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Our Students Learn with

PASSION

 

Our Teachers Teach With

DEDICATION

 

Our Students' Parents Leave with

SATISFACTION

Ong Chwee Mui (Parent Koh Yi Ling, Koh Yi Shan and Koh Yi Xian)

Yi Ling is currently attending the Broadcasting class, Chinese Enrichment class and Calligraphy & Chinese Painting class.

Testimonial from Students' Parent

"I have been sending my children to Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe for lessons for 17 to 18 years. My 3 children's childhoods were spent learning at the Cultural Troupe. The learning environment and culture is very conducive in grounding my children's foundation in the Chinese language and also groomed them to be very conscientious and their grades also showed improvement throughout the years. The instructors at the Cultural Troupe are good and the course materials are comprehensive, we as parents are very satisfied".

Testimonial from Students' Parent

"My son is studying in K2 this year. He used to be a very quiet boy but after attending lessons at SHHKACT, he is more expressive now and loves to watch Chinese program on TV. My wife was also an educator and the purpose of sending our two children to SHHKACT is not only to encourage them to learn Chinese Language in a conducive environment and also to be immersed in the Chinese culture".

 

Teo Chun Ho (Parent of Teo K-Rei and Teo K-Yuen)

Students of the Chinese Enrichment class and Preschool Chinese class.

 

Testimonial from Student

"The Chinese Language lesson at SHHKACT taught me many methods and ways to answer questions in examinations. For example, ways to answer the open-ended comprehension questions, how to identify points for each question and how to use clues; like matching of phrases to answer the cloze passages. These techniques have been taught and constantly practised during the lessons. I am in Secondary 4 this year and have attended the class for 3 years, attending the lessons have helped my grades improve from a D7 when I first entered to a B3 just within one term".

Pan Jue Wen, Osel

Jue Wen is currently attending the Reading & Comprehension class and Creative Writing class for Secondary School.

 

 

 

  • Cherry Tots
    • N1 & Parent
      • 1hr
  • Language Development: Nursery Rhymes, Story-Listening.
  • Movement Development: Music and Movement, Group games.
  • Creative Development: Creative Arts & Crafts, Intellectual games.
  • All activities catered towards parent and child bonding and are also suitable to be conducted at home.
  • Cherry Tots
    • N2
      • 1hr 15mins
  • Language Development: Nursery Rhymes, Story-Listening, Role-Playing and Story Enactment.
  • Movement Development: Music and Movement, Group games.
  • Motor Skills Development: Creative Movement.
  • Speech & Drama
    • K1/K2
    • K2/P1
    • P1/P2
      • 1hr 30mins
    • P3/P4
    • P5-S1
      • 1hr 45mins
  • Language Exercises: Tongue Twisters, Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Reading aloud Short Proses, Story-Listening and Riddle Guessing etc.
  • Pronunciation and Enunciation Exercises. 
  • Theatre Activities: Theatre Games, Sensory Exercises, Body Language and Form, Role-Playing, Story Enactment and Short Skits etc.
  • Song and Movement (K1-P2).
  • Nursery Rhymes, Children Poetry or Short Skits Presentation (Term 2 & 3).
  • Speech & Drama
    • S2-S4
      • 1hr 45mins
  • Theatre Games, Improvisation.
  • Explore realistic subjects and themes through observation of actual events and occurrences.
  • Learn Performance Techniques.
  • Theatrical Presentation.
  • Broadcasting Course
    • P3 & above
    • (Audition Required)
      • 1hr 45mins
  • Pronunciation Exercises: Focusing on the initial consonants, simple or compound vowels, the tones, forms of expression, orthoepy, and polyphonic polysemous words.
  • Radio Plays, Storytelling, Reading aloud articles, Recitation of poems, Crosstalk and Radio Ads.
  • Language organisation and expression and interview techniques.
  • Each Term, students will have a Studio Recording session, which will allow them to consolidate what they have learnt in a hands-on environment.
  • Calligraphy
    & Chinese Painting
    • P1 & above
      • 1hr 30mins

