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Mother Tongue Fortnight

The Mother Tongue Fortnight is a two week programme in the year where students are exposed to authentic use of the mother tongue language through a wide range of activities. For the Malay language unit, these activities are organised based on a thematic approach.

2018: Traditional Malay houses

2019: Traditional Malay outfit

2020: Traditional Malay herbs and spices 

During these two weeks, students will get the opportunity to;

  • create products,
  • present their end products,
  • participate in recess activities,
  • embark on a learning journey to a destination related to the theme, and
  • communicate in Malay language in various authentic learning environment. 

Parents involvement are greatly encouraged during the conduct of the Mother Tongue Fortnight.

Hinch Programme

The Hinch Programme aims to enthuse students and develop in them an abiding interest in Malay language and culture through reading, reading comprehension and creative writing. Additional learning support is also provided to students through this after school programme.

Extensive Reading Programme

In 2020, the Malay language unit will start its Extensive Reading Programme (ERP) for all levels. In this programme, students are introduced to various genres of Malay language books so as to encourage them to read for enjoyment and to develop general reading skills. From this programme, students will be able to increase their reading and writing competencies, improve their oral and aural skills, grow their vocabulary and increase their motivation, self-esteem and empathy. Students who read extensively also become more autonomous learners.

At the end of Term 1, there will be a showcase of the Extensive Reading Programme and parents are invited to watch their child perform skits based on the books they have explored and enjoyed.

Hari Raya Celebrations

Every year, during this festive period, our students will put up a short assembly programme for the school to share about Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Students will be given the opportunity to become emcees and also to put up a short performance related to Hari Raya Aidilfitri.