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English Department

We believe that enhancing students’ learning interest is the key to inspire enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Our school-based curriculum facilitates students’ acquisition of English language, we provide motivated and interesting activities in and outside the classes. Students are exposed to suitable English texts and materials found in daily life. In actual lessons, we conduct step-by-step teaching via scaffolding strategy to cater for individual differences.

The Subject Objectives of English Language is for students to:
• improve the English proficiency
• provide a solid foundation for the generic skills
• arouse their interest in acquiring, developing and applying the language
• maintain a high level of learning motivation and academic performance
• foster positive values and attitudes

Key Stage I : P.1- P.3 Curriculum
(PLP-R/W - Primary Literacy Programme –Reading and Writing)
In order to motivate our students for English learning and improve the literacy levels of the students, we have adopted the PLP-R/W (Primary Literacy Programme –Reading and Writing Programme) for P.1 to P.3 students. PLP-R/W is to help develop students’ phonological awareness and promotes the use of the five reading teaching strategies: Storytelling, Reading Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading and Independent Reading; and the two writing teaching strategies: Shared Writing and Process Writing. It provides real-world tasks that reflect the integration of all language skills, which has resulted in the production of learning. It foster students’ independence and motivation in reading and writing. It also advocates setting up supportive language-rich whole school and classroom environments and establishing classroom management systems. Students’ interest in reading will then be cultivated. The storybooks and texts cover a variety of interesting topics that are related to the daily life of the students. We also hope that they can enjoy learning English through different activities in the lessons.

Students also have access to e-Learning, utilizing multiple phonic apps and reading materials on iPads and spell into words and interact with AR Alphabet.

Key Stage II: P.4 – 6 Curriculum (School-based Approach)
In this stage, we use school-based approach as the main teaching strategy. School-based reading and speaking programme has been adopted this year. Various reading and speaking activities include storybook sharing, guided reading and speaking, have been carried out. Students have access to reading different text types either from the course books or from texts given by teachers. Following the principle of Read to Learn and Co-operative Learning, students extract and gather useful information from the reading materials, then discuss and exchange information in small groups. Finally, they have to complete the meaningful tasks designed by teachers. Teachers use games and other activities with fun elements to develop students’ interest in learning and confidence in using English. Through the process, students are able to develop and strengthen their generic skills.

For self-directed-learning, students could make use of the self-learning tools like note-taking and pre-reading activities.

Native English Teacher Scheme (NET Scheme)
Mr. Marek Steenkamp and Miss Devina Wong are the Native English Teachers (NET) of our school this year.

Being young and energetic, they would develop Literacy Programme for P.1-6 and conduct a reading lesson for each class each week. This reading progamme aims to enhance the reading proficiency of students. It also helps teachers cater for learner diversity and provide children with intensive support through small group teaching. The NET co-plans and co-teaches with P.1-6 English teachers to deliver proactive methodologies to enhance the English skills in reading, writing and speaking.

Mr. Steenkamp and Miss Devina lead a variety of extra-curricular activities such as English Playgroup, Drama Club, English Debate Class and Creative Writing Class and the Puppetry Group. Students could enhance their English by joining the extra-curricular activities according to their interests.

They would help elite students in P.4-6 to achieve even more in Enrichment Class. To help the students to build up the confidence in speaking and writing, he would train P.3 and P.6 students in the P.3 TSA Speaking Drilling and P.6 students in the P.6 Interview Preparation Sessions.

They would prepare and conduct activities on Wednesday Morning English Assembly, English Theme Activities (English Speaking Days) and English Week to enhance students' motivation and skills in speaking English.

Further enhancements Activities
To further enhance our students, our school has adopted the following programmes:

1. Wednesday Morning Assembly


2. The Drama Club


3. The English Debate Class


4. The Creative Writing Class


5. The Puppetry Group


6. The International School Speaking Sessions Group


7. The Saturday English Playgroup


8. The Choral Speaking Club


9. The English Bridging Course


10. The English Ambassador Training Course


11. The Themed Activities