 

  • Term 1: Calligraphy.
  • Term 2: Chinese Painting.
  • Term 3: 1st Half - Chinese Painting, 2nd Half - Calligraphy.
  • Calligraphy: Practice of Chinese Character Strokes, Chinese idioms, phrases and couplets. Practise writing the different scripts (i.e. Seal, Running, Grass and Clerical Script and more).
  • Chinese Painting: Learn the correct method of holding a brush, the different techniques of using ink and colours. Practise different painting compositions (i.e. Vegetables, flowers, animals, birds, insects, natural landscapes and human figures).
  • Kiddy Art
    • K1 & above
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Different themes for each term.
  • Dependent on the nature of the themes, students will use different forms of arts & craft media to paint.
  • Preschool level: Oil Pastels, Poster Colours, Arts & Craft, etc.
  • Primary School level: Oil Pastels, Poster Colours, Colour Pencils, Water Colours, Collages, 3D Modelling, etc.

 

 

 

  • Fun Chinese
    • N1
      • 1h 30mins
  • Learn 2 new words/phrases per lesson.
  • Reinforce and consolidate the vocabulary learnt through hands-on activities.
  • Learn through Look-Say Method and Dialogue Practice.
  • Read a Picture Book per lesson.
  • Learn through Situational Language Teaching Method.
  • Fun Chinese
    • N2
      • 1h 30mins
  • Read a Picture Book per lesson. 
  • Reinforce and consolidate the vocabulary learnt through composite hands-on activities.
  • Learn through Look-Say Method and Dialogue Practice.
  • Learn Chinese Character Strokes and Write Chinese Characters.
  • Learn through Situational Language Teaching Method.
  • Fun Chinese
    • K1
      • 1h 30mins
  • Read a Picture Book per lesson. 
  • Learn Sentence Recognition and Reading, Common words/phrases and Chinese idioms and proverbs.
  • Learn through Look-Say Method and Dialogue Practice.
  • Learn Chinese Character Strokes, Stroke Order and Write Chinese Characters.
  • Composite Literacy exercises.
  • Learn through Situational Language Teaching Method.
  • Preschool Chinese
    • K2
      • 1h 30mins
  • Comprehend stories through Story Listening, and recognition of main words/phrases and ability to read-a-long. 
  • Read and Speak Complete Sentences
  • Learn Word and Phrase Recognition and Reading, usage of Word, Phrase or Clause modifiers.
  • Understand Chinese Word Structures; Learn Chinese Character Strokes, Stroke Order and Write Chinese Characters.
  • Learn through Look-Say Method and develop cognitive skills.
  • Hanyu Pinyin
    • K2
      • 1h 30mins
  • Pronunciation of initials, finals and syllables.
  • The 4 tones and rules of writing tone-graph.
  • Neutral tones.
  • Rule of phonetics spelling.
  • Nursery Rhymes and Tongue Twisters
  • 12 lessons only
  • Conducted annually during Term 3 (Sep-Dec)
  •  Foundation
  • (Chinese Enrichment)
    • P1
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Articles Reading: Learn new words, phrases, word combinations and sentence structures.
  • Basic Reading and Comprehension Practice.
  • Hanyu Pinyin Revision and Practice.
  • Chinese Characters Word Structures Revision and Practice.
  • Listening and Speaking Practice.
  • Reading of Tang Poetry.
  •  Show & Tell
  • (Chinese Enrichment)
    • P1
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Listening to sentences and choose the correct picture.
  • Listening to sentences and fill in the Hanyu Pinyin.
  • Learn through Look-Say Method: Describe a scene using the picture and the word list.
  • Cloze Passage.
  • Picture and Passage Reading.
  • Listening Comprehension.
  •  Consolidation
  • (Chinese Enrichment)
    • P2/P3
      • 2hrs
  • Articles Reading: Learn new words, phrases, word combinations and sentence structures.
  • Reading and Comprehension Consolidation Practice.
  • P2: Sentence writing and Paragraphing Practice.
  • P3: Picture, Activity-based and Topical Composition Practice.
  • Revision of MOE School textbooks.
  • Reading of Di Zi Gui (Standards for being a Good Pupil and Child).
