This March, our best-loved holiday programmes return to intrigue and delight. As always, these English programmes focus intensively on writing well, incorporating high-level ideas and techniques that real writers use to think creatively.

A Foundation Writing Adventure

Go on a writing adventure with your exuberant guide, Ms Emmanuel. She’ll take you through a journey where you’ll uncover vocabulary gems, solve bewildering word puzzles and live to tell the tale of a lifetime! 🌻

Monday 16 March & Tuesday 17 March

10 am – 12 pm

Ivy Campus

Ms Lena Emmanuel

Foundation Level Students (P1 & P2)

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020

Since 2017, our flagship Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition programme has seen our students accumulate a total of 4 Gold 🥇🥇🥇🥇, 7 Silver 🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈🥈 and 5 Bronze 🥉🥉🥉🥉🥉 awards. We will help you to craft an uncommon and intriguing literary piece – prose, poetry or even a play – in order to build your writing portfolio and increase your standing as a credentialled young writer.

Wednesday 18 March – Friday 20 March 

12:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Bodley Campus

Mr Azrael Tseng & Mr Maximilian Low

Level Two and Three Students 

Junior Category: Under 14 years of age

Senior Category: 14 – 18 years of age

③  DSA Academic Admissions Prep

This is a DSA Programme with a difference: it’s a programme with an academic perspective. After all, you are applying to educational institutions which are looking for more than just smooth and confident talkers. Get a uniquely academic perspective on what it is that interviewers want with former Vice-Principal Sherman, who will give you personal advice so you have all angles covered. Students will receive video recordings of their own performances which we consider to be essential for developing self-awareness and as well as continuous self-development. 🎥

Monday 16 March – Wednesday 18 March 

10 am – 12 pm

Bodley Campus

Mr Sherman Tseng

Level Two Students (P5 & P6)

④ Intermediate Composition Writing Techniques for Primary Students

For students who want to enhance their writing with a focus on adding literary flair, this composition writing programme will cover the basics and a little more. With our A.C.A.D.E.M.I.C. technique for adding literary details, you’ll gain a new perspective on how to deliberately craft a story that will delight your reader. 💡

Wednesday 18 March – Friday 20 March 

10 am – 12 pm

Ivy Campus

Ms Peggy Siao

Level One Students (P3 & P4)

Intensive Essay Writing for O Level Secondary Students

Essay writing is a critical skill for Secondary students: it’s not just about expressing yourself, but also understanding what markers and examiners are looking for specifically. As a former MOE teacher at various well-known O level schools, Mr Dhinesh has the answers to all your questions and can help you with any worries you might have. You can bring your own essays as well to consult him on any burning questions. 🔎

Monday 16 March – Wednesday 18 March 

12 pm – 2 pm

Bodley Campus

Mr Dhinesh Rajesh Mahbubani

Level Three & Four Students (S1 – S4 O Levels)

Critical Thinking Skills & Essay Writing for Future Lawyers

The art of argumentation is one of the most critical skills that a lawyer must possess. In a similar vein, critical thinking and the ability to read closely and interpret language features is a surprising skill that will help you for a lifetime – whether you plan to be a lawyer or a corporate professional.

Ms Mumtazah is a former lawyer and highly experienced teacher who will be your mentor and guide in this intensive three-day programme. Drawing on her experience and expertise, she will guide you through the steps needed to marshal compelling evidence and form watertight arguments. ⚖️

Monday 16 March – Wednesday 18 March

10 am – 12 pm

Ms Mumtazah Mustaffa

Level Three & Four Students (S1 – S4 IP)