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2019 Mother Tongue Fortnight

 

The Mother Tongue Language Fortnight was launched by the School Leaders on 1 April and it lasted till 12 April. During this period, activities were planned for students as part of the school’s efforts in creating an immersive environment for the learning of Mother Tongue Languages. A wide range of activities related to the languages and culture was conducted during curriculum hours for all levels. This year, as part of the P4 Cultural Camp, our Chinese students attended an exhibition on “New World, New Life” at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, our Malay students went on a cultural trail to Singapore’s last standing kampong, Kampong Buangkok, and our Tamil students visited the Indian Heritage Centre. Fringe activities, namely Kampong Day and Duck Day, were also organised for our students during their respective recesses. These activities were well received by them.

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School leaders cutting the ribbon during the launch of the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight, representing the Chinese culture.
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School leaders striking the gong during the launch, representing the Malay culture.

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School leaders lighting up the lamp during the launch, representing the Tamil culture.
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Students mesmerised by the Mask Changing performance.
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P4 students displaying their beautiful kites with pride.  
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Demonstration of the dumpling making process for the P4 students.
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P1 students decorating their lamps.
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P4 students at the Chinese Heritage Centre.

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Students participating in the language-based activity on ‘Duck Day’.
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At the Chinese Heritage Centre.
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Students learning to make dumplings at the P4 Cultural Camp.
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P4 students enjoying a traditional banana leaf lunch.
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Mdm Mazuin assisting the students with bunga rampai.
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Students learning to play the Malay traditional instruments.
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Students engrossed in learning about Indian traditional music.
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Students learning Indian traditional dance steps.

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Students learning to play the ‘Urumi’, a type of Indian traditional instrument.
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Students proudly displaying their Chinese painting on their Chinese fans.
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P1 students proudly displaying their weaving of ‘ketuput’.
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P4 students at their poetry recital performance.

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Students focusing on fishing the ducks during the ‘Duck Day’ fringe activity.
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Members from our parent support group helping out at the quiz stations during the fringe activities.
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Students learning to play traditional games during the ‘Kampong Day’ fringe activity.
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Having fun at the ribbon dance activity.