  • Look-Say Method and Dialogue Practice.
  •  Creative Writing
  • (Primary School)
    • P2
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Learn Chinese idioms and proverbs, good phrases and good sentences to enrich writing vocabulary.
  • Writing Guidance: Using word and expression hints, learn to read pictures, construct sentences to write accurately and vividly.
  • Model Essays.
  • Creative Writing
  • (Primary School)
    • P3/P4
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Oral Composition: Through oral practice, enrich writing vocabulary.
  • Writing Guidance: Learn to read pictures, paragraphing and sentence combining skills.
  • Learn grammar, good phrases and good sentences.
  • Picture, Topical and Practical Writing Practice.
  • Model Essays.
  • Consolidation
  • (Chinese Enrichment)
    • P4/P5
      • 2hrs
  • Articles Reading: Learn new words, phrases.
  • Reading and Comprehension Consolidation Practice.
  • Mock Examinations Practice.
  • Learn Chinese idioms and proverbs, common sayings, two-part allegorical sayings, maxims of famous people and good sentences.
  • Picture, Activity-based and Topical Composition Practice and Essay writing techniques.
  • Reading of The Analects of Confucius.
  • Look-Say Method and Dialogue Practice.
  • Consolidation
  • (Chinese Enrichment)
    • P6
      • 2hrs
  • Articles Reading and Comprehension, Reading and Comprehension Consolidation Practice.
  • Mock Examinations Consolidation Practice.
  • Picture, Topical and Complete the Story Composition Practice and Essay writing techniques.
  • Learn Chinese idioms and proverbs, common sayings, two-part allegorical sayings, maxims of famous people and good phrases and good sentences.
  • Reading aloud short essay,   Look-Say Method and Dialogue Practice.
  • Creative Writing
  • (Primary School)
    • P5/P6
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Guidance: How to analyze topics, prepare essay outlines, write introductions and endings.
  • Learn grammar, and Essay writing techniques (i.e. comparative, descriptive and onomatopoeia).
  • Picture, Topical and Complete the Story Composition Practice.
  • Time management for Essay writing.
  • Creative Writing
  • Secondary School
    • S1
      • 2hrs
  • Essay writing techniques and practice (i.e. Description of a person’s physical features).
  • Appreciation and analysis of different types of writing, literary forms and styles, to amass source materials for writing.
  • Select good phrases and good sentences from articles and writings to enrich writing vocabulary.
  • Analyze student’s model essay to understand the structure and literary form that constitutes a good essay.
  • Choose 1 out of 2 essay topics to write per lesson.
  • Time management of Essay writing.
  • Creative Writing
  • Secondary School
    • S2-S4
      • 2hrs
  • Train analytical ability through discussion of news and current affairs.
  • Appreciation and analysis of different types of writing, literary forms and styles, to amass source materials for writing.
  • Select good phrases and good sentences from articles and writings to enrich writing vocabulary.
  • Analyze student’s model essay to understand the structure and literary form that constitutes a good essay.
  • Practice of the GCE ‘O’ Levels Essay topics.
  • Choose 1 out of 2 essay topics to write per lesson.
  • Time management of Essay writing.
  • Reading & Comprehension
  • Secondary School
    • S1-S4
      • 1hr 30mins
  • Guide students to read critically through selected course materials.
  • Improve students’ reading and comprehension abilities through the skills of reading, analysis and appreciation.
  • Improve students’ abilities to cope with the GCE ‘O’ Levels Examinations, through critical readings of news, proses and reportage and more.

 

 

 

Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe

Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan set up the Arts & Cultural Troupe in 1986 to promote Chinese Cultural Arts.

