Spotting talent early

Academic support for Primary 5
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Post by SX4 » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:36 pm

EN wrote:Hi Kiasulang

Another thing that I want to add, for DSA sports, I think the child will need to win at least in inter-school competition. For a normal eca, the eca practice is once a week, but when school competition draws nearer, the number of practice per week increases. I'm not sure if this is the current practice but that was what happen in the past. For children that are exceptional, they will be invited for Singapore School (in the past) & they have at least twice a week practice. Frequency will increased if there are competition coming. All in all, it will be an every practice.



The achievements criteria for DSA sports depends on the sport you are looking at. Some of the less common sports do not have interschool tournaments at the primary level. As such, the school will probably look at individual achievements, and the school coaches/teachers' recommendation.

Training before competition will usually increase - usually about 3 times a week. I think swimming is one of those sports that the swimmers train everyday, some even up to twice a day.

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Post by kiasulang » Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:54 pm

For those whose child did not qualify under the primary school phases for Pri.1 admission, your child is still able to go to his/her choice school through other talents, in most cases from Pri.2 - Pri.4. You can check with the choice school, they are able to advise you.

Schools that I know of:

1. Nanyang primary -- swimming
2. ACS -- swimming
3.Catholic High School Primary -- music
4.St. Andrew Junior -- swimming
5.

I believe the list go on. Any one can add?

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Post by jedamum » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:22 pm

kiasulang wrote:For those whose child did not qualify under the primary school phases for Pri.1 admission, your child is still able to go to his/her choice school through other talents, in most cases from Pri.2 - Pri.4. You can check with the choice school, they are able to advise you.

Schools that I know of:

1. Nanyang primary -- swimming
2. ACS -- swimming
3.Catholic High School Primary -- music
4.St. Andrew Junior -- swimming
5.

I believe the list go on. Any one can add?


any more?
i am looking at Pri schools with sports as their niche.
TIA.

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Post by sleepy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:37 pm

what about gymnastics? which school is niche?

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Post by Mami_Jazz » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:47 pm

Note below was obtained in 2007 -

A new batch of neighbourhood primary schools are offering specialised programmes that groom youngsters in sports, sciences, information technology and arts.The schools benefit from $100k annual grants each from the Education Ministry to improve their programmes. The grant scheme, started last year, is aimed at helping primary schools diversify and develop distinctive characters.

~~Schools and Their Niche Programmes~~
>> Admiralty Primary: National education
>> CHIJ Kellock: Netball and tennis
>> CHIJ St Nicholas: Bicultural studies
>> Chongfu Primary: Table tennis
>> Fuhua Primary: Information technology
>> Greenridge Primary: National education
>> Hougang Primary: Outdoor and adventure education
>> Ngee Ann Primary: Performing arts
>> Park View Primary: Team sports- soccer, hockey, volleyball
>> Pei Chun Public: Sports - basketball, volleyball and table tennis
>> Rosyth Primary: Aesthetics - music
>> Rulang Primary: Robotics
>> St Andrew's Junior: Rugby
>> St Stephen's: Track and field
>> Singapore Chinese Girls: Dance
>> Tao Nan: Maths
>> Yio Chu Kang Primary: Soccer
>> Gongshang: Track and field
>> Kong Hwa Primary: Chinese cultural programmes
>> Maha Bodhi: Aesthetics - music, dance, visual arts
>> Monfort Junior: Badminton
>> Nanyang Primary: Chess
>> Telok Kurau Primary: National education
>> Zhenghua Primary: Dance


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Post by Guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:50 pm

jedamum wrote:
kiasulang wrote:For those whose child did not qualify under the primary school phases for Pri.1 admission, your child is still able to go to his/her choice school through other talents, in most cases from Pri.2 - Pri.4. You can check with the choice school, they are able to advise you.

Schools that I know of:

1. Nanyang primary -- swimming
2. ACS -- swimming
3.Catholic High School Primary -- music
4.St. Andrew Junior -- swimming
5.

I believe the list go on. Any one can add?


any more?
i am looking at Pri schools with sports as their niche.
TIA.


Not sure if this is what you are asking for. I know of a parent who has 3 kids in Pei Chun and according to her, Pei Chun streams the children in their strength in sports and strength in arts into the respective classes and grooms them from there. That parent has 2 kids in basketball and training is rather intensive, academic emphasis is strong but not as strong.

