Principal Talk 2009 Sec 3 4 And 5

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Principal Talk 2009 Sec 3 4 And 5

  1. 1. Welcome to Damai Secondary School Parent Teacher Meeting Sec 3, 4 and 5 classes
  2. 2. Video Clip – The Mom Song A question of perspective  From Whose Perspective?  Single Perspective versus Multiple- Perspective  Towards Intrinsic Motivation  Timely Reminder to start early
  3. 3. Meet-The-Parents Session 2009  Objectives: To communicate school programmes  planned for graduating classes To harness support from parents to work  hand-in-hand with school To highlight to pupils the urgency of starting  preparation early. To share on L1R4 and L1R5 requirements 
  4. 4. Meet-The-Parents Session 2009 (Outline) Criteria for promotion (Sec 3 to 4 and Sec  4 to 5) Requirements for Post-Secondary  Education Understanding L1R4 and L1R5  School Programmes  4E/5N/4N Programme  School Expectations  Meeting with your son’s/daughter’s Form  Teachers
  5. 5. Now that Term 1 is over – 2 Questions to reflect on “ Have I maximised my potential and opportunities ?” “ What should I do next ?”
  6. 6. You Need to Decide!
  7. 7. Begin with the end in mind JC, Poly, ? “Obstacles are those ITE. frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.” HOW READY ARE YOU ? Secondary 3/4/5
  8. 8. Criteria for Promotion to Sec 4 and Sec 5
  9. 9. Express Stream Secondary 3 :  Pass in EL and a pass percentage in the average of all subjects  If not, laterally transfer to Sec 4NA  No retention in Express course.
  10. 10. Normal Academic Stream Secondary 3 :  Grade 5 or better in  EL and 2 other subjects or  4 subjects If not, retain at Sec 3NA in 2010
  11. 11. Changes in Promotion Criteria for Sec 4N to Sec 5N Used to be: Passes in EL and 2 other subjects (aggregate score less than 10) From 2009 onwards: a) EL less than or equal Grade 5 b) Aggregate score of English, Maths and Best 3 subjects less than or equal 19 c) Affects Sec 4N pupils from 2009 (current sec 4A1-4A3 pupils onwards)
  12. 12. Requirements for Admission to Post-secondary Education
  13. 13. Admission Requirements to JCs Aggregate of 20 points or below for L1R5: L1 English / Higher Mother Tongue R2 Mathematics / Science R3 Humanities/ Mathematics / Science R4 Humanities / Maths / Science R5 Any other O Level subject (Art, D&T, F&N, Music etc) R6 Any other O Level subject ** A1-A2 in CCA – 2 bonus points (if meet L1R5) B3- C6 in CCA – 1 bonus point
  14. 14. Example 1 : GCE O LEVEL RESULTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE B3 B3 A2 MOTHER TONGUE A2 PHYSICS B4 CHEMISTRY B4 A1 E MATHEMATICS A1 A MATHEMATICS A2 A2 COMBINED HUMANITIES B3 B3 BIOLOGY A2 A2 Aggregate of L1R5 = 13 Student qualifies for JC Admission.
  15. 15. Example 2 : GCE O LEVEL RESULTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE B3 B3 MOTHER TONGUE C5 C5 D7 SCIENCE D7 A2 MATHEMATICS A2 POA E8 B3 COMBINED HUMANITIES B3 D&T C6 C6 Aggregate of L1R5 = 26 Student does not quality for JC Admission.
  16. 16. Example 3 : GCE O LEVEL RESULTS B3 ENGLISH LANGUAGE B3 A2 MOTHER TONGUE A2 B4 SCIENCE (PHYSICS, CHEM) B4 E MATHEMATICS A1 A1 B3 COMBINED HUMANITIES B3 F&N A1 A1 Aggregate of L1R5 = 14 Student qualifies for JC Admission.
