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English & Literature

We are a team of creative and astute language professionals, tenaciously devoted to nurturing Fairsians to become effective listeners, avid readers, inspiring orators, perceptive thinkers and outstanding wordsmiths.

Only Readers Can Ace

To imbue a zeal for reading, Fairsians are exposed to different genres of fiction and non-fiction writing during English lessons. This is meant to expose students to a wide range of reading materials, provide them with varying perspectives on different subjects and interest them to form educated opinions on the current affairs in the world.
 
Students across the different levels and streams subscribe to different magazines chosen based on the readability levels, in light of the students’ abilities and interests across the different years. These magazines are also used to develop the students’ vocabulary and writing skills. 

Through these efforts, we aim to provide a good foundation in English that culminates in excellent reading and writing skills for life.

English Week 

During the annual English Week, teachers work together to design, organise and carry out language-focused activities to create an exciting and engaging language-learning environment for all our students.

Fuelled by the desire for Fairsians to become effective listeners, avid readers, budding writers, perceptive thinkers and inspiring orators, the teachers conduct activities like Win, Lose or Draw, Taboo, Literary Charades, Spelling Bees and Tongue Twisters to hone the students’ abilities to think on their feet, inculcate a love for the language and give diverse perspectives on English beyond the normal curriculum.

Community Problem Solving Project

One of the key highlights for Secondary Three students is the Community Problem Solving Project. For a duration of two terms, students work in groups of four to five to create a solution for an authentic problem faced by the Fairfield community and a community that they have identified beyond Fairfield. This project hones the students’ critical and inventive thinking, communication abilities, collaborative and information skills, which are key competencies required in the 21st Century.

Applying the rigour of divergent and convergent thinking in their teams, students work on a series of comparative evaluation to arrive at the most significant problem and most effective solution, before presenting their final research findings and detailed analysis to their peers and teachers. After that, the best projects from each class are considered for actual implementation and follow through. This is a signature project of the English department that aims to make learning and problem solving as real and authentic as possible for the students.

Voice of a Fairsian Programme

The English department’s four-year ‘Voice of A Fairsian Programme’ cultivates students’ confidence in public speaking and advocacy skills. This programme, which consists of engaging language-focused activities like debate, drama, speech and oral presentations, enable students to develop the ability to form sound opinions through thorough analysis and deep reflection; articulate, persuade and convince others appropriately; and muster the courage to speak up, stand up for and act upon one’s views and beliefs – and hence, grow a stronger personal voice.

Achievements in Writing Competitions

The English Language department also actively hones our students’ writing skills and establishes strategic partnerships with relevant organisations to find competition platforms to help them excel in various prestigious writing competitions like ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’ as well as the ‘Safety Starts with Me Creative Story Writing Competition’. 

Through the close guidance of our English Language teachers, students gain the intellectual experience to not only broaden their writing experience, but also pit their writing skills and creativity against the very best local and international writers. 

Fairfield is proud of the achievements of the following talented and creative young writers who delivered prize-winning masterpieces after seizing the unique opportunity to make their voice heard on both the local and global platforms.
2018 Safety Starts With Me Writing Competition
Gwyneth Goh (Sec 4F) --- Gold Award
Muhammad Afiq (Sec 4F) --- Silver Award

2017 Safety Starts With Me Writing Competition
Timothy Seah Kai Le (Sec 4E) --- Silver Award
Chan Zhi Yang (Sec 4F) --- Bronze Award

2016 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
Kang Ruo Xuan (Sec 2B) --- Bronze Award (Junior Category)
Rachel Shannon (Sec 3E) --- Bronze Award

2016 Safety Starts With Me Writing Competition 
Kessrina Ong Wang Yiting (Sec 4F) --- Silver Award
Yap Ying Ting Megan (Sec 4F) --- Silver Award
Amos Hung Jun Tao (Sec 4F) --- Bronze Award
Chan Tse Ern Faith (Sec 3E) --- Consolation Award
Shannon Rachel Yohannan (Sec 3E) --- Consolation Award

