On Monday, 23 July 2018, we invited a few of our alumni to speak to the graduating students on their National Service experiences.
The response was quite positive. The students were engaged and most were genuinely interested in finding out more about NS life.
The Alumni were asked about a variety of things related from pre-enlistment procedures and preparation, to life during BMT and friendships formed during National Service.
Our Alumni is Awesome
I think what is most heartening is to see our former Greendale students turning into fine young adults, and good role models for our current students:
Eng Junjie, Class of 2010
Junjie is an NCC alumni who served for several years as a cadet officer. He continued his passion for the military and is currently a regular in the Singapore Armed Forces as an Army Intelligence officer. At the moment, he is also with our dance students every Saturday as a liaison officer for NDP.
Xavier Lee, Class of 2012
Xavier is currently a regular in the Singapore Police Force. He was offered a scholarship while in Polytechnic which paid for his polytechnic education. He is doing well in his career as a part of the Ground Task Force team and besides his regular police duties he is also part of the career advisory team in the force and hold career talks for aspiring policemen. Xavier came straight from his night shift to be with us for the sharing!
Duncan Quek, Class of 2012
Duncan went to polytechnic after Greendale, and just finished serving his Full Time NS obligations this year in the Guards Formation. He will be starting his university studies at NTU Accountancy this year. Like Xavier, Duncan was a Student Leader when he was in Greendale and shared with me that he learnt a lot of valuable skills from his experiences there that served him well as part of the Greendale Alumni as well as during his poly education.
To the Teachers who have taught these students before, thank you for helping them develop into fine gentlemen!
Mr Mohamed Shahmir Anwar
Teacher-in-Charge, Greendale Alumni
Subject Head, National Education