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Re: DSA 2018

Postby Zeit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:43 pm

laughingcat wrote:
What The wrote:

You have a bird in hand already :)


True. But most likely 99.999999999999% will reject it by DC and not me. :faint:

What is it about your alma mater that your DC doesn't like and that he will 99.999999999% reject it once 1st choice is successful?

Did you remind him to mention (you) his parent was alumni in his personal statement as well as during his interview? :wink: :evil:

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby What The » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:45 pm

hazeline wrote:I suddenly realised that I really did very little for my DS' application. The submission was online (200 word cap) so I finished it in 30mins.

On the day of interview + group activity, I only let him bring along his P4 to P6 results + certs/awards relevant to his domain applied. So I just photocopy those items. The email from the school didn't ask for personal statements leh.

It's my first time applying, really didn't know need to include.


Me too. Cos the email interview only says bring p5-6 results and those supporting documents submitted online.
And when DD registered online, DD is asked specifically only to include certificates of the domain she applied for.
Cos I remembered she asking me how about her other achievements? We didn't include it as it is specifically said otherwise.

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby Zeit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:46 pm

metz2 wrote:PS: A boy once told the interviewers that he wanted to join the school because his father was from an alumni and he hoped to follow in his father’s footsteps. He got the CO.


:evil:

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby laughingcat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:51 pm

Zeit, no he did not mentioned that his mum was from that school. Before the interview starts, I already tell him not to. In fact many many times. He cheekily told me he wants to so that he will not be chosen. I nearly :spank:

Aiyah....that DC1 of mine damn one kind. Will also reject even if his Ist choice is not offered. His heart is only in one place. Don't have mama's school's heart.

Zeit....you bad lah. :pokeeye: :laugh:

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby What The » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:56 pm

laughingcat wrote:Zeit, no he did not mentioned that his mum was from that school. Before the interview starts, I already tell him not to. In fact many many times. He cheekily told me he wants to so that he will not be chosen. I nearly :spank:

Aiyah....that DC1 of mine damn one kind. Will also reject even if his Ist choice is not offered. His heart is only in one place. Don't have mama's school's heart.

Zeit....you bad lah. :pokeeye: :laugh:


Why say Mummy's alma mata will not get chosen?
Haha... mummy shouldnt make him waste time and go for the interviews then :)
Very faithful DC :)

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby hazeline » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:57 pm

What The wrote:
hazeline wrote:I suddenly realised that I really did very little for my DS' application. The submission was online (200 word cap) so I finished it in 30mins.

On the day of interview + group activity, I only let him bring along his P4 to P6 results + certs/awards relevant to his domain applied. So I just photocopy those items. The email from the school didn't ask for personal statements leh.

It's my first time applying, really didn't know need to include.


Me too. Cos the email interview only says bring p5-6 results and those supporting documents submitted online.
And when DD registered online, DD is asked specifically only to include certificates of the domain she applied for.
Cos I remembered she asking me how about her other achievements? We didn't include it as it is specifically said otherwise.


Ya, me too. My whole DSA application takes like 30mins. Now, I feel that I need a miracle to get any offer.

The email only stated to bring these items:
1. Pen/pencil
2. P5 and P6 results
3. Any documents that can verify your list of achievements in your application form

So I just photocopied the school results and certs/awards. Haha.

Oh well, it's a worthwhile learning journey though. All the best everyone :)

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby laughingcat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:00 pm

I told him can use the DSA interview as a form of oral practice. Also can teach him to learn how to talk sensibly and maturely.

Yeah I know.....I am bad to force him to DSA into my alma mater. But at the end of all the DSA process, DC asked me anymore coz it was fun. In fact wants more.

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby laughingcat » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 pm

hazeline, all the best to your DC. Now just focus on the prelim and PSLE. Maybe next time, you can do another DSA for your another DC (if you have anymore younger ones).

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby What The » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:02 pm

hazeline wrote:
What The wrote:
hazeline wrote:I suddenly realised that I really did very little for my DS' application. The submission was online (200 word cap) so I finished it in 30mins.

On the day of interview + group activity, I only let him bring along his P4 to P6 results + certs/awards relevant to his domain applied. So I just photocopy those items. The email from the school didn't ask for personal statements leh.

It's my first time applying, really didn't know need to include.


Me too. Cos the email interview only says bring p5-6 results and those supporting documents submitted online.
And when DD registered online, DD is asked specifically only to include certificates of the domain she applied for.
Cos I remembered she asking me how about her other achievements? We didn't include it as it is specifically said otherwise.


Ya, me too. My whole DSA application takes like 30mins. Now, I feel that I need a miracle to get any offer.

The email only stated to bring these items:
1. Pen/pencil
2. P5 and P6 results
3. Any documents that can verify your list of achievements in your application form

So I just photocopied the school results and certs/awards. Haha.

Oh well, it's a worthwhile learning journey though. All the best everyone :)


:grphug: Sama sama

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Re: DSA 2018

Postby Zeit » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:22 pm

laughingcat wrote:Zeit, no he did not mentioned that his mum was from that school. Before the interview starts, I already tell him not to. In fact many many times. He cheekily told me he wants to so that he will not be chosen. I nearly :spank:

Aiyah....that DC1 of mine damn one kind. Will also reject even if his Ist choice is not offered. His heart is only in one place. Don't have mama's school's heart.

Zeit....you bad lah. :pokeeye: :laugh:


Haha! My bad...It's a heartfelt question, not implying anything, cos most dc look up to their parents as role models and wish follow their footsteps. After looking at your school mags, trophies, badges and certs from young, I thought maybe kid will be inspired to get into that same school as well :-) So your boy has his own preference, which is also good lah...

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