  17. 17. L1R5 Aggregate Scores (With Bonus Points) of Students Admitted To Junior Colleges In The 2008 Joint Admissions Exercise (JAE) Arts Science/IB S/NO Junior College (Cut-Off Point) (Cut-Off Point) 1 Anderson JC 9 8 2 Anglo-Chinese JC 7 6 2 (Independent) - 6 3 Catholic JC 11 10 4 Hwa Chong Institution 3 3 5 Innova JC 19 20 6 Jurong JC 13 13 7 Meridian JC 10 10 8 Nanyang JC 10 10 9 National JC 5 5 10 Pioneer JC 16 16 11 Raffles JC 4 3 12 Serangoon JC 20 18 13 St. Andrew's JC 9 9 14 Tampines JC 13 13 15 Temasek JC 7 6 16 Victoria JC 6 4 http://sis.moe.gov.sg/schinfo/html/JCAggregateRange.htm 17 Yishun JC 20 20
  18. 18. Polytechnics
  19. 19. Requirements for Admission to Polytechnics (L1R2B2) English Language/ Higher MT L1 1st Group of Relevant Subjects (R1) Maths or A Maths 2nd Group of Relevant Subjects (R2) Architectural Technology Science subjects, Art, D & T (at least C6 for relevant subjects) Business-Related Courses Humanities subjects, POA Science-Based Courses Science subjects, F & N Technology Courses Science subjects, D & T Best 2 other subjects Best 2 Subjects (B2) ** CCA can be considered as R3 or R4 subjects
  20. 20. Courses available in 2008 and the JAE 2007 Cut-Off Points (COP) COP indicates the ELR2B2 aggregate score of the last student posted to the course under the latest JAE. COP will depend on: 1) number of applicants 2) vacancies available
  21. 21. JAE 2008 Cut-Off Points (COP) -- SAMPLE Courses available in 2008 and the JAE 2008 Cut-Off Points (COP) COP indicates the ELR2B2 aggregate score (after deducting CCA bonus points) of the last student posted to the course under the 2008 JAE. 2008 Course Courses by Group Poly JAE Code COP A. BUILT ENVIRONMENT Architecture SP S66 17 Civil & Environmental Engineering NP N47 21 Civil Engineering & Management 1 SP S68 20 Facilities Management for Business NP N40 16 Integrated Events & Project Management SP S50 13 Integrated Facility Design & Management TP T28 16 Intelligent Building Technology TP T29 21 Landscape Architecture SP S94 18 Property Development & Facilities Management SP S95 17 Real Estate Business NP N48 18 B. BUSINESS, FINANCE & LAW Accountancy NP N51 12 Accountancy SP S75 12
  22. 22. The Sunday Times Report: Having good „O‟ Level results, top - scorers say they deserve to study anywhere “ The average student has to realise that - competition is getting stiffer these days. They have to pull up their socks.” “I did well enough to qualify for JC, so where I want to go is my choice. It is not for them to decide.” - Student from a school in the west
  23. 23. Lead Up to GCE ‘O’ & ‘N’ Levels Date Event/Programme Term 1, Week 2 Target Setting by Pupils 4 April Sec 3, 4 & 5 Parent-Teacher-Meeting And Talk 29 Apr – 15 May Mid-Year Examination 25 May – 29 May Mother Tongue Intensive Lesson GCE „O‟ Level Mother Tongue Examination 1st June 2 Jul – 16 Jul GCE „O‟ Level Mother Tongue Oral Examination 7 Jul – 20 Jul GCE „N‟ Level English Oral Examination GCE „O‟ MT LC Examination 22 Jul 24 Jul – 6 Aug GCE „N‟ Level Mother Tongue Oral Examination 17 Aug – 28 Aug GCE „O‟ Level English Oral Examination 13 Aug – 21 Aug GCE N Level Prelim Examinations Start of GCE „N‟ Level LC and written Examination 8 Sep 2 Sep – 18 Sep GCE O Level Prelim Examinations 26 Oct – 19 Nov GCE „O‟ Level Examination (Single Intake)
  24. 24. 4E/4N/5N Programme Deadlines for Coursework-based subjects. GCE „O‟ Level GCE „N‟ Subject Exam Level Exam D&T 28 August 12 August Part B – 3 Aug F&N 20 July Part A – 21 Aug Visual Art 19 August 22 July
  25. 25. 2008 GCE „O‟ LEVEL EXAMINATIONS RESULTS
  26. 26. 2008 GCE ‘O’ Level Exams Passes in 3 subjects and more No. of % Pupils 4E 214 96.8 5NA 74 86
  27. 27. 2008 GCE ‘O’ Level Exams Passes in 5 subjects and more No. of % pupils 4E 200 90.5 5NA 36 41.9
  28. 28. Subjects with 100% Passes 4E 5NA CHINESE CHINESE DESIGN & TECH DESIGN & TECH PHYSICS PHYSICS
  29. 29. Achieved % above National Averages 4E 5NA Additional Mathematics Additional Mathematics Art Art Chinese Chinese Design & Technology Design & Technology Food & Nutrition Food & Nutrition Physics Geography Mathematics Physics Principal of Accounts Science (Phy/Chem)
  30. 30. Eligibility for Higher Education (4 Express) 52.0% 2 year (JC) 77.4% 3 year (Pre-U) 93.2% Poly
  31. 31. Eligibility for Higher Education (5NA) 5.8% 2 year (JC) 25.6% 3 year (Pre-U) 58.1% Poly
  32. 32. School Expectations Pupils are advised to :  Build your ground work.  Use the upcoming June holidays to consolidate and revise.  Be present for remedials and extra classes organised during the holidays. “Be Prepared, Not Sorry!”
