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FAQ


1. What type of pupils are we looking for? 

We are looking for pupils who are currently playing competitive hockey or who display a strong interest and aptitude for the sport. Your child need not be a hockey player but must possess athletic ability, good reflexes and hand/eye coordination skills for the sport. He/She must also possess diligence & a positive attitude in academic work. 

Consideration will be taken on a pupil’s relevant accomplishments and representation in sports or any other activity. Recommendations of the teacher-in-charge of hockey at the primary school/ other references will be considered.

2. Is there a minimum requirement? 

All pupils who can demonstrate the criteria listed in Question 1 above will be eligible. 

3. Will there be trials conducted by the school? 

All interested pupils are required to attend the Northland Hockey and Floorball Party cum DSA selection at Northland Secondary School on 14 July 2018, Saturday at 8.30 am at Northland Secondary School’s Hockey Pitch. 

4. If my child is unable to attend the trials, can I make alternative arrangements?  

Pupils who are unable to attend the DSA selection on 14 July 2018, Saturday at 8.30 am because of any valid reasons can make alternative arrangements with Northland Secondary School before 28 August 2018, Tuesday. All assessments must be completed by 31 August 2018, Friday. Northland Secondary Hockey Assessors will be sent to observe pupils’ abilities during school training or competition as well. The request for alternative arrangements can be made via email (northland_ss@moe.edu.sg) or standard mail addressed to: 

 Mr Lim Jeen Perng /  Ms Nur Khalilah Jasmani 
Niche Development, Direct School Admission 2018
3 Yishun Street 22,
Singapore 768578
HOTLINE: 62576781


5. How will we select pupils? 
A panel comprising the Principal, Vice-Principal, HOD/CCA, Sports Secretary and teachers-in-charge of Hockey will make a final selection based on a pupil’s performance at the trial and/or competitions together with recommendations from the primary school. Pupils will then be 
emplaced in a confirmed list, waiting list and rejected list and will be duly notified.

6. When is the closing date for submitting the DSA application form?

All pupil DSA applications should be submitted to our school by 31 August 2018, Friday. 

7. How will my child be notified as to whether he/she has been successful? 

Your child will be formally notified through his/her Primary School or via post to his or her official address after 31 August 2018, Friday as to whether he/she is on the confirmed, waiting or rejected list. 

8. What is Northland Secondary School’s vision for hockey in future? 

Northland Secondary School intends to be the centre of excellence for hockey among schools in Singapore where Northlanders can move on to represent Singapore in the international hockey arena. 

9. What sets Northland Secondary School apart from other schools offering hockey as a sport? 

Our comprehensive training programme manned by a team of highly qualified coaches and teachers, and sterling achievements in national hockey competitions since 1996,  have established Northland Secondary School as a powerhouse in Hockey for both the Girls' and Boys' Divisions. 

10. What value-addedness will Northland Secondary provide my child? 

In line with the school’s vision, we leverage hockey towards enhancing the mental, social and moral development of our pupils, through imparting in them life skills so that they become successful and socially responsible individuals. In addition to the school’s hockey programme, the plethora of co-curricular enrichment programmes exposes pupils to experiences that provide them opportunities to learn new skills, tackle difficulties and challenges in the evolving economy.
 
11. How heavily involved will my child be in this CCA and what academic 
assistance will you provide my child? 

Hockey training practice occurs three times a week at the School’s Hockey turf.  The school has an academic monitoring system in place to identify pupils that require remediation and academic guidance. 

12. Will my child have to purchase his or her own hockey equipment? 

The school provides basic hockey equipment such as hockey sticks, protective gear and jersey sets. 

13. If my child does not progress up to expectation, what will the school do?

Your child will still remain in the team and will be provided opportunities to represent the school at levels your child is comfortable with.