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Direct School Admission - DSA (ALP)

Distinctive Programme 1:

Applied Learning Programme (ALP): Education For Life (EFL): Developing Portable Skills through and for Real World Problem Solving


DSA (ALP) Admission Criteria

We are looking for applicants who

Demonstrate aptitude and a strong interest in problem solving and research

Communicate effectively

Are able to collaborate and contribute actively in a team

Are prepared to serve and lead others in real world problem solving


DSA (ALP) Application Process

Application forms can be obtained from the school’s General Office during office hours, Monday – Friday, 

8.00 am – 5.30 pm. Completed applications (application form and written/typed essay, together with relevant supporting documents) must be delivered to the school no later than 29 June 2018, 5.00 pm.

You may also click the links below to download the following:

-          DSA (ALP) application form (click here)

-          template for written/typed essay (click here)


Documents to submit: 

1. Completed DSA (ALP) Application Form with a recent photograph of the candidate attached.

2. A written/typed essay showing evidence of effective communication skills (click here for the essay template). 

3. Any other relevant supporting documents (e.g. certificates of participation or portfolio showing evidence of interest in projects involving problem solving, research and communication, etc.).

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will need to submit the certified true copies of the following supporting documents

Academic results (Primary 6 Mid-Year examination results or the equivalent for applicants not from national schools)

CCA and VIA records


Please submit your application (with relevant documents) to the following address:

School’s address: 

CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent 

160 Lower Delta Road 

Singapore 099138 


Attention: Mr Bryan Lim

DSA (ALP) Coordinator 

Re: DSA (ALP) – Education For Life (EFL)


For enquiries on DSA (ALP), please contact:  

DSA (ALP) Coordinator: Mr Bryan Lim (School Staff Developer)

Email: lim_choon_huat@moe.edu.sg 


Note: 

We regret that we will not be able to consider applications if the application forms are incomplete or relevant supporting documents are not enclosed together with the application form.

More information regarding the DSA can be found on the MOE website: http://www.moe.gov.sg 


DSA (ALP) Selection Process

Phase 1 – Shortlisting of candidates based on written/typed essay and application form details

DSA (ALP) candidates to 

1. submit a written/typed essay on the given topic/theme

2. submit a photocopy of their academic results (for Primary 6 Mid-Year examination or equivalent) 

3. provide details on CCA, VIA, leadership positions held in their Primary school

4. any other relevant documents (e.g. certificates of participation or portfolio showing evidence of interest in projects involving problem solving, research and communication, etc.).


Phase 2 – Shortlisting of candidates based on performance task 

Only shortlisted DSA (ALP) candidates will be notified by email/ telephone call to 

1. participate in a performance task that involves students working in small groups where their research, problem solving and collaboration skills are assessed

2. present their proposed solution and findings orally using a medium of their choice


Key Dates for DSA (ALP)

7 May 2018 (Mon) to

22 June 2018 (Fri)

 

Application is open for all Primary Six female students studying in national schools, Returning Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and International Students.

 

29 June 2018 (Fri),

5.00 pm  

Deadline for submission of hard copy of application forms and supporting documents to the school’s General Office by 22 June 2018, 5.00 pm. We regret that late submissions will not be considered.  

2 July 2018 (Mon) to

13 July 2018 (Fri)

Phase 1 – Shortlisting of candidates based on written/typed essay and application form details

DSA (ALP) candidates to

1.       submit a written/typed essay on the given topic/theme showing evidence of effective communication skills

2.       submit a photocopy of their academic results (for Primary 6 Mid-Year examination or equivalent)

3.       provide details on CCA, VIA & leadership positions held in their Primary school

4.       provide any other relevant documents (e.g. certificates of participation or portfolio showing evidence of interest in projects involving problem solving, research and communication, etc.).

16 July 2018 (Mon) to

17 August 2018 (Fri)

Phase 2 – Shortlisting of candidates based on performance task

Only shortlisted DSA (ALP) candidates will be notified by email to

1.       participate in a performance task that involves students working in small groups where their research, problem solving and collaboration skills are assessed;

2.       present their proposed solution and findings as a group orally using a medium of their choice.

  All shortlisted DSA (ALP) candidates will receive the email by 13 July 2018 (Fri).

20 August 2018 (Mon) to 31 August 2018 (Fri)

Notice of Selection Outcome for DSA-Sec application

Letters will be issued to all candidates informing them on the status of their application:  

(i) Confirmed Offer (CO), (ii) Wait List (WL) or (iii) Rejected.

29 October 2018 (Mon)

Issuance of DSA School Preference Form through applicant’s primary school.

29 October 2018 (Mon) to 2 November 2018 (Fri)

Exercise of DSA School Preference by applicants.

Late November 2018

Release of DSA school posting results by MOE.