COVID-19 fatigue – we are all experiencing it but how did this pandemic affect the way DSA-SEC selection process was carried out in 2020 and 2021.
Greetings from J Carter Centre. First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your interest in our programmes.
Congratulations to our student Devin Ding for achieving a Gold Award for Creative Writing at this year’s SPAF 2021. All of us at J Carter Centre is so proud of your achievement.
We are happy to introduce another Gold Award Achiever for the category of Verse Speaking at the recent SPAF 2021. Congratulations to Joyce Zheng for her outstanding achievement.
Another Gold award achiever for SPAF 2021! Congratulations Jamie for a wonderful achievement in Verse Speaking. We are all so proud of you at J Carter Centre for Public Speaking.
Congratulations to Ella Loo for achieving Double Gold at SPAF 2021. Watch her performance below. Well done Ella, we are so proud of your achievement!
Congratulations to all of our top achievers for the 2020 examinations!
Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work. Extra ‘shout out’ to those students who achieved Distinctions in their exams.
Holiday workshops are a great way for students to learn new skills in the area of performing in front of an audience or to excel in speaking festivals and competitions.
Introducing our student Gloria Leong. At SPAF 2020 Gloria recited a poem titled ‘Shadow Collector’. She performed very well and was given a Gold Award. This is the second year Gloria has participated in SPAF. Last year, she achieved Gold Awards in Verse Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Storytelling. Congratulations Gloria, we are so proud of you.
The Gold Awards keep coming! Here is another Gold Award achiever for Verse Speaking. He is Ved Patel and he is in a rush to recite his poem, ‘Rushing’. Ved participated in SPAF 2020 for the very first time and achieved wonderful results. We are all so proud of him!
Atharv Joshi – GOLD STAR AWARD for Verse Speaking at SPAF 2020. Atharv is one of our most amazing speakers. Whether he is reciting a poem or telling a story, he is able to bring his words to life while entertaining his audience.
We are so proud to introduce another Gold Award achiever in verse speaking at SPAF 2020 from J Carter Centre. He is Yum Zhi Hong. Listen to his poem titled ‘Who’s afraid?’ and be ‘Wow’ by cuteness! We are so proud of you Zhi Hong!
We are so excited to share with you another Gold Award achiever at SPAF 2020 for public speaking from J Carter Centre. Congratulations to Zheng Qi Yue Joyce. Listen to her speech about TEACHING GRANDPARENTS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA. Well done Joyce we are very proud of you!
We are so excited to share the achievements of our student Kate Chua Le En who achieved a Gold Award for Public Speaking at SPAF 2020. Listen to her talk about teaching her grandparents to use social media.
We are extremely excited to announce that our student Allison Rae Yeoh has achieved a Gold Star Award at SPAF 2020. This is an amazing achievement as she was the only Gold Star recipient for her age category this year. We are so proud of her and we would like you to read her entertaining story about a boy wizard. The title of her story is ‘Dream’.
Congratulations to Emma Quek for achieving a double Gold at SPAF 2020. Emma has come a long way from a very shy child to a confident young lady. From someone who refuses to speak in front of an audience to one who is entertaining with an ability to ‘Wow’ her audience.
We are so excited to share the achievements of our student Emanuel Quek who achieved Triple Gold at SPAF 2020 in the categories of Verse Speaking, Storytelling, and Public Speaking.
Congratulations to our student Prinaka Lala for achieving a Gold Award for storytelling at SPAF 2020. We are so proud of her. Listen to her spectacular story – ‘How the leopard got its spots’. Prinaka is a very entertaining storyteller and we know you will enjoy listening to her story.
We are excited to announce that Sarah Ting has achieved a Gold Award for Public Speaking at SPAF 2020. We are very proud of her as Sarah is someone who is rather shy and has to put in extra effort to speak confidently in front of an audience. Thank you Sarah for your hard work. Your teachers at J Carter Centre are very impressed with your achievement. Listen to Sarah’s speech about ‘Learning to Cook’.
Congratulations to Thomas Ting for achieving two Gold Awards at SPAF 2020. We are very proud of his achievements. We would like you to listen to his wonderful speech about teaching his grandparents to use social media and his poem ‘Rushing’.
We are extremely elated to announce that our student Leem Jia En has achieved a GOLD Award for Creative Writing at SPAF 2020. This is a great achievement on her part and we are very proud of her. We would like to share her story with all of you. It is titled ‘A Hunted Library’.
