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Service Leadership

For students who believe in making a positive difference in society

Jurong Secondary School (JSS) invites applications from current Primary Six students who are committed to making a positive difference in different social causes in society to participate in the 2018 Direct School Admission Exercise, for admission to our school at Secondary One in 2019. 

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Our Service Leadership Programme

From Advocacy to Activism 

Students on our Service Leadership programme are inspired by the view shared by Mother Teresa that “the greatest good is what we do for one another”. Students admitted into the school via DSA-Service Leadership can look forward to an enriching and rewarding experience of making a significant positive impact on the lives of individuals who are less fortunate or disadvantaged in the society. 

They will have opportunities to spar with like-minded individuals, supporting different social causes and learn more about how to better understand the needs of different groups of people in the society. They will be advocates for various social causes and social needs in community forums and dialogues to be a ‘voice for the voiceless’. They will also be activists for these social causes, initiating projects that create a significant impact in bettering the lives of these people. This journey is made even more meaningful as they will be mentored by teachers and individuals with experience in what it takes to truly make a difference in society.

Service Leadership Programme 

All students on the Service Leadership Programme will undergo a meaningful 4-year Service Leadership programme which focuses on the knowledge, skills and values needed for them to become leaders that rally others in carrying out impactful community projects. With the competencies, skills and values that they acquire in the Service Leadership programme, they will be better equipped to lead their peers to take action to empower the less fortunate, helping the vulnerable in society to become more self-reliant.   


Students on the Service Leadership Programme will make a difference in different social causes by leading and initiating projects across the different Values-in-Action (VIA) platforms in the school. Some of these platforms include:   


Project [COM]passion 

Project [COM]passion, introduced in 2013, provides seed-funding for students of JSS to initiate community-based projects to benefit the less fortunate among the residents of Taman Jurong. With funding support from the School Advisory Committee, students will embark on a journey of heightened awareness, advocacy and activism. They will become more aware of and understand the needs of the less fortunate in the community, have the courage and boldness to be advocates who make a difference to the lives of others, and act on the belief that they can make a positive impact in their community. 



JSS-TJ Elderly Befrienders Programme 

The Jurong Secondary School – Taman Jurong Elderly Befrienders Programme was initiated early this year as part of the school’s 55th Anniversary celebrations. Our students work in teams to go to the residences of elderly residents in Taman Jurong every month, to befriend elderly residents who live alone. It is premised on the belief that it is important to instill in our students the core values of graciousness and gratitude, and to enable our elderly to age gracefully and with dignity. Students on the Service Leadership Programme will lead their peers to reflect on their experiences with the elderly residents to design meaningful activities with the residents, bringing smiles to the faces of these elderly residents every month.


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Admission Criteria

Students who are interested to apply for admission to JSS under the Direct School Admission Exercise must fulfil the following criteria:

 

Category A – Applicants attending Government/Government Aided Primary Schools in 2018

Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students who are currently studying in local national schools

Age Requirement for Secondary One admission in 2019:

· Born in year 2005 or 2006 (up till 1 Jan 2007)

Academic Criteria:

* Eligible for course of study offered at secondary level based on school-based examination results

*Applicants are to submit their Results Slip for

Primary 5 (Mid-Year & End-of-Year Examinations) and

-Primary 6 (Mid-Year Examinations)

Other Selection Criteria

-Displays interest and passion in service and community-related activities

Category B – Applicants who are not attending Government or Government Aided Primary Schools in 2018*

Citizens, Permanent Residents and International students who are currently not studying in Government or Government Aided Primary Schools.

Age Requirement for Secondary One admission in 2019:

· Born in year 2005 or 2006 (up till 1 Jan 2007)

Academic Criteria:
• Must take a Jurong Secondary School Entrance Test, and score passes in all 3 subjects (English, Mathematics and Science)

• International Students are to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) if they wish to be admitted to mainstream public schools.

Other Selection Criteria

-Displays interest and passion in service and community-related activities

* Candidates and Returning Singaporeans who are not currently studying in MOE schools must obtain a registration number from MOE Customer Service from 7 May to 31 August 2018.

Application Procedure and Timeline

The DSA-Sec procedure and time line is as follows: 

Procedure

Timeline

Important Points to Note

Application

Phase 1: 7 May- 25 June

Phase 2: 26 June – 27 July

Interested Primary 6 students to download and submit the Application Form anytime within this period.

JSS DSA Application form (2018).pdf

Selection

Phase 1: 23 – 27 July

Phase 2: 13 - 17 August

Individual and Group Interviews

Notification

By 31 August

All applicants will be notified of the outcome.


Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student's aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools' academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.