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Direct School Admission - Secondary Exercise (DSA-Sec)

Direct School Admission Exercise is now open 
(Till 27 July 2018)


A         INTRODUCTION

Jurong West Secondary School (JWSS) welcomes Primary Six students eligible for Secondary One admission in 2019 with talents in various areas to apply for Direct School Admission to Secondary One in 2019.


B         WHY APPLY FOR DSA TO JWSS

In JWSS, we place a premium on the holistic development of our students. This is anchored in our strong belief that both academic excellence and character development are pillars of a holistic education which make our students future ready learners, thinkers and leaders. Our CCAs and Student Leadership groups offer a multitude of exciting opportunities for students to enhance their skills and pursue their passion.

JWSS offers DSA to students who display talent/passion in the following areas:
Basketball (Boys)

Volleyball (Boys)

Our Sports and Games have been making steady progress with the most recent achievements being the school’s Basketball boys achieving West Zone Top 4 Placing in 2018 and Volleyball boys achieving West Zone Top 4 Placings in 2016, 2017 and 2018


International Dance

Choir

Symphonic Band

English Language Debate and Drama Society (ELDDS)

Our Performing Arts groups have been doing well at the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Presentations achieving Certificates of Distinction and Certificates of Accomplishment.
 
Student Leadership


JWSS is well known in the West for its highly established Uniformed Groups (UGs) - NCC, NPCC, NCDCC, BB, and RCY which have been achieving numerous Gold Awards over the last 10 years.  

 Our Student Leadership programme offers a wide range of platforms for students to take on leadership roles in the school. JWSS Student Leaders are exposed to numerous highly customised developmental opportunities such as the Leadership Training Camp, Public Speaking Workshops, Member of Parliament (MP) Attachment Programme and Overseas Student Leaders Exchange Programmes which enable them to shine as confident, competent and caring leaders who will make a positive impact in school and the community. 

Visual and Digital Art
The Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in JWSS focusses on equipping students with ICT skills such as coding and app creation, knowledge of design principles in areas such as webpage creation as well as communication skills such as persuasive speaking. Students use these knowledge and skills to create innovative ICT-based solutions for real life issues in the community.  

 JWSS is one of only 2 secondary schools in the west to offer the Enhanced Art Programme (EAP) to artistically talented students. The EAP is a 2-year upper secondary programme that aims to expose students to different art media, creative processes, professions and practices in the arts and creative industries, while providing in-depth development of students in select art practices which will enable them to further their passion in fields of art, design and multimedia. 



C         APPLICATION CRITERIA

 Primary Six (P6) students eligible for Secondary One in 2019 may apply for Direct School Admission to Secondary One in JWSS based on their holistic achievements and talents as well as the following criteria:

Talent DomainsCriteria
Basketball (Boys)
Volleyball (Boys)

Students applying should satisfy at least two of the following:

· a proven and sustained record of representing Primary School at the Cluster, Zonal or National levels in the relevant sport

· possess interest and passion for the relevant sport

· demonstrate proficiency of skills and abilities during the relevant sport trial

· achieved a placing at the relevant sport competitions conducted at Cluster, Zonal or National levels (e.g. Top 4 placing in West Zone)


International Dance

Choir

Symphonic Band

English Language Debate and Drama Society (ELDDS)



Students applying should satisfy at least two of the following:

· a proven and sustained record of representing Primary School at the Cluster, Zonal or National levels in the relevant performing art CCA

· possess interest and passion for the relevant performing art CCA

· demonstrate proficiency of skills and talents during the relevant performing art audition

· achieved an award at the latest Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation (e.g. Certificate of Accomplishment)


 Student Leadership


Students applying should satisfy at least two of the following: 

· held the position of Prefect, Student Councillor, Ambassadorial roles or other leadership roles in Primary School

· a proven and sustained record of playing key leadership roles in their respective CCAs in Primary School

· active involvement in school level projects or community level programmes or projects

· a keen interest and passion in advocacy as well as leading and serving the student body and the community


 Visual and Digital Art

 
Students applying should satisfy at least two of the following:

· provide sufficient evidence of Visual or Digital Arts talent through portfolios reproduction (to submit softcopy of their artwork as photographs)

· demonstrate proficiency of skills through a Visual Arts Task (interviews will be conducted where necessary)

· represented school at Cluster, Zonal or National level art exhibitions or relevant events

· took part in school-based art exhibitions or similar events

* Applicants do not need to submit actual portfolios with their applications.  Applicants may choose to bring actual portfolios when he/she attends the interview.  

