Our international school community is enriched with students from diverse cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities who embrace a global focus. All our students should be allowed to develop their home language. We recognise the strength and the great benefits of learning one’s home language and deepening the understanding of one’s own culture. The home language is integral to the student’s identity, and a strong connection to a home culture leads to better self-esteem, intercultural awareness, and international mindedness.
We also strongly believe that students in an ever-changing linguistic world should endeavour to achieve a high level of competence in two languages. This is shown through the continued study of the home language and an additional language.
Not only does the study of two languages enable our students to communicate effectively in an increasingly global context, but it also empowers them to understand the cultures of other people. Through language learning, we expose students to various societies and people who speak and use these languages, thereby providing students with a more holistic understanding and appreciation of other languages.
For our Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents, we comply with the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Mother Tongue Language (MTL) Requirements. Do refer to the Mother Tongue Policy and FAQs for more details.