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Chinese Language Unit


Department Introduction

The aim of the Chinese Department is to inculcate passion in the learning of Mother Tongue Language and its culture and to instil 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 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.


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NameDesignation
Mdm   Cheng Chim Khim WendyHead of Department
Mdm   Mah Wai Mei 
Level Head 
Mdm   Liang Gui PingST / CL 
Mdm   Huang Wanqi, QueenieAsst Year Head (P2) 
Mdm   Chen Cong Teacher 
Mdm   Ng Lay Peng Teacher 
Mdm   Law Qianyu DianaTeacher
Mdm   Ren Si XuanTeacher 
Ms      Hong Guey LianTeacher 
Mdm   Koh Mui Lin PatriciaTeacher 
Ms      Yeow Shiok LiTeacher 
Ms      Chan Pei KeeTeacher 
Mr      Shan Quan Teacher 
Mdm   Lee Y Yin  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. 

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 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 are also competitions customised at various levels.

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. 

P4 Pupils

Mother Tongue (MT) Cultural Camp

The P4 pupils will experience a wonderful cross cultural half-day programme where they learn and appreciate the culture 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.

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 positive take-away for students.   

Middle Primary  Pupils

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

The CCL and CML Programme are catered for Primary 3 and Primary 4 pupils. P4 pupils who opted for the course will have the lessons conducted in term 1-3 (20 lessons), while P3 pupils will 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

Hooked on Reading 

Reading is the key for 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. In WRPS, we get pupils “Hooked on Reading”.

All pupils

Newspaper Review Programme 

In order to instil the love of reading and keep our pupils update on the current affairs, Newspaper Programme is conducted for middle and upper primary. 

High Readiness Pupils



Chinese New Year Celebration

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

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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.

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  Pupils’ works were displayed in the Woodlands Regional Library
Pupils’ works were displayed in the Woodlands Regional Library.   

MT Fortnight

The MT Fortnight aims to expose students in 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 .

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MT Fortnight Display (CL)

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Engaging Storytelling Session (CL)

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P1 CL pupils having fun with Clay arts

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P4 Cultural Fiesta

The P4 pupils experience a wonderful cross cultural half-day programme through various multicultural traditional activities and hands-on tasks planned for them. 
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Cultural Fiesta

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 students to Chinese language-related cultural performances by local performing art groups, through attending musical stage play.

Learning journey to SOTA for Chinese Cultural theatre experience.

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

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

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Hooked on Reading (for all levels)

-          Cultivate the love for reading.  

-          Expose our pupils to storybooks of different genres.

-          Bi-weekly class reading time and scheduled visit to school library.

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Character and Citizenship Education (MT - CCE)

a)    CCE Termly Quiz

-          Pupils take part in the termly quiz while learning about core values, character building and cultures.

b)    Moments of Appreciation

-          Pupils learn the importance of having good relationships with others ie. friends, sibling, parents, teachers etc.

-          Pupils design and create something for people whom they appreciate their relationship

-          Selected good works are also displayed to affirm pupils efforts


Some good works done by our pupils

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