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Mother Tongue Languages

MTL Department

Department Vision

For every Riversidian to take pride of their culture and develop a keen sense of belonging to Singapore through the study of their Mother Tongue.

Mission Statement

To create a positive teaching & learning environment for Mother Tongue languages.

Mother Tongue Languages Programme Highlights

  • Enrichment Module for Sec 1 to Sec 3 students
  • Reading programs for Sec 3-5 students

Festive Celebration and Enrichment Programmes

  • Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Classroom Decoration Competition
  • Hari Raya Celebration
  • Deepavali Celebration
  • Mother Tongue Fortnight Programme

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Students taking part in BBC Challenge
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Visual Literacy Post-Examination Activity
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The Strait Times Media Workshop
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Comic Strip Design Competition
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Crossword Puzzle Challenge
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Julia Grabriel's Debate Competition

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MTL Fortnight Programme


Learning how to make 
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Malay Bunga Rampai
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Tamil Language Quiz
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Tamil Oyilattam Dance
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Chinese Martial Art
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Chinese Pottery Making
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Chinese Pottery Making



30th Tamil Literary Competition (1st & 3rd)

Tamil Video Making Competition (2nd)


2018 Tamil Short Story Writing Competition (1st & 3rd)

4PM National Malay Language Debate Competition 2018 (Champions)


North Zone Secondary Schools Chinese Speech Competition 2018 (Consolation Prize)


Chinese Poem Creative Writing Competition 2018 (Consolation Prize)

  • School-Based Inter-class Reading and Writing Competition
  • External competitions


Winners of Inter-Class Writing Competition (2014)

Short Story Competition at
N5 Cluster Level (1st & 2nd Prize)
Malay Traditional Game Competition 2015 (3rd Position)

28th Tamil Literacy Competition 2015
(1st & 2nd prize - Upper Sec, Merit - Lower Sec)


Tamil Festival Competition at
N5 Cluster Level (Overall Champion)