The theme – “Celebrating with a Heart” – reflects our acknowledgement of the community’s support and partnership over the years. As we celebrate our anniversary, everyone – pupils, staff and stakeholders – is encouraged to ‘give back’ to the community in meaningful ways. Several initiatives have been implemented since the launch of our anniversary celebrations in September 2016 and more will be completed this year. 

There are 3 platforms for our celebrations: 

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Tree of Stars

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This fund-raising supports programmes for residents of two nursing homes, NTUC Health Nursing Home and St. Joseph’s Home. A target is set as $31 025, a symbolic figure for the occasion. It is the total derived from a dollar a day for 85 years of collaboration between the community and the school. 

For every dollar contributed, a strip of coloured paper is provided to be folded into a paper star. The contributor will then drop it into bottles suspended from an art installation named the “Tree of Stars”. It stands proudly in the school foyer, reminding all to spare a thought for those in the community who need care and love. 

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85 Kind Acts


The entire school comprising of school staff, pupils, parents, alumni and stakeholders contributes time and resources to carry out 85 kind acts that engage the community and benefit the less privileged. To date, the school has accomplished many kind acts with varying degrees of impact. A photographic summary of completed kind acts is displayed at the school foyer to affirm everyone’s efforts. (Click here for more details of the kind acts.)

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85th Anniversary Carnival

Over 3000 guests comprising current and former pupils, parents and staff are set to attend this fun and nostalgic event. In addition, residents of NTUC Health Nursing Home and St. Joseph’s Home, our two partners for the anniversary celebrations, will join in the festivities. Visitors can look forward to:

      • Interactive games and a food fair;
      • An exhibition of the school’s efforts in engaging the community in the past and present, and our plans for the future; and
      • A concert displaying the talents of pupils, staff and Parent Support Group member

Ex-Xingnanians are welcome to join us!  

85th Anniversary Carnival 
Guest of Honour: Mr Gan Kim Yong
Minister for Health and Advisor for Choa Chu Kang GRC

Date: 29 July 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 4 to 7 p.m.
Venue: Xingnan Primary School

Come with us on a journey through time and learn about the school’s community engagement efforts by viewing the photographic installations at our exhibition. Then, take a break and indulge in local delicacies or try your hand at the fun and interactive game stalls with prizes to be won. To complete your experience, there will be concert performances by pupils and staff. 

Please take note of the following information if you plan to celebrate the occasion with us:

a) Entry to the 85th Anniversary Carnival on 29 July 2017 will be based on a security wristband provided by the school. 
b) Ex-Xingnanians who wish to join us for the carnival will need to register here. Your particulars will be recorded. A security wristband and food coupons will be reserved for you. Both items will be issued free of charge and are strictly not for sale.

Collection of wristbands and food coupons will be on 29 July 2017 from 4.00 p.m. onwards.

c) For the safety and enjoyment of all participants, the school would like to seek your cooperation in wearing the wristband and displaying it prominently on your wrist. The wristband must be worn throughout your stay in the school grounds.