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MT Language & CME

Vision & Mission

Vision

Confident and Proficient Communicators of Mother Tongue Language.

Mission

To nurture students to be effective communicators and passionate learners of their Mother Tongue Language.

Key Programmes

Higher Chinese Language for Primary One to Four Students

The Higher Chinese Language is offered to selected Primary One to Four students who has a flair for the Chinese Language.

Apart from studying the core and enrichment curriculum from the Higher Chinese Textbook, students are exposed to enrichment content from the School Based Curriculum designed by the teachers. Students will learn Tang Poetry, Tongue Twister, Children’s Folk Song and Di Zi Gui, to ensure that they will be nurtured holistically. Students will also be exposed to a variety of pictorial books, which helps to increase their vocabulary and cultivate a passion for reading Chinese books. Enrichment assignments are designed to strengthen students’ comprehension and writing skills. They are also tasked to pen down thoughts in diaries based on specific topics discussed in class to stretch their potential further.

To cultivate their love and interest for the Chinese Language and Culture, learning journeys to “Making of Chinese Handicrafts”, “Tea Appreciation”, as well as “Drama Appreciation” are organized for these students. They are also offered Chinese Calligraphy lessons in Primary Two.

MTL Fortnight

In an effort to create an environment conducive for the learning of the Mother Tongue Languages, learning is brought outside of classrooms and extended beyond the school during the MTL Fortnight.

During these two weeks, students unearth interesting facts on themes such as “Festivals”, “Aesthetics”, “Food”, “Costumes” and “Games” through viewing exhibitions and hands-on sessions. Students also are encouraged to work together as a team to earn their class a prize in the interclass competitions which aim to challenge their command of their Mother Tongue Languages. To tap on the benefit of experiential learning and also to widen students’ exposure to their cultural heritage, learning journeys to places of interests, for instance the Chinatown Heritage Centre and the Tea Chapter, are organized for them.

At the end of the programme, students will expect to take away precious learning beyond those found in books.

Speech and Drama Class

The school embarked on the enrichment programme – Chinese Speech and Drama, since 2009. The rationale behind the provision of this programme is to expose students to the Chinese Language and Culture and train them to express themselves fluently and confidently using the Chinese Language. It also aims to develop students’ interpersonal skills and boost their confidence in public speaking and putting up a performance in the presence of a large audience.

Professional and experienced teachers from Nanyang Arts and Cultural Centre are engaged to train students on vocal projection as well as a variety of acting and performing skills. Students get to learn in a fun and lively environment and from time to time, are invited to perform in various school’s celebrations and functions.

Professional and experienced teachers from Nanyang Arts and Cultural Centre are engaged to train students on vocal projection as well as a variety of acting and performing skills. Students get to learn in a fun and lively environment and from time to time, are invited to perform in various school’s celebrations and functions.

The school will continue to work with the external vendor and provide students with an enriching learning experience in school. Through this programme, students can level up in performances and competitions as well as learn from others. And it is a desired outcome that students will be able to appreciate drama performances better and thus be motivated towards life-long learning of the Chinese Language and Culture at the end of the class.

Chinese New Year 2014

This year is the Year of the Horse and the school celebrated its first festival of the year with a whole school sing-a-long session led by one of our teachers. The theme of this year is the “fiery horse”. We held our annual classroom decoration competition, followed by the sharing of the origin of “Nian” and the traditions of Chinese New Year. The sharing was informative and captured students’ attention. Teachers as well as students were invited on stage to participate in our “Chinese idioms” competition; students got to learn as they played the games. Finally the whole event ended off with Wushu and Lion Dance performanes put up by students from Dunman High School.

P1/P2 Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to enable parents to teach their Primary 1/2 child Malay Language wherever and whenever even without having the luxury of Information Technology (IT) or educational tools and resources. In other words, the child is able to acquire knowledge via experiential and incidental learning.

P3/P4 Workshop

The title of the workshop was ‘Generating Ideas for Creative Speaking’. The workshop aimed to equip parents with skills that will enable them to help their children generate ideas for creative speaking. The speakers had shared few strategies as well as provide hands on activities that parents could carry out with their children to help boost their confidence in speaking skills.

P5/P6 Workshop

P5 and P6 Parents Workshop on Malay Language was conducted on 15 February 2014 to increase awareness on the current syllabus and students’ areas of concern. Led by Cikgu Dewi Nurazlin, mass media was highlighted as a tool to increase students' vocabulary and enhance their creativity. By the end of Q&A session, parents were more confident and determined as they had gained useful insights and tips to support their children from home.

Inter-Primary Schools Malay Story Telling Competition

East Zone Sahibba (Malay Scrabble) Competition