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Department Introduction

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Vision and Mission


Confident and Competent Communicators in Internationally Acceptable English


The English Language Department seeks to equip our pupils with the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing so as to develop them into confident and effective users of the English Language in the 21st century.


We are guided by four interlinked principles (4A’s) – Appreciation, Acquisition, Application, Achievement – in our endeavours.

We believe in cultivating in our pupils an appreciation of the English Language which can ignite their passion for learning. We aim to be the agents which facilitate the pupils’ acquisition of necessary language skills, which can then be applied effectively in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Through the effective application of language skills, we hope that our pupils will be able to reach new levels of achievement in their learning. 

Specific Programmes

As part of our Whole School Approach to Effective Communication, the English Language Department is pleased to offer various programmes to develop our pupils’ competencies in the four language skills mentioned above. The details of some of these programmes are as follow:

ProgrammeWhat is it aboutTarget Group
Speak English Good Movement (SGEM)Activities that focus on speaking good English, in line with the national Speak Good English MovementAll pupils
Whole School Reading ProgrammeA collaboration with the National Library Board (NLB)
NLB librarians conduct various activities such as the following: 
- Mass Borrowing
- Story Telling
- Meet the librarian
- Read, Swap, Share
All pupils
EL Class Library All EL classrooms are stocked with age-appropriate books which pupils are encouraged to borrow and read All pupils 
Phonics @ Work 
  • In-house programme conducted in Term 1 by P1 teachers
  • Focuses on building pupils phonemic awareness 
All P1 pupils 

Name of staff

Mrs Shaihba Naveen Head of Department, English Language 
Mrs Selva  Subject Head, English Language 
Mrs Maria ChuaSenior Teacher, English Language
Mrs PalaniandySenior Teacher, English Language