In 1987, the Arts & Cultural Troupe started Singapore’s pioneer Mandarin “Children Speech & Drama” class. The Speech & Drama class was both educational and fun, with enriching course content and a lively teaching style. The students showed great enthusiasm for the course, and had great progress in learning. The course received extensive coverage from the press and media and, with glowing testimonials from the students’ parents, our program grew. 

In 1988, the Arts & Cultural Troupe set up the Children Performance Troupe to give outstanding students more training and learning opportunities. In the following years, the Dance and Youth Performance Troupes were also set up. The Children Performance Troupe put up Mandarin Children Musical

productions such as “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, “The Magic Brush”, “Ali Baba & the 21 Thieves”, “Witchtopia” and many more, which won rave reviews. The Dance Troupe’s biennial “SHHKACT Dance Night” showcase has also been lauded by fellow dance practitioners. The Youth Troupe’s “Students’ Showcase” and productions served as platforms for the young and aspiring to express themselves.

The Arts & Cultural Troupe is Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan’s Goodwill Ambassador, bringing performances overseas to audiences in Beijing, Xiamen, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada and more.

In 1997, the Arts & Cultural Troupe relocated to Toa Payoh to bigger premises, to cater to the ever-increasing number of students. At her current location, the Arts & Cultural Troupe continued actively to set up more courses to promote the learning and use of the Chinese language.

In recent years, the Arts & Cultural Troupe has brought and promoted her courses to

kindergartens and schools. The Arts & Cultural Troupe has also launched numerous courses in Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Affiliated schools such Speech & Drama, Oratory, Storytelling and more. The annual BiCEP Language Camp for Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Affiliated schools is immensely popular with the student participants. In the kindergartens, the Arts & Cultural Troupe has introduced Speech & Drama, Calligraphy and Wushu to encourage and expose the young to the rich cultural heritage of the Chinese language.

The Arts & Cultural Troupe currently has a student population of over 2000 and is one of the more established and recognized youth learning centre in Singapore.

 

 

 

Children Performance Troupe

In 1987, when the Arts & Cultural Troupe started Singapore’s first Mandarin “Children Speech & Drama” class, she radically changed the mindset that children could only attend ‘tuition’ and ‘holiday’ classes.  In 1988, the Arts & Cultural Troupe officially set up the Children Performance Troupe on 18th of September and selected 45 outstanding students as the pioneer batch.

In the second year of the Children Performance Troupe’s establishment, it performed its inaugural production based on a Japanese folklore “The Magic Pickaxe”. The Children Performance Troupe was sought after to participate in numerous public performances organized by various organizations, and also performed in Malaysia. The troupe was the most active local children group at the time.

In the 1990s, the Arts & Cultural Troupe extensively developed her Speech & Drama courses. On 1st of January 1992, the Teens Performance Troupe was established. The Children & Teens Performance Troupes are the major pillars of the Arts & Cultural Troupe and over the years have performed numerous productions of varying scales.

 

The Children Performance Troupe has developed substantially over the years, her public and internal performances and showcases are all of a considerable level of performance standard. Some of her memorable children musical productions include “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (1997, 2009), “Ali Baba & the 21 Thieves” (1998, 2006), “The Magic Brush” (2000, 2012), and “Witchtopia” (2003). It is noteworthy that the Cultural Troupe’s musical productions are often the envy of fellow performing organizations due to the fact that these productions often involve large casts, and are helmed by a team of well-established and well-respected professional stage production crew. Due to the fact that the Cultural Troupe engages a team of professional stage production crew to assist in stage lighting, props, music arrangement, dance chorography, sound and audio and costumes, the cost of productions is often much higher than the usual children musical productions. The Arts & Cultural Troupe’s productions are often held to a high standard by the audience and her performances are synonymous to ‘quality’ productions.

 

Youth Performance Troupe

The Youth Performance Troupe was established on 16th of January, 2000.

