What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

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What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

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What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby Zhuge » Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:09 am

Total places: 360
IP track places: 90
O level track places: 270

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby 2centsworthy » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:43 am

Outgoing Principal Mr Low said that 43 places already issued under DSA (CO) and now left with 40 places. Each class would have 40 to 43 kids and the normal is 40. Due to resources constraint they are not able to take in additional kids. However they will take in additional students in Year 3.

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby Zhuge » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:09 am

2centsworthy wrote:Outgoing Principal Mr Low said that 43 places already issued under DSA (CO) and now left with 40 places. Each class would have 40 to 43 kids and the normal is 40. Due to resources constraint they are not able to take in additional kids. However they will take in additional students in Year 3.


am i right to say that another 20 places are already issued under DSA-Sports?

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby 2centsworthy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:00 am

We went there on 19 Nov Open House and after his address, some of us went to speak with him. This outgoing Principal Mr Low said he has been with Victoria for like almost 10yrs and will be going back to MOE HQ. he did not say when. Just hope that he will stay (like for another year...hahahaa...wish wish wish) on to ensure the IP program is successfully implemented There is a new principal Mr Andrew Lim, formerly Deputy Principal RI, taught also in some JCs and was also HOD before. Mr Low is really one prinicipal whom I would love to see my kids have in their growing years. He's so much like a fatherly figure and he's young. Very approachable type. Very impressive. I have been to a few open houses and heard several principals talk... from the very elite to the good ones. He's the most outstanding one. A parent complimented him and he admitted that many boys go to him as though he's their father ... and he said "I don't even have kids of my own". Wow... very impressive guy.
Now re DSA - he did not say how many under sports. But one parent asked what was in the DSA application process - he said that they had to do some ability test... thought he said General Ability Test... and he implied that some kids might not want to go Bishan IP school but would consider Victoria since it is much nearer to their home in the east. And, that many of these kids are very high calibre. Also during the school tour, we met students who were formerly from Tao Nan, Maha Bodhi, Red Swastika and Kong Hwa. So thought they have indeed a good lot of kids from good schools. Apparently a lot of these kids 250s and even 260s go to Victoria cos it is nearer their home. So Mr Low said that during this DSA exercise some IQ are really high. The only figures he mentioned was 43 DSA given out (he did not say confirmed or wait list.... but I guess it is confirmed... and he did not say how many wait list DSA he gave out). And he said after PSLE, he is left with only 40 places. However he did say there will be additional intake in Sec 3 year. Perhaps you could give him a call. Am sure he will entertain calls. All the best.

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby FanFanX » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:01 pm

2centsworthy wrote:We went there on 19 Nov Open House and after his address, some of us went to speak with him. This outgoing Principal Mr Low said he has been with Victoria for like almost 10yrs and will be going back to MOE HQ. he did not say when. Just hope that he will stay (like for another year...hahahaa...wish wish wish) on to ensure the IP program is successfully implemented There is a new principal Mr Andrew Lim, formerly Deputy Principal RI, taught also in some JCs and was also HOD before. Mr Low is really one prinicipal whom I would love to see my kids have in their growing years. He's so much like a fatherly figure and he's young. Very approachable type. Very impressive. I have been to a few open houses and heard several principals talk... from the very elite to the good ones. He's the most outstanding one. A parent complimented him and he admitted that many boys go to him as though he's their father ... and he said "I don't even have kids of my own". Wow... very impressive guy.
Now re DSA - he did not say how many under sports. But one parent asked what was in the DSA application process - he said that they had to do some ability test... thought he said General Ability Test... and he implied that some kids might not want to go Bishan IP school but would consider Victoria since it is much nearer to their home in the east. And, that many of these kids are very high calibre. Also during the school tour, we met students who were formerly from Tao Nan, Maha Bodhi, Red Swastika and Kong Hwa. So thought they have indeed a good lot of kids from good schools. Apparently a lot of these kids 250s and even 260s go to Victoria cos it is nearer their home. So Mr Low said that during this DSA exercise some IQ are really high. The only figures he mentioned was 43 DSA given out (he did not say confirmed or wait list.... but I guess it is confirmed... and he did not say how many wait list DSA he gave out). And he said after PSLE, he is left with only 40 places. However he did say there will be additional intake in Sec 3 year. Perhaps you could give him a call. Am sure he will entertain calls. All the best.


Hi 2centsworthy,

Referring to "he did say there will be additional intake in Sec 3 year", is the additional intake from the present Victoria School students who are not in IP OR is it open to students from other schools as well?

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby 2centsworthy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:10 pm

He said it's open to ALL - those not in IP track and also for those from other schools as well. And one parent asked... would those in Victoria get a better chance... then he turned his head around and looked all over the auditorium and asked "any reporters around?" Then he said don't want to be quoted... and he told Mr Andrew Lim "will tell you later how we should do this".... then he said to his audience ... let me put it this way... if both kids have exactly same academic standings... which one should have a better chance... He's smart guy. Hey, he may be reading this now... cos he said parents will post on Kiasuparents forum. Hahaha... hello Mr Low. Did I say correctly? If not, would like to invite you to add on. Hahahaa

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby 2centsworthy » Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:26 pm

Thanks ManU123.
Don't know why can't get it load... must be some virus in my computer. Have been trying to get it neutralised after the full scan. Will try again later. I got to watch this. Such great leadership. So very seldom you see Principal so passionate and even the posting by Mr Siow. Wow....

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby FanFanX » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:42 pm

2centsworthy wrote:He said it's open to ALL - those not in IP track and also for those from other schools as well. And one parent asked... would those in Victoria get a better chance... then he turned his head around and looked all over the auditorium and asked "any reporters around?" Then he said don't want to be quoted... and he told Mr Andrew Lim "will tell you later how we should do this".... then he said to his audience ... let me put it this way... if both kids have exactly same academic standings... which one should have a better chance... He's smart guy. Hey, he may be reading this now... cos he said parents will post on Kiasuparents forum. Hahaha... hello Mr Low. Did I say correctly? If not, would like to invite you to add on. Hahahaa


I find it strange that students from other schools will be considered for VS IP in Sec 3. It will be difficult to compare among different students from VS and non-VS.

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby tutormum » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:46 pm

My advice to all parents is to weigh the pros and cons of IP for your children. You know your children best. There are many factors affecting a child performance. It is not a be all and end all option. DS3 knows of friends who drop out of IP due to poor performance and those who opt for other JCs to do IP after sec 2 instead of continuing in VS to do O level or aim for a place in VS IP (don't ask me I don't know the true story and not kaypo enough to check with his mum). Is his friend making the right choice? Time will tell. For DS3, he rather go through O level and try for VJC cos he doesn't want to take the risk of not getting O level if he doesn't do well in IP.

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Re: What is Victoria School (O level track) likely COP?

Postby victorian » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:05 am

View Mr Low's farewell ceremony at http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaChallenge?ref=ts

Amazing guy.

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