2017 National Primary Schools Chinese Story-Telling Competition
Charisse Lee of P5 Jupiter has obtained a merit award in 2017 National Primary Schools Chinese Story-Telling Competition ; a competition that was jointly organised by the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan, the Singapore Middle School Chinese Teachers’ Association and Ai Tong Primary School. The objective of the competition is to encourage students to learn Chinese language and to promote Chinese culture and traditional values. There was a total of 42 schools that participated in this competition, and out of 77 students, Charisse was selected into the finals
Mother Tongue Fortnight (16 January- 27 January 2017)
This is the sixth consecutive year that the MTL Department has organized the Mother Tongue Fortnight for our students in CHIJ (Kellock). The theme for this year’s fortnight is a continuation from last year’s theme: Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values. The main objective of the fortnight is to get our students to appreciate the values as we believe that values play a crucial role in nurturing a child’s growth. As we know that the learning of language and culture is inseparable, the students’ awareness and appreciation of their own Mother Tongue culture will nurture them into gracious ladies of the future.
We had planned various activities to deepen this unique theme. Mr Vincent Ng （翁清海）, a well-known martial art artist who had won multiple accolades such as World Wushu Champion and was also a 3-time SEA Games Gold Medalist, was the special guest for the opening of our Mother Tongue Fortnight. Through the learning of Wushu, Mr Vincent Ng brought across Wushu values and ethics and how it was similar to the cultivating of good values, so that our students could appreciate the essence of Wushu. Our girls enjoyed watching a Wushu display by Vincent’s top Wushu team. Two of his team members clinched the SEA Games Wushu championship recently.
Similar to previous years, we invited special guests to speak to our girls to inspire them to love their own Mother Tongue language. This year we were very privileged to have popular artiste, Miss Jesseca Liu（刘子绚） and MediaCorp Radio Yes 933 FM DJ, Mr Kenneth Chung（钟坤华） to share with our P5 and P6 girls on the importance of learning their own Mother Tongue language. Some other activities planned for the students included story-telling cum making of mini books, comics workshops, creative writing workshops, pre assembly mass story sharings, book fairs, language and cultural camps, learning journey to Little India and others.
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Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebrations (Friday, 27 January 2017)
CHIJ (Kellock) celebrated Lunar New Year on 27 January, Friday in the morning. The CNY concert began after the Beginning of year Mass commencement. We ushered in the Year of the Rooster with a dance performance by a group of P6 students. The dance song lyrics was written by our Chinese Language teacher. Every year, the lion dance performance is the highlight of the CNY concert, and this year was no exception as well. Students were entertained with a fun guessing programme termed “Who is behind the Mask”, and at the same time, enjoyed the choreography of performance by our talented teachers. Our charming “Story Fairy” narrated the story of “Nian” in a dazzling way to engage the students too. Similar to previous years, the concert ended with the staff and students singing CNY songs together.
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