School Of The Arts, Singapore

Having survived PSLE. we still need to network with other parents with kids in the same Secondary school. While giving our teenagers their own space, we can update each other about the school.

Any parents with kids in the School of the Arts (SOTA)?

Postby ptmom » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:34 pm

I would like feedback from parents whose kids are currently studying in SOTA. How is the curriculum like and is it very much different and more challenging than a secondary school?

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SOTA

Postby sally72 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:42 am

I'm looking for feedback from parents too! Anyone from SOTA?
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School Of The Arts, Singapore

Postby lymmlim » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:35 pm

Hi,

Any of your child is in SOTA ? Could anyone kindly share with us ?

Thanks.

Rgds

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SOTA

Postby tinkfirst » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:40 pm

Thanks Schellen!
Hi, may I know any parents with children studying Music in SOTA would like to share their experiences?

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Anyone's kid going to SOTA 2010?

Postby Startz » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:27 am

Hi ! I'm trying to start a group for SOTA going :lol: My kid is going to SOTA year one 2010 and it would be great to know parents whose kids are there too!!

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Re: Anyone's kid going to SOTA 2010?

Postby VitoRelax » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:43 am

Startz wrote:Hi ! I'm trying to start a group for SOTA going :lol: My kid is going to SOTA year one 2010 and it would be great to know parents whose kids are there too!!

What is COP for SOTA ?

Is this the first intake for SOTA ?

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COP for Sota

Postby Startz » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:49 am

don't have cop for sota -- 2010 not first batch --maybe the third or fourth batch already..admissions based on talent camp held ..in march and june :D ..kid must go thru' auditions..THIS is the only time sota will take in students..

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Re: COP for Sota

Postby VitoRelax » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:21 am

Startz wrote:don't have cop for sota -- 2010 not first batch --maybe the third or fourth batch already..admissions based on talent camp held ..in march and june :D ..kid must go thru' auditions..THIS is the only time sota will take in students..
If not first batch then how come no COP for SOTA ?

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Admission into SOTA

Postby Startz » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:41 am

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SOTA students admitted via what they call TAlent Camps or Talent Auditions ( Theatre/Music/Visual Arts/Dance) .This is conducted twice - once in March / the other in June.

I'll relate my experience to tell you how my kid got into SOTA.

I went for one of their talks when she was in P4 or P5 to find out their requirements for admission(I had already read it on the website but wanted to hear it from them)It was then I learnt I had to prepare a portfolio of my kid's art works(Visual Arts) and I had to sign up for one of their talent auditions in her P6 year(mine was in June 2009 this becos I heard it's better for them to be well rested- June got one month break compared to March which has only one week)In addition, I learnt that if your child is confirmed a place after the Talent Auditions , in this case applied under DSA, whether in the end the kid gets into SOTA depends on her PSLE results.She must do well enough to get into Express stream .

And the story continues.. :idea:

At the beginning of Jan 2009, I signed her up for Talent audition via website of which my kid was allocated an admisssion number. Her form and payment of $150 had to be submitted via post or by hand by a certain date.( The $150 is refunded via first month's fees of the first school tem when she child becomes a SOTA student)She was given a date to come for auditions.(this letter comes later ,2 weeks before auditions)

Then there was an OPen House by SOTA (can't remember if it is in end of last year 2008 or beginning of this year 2009) I could not make it on that day as I was working so I asked a friend of mine to bring my child. I needed my girl to find out abot the school and if she liked the 'vibe' - it's a six year prog. leading to the IB diploma and the school days are long (abt 8 to 4pm) Besides the daily training of the Arts fields-3 hrs a day- she still must go for classes in the various academic disciplines. (Whatever I am writing here is what I learnt from their talks as my dd has yet to atttend her first day of school :wink: )
My friend informed me that during the Open House, there was a talk given and they mentioned kids must get at least aggregate 230 during their PSLE to get into SOTA.

