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Mother Tongue


To develop students’ interest and love for the Mother Tongue languages and equip them with the language skills and moral values that will benefit them lifelong.

Learn, Love and Live MTL 
Living our Values 
Humility, Integrity, Love and Respect 谦诚和爱 
Department Philosophy 
The Mother Tongue Languages Department recognises the challenges faced by the 21st Century students in the learning of the Mother Tongue Languages and hence aims to develop the students’ interest and love for the Mother Tongue Languages through a repertoire of pedagogical strategies to equip them with the four main types of language skills, which are listening, oral, reading and writing skills. Opportunities to participate in various MTL related competitions are also provided for students to hone their language skills and to increase their level of self-confidence.
The school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) which is the Journalism and Broadcasting Programme, supports and complements the learning of Mother Tongue Languages in Holy Innocents’ High School. With the exposure to journalism and broadcasting topics within the MTL curriculum, students are able to transfer their learning of their language skills into actual application of the skills through journal writing, news reporting, audio and video recordings.
Besides equipping students with the necessary language skills, the Mother Tongue Languages teachers also hope to inculcate positive moral values as well as to impart cultural knowledge to our students so that they have a strong sense of identity towards their own heritage and culture through regular conversation and discussion during lessons as well as the cultural activities to enrich their cultural experiences. 
 Teaching Team
Head Of Department Ms Eileen Chia
Subject Head Mdm Foo Ling Shui
Senior Teacher Mrs Wong-Lai Chui Dip (HCL Coordinator)
Teachers Ms Lee Siu Hiok (Sec. 1 Level Coordinator)
  Ms Liu Nan (Sec. 2 Level Coordinator)
  Ms Cheng Guomei (Sec. 3 Level Coordinator)
   Ms Zhu Mei (Sec. 4/5 Level Coordinator)
  Ms Siti Salmeah (ML Unit Coordinator)
  Ms Jasmine Koh Lay Kuang
  Ms Luo Cuixin
  Ms Angela Wong Toon Keen
  Ms Tan Miow Qin
  Mdm Guan Jing Jing
  Ms Christina Chew Pang Juan
  Mr Chua Song Guan
  Mr Zainal Abidin Bin Hasim
  Mdm Nuruljanah 
  Ms Yap Wee Cheng 

Programmes / Projects / Competitions in 2017

  • Applied Learning Programme-Journalism and Broadcasting (J&B)
  • Lower Secondary J&B Projects-making of introductory video clips and radio broadcast programmes, comic drawing, news report writing. 
  • Mother Tongue Fortnight
  • Hari Raya Celebrative Activities
  • National Xin Lei Writing Competition
  • National Creative Writing Competitions
  • National Radio Drama Script Writing Workshop and Competition Xin Yao Workshop