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 read Higher Chinese Language. 
  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, Wushu and Table-Tennis. Successful applicants will join NCHS in January 2021.

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.

SHINES IN HARMONY cum Open House

Due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, SHINES IN HARMONY cum DSA Open House 2020 has been cancelled.

For clarifications / enquiries on DSA exercise

AddressNan Chiau High School
20 Anchorvale Link
Singapore 545079
Emaildsa@nchs.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

CLEP from 2020

As recently announced by MOE, NCHS will offer the Chinese Language Elective Programme – Secondary from 2020. This will directly benefit current Sec 1 and 2 students.

In addition, prospective students who are enrolled via DSA-Bilingualism from 2020 will have to take the CLEP-Sec in Secondary 3 (i.e. they will have to take Chinese Literature, either as a full or elective subject.)

  DSA Domain

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 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 - 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.

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.

 

Prospective students who are enrolled via DSA-Bilingualism will take on the role of a Bicultural Ambassador in the school from Secondary 1 and may interview for Bicultural Scholarship in Secondary 2. As a Bicultural Ambassador, they will have the opportunities to participate in various language or cultural-related learning journeys (e.g. River Hongbao exhibition) and competitions (e.g. translation competition). They will also help to organise Bicultural activities for 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.