Mother Tongue Department
Key Events and Activities
Every student a passionate and confident users of the Mother Tongue Language.
To nurture thinking individuals and passionate users of Mother Tongue Languages.
- Communication skills in MTL – students possess the attitude and habit in using MTL in their daily communications;
- Deep understanding and appreciation of one’s own Mother Tongue culture and with cross-cultural awareness;
- Critical thinking skills to question and innovate
Key Events & Activities in 2020
P4 MT Camp
MT Fortnight Activities
Speech & Drama Programme
Celebration of Festivals
Local Learning Journeys
1. The 2nd Text Recital Competition for Primary and Secondary Schools 2019
1. Pertandingan Sahibba (Malay Scrabble Competition - Zonal level)
|Anasofia Binte Mohamad Norfitri|
Certificate of Participation
|Nur Azliana Binte Azrin||5 Care||Certificate of Participation|
|Erfa Hanis Binte Muhammad Khairul Fahmi||5 Charity||Certificate of Participation|
|Muhammad Nur Razzak Muhammad Ridhuan||5 Charity||Certificate of Participation|
2. Rakan Bahasa Penterjemah Pintar 2019 (National level)
|Erfa Hanis Binte Muhammad Khairul Fahmi|
|Certificate of Participation|
|Muhammad Nur Razzak Muhammad Ridhuan|
|Certificate of Participation|
1. Oratorical Competition organised by Telok Blangah CC
2. Tamil Literary Competitions by Gambas CC Indian Activity Executive Committee
3. Muthamizh Vizha 2019
Overseas Learning Journey to Sarawak
A group of selected Primary 5 Malay and Chinese Language students went on an overseas immersion programme to Kuching, Sarawak in June. The main objective of this immersion programme was to create awareness and increase the students' knowledge and sensitivity to the arts, language and cultures of their counterparts in Kuching, Sarawak. During this trip, students had the opportunity to visit SK St Mary (Primary) School and many historic places in Kuching, Sarawak such as the ‘Rumah Panjang’. Throughout the trip, they have experienced learning in a different context and made new friends with the students from SK St Mary (Primary) School. The students also enjoyed learning about the rich history and culture of the people in Kuching, Sarawak.
Pongal Celebration @ Evergreen Primary School
Chinese New Year Celebration
Evergreen primary school celebrated CNY with exciting hall performances and subsequent classroom activities on the eve of Chinese New Year, 24 January. Our pupils were excited by the presence of the lion dance and mascot. Everyone had a great time enjoying the concert and the classroom activities. For the classroom activities, the lower primary students had a good time colouring the picture of the Rat which is the zodiac of the year. The middle primary students had fun creating their own bookmarks. The upper primary students learned how to make chinese lanterns. Through the above fun activities, the students learned & appreciated the Chinese traditions as they celebrated this special day with their schoolmates.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Eid Mubarak)
In times of COVID-19 pandemic, the Malay
Department brought the Hari Raya celebration online. An initiative to celebrate
Hari Raya responsibly. Entitled, Circuit Breaker Raya Online 2020 (C.B.R.O.
2020), efforts were made by staff and students of EGPS to adapt to the new
norms. Students and staff show resilience during this pandemic period and still
are able to celebrate the joyous occasion meaningfully. While the Muslim staff
and students navigate through a different kind of celebration this year, it is one
that is full of meaning, that strengthen family bonds and stay connected in the
comfort of their own homes.
EGPS came together as one to celebrate Deepavali. Our students were treated to a concert featuring our Indian Dance CCA members and also took part in an interactive segment where they tried their hands at grooving to a catchy ‘Bhangra’ music. Selected students also took part in a quiz which was designed to address some common misconceptions about Deepavali, after watching a video based on the same theme.
Target group: All P1 to P6 pupils
Timeframe: 7 July to 17 July 2020
To create an environment that encourages students to use MTL.
To provide a platform for students to appreciate and understand the richness of the 3 Mother Tongues Languages and its culture.
To create cross-cultural awareness.
Communication, collaboration and information skill
Cross cultural skills
The MT department had put up some interesting and engaging booths pertaining to the 3 main cultures unique to Singapore in the month of July for T.G.I.F. Activities such as painting of ‘vilakku’ (oil lamp), making of ‘Bungga Mangar’ and designing of Chinese Opera masks served as a gateway for our students to learn more about each culture’s distinctive attributes in a fun and meaningful way.