Trinity College London Communication Skills Top Achievers for May/June 2022

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Congratulations to our top achievers for the May/June 2022 examinations. To achieve this position at J Carter Centre, students must score the highest percentage for their grade level and/or above 90%. They will receive a special trophy and their photo will be displayed on our ‘Wall of Fame’ in the center’s reception area.

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Trinity College London Communication Skills – Semester 1 Intake, 2023 – Updated as of 4/12/2022

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Sign up for our ever-popular Communications Skills programme and earn an International Certificate from Trinity College London!

We are in the process of registering new students for the January 2023 intake. Places are filling up fast. For more information about the programme and registration details, email info@jcartercentre.com or call 67372700.

These are the vacancies for New Students as of 4 December 2022:

Age 7 yrs. (Pri 1) – Initial 1

  • Wed, 3.45 pm (Places: 2)

Age 9 yrs. (Pri 3) – Grade 1

  • Wed, 5.30 pm (Places: 1)
  • Thurs, 4 pm (Places: 1)

Age 10 yrs. (Pri 4) – Grade 2

  • Wed, 4 pm (Places: 2)
  • Sat, 10 am (Places: 1)

Age 11 yrs. (Pri 5 & Pri 6) – Grade 3

  • Thurs, 5.30 pm (Places: 1)
  • Sun, 12.30 pm (Places: 3)

Age 17-18 yrs – Grade 7

  • Sun, 2.30 pm (Places: 3)

You can also fill up an enquiry form at  https://jcartercentre.com/contact/

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J Carter Centre for Public Speaking – Nov/Dec 2022 Workshops – Update

Registration is ongoing for the November/December 2022 Holiday Workshops. Here’s an update on the vacancies for the workshops. These short workshops are a great introduction to public speaking. Sign up now and have fun while learning how to speak confidently. These workshops are also a great preview of what will be coming up in 2023 at J Carter Centre -COMPETITION TRAINING!

Nov/Dec 2022 Workshops

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. At J Carter Centre, we have been preparing students for the Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) since 2017. Students participate in different categories such as verse speaking, storytelling, impromptu speaking, public speaking, and many more. Our students have been achieving wonderful results at the festival over the years and some have gone on to represent their schools in speaking and debating competitions.

Achievements at speaking competitions are also a great way to build up a child’s portfolio for the DSA-SEC selection. Although not every student wants to participate in speaking competitions, learning the skill to speak confidently in front of others is always useful and a necessary talent in today’s competitive society. These workshops have been designed into short courses where students can choose to focus on a specific area of speaking in a fun and engaging way. The skills they have gained in the workshops will also prepare them for speaking competitions.

Impromptu Speaking

Life is a series of presentations and most of these are usually unscripted. Perhaps the most challenging form of speaking is to speak spontaneously. This workshop will teach your child to use a simple technique to speak without scripts relying more on their personal experiences and knowledge in order to share information and experiences on various topics.

Age Group DatesTimeVacanciesStudent Fee
10-1129 Nov – 30 Nov10 am to 1 pmFULLWorkshop Fee: $298
*Reg:$40 (*New Students only)
11-121 Dec – 2 Dec10 am to 1 pmFULL
Updated on 27/11/2022

Public Speaking

Public Speaking is a life skill everyone should aim to master no matter their age. Speeches come in many forms but persuasive speaking is perhaps the most useful and necessary form of public speaking that we must all learn to do if we want to convince others to understand our point of view.  Students will learn to craft and deliver a persuasive speech to an intended audience. Verbal and non-verbal techniques will also be taught in this workshop.  Click on the link to watch some of our students deliver a speech: https://jcartercentre.blog/

Age Group DatesTimeVacanciesStudent Fee
1 Dec – 2 Dec10 am to 1 pmFULLWorkshop Fee: $298
*Reg:$40 (*New Students only)
86 Dec – 7 Dec10 am to 1 pmFULL
98 Dec – 9 Dec10 am to 1 pmFULL
10-1112 Dec -13 Dec10 am to 1 pmFULL
Updated on 4/12/2022
Age Group DatesTimeVacanciesStudent Fee
12-13 14 Dec -15 Dec10 am to 1 pmFULLWorkshop Fee: $328
*Reg:$40 (*New Students only)
Updated on 4/12/2022

If you have any questions, you may call 67372700 or email info@jcartercentre.com

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Post-PSLE Workshop – Public Speaking

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The Art of Speaking

Workshops are a great way for students to learn speaking skills that will help them to deliver a speech in front of an audience. At J Carter Centre, we have been preparing students to speak publicly since 2008. Our students have been achieving wonderful results in the Trinity College London Communications Skills examination over the years and some have even gone on to represent their schools and our centre in speaking competitions. Although not every student wants to compete, learning the skill to speak confidently in front of others is a life skill that is necessary for today’s competitive society. These workshops have been designed into short courses where students can choose to focus on a specific area of speaking in a fun and engaging way. The skills they will gain in the workshops will also prepare them to present better in secondary schools.

