Girls' Brigade

Mission

The Riverside Secondary School Girls’ Brigade’s (79th Company) mission is to provide a rich learning experience designed to help our girls attain physical, mental and social maturity, as well as encourage our girls to apply what they have learnt through practical service to their homes and community.

After their years in GB, a girl should display the following characteristics:

Responsibility: To be someone reliable when entrusted with tasks and to willingly care for others.
Self-Control: To be self-disciplined that enables a girl to think logically.

CCA Activities

Physical Badgework

During camps and outdoor activities, the girls get to engage in various physical activities including Ping Pong and inline skating. Besides developing their physique, the girls learn how to care for themselves and others. On top of that, teamwork and communication skills among the girls are enhanced.

As a Uniformed Group, the girls also spend time honing their foot drills and working on them to perfection – a clear indication of their discipline and pride to Girls’ Brigade. Their hard work go on display during the annual National Day celebrations in school and in Singapore’s National Day Parade.

Through the various Girls’ Brigade activities, the girls take part in various programmes recommended by the Girls’ Brigade Curriculum Badgework which entails educational, physical and social development.

The girls learn to widen their interests, cultivate meaningful pursuits and improve on their knowledge and skills, through participating in activities such as basic first-aid workshops, creating & designing a patchwork, bead craftwork and baking among other activities.

Service Badgework

In the area of community service, our girls are given the opportunity to help to raise funds and  spend time serving the under-privileged by taking part in the GB Fortnight Flag Day and GB Friendship Day organized by the GB Headquarters.

In addition, our visits to homes give the girls a chance to plan activities and interact with members of the community both locally and overseas. Such visits open their eyes to the needs of the less abled, thus helping the girls to develop empathy and the desire to better the lives of others.

Developing Leadership Skills

Our girls are given opportunities to further hone their leadership skills by organising activities for our own GB Company. Annually, the girls plan and execute the Secondary 1 Recruit Camp as part of our Combined UG Camp, a Heritage Trail for the entire Company and a Farewell Party for their graduating seniors on top of the weekly CCA sessions.

Enriching Opportunities

Our girls have the opportunities to undergo drill training, attend character building and moral awareness sessions and partake in workshops on improving interpersonal and communication skills.

Every year, selected girls will also be sent to participate in leadership training workshops and camps both at school and national levels.

Girls with outstanding performances will have the chance to represent the school in the National Day Parade UG contingent and to compete at the National Drill competition organized by the GB Headquarters biennially

Representations & Achievements:

2018

  • Company Award - Gold Award ( Assessment year 2017)
  • Sustained Gold Award (Consecutive 5 Golds)
  • National Drill Competition 2018 - Silver Award

2017

  • Company Award - Gold Award ( Assessment year 2016)
  • Sustained Gold Award (Consecutive 5 Golds)
  • LGT Challenge 2017 – Gold & Silver Awards

2016

  • Company Award - Gold Award ( Assessment year 2015)
  • Sustained Gold Award (Consecutive 5 Golds)
  • National Drill Competition 2016 - Silver Award

2015

  • Company Award - Gold Award ( Assessment year 2014)
  • Sustained Gold Award (Consecutive 5 Golds)
  • LGT Challenge 2015 - Gold Award

2014

  • Company Award - Gold Award ( Assessment year 2013)
  • National Drill Competition 2014 - Silver Award
  • Pioneer Brigader Brooch - SSGT Kee Ming Feng