Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent. 

  Direct School Admission

Important Information

  1. 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.
  2. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
  3. Nan Chiau High School is a MOE Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school. All students enrolled will be offered Higher Chinese Language as their mother tongue. 
  4. All applications must be made through the Ministry Of Education DSA-Sec Portal

NCHS DSA Exercise

NCHS is looking for promising Primary 6 students who demonstrate talent and ability in Art, Bilingualism, Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dance (girls), Basketball (girls), Wushu and Table-Tennis. Successful applicants will join NCHS in January 2020.

Generally, students should have:

  • High level of motivation and commitment to the talent areas, and in other academic and co-curricular programmes offered by the school;
  • High level achievement and mastery in their chosen talent areas
  • Offer Higher Chinese Language as their mother tongue as NCHS is a Special Assistance Plan school;
  • Intellectual potential and ability to cope with the rigorous syllabus 

 

Talented students who are interested in NCHS are encouraged to apply for Direct School Admission.

SHINES IN HARMONY cum Open House

Nan Chiau High School will be having our Annual Shines In Harmony cum Open House on Saturday 6 July 2019

Prospective students are invited to visit the school and learn more about the various CCAs and programmes offered.

At the same time, you can also join in the carnival. There will be something for everyone in the family.

All proceeds from Shines In Harmony will be donated to Charitable Organisations.

Details of the Open House programme will be announced at a later date.

For clarifications / enquiries on DSA exercise

AddressNan Chiau High School
20 Anchorvale Link
Singapore 545079
Email[email protected]
(Indicate in subject field – DSA Enquiries  <Name Of Applicant> )
Contact NumbersTelephone : +65 6489 7971
Fax : +65 6489 7970
Operating HoursMonday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

  DSA Domain

DSA Sports - Wushu

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Sports

 

  • Wushu
  • Participation and achievements in the sport, national and/or international level competitions.
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent.
 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and technical trial session.

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of  any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and trial session.

DSA Sports - Basketball

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Sports

 

  • Basketball (girls)
  • Participation and achievements in the sport, including zonal, national and/or international level competitions.
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent.
 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and technical trial session.

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of  any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and trial session.

DSA Sports - Table Tennis

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Sports

 

  • Table Tennis
  • Participation and achievements in the sport, including zonal, national and/or international level competitions.
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent.
 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and trial session.

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of  any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and trial session.

DSA - Performing Arts - Chinese Dance

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Performing Arts·      Chinese Dance (girls)

 

  • Participation and achievements in related dance competitions and performances
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination, or its equivalent,

and

Preferably

·       Represented their primary schools in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation.

·       Attained RAD/ CSTD or equivalent accreditation for dance.

 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and audition session.

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of  any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and audition session

 

DSA - Performing Arts - Chinese Orchestra

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Performing Arts·      Chinese Orchestra

 

 

  • Participation and achievements in related music competitions and performances.
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination, or its equivalent,

and

Preferably

·       Represented their primary schools in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Arts Presentation.

·       Attained ABRSM or equivalent accreditation for music/ Chinese Instruments.

 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and audition session.

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of  any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and audition session

 

DSA - Visual Arts

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Art
  • Art
  • Participation and achievements in, competitions and exhibitions.
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination, or its equivalent.
  • Preferably represented their primary schools in Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition.
·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and selection test.

·       Applicants may be required to submit their digital portfolio if they have not done so during their application. 

·      Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and selection test.

DSA - Bilingualism

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA / Bilingualism
  • Bilingualism
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination, or its equivalent.
·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 9 July for an interview and written selection test.

·      Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of any external achievements/ qualifications for their interview and selection test.

  STAGE 1 – Application and Selection

Online Application for DSA

Online Application
8 May, (9 AM)  to 4 June, (3 PM)

The DSA-Sec application is to be completed strictly via MOE’s DSA Sec Portal 

Applicants with issues in online submission can approach their Primary School or MOE Customer Service Center.

When completing the application form, please take note of the following pointers:

  • The application will take about 15 minutes to complete and has to be completed in one sitting.
  • Ensure that you have the following documents with you for easy reference
  • Parent’s / Guardian’s SingPass credentials
  • Information on Non-school based Awards/Activities (optional)
  • Parent’s email & contact numbers

You may view, update or withdraw your application before the application period ends. 

Application Closing Date

Closing Date of Application
4 June (3 PM)

 

  1. Applicants will receive a confirmation email from MOE which would be sent to the address provided during application.
  2. Applicants are encouraged to print or download a copy of the confirmation provided for future reference.

Audition, Selection Test, Sports Trial & Interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the audition/ sports trial and interview by 9th July.

Shortlisted applicants must bring along the the following supporting documents; 

  • Certified true copies of Non-school based awards, certificates and achievements in respective DSA domains
  • Art Portfolio (for DSA Visual Arts applicants)
  • Bilingual Portfolio (for DSA Bilingualism applicants)

Notification of Audition, Selection Test, Sports Trial & Interview outcome by NCHS

Only the confirmed offer and waiting list applicants will be notified by 30 August

The school’s decision is final.

The school reserves the right not to disclose the reasons for non-selection of applicants.

  STAGE 2 – Exercise School Preference

Exercise School Preference

Exercise School Preference Stage
21 October to 25 October (3PM)

 

On 21 October 2019, all applicants with a Confirmed Offer (CO), or who are on the DSA Waiting List (WL) of a school, will be issued a School Preference Form by MOE through their primary schools.

Applicants will have to indicate their DSA choices, in order of preference, through their respective primary schools. Parents can submit their child’s school preference(s) either electronically via the DSA-Sec Internet System or physically at their child’s primary school.

Students should consider carefully before opting for the DSA schools.

Students can only amend or withdraw their submitted school preferences before 25th October 2019 (3 PM)

Any amendment or withdrawal from the exercise will not be allowed after 25th October 2019 (3 PM)

  STAGE 3 – Release of Results

Results Release

Release of PSLE Results (DSA-SEC)
Late November (Tentative)

 

DSA-Sec results will be released through their primary schools together with their PSLE results

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.

In addition they will NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.