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 are encouraging you to register your child to participate in this festival on July 27 & 28. The sponsored categories are:
Public Speaking Solo – Ages 8 to 16 years
Storytelling Solo – Ages 6 to 12 years
Creative Writing – Ages 6 to 12 years
Verse Speaking – Ages 6 to 11 years
Impromptu Speaking – Ages 8 to 16 years
During the festival, students must stand on the performance space to speak in front of an audience. The adjudicator will be present to assess each participant. A certificate (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and a written report will be given to every participant.
This is a great opportunity for your child to use their speaking skills and to elevate their self-confidence and to build up their portfolio of achievements for Direct School Admissions (DSA). With the new online registration portal, students are allowed to submit up to 10 non-school based awards/activities related to the selected talent area. SPAF certificates qualifies for Public Speaking, Drama, Language Arts and Creative Writing talent areas. Parents will also have an opportunity to watch their children perform by purchasing Observers Passes.
Trinity College London is a leading international exam board and independent education charity that has been providing assessments around the world since 1877. They specialise in the assessment of communicative and performance skills covering music, drama, combined arts and English Language. With over 850,000 candidates a year in more than 60 countries worldwide, Trinity qualifications are specially designed to help students progress. At the heart of Trinity’s work is the belief that effective communication and performance skills are life enhancing, know no boundaries and should be within reach of everyone.
ABOUT J CARTER CENTRE
J Carter Centre started in 2006 as a training consultancy specialising in communication skills and customer service training for front-line employees in different industries. In 2008 we started focusing on communication skills training for children and teens using techniques formally taught only in adult training. We soon gain recognition among parents as a leader in teaching communication skills to children and teens. Thus we made the decision to move away from adult training and to focus solely on educating students from K2 to JC/Polytechnic levels. In 2009, in order to elevated the credibility of our programmes, we decided to prepare our students for the Communication Skills Exams offered by Trinity College London. This is to ensure that our students not only learn the skill of speaking but also has an Internationally recognised Certificate from a renown examination board. Since then we have expanded our programmes to include Oral Exam Prep for P5/P6, The Art of Speaking and DSA Prep. To expand the learning horizon of our students, we have participated in events such as PY-MUNOFS and Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF). More exciting events relating to communication skills will be introduced yearly in order to provide opportunities for our students to become inspiring and confident speakers.
OBJECTIVE OF THE TRINITY QUALIFICATIONS
Trinity’s graded exams in Communication Skills are designed to support candidates to develop a range of transferable 21st Century communication skills that can have a positive impact in both education and the workplace. The exams assess the following skills through a range of contexts:
Verbal and non-verbal Communication skills
Conversation and discussion skills
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Research and reflection skills
Persuasion and negotiation skills
Planning and preparation skills
Skills in using equipment and materials to aid communication
By working towards these exams, a range of other skills are developed that are highly valued by employers but are not assessed directly: self-motivation, ability to learn and adjust, working to deadlines and under pressure, teamwork, organisational skills, numeracy and IT skills.
LEVELS OF QUALIFICATION
Classes are group into four levels:
Entry – Initial 1 & 2
Level 1 – Grade 1, 2, 3
Level 2 – Grade 4, 5
Level 3 – Grade 6, 7, 8
WHY CHOOSE J CARTER CENTRE TO PREPARE FOR TRINITY QUALIFICATIONS
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. We believe strongly in focusing on a niche area. Although Trinity College London offers many different exams, we decided early on to only focus on one – Communication Skills. As such we prepare a large number of students for the communication skills exam every year. We offer exams in June and November each year. To date, we have coached over 2000 students. Since 2011, our students have been invited to the Trinity College London Award Ceremony as an award recipient for achieving outstanding results in the Graded exams. This is truly a testament to the effectiveness of our programme.
VACANCIES AVAILABLE FOR SEMESTER 2, STARTING JULY 2019
Initial 1: (Primary 1) Sat 12:30~14:00 (FULL) Sun 12:30~14:00 (5 pax)
Initial 2: (Primary 2) Fri 16:00~17:30 (4 pax) Sat 14:30~16:00 (FULL) Sun 12:30~14:00 (2 pax)
Grade 1: (Primary 3) Thurs 17:30~19:00 (5 pax) Fri 17:30~19:00 (4 pax) Sat 10:00~11:30 (3 pax) Sun 14:30~16:00 (FULL)
Grade 2: (Primary 4) Tues 17:30~19:00 ( 6 pax) Fri 17:30~19:00 (FULL) Sat 10:00~11:30 (FULL) Sun 10:00~11:30 (FULL)
Grade 3: (Primary 5/6) Tues 15:45~17:15 (5 pax) Sat 10:00~11:30 (2 pax) Sat 12:30~14:00 (FULL) Sun 10:00~11:30 (FULL)