The Troupe members were made up of former students of the Speech & Drama classes and the Children Performance Troupe, whom have grown up to be young adults. The Youth Performance Troupe members share a strong bond with the Cultural Troupe having spent their childhood growing up in the Troupe. Due to their continual exposure to the performing and theatre arts while growing up, a significant number of the Troupe members continued pursuing their passions for the arts in their adult working life as theatre practitioners, instructors or professionals in the field, or in the area of broadcast media.

Since 2001, the Youth Performance Troupe’s produces 2 productions annually, one being the “Students’ Showcase” series and the other being a theme-based stage production. The former focuses on students as sources of inspiration and the main target audience. The latter stage production delves on the views of young adults towards their lives, career and love.


The Arts & Cultural Troupe encourages and gives a free rein to the Youth Performance Troupe to develop their creativity and production ideas under the conditions that the youth members manage the accounts of the finances for their productions responsibly and in a transparent manner. The Youth Performance Troupe embodies the Cultural Troupe’s hope for the future generation.

 

Dance Troupe

The Dance Troupe was established in December, 1989, and currently has more than 100 dancers.

The Dance Troupe members under the tutelage of Mdm. Lim Moi Kim, conscientiously attends 2 weekly practice sessions; even forgoing their holidays at times for extra practices. The Dance Troupe started her first “SHHKACT Dance Night” showcase in 1991 and has since performed 10 productions as of 2012. Their dances incorporate elements of Chinese Classical Dance, Chinese Ethnic Folk Dance, Traditional Chinese Opera, Wushu infuses with elements of Modern Dance have been well-received by the audience and renowned dance practitioners alike.

 


In 2006, Mdm. Lim introduced a new dance graded examination syllabus. The syllabus was first complied in 1993 by a team of elite and experienced Chinese Ethnic Folk Dance professionals from Beijing Dance Academy and was later endorsed in 2004 by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China, as one of the recognised graded examination syllabus. Since then, the syllabus has been actively introduced to several major provinces in China. It aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of Chinese Ethnic Folk dance, as well as improve the artistic quality of our youths.

 

 

 

Our Teachers

In 1987, when Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts and Cultural Troupe first started the Children Speech & Drama class, she had only 3 teachers. The Arts & Cultural Troupe started out with an interest to develop the training of Children Speech & Drama and the dedication to promote the teaching of the Chinese Culture. Over more than 2 decades, the Arts & Cultural Troupe has develop numerous different types of courses and at the same time been invited to conduct courses at numerous schools and kindergartens. As the different types of courses being conducted expanded, so did the number of her teaching staff. Currently on top of 7 full-time staff, we have a team of almost 50 part-time instructors, teaching over more than 2000 students. Despite being employed on a part-time basis, majority of our instructors are also currently teaching in the schools, kindergartens, community clubs and organizations.

 

With the exposure to different types of students and demands of different organizations, our teachers have accumulated a wealth of teaching experience.

The attrition rate of our teaching staff is extremely low and our teachers share a strong bond. Thus our students are spared the inconveniences of having to adapt to constant changes in teaching staff movements and are able to complete their courses without interruptions.

Our Troupe has also been actively recruiting new blood for our teaching staff. The majority of the new batch of our instructors and teaching assistants were formerly our students and had grown up together with us.

 

 

SHHKACT School Terms

  • 3 terms per annum. 13 Lessons per term.
    • Term 1 (Jan-Apr)
    • Term 2 (May-Aug)
    • Term 3 (Sep-Dec)
  • Interested applicants can call [65] 6354 1972 during our operating hours to check on vacancies available.
  • Applicant to bring along Child's Birth Certificate for verification during enrolment at our office.

Fees

  • Cash or Cheque Payment only
  • Payable to "SHHK Arts & Cultural Troupe"
  • Fees are collected per term, course fees are non-transferable and not prorated.
  • Course fees are non-refundable once the course commences. Request for refund will only be considered before the course commences and will only be entitled to 80% of fees.

