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Our Compass

The EVG Compass refers to a collection of key concepts and ideals that define the distinctive characteristics of the school. The elements include the school vision, mission, values, motto, school pledge, school song and the Values Document for Staff and Values Document for Students.

Evergreen Secondary School - Our Choice, Our Home





A dynamic school that thinks and cares


We nurture citizens of character with the passion to contribute and excel


Aspire & Achieve



  • An EVGian demonstrates self-respect and respect for others because he believes that everyone is intrinsically worthy of respect.
  • He respects the school, community and nation to which he belongs and abides by the rules and laws.
  • He respects the diverse cultures, religions and languages of our multicultural society.
  • He values and enhances the harmony of our multicultural society.



  • An EVGian demonstrates honesty in his actions and has the moral courage to stand up for what is right.
  • An EVGian values the importance of integrity in public life and understands the importance of integrity to the success of Singapore.



  • An EVGian demonstrates care and commitment in his actions because he has a deep sense of responsibility to himself, his family, his school, his community, his nation and the world.



  • An EVGian demonstrates resilience, perseverance, adaptability and resourcefulness when he faces challenges and constraints.


Values undergird the school's policies and actions.

In the following pages, actionable behavior demonstrating each Value is mapped against the 6 pillars of EVG’s CCE Framework:

  • National Education
  • Guidance and Wellness
  • Positive Discipline
  • Instructional Programmes
  • CCAs
  • Leadership Education



Actionable Behaviour (What does RESPECT look like?)

National Education

  1. Singing the National Anthem and reciting the National Pledge with pride. (Standing at attention, singing loudly, not talking/joking)
  2. Singing the School Song and reciting the School Pledge with pride. (Standing at attention, singing loudly, not talking/joking)
  3. Showing appreciation of the uniqueness and beauty of every culture (dance, art forms, food and festivals)
  4. Keeping our environment clean and green. (Conserving scarce resources by recycling, not littering, switching off lights/fans/air-con when leaving the room, using school facilities with care)
  5. Showing respect and care for the community.

Guidance and Wellness

  1. Respecting oneself as a valuable and unique person with a positive self-image.
  2. Respecting others:
  • Greeting school staff, peers and visitors politely.
  • Listening actively and responding in a reasonable manner to others’ perceptions and views
  • Speaking politely. (Saying “Please”, “Thank you”, “Sorry”)
  • Expressing opinions with sensitivity (e.g. online behaviour that demonstrates respect)
  • Respecting the personal space and property of others

Positive Discipline

  1. Respecting our Environment:
  • Keeping environment inside / outside of school litter free
  • Returning used utensils in the canteen
  • Consuming food and drinks only in the canteen
  • Taking good care of (i.e. not vandalizing) school property
  • Returning all equipment (e.g. in kitchen, laboratories, D & T room) to their rightful places
  1. Respecting People
  • Respecting school rules, school attire and following all reasonable instructions by the staff of the school
  • Being mindful of causing disturbances in corridor, in classroom, etc, as we move from one venue to another within the school
  • Listening attentively while others are speaking (in class, during assembly, group work, CCA sessions etc),
  • Being patient with peers and giving others an opportunity to finish speaking before reacting
  • Listening, understanding and appreciating before responding
  • Being courteous to teachers, visitors and peers

      -   Greeting teachers

      -   Greeting visitors to the school

      -   Not resorting to vulgarity, name calling or verbal abuse of others

      -   Taking the initiative to offer assistance to others (e.g. offering help to teachers in carrying things, giving directions to visitors)

  • Being sensitive to the sentiments of others, being objective and tactful in discussions / conversations
  • Seeking to explain to (or seeking an explanation from) the teacher at an appropriate time
  • Borrowing only with permission

Instructional Programmes ( Physical Education & Aesthetics)

  1. Being mindful about the safety of self and others when engaging in physical activities
  2. Valuing personal health and fitness.
  3. Uphold self-respect by showing determination to succeed in the face of challenges/ adversity.
  4. Being mindful of responding respectfully in learning environments as collaborative and self-directed learners.


  1. Greeting teachers, coaches, seniors and peers.
  2. Adhering to the rules and regulations of the CCA/competition.
  3. Demonstrating sportsmanship – being gracious to opponents before and after a competition, whether you win or lose.
  4. Taking care of the equipment and environment – returning the equipment in original condition, and ensuring that the training venue remains clean and usable.
  5. Being sensitive to differences in opinions, beliefs, ability levels – avoiding making hurtful or insensitive comments
  6. Acknowledging fellow team members’ contributions and efforts.

Leadership Education

Building bonds with all:

  1. Being considerate towards the different abilities, feelings and viewpoints of others (in class, CCA, etc.)
  2. Recognising the contributions of others and giving them due credit. Celebrating successes
  3. Recognising that everyone has a part to play
  4. Working cooperatively with others
  5. Giving encouragement and constructive feedback
  6. Speaking and responding respectfully to all students even in challenging circumstances



Actionable Behaviour (What does INTEGRITY look like?)

National Education

  1. Having the moral courage to speak up for what is right.
  2. Having the moral courage to right what is wrong. (Responsible decision making)
  3. Understanding the importance of Singapore’s formula for success, which is founded on integrity.

