At SMBNCC, we believe that every cadet will be changed to change those around them,. Our belief serves as our compass. It is the foundation that underpins all out programmes, our unit culture and our leadership direction. It is the belief that is held by every teacher-officer and cadet of the Sembawang Vikings Family.
In the Sembawang Vikings Family, we believe that every cadet will be changed during their journey with us.
Through the activities, through the interactions, through whatever we do – every cadet will overcome his fears and his limits to achieve more than what he thought he could be. Every cadet can and will change into young gentlemen of strong character and values.
In the process of changing, we believe that every cadet will have the desire to serve and make a difference in his own way. He will be a leader, a senior or a big brother to those around them. He will improve things for those around his, care for them, guide them to become better or inspire them to achieve more than what they think they can achieve.
That is why we believe, that every cadet will be changed to change those around them.
Achievement 2016 – 2017
Best Unit Competition 2016 (Silver Award)
Our crest represents the aspirations of the unit, the ideals we wish to achieve. In the Sembawang Vikings Family, our cadets aspire to be a family that is strong, disciplined and close-knitted.
The Vikings have a remarkable history of being fearless explorers. At the same time, their unity and discipline enabled them to achieve in their far-reaching conquests. Thus, the Vikings are a symbol of the aspirations of our cadets:
- To be fearless and dare to explore the unknown
- To be disciplined
- To be united and support each other – as a brotherhood, as a family
The waves at the background of the crest represents the fact that we are a NCC (Sea) unit. Thus, our activities are related to the navy and we frequently engage in water activities.
We believe that leaders are made, not born. Leaders are true leaders when they display leadership in all aspects of their life, not just in the CCA. All members of the Sembawang Vikings Family will become a leader in some form or another.
In Sembawang Vikings Family, these are our key belief about leadership glory
Leadership is not about power or glory
Those who are motivated to become leaders for achievements, ranks and reputation are destroying themselves and those whom they serve.
To lead is to serve
Great leaders are driven by the desire to make things better. They inspire their followers to a certain direction and make them better in the process.
With great powers comes with great responsibilities
If you are given more power, it is only because you have greater responsibilities to fulfil. The power is not to serve yourself.
Steps of being a leader
Leaders of self
We believe that all cadets must begin as leaders of themselves. They must be able to motivate themselves better, before they can be allowed to make others better.
If a leader is unable to lead himself and become a good example, how is he going to lead and inspire others?
Sign of a good leader of self:
- Disciplined – able to do what is good for him despite it not being what he wants
- Committed towards excellence
- Humble and reflective – aims to become better, and not be proud over achievements
- Responsible of what is given to them
A caring senior
Once a cadet is able to lead himself, he is expected to take care of his juniors. If you can’t show how much you care about your juniors, you would not have their respect to lead them. Thus, a cadet must be caring senior first before he can be a leader.
Sign of a caring senior
- Looks out for the juniors – Help juniors when they are in need, without the juniors asking
- Thoughtful – Help remind the juniors of what we do in NCC so that they will not be confused or unsure of what to do.
- Other before self – Puts the welfare of the juniors before the welfare of himself. Juniors will get the good stuff before him, while he will get the bad things before his juniors.
- Is firm with juniors – When the juniors does the wrong things, a senior is firm to tell the juniors that it is not acceptable and guide them to do the right things.
Sec 3 – leading the unit
Sec 4 – leading the leaders
The weekly CCA training are just as important as school lessons, as both play important roles in developing our cadets. As such, absence from weekly NCC training without valid reasons is viewed as a serious disciplinary issue.
- Cadets are to fall in at the specified location on time. Reporting time is typically at 2:45pm outside the Chemistry Lab to ensure that cadets have ample time for lunch and get in the required attire.
- Leaders are to fall in at the specified location at least 10 minutes before the specified time to prepare for the day’s programme.
- Cadets are to sit in 3 row according to their platoon.
- Cadets are to have all their items with them, which will be locked in a classroom for safe-keeping.
Mr Arthur Chang (I/C)
Mr Joab Ng (2 I/C)
Mr Calvin Teo
Mr Mohamad Zulqarnain
Mr Sim Kai Suah