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Mother Tongue Fortnight 2012

Woodgrove Secondary School held The Mother Tongue Fortnight from 16 July 2012 to 27 July 2012.  The objectives of this event were aimed at creating a conducive environment in which to promote the usage and learning of Mother Tongue Languages outside MTL class and school. Furthermore, the emphasis was to ensure that our students learn and appreciate each other’s cultures and practices through cultural activities and to instil the interest in the learning of Mother Tongue Languages.


The students are enjoying an exciting Malay Drum Performance in the Hall


Mother Tongue Fortnight is a new initiative from MOE for Mother Tongue Languages since 2011. This is the second year our school is organising the event. This year, our focus was on secondary one to secondary three students who were selected to be involved in their own cultural activities.


For Secondary 2 students, they had the opportunity to learn Ketupat Weaving, Clay Modelling and the making of Malay Kites Making and Chinese Opera Masks.


Student learning how to draw batik Painting


Awesome Batik Painting Art Work by student



Ketupat Weaving in progress

We have finally mastered our Ketupat Weaving!

It is really a test of patience and skill


The students are learning how to make a

clown fish using clay


Two adorable clown fishes specially

made by our students

Students are experiencing lantern making by

twisting the wire into different shapes

Our beautiful lanterns made by the students


The Secondary 3 students also had a hand in working on Batik Painting, the making of Chinese Lantern, Chinese Fan Painting and Wayang Kulit puppets. Last for not least, the Chinese Language Department brought 75 students to the Drama Centre Theatre for a cultural performance “Lao Jiu”.


In addition to the fun and excitement through the cultural activities, the students gained a deeper insight into their own culture and learned to appreciate them better.