School Information

Academic Excellence
1. We learn well academically and fulfill our academic potential.

Character and Physical Development
2. We learn to be Good, Thinking and Caring Citizens.
3. We learn to be self-disciplined.
4. We learn to be physically and mentally healthy.

Future-Ready Skills & Habits
5. We learn to be good at leading ourselves and others.
6. We learn to communicate confidently in standard English and Mother Tongue, and through the use of ICT.
7. We learn to work effectively with others.
8. We learn to be willing and skillful lifelong learners.

School Beliefs
- Everyone wants to learn and can learn.
- Education is about the holistic development of our students.
- Students learn best in a disciplined and caring school environment.
- We work, learn and innovate together as a team. 

School Vision
A dynamic school that thinks and cares.

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

School Motto
Aspire & Achieve

School Values

Respect
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.

Integrity
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.

Commitment
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.

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

These four values undergird the school's policies and actions.

Students may demonstrate the following actionable behaviour for each Value, which has been mapped against the six pillars of EVG’s CCE Framework:

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

RESPECT

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 or joking)
2.      Singing the School Song and reciting the School Pledge with pride (standing at attention, singing loudly, not talking or joking)
3.      Showing appreciation for 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 the lights, fans or air-conditioning 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 by:

  • 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 the environment inside and 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 vandalising) school property
  • Returning all equipment (e.g. in kitchen, laboratories, D & T room) to their rightful places

2.      Respecting People

  • Respecting school rules, school attire and following all reasonable instructions by the staff of the school
  • Being mindful of causing disturbances along the corridor or in the classrooms as we move from one venue to another within the school
  • Listening attentively while others are speaking (in class, during assembly, while doing group work, during CCA sessions)
  • 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 vulgarities, 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 and 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 and adversity
4.      Being mindful of responding respectfully in learning environments as collaborative and self-directed learners
CCAs
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 and during CCA)
2.      Recognising the contributions of others and giving them due credit by 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

INTEGRITY

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 and exams
  • Not passing off the work of others as our own
  • Not stealing
Instructional 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
CCAs
1.      Being honest and playing fair during competitions
2.      Giving credit where it is due, and 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 behaviour 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

COMMITMENT

Actionable Behaviour (What does COMMITMENT look like?)
National Education
Understanding the importance of abiding by the laws to build a safe and 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.      Building 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 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

6. Learning and applying self-management and responsible decision making skills
7.      Submitting quality work (which demonstrates thoroughness, thought and effort)
8.      Participating and contributing actively in class and in group work
9.      Reflecting on one’s mistakes and making a concerted effort to change one’s behaviour for the better
10.  Learning from and responding positively to feedback

Instructional 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 and 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
CCAs
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 and 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 and 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

ENTERPRISE

Actionable Behaviour (What does ENTERPRISE look like?)
National Education
1. Believing that Singapore can turn its shortcomings into capabilities, and understanding that the success of Singapore is built on creativity and the determination to succeed
2. Being resourceful and innovative (initiating and organizing events/ programmes to meet the needs of peers and the community)
Guidance and Wellness
1. Setting high targets for personal growth and improvement, and working to achieve them in a determined manner
2. Equipping self with relevant information and data to generate creative ideas (resourcefulness)
3. Being resilient and using coping strategies in the face of challenges

  • self-management (time-management, stress management), and
  • relationship management.

4. Giving and accepting feedback positively for improvement
5. Adapting and adjusting when there is a change of teachers (e.g. adapting to different teaching styles and expectations)
6. Seeking help and advice in order to bounce back from failure

Positive Discipline
1. Learning from mistakes and not being discouraged by failure
2. Persevering in looking for solutions to overcome difficulties in learning/ behaviour
3. Learning to prioritise one’s duties/ responsibilities
4. Having the initiative to manage one’s behaviour in class while waiting for the teacher (in class, parade square, hall, etc.)
5. Being adaptable to new environments, people and expectations
Instructional Programmes (Physical Education & Aesthetics)
1. Persevering with personal goals for health and fitness
2. Taking the initiative to seek advice and feedback about personal health and fitness levels from teachers and reliable sources
3. Sustaining involvement in creative pursuits, hobbies or the performing and visual arts
CCAs
1. Taking the initiative to suggest improvements to CCA programmes and facilities
2. Confronting failure or disappointment in a positive manner
3. Having the confidence to speak up and share opinions and ideas
4. Being willing to explore innovative ideas to improve programmes, training approaches and learning experiences
5. Being resourceful by seeking alternative methods/ ways to succeed, especially in the face of physical, financial or time constraints
6. Being flexible and adapting to changes in physical environment and training conditions
Leadership Education
1. Taking the initiative to help clarify learning or discussion points for others
2. Inspiring peers to work towards a common understanding or a shared vision
3. Thinking out of the box—being creative in coming up with new ideas or solutions
4. Being able to identify the problem and analyse the situation, and to plan and organize the programme competently and effectively
5. Planning ahead to pre-empt problems and carrying out actions to counter them
6. Adapting current plans in response to changes
7. Experimenting and taking calculated risks and learning from experience
8. Matching roles/ responsibilities to people’s strengths
9. Providing opportunities for peers to develop their own leadership e.g. by giving peers a chance to lead
10. Being resourceful in managing constraints
11. Role-modelling resilience and inspiring others to press on in the face of difficulties

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

Chorus:
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

Chorus:
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