Is your Teen having difficulty with presentations in Secondary school or High school? Since 2009 J Carter Centre has been preparing Teens to ace their presentations in school and to impart skills that help them to do well in their IB and A’Levels project work.
J Carter Centre for Public Speaking will be sponsoring cash awards for Singapore Performing Arts (SPAF 2020). Due to the COVID-19 situation, the organisers have decided to go online this year.
In view of the change in the DORSCON level from Yellow to Orange, J Carter Centre has further enhanced current provisions to protect students and staff at our centre.
In today’s competitive world, only one enrichment programme will provide the transferable skills that can have a positive impact in education and the future workplace – Trinity College London Communication Skills.
We are so happy to announce that our students achieved excellent results in the Communication Skills examination at the end of last year. Congratulations to all our students and special mention goes to our teachers for working so hard preparing our students for this International examination.
In a blink of an eye and 2019 is coming to an end. This year was eventful and J Carter Centre crossed several milestones making it a busy year for us. Let’s look back at the major events that happened this year.
“You are all winners because you had the courage to perform in front of an audience!”
It’s time to register for SPAF 2019! Our students performed so well last year that we have decided to sponsor the festival again. This time we will be offering CASH AWARDS in 15 categories ranging from 6 years to 16 years. The Star Gold performer in our sponsored categories will receive $100 cash.
We have been preparing students for Trinity Communication Skills exams since 2009 and we are regarded as one of the early pioneers to offer the communications skills syllabus to children and teens.
Everything you wanted to know about DSA but didn’t know what to ask.
Our Top Scorers for May 2018 Trinity Communication Skills Exams
Highlights of 2018! It is that time of the year when we sit back and reflect on what we have accomplished, the lessons we have learned and the mistakes we have made.
After months of preparation, students from J Carter Centre for Public Speaking were finally able to showcase their speaking and performing abilites at Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) 2018. A total of 52 students ranging from ages 7 years to 16 years represented our centre at the festival.
Let your child learn a valuable new skill this June holidays. Sign up for our signature workshop – PUBLIC SPEAKING…
Due to overwhelming response to Semester 2 starting in July 2018, we have decided to add more classes for the next semester.
J Carter Centre for Public Speaking will be sponsoring SPAF 2018. A total of $900 in cash vouchers will be given out to the best performers.
Congratulations to the High Achievers of J Carter Centre for Public Speaking.
On 3rd and 4th March, 2018 – students from J Carter Centre joined over two hundred of their peers from International schools in Singapore and overseas at Primary Model United Nations.
In our 9 years of teaching over 1000 students from different schools, we realised that only ONE thing separates an inspiring speaker from an average one when it comes to communication.
You are attending a DSA talk by a popular secondary school. They are talking about the revised domains that the school will be offering from 2017. There are the usual domains such as Sports, Aesthetics, Bi-lingual and S.T.E.M. Wait . . . what in the world is S.T.E.M? How will my child be able to qualify for this domain when she is only 12 years old!
I will be introducing a Talent Development Communications Programme that will help students who will be attempting the DSA route in 2020 and 2021.
Do your children have difficulty reading fluently or hold a conversation on general knowledge subjects?
The Singapore Performing Arts Festival 2017 is now open for registration. This year J Carter Centre for Public Speaking will be sponsoring two of the Categories – Public Speaking and Impromptu Speaking. The organizers has decided to offer a $50 cash award to the top 3 overall best speakers for these two categories.
Congratulations to our student Themis Lai for scoring 100 marks in the Trinity College Graded Examinations in Communication Skills – Grade 3.
Every year, thousands of students sit for the GAT or HAST test in order to gain entry to IP schools. This is usually the first phase of the DSA selection process and if your child is unable to test well for this segment, he/she will not move on to the next phase of the process.
We will have 3 Runs during the June school Holidays and 15 topics will be covered over 3 days. Last year, one of our topics appeared in the PSLE oral exams which pleased the students who attended the workshop.
Once again, our centre has achieved amazing results in the LAMDA Examinations. We had 100% passes with a Distinction rate of 93%.
2016 saw many changes to the DSA selection process and it was certainly a trial run to test out upcoming changes to the DSA system in 2017. Competition for IP schools was the toughest since its inception in 2004 due to increase applications. At the end of the 2016 selection process, there were many surprise outcomes as well as disappointments among the parents and students who undertook this route.