2015 Safety Starts With Me Writing Competition 
Shannon Rachel (Sec 2B) --- Gold Award
Joel Lee Wen Jun (Sec 1E) --- Silver Award
Clarise Chew (Sec 4F) --- Bronze Award
Yvette Wu (Sec 4E) --- Consolation Award

2015 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition
Raelee Toh (Sec 1A) --- Silver Award
Shannon Rachel (Sec 2B) --- Bronze Award
Ruth Kumar (Sec 2B) --- Bronze Award

2014 Safety Starts With Me Writing Competition 
Claryl Ho (Sec 4E) --- Gold Award
Esther Tan (Sec 4E) --- Silver Award
Quek Ee Hui (Sec 2E) --- Silver Award
Clement Leong (Sec 4E) --- Bronze Award
Christopher Kwek (Sec 4E) --- Bronze Award

2014 Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition 
Kristine Chng (4D) --- Silver Award
Elizabeth Phan (3F) --- Silver Award

English Literature


Sec 1 to 4 ‘Watch A Play’ Programme

To help Literature students understand and engage with their Literature texts more successfully, excursions to the theatre are organised for them. We hope that this will increase their appreciation for the Arts and inculcate in them a love for the performance of literary works.
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Name & AppointmentName & Appointment
ms felicia kuo zhaoyan.jpgMs Felicia Kuo Zhaoyan 
HOD English Language & Literature
felicia.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Mr Joseph Guo Enliang 
LH English Language 
joseph.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Mdm Tan Sor Tin 
SH Literature 
tanst.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Ms Nio Qing Hui Brenda 
Assistant Year Head 
brenda.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Mrs Kwok-Chang Jiapei 
Sec 4E Form Teacher 
changjp.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Mr Chua Chong Yuan Alvin 
Sec 2G1 Form Teacher 
alvin_chua.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
mr chew kwai hoong.jpgMr Chew Kwai Hoong Gary 
Sec 1G  Form Teacher 
chewkh.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Yee-Suet-Fong-Dawn.jpgMdm Yee Suet Fong Dawn  
Sec 1A  Form Teacher 
dawnyeesf.fmss@fairfieldsec.org 
ms-leong-hui-ran.jpgMs Leong Hui Ran 
Sec 1E Form Teacher 
leonghr.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Ms Lim Mei Yee Joanna 
Sec 4G1 Form Teacher 
joanna.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Laura-2015.jpgMs Or Kar Yan Laura 
Sec 2E Form Teacher 
laura.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Ms Yee Minyi Meagan 
Sec 4B Form Teacher 
yeeminyi.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Venetia.jpgMs Venetia Anne Chong Pei Ni  
Sec 2A Form Teacher 
venetia.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Ms Nur Fazilah 
AED (EL/Humanities) 
Sec 2H Form Teacher 

fazilah.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
miss germaine jaculyn peter.jpgMs Germaine Jacolyn Peter 
Sec 4H Form Teacher 
germaine.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
ms tan wei min.jpgMs Tan Wei Min 
Teacher 
tanwm.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
mr yeo hwee meng stanley.jpgMr Stanley Yeo Hwee Meng 
Sec 3F Form Teacher 
stanley.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
ms goh shi le priscilla.jpgMs Goh Shi Lee Priscilla  
Sec  4A  Form Teacher 
priscillagoh.fmss@fairfieldsec.org 
ms wee lay kit jasmine.jpgMs Wee Lay Kit Jasmine  
Sec 2D  Form Teacher 
weelk.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Helsa.jpgMs Seow Li Ern Helsa 
Sec  3B  Form Teacher 
helsa.fmss@fairfieldsec.org
Lim-Nina.jpgMdm Lim Nina 
Sec  1B  Form Teacher 
lim_nina.fmss@fairfieldsec.org