The Direct School Admission (DSA) gives Nan Chiau High School the flexibility to select students for admission based on a recognition of more diverse range of achievements and talents than just results achieved at national examinations.

  Direct School Admission 2018

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. Applicant’s should take note that Nan Chiau High School is a Special Assistance Plan (SAP) School. As such they must take either Higher Chinese Language or Chinese Language as their mother tongue.
  4. We will not accept any incomplete or late applications.
  5. Information given  in this application must true to the best of your knowledge and that you will not wilfully suppressed any material fact. Application with false or incorrect information will be rejected.

NCHS DSA Exercise

NCHS is looking for promising Primary 6 students who demonstrate talent and ability in Art, Chinese Orchestra, Chinese Dance (girls), Basketball (girls) and Table-Tennis. Successful applicants will join NCHS in January 2019.

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 / 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.

DSA Open House 2018

Nan Chiau High School will be having our Annual Shines In Harmony cum DSA Open House 2018 on 30th June 2018.

Prospective students are invited to visit the school and learn more about the various CCAs and programmes offered for DSA 2018.

Our Principal, Mr Tan Yee Kan, will meet and address prospective DSA applicants & their parents in the Meeting Room (Lvl 4) at 1000 hours

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

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

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 - 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 P4, P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Preferably be a member of Junior Sports Academy
 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 16 July 2018 for an interview and technical trial session

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of school results, CCA participation, achievements/ qualifications for their interview/ audition 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 P4, P5 overall and P6 Mid-Year Examination or its equivalent, and
  • Preferably be a member of Junior Sports Academy
 

·       Based on the online application, shortlisted applicants will be informed by 16 July 2018 for an interview and technical trial session

 

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of school results, CCA participation, achievements/ qualifications for their interview/ audition session

DSA - Performing Arts - Chinese Dance

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

 

  • Participation and achievements in related dance/ music competitions and performances
  • Consistent academic performance for P4, 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 16 July 2018 for an interview and audition session

· Shortlisted applicants are to bring along their certified true copies of school results, CCA participation, achievements/ qualifications for their interview/ audition session

 

 

DSA - Performing Arts - Chinese Orchestra

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Performing Arts·      Chinese Orchestra

 

 

  • Participation and achievements in related dance/ music competitions and performances
  • Consistent academic performance for P4, 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 19 July 2018 for an interview and audition session

·       Shortlisted applicants must bring along their certified true copies of school results, CCA participation, achievements/ qualifications for their interview/ audition session

 

 

DSA - Art - Visual Arts

DSA DomainTalent areaCriteriaSelection Process
DSA/ Art
  • Art

 

 

 

 

 

  • Participation and achievements in, competitions and exhibitions
  • Consistent academic performance for P4, 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 19 July 2018 for an interview and audition session

·       Applicants will also need to upload 10-12 digital images of their Art Portfolio via the online application form

·       Shortlisted applicants must bring along their certified true copies of school results, CCA participation, achievements/ qualifications and

·       The art Portfolio comprising 10-12 pieces of artworks will also need to be brought on the day of the interview and audition session

  STAGE 1 – Application and Selection

AEIS (International Students)

All International Students to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they are considered for DSA-Sec allocation.

International Students who do not meet the AEIS requirement will not be considered for DSA-Sec allocation.

For more information, please visit the AEIS website: https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/international-students/admissions-exercise

Application for Registration Number

7 May 2018 onwards. 

All applicants not studying in MOE mainstream schools will need to perform the following steps before proceeding to submit your DSA Application to NCHS.

1) Proceed to MOE Customer Service Center @  1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 for application for a Registration Number.

Operating Hours :
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday: 8.30am to 12.30pm

2) Complete the Direct School Admission – Secondary (DSA-SEC) Exercise Application Form, with the following documents
– Candidates Birth Certificate
– Candidates Proof Of Citizenship [e.g. Passport / Entry Permit / Re-entry Permit / FIN / Certificate of Singapore Citizenship (for New Citizen)]
– Parents Proof of Citizenship [e.g. NRIC / Passport / Entry Permit / Re-entry Permit / FIN / Certificate of Singapore Citizenship (for New Citizen)]

Upon submission of the application form to the MOE Customer Service Center, you will receive a Registration Number which is needed for the online application.  

Online Application for DSA

Online Application
7 May, 0800 hours to 9 July, 2359 hours.

The DSA Application is to be completed strictly via the online application form.

Applicants with issues in online submission can do so at the laptop provided at NCHS during office hours on Monday-Friday (9AM – 4PM)

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

  • The application will take about 30-45 minutes to complete and has to be completed in one sitting.
  • Ensure that you have the following documents with you for easy reference
  • Student’s and parents’ particulars
  • Primary 4 and 5 overall results,
  • Primary 6 mid-year examination results,
  • Conduct grade,
  • CCA records and details of achievement,
  • A personal statement to express reasons for applying to NCHS via DSA 2018
  • Digital Art Portfolio (for applicants to DSA Art)

 

Please print a copy of the confirmation page for your own reference 

Each applicant can only apply for one DSA domain e.g. DSA/Sports. 

We encourage students to apply only for the DSA domain they are strong in and willing to stay committed for the next four years.

Application Closing Date

Closing Date of Application
9 July, 2359 hours.

 

  1. Applicants would receive an email acknowledgement when your online application is submitted successfully. 

Audition, Sports Trials & Interview

Audition/ sports trial and interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the audition/ sports trial and interview by 16th July 2018.

The following supporting documents are to be submitted when the applicants come to the school for auditions/ sports trials, and interviews

  • Certified true copies of Primary 4 and 5 overall results, and Primary 6 mid-year results;
  • Certified true copies of leadership roles in school;
  • Certified true copies of community involvement records in school;
  • Certified true copies of certificates of CCA participation and achievements in DSA domians; Art, Chinese Dance (girls), Chinese Orchestra, Basketball (girls) and Table Tennis (girls)
  • Certified true copies of achievements in academic talent areas (e.g. Olympiad, Commonwealth Essay Competition);
  • Certified true copies of relevant achievements and qualifications
  • Art Portfolio

Notification of outcome by school

Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by 31 August.

The school’s decision is final.

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

  STAGE 2 – Exercise School Preference

Obtain School Preference Form

If you are issued with a confirmed offer or placed on the school wait list, you will need to proceed to MOE Customer Service Centre to collect the School Preference form. 

MOE Customer Service Center @  1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675

Operating Hours :
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 12.30pm

Exercise School Preference

Exercise School Preference Stage
29 October, 0900 hours to 2 November, 1500 hours (Singapore time).

On 29th October 2018, applicants will have to indicate their DSA choices, in order of preference,  electronically via the DSA-Sec Internet System.

Students should consider carefully before opting for the DSA schools.

Students can only amend or withdraw their submitted school preferences before 2nd November 2018 1500 hours.

Any amendment or withdrawal from the exercise will not be allowed after 2nd November 2018 1500 hours.

  STAGE 3 – Release of Results

Results Release

Release of (DSA-SEC)
22 – 26 November (Tentative)

 

Your DSA-Sec Results will be sent to you via email. 

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.