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Department Introduction

The aim of the Chinese Department is to inculcate passion in the learning of Mother Tongue Language and its culture and to instill a sense of responsibility towards family, society and country. There are 15 Chinese language teachers in the department guided by HOD Mdm Wendy Cheng and Level Head Mdm Mah Wai Mei. The curriculum and programmes emphasize on acquiring proficiency in the Chinese language, cultivating interest in Chinese culture and instilling strong Moral Values.

Vision and Mission

VisionActive Learners, Proficient Chinese Language Users who appreciate cultures and uphold values.
 Mission
 

We are committed to the teaching and learning of Chinese Language to nurture active learners and proficient language users who appreciate cultures and uphold values.


Staff Name

NameDesignation
Mdm Cheng Chim Khim WendyHead of Department
Mdm  Mah Wai Mei Level Head 
Mdm  Chen Cong Teacher 
Mdm  Ng Lay Peng Teacher 
Mdm  Law Qianyu DianaTeacher
Mdm  Soh Hoon Suu Teacher 
Mdm  Ren Si XuanTeacher 
Miss   Hong Guey LianTeacher 
Mdm  Huang Wanqi QueenieTeacher 
Mdm  Lee Ai LianTeacher 
Mdm  Liang Gui PingTeacher 
Mdm  Koh Mui Lin PatriciaTeacher 
Miss   Yeow Shiok LiTeacher 
Miss   Chan Pei KeeTeacher 
Mr      Shan Quan Teacher 


Specific Programmes


Programme

What is it about

Target Group

Chinese New Year Celebration 

The Chinese department organizes Chinese New Year Celebration concert every year. It provides a platform for pupils to celebrate the traditional festival and through the celebration, it strengthens the racial harmony among all races. 

During this festive season, the Chinese department also organizes fundraising programme for Mat Fut Tong Nursing Home every year.

All pupils

Mid-Autumn Festival 

The Chinese department organizes Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Making and Drawing competitions every year, along with the festive-related recess activities e.g. mooncake tasting, Chinese Tea appreciation etc. It aims to provide a platform for pupils to celebrate the traditional festival and appreciate the richness of one’s culture. 

All pupils

Mother Tongue (MT) Cultural Camp

During the first week of June School Holiday, the P4 pupils will come back to school to experience a wonderful cross-cultural half-day programme where they learned and appreciate the cultural differences through the various traditional activities planned for them. 

The main objectives of the programme are to provide an immersive environment for students to learn and use Mother Tongue Language and to appreciate respective cultures through hands-on tasks.

P4 Pupils

Mother Tongue Fortnight 

MT Fortnight is a 2-week long programme. During the 2-weeks, students engaged in many fun-filled activities ranging from storytelling, crafts work to painting. There were also level competitions such as singing, storytelling and oratorical.

Through the MT Fortnight, the school aims to create an engaging environment in which the learning of Chinese, Malay and Tamil are made more meaningful by promoting the cultural richness found in each language.

  

All pupils

Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES)

An initiative by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL), the Cultural Performance Exposure Scheme (CPES) aims to expose school students to Chinese language-related cultural performances by local and foreign performing arts groups, through attending musical stage play. The musical play is staged at a public performing arts venue to enhance the theatre experience with a positive takeaway for students.  

Middle Primary  Pupils

Conversational Chinese Language (CCL) and Conversational Malay Language (CML) Programme

The CCL and CML Programme are catered for selected Primary 3 and Primary 4 pupils. P4 pupils take the course in term 1-3 (20 lessons), while P3 pupils take the course in term 2-3(10 lessons). The lessons (2 hours per lesson) are held outside curriculum time on a weekly basis.

The program aims to teach our pupils simple, conversational phrases in other Mother Tongue Language, besides their own. While keeping our mother tongues and cultures alive, acquiring other languages will enable us to link up with opportunities beyond Singapore such as those in Southeast Asia and the Middle-East.

Middle Primary  Pupils

Reading Programme 

Reading is the key to language learning, it benefits our students by enriching their vocabulary and strengthening their reading comprehension skills. Therefore, the Chinese department conducts Reading Programme for all levels throughout the year. The students are exposed to storybooks of different themes from Primary One to Six.

All pupils

Newspaper Review Programme 

In order to instill the love of reading and keep our pupils update on the current affairs, Chinese department conducts Newspaper Programme for the middle and upper primary. 

High Readiness Pupils

Speech and Drama Enrichment Programme

The Chinese Language Department offers our Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils a Speech and Drama Enrichment Programme. The programme objectives aim:

-       To develop a love for the Chinese Language in pupils.

-       To guide pupils to be able to express themselves creatively and confidently.

Lower Primary  Pupils

Chinese Creative Writing Programme

The Chinese Language Department offers our Primary 5 and Primary 6 pupils the Chinese Creative Writing Programme. The objectives of the programme aim to instill pupils’ interest in writing Chinese composition, sharpen pupils’ composition writing skills and enable them to express themselves creatively through writing.

Upper Primary  Pupils



Chinese New Year Celebration

The Chinese department organizes Chinese New Year Celebration concert every year. It provides a platform for pupils to celebrate the traditional festival and through the celebration, it strengthens the racial harmony among all races. 

CNY Celebrations - Photo 01CNY Celebrations - Photo 02
CNY Celebrations - Photo 03CNY Celebrations - Photo 04
Fund Raising for Man Fut Tong Nursing Home
As part of the community, the Chinese department did its part to support the community by organizing fundraising programme for Mat Fut Tong Nursing Home this year before the Chinese New Year.

Mid-Autumn Festival competitions

As part of the Chinese culture, Lantern Making and Drawing competitions was conducted to promote an interest and awareness of the Mid-Autumn Festival in pupils. We also aim to foster stronger parent-child relationship through the Lantern Making activity.

Mid-Autumn Festival - Drawing 01Mid-Autumn Festival - Drawing 02Mid-Autumn Festival - Drawing 03
Mid-Autumn Festival - Lantern 01Mid-Autumn Festival - Lantern 02Mid-Autumn Festival - Lantern 03
  Pupils’ works were displayed in the Woodlands Regional Library
Pupils’ works were displayed in the Woodlands Regional Library.   

MT Fortnight

MTThe MTL Fortnight aims to expose students to the understanding of their own culture and language through active participation in a variety of activities and programmes on a yearly basis for all levels.

 
MT Fortnight - Photo 01MT Fortnight - Photo 02
MT Fortnight - Photo 03MT Fortnight - Photo 04
MT Fortnight - Photo 05
MT Fortnight - Photo 06

Conversational Chinese Language (CCL) and Conversational Malay Language (CML) Programme

The CCL and CML Programme are catered for selected Primary 3 and Primary 4 pupils. P4 pupils take the course in term 1-3 (20 lessons), while P3 pupils take the course in term 2-3 (10 lessons).

CCL/ CML Programme - Photo 01CCL/ CML Programme - Photo 02