The Orientation will help to ease you into Poly life, by introducing you
to the physical facilities, programmes, and the school system, while
arming you with the basic information to get you started. Course books,
tool kits and other learning resources will also be distributed during
these 3 days.
Fun and engaging, the Orientation will also give you opportunities for interaction and bonding with fellow freshmen as well as your seniors, through teamwork-building games, telematch sessions, mass dances, cheering practice and the grand finale on the final day – the Temasek Regatta.
Usually held at the scenic Bedok Reservoir Park next to our campus, the Regatta is a mini-olympics in which the 6 academic schools compete against one another in various dragon boat races. Thousands cheer their school mates on, as the paddles splash through the placid waters and surging boats glide over the reflective tranquility of the reservoir.
The Campus Care Network (CCN) Day carnival is a biannual event in which staff and students from academic schools and admin departments, as well as various CCA groups, set up stalls along the Level 3 concourse and around the main Horseshoe Plaza, turning the entire campus into a colourful and bustling street market.
First year students, especially, are strongly encouraged to set up a stall, so as to cultivate their charitable spirit, in line with their first year LEAP (Leadership: Essential Attributes & Practice) subject curriculum which focuses on discovering one’s self-identity as well as sense of belonging to a group.
Profits from the CCN carnival go to the Polytechnic’s CCN Fund which is disbursed in the form of bursaries or short term assistance to help financially challenged students in TP.