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Tamil Language

Mother Tongue Fortnight 2022


தமிழ் மொழி (Primary 1- 6)
Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values
மொழியின் வெளிபாடு கலாச்சாரம்;
கலாச்சாரத்தின் பிரதிபலிப்பு நன்னெறிகள்.


This year, Mother Fortnight was conducted from 18 to 31 January. The theme 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, this year, the Primary 1 to Primary 6 Tamil students took part in varieties of activities in conjunction to Mother Tongue Fortnight.

The Primary 1 and 3 students were involved in Naadaga Arangam activity. The students enjoyed the Street Drama or also known as Theru Koothu in Tamil Language. The students were given opportunity to role-play which helped to build students confidence in speaking in Tamil Language. Primary 2 students were involved in Karagattam. Students were introduced to the folk dance and were taught on how to make a Karagam.

P4 attended the Language camp, Indian students were involved in the following activities: 
o Kolam
o Puppetry
o Flower Tying
o Language-based activities

Lastly, our P6 students were involved in the Public Speaking Workshop. The workshop introduces the key elements of a being a good and confident student. Through interactive activities, constructive evaluations and presentations, students have had an opportunity to develop self-confidence.

During MT Fortnight 2022, Tamil Language department wanted to provide platforms and opportunities for students to learn the Tamil language as “Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values.” All students were encourage to read variety of books to complete the Bingo Reading Card. Through these activities, students were exposed to many different kind of reading materials. Therefore, this year we had Mystery Readers reading various stories for our students. We take this opportunity to thank all our Mystery Readers!

Reading @ Kellock

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P1 & P3 Street Drama also known as Theru Koothu 

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P4 Cultural Camp

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P2 Karagattam

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P6 Public Speaking Workshop

Our P6 Public Speaking Workshop introduces the key elements of a being a good and confident student. Through interactive activities, constructive evaluations and presentations, students have had an opportunity to develop self-confidence.
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Mother Tongue Fortnight 2022


தமிழ் மொழி (Primary 1- 6)
Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values
மொழியின் வெளிபாடு கலாச்சாரம்;
கலாச்சாரத்தின் பிரதிபலிப்பு நன்னெறிகள்.


This year, Mother Fortnight was conducted from 18 to 31 January. The theme 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, this year, the Primary 1 to Primary 6 Tamil students took part in varieties of activities in conjunction to Mother Tongue Fortnight.

The Primary 1 and 3 students were involved in Naadaga Arangam activity. The students enjoyed the Street Drama or also known as Theru Koothu in Tamil Language. The students were given opportunity to role-play which helped to build students confidence in speaking in Tamil Language. Primary 2 students were involved in Karagattam. Students were introduced to the folk dance and were taught on how to make a Karagam.

P4 attended the Language camp, Indian students were involved in the following activities: 
o Kolam
o Puppetry
o Flower Tying
o Language-based activities

Lastly, our P6 students were involved in the Public Speaking Workshop. The workshop introduces the key elements of a being a good and confident student. Through interactive activities, constructive evaluations and presentations, students have had an opportunity to develop self-confidence.

During MT Fortnight 2022, Tamil Language department wanted to provide platforms and opportunities for students to learn the Tamil language as “Language Unlocks Culture, Culture Reflects Values.” All students were encourage to read variety of books to complete the Bingo Reading Card. Through these activities, students were exposed to many different kind of reading materials. Therefore, this year we had Mystery Readers reading various stories for our students. We take this opportunity to thank all our Mystery Readers!

Reading @ Kellock

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P1 & P3 Street Drama also known as Theru Koothu 

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P4 Cultural Camp

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P2 Karagattam

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P6 Public Speaking Workshop

Our P6 Public Speaking Workshop introduces the key elements of a being a good and confident student. Through interactive activities, constructive evaluations and presentations, students have had an opportunity to develop self-confidence.
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Mother Tongue Fornight 2021

தமிழ் மொழி (Primary 1- 6)
‘என்றென்றும் தமிழில் வாசிப்போம்; தமிழை நேசிப்போம்!’