Locations:

  • ACT@Toa Payoh
    • Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe
    • 397 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319639
    • DID: [65] 6354 1972
    • Fax: [65] 6354 1976
  • ACT@Sennett Road
    • Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy
    • 5 Sennett Road, Singapore 466781
    • DID: [65] 6589 9502 / [65] 6589 9500
    • Fax: [65] 6243 0669

ACT Contact List

  • Interested parties who wish to enrol for 2015 courses can join the ACT Contact List

 

    • Subject: TP ACL 2015
    • Content:
      • (a) Parent's Name
      • (b) Mobile Phone Number
    • *Incomplete submissions will be voided.
  • Alternatively, interested parties can also call [65] 6354 1972 during our operating hours to leave your contact details.

 

    • Subject: SN ACL 2015
    • Content:
      • (a) Parent's Name
      • (b) Mobile Phone Number
    • *Incomplete submissions will be voided.
  • Alternatively, interested parties can also call [65] 6589 9502 during our operating hours to leave your contact details.

 

 

Annual Registration Exercise

  • Annual Registration Exercise opens from October to December.
  • Academic year commences in January.

Registration Phases

  • Details of the different phases are shown below.

    Eligibility

    Registration Phase

    Registration Dates

    For children born before 1 January 2013

     

    Phase 1

    (a) For a child who is currently enrolled in SHHKACT

    (b) For a child who has a sibling currently enrolled in SHHKACT

    Saturday, 11 October 2014

    Sunday, 12 October 2014

    Phase 2

    For a child whose parent is a SHHK member.

     

    Saturday, 25 October 2014

    Sunday, 26 October 2014

     

    Phase 3

    For a child whose parent joined the ACT Contact List not later than 27 October 2014.

     

     

    Saturday, 01 November 2014

    Sunday, 02 November 2014

     

  • SMS Invitations will be sent in October & November, to all parties eligible for the different Registration Phases.
  • Confirmation of placement is subjected to FULL PAYMENT of the course's term fees.
  • Registration is on First-Come-First-Served Basis.

 

SHHK Privacy Policy

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  • ACT@Toa Payoh
    • Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Arts & Cultural Troupe
    • 397 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319639
    • DID: [65] 6354 1972
    • Fax: [65] 6354 1976
    • Email: shhkact@shhkact.com.sg
  • Operating Hours
    • Tue - Fri: 1000 to 1700
    • Sat - Sun: 0900 to 1800
    • Extended hours for Thu: 1900 to 2100
    • Closed on Mon & Public Holidays
  • ACT@Sennett Road
    • Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan Cultural Academy
    • 5 Sennett Road, Singapore 466781
    • DID: [65] 6589 9502 / [65] 6589 9500
    • Fax: [65] 6243 0669
    • Email: sennett@shhkact.com.sg
  • Operating Hours
    • Tue - Fri: 1000 to 1700
    • Sat: 0900 to 1800
    • Closed on Mon, Sun & Public Holidays

 

 

  • ACT@Toa Payoh
    • Nearest MRT Stations: Braddell (NS18) or Toa Payoh (NS19)
    • Passengers alighting at Braddell MRT Station: Take EXIT C and proceed in the direction leading towards HDB Blk 99A
    • Passengers alighting at Toa Payoh MRT Station: Take EXIT C and proceed in the direction leading towards HDB Blk 84B.
    • We are located beside the Esso Petrol Station and diagonally opposite the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council (Toa Payoh Office).
    • Our office is located @ #02-05 of the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) Building.
  • ACT@Sennett Road
    • Nearest MRT Station: Tanah Merah (EW4)
    • Take EXIT A and walk to the bus stop at Tanah Merah MRT Station, New Upper Changi Road.
    • Board SBS Bus 48 at Bus Stop (85099), New Upper Changi Road. Alight at East Coast Ville, Upper East Coast Road, 7 stops later.