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Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Department Staff
























Mission
To nurture self-directed and life-long learners who can communicate effectively and carry on the good practices of their culture and customs.
Head of Department Ms Sum Xue Fen
Coordinators *subject* *name of teacher ic*
Subject Head ML & HML Mdm Mastuty

Malay Special Programme (SP),
Conversational Chinese/Malay CCM (ML)
Ms Latifah
Ms Sum Xue Fen
Coordinators


CL Reading Programme
-Newspaper reading prog
-Supplementary reading prog
Ms Lu Shan Shan 
Ms Marie Tiong

 
CLB (upper sec)  

CL Special Programme (SP), 
Foreign Language (FL), 
Asian Language (AL), 
Non-Tamil Indian Language (NTIL), 

Ms Ong Gui Fang

Mdm Mastuty





ICT
- iMTL (CL)
- iMTL (TL)
- iMTL (ML)

Ms Marie Tiong
Mr Evin
Mdm Rafidah

Higher Chinese & Twinning Programme Ms Ng Siew Yong

TL & HTL Mr Evin

Department Brief

The Mother Tongue department aims to instill in the students the love for their Mother Tongue and attain proficiency in the languages. Through organizing academic and enrichment programmes, the department nurture self-directed and life-long learners who can communicate effectively and carry on the good practices of their culture and customs. 

The MT teachers seek to create an immersive environment and provide authentic opportunities for students to use Mother Tongue Language and experience their own Mother Tongue culture. Activities such as the Reading Programme, Mother Tongue Cultural Camp and Mother Tongue Fortnight provide platforms for students to showcase their presentation skills using their MT language, discuss current affairs, enjoy performances from various cultural groups and take part in internal and external language-related competitions. These activities also provide opportunities for students to lead in organising activities like Reading Carnival and Amazing Race and festive celebrations like Chinese New Year and events like Racial Harmony Day.  


The Twinning Programme with Chongqing Nankai Middle School provides further opportunities for students to interact with students from China and experience their local culture, widening their global perspectives. Besides that, this programme also helps to deepen pupils’ commitment and build a stronger sense of rootedness and belonging to Singapore.

Achievement 2013 to 2018

No

YEAR

Competition Title

Award/Achievement

Chinese Langauge

12018“新空下” NATIONAL SCHOOLS XINYAO SINGING AND SONGWRITING COMPETITION 2018Semi-finalists

2

2015

CL - Creating Your Own Newspaper competition organized by SPH

First prize

3 20151HCL student was selected by SPH to be student journalist Consolation prize 
2013 West Zone Creative Writing Competition Outstanding Award 
2013 2nd National Bicultural Forum organised by Nanhua High SchoolTeam presentation & Commendation award (Bicultural Design—Wood Carving) 
6 2013Reading Superstar Competition (Blog Design) organised by MOE-CPCLL-NLBFinalists 
72013Speak Mandarin Campaign Video Clip Making CompetitionFinalists 
82013 22th Chinese Current Affair Competition Finalists 

No

YEAR

Competition Title

Award/Achievement

Malay Language

9

2015

Journalism Camp organized by SPH – Creation of Newspaper

1st prize (Best Layout)

10 2015Pintar Kata (Smart Vocabulary) App National CompetitionConsolation 
11 2014 National Creative Writing Competition by Creative Arts and Culture Pte Ltd.9th position 
122013National Story Telling Competition Semi- Finals 

No

YEAR

Competition Title

Award/Achievement

Tamil Language

13 2018    RI LITERARY COMPETITION 2018 (TAMIL ESSAY WRITING)Second Prize and Consolation Award
142018RI LITERARY COMPETITION 2018 (TAMIL QUIZ COMPETITION)Second Prize
152018W2 CLUSTER TAMIL COMPETITION (SINGING)Third Prize
162018W2 CLUSTER TAMIL COMPETITION (THIRUKURAL)Second Prize and Third Prize
172018W2 CLUSTER TAMIL COMPETITION (SINGING)Third Prize
182018TAMIZHUM  SUVAIYUMFifth Place
192018    MOE COMPETITION BUDDING TAMIL WRITERS (NANNUM ORU PADAIPAALI).Gold Medal
202018AMAZING RACE (HELD AT NGEE ANN POLYTECHIC)Third Place
212015 Creative Writing Competition for lower sec conducted by Ministry of Education Consolation Prize 
222015 Essay Writing Competition for sec3 conducted by Raffles Institution Consolation Prize 
232015 Singing, Thirukkural Recitation and Oratorical Competitions conducted by Cluster West2
Singing – 1st Prize 
Recitation – 2nd Prize 
Oratorical  –  3rd Prize 
24  2014 Creative Writing Competition for lower sec conducted by Ministry of Education 3rd Prize  
25 2013 Oratorical Competition conducted by Raffles InstitutionConsolation Prize (Upper Sec) 
262013Creative Writing Competition conducted by Cluster West2 
Third prize (Lower Sec) 
Second prize (Upper Sec) 
27 2013 Singing Competition conducted by Cluster West2 First and Second prizes (Upper Sec) 
28 2013Debate Competition conducted by Yuhua Community Club Won First prize/Champion 2013 and Best Speaker Award 

Gallery

Thoranam & Flower-typing Thoranam & Flower-typing Learning Journey to Singapore Maritime Museum Learning Journey to Singapore Maritime Museum
Lunar New Year Celebration Lunar New Year Celebration Racial Harmony Day Costume Parade Racial Harmony Day Costume Parade
Batik Painting Batik Painting
Chinese Cultural Enrichment Program Chinese Cultural Enrichment Program Chinese Chess Competition Chinese Chess Competition
Malay Enrichment - Batik Painting Malay Enrichment - Batik Painting
2013 Debate Competition-Yuhua CC-Champion 2013 Debate Competition-Yuhua CC-Champion