Mother Tongue (Malay) Department

Subject Head:

Mdm Jamilah Syed Ahamed

Click here to access the Malay Unit website.


Miss Majidah Ramli
Miss Liyana Ramlan
Ms. Amira Tun Nafisah
Ms. Siti Fatimah Mohd Ali
Mdm Fatimah Mohd Tahir
Ms. Noor Farhanah Bte Mohd Amin

Department Goals/ Objectives:

  • To develop students to be self-directed and life-long learners.
  • To provide opportunities for students to excel in competitions.
  • To help students to perform well in internal and national examinations.
  • To conduct instructional programmes in line with school strategic thrust.
  • To achieve excellent results from graduating classes.
  • To work in partnership with parents in order to help students attain learning objectives.

Curriculum & Assessments:

In Springfield Secondary School, we offer Malay Language, Basic Malay Language, and Higher Malay Language.
Please visit our teaching and learning website to learn more about our department’s approach in harnessing our Malay students’ language learning abilities.

Department Programmes:

Mother Tongue Fortnight Week (Language & Culture Week)
The theme for this year is ‘Jejak Warisan’ (Heritage Trail). There will be hands-on activities, and mini competitions to deepen students’ understanding and appreciation towards Malay language, culture, and heritage.
Reading Programme
In our continuous effort to inculcate good reading habits amongst students, selected reading materials suitable for our age readers are compiled and presented in a booklet. Good reading skills are also reinforced among our young readers. This is done through a special column allocated in every reading page to encourage reflective reading. Students can pen their thoughts as they read.

All students are involved in the programme which takes place from Term 1 onwards.
“Peribahasa: Kekreatifan Kita” Programme
All students will be embarking on this programme this year. The programme aims to further support students’ understanding towards Malay idioms (peribahasa). Through this programme, students will have the opportunity to hone their creativity through planning and creating interesting reading materials.
Mother Tongue Intensive Programme
Sec 4Exp/5NA students will be involved in the Mother Tongue Intensive Revision Programme. This programme aims to further equip students with the necessary skills for GCE ‘O’ level paper in June. It will commence for 2 weeks in Term 2.