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MT a Living Language

Mission/ Goals

Develop proficient users who can communicate effectively in real contexts and active learners who appreciate their cultural heritage

Key Programmes

Holistic Assessment
Holistic Assessment (HA) is carried out from P1 - P5 to provide students with enhanced learning experience. Curriculum is customised to place emphasis on the development of all four language competencies: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Timely feedback and feed forward are given and serves to guide pupils towards improving themselves constantly. In particular, starting from this year, guided reading activities are carried out as part of P3 – P4 HA to develop in students an interest for reading as well as to impart reading skills.

Enrichment Programmes
Enrichment programmes are organised for students so as to enhance their learning of the Mother Tongue Languages (MTLs) and to realise their potential to achieve excellence in the MT subjects. Besides the language aspect, there are also programmes to allow students to gain a better appreciation of their cultures. 

- Reading Programmes
Various reading activities and programmes are carried out to cultivate in students the passion for reading of MT books e.g. Extensive Reading Programme (Malay Language and Tamil Language), newspapers reading and sharing of articles (Tamil Language), reading of student magazines (Chinese Language), etc. 

- MT Fiesta
Language and cultural activities are organised during the MT Fiesta which spans over a fortnight to create an environment conducive to MTL usage and learning. Recess activities which are open to all allow for cross-cultural learning.
MT Fiesta ML - 1.JPGP1 students doing ‘Bunga Rampai’ MT Fiesta ML - 2.JPGP5 students’ first experience in preparing ‘Sirih Junjung’
MT Fiesta CL - 1.jpgCL Recess Activity – Wheel of Fortune MT Fiesta CL - 2.jpg“Journey to the West” clay figurines made by P4 students
MT Fiesta TL - 1.jpgStudents engrossed in tying flowers and ‘thoranam’ MT Fiesta TL - 2.jpgStudents adding colours to the kolam designs

- Language and Cultural Camps/ Learning Journeys
Each year, Learning Journeys (LJs) and/ or cultural camps are organised to provide students with opportunities to engage in cultural activities so as to gain a deeper understanding of their own cultural roots and values.

- Festive Celebrations

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Chinese New Year
Hari Raya Celebration.jpgHari Raya CelebrationDeepavali.jpgDeepavali

- Others
o P6 Morning Oral Programme (CL and ML)
o Creative Writing Programme (CL)
o Remedial/ Supplementary Lessons for P3 – P6 Students