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• School Vision:
Achievers With Character

• Department Vision:

Every student an effective communicator in English.


• School Mission:
To provide students with a value-added education and opportunities to acquire knowledge, skills and values to deal confidently with future challenges.

• Department Mission:

The English Language and Literature Department aims to develop every student into an effective communicator in English. It is a purpose-driven community of dedicated, dynamic and innovative teaching professionals, providing a value-added education in English Language and Literature, with care and concern. 


Department Key Personnel



Mrs Katherine Teoh

HOD English Language

Mrs Wong Sijin

SH / English Language

 Ms Anju BabuST/ English Language & Lit 

Department Teachers


Teaching Subject(s)

Ms Anju Babu

English and Literature

Ms Deniisha ChandEnglish  & History
 Mr Dexter Tan
English & PE
Mr Joel Wei

 Ms Lee Pei Hua 


 Ms Lim Yian SinEnglish 

Ms Lovely Taidy

English & Literature

 Ms Noor HafizahEnglish 
 Miss Rabiatul AdawiyahEnglish & Geography 
Miss Sally TanLiterature
Ms Simran Kaur

English & CPA

Miss Sindhya Varshini

English & History

 Mdm Siti ZulaihaEnglish & EBS 

Blind Date with a Book

English Language and Literature Week

Blind Date with a Book Activity

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As part of our English Language & Literature Week, the Media Resource Library (MRL) committee organised the Blind Date with a Book activity, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day which fell on 14 February.

To entice students,the library books were wrapped creatively. Short descriptions of the books were also included to get students interested to know more about the books.These books were displayed during recess and it was well-received especially by the lower secondary students.

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When interviewed, several students shared that they found the activity interesting as they were kept in suspense about the books they had borrowed. A few students’ eyes sparkled in anticipation as they tore the wrappers excitedly. Students shared that they would participate in this activity again.

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Singapore Secondary Schools Debating Championships

The debaters from ELDDS participated in the annual Singapore Secondary Schools Debate Championships 2019. Held from February to May, the Championship has featured over 80 schools from all over Singapore, debating in three preliminary rounds. The team did their best and was able to win all three preliminary rounds, with Fathima Shafana (3D) emerging as Best Speaker in two out of the three preliminary rounds. With their three wins, the team then qualified for the Division III Quarter Finals. It was the first time that Punggol Secondary School qualified for the Quarter Finals of this national debating championship. The Quarter Final round was tougher as it was an impromptu round where they had only one hour to prepare their arguments. Though the motion for their Quarter Final round was tough, the debaters laboured through to understand it and to come up with convincing arguments, as well as rebuttals, to ensure that they had the upper hand when they clashed with their opponents. They put up a tough fight against their opponents, the French School of Singapore. Despite not winning, it was a strong showing from our debaters as they emerged as one of the top eight schools in Division III. Fathima Shafana also clinched the 13th best speaker award among 160 other speakers in the same division. 

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