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Direct School Admission To Year 1 In 2021

1. The SJI Direct School Admission (DSA) to Year 1 in 2021 is open to applicants (boys only) interested in gaining admission to SJI. Interested applicants should be taking the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) in 2020.

2. Returning Singaporeans and International Students who are not studying in MOE mainstream schools and not taking the PSLE are to approach the Ministry of Education, Singapore, for advice. Please refer to points 11 and 12.

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. Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and programme, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for. They are not allowed to transfer to another secondary school.

5. 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.

6. SJI is located at 38 Malcolm Road, Singapore 308274.

Programmes Open for DSA Application

7. SJI DSA-Sec exercise invites applicants for the O-Level Programme (OP) and the Integrated Programme (IP) in the following categories and talent areas:

Programme
Main Category
Talent Area

Integrated Programme only

Performing Arts

Music

O-Level Programme

or

Integrated Programme

Sports and Games

i) Badminton
ii) Canoeing
iii) Football
iv) Rugby
v) Sailing
vi) Table-Tennis
vii) Tennis
viii) Track & Field

Visual Arts, Design and Media

Visual Arts

Leadership and Uniformed Groups

Leadership

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Innovation


8. The table below summarises the requirements for the main categories and talent areas:

Main Category

Talent Areas

Requirements

Commitment if admitted to SJI via DSA

Sports and Games

i) Badminton
ii) Canoeing
iii) Football
iv) Rugby
v) Sailing
vi) Table-Tennis
vii) Tennis
viii) Track & Field

  • O-Level Programme (OP)
  • Integrated Programme (IP)
  • Aptitude in one of the specified talent area.
  • Member of Top 4 Team in the National School Games.
  • 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 5 and 6.
  • For IP consideration - a disposition towards IB learning.
  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to upload video recordings of their past sport training/competition.  Submission instructions will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates.

Commitment to the sport from Year 1 to Year 4.

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA.

  • OP track – from Year 1 to Year 4.
  • IP track – from Year 1 to Year 6.

Visual Arts, Design and Media

Visual Arts

  • O-Level Programme (OP)
  • Integrated Programme (IP)
  • Passion in any visual art form(s)

AND

  • Strong academic results in Primary 5 and 6.
  • For IP consideration - a disposition towards IB learning.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit their art portfolio online.  Submission instructions will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates.

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

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

No-transfer to another school upon admission via DSA.

  • OP track – from Year 1 to Year 4.
  • IP track – from Year 1 to Year 6.

Performing Arts

Music

  • Integrated Programme (IP) only
  • ABRSM Grade 4 competency (or equivalent) on a musical instrument.

AND

  • Strong academic results in Primary 5 and 6, with a disposition towards IB learning.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to upload video recordings of their performance.  Submission instructions will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates.

Commitment to a Performing Arts CCA (Music) from Year 1 to Year 4.

The Performing Arts CCAs (Music) in SJI are (choose one):

  • Military Band
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Pipe Band

Private lessons, not funded by the school, on a 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 from Year 1 to Year 6.

Leadership and Uniformed Groups

Leadership

  • O-Level Programme (OP)
  • Integrated Programme (IP)
  • Documentary evidence on leadership responsibilities within the school and/or outside of school.
  • Examples: school prefectorial board, CCA leadership, leadership positions in community projects or welfare organisations.

AND

  • Strong academic results in Primary 5 and 6.
  • For IP consideration - a disposition towards IB learning.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit their portfolio online.  Submission instructions will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates.
OP Track:
  • Commitment to the programme from Year 1 to Year 4.
  • No transfer to another school upon admission via DSA from Year 1 to Year 4.
IP Track:
  • Commitment to the programme from Year 1 to Year 6.
  • No transfer to another school upon admission via DSA from Year 1 to Year 6.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Innovation

  • O-Level Programme (OP)
  • Integrated Programme (IP)
  • Documentary evidence on innovative practices within the school and/or outside of school.
  • Examples: photos and write-ups of works of innovation produced by the applicant or certificate of achievement in competitions with an emphasis on innovation.

AND

  • Strong academic results in Primary 5 and 6.
  • For IP consideration - a disposition towards IB learning.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit their portfolio online. Submission instructions will be emailed to the shortlisted candidates.
OP Track:
  • Commitment to the programme from Year 1 to Year 4.
  • Commitment to the Design and Innovation Club as a first CCA from Year 1 to Year 4.
  • No transfer to another school upon admission via DSA from Year 1 to Year 4.
IP Track:
  • Commitment to the programme from Year 1 to Year 6.
  • Commitment to the Design and Innovation Club as a first CCA from Year 1 to Year 4.
  • No transfer to another school upon admission via DSA from Year 1 to Year 6.

Application Process

9. Application for DSA-Sec is to be submitted through MOE’s online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May to 5 June 2020, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – https://beta.moe.gov.sg/secondary/dsa/.

10. Please note that the school is not able to accept late submissions.

Applicants Not Studying in MOE mainstream schools

11. Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools need to apply for a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. Please refer to MOE website at https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application

12. These include Singaporeans studying overseas, home-schooled students and international students studying in international schools in Singapore.

Audition / Interview via Video Conferencing

13. Only shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend an audition / interview via video conferencing from 1 July to 31 August 2020. Please refer to the email for the specific date and time.

14. In view of the Covid-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, we will conduct selection assessments via electronic modes, shortlisted candidates will be advised accordingly. Applicants need not visit our school in person.

Communication with Applicants

15. All communication will be made via email to the email address that is indicated in the online DSA-Sec Portal. Please ensure that the email address provided is accurate and that the email address is accessed actively during this period.

For information on School Fees and Financial Assistance, please refer to https://www.sji.edu.sg/fees

For information on Scholarships and Awards, please refer to https://www.sji.edu.sg/scholarships

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

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