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The Tamil Language Department in Yishun Primary School, aims to anchor the Indian culture and values in our pupils and also inspire them to perform to the best of their abilities in keeping the Tamil Language alive in Singapore.
The department will strive to encourage the use of spoken Tamil among our pupils, ensure that pupils take pride in their identity and acquire core values and skills that are necessary in developing them into Global citizens.
In line with our Mission and Vision statements, the Tamil Language Department in Yishun Primary has adopted a differentiated approach in teaching the language. The Department understands the need of implementing various programmes which will aid in the learning of the language in a fun and independent manner. The programmes also engage and motivate our pupils to speak the language confidently.
Tamil Language Assessments
Based on the PERI recommendations, the department has embarked on various alternative assessment modes for our Tamil pupils. The variations in these assessments have paved way for our pupils to develop holistically especially in our lower primary levels.
Department’s Displays at National Sharing Platforms
The Tamil language teachers in Yishun Primary school have been making a conscientious effort to prepare lessons and effective enrichment activities for the pupils. Therefore, they have been invited many of times to share their effective teaching strategies at National Sharing Platforms such as the Mother Tongue Language Symposium 2012 & 2013 and the Tamil Language Seminar 2013.
In addition, the Tamil Language Department was also invited to set up an exhibition booth at the 2014 MTL Symposium on the usage of the iMTL portal. The Tamil language teachers were also invited to present at the International Forum for Information Technology 2015 on their Open classroom and ICT practices.
This year the teachers were invited to share their best practices at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology and the Teachers’ Conference 2016.
Programmes implemented from the year 2010 till 2016
|Mother Tongue Fortnight||
|Extensive Reading Programme||
|School Based Competitions|
|Workshops for Parents|
Programmes conducted by SINDA
|Workshops for Pupils|
Tamil Language & ICT Innovation
The Department strongly believes that harnessing ICT effectively will enhance pupils learning experiences. Pupils have learnt to be self- directed learners and ICT infused Tamil language lessons have paved way for collaborative learning to take place in our classrooms. The ICT lessons conducted by our teachers are aligned to our TL-IT Framework. They are as follows:
|Primary One and Two||
|Primary Three and Four||
|Primary Five and Six||
|No||Competitions||Awards/ Years Participated|
|1.||Chinnajiru Maedai Drama Competitions||
|2.||Kalakkal Drama Competitions||
|4.||Kolam Ayer CC Tamil Language Competitions||
|5.||Telok Blangah CC Competitions||
|6.||Chong Pang CC Competitions||
|7.||Pattukottai Kalyana Sundaram Competition||
|8.||Tamil Language National Schools Challenge 2015 organized by Youth Wing of Bishan IAEC.|