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Direct School Admission 2017

Holy Innocents’ High School

Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec) 2017

The Direct School Admission - Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise was introduced by the Ministry Of Education (MOE) to promote holistic education and provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school.

In 2017, Holy Innocents’ High School is offering DSA in the following areas:

  1. Journalism & Broadcasting

  2. Basketball

  3. Modern Dance

  4. Weiqi

We would like to invite talented Primary Six students who demonstrate passion in these areas to apply for admission.

Application Form

Application is now closed. Thank you.

Journalism & Broadcasting

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The HIHS Journalism & Broadcasting Programme is an established and recognised Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in Singapore. The programme aims to develop critical thinkers and confident communicators through a broad-based school wide curriculum and a rigorous and rewarding CCA for selected students.

With the programme fully integrated with our languages curriculums, all lower secondary students undergo media training (with focus in Journalism and Broadcasting) in their English and Mother Tongue Languages lessons.

Students who demonstrate aptitude and strong interest in writing and public speaking can join the CCA - Journalism & Broadcasting Society (JBS) and be given specialised training and opportunities to take represent the school in various national competitions.

The school has two broadcasting rooms to facilitate the media training of our students. Students also go on learning journeys at media organisations such as Mediacorp. The school also partners Mediacorp, SPH, MOE CPDD and various primary schools to provide a holistic range of experience and opportunities for the students.

Prospective students who are successful in their DSA-Sec application and are admitted to HIHS in 2018 are required to join JBS as their CCA for 4 or 5 years.

Latest Achievement:

SYF 2017 Celebrations Student Emcees Auditions - Selected Student Emcee Sherilynn Tan Ying Qi 2 Integrity

Best Editing Award in Vox! New Media Competition 2016

First Prize (Upper Secondary Category) in National Editorial Competition 2016

Best Video Award in Vox! New Media Competition 2015

Third Prize in Radio Drama Script Writing Competition 2015

Read press coverage of the HIHS Journalism & Broadcasting Programme:

Schoolbag: Nurturing Confident Communicators

TODAY: School niche programmes help students hone creativity

Catholic News: Holy Innocents’ pupils put broadcast skills in practice

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

  • Higher Chinese Language: Merit or better; OR

  • Chinese Language: A; OR

  • English Language: A

Applicants should submit a portfolio comprising of achievements in journalism and broadcasting related performances, competitions and publications.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an audition, in which they will assessed on their writing, speaking skills and ability to work in teams.


IMG-20150408-WA0013.jpg The HIHS Basketball is a force to be reckoned with in the South Zone.  Both the B’ Division and C’ Division teams undergo rigorous training and they have been emerging in zonal top positions in recent years.

Latest Achievement:


B Division - Zonal Top 6

C Division - Zonal Top 4

At the heart of the Basketball programme is Character Development. Through the training, debrief sessions, the basketball players learn about the importance of tenacity and sportsmanship. The strong relationship between the students, coaches and teachers have spurred these young gentleman to apply their learning in other aspects of their lives (e.g. academic).

The Indoor Sports Hall has recently been completed and this will facilitate better training for our boys.

Prospective students who are successful in their DSA-Sec application (Basketball)  and are admitted to HIHS in 2017 are required to join H.I. Basketball as their CCA for 4 or 5 years.

Read press coverage of the HIHS Basketball Team:

Holy Innocents’ roll over Raffles to set up showdown with Guangyang for semis berth

Holy Innocents’ take out Henderson 48-23

Holy Innocents’ edge out Kuo Chuan by 1 point


Modern Dance


The HIHS Modern Dance family is in a class of its own. The versatile girls and boys receive training in various genres of dance, such as contemporary, hip-hop and street dance. The success of the CCA lies not only in the excellent results it produces at competitions. Many of the students who have discovered their passion in dance at the CCA continued to pursue dancing after they graduate.

With the strong partnership between the school and coaches, the students develop not only in dance techniques, but also in their character as well. Students learn to lead, to care and to empathise as they train and plan for events such as concerts. For two years, the Modern Dance group performed to a full-house hall in their concert series, Within Us.

Latest Achievement:


SYF Arts Presentation: Certificate of Accomplishment

Prospective students who are successful in their DSA-Sec application (Modern Dance) and are admitted to HIHS in 2018 are required to join HI Modern Dance as their CCA for 4 or 5 years.

Watch video clips of HIHS Modern Dance:

Concert: Within Us trailer

Super 24 Dance Competition

Teachers’ Day Celebration



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Through competition exposure, society engagement and international exchange, the Wei Qi club nurtures the holistic development of its members.

Founded in 2015, the Wei Qi club has been an active in the Singapore Weiqi scene. All members in the club are exposed to a number of Wei Qi competitions each year. While the club has earned accolades at the various competitions, the club’s larger objectives is to cultivate humility and patience, and to promote concentration, logical and systematic thinking skills. The club is also part of the G.I.V.E programme organised by Ministry of Education and has hosted two batches of students from China where members had the opportunity to interact and learn from each other. The Weiqi club also organises Value In Action Programme for members to provide opportunities to engage in educational community service.

Latest Achievement:

Third Prize for Secondary 1 & 2 Category in National Youth Weiqi Championships 2017

2nd Prize for Junior Secondary Category in 1st KDF Charity Weiqi Competition 2017

2nd Prize for Senior Secondary Category in 1st KDF Charity Weiqi Competition 2017

Bronze Award for Primary Six and Lower Sec Category in National Primary School Weiqi Team Meet 2016

Bronze Award Team Award in Qiuping Cup Tournament 2016

Prospective students who are successful in their DSA-Sec application (Weiqi) and are admitted to HIHS in 2018 are required to join the Wei Qi club as their CCA for 4 or 5 years.