Hari Raya Celebrations 2022
Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, or the festival of Eid, marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadhan, and the start of a new month on the Islamic calendar, Syawal. Hari Raya Aidil Fitri is a celebration of victory in completing the fast and the overcoming of personal struggles during the Ramadhan, as well as a time of forgiveness and strengthening of bonds amongst family members.
This year, our Malay Department team has put up decorations and an information board on Hari Raya
celebrations which focus on our Malay traditional costumes, food and delicacies during the Hari Raya
festival. We displayed some samples
of baju kurung and baju kebaya, which are the traditional dresses of Malay ladies, at the booth. Our
students also had the opportunity to attempt the ‘Let's Celebrate Hari Raya at Kellock’ quiz on the SLS online platform and win tokens for themselves. They have written greeting cards to their Musli
m friends who celebrate Hari Raya too
Mother Tongue Fortnight 2022
Bahasa Melayu (Primary 1- 6)
‘Bahasa Mencerminkan Budaya, Budaya Melambangkan Nilai’
Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values
This year, the Mother Tongue Fortnight event was conducted from 18th to 31st January 2022. The theme for this year is ‘Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values’, which focuses on customs and festivals. This is also in line with our objective of having more cultural activities in the context of an IJ school. Therefore, for this year, our Primary 1 to Primary 6 Malay students participated in a variety of cultural activities.
Our Primary 1 and 2 students were involved in a Malay Drama. They were exposed to reading dialogues with various expressions. Students truly enjoyed this session as they got the chance to do role plays. Our Primary 3 students did storytelling sessions in class, in which they have chosen stories which are related to the CCE values. Our Primary 4 students were involved in Malay Cultural Camp this year. During the entire camp, they were exposed to mainly four different main activities which consisted of kite-making, also known as Wau, they learned to play the angklung instrument, they did storytelling and last but not least, the making of bunga manggar. Our Primary 5 students did values-based skit performance in class. They prepared their own set of scripts and acted out the different scenarios in front of their peers. In addition, our P3 and P5 students had the opportunity to participate in an ‘Aksyen’ drama workshop. In this workshop, we hope that our students would develop the love of the Malay Language through understanding of the principles of performance art. They would be able to enrich their Malay Language vocabulary by learning some of the terms used in the workshop as they speak the Malay Language confidently among their peers. Our Primary 6 students had taken up a challenging task to prepare a 3-minute Malay speech in class, which was based on values that they have learnt too.
All Malay students were highly encouraged to read different types of books to complete the Bingo Reading Card activity. Students were brought to the school library and teachers have read out stories to them. Through these reading activities, students were exposed to many different genres and types of reading materials. They enjoyed reading short stories and song lyrics, listening to pre-recorded fables, story- telling sessions by their Rakan Bahasa and not forgetting, their non-Malay teachers!
Mother Tongue Fornight 2021
Bahasa Melayu (Primary 1- 6)
‘Membaca untuk Sepanjang Hayat’
This year, the Primary 1 to Primary 6 Malay students took part in varieties of activities in conjunction to Mother Tongue Fortnight, which the theme is Reading for Life.
The Primary 1 students were introduced to Folk songs titled ‘Chan Mali Chan’. The Primary 1 students together with the Primary 3 students also took part in an acting workshop using finger puppets. Similar to Primary 1, the Primary 2 students were also introduced to Folk songs titled _______. The Primary 4 students were involved in a Cultural Camp. In the camp, they were exposed to 4 different activities which consists of kite making which is known as Wau, weaving rattan, Wayang kulit and reciting poem. The Primary 5 students were taught on how to create Proverb stories with comic strip. They then acted out their stories in their respective groups. The Primary 2 together with the Primary 5 students also took part in a Ukulele workshop and were taught on how to create lyrics for proverbs. Lastly, the Primary 6 students were given a challenge. They were challenge to come up with a 3 minute Malay speech based on values that they have learnt thus far. Challenging yet enriching as they get to learn from their peers!
All students also were encourage to read varieties of books to complete the Bingo Reading Card activity. Through these activities, students were exposed to many different kind of reading materials. They enjoyed reading short stories, lyrics and listen to pre-recorded fables story telling session by Rakan Bahasa and also teachers!
Mother Tongue Fornight 2020
Gunakanlah Bahasa Kita
This year, our lower primary, Primary 1-3 students took part in a Storytelling Workshop. The students were taught on how to act out using the finger puppets and were taught how to use the proper intonation when delivering their story. At the end of the workshop, the students did a simple storytelling session to display their learning.
The upper primary, P4-6 students went through a speech and drama workshop. The students were taught the technique of acting and how to use the appropriate language and intonation when delivery their dialogues. At the end of the workshop, the students act out a simple scenario to display their learning. It was indeed an enriching MTL Fortnight for our Malay girls!
The Malay teachers also conducted some level activities during curriculum and recess to encourage students to use the language and also to expose them to our culture. Below are the snippets of what were done during the language week.
Mother Tongue Fortnight
Our Malay girls had an enriching and exciting time reading and doing reading related activities during the last week of Term 1. Students were brought to the library and teachers read out stories to them. After that, students actively participated in doing and completing the reading challenges and tasks allocated for them. Look at the fun they were having!