Reading is vital to every child’s success, both academically and in life, and raising children as readers’ means getting them involved right from when they are young. Thus, we chose Reading for Life as the theme of this year’s Mother Tongue Fortnight. Therefore, this year, the Primary 1 to Primary 6 Tamil students took part in varieties of activities in conjunction to Mother Tongue Fortnight.

The Primary 1 and 2 students were involved in Paati Sonna Kathaigal activity where the students were introduced to Indian Folk Tales. The Primary 3 students enjoyed the Street Drama or also known as Theru Koothu in Tamil Language. The students were given opportunity to role-play which helped to build students confidence in speaking in Tamil Language. The Primary 4 students were involved in a Cultural Camp. In the camp, P4 Indian students were involved in the following activities 

    • Kolam
    • Puppetry
    • Flower Tying
    • Language based activities

The P5 students also had exposure to a cultural game called ‘Uri Adittal.’ This is a game usually played in villages during festive periods. They managed to engage in similar activity at school. Lastly, our P6 students were involved in the Public Speaking Workshop. The workshop introduces the key elements of a being a good and confident student. Through interactive activities, constructive evaluations and presentations, students have had an opportunity to develop self-confidence.

During MT Fortnight 2021, Tamil Language department wanted to provide platforms and opportunities for students to develop a love for the language through reading. All students were encourage to read variety of books to complete the Bingo Reading Card. Through these activities, students were exposed to many different kind of reading materials. Therefore, this year we had Mystery Readers reading various stories for our students. We take this opportunity to thank all our Mystery Readers!


Inter-school Virtual Tamil Language Competitions 2021

Amid Covid-19 endemic, our Tamil girls took part in various virtual competitions such as story-telling, role-play, story review and Poetry writing/recitation organized by Kolam Ayer CC. Congrats to our following girls who showcased their best talents when competing with other school students.
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Bharathiyar Competitions 2021  
Our P1-P3 Tamil students took part in a drawing competition. This was based on a famous poet Bharathiyar. Students watched the songs via YouTube and re-created visuals on what they have understood.
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S4 Cluster Toast Master Workshop and Competition 2021 

Our P5 Tamil students took part in Toastmaster workshop and competition organized by our S4 Cluster Schools. Students were involved in a Toast Master workshop. Following that they were given topics to showcase their spoken skills. Our Kellock girls came in 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the competition. Congratulations!  It was indeed a good learning experience for all of them. 

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National Tamil Debate Competition 2021

Our P5 and P6 Tamil students took part in the National Tamil Debate Competition. This is an annual event that our school participates. Due to Covid-19 endemic, this year it was held virtually. It was a new experience for all of them. Our students learnt on how to do research on the given topics and presented their prepared speech and attempt rebuttals as well.

MOTHER TONGUE FORTNIGHT 2020


Pongaal Recess Activity 2020

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Our girls had an enriching time learning more about Pongaal festival by participating in the various activities Pongaal recess activity. Our girls had the opportunity to experience the auspicious boiling of milk and learn more about Indian culture and Ponggal. 

P6 Public Speaking Workshop
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Our P6 Public Speaking Workshop introduces the key elements of a being a good and confident student. Through interactive activities, constructive evaluations and presentations, students have had an opportunity to develop self-confidence.

Mystery Reader@Kellock 
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During MT Fortnight 2020,Tamil Language department aims to provide platforms and opportunities for students to develop a love for the language through reading. Therefore, this year we invited Miss Manju Balakrishnan, who is from MediaCorp. She is one of the highly regarded media personnel in both the local and international media fraternity. Our girls were interactive and participated during the story telling. 

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Let’s Read @ Kellock


Our Tamil 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 took part actively in doing and completing the reading challenges and tasks allocated for them. Reading is Fun!

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P4

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