The school aims to cultivate pupils’ interest in Chinese Language and further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through various platforms.
Programmes are organised to engage pupils and support learning. These programmes include the Mother Tongue Language Fortnight programmes, language and cultural camps, enrichment classes and Chinese theatre exposure programme.
Key Programmes and Activities
1) Mother Tongue Language Fortnight 2022
To tie in with St Margaret’s Family’s 180th anniversary theme “Let our light shine”, the theme of the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration organised by the SMS(P) Mother Tongue department put great emphasis on letting the creativity of our students shines and the importance of bonding as a school family.
The celebration started weeks before Term 3 Week 10 where our Middle Primary students made their own lanterns using recycled materials, while the lower Primary students decorated their individual animal lanterns. Our Upper Primary students also designed their own comics based on our school values.
During the week of Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration, the whole school celebrated with lower Primary students touring the school compound with their lanterns, and staff and students guessing riddles and making soft clay mooncakes during recesses.
The Mid-Autumn Celebration has showcased the creativity of the students, allowing them to continue to learn, grow and shine together.
Comics drawing activity
Guessing the riddles
Design your own lantern activity
Knowing more about Mid Autumn Festival
2) P3 Mother Tongue Cultural Camp 2022
This year all the students in P3 participated in the P3 MTL Cultural Camp on 24 May 2022. The objective of this Cultural Camp is to encourage the appreciation of different cultures that students are exposed to in school and to educate them to welcome diversity and appreciate different cultures. The three fun and interactive activities that we arranged for our students during the camp are Chinese fan making, Malay Wayang Kulit making and Rangoli making. All the P3 pupils has learnt more about each other’s respective traditions and customs through the Cultural Camp.
Student is doing great for her Rangoli Making
Student presenting her work proudly
A wonderful piece of Wayang Kulit
Student is coloring her Wayang Kulit before cutting and assembling the components
Student concentrating on making Chinese fan
Here comes the team work for our Rangoli making
3) Chinese New Year Celebrations 2023
The school celebrated Chinese New Year on 20th of January 2023. Students celebrated Chinese New Year with exciting recess activities such as Song Dedication and Writing Well Wishes to their family members. Students also designed their own red packets and created their own rabbit origami in class.
We ended the Chinese New Year celebrations with a concert. Students sang and danced along to the Chinese New Year songs. It was a memorable day for all the students.
Dancing during Concert
Fashion Show during Concert
4) Level Competitions - P1 to P6
To create a vibrant MTL learning environment in school, level competitions are organised for all levels, such as story-telling, creative writing, language quizzes, etc. Besides aiming to raise pupils’ Mother Tongue proficiency, the level competitions also serve as platforms for pupils to showcase their skills and talents.