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Chinese New Year Celebrations

The Chinese New Year celebrations is one of the festive occasions that students in Bendemeer Primary School celebrate to raise awareness of the Chinese culture in multi-racial Singapore. Students were encouraged to be in their ethnic costumes on the day of celebration. An educational package was carried out in the classrooms followed by a concert lined up with a fantastic array of programmes. The Lion Dance and the God of Fortune were very much looked forward to by all audience. This year’s concert also featured a skit by our teachers and students, along the skit were songs and dance items, a quiz on the legend of the creature Nian and community singing. The concert ended with a blast with a short dance item finale by our Chinese teachers.


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Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Fortnight

Mother Tongue Language Fortnight is a key annual event to provide an engaging environment for the learning of Mother Tongue Languages (MTL). 


Key Highlights of MTL Fortnight:

MTL Fortnight Activities and Competition

A variety of activities are organised to encourage pupils to actively use MTL and appreciate its associated culture. Pupils also participate in various MTL competitions such as storytelling, choral recitation, singing, penmanship and creative writing competition.



Cultural Appreciation Activities

Cultural activities allow pupils to experience their culture through hand-on activities. Different levels were exposed to different cultural activities such as tea appreciation, Chinese brush painting, bean art.



Cultural booths

The Chinese calligraphy and paper-cutting booths were set up in the school canteen to allow pupils to learn more about the tradition and culture.


MTL Cultural Camp

Mother Tongue Language Cultural Camp is an annual key programme for our P3 pupils. It creates an exciting environment for pupils to learn and appreciate Mother Tongue Language (MTL) and its culture.


Conversational Chinese Programme

Conversational Chinese Programme is organised to expose our P3 and P4 non-Chinese pupils to Chinese Language and its culture. By exposing our pupils to different Mother Tongue languages, we hope to emphasise the importance of racial harmony to our pupils.


Useful Links

Digital Instructional resources (DIR) for the new CL Curriculum -http://xuele.edumall.sg/xuele/slot/u107/index1.html

Zao Bao - Little Boat - http://www.zaobao.com/boat/boat.html

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