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. Application for DSA-Sec must be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application starts on 5 May (11 am) and end on 1 June 2021 (3 pm). No fee will be charged for the application. For more details, please refer to MOE website – moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec.
  2. Nan Chiau High School is a MOE Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school. All students enrolled will read Higher Chinese Language.
  3. 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.
  4. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
  5. Meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.

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, Wushu and Table-Tennis. Successful applicants will join NCHS in January 2022.

 

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
  • Intellectual potential and ability to cope with the rigorous syllabus 

 

All students will read Higher Chinese Language as NCHS is a Special Assistance Plan school;

 

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

For clarifications on DSA exercise

AddressNan Chiau High School
20 Anchorvale Link
Singapore 545079
Emailnchs@moe.edu.sg
(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 - Basketball

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
DSA/ Sports
  • Basketball
  • 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.

For more information on Basketball click here.

DSA Sports - Table Tennis

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
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.

For more information on Table Tennis click here.

DSA Sports - Wushu

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
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.

For more information on Wushu click here.

DSA - Performing Arts - Chinese Dance

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
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.

For more information on Chinese Dance click here. 

DSA - Performing Arts - Chinese Orchestra

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
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.

For more information on Chinese Orchestra click here.

DSA - Visual Arts

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
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.

Prospective students who are enrolled via DSA Visual Arts will have Visual Arts Club as their CCA. They will be offered Enhanced Art Programme (EAP) at Upper Sec, taking Art as an O-Level subject.

For more information on Visual Arts click here.

DSA - Bilingualism

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteria
DSA / Bilingualism
  • Bilingualism
  • Consistent academic performance for P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination, or its equivalent.
  • Applicants should have interest and passion for the Chinese and English languages.

Prospective students who are enrolled via DSA-Bilingualism will be groomed in the areas of bilingualism and biculturalism. They will be given opportunities to participate in various language and cultural-related programmes, such as external seminars, workshops, competitions, learning journeys, docent training. They will also help to organise bicultural activities in the school.

In addition, DSA-Bilingualism students will have to take the Chinese Language Elective Programme – Secondary (CLEP-Sec) in Secondary 3 (i.e. they will have to take Chinese Literature, either as a full or elective subject.)

 

For more information on CLEP-Sec click here.