  33. 33. School Expectations 100% Attendance  June Extended Programme  Term 2 & 3 Remedials  Block Time Table Programme  Post GCE „N‟ Level Programme HARD WORK! “Be Prepared, Not Sorry!”
  34. 34. Responsibility of School To ensure that:  Attendance and work progress of students are monitored  Students attend remedial / supplementary lessons  Parents / Guardians are kept informed of child/ward‟s progress -- Updates of school events and matters on school website, as well as portal for parents : a) http://www.damaisec.moe.edu.sg/ b) e-learning portal -- http://dmss.commontown.net
  35. 35. Responsibility of Parents/Guardians To assist school in:  ensuring that child attends school and the various school programmes  ensuring that child revises his/her work  ensuring that child does not stay out late  contacting teachers when need arises  work in support of the school
  36. 36. School Programmes
  37. 37. SCHOOL PROGRAMMES  Target-Setting for all pupils  Learning Week Activities (Term II Wk 10) Structured Remedials for all upper sec classes   Night Study Programme (Sec 4 and 5)  Mock Exams (Sec 4 and 5)  Nov Extended Programme for Sec 3 classes  Learning Journeys (Science, Humanities)  Enrichment Activities (All levels, various subjects)  Career Awareness (Learning Week)  Motivation and Study Skills workshop
  38. 38. 4E/4N/5N PROGRAMME  Target-Setting  June Extended Programme Banding based on ability (Humanities and MT)   Mother Tongue Intensive Programme Motivational and Study Skills (25 – 27 May)   Mass Lectures (Block Study)  Study Hour  Block Study Programme  Night Study Programme  Mock Exams
  39. 39. GENERAL SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & EVENTS Learning Week – Term 1 and 2 Week 10 for all pupils 1) 15th Anniversary Celebrations – Term 3 ; 4th July 2009 2) - full dress rehearsal in last week of June holidays. ** please take note of dates (in handbook) for booking of overseas trips. Sports Day – 2nd April 2009 3) Cross Country – 7th August 2009 4)
  40. 40. SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & EVENTS Other department based projects, events and milestone programmes can be found online : a) http://www.damaisec.moe.edu.sg/ b) http://dmss.commontown.net
  41. 41. SCHOOL PROGRAMMES & EVENTS Parents are also advised to log on to the Education and Career Guidance website to be aware of possible career choices. Website : ecareers.sg To log on using child‟s login ID and password.
  42. 42. Responsibility of Parents/Guardians To assist school in:  ensuring that child attends school, the 4E/4N/5N programme and sec 3 extended programme (Oct/Nov)  ensuring that child revises his/her work  ensuring that child does not stay out late  contacting teachers when need arises  Work in support of the school
  43. 43. Parents are invited to :  Clarifywith any key personnel, form teachers or subject teachers on issues raised.  Meetup and speak with your child‟s form teacher or subject teachers (in the designated classrooms)  Makeappointment to meet up with teachers on another day for further discussion.
  44. 44. Meeting your child‟s Form Teacher / Subject Teacher in class - in Sec 3,4 and 5 classrooms
  45. 45. We depend on each other Joint partnership between parents and school to enable our students to excel
  46. 46. Journey towards a Common Goal

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