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Every JYian an effective communicator using Standard English.


To achieve value-added results by equipping JYians with lifelong learning skills and values.

Long Term Goals

To develop JYians into confident and competent communicators

2) To develop a strong reading culture amongst JYians

3) To achieve value – added results in English Language

Stand and Deliver and TED Talks

The English Department has embarked on a school-wide public speaking programme – Stand & Deliver (S&D) and TED Talks during morning assembly. These public speaking platforms aim to develop every JYian into confident and competent speakers of the English language.  More details are available here on the Applied Learning Programme (ALP) write-up.

EL Reading Programme and English Language Week

The department has continued to encourage students to read to help them develop their general knowledge and instil good reading habits by subscribing to various magazines and providing in-house reading material monthly.

English Language Week is aimed to encourage students to develop the love for reading and writing. Fun and engaging activities are carried out during the week, exposing students to different kind of reading materials and competitions.  Students are also given an opportunity to discuss and share their favourite novels and present them as characters on Book Character Day.

EL Intensive Programme (Graduating classes)

This programme is intended to equip our students with specific examination skills to prepare them for the GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ level examinations during term time and school holidays. Through this programme, our students are more confident and motivated to do well in their national examinations.


English Enrichment and Grammar Programmes

The department also embarked on a series of topical enrichment lectures to equip graduating students with the necessary knowledge and language skills to tackle the GCE O Level examination.  The skills were conducted both by English Language teachers and invited speakers from other departments.  Topics ranged from education to environment.

Offering Literature as an Elective in Secondary 3

In addition, English Department continues to offer Upper Secondary English Literature as an Elective subject for Secondary 3 Express students. The inaugural class of 10 students study Hook and Eye: Stories from the Margins, poetry and unseen prose. Literature students understand themselves and others better in a multicultural and interconnected world by exploring the depth and breadth of the human experience through works of literature.

Organisation Chart

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8) Mdm P.Manimegalai.jpgMdm P Manimegalai
HOD (English Language & Literature)
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62. Mr Kartik Aravind Raj S_O V M Selvarajah.jpgMr Kartik Aravind Raj
Class 3A1 Form Teacher
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9. Ms Shynn Lim Shi Ying.jpgMs Shynn Lim
HOD Character and Citizenship Education (CCE)
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14. Ms Wong Zhimin Lynette.jpgMs Lynette Wong
Class 1E2 Form Teacher
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24. Ms Elydia Binte Azman.jpgMs Elydia Azman
Class 2A3 Form Teacher /
Level Discipline (Sec 1)
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2. Ms Lim Hui Ying Maybellina.jpgMs Maybellina Lim 

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7) Ms Teoh Cheng Ling.jpgMs Teoh Cheng Ling
Class 3E3 Form Teacher
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12) Mr Yee Jen Siong.jpgMr Yee Jen Siong
Class 2A1 Form Teacher
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Mr Senthil S_O Silvarajoo.jpgMr Senthil Silvarajoo
Class 3T1 Form Teacher
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4. Ms Nur Nadiyah Binte Abdullah.jpgMs Nur Nadiyah
Class 3T1 Form Teacher
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Class 4E1 Form Teacher
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Class 2E4 Form Teacher
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112. Mr Mohammad Fauzul.jpg Mr Mohammad Fauzul
Class 3T1 Form Teacher
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64. Mdm Kurusamy Govindammal.jpgMdm Kurusamy G.
Adjunct Teacher
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Class 2T1 Form Teacher
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113. Mr Lin Fengsheng Linston.jpgMr Winston Lin
Class 4A2 Form Teacher
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Secondary Two ALP 2019 – Drama Workshop

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Students familiarizing with the use of levels in staging a performance through interactive activities.

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Students rehearsing for the Secondary 2 ALP Drama Showcase.

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 Sec 2E3 performing their play titled ‘What makes you Singaporean?’

Secondary Three ALP 2019 – Debating Training Workshop

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Debating on the motion ‘This house would make community service compulsory in secondary schools’

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Applying rebuttal skills in the inter-team debate

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Discussing and researching for contents

Secondary Four ALP 2019 – Interview Skills Workshop

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The trainer modelling on what to do and what not to do on conducting oneself in an interview. 

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tudents engaged in the interesting activity that the trainer is running. The students are presenting responses from their own group and their friends to the class, followed by a Q&A session. The trainer is skilled at questioning the students for deeper responses.

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 Students from 4E2 discussing on the first impressions people look out for during interviews.