Fourth Singapore Textbook Recital Competition (Primary and Secondary)
Mother Tongue Fortnight
Mother Tongue Fortnight was mooted in 2012 by MOE to encourage the use of Mother Tongue languages among students. This year Mother Fortnight was conducted from 22 March to 1 April. This was the first time MT department collaborated with EL department to launch the combined Language Fortnight with an opening video created by Mdm Woo, our CL teacher. The video showed a Chinese drum performance igniting a few story characters alive, which were played by three EL teachers. The combined theme for this year Language Fortnight was Reading For Life, as both MT and EL departments view reading as an important platform to enhance students’ language proficiency. Mysterious guests who are EL-medium teachers were invited to tell MT stories to our girls to inspire them to read MT books. The girls were given a customized book mark each after they completed a bingo card with reading activities. An online book fair was also held so that the students had the opportunity to buy reading and enrichment materials to facilitate their learning of the Mother Tongue languages.
A camp was organised for all P4 students to provide them with an immersive environment to learn the use of Mother Tongue Languages (MTL), and to appreciate the respective MTL cultures through hands-on tasks.
Arts Theatre of Singapore Ltd was engaged to perform a Chinese children drama “Tadpole Looking For Mum” via Zoom for our Primary 1 and 2 students. P3 CL teachers conducted a guided reading for our girls on a story book written by Mr Josef Lee. This was followed by an online meet-up with the author, whereby the girls got to learn to draw the character of the story. P5 girls learnt Chinese idioms through the drawing of Comic, while P6 girls learnt the origin and culture of chopsticks. They got to paint on the chopsticks and brought back their chopsticks as souvenirs.
For more details on TL and ML
activities during Mother Tongue Fortnight, please refer to TL and ML pages on
Chinese New Year (CNY) Celebration
To give our girls some “off-screen” time, the Chinese department collaborated with the Art department by getting the girls to make lanterns using red packets, so that they can use it as a decoration for home or in school. After the lantern making session, the girls were treated to a virtual String Ensemble performance by our own Kellock girls. The highlight of the CNY virtual concert is Parent-Child/Family performances. The response received from parents was overwhelming as Kellock parents are known to be supportive of school programme and their children’s learning.
Another interesting programme was “Kellock Mysterious Singer” which allowed the girls to guess who the teacher-singer was. This programme brought the celebration to another climax when answers to the teacher-singer were revealed. The excitement exhibited by the girls were followed by another “off-screen” time, where students got to play a game with their own group members. Towards the end of the celebration, all girls participated through a dance along session with the CNY songs appreciation video. Although they were not able to sing along due to the safe management measures that were put in place, they still enjoy themselves with this little treat by the teachers.
Hopefully next year we can have a live concert in the school hall again!