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From left to right,

Row 1 (Seated):
Mdm Soh Yik Pui Serene, Mr Lim Chen Guo Jacobe, Mr Ong Shan Ying Edwin, 
Mdm Noridah Bte Moosa, Ms Gan Si Min Amelia, Mdm Nisha Binte Omar Khan, 
Mdm Junaidah Bte Abdul Wahab

Row 2:
Ms Chng Aik Ling Elaine, Ms Koh Toh Shan Melissa, Ms Chin Ying Fen, Ms Leow Mei Si, 
Ms Nurulhuda Borhan Said, Mdm Nor Adlina Binte Abd Majid, Miss Rachel Chong Chia Xin

Row 3 (Back):
Mr Lai Wei De Kenneth, Mr Sim Wee Siong Isaac, Mr Koh Chon Kiat Vincent,
Ms Khew Yu Ping Tessa


To be advocates of English Language and Literature who cultivate world-savvy, articulate and engaging students.


To promote the effective use and appreciation of English Language and Literature.

Department Programmes

National Schools Literature Festival

Nan Hua Literature students from Secondary One to Four have the chance to participate at Singapore’s largest celebration of the study of Literature - the National Schools Literature Festival. Students may take part in inter-school competitions in the area of choral reading, debates of various ‘O’ Level Literature texts, and book trailers.

An enriching and exciting festival for all

Humanities and Current Affairs Competition

In collaboration with the Humanities Department, the English Language and Literature department organises the annual Time Capsule Challenge that brings together like-minded students from various schools and provides a platform for them to expand their knowledge of key local, regional and global current events.

Putting their knowledge to the test
Team Nan Hua working hard to arrive at a well-substantiated conclusion

The teachers and students who made this event a success

English and Humanities Week

Having fun during the Architecture Adventure workshop
The English Language and Literature Department works hand in hand with the Humanities Department to come up with an exciting line up of in-class and after-school activities that are pegged to a fresh new theme every year. Past programmes include an ‘Utterly Fictional’ workshop conducted by the National Library Board, as well as a learning journey to the Arts Science Museum.

Having a wonderfully horrific time
EDDC presenting their Book Trailer for Totto Chan

Secondary One Poetry Slam Workshop

For many Secondary One students, Literature in English is a brand new subject that demands a high level of critical thinking and close analysis of issues affecting the world around them - vital skills that may at first seem intimidating and difficult to master. To ease students into the subject, our school worked closely with local poets and writers from Word Forward to organise a Poetry Slam Workshop for all Secondary One students in Nan Hua High School.

Creative sparks flying while searching for dramatic points in the poem
Getting the basics right

Students putting on their best performance for their class


Keeping in mind the main goal of fuelling a passion for creative writing in its members, while acknowledging the need to stretch their talents with competitions, LITERATI aims to make its members realise their potential as writers through activities and competitions. One such example is the Commonwealth Essay Competition where students can craft their creative piece for submission.


Nan Hua Orators

All orators participate in the fortnightly assembly programme, Nan Hua Speaks, which provides students with a platform to showcase the English Language in a fun and entertaining manner so as to enthuse fellow Nan Huarians to appreciate and further understand the English Language. Outstanding orators can take on more challenging roles by emceeing at various school events, and those who wish to take their oratorical skills to a whole new level and put them to the test can take part in various oratorical competitions throughout the year.

Chan Theng Hwee Gabriel, the President of the 24th Student Council, is also an accomplished award winning public speaker

Chua Kay Siong and Lucas Thong Jiemin are the semi-finalists for Orators Trophy 2017
Nan Hua Ambassadors bringing guests around the school during Open House

Current Affairs Programme

The Current Affairs Programme aims to bring about pertinent issues in a fun an engaging manner. This year’s Current Affairs Assembly Programme dealt with the dangers of excessive gaming through student actors and actresses who acted like characters in games like ‘Halo’ and “Grand Theft Auto’ to place emphasis on violent games having a negative impact on students’ minds.