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- Highly proficient in the use of Mother Tongue Languages
- Confident and articulate speakers
- Rooted in the values and appreciative of their cultural heritage
- CNY Celebrations (Term 1)
- Mother Tongue Fortnight & Cultural Camp (Term 3-4)
- Cultural Performance Exposure (Term 2-3)
- Cultural Exposure through Seal-carving.
- Cultural Exposure through Ink-and-water painting; Traditional book-binding
- Cultural Exposure through Diabolo Experience; Prof. Wang Deyuan's seminar; Innamorati Two Musical
Create your own Newspaper Competition
The 8th National Chinese News Clip Competition 2016
Mother Tongue Department had taken part in various National Competitions to further expose our students to greater challenges. The following students have done HS proud by wining in “N3 Malay Cluster Scrabble Competition” and in “The 8th National Chinese News Clip Competition 2016”.
Our Hougeans did the school proud and won the Silver Award in the “The 8th National Chinese News Clip Competition 2016 ”. Chen Qing Xiang (3E1), Lim JiaXuan(3E1), Chester See (3E4 ) and Lim Si Ying (3E4) had spent weeks on their preparation. From brainstorming for the topic to be reported to writing down their own script has taught them life skills beyond their classroom. The students leveraged on the shopping event “One Dream – HOME” which was a collaboration among the various stakeholders such as Nanyang Polytechnic volunteers, our PSG members, our Alumni members and our own Hougeans. They featured on the spirit of volunteerism and interviewed many voices from the different stakeholders. They took many pictures and many video clips, sorted them, sieving out the best takes and edited with their new found skills on video editing. They spent hours and even nights in school just to make sure the best is presented, up till the very hour of submission, there were amendments to be made. The 3 minute news clip was finally produced and submitted to the organization.
An invitation to attend the award ceremony came from the organizer and we went to the ceremony without knowing the outcome. Out of more than 30 schools, at that moment where the good news was announced, Hougang Secondary emerged as the runner up (Silver Award). The hard work of the students were paid off.
Chen Qing Xiang commented that by taking part in the competition, she had learnt that no success can be celebrated without any effort. She discovered the true value of a team player and an active contributor by overcoming difficulties encountered during the process. Lim Jia Xuan realised the sweat behind every news broadcasted on TV and published on newspaper, “it’s not easy.”
Picture 1 学生在演出现场
Picture 2 学生在观赏节目之后分享自己的感受
Picture 3 学生在观赏之后接受媒体采访
External Competitions 2017
The Mother Tongue Malay Unit participated in two essay writing competitions held in July and August respectively. The following three lower secondary students participated in National Malay Writing Competition organised by Nusa Malay Language Centre and they won the BRONZE AWARD.
1) Aliyah Fatonah from 2E2
2) Nur Aini Amirah from 2E2
3) Alif Ridhwan from 2E2
Also, our upper secondary students participated in Malay Writing Contest 2017 (National Level) organised by EDN-Media Consultant Pte Ltd. Muhammad Amirul from 3E3 won the SILVER AWARD while the following five students won the GOLD AWARD.
1) Muhammad Hariz from 3E1
2) Dini Umaira from 3E2
3) Iffa Nasyira from 3E3
4) Sushmita Kaur from 3E3
5) Muhammad Nur Hakim from 3E4
Hana Natisha from 3E3 who also won the GOLD AWARD came in the TOP 30 (number 27) placing in the National Level competition.