- For 2022 Level 1 cohort, the AL COP for SP track is 9 with Merit for HCL (9M) ; the COP for the IP track is 8 with Merit for HCL (8M).
What are the school fees?
As CHS is a government-aided school, regardless of the track admitted to, a Singaporean citizen pays $28 per month, including miscellaneous and other fees.
Permanent Residents, International Students (ASEAN) and other International Students pay $523, $933 and $1793 per month respectively, including the miscellaneous fees.
For most updated information on school fees, please refer to MOE website: https://www.moe.gov.sg/financial-matters
What is the start-time for regular school days?
Morning Assembly starts at 8:00am on regular school days.
What is the cohort intake?In general, each cohort will have about 150 Integrated Programme (IP) and 150 Singapore - Cambridge Secondary Education Certificate Examinations Programme (SP) students, making up a total of around 300 students per cohort. CHS accepts students from a broad range of schools for both SP and IP, with students coming from more than 80 different primary schools
Do I / does my son need to attend religious programmes?
As a government-aided SAP and also mission school (under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore), our school emphasises universal values such as love, compassion, integrity and humility in our curriculum and programmes.
There are spirituality development programmes for Catholic students. These include Religious and Moral Education sessions, Young Christian Student Movement sessions, fortnightly masses, holy days of obligation masses, penitential services, Easter celebration, retreat, etc.
Non-Catholic students are not required but are welcome to attend these Catholic programmes.
Parents are welcome to attend the masses and join the CHS Prayer Parents and Catholic Parents Support Group.
How do I know which track (IP or SP) is more suitable for me?The IP track caters to students who will forgo SEC examination and thus have more time to explore interconnections in the curriculum content and concepts through projects and various independent-learning activities. The IP curriculum is designed to dovetail into the A-Level curriculum of Eunoia Junior College, not just for core academic subjects but also for talent development such as the MOE Special Programmes. No less rigorous, the SP track follows a more structured curriculum** which specifically prepares the students for the Singapore-Cambridge Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) examinations at Secondary 4. With the SEC qualification, the students have access to diverse offerings in the post-secondary education landscape. In both tracks, rich and diverse student development and enrichment opportunities offered by CHS will complete our students‚Äô education experience, e.g. Passion Pursuit (Elective) modules are offered to both IP and SP students. The more significant differentiation is that IP students have more time than SP students for learning new skills and knowledge or participating in applied learning, e.g. in the middle of each year, Year 4 students embark on work attachment while Sec 4 students complete coverage of the curriculum and start preparations for the SEC examinations.
Are students in SP and IP given the same opportunities, e.g. for talent development, participation in Olympiad etc.?
Our school-based programmes, e.g. Passion Pursuit (Elective), are generally offered to both IP and SP students. There is no segregation or exclusion for CCAs, character development and leadership development programmes. Some components of our IP curriculum are offered in the SP as well, e.g. World Readiness Reading Programme.
Our talent development programmes (e.g. CŒ©ERGY) and Music Elective Programme are offered to both IP and SP students who meet the criteria. For example, Maths and Science Olympiads are open to both IP and SP students: criteria is based on students‚Äô aptitude and interest for the talent area. Students in our talent development programmes will be involved in the relevant Olympiad.
IP students are offered additional programmes such as the Passion Pursuit (Independent), World Readiness Programme (WRP) and Bicultural Studies Programme (BSP) because of the differences in the objectives and curriculum design of SP and IP. With overall less allocated curriculum time due to the SEC examinations, SP students do not offer these programmes.
You can learn more about the similarities and differences of our IP and SP at: Overview of the dual track
Can a student transfer from the SP to the IP track?Secondary 2 students in our SP track may apply to the IP at the end of Sec 2 and join IP Year 3 if he meets the school-based criteria. Students who transfer track will retain their CCA. Change of track for DSA student is subject to his performance and availability of places.
What is the promotion criteria for IP, including Higher Chinese, for Year 1 to 4 within CHS?IP students are expected to obtain the following to promote from Year 1 to 4 within CHS: (1) Overall minimum average of 60%, (2) minimum of 50% for both English and Higher Chinese, and (3) meeting requirements for World Readiness Programme and Passion Pursuit.
I am / my son is exempted from CL/HCL in Primary school. Can I / he apply to CHS?No. As with other SAP schools, we do not take in students who offer Mother Tongue Languages other than Chinese/ Higher Chinese. Students exempted from offering CL/ HCL for PSLE in Primary School cannot apply to SAP schools, including Catholic High.