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Direct School Admission (DSA) To SJI Year 1 In 2019

1. The SJI Direct School Admission (DSA) to Year 1 in 2019 is open to applicants (boys only) interested in gaining admission to SJI. Interested applicants should be taking the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in 2018.

2. Applicants who are not studying in a MOE school and/or are international students studying in Singapore are to approach the Ministry of Education, Singapore for advice. Please refer below for more information.

3. SJI offers the four-year O-level programme (OP) that leads to the GCE O-level Examination Certificate and the six-year Integrated Programme (IP) that leads to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma.

4. The school is located at 38, Malcolm Road, Singapore 308274.

Programmes Open for DSA Application

5. The DSA exercise invites applicants for the GCE O-level Programme and the Integrated Programme (IP) in the following domains and sub-categories:

Programme

Domain

Sub-category

 

 

 

 

O-level

 

 

 

 

Sports


i)       Badminton

ii)      Football

iii)     Hockey

iv)    Rugby

v)      Sailing

vi)    Table-tennis

vii)   Tennis

viii)  Track & field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated Programme

 

 

 

 

Sports


i)       Badminton

ii)      Football

iii)     Hockey

iv)    Rugby

v)      Sailing

vi)    Table-tennis

vii)   Tennis

viii)  Track & field

 

Art

Visual art form(s)

Music

Music

Leadership

Leadership in service and community

Innovation

 


6.    Applications for admission to the SJI Integrated Programme must be via talents in a specific domain.

7.    Applicants applying to IP Sport may indicate if they wish to be considered for the O-level Sport programme.

8.    All other applicants can only apply for ONE programme (O-level or IP), and ONE domain. Application for multiple domains is not possible.

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

10.    The table below summarises the requirements for the domains and sub-category:

Programme

Domain

Sub-Category

Requirements

Commitment if admitted to SJI via DSA under this domain

O-level

Sports

i)       Badminton

ii)      Football

iii)     Hockey

iv)    Rugby

v)      Sailing

vi)    Table-tennis

vii)   Tennis

viii)  Track & field

 

  • Aptitude in one of the specified area of sport.

OR

  • Member of Top 4 Team in National Inter-school Championship.
  • Member of Top 2 Team in Zone Inter-school Championship.
  • Quarter-Finalist in National Age-Group Individual Championship or a major Championship organized by the Singapore Primary Schools.
  • Evidence of participation/awards achieved at other competitions.

AND

  • Strong academic results in Primary 4, 5 and 6 examinations.

Commitment to the sport from Year 1 to Year 4. 

 

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA. 

Integrated Programme

 

Sports

i)       Badminton

ii)      Football

iii)     Hockey

iv)    Rugby

v)      Sailing

vi)    Table-tennis

vii)   Tennis

viii)  Track & field

 

  • Aptitude in one of the specified area of sport.

OR

  • Member of Top 4 Team in National Inter-school Championship.
  • Member of Top 2 Team in Zone Inter-school Championship.
  • Quarter-Finalist in National Age-Group Individual Championship or a major Championship organized by the Singapore Primary Schools.
  • Evidence of participation/awards achieved at other competitions.

AND

Commitment to the sport from Year 1 to Year 4. 

 

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA. 

Art

Visual art form(s)

  • Passion in any visual art form(s)

AND

Commitment to the Art Programme from Year 1 to Year 4. 

 

Lessons are conducted in the afternoon after curriculum hours in Year 3 and 4.

 

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA. 

 

Music

Music

  • Prior music training – minimum Grade 4 certification in Practical and Theory, or equivalent.

AND

Commitment to a Performing Art CCA from Year 1 to Year 4.

 

The performing art CCAs in SJI are (chose one):

 

§  Military Band

§  Vocal Ensemble

§  Guitar Ensemble

§  Pipe Band

 

Private lessons, not funded by the school, on chosen instrument from Year 1 to Year 4. 

 

Lessons in school are conducted in the afternoon after curriculum hours in Year 3 and 4.

 

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA. 

 

Leadership

Leadership

  • Documented evidence on leadership responsibilities within the school and/or outside of school.
  • Examples include, school prefectorial board, CCA leadership,  leadership positions in community projects or welfare organisations.

AND

Commitment to the programme from Year 1 to Year 6.

 

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA. 

Innovation

Innovation

  • Documented evidence on innovative practices within the school and/or outside of school.
  • Examples include photos and write-ups of works of innovation produced by the applicant or certificate of achievement in competitions with an emphasis on innovation.

AND

Commitment to the programme from Year 1 to Year 6.

 

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA. 

Application Process

11. Applications for the SJI DSA are to be made online at www.sji.edu.sg/dsasec1 from 18 May 2018.

12. Upon completion of the online application form: 
a. Click ‘Submit’
b. Note that the system will issue an ‘Application Number’.  
c. Print a hardcopy of the completed form for submission to SJI.  

Do note that the Application Number is required for future correspondences. As such, please keep a copy of the Application Number for future reference.

Hardcopy Submission

13. The hardcopy submission is to include the following:

a) A print-out of the completed application form duly signed.
b) A set of school results from Primary 4 to Primary 6. Certified true copies are NOT necessary.
c) A portfolio or documents supporting the domain applied for.

14. Hardcopy submission can be made either by hand or by post to:

St Joseph’s Institution
Student Services and Programmes Office
38, Malcolm Road
Singapore 308274

8.30am to 4.00pm - Mondays to Fridays (except Public Holidays)
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Submission by Hand

15. Applicants who submit the application by hand will receive an acknowledgement slip from the school.

Submission by Postal Mail

16. Applicants who submit the application by postal mail WILL NOT receive an acknowledgement slip from the school.

17. We are UNABLE to check if the application is received via postal mail.

Deadline for Submission

18. The online application portal will be locked on Monday, 2 July 2018 at 2.00pm. Submission of the hardcopy is to be made by 4.00pm on Monday, 2 July 2018.

19. Please be advised that your application is only considered complete when all the following are fulfilled:
a) The online application has been made and an application number has been issued by the system;
b) A hardcopy of the completed application form with the documents have been submitted to SJI.

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Applicants Not Studying in a MOE-school

20. Applicants who are currently NOT studying in a MOE school are required to approach the MOE Customer Service Centre at 1 North Vista Drive, Singapore 138675 for advice. These include Singaporeans studying overseas, home-schooled students, and international students studying in international schools in Singapore.

Trials/Audition/Presentation/Interview

21. Only shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend the interview/selection tests.

22. Applicants who do not hear from the school by 4 August 2018 can assume that the application is unsuccessful.

23. Shortlisted applicants are to take note of the following dates:

Date Activity
14 July 2018 Sports Trials for shortlisted applicants for O-level Sports and IP Sports
Presentation/Audition by shortlisted applicants for IP – Art and IP –Music
23 July 2018 to 7 August 2018 Interview for shortlisted applicants for the IP (all domains)

Communication with Applicants

24. All communication will be made via email to the email addresses that are indicated in the application form.  Hence, please ensure that the email addresses provided in the application form are accurate and that the accounts are active during this period.  It is strongly advised that at least two email addresses be provided so that the correspondences can get through at least one email account.

SJI reserves the rights not to release the results and reasons for non-selection.

Documents submitted in connection with the application are non-returnable regardless of whether the applicant is shortlisted.

Information accurate as of May 2018.