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Post by csc » Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:51 am

sleepy wrote:what about gymnastics? which school is niche?


i heard of a case where a child got accepted into HPPS in pri one thru gynmastics. Subsequently he got into SJI thru DSA in gymnastics too. Understand this child started learning the sport in his pre-school days.

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Post by kiasulang » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:43 am

sleepy wrote:what about gymnastics? which school is niche?


NanYang Pri.

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Post by kiasulang » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:50 am

jedamum wrote:
kiasulang wrote:For those whose child did not qualify under the primary school phases for Pri.1 admission, your child is still able to go to his/her choice school through other talents, in most cases from Pri.2 - Pri.4. You can check with the choice school, they are able to advise you.

Schools that I know of:

1. Nanyang primary -- swimming
2. ACS -- swimming
3.Catholic High School Primary -- music
4.St. Andrew Junior -- swimming
5.

I believe the list go on. Any one can add?


any more?
i am looking at Pri schools with sports as their niche.
TIA.



ACS-- ruby
CHS--basketball, volley ball, softball
NYPS--basketball, tennis
SJIJ-- soccer, badminton

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Post by jedamum » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:45 am

to add on the list of schools with niche programmes, i found this at MOE's website 2009.

Listed for Primary Schools only:-

Programme for School-based Excellence for Primary Schools 2009

6The following are the 14 primary schools that have been awarded the Programme for School-Based Excellence in 2009.
School Niche
Anderson Primary School Guzheng
CHIJ Toa Payoh (Primary) School Tennis
Compassvale Primary School Brass Band
Gan Eng Seng Primary School Band and Choir
Lianhua Primary School Robotics
Marymount Convent School Rhythmic Gymnastics
North Spring Primary School National Education
Poi Ching School Dance
Red Swastika School Ten-Pin Bowling
Rulang Primary School Rope-Skipping
South View Primary School Dance
St Hilda’s Primary School Language Arts
Xishan Primary School Floorball
Yu Neng Primary School Table Tennis


Primary Schools Awarded PSE from 2005 to 2008

School Niche
Admiralty Primary School National Education
Ai Tong School Sports
Anglo-Chinese School (Primary) Swimming; Bowling
Bukit View Primary School Aesthetics
CHIJ (Kellock) Netball and Mini-Tennis
CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh) Music, Dance and Art
CHIJ St Nicholas School (Primary) Leadership
Chongfu Primary School Table Tennis
Chua Chu Kang Primary School Robotics
Evergreen Primary School Performing Arts
Fuhua Primary School IT
Gongshang Primary School Sports
Greenridge Primary School National Education and Character Development
Haig Girls’ School Performing and Visual Arts
Henry Park Primary School Gymnastics
Hong Kah Primary School Volleyball
Hong Wen School Rope-Skipping
Hougang Primary School Outdoor and Adventure Education
Kong Hwa School Chinese Culture
Kranji Primary School Basketball
MacPherson Primary School Choral and Instrumental Ensemble;Softball
Maha Bodhi School Visual and Performing Arts
Maris Stella High School (Primary) Badminton
Mayflower Primary School Dance
Montfort Junior School Badminton
Nan Chiau Primary School ICT
Nanyang Primary School Chess
Ngee Ann Primary School Art, Dance and Chinese Orchestra
North View Primary School Guzheng
Northland Primary School Chess
Park View Primary School Sports
Pasir Ris Primary School Floorball
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Primary) Rope-Skipping; Handbell
Pei Chun Public School Sports
Punggol Primary School Hockey
Raffles Girls’ Primary School Choir
Rosyth School Chinese Orchestra; Choir
Rulang Primary School Robotics
Singapore Chinese Girls’ Primary School Arts
St Andrew’s Junior School Rugby
St Hilda’s Primary School Aesthetics
St Margaret’s Primary School Netball
St Stephen’s School Track and Field; Band
Tanjong Katong Primary School Netball
Tao Nan School Mathematics; Badminton
Telok Kurau Primary School National Education
West View Primary School Brass Band
Yio Chu Kang Primary School Soccer
Yishun Primary School Band
Zhenghua Primary School Cultural Dances

* CHIJ Toa Payoh (Primary), Rulang Primary and St Hilda’s Primary have been awarded PSE for their second niche areas this year.

PS: there is also a list for Secondary Schools that parents may want to refer to in their choice of schools.

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