This programme aims to develop our students to be ‘world-ready’ and ‘emotionally rooted’ thinkers, who are sufficiently bilingual with a strong understanding and appreciation of his/her own heritage and roots.





NCHS Bicultural Flagship Programme is a 4-year 3-tiered cultural programme, with tier 1 being the foundational broad-based programmes, tier 2 being an extension of learning, and tier 3 being the highest level of application of learning put to practice.




SHHK-NCHS Bicultural Scholarship / Bicultural Ambassadors

Students who have been selected for the SHHK-NCHS Bicultural Scholarship in Secondary 2 will be given the opportunity to take part in this exciting journey as the school’s Bicultural Ambassadors.


This scholarship aims to groom and nurture promising bicultural talents who are not only deep-rooted in their own cultural heritage, but also able to explore and appreciate the cultural diversity of other ethnic communities in and beyond Singapore.


Under this scholarship scheme, the Bicultural Ambassadors will be engaged in a wide spectrum of enriching activities and exciting opportunities, which have been lined up to enhance his/her bilingual skills and cross-cultural competencies.


The Bicultural Ambassadors will also get to receive other form of recognition and benefits which include:

– Being accorded the status of Bicultural Ambassador of the school;

– Subsidised Bicultural Study Trip to China during Secondary 2;

– Subsidised Bicultural Study Trip to Taiwan during Secondary 3;

-Will receive the one-off book prize of SGD200 in Secondary 3.


Please note that the renewal of the scholarship in the following year will be subjected to the students’ conduct, participation in our programmes and academic results in his/her Secondary 2.

Major Activities for Bicultural Ambassadors in Year 2020

120-21 January4th City Forum – “ Big Cities, Small Stories” 
229 JanuaryRiver Hongbao 2020 – Student Learning Journey Guided TourCancelled due to COVID-19  situation
3March – MaySchool-wide Reading Programme 
412 AugustEast Meets West Bicultural CompetitionThe competition took place in the hall and live-streamed to the whole school.
518 SeptemberGraduation Ceremony for Sec 4 Bicultural Ambassador cum Overseas Study Trip Group Presentation 
615 OctoberBicultural Talk (Speaker: Shawn Choh, assistant curator from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre )Conducted using Google Meet
7November10-Day Bicultural Study Trip to TaiwanCancelled due to COVID-19  situation
819 NovemberBicultural Ambassadors Day Camp 


Other than the abovementioned major activities, the Bicultural Ambassadors will have opportunities to be trained as student emcees in the school major events, participate in the internal and external competitions etc.

Major Activities for Bicultural Ambassadors in Year 2021

1January – OctoberSharing on 24 Solar Terms (in collaboration with Aesthetic Department)
27 FebruaryParticipation in shifting the old gateposts of NCHS
326 MarchParticipation in the launch of an exhibition “Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold” at Indian Heritage Centre
422 AprilParticipation in Mediacorp Filming on a new edutainment programme
524 MayGraduation Ceremony for Sec 4 Bicultural Ambassador
627 MayNC Active 2021 (in collaboration with Sports Leaders)
7AugustEast Meets West Bicultural Competition
8OctoberBicultural Talk
9NovemberBicultural Ambassadors Day Camp
10NovemberVirtual Bicultural Study Trip

Other than the abovementioned major activities, the Bicultural Ambassadors will have opportunities to be trained as student emcees in the school major events, participate in the internal and external competitions etc.


Tier 1

Tier 1: All Secondary One students will also go through a fun and engaging puppetry module taught professional theatre teachers.

They will also attend a two-part topical module on the different aspects of the Chinese Culture.

This is presented in broad topical themes, with relevance drawn to our present times.

These include development of Chinese customs and traditions, Chinese mythology, cuisine, architecture, literature, movies and modern songs.




Tier 2

Tier 2: All Secondary Two students will attend a module on the History of Singapore Chinese Immigrant.

This module provides information on the history and development of Chinese Immigrants to Singapore, i.e. the historical background, the diaspora process, the struggles and success stories.

On top of these lessons, all Secondary Three students will also attend a cultural enrichment module which they would choose from 6-7 elective classes.

These include Translation, Lyrics Writing, Seal Carving, Short Stories Writing, Playwriting etc.






Tier 3

Tier 3: Students are given opportunities to attend Bicultural Forums, participate in overseas immersions, National competitions, to apply their knowledge in real life context.

They also stand a chance to be awarded the prestigious Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Bicultural Scholarship.