Hwa Chong Institution [*IP]

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.

HCI Open House for current year P6 students

Postby lizawa » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:01 pm

Hi,

HCI open house for 2010 Sec 1 intake will be on 16-May-09.

For more info, please go here :
http://www.hci.sg/openhouse09/


It's worth visiting all these open house to find out more about the school programmes, facilities etc. You will be making a more informed decision. Whether you want to apply for DSA or not, it's another story.

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Chances to get into Hwa Chong via DSA

Postby hockey_blue » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:40 pm

Hello,

I'm a new parent here on this forum.

I'm curious to know what are the chances for my daughter, who is taking her O level in a neighbourhood sec school in Sin Ming road, to enter Hwa Chong Institution via DSA. Here are a few of her achievements:

- Vice Head Prefect (Prefectorial Board)
- Head Secretary (St John Ambulance Brigade)
- Sergeant (St John Ambulance Brigade)
- Chief Commissioner Badge (St John Ambulance Brigade)
- Class Secretary (School, class-based)
- 2005 track-n-field national ranked top 16th in 100M B division 100m sprint
- Model Pupil

She has also won various awards in leadership and represented her secondary school in chinese composition writing competition, chinese riddle competition, didn't won anything but represented sch.

Any idea how much is her chances to get into HCI via DSA (JC) - Leadership?

Her academic is just average. Strong in Humanities, weak in sciences.

I need your input on this.

Thank you.

Rgds,
Hockey

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Postby hockey_blue » Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:32 pm

I seriously need some guide... pls share a few of your experiences with me....

thank you.

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Postby mathsparks » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:43 pm

hci is a boys' school. Are you referring to nanyang girls? Refer to school web site and don miss closing date. Good luck

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Postby wiimum » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:56 pm

I think Hockey_blue is refering to DSA to HCJC. Competition to enter HCJC is pretty keen. No harm giving it a try.

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Postby hockey_blue » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:08 pm

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Yes, I'm referring to HCJC which they call it HCI (College).

Does my daughter have a chance like this? I told her the same thing, no harm giving it a try. Given her status (neighbourhood sch student), a teachers' recommendation is a bonus to her, however, she is afraid that the teacher might laughed behind her back saying that she is just an average student and that even the top student of the sch can't even get into HCI and she, an average student want to get in blah blah blah...

I'm not sure if HCI (College) will look down on students from neighbourhood college because I find my daughter achievements rather acceptable compared to the top students in her sch. I think that... the only problem lies in her academic only... she has leadership and sporting talent...

Well, let's just say, I shall encourage her to try her luck... though chances are really slim... 0.00001% ....

Thanks guys.

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Postby MdmKS » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:39 pm

hockey_blue wrote:I seriously need some guide... pls share a few of your experiences with me....

thank you.


If your girl is keen and has the wish to get into HCI (college) then it is worth trying. Afterall she has to take part in the entry test and not you if she is shortlisted.

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Postby daisyt » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:32 am

Hi hockey blue, although I am not sure how's her chance but I feel its worth to try. Help me tell your girl, its the spirit that counts. No need to worry who is laughing at her back or talking at her back. Morever, she is not really that bad. Quality of onself is very important too, not only result. At least she tries and would never regret in future. Just my two cents ... :D Jia you !

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Postby hockey_blue » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:50 pm

Thanks all for your input. I appreciate it :)

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Postby father_of_3 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:57 pm

Hi hockey_blue,

During HCI DSA talk, the principal did mention that it will be tough for student to apply for Year 3 & 5. It is mainly for scholarship. Here i think he refer to govt scholarship for overseas student....i think. For Year 5, even the student has 6 pointers, it will be tough. 6 pointers refer to 6 A1s. So, if HCL distination, you may stand adv.
How is your girl in CL?

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