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FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

RULES AND GUIDELINES

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA

3.5.3 .1 To develop confidence and familiarity with the English language among the younger pupils. 3.1 Performance should be confined to the stage only.1 Lyrics can be original or adapted. To provide a platform for learning in a fun and enjoyable manner.2 The timing of the presentation starts with the first movement or first word uttered by the singers or any sound effects produced.3. 2. 2. Each team should be accompanied by 2 teachers.ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS RULES AND GUIDELINES 1. 3. 2 minutes is allocated for stage preparation before and another 2 minutes after the presentation with the two teachers as stage technicians. 3. Marks will be deducted thereafter.5 Theme: Choice or selection of theme is open.0 Competition Rules 3. 3. 3.0 Objectives 2.1 Each Action Song team comprises members from the same school.2 2.2 Contestants are not allowed to refer to any notes or texts during presentation.0 Aim The Action Song Competition is held to encourage and increase the use of English language among the younger pupils.5. Time: On-stage presentation is 5 to 8 minutes. Lyrics: 3.2 Team: Each team should comprise 5 to 15 pupils inclusive of performers and musicians. 3.3.1 Eligibility: This competition is open to Year Three pupils from government-aided schools only.4 3. To develop skills of integrating scripting of music and movement with language.1.3 3.

3.11.3 The team with the majority of votes will be declared the winner.3.10 3.2 Note: .8 3. However. 3. religion. 3.11.9. 3.5 Individual team marks will not be disclosed.11. Ministry of Education.0 Prizes: 4.5.7 3.4 The decision of the judges is final.2 Points will be awarded according to the score sheet.2 Use of musical instruments is allowed.9. The competition at the national level will be judged by a panel of 5 judges.11 Judges: The competition shall be judged by a panel of 3 or 5 judges.9. etc.11.4 Lyrics should not touch on sensitive issues such as race. Music: 3. movements should not exceed and overwhelm the articulation of the song by the contestants.1 Plaques and certificates of achievement will be awarded to the winning teams. 3. appointed by the Division of Cocurriculum and Arts. 4.11.1 Use of recorded music is allowed (only minus-one music). Certificates of participation will be awarded to all participating teams.9 4. Nevertheless.5. politics. Miming and prompting is not allowed.3 The performance must be a continuous medley of songs without any obvious gaps or breaks. 3. 3. Costume: Participants should wear appropriate costumes in line with the characters they portray. Props: Props should be minimal.6 Presentation: Creativity is encouraged. musicians must sing and perform together with the team members during presentation. 3.3 Copies of the lyrics must be submitted to the organizers two weeks prior to the competition. 3.1 A panel of at least 3 or 5 judges will be appointed for all the rounds at all levels. 3. Decisions: 3.

 This concept paper is valid until further notification or revision from the Ministry of Education and can be used at all levels for competitions organized by the Ministry. Malaysia . The winning teams from the previous year may participate in the current year but the text and presentation must not be an exact replica. Division of Co-curriculum and Arts Ministry of Education.

FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS ADJUDICATION FORMS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA .

ADJUDICATION GUIDELINES 1. v. v.4 Costumes and Props (5 marks) Marks will be awarded based on the following: i.12 22 . iv. iv. iii. timing and tempo voice type and pitch voice projection and clarity team cooperation and coordination 2. creativity 3.27 Good 4 10 . Marks will be awarded based on the following band: Maximum 5 15 35 45 2.35 37 . ii.45 Adjudication: 2. ii. iv.36 Excellent 5 13 . iii.14 10 . well coordinated and creative choreography rhythm. iii. Very Poor 1 1-3 1-7 1-9 Poor 2 4-6 8 . 2. suitability ii.1 Language Proficiency (45 marks) Marks will be awarded based on the following: i.3 Theme (15 marks) Marks will be awarded based on the following: i.28 28 .15 29 . ii.2 correct.21 19 . clear and accurate pronunciation clear enunciation and intonation correct use of grammar appropriate and effective choice of words (diction) fluency Delivery and Presentation (35 marks) Marks will be awarded based on the following: i. Penalty: A total of 5 marks to be deducted if: . interest and appeal significance and impact of meaning continuity in sequence and action integrated values 2.18 Fair 3 7-9 15 .

iv. ii. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Stage Preparation (before) On-Stage Presentation Stage Presentation (after) Timekeeper's Name Signature Date .i. sensitive issues touched below or above stipulated time (on-stage presentation) above stipulated time (stage preparation before and after the presentation) stipulated exclusions under competition guidelines infringed TIME SHEET ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR ___________ Team No. iii.

9. 5. 14. 13. 12. 3. Judge’s Name Signature : : Delivery Theme Costumes Penalty and and Max. 4. 8. 2. 10. 6. 15.SCORESHEET ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________ Language TEAM Proficiency (45 m) 1. 11. Presentation Props Total Placing Time (35 m) (15 m) (5 m) (-5 m) . 7. 16.

Date : FREQUENCY COUNT ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR _________ PLACING TIME Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 TEAM NO. Judge 4 Judge 5 FINAL PLACING 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Position Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Judge 4 Judge 5 Name Signature .

Date FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS RESULTS MINISTRY OF EDUCATION MALAYSIA .

RESULT ACTION SONG COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS NATIONAL LEVEL YEAR __________ PLACING FIRST TEAM TITLE OF SONG SCHOOL / STATE SECOND THIRD Position Name Signature Chief Judge Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Judge 4 Date .