This programme aims to develop our students to be ‘world-ready’ and ‘emotionally rooted’ thinkers, who are sufficiently bilingual with a strong understanding and appreciation of his/her own heritage and roots.
NCHS Bicultural Flagship Programme is a 4-year 3-tiered cultural programme, with tier 1 being the foundational broad-based programmes, tier 2 being an extension of learning, and tier 3 being the highest level of application of learning put to practice.
SHHK-NCHS Bicultural Scholarship / Bicultural Ambassadors
Students who have been selected for the SHHK-NCHS Bicultural Scholarship in Secondary 2 will be given the opportunity to take part in this exciting journey as the school’s Bicultural Ambassadors.
This scholarship aims to groom and nurture promising bicultural talents who are not only deep-rooted in their own cultural heritage, but also able to explore and appreciate the cultural diversity of other ethnic communities in and beyond Singapore.
Under this scholarship scheme, the Bicultural Ambassadors will be engaged in a wide spectrum of enriching activities and exciting opportunities, which have been lined up to enhance his/her bilingual skills and cross-cultural competencies.
The Bicultural Ambassadors will also get to receive other form of recognition and benefits which include:
– Being accorded the status of Bicultural Ambassador of the school;
– Subsidised Bicultural Study Trip to China during Secondary 2;
– Subsidised Bicultural Study Trip to Taiwan during Secondary 3;
-Will receive the one-off book prize of SGD200 in Secondary 3.
Please note that the renewal of the scholarship in the following year will be subjected to the students’ conduct, participation in our programmes and academic results in his/her Secondary 2.
Major Activities for Bicultural Ambassadors in Year 2020
|1||20-21 Jan||4th City Forum – “ Big Cities, Small Stories”|
|2||29 Jan||River Hongbao 2020 – Student Learning Journey Guided Tour||Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation|
|3||March – May||School-wide Reading Programme|
|4||July||Graduation Ceremony for Sec 4 Bicultural Ambassador cum Group Presentation|
|5||12 Aug||East Meets West Bicultural Competition|
|6||November||10-Day Bicultural Study Trip to Taiwan||Cancelled due to COVID-19 situation|
Other than the abovementioned major activities, the Bicultural Ambassadors will have opportunities to be trained as student emcees in the school major events, participate in the internal and external competitions etc.
Tier 1: All Secondary One students will also go through a fun and engaging puppetry module taught professional theatre teachers.
They will also attend a two-part topical module on the different aspects of the Chinese Culture.
This is presented in broad topical themes, with relevance drawn to our present times.
These include development of Chinese customs and traditions, Chinese mythology, cuisine, architecture, literature, movies and modern songs.
Tier 2: All Secondary Two students will attend a module on the History of Singapore Chinese Immigrant.
This module provides information on the history and development of Chinese Immigrants to Singapore, i.e. the historical background, the diaspora process, the struggles and success stories.
On top of these lessons, all Secondary Three students will also attend a cultural enrichment module which they would choose from 6-7 elective classes.
These include Translation, Lyrics Writing, Seal Carving, Short Stories Writing, Playwriting etc.
Tier 3: Students are given opportunities to attend Bicultural Forums, participate in overseas immersions, National competitions, to apply their knowledge in real life context.
They also stand a chance to be awarded the prestigious Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Bicultural Scholarship.