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Personal Branding & Well-Being

The DSA Dream Team

This is the DSA Dream Team. When preparing your child for the Direct Schools Admissions (DSA), you want people who have been through the system and know exactly what the panels are looking for. We are proud to offer you the chance to tap on the expertise of a dream

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Modern Millennial Families

Mother, Teacher, Warrior, Sage: Let Your Children Make Mistakes

Mothers are our first teachers, the best teachers. They are warriors, fighting to protect their children. And the greatest teacher of all is life itself – I’ve learned so much since becoming a mother and can only hope to continue to grow in sagely wisdom. As a mother of two

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Announcements

End of Term 2 and Looking Ahead

We began the year by developing a plethora of resources, in addition to our worksheets, to ensure our students get the best possible start to their academic year. These resources incorporate learning techniques that we have designed from both pedagogical and student perspectives, giving your child as many options as

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Knowledge & Power

Musings of an Ex-Vice-Principal: How to R.E.A.D.

Remember your first day at Primary 1? I do. It’s impossible for me to forget it due to my English teacher. You should also know that during my growing up years, Singapore was a far cry from the English-speaking, Anglocentric society it is today. I have a story about how

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Knowledge & Power

Dashing Into the Woods: The Value of Storytelling

It has been the subject of much hand-wringing and consternation. The percentage of Singaporean students opting for Literature as a GCE O’Level subject has been steadily dropping over the years. In fact, from 47.9% in 1992, it has plummeted to an alarming 16% today. While there could be a plethora

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Announcements

June Jungle Gym

Children are naturally creative. It isn’t a lack of ideas that prevents students from writing well and becoming top-notch students. Rather, it is a lack of commitment to reifying their ideas through rigorous practice. In a world full of shiny technological distractions, we are constantly refining our formula for getting your

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Knowledge & Power

The Unadulterated Joy of Hard Work

Spend enough time in certain famous institutions, universities, and workplaces, and you will realise that the prevailing culture is, in a word, workaholic. That is not to say that the students there are miserable. Most of them are competitive, eager to learn, and hurl themselves into their work and achievements.

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Personal Branding & Well-Being

Musings of an Ex-Vice-Principal: The Interview

The moment I heard the first question, I was stumped. There and then, I knew that I had blown my chances at The Interview. That afternoon, which ironically and ominously happened to be April Fool’s Day as well, I headed down to the Ministry of Education (MOE) lugging a mixed

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Announcements

Academic Admissions Prep (DSA)

DSA can be a stressful experience. Nothing in your child’s career at school will have prepared them to showcase their talent and aptitude this way. The DSA interview process demands that candidates answer confidently, yet humbly; the personal statement requires applicants to describe their achievements, demonstrate character and show self-awareness

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Knowledge & Power

Building the Write Muscle

The task of having to build the right muscles is not reserved for professional athletes alone. Writers, too, must work hard at their craft and train their creativity. As most of us know, creativity is now an overused buzzword – yet its importance to students continues to increase. The paradoxical

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Announcements

Building a Literary Portfolio: The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay 2017

The 3-day holiday workshop is aimed at helping young budding writers craft a substantial and remarkable piece of writing to be submitted for the renowned Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. On the first day, students will be asked to brainstorm on the theme – ‘A Commonwealth of Peace’ – and the

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