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How To Mentally Prepare Your Child For The DSA Application in Singapore

There are many reasons why parents in Singapore encourage their children to consider the Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise. For some, the new PSLE scoring system may make parents feel uncertain about their child’s chances of getting into their preferred school. Others find DSA a unique opportunity for their child to follow where their talents …

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3 Ways Drama is Essential in Your Child’s Development

As parents, we want what’s best for our children. We hope they will grow up to be happy and successful adults. One of the things we can do to help them reach their potential is to expose them to drama. It helps them learn about themselves and the world around them, and acts as a …

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The Power of Song: 3 Benefits From Singing At An Early Age

Songs have been a part of our lives for centuries. From rhymes to reggae, we belt out tunes to teach new information, pass along facts, and remember past events. Often underrated, singing can also have a tremendous positive effect on a child’s mind and body. Here are three benefits that singing can provide for young …

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How to Answer DSA Interview Questions Well

In a previous blog, we talked about 20 DSA interview questions to prepare your child for. But knowing the right answers to these questions is not nearly enough. Your child must also deliver their thought-out answers in an impressive manner, to safely secure their placement in the secondary school they are looking to enter via …

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Speech & Drama Classes: Ensure Your Child Aces Their DSA Acting Auditions

Does your child enjoy doing impersonations? Have they always been comfortable taking centre stage and taking on different characters and acting? You might just have a budding young actor on your hands. Nurture this passion and take this talent further by considering having your child apply for the Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) …

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What Goes Into Performing a Stunning Monologue?

“To be or not to be” – a phrase made famous by Prince Hamlet’s monologue in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. While not everyone has read or watched Hamlet, most people have heard  the famous opening phrase of the monologue that had Prince Hamlet contemplating death and suicide and bemoaning the pain and unfairness of life.  A …

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The Importance Of Developing Communication Skills In Early Childhood

Communication is a defining moment of the human experience. Whether through verbal or non-verbal means, being able to effectively communicate meanings and convey ideas to those around us is essential for our journey through life. It is also important to remember that communication is a collaborative process – from the moment we are born, we …

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How Singing and Dancing can Benefit Your Preschooler

A child’s early years are crucial for their development. It is during this time that they learn essential skills such as communication, self-discipline and teamwork. By first providing opportunities for your preschooler to develop in these areas, your child can reach their full potential with confidence as they grow. Singing and dancing are two activities …

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Preparing Your Child to DSA into Singapore’s Top Secondary Schools

Singapore’s secondary-level Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) programme allows students to secure early placements in their secondary school of choice before even taking their national exams.  These DSA applications are judged on a myriad of different bases which differ across individual schools. However, the broad range of bases can be synthesised into three general areas: academic …

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6 Frequently Asked Questions Parents Have Regarding DSA in Singapore

Last year in 2021, Singapore implemented its new PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) scoring system. Following that, 12,100 pupils applied to one or more DSA spots to get into the school of their choice, an increase from the year prior. It comes as no surprise that more parents have encouraged their children to consider the …

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