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Mother Tongue

To support the school's strategic thrusts on Efficacious Learning and Sense of Belonging, the Mother Tongue Department aims to progress by keeping up with changes in society and in MOE policies while exploring creative teaching so as to raise students' interest in learning their mother tongue language.

Mother Tongue Department

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Chinese Language


  • Chinese Newspaper Reading Programme for Secondary 1 to 3 CL students
  • MT Fortnightly Programme ( CL)
  • Chinese Cultural Camp cum Learning Journey
  • Educational Immersion Programme
  • Saints Idol Singing Competition
  • Author –in-residence Programme
  • Immersive Reading Programme
  • Learning Chinese through Comics
  • Buddy Reading Programme in Collaboration with St Andrew’s Junior School
  • Appreciation of Theatre Arts


  • For details on Secondary Chinese Language Syllabus, please click Chinese.

Malay Language


  • Language and Poetry recital competitions
  • MT Fortnight Programme (ML)
  • Malay Cultural Camp
  • Educational Immersion Programme
  • S5 Cluster exams preparation workshops for O-levels exams


  • For details on Secondary Malay Language Syllabus, please click Malay.

Tamil Language


  • Appreciation to Theatre Arts
  • Oral Presentation
  • Murasu Anjal Training Course
  • Read & Review
  • Muthu koodal Tamil Language Camp
  • Poetry Appreciation
  • Get Ready for”N” level workshop
  • How to score high marks for “O” levels workshop


  • For details on Secondary Tamil Language Syllabus, please click Tamil.

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Saints Idol Singing Competition