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English Department Teachers
Ms Seah Jiemin
(LH / EL)
Mdm Angeline Ng
(Year Head - Lower Sec)
Ms Nurul Jannah
Ms Chan Wei Han
Ms Rusydiah Binte Abdul Razak
Mr Joshua Choo Ms Maryam Ms Nurul Amalina Ms Verona
Ms Sarah Oh
Ms Kali Sri D/O Sivanantham
Mdm Palai  Ms Dorothy Ang
Ms Angel Chng (AED)Ms Agnes Goh

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EL Curricular Goals:
  • To develop confident students through enabling them to be effective communicators in EL
  • To develop students with the appropriate language skills to meet the expectations of an ever changing society
  • To develop passion for the language through reading a variety of texts in EL

In order to achieve our goals, the English Department focuses on giving our students various platforms to develop their confidence in using the English Language in order to serve them well in our fast-paced society. Some
programme highlights include the following:


Reading Education

All Lower Secondary students undergo the Department’s READ 1 and READ 2 reading programme. Materials are specially selected to expose our Secondary One and Two students to various topics which broaden their knowledge. Reading education continues at the Upper Secondary with emphasis placed on reading materials that are culled from current affairs from print and non-print sources, to help build content in order for our students to be able to discuss issues and use their knowledge in both the oral and written component of the syllabus.

The school’s Normal Technical classes are given a special Compensatory Reading Programme to help them level up their reading skills and to support their English Language learning. The programme has positive effects on the students’ overall English Language performance.

Experiential Learning platforms:

The Department leverages on our school's signature programmes to make the learning of English practical, fun and authentic. All Secondary One students participate in the annual Chingay Parade, and the curriculum is specially designed based on the theme on 'Festivals & Culture'. At the end of the event, students complete a task-based project and capture their experience at Chingay in a special Chingay Report. The Secondary Two students learn about proposal writing after they visit performing arts venues as part of the school's Arts Education Programme. The Secondary Three students learn precise vocabulary usage to write about their overseas mountain climbing experience, while the Secondary Four and Five students take on the task of researching on their career choice and aspirations through the school's Education and Career Guidance (ECG) programme.

Remediation and Enrichment include:

·         Small group consultation sessions for selected students

·         Timed-practice sessions (TIPs) for graduating cohorts

·         Chingay Project for Sec 1

·         Competitions at school, zonal or national levels

·         Skits, drama presentation, inter-class debates, viewing of plays/musicals

·         Writing for CHR Highlights

·         Sec 4 & 5 debate

2018 Achievements
  • 17th Inter-School National Scrabble Championship:  ‘B’ Division Bowl Category – 2nd 
Tan Ying An, Felicia (3E2), Alejandro Miguel Ramiro (3E4), Andre Mitchell Lorenzo (3E4), Fajutag John Francis (3E4), Goh Jun Wei Shannon (3E4)

2017 Achievements
  • 16th Inter-School National Scrabble Championship: 2nd (Bowl Category)
  • All In! Young Writers Festival 55 Word Fiction Competition Runner Up: Thea Sin (4E1)
  • All In! Young Writers Festival 10 Word Story Competition: Sara Wong (4E2)
  • Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition: Thea Sin (4E1) - Gold, Farah Frauder (4E1) - Silver, Rachel Liew (4E1) - Silver, Aruneetha (3E1) - Silver, Anusha (4E4) - Bronze, Stroma (3E1) - Bronze
  • 7th Super Zonal Scrabble Competition: 'NT' Category - 3rd and 4th position, 'C' Division (North Zone) - Merit Award (5th out of 20 teams)