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Mother Tongue Fortnight (Chinese Language)

05 - 15 February 2018

The school’s Chinese New Year Celebrations was carried out in conjunction with the Mother Tongue Fortnight (Chinese Language) activities. In line with the theme ‘Exploring Our Cultural Heritage’, students learnt about the origins and significance of Chinese traditional food and games. 

Much to the delight of our students, the Mother Tongue Languages Department organised food-tasting sessions where food traditionally eaten during the festive period, such as Chinese dumplings and Tang Yuan, was served during recess break. Our Secondary Two and Three students particularly enjoyed playing traditional Chinese games such as Chinese top, shuttlecock kicking and diabolo.

Another aspect of cultural exploration involved our Secondary One students trying their hands at Chinese calligraphy writing. They had fun writing auspicious sayings using the Chinese brush, and while they exchanged auspicious greetings with their teachers and peers, it is also our hope that they will have a wonderful year ahead in the school.

The Secondary Four and Five students, on the other hand, were treated to a session of Chinese popular music, where they learnt to appreciate traditional Chinese elements in many Chinese popular songs.

To usher in the Year of the Dog, the school was elaborately and exquisitely decorated through the Chinese New Year Inter-class Decoration Competition, where all classes played a part in dressing up their classrooms in line with the Chinese New Year theme, as well as Total Defence Day. Students unleashed their creativity in seamlessly combining the two themes, and created the festive ambience in the school through the process.

As part of Chung Cheng’s efforts to contribute meaningfully to the community, the Mother Tongue Languages Department organised a Hamper-making Competition this year. Food items were carefully selected and wrapped into hampers to be gifted to the less fortunate in the community, as we shared the joy and blessings of the festive season and the abundance of Chinese New Year with them. The school also sent our Chinese New Year greetings to the Yishun community by visiting the residents, offering our well wishes as well as Mandarin oranges to conclude the Chinese New Year celebrations.