Anyhow my dd got into SOTA via DSA (confirmed place) and after the PSLE exams saga was over, we all began to worry if she would make it for the COP (as stated above)
Kiasu parents always worry ..regardless...sigh..'personiality' hazard!!

Between the time after PSLEs were over and the time the results were released, just before the end of school term, you have to confirm if your kid wants to accept the DSA offer.At this time,To help us understand SOTA better, SOTA invited the parents to a talk to detail the curriculum and the IB diploma better so that we would know what her schooling years would be like at this specialised school of the arts.At the talk, it was mentioned - whether DSA students get into SOTA would depend on PSLE results-must get into Express stream (Express stream 200 and above?)

Anyhow my dd got aggregate of 240+ (after blood , sweat and tears over her Mother Tongue and Maths!!)

Her classmate who auditioned for Dance (received a confirmed offer for Dance) had 220+ also got in.They will be reporting for school on the 23rd of December.

Hope this information helps.. :wink:

You can get addititional details on their website.

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Re: Admission into SOTA

Postby VitoRelax » Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:51 am

Startz wrote:SOTA students admitted via what they call TAlent Camps or Talent Auditions ( Theatre/Music/Visual Arts/Dance) .This is conducted twice - once in March / the other in June.

I'll relate my experience to tell you how my kid got into SOTA.

I went for one of their talks when she was in P4 or P5 to find out their requirements for admission(I had already read it on the website but wanted to hear it from them)It was then I learnt I had to prepare a portfolio of my kid's art works(Visual Arts) and I had to sign up for one of their talent auditions in her P6 year(mine was in June 2009 this becos I heard it's better for them to be well rested- June got one month break compared to March which has only one week)In addition, I learnt that if your child is confirmed a place after the Talent Auditions , in this case applied under DSA, whether in the end the kid gets into SOTA depends on her PSLE results.She must do well enough to get into Express stream .

And the story continues.. :idea:

At the beginning of Jan 2009, I signed her up for Talent audition via website of which my kid was allocated an admisssion number. Her form and payment of $150 had to be submitted via post or by hand by a certain date.( The $150 is refunded via first month's fees of the first school tem when she child becomes a SOTA student)She was given a date to come for auditions.(this letter comes later ,2 weeks before auditions)

Then there was an OPen House by SOTA (can't remember if it is in end of last year 2008 or beginning of this year 2009) I could not make it on that day as I was working so I asked a friend of mine to bring my child. I needed my girl to find out abot the school and if she liked the 'vibe' - it's a six year prog. leading to the IB diploma and the school days are long (abt 8 to 4pm) Besides the daily training of the Arts fields-3 hrs a day- she still must go for classes in the various academic disciplines. (Whatever I am writing here is what I learnt from their talks as my dd has yet to atttend her first day of school :wink: )
My friend informed me that during the Open House, there was a talk given and they mentioned kids must get at least aggregate 230 during their PSLE to get into SOTA.

Anyhow my dd got into SOTA via DSA (confirmed place) and after the PSLE exams saga was over, we all began to worry if she would make it for the COP (as stated above)
Kiasu parents always worry ..regardless...sigh..'personiality' hazard!!

Between the time after PSLEs were over and the time the results were released, just before the end of school term, you have to confirm if your kid wants to accept the DSA offer.At this time,To help us understand SOTA better, SOTA invited the parents to a talk to detail the curriculum and the IB diploma better so that we would know what her schooling years would be like at this specialised school of the arts.At the talk, it was mentioned - whether DSA students get into SOTA would depend on PSLE results-must get into Express stream (Express stream 200 and above?)

Anyhow my dd got aggregate of 240+ (after blood , sweat and tears over her Mother Tongue and Maths!!)

Her classmate who auditioned for Dance (received a confirmed offer for Dance) had 220+ also got in.They will be reporting for school on the 23rd of December.

Hope this information helps.. :wink:

You can get addititional details on their website.


Thanks for the info but what does SOTA actually stands for ?

School of Technology Arts ?

Sorry for my ignorance

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