 ** Students admitted through DSA for the Visual and Digital Art should have the intention of pursuing Art as a GCE O-level subject at the Upper Secondary level.



The timeline for the MOE DSA-Sec Exercise is as follows:


Application Stage

Submission of application form

By 27 Jul 2018

Stage 1

Selection Stage

2 Jul – 31 Aug 2018

Stage 2

Exercise School Preference Stage

29 Oct – 2 Nov 2018

Stage 3

Results Release Stage

Together with PSLE results



D         APPLICATION PROCEDURE

 

      I.        For students studying in MOE Schools: 

Step

Action

Important Notes & Remarks

1

Download the Application Form 2018 DSA Form.

You may also obtain a copy of the Application Form directly from the school’s General Office from 9am – 5pm from Monday, 7 May onwards.

2

Fill in the necessary information and details in the Application Form.

You may write or type but please ensure the information and details are clearly presented.

3

Print a copy of the form 


4

Attach photocopies of the following supporting documents:

-  Records of CCA Participation and Achievements (Compulsory)

Records of Leadership Roles in CCAs etc.

-  Records of any involvement in school level projects or community level programmes or projects

-  Records of any other achievements which you feel are relevant and support your application

-  Teacher’s/Instructor’s Recommendation (if any)

-  Results of the End of Year Examinations for Primary 5 (Compulsory)

-  Results of the Mid-Year Examinations for Primary 6 (if available already)

Please do not submit original copies of the various documents.

 

Applications without any supporting documents may be rejected by the school.

5

Submit the duly completed Application Form with the supporting documents to the school’s General Office.

The closing date for all submissions is 27 Jul 2018.

 

   II.        For students not studying in MOE Schools, please note that you will be required to obtain a registration number (RGxxxxxxx) from MOE Customer Service Centre (CSC) before submitting the Application Form to the school.

 

   III.        All international Students are to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they are considered for DSA-Sec allocation. Applicants are to refer to MOE website for more information on AEIS.

 

 E          SELECTION PROCESS BY SCHOOL

All shortlisted students will be informed latest by 6 Aug 2018 to attend an interview, auditions, trials or an aptitude test (where deemed necessary) depending on the DSA area.

Students who are shortlisted to attend the interview and trials are to report to the school’s General Office where the teacher overseeing the DSA Exercise will meet them to give further instructions.

 

The details of the selection processes for each of the talent domain are as follows:

 

Talent Domain

Selection Process

Date & Time

Visual and Digital Art

·         Interview

·         Aptitude Test, (where deemed necessary)

13 Aug 2018 (Mon) from 3.30pm

Student Leadership

·         Interview

13 Aug 2018 (Mon) from 3.30pm

International Dance Symphonic Band, Choir, English Language Debate & Drama Society

·         Auditions

17 Aug 2018 (Fri) from 3.30pm

Basketball Boys & Volleyball Boys

·         Sports Trials

17 Aug 2018 (Fri) from 3.30pm

 

Please note that General Ability Test (GAT) and Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) are not required in the selection process by JWSS.

 

F          RELEASE OF OUTCOME OF DSA-SEC EXERCISE

 

All shortlisted applicants would be informed of the outcome of their application by 31 Aug 2018.

Please note that upon acceptance of a school’s offer, students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual S1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools, and are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

 

 G         ENQUIRIES

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools based on the student’s talent, aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ distinctive programmes and holistic opportunities for students.

If you would like to have further details or require any clarification, you may contact any one of the following staff:

 

 Mr Lee Kah Onn

Head of Department,

Physical Education and CCA


lee_kah_onn@moe.edu.sg

+65 6262 3593

 Ms Angela Sim

Administrative Manager  

 


jwss@moe.edu.sg

 

 

 Mdm Lim Lay Hoon

Vice Principal

 

 

We would like to wish you all the best in your DSA Application.