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, overseas immersion trip, enrichment classes and Chinese theatre exposure programme.
3) P5 Hangzhou Immersion Trip (2018)
A Cultural Immersion Trip to Hangzhou was organized for selected P5 pupils during the June school holidays. During the six-day immersion programme, pupils and accompanying teachers were exposed to Chinese literature and culture. With a school-immersion trip to Jincheng Foreign Language School (金城外国语小学), our girls had the opportunity to experience school-life with their counterparts.
Touring Hangzhou was an incredible experience. The unique session on paper umbrella painting, scenic views of the West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda, and visits to Song Dynasty City and Tea Museum, had indeed captivated the hearts and interest of our pupils. On the last lap of the journey, pupils also toured the historic Mausoleum of General Yue Fei and learnt about his great contributions to the Song imperial government.
Apart from enriching pupils with knowledge, this platform has enabled them to cultivate self-reliance, independence and foster camaraderie.
The Mother Tongue Reading Fiesta is organised to promote reading of Mother Tongue storybooks amongst pupils, as well as to increase their confidence in using their own Mother Tongue.
Interactive and fun activities were planned to encourage pupils to read Mother Tongue storybooks. These include exhibition of pupils’ work; a prize redemption booth for pupils to redeem prizes based on the number of stars accumulated in their own reading booklets; borrow-a-book activity was available to encourage pupils to read more Mother Tongue books. Enhancing the fun element, a photo booth was available for students to pose with the provided props and take fun shots with their friends. Overall, students have enjoyed themselves during the fiesta.
The Chinese New Year concert was a joyful event in SMPS. The performing arts group (Chinese Dance, International dance and Harmonica) put up a fabulous performance for the whole school. There were also sing-along sessions and acrobatics performances during the concert. This year, we invited the non-teaching staff to join us in our celebrations.