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English Department

Department Focus »

Nurturing a community of confident and effective speakers of the English Language

Team »

Head of Department: Mrs April Joann Noble

ST-Learning Needs (Lower Primary Learners): Miss Shiao Choy Peng

Learning Support Coordinator (LSC): Mrs Michelle Lin 

Allied Educator for Teaching and Learning (AED): Mdm Aslinah Bte Ahmad


EL Members by Level:


  • Mr Adam Goi
  • Mdm Siti Aminah
  • Mr Sirajudeen Sulthan
  • Mr Jufri Annuar


  • Mdm Sng Meng Fong
  • Miss Mahtani Juliana Deepak
  • Miss Leung Rui Fang
  • Ms Shiao Choy Peng
  • Mdm Norhafiza 


  • Mdm Rebecca Wong
  • Miss Pear Siew Hoon
  • Mr Dexter Cheng


  • Mdm Siti Hawa
  • Mr Khalis Abdul Jalil
  • Mrs Chow Wee Ling
  • Ms Melissa Tham


  • Mrs April Noble
  • Mdm Nisrin Anwar
  • Mdm Ho May Ling
  • Mrs Carol Tng


  • Miss Quek Pei Chin Dawn
  • Mrs Lee Wei Loong
  • Mrs Frances Yeo
Key Programmes »

1 ) English Fun Week

Learning a language allows us to communicate with others, to see things from a different perspective and to even become a better listener. Hence, during our annual English Fun Week, students are enthused to learn and speak Standard English through a myriad of EL-related activities both as a level and as a school. 

In addition to the level activities, students will enjoy an assembly skit that focuses on the use of good English and how miscommunication often arises from the wrong use of English. 

Look out for more information on our English Fun Week 2019!

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2 ) Learning Support Programme 

The Learning Support Programme (LSP) is a specialised early intervention programme aimed at providing learning support to pupils who enter Primary 1 with weak English language and literacy skills. Students are identified for LSP through a systematic screening process carried out at the beginning of Primary 1. The objective of the LSP is to equip students with basic literacy skills so that they could access learning in the regular classroom. Students attend lessons one period a day in small groups, and are taught by specially trained teachers (LSC) using strategies that will improve their reading ability.

Click on the following link for more information on LSP: https://www.schoolbag.sg/story/learning-support-for-pupils-struggling-with-english-literacy

3 ) Monthly Visit to RSS Library

Students are given the opportunity to spend a period every month in the school library where they can conduct their silent reading or be introduced to the various literature that is available in the school library. Various programmes, in-house or in collaboration with NLB and CIVICA, engages the students through different activities and enable them to widen their repertoire of reading genres.

4 ) Extensive Reading Programme (ERP)

Book flood is available in the classrooms. Students can borrow these books that are made available and have them exchanged for another when they are done with them. 

5 ) Oral Communication Programme (OCP)

Students are given the opportunity to have a one-to-one oral communication session with their respective EL teachers at least once a year. The students’ performance is assessed using an oral checklist which provides them with the necessary feedback that they require to work on for improvement. Various strategies are employed in the classroom and cater to the different learning needs of the students.

6 ) Effective  Communication Programme (ECP)

In order to hone students’ communication skills effectively, the following have been planned for P1 – P4 students:

    • P1: Show and Tell
    • P2: Pick and Tell
    • P3: Readers’ Theatre using Moo-O
    • P4: News Reporting using Newsmaker