The school’s Malay department aims to develop students to be able to use the language fluently and confidently in formal and informal context.
Besides developing students to become passionate Malay Language learners, we also focus on exposing the students to the Malay culture so that they can truly appreciate their roots and traditions. Many programmes and activities were planned and carried out in order to achieve the desired outcomes.
Key Programmes and Activities
1. Mother Tongue Language Fortnight
During the MTL Fortnight 2022, students were introduced to the different types of Malay traditional outfits such as the Baju Kurung, Baju Kebaya, Baju Melayu Cekak Musang and Baju Melayu Teluk Belanga. They learnt about the significance behind the design of each traditional outfit. In addition, they also learnt about the different accessories that can be worn to match these traditional outfits.
Students were then engaged with the Paper Doll activity. P1 to P3 students get to colour and decorate their paper dolls while the P4 to P6 students had the opportunity to design, colour and decorate their paper dolls. This activity was adapted from the resources shared by the Malay Heritage Centre.
2. MT Reading Fiesta
The Mother Tongue Reading Fiesta 2022 is organised to encourage students to read story books from their respective Mother Tongue Language, as well as to increase their confidence in using their own Mother Tongue Language. Interactive and fun activities were planned to encourage students to read Malay story books.
|Reading e-story book using iPads
3. Rakan Bahasa
The Rakan Bahasa initiative is organised by the Malay Language Council to encourage students who are passionate about the Malay Language and culture, to spread the love of the language to their peers, friends and families. Two of our Primary 5 students were appointed to be Rakan Bahasa 2022.
Apart from being role models, the two Rakan Bahasa had to complete the Kembara Rakan Bahasa, a mission card where they had to complete tasks that tested their language proficiency and skills such as speaking and writing skills. The two Rakan Bahasa also took part in the Teevers Competition, where they had to play the role of a newscaster and create a report on Malay Arts. For this competition, they chose to report on Dikir Barat, a style of Malay choral singing that is popular in Singapore and Malaysia.
In July, our two Rakan Bahasa also participated in the Penterjemah Pintar Competition, which is a translation competition. After the preliminary round, they qualified for the grand finals in August. With their tenacious effort, they emerged as the first runners-up.
4. S5 Cluster Storytelling Competition - Bacalah Adikku 2022
A group of Primary 1 to Primary 3 students took part in the annual Bacalah Adikku 2022 Story Telling Competition jointly organised by Anglo-Chinese (Junior) School and Stamford Primary School for schools in the S5 cluster.
This story telling competition was held via online and aimed to provide opportunities for students to use Malay Language in an authentic context and to encourage students to read Malay Language story books widely. The theme for last year’s competition is Teamwork.
|Our Primary 1 and 2 won 1st and 2nd places
1) Kamus Dewan Online
2) Berita Harian SG
|Title of Competition
|Penterjemah Pintar 2022
(Rakan Bahasa Translation Competition 2022)
| 2nd place
|Bacalah Adikku 2022 (S5 Cluster)
||Primary 1 Category
Our P1 students won 1st and 2nd places.
They also won the Best Props, Best Script and Best Costume.
||Primary 2 Category
Our P2 students won 1st and 2nd places.
They also won the Best Props and Best Script.