NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Unlike entry to Primary Schools, admission into Secondary Schools is based on meritocracy. PSLE results are used as key admission criteria. Discuss everything related to PSLE and selection of Secondary Schools here.

Which school would you choose for your DD?

DHS
11
18%
NJC
13
21%
NYGH
8
13%
RGS
12
20%
RV
11
18%
VJC
6
10%
 
Total votes : 61

NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Postby anneph9 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:52 pm

DD is considering these 5 schools next year, any parents/students from the above mentioned schools care to offer your opinion and experience abt your school? :) :thankyou:

By VJC I mean cedar, then on to the IP track.

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Re: NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Postby sheryltan » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:16 pm

My two girls are in NJC and Nanyang Girls', as a parent I'd say if your child is hardworking, super bright, like the top of the top kind, go for Nanyang! I think that Nanyang is good for those who have developed early in their primary school/lower secondary years because they offer you heaps of endless opportunities if you're one of their top few students (esp around sec1-2). The cream of the crop, so to speak. BUT the thing is, if you're those average students there (like DD1), you'll feel stressed up and worse still, opportunities gone! There seems to be quite a 'sisterhood' there (as DD1 puts it) but lots of competition going on.

NJC, on the other hand, is quite contrasting. I'd say NJC is a more suitable school for those who aren't the "cream of the crop" kind, because they focus on every student and give almost equal opportunities to all, of course this will mean leaving the "cream of the crop" students feeling a little neglected. The approach NJC takes is pretty interesting and refreshing, though the bad thing is it is still in its pioneering batches and still 'experimenting around' a little here and there. In terms of competition DD2 says that if you like to be competitive then mix with the few competitive people lor, otherwise the rest of the people don't really compete.

Well that's just my honest and general (very vague) opinion on both schools, if you need more info on curriculum and CCAs feel free to ask! All the best for your DD's PSLE next year!

Sheryl

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Re: NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Postby CassN » Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:45 pm

As a student of NJC, personally i feel that the environment is not really competitive, so it would be a very 'nice and warm' suitable school to study in. The school emphasizes on all-rounded performance (eg. character development, CCA, leadership ability) rather than just academics. NJC provides a lot of leadership opportunities for students, which i find it rather good. I feel that it is a really interesting place, you get to know people who are 5 years older than you / 5 years younger than you. The whole school feels really bonded (but i guess everyone feels the same with their school). The boarding programme provides strong building of character and leadership development for every student, creates community awareness and rootedness and acts as a platform that offers non-examinable components and enrichments to students. We also have a different assessment framework compared to other schools. Overall, I feel that NJC provides holistic development for students and will be a good choice for students who like to study in a non-competitive environment.

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Re: NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Postby moirwong » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:40 pm

sheryltan wrote:My two girls are in NJC and Nanyang Girls', as a parent I'd say if your child is hardworking, super bright, like the top of the top kind, go for Nanyang! I think that Nanyang is good for those who have developed early in their primary school/lower secondary years because they offer you heaps of endless opportunities if you're one of their top few students (esp around sec1-2). The cream of the crop, so to speak. BUT the thing is, if you're those average students there (like DD1), you'll feel stressed up and worse still, opportunities gone! There seems to be quite a 'sisterhood' there (as DD1 puts it) but lots of competition going on.

NJC, on the other hand, is quite contrasting. I'd say NJC is a more suitable school for those who aren't the "cream of the crop" kind, because they focus on every student and give almost equal opportunities to all, of course this will mean leaving the "cream of the crop" students feeling a little neglected. The approach NJC takes is pretty interesting and refreshing, though the bad thing is it is still in its pioneering batches and still 'experimenting around' a little here and there. In terms of competition DD2 says that if you like to be competitive then mix with the few competitive people lor, otherwise the rest of the people don't really compete.

Well that's just my honest and general (very vague) opinion on both schools, if you need more info on curriculum and CCAs feel free to ask! All the best for your DD's PSLE next year!

Sheryl


great observation. agreed. "They" are picking the best crop for the wine and I am not the sour grape.

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Re: NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Postby Herbie » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:01 pm

for rgs, their cca has core and merit cca. Wat abt njc, nygh,dh etc

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Re: NJC/NYGH/DHS/RV/RGS/VJC

Postby carebear » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:39 pm

If your DD is the high flyer type, ie expected to score 270 and above for PSLE, then of course choose RGS or NYGH.

If expected to score below 270, then although may still make it to RGS and NYGH, you may want to consider the other schools which are equally good.

Just my 2 cents worth......

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