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Choosing A Secondary School & Open House Dates 2020

This year, local secondary schools are opting to run e-Open House events instead, which may make it easier for you and your child to check out multiple schools.

When shortlisting schools, here are some factors to consider:

  • What sort of environment does my child thrive in? (Read about “big pond vs. small pond” environments and how they affect school performance.)
  • What are my child’s needs, strengths, and interests? 
  • Is the location accessible? What are my child’s transportation options?
  • Are there financial considerations? If your child is considering an independent school, do be aware of the school’s fee structure. (For Singapore citizens, financial assistance and scholarships are available to help them attend the school of their choice.)

Before attending a “live” sharing session, do discuss possible questions with your child — it’s one way to get him or her invested in the process. Wondering where to begin? Here are some suggestions:

Questions For Staff

  • How are classes allocated in this school? (Schools have different ways of grouping their students for optimal learning.)
  • What subject combinations does the school offer for its upper secondary classes? 
  • What is this school’s strength? Or, what does this school do better than many other schools?
  • What are some extracurricular opportunities that this school provides? For instance, does the school send students for events such as Model United Nations?
  • How does the school support children who have academic, social, or emotional difficulties?

Questions About CCAs

  • Can my child’s involvement in this sport or activity count as a CCA? (This question is useful if your child is on the national team or represents a club for a sport or activity that is not a CCA in the school you’re interested in.)
  • Do students who wish to try a new sport or activity have a chance to be selected for the school team?

Questions For Students

  • What classes do you like? Why?
  • What do you like about the teachers in school? Or, do you have favourite teachers in school, and what do you like about them?
  • Do you enjoy your CCA? Why do you like it?
  • What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before joining this school?
  • How does the school deal with bullying?

2020 Secondary School e-Open House Dates

Below are some links to help you in browsing and selecting schools. If the school that you’re interested in does not have an e-Open House event listed here, do contact them directly to find out more.

Secondary Schools e-Open House Key Dates
Anderson Secondary School Details 16-30 November
Ang Mo Kio Secondary School Details November
Anglican High School Details Q&A (28 November, 10-11am & 2-3pm)
Bedok View Secondary School Details  
Bowen Secondary School Details  
Broadrick Secondary School Check school website for updates. November
Bukit Batok Secondary School Details Webinar (28 November, 10am & 2pm, registration required)
Bukit Merah Secondary School Details Q&A (28 November; 9am, 11am & 2pm; registration required)
Bukit View Secondary School Details Q&A (28 November, 10-11am, registration required)
Cedar Girls’ Secondary School Check school website for updates. Principal’s Address (31 October, 9-10am & 11am-12pm)
CHIJ St. Theresa’s Convent Check school website for updates. 16 November-1 December
Clementi Town Secondary School Check school website for updates.  
Commonwealth Secondary School Details  
Damai Secondary School Details  
Deyi Secondary School Details Virtual Tour + Q&A (27 & 28 November, registration required)
Edgefield Secondary School Check school website for updates. 20-27 November
Evergreen Secondary School Details 21 November
Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary) Details  
Fuhua Secondary School Details Zoom with Principal (21 November, 9.30am & 11.30am, register by 16 November)
Greendale Secondary School Details Q&A (7 & 28 November, 10am-12pm)
Hillgrove Secondary School Details  
Hougang Secondary School Check school website for updates. Q&A (7 November; 8am, 11am & 2pm)
Hua Yi Secondary School Details  
Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School Check school website for updates.  
Maris Stella High School (Secondary) Details  
Marsiling Secondary School Details 25 November-1 December
Mayflower Secondary School Details  
Nan Chiau High School Check school website for updates. e-Open House Presentation (21 November, 9-10.30am)
Nan Hua High School Details October-December
Nanyang Girls’ High School Details May-November
Ngee Ann Secondary School Check school website for updates. 2 November
North Vista Secondary School Details Launch of e-Open House (17 November), Science Exploration (18-19 November, registration closed, enquire with school if interested), Sharing Session (21 November, register by 18 November)
Northland Secondary School Details School Leaders’ Dialogue (20 November, registration required)
Pasir Ris Crest Secondary School Details Principal’s Talk (27 November, 2-3.30pm; 28 November, 10-11.30am & 2-3.30pm)
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary) Details Webinar for PLMGS Primary Parents (26 November, 9-10.30am), Public Webinar (27 November, 9-10.30am)
Pei Hwa Secondary School Check school website for updates.  
Ping Yi Secondary School Details October-December
River Valley High School (Secondary) Details 21 November
Riverside Secondary School Details Sharing Sessions (21 November, 2 December)
Seng Kang Secondary School Details Sharing Sessions (27 November, 2pm; 28 November 2020, 10am; 30 November, 1pm)
Singapore Chinese Girls’ School Details Q&A (28 November, 9.30am & 11am)
St. Anthony’s Canossian Secondary School Details Dialogue Sessions (21 November, 10am & 1pm, sign up on e-Open House website by 13 November)
St. Patrick’s School Details “Live” Sessions (28 November, register on e-Open House link)
Swiss Cottage Secondary School Details “Live” Sessions (21 November, 9-10am & 11am-12pm)
Tanjong Katong Girls’ School Details E-Experience TKGS (7 November; 9am, 10.30am & 12pm; register by 2 November), Q&A (21 November 2020, 9am & 11.30am, register by 16 November)
Tanjong Katong Secondary School Details “Live” Session (28 November, 9-10am, sign up by 20 November 5pm)
Temasek Junior College (Secondary) Details IP Admissions Talk (28 November, 10am; 30 November, 10am)
Temasek Secondary School Details “Live” Sessions (21 November, 10am & 1pm)
Victoria School Details October-November
West Spring Secondary School Details Check e-Open House link for updates.
Whitley Secondary School Details Q&A (27 November, 3pm & 4pm; 28 November, 8.30am & 10am)
Xinmin Secondary School Details “Live” Session (7 November, 11am, registration required)
Yio Chu Kang Secondary School Details  
Yishun Secondary School Details Q&A (27 November, 2-4pm & 28 November, 9am-12pm)
Yishun Town Secondary School Details Q&A (21 November, 9-10.15am & 28 November, 9-10.15am)
Zhenghua Secondary School Details 27 & 28 November
Zhonghua Secondary School Details Q&A (7 November, 10-11am & 1-2pm)

 

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