English & Social Studies Department
Vision: Towards Linguistic Excellence
Mission: To develop pupils’ linguistic and communicative competency so as to enable them to become independent learners through meaningful tasks and activities.
HOD English / Social Studies
Mdm Azizah A. Latiff
Level HeadMdm Lakshmi Arivananthan
Mdm Sarina Mohamed (Level Leader)
Ms Phoon Sui Hoi
Mdm Sri Priya
Mdm Zarina Hassan
Ms Michelle Lin (AED)
Mdm Rasidah Abdul Wahab (Level Leader)
Mrs Karyn Hon Tham Tsui Yee
Mr Yip Yew Wing
Mdm Grace Ho Sze Hwei
Mr Roslan Yahya (Level Leader)
Mr Benedict Tan Hock Leng
Mdm Mehmutha Beevi d/o Kutus (Level Leader)
Mdm Vivien Gwee Shay Nee
Mr Eddy Chua Boon Chiew
Ms Yogeswary d/o Subramaniam (Level Leader)
Mdm Francis Anita
Mr Ong Yam Huat
Mdm Azizah A. Latiff
Mdm Noranisah Kamis (Level Leader)
Mdm Lakshmi Arivananthan
Mrs Lee Siew Fung
Mr Tan Teik Keat (AJT)
Mr Ang Guan Piew (FEL)
The English Language instructional programmes in the classroom are aligned with the principles of language learning and teaching in the EL Syllabus.
The following principles are embedded in the instructional programmes:
English Language Support Programmes
The Learning Support Programme
The Learning Support Programme is a specialized language and literacy programme. It aims to provide additional support to pupils to help them cope with mainstream work.
Speech & Drama
Speech & Drama programme aims to help pupils acquire both confidence and effective communication skills, help pupils develop and discover themselves and present their own ideas, and allow pupils to express freely and explore their imaginations.
The school started on a pilot project infusing ICT into the teaching of English Language at the Primary 4 level in 2016. It uses the theory of Knowledge Building (KB) and the Knowledge Forum ICT platform to equip pupils with 21st Century Competencies to contribute and co-create knowledge. Students own the learning, its outcomes and processes. Teachers design and facilitate learning that is guided by KB principles. It is now carried out in selected P4 and P5 classes.
We used KB for the specific skill of enhancing Stimulus-Based Conversation (SBC). The main idea is to create a culture of idea generation and leading on to idea building. Another KB activity was the alignment of the STELLAR units as well as current affairs (newspaper articles) to share on the KF platform.
Students are able to ask
questions to build on ideas and generate new ideas as well. Students are
engaged in discourse to share with one another, and to improve the knowledge
advancement in the classroom. The discourse on the platform also allows
teachers the flexibility to provide immediate feedback and also to highlight
Social Studies Learning Journeys (2018)