Guidance and Wellness

  1. Being honest and responsible in word and deed
  2. Admitting mistakes and having the courage to face the consequences of one’s actions
  3. Having the moral courage to influence peers to act with integrity
  4. Completing all assignments without copying others’ work.
  5. Saying what we mean and meaning what we say to all (e.g. keeping our promises, saying what we believe)

Positive Discipline

  1. Doing the right thing at all times:
  2. Being honest e.g. reporting errors in marking even if this means a deduction in marks for ourselves
  3. Having the moral courage to tell peers that they are doing something wrong (instead of looking the other way or joining them)
  4. Having the courage to admit to wrongdoings and accepting responsibility and consequences (e.g. not offering weak excuses for being late)
  • Not cheating during tests / exams,
  • Not passing off the work of others as our own,
  • Not stealing

Instuctional Programmes ( Physical Education & Aesthetics)

  1. Having a true understanding of one’s own fitness level, and recognizing that there are no short cuts to success.
  2. Recognising personal strengths and weaknesses and accepting constructive feedback from teachers, coaches and seniors for improvement.


  1. Being honest and playing fair during competitions.
  2. Giving credit where it is due. Claiming credit for self only when one deserves it.
  3. Having the moral courage to tell the truth.
  4. Being accountable and taking responsibility for one’s actions, as well as the team’s actions.

Leadership Education

  1. Role-modelling school values for our peers.
  2. Influencing and inspiring the right behavior at all times.
  3. Giving credit for work done by others.
  4. Choosing the morally right solution instead of the convenient solution.
  5. Carrying out our responsibilities in a responsible and fair manner.



Actionable Behaviour (What does COMMITMENT look like?)

National Education

Understanding the importance of abiding by the laws to build a safe & secure Singapore for all:

  1. Participating actively in school CIP, Service Learning & school-wide programmes
  2. Providing suggestions and feedback for school improvement.

Guidance and Wellness

  1. Being responsible for one’s own learning. (attendance, punctual submission of homework, having a sense of urgency, seeking help, asking good questions)
  2. Being a contributing member in all group activities (project work, CCA, class committee)
  3. Building good relationships with family members (spending time to interact, engaging in family bonding activities)
  4. Build good relationships with teachers and peers (engaging in class and CCA bonding activities, spending time to interact, sharing family concerns with teachers)
  5. Developing clear life goals (beyond Evergreen Sec) by being focused on preparing well for the future (demonstrated e.g. through one’s academic achievements and one’s learning of soft skills)

Positive Discipline

Understanding the importance of school rules in maintaining an orderly and conducive learning environment for the school community.

  1. Attending school and CCA activities regularly
  2. Being consistently punctual for school i.e. for school events, CCA, competitions, LJs, CIP
  3. Being properly attired for school throughout the school day.
  4. Having a sense of purpose in whatever we do i.e. staying focused on learning goals, striving for excellence and improvement
  5. Being responsible for one’s learning i.e.
  • bringing necessary lesson materials
  • doing homework
  • asking questions for clarification
  • doing necessary pre-reading
  1. Learn and apply self-management and responsible decision making skills.
  2. Submitting quality work (which demonstrates thoroughness, thought and effort)
  3. Participating and contributing actively in class and in groupwork.
  4. Reflecting on one’s mistakes and making a concerted effort to change one’s behavior for the better.
  5. Learning from and responding positively to feedback.

Instuctional Programmes ( Physical Education & Aesthetics)

  1. Being properly attired.
  2. Being positive about practice sessions and challenges e.g. outdoor education programmes
  3. Setting meaningful personal goals for health and fitness.
  4. Showing a sense of urgency and enthusiasm in learning new skills.
  5. Taking pride in performing well. Striving for excellence and improvement.
  6. Adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (e.g. avoiding sweetened soft drinks)
  7. Being willing to move away from our comfort zone and take on new challenges.


  1. Being present and punctual.
  2. Being properly attired.
  3. Being positive about practice sessions and challenges.
  4. Setting success criteria and targets for every training session.
  5. Doing one’s best. Striving for excellence – pushing oneself to one’s best level.
  6. Taking part in training with a lively spirit, even when the training session is repetitive (understanding that rehearsals and repetitions are crucial to excellence)
  7. Being responsible for one’s own learning – coming prepared, asking for guidance, seeking feedback and making effort to improve.
  8. Focusing on the common goals of the team. Being the team member that every team wants to have.
  9. Motivating team members to work towards their best standards.
  10. Building team spirit.
  11. Being prepared to take up leadership roles or volunteering for important (leadership) roles in the CCA.

Leadership Education

  1. Setting personal targets and striving for excellence.
  2. Being committed to learning and developing oneself.
  3. Being committed to developing others.
  4. Being committed to the responsibilities which come with one’s leadership position e.g. Subject Reps reminding classmates of assignment deadlines.
  5. Being committed to building a positive image for the school through word and deed as student leaders


Our School Pledge

We EVGians pledge 

to be thinking and caring people

with Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Enterprise 

we are committed to aspire and achieve

and be the best that we can be. 

Our School Song

Music and Lyrics by Steven Goh

This time of youth, our years at Evergreen
We learn to be the best that we can be
To think and care with all our hearts and minds
We stand as one and together we will shine

Let's do our best
In all endeavours
In Evergreen, we stand as one and together we believe
We'll give our best
For our future
In Evergreen, we aspire and achieve

We make this pledge to Evergreen our school
To take each quest and see it fully through
To give our school its rightful pride of place
With enterprise with vision and grace

Let's do our best
In all endeavours
In Evergreen, we stand as one and together we believe
We'll give our best
For our future
To be the best in all that we do

In Evergreen, we aspire and achieve
In Evergreen, we aspire and achieve