Take advantage of PSLE Marking days to learn the Art of Public Speaking. Details of the workshop are as follows:

Sch LevelDatesTimeWorkshop Fee
Primary 619-20 Oct10am – 1pmWorkshop Fee: $328

*Reg:$40 (*New Students only)

All students will receive a video of their performance after the workshop.

For Registration details, call 67372700 or email info@jcartercentre.com

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Wed-Fri: 3 pm – 7 pm, Sat & Sun: 10 am – 4 pm

Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Public Holidays

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DSA Domains/Talent Areas for Students with Trinity College London Communication Skills Qualifications

12 September 2022, 2.22 pm (Singapore Time)

10-Week DSA Preparation Course for Primary 6 students

It is that time of the year when parents whose children will be in Primary Six in 2023, start to consider whether they should attempt Direct School Admissions (DSA). If the answer is a resounding ‘Yes’ then the next question would be: “Which Schools/Talent Areas should I choose?” For this article, I will only focus on Schools/Talent Areas to which students with the Trinity College London Communication Skills Qualifications can apply.

Integrated Programme (IP) Schools

Bilingualism (For this domain, students must also be taking Higher Chinese.)

  1. Dunman High School (Secondary)
  2. Catholic High School (Secondary)
  3. Hwa Chong Institution (Secondary)
  4. CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
  5. Nanyang Girls’ High School

Debate and Theatre (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. Victoria School

Debating (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. River Valley High School (Secondary)

English Language ( For this domain, students must also have strong writing skills and an interest in English Literature.)

  1. Temasek Junior College (Secondary)
  2. Hwa Chong Institution
  3. Raffles Institution (Secondary)
  4. Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
  5. Raffles Girls’ School (Secondary)
  6. Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

Humanities (Students must also have an interest in Debate and Current Affairs)

  1. Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) (Secondary)
  2. Catholic High School (Secondary)

Specialised Independent Schools (SIS)

Theatre and/or Creative Writing (Student must have an interest in Acting and/or writing)

  1. SOTA (School of the Arts)

Express Schools (4 years)

Debate and Public Speaking

  1. Evergreen Secondary School
  2. Whitley Secondary School
  3. Yusof Ishak Secondary School
  4. CHIJ Katong Convent

Public Speaking

  1. Juying Secondary School
  2. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School
  3. Mayflower Secondary School

Debate and Theater (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs and/or Acting)

  1. CHIJ St Joseph’s Convent

Debating (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
  2. Hougang Secondary School
  3. Mayflower Secondary School
  4. Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Rd)
  5. St Gabriel’s Secondary School

Media/Journalism

  1. Bedok View Secondary School
  2. Deyi Secondary School
  3. Holy Innocents’ High School
  4. Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary School

Journalism

  1. Evergreen Secondary School

English Language (Students must also have good writing skills and an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. Pasir Ris Secondary School

English Literary – Debate and Scrabble (Students must also have an interest in Current Affairs)

  1. Maris Stella High School (Secondary)

At J Carter Centre, we have been preparing students for DSA since 2010. We offer a 10-week DSA Preparation Course for students applying to different domains. For more information, click on this link: https://jcartercentre.blog/2022/07/07/direct-school-admissions-dsa-preparation-course-for-primary-5-students-starting-soon-register-today/

Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF 2022) Results – Category: Public Speaking

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Over the weekend (23 July 2022), results for the Public Speaking Category for SPAF 2022 was announced. This is one of the most challenging category in the festival as the criteria for achieving a ‘Gold Award’ is extremely demanding. This year, 18 of our students from J Carter Centre for Public Speaking were selected to represent our centre in the festival in both Class 1 (Ages 8-10) and Class 2 (Ages 11-12) of the Public Speaking category. We are happy to say that our students achieved the following results:

  • 3 Gold Awards
  • 9 Silver Awards
  • 3 Bronze Awards
  • 3 Participation Awards

Congratulations to all the participants. We are proud of your achievements. Thank you for your hard work. We would also like to thank the parents for their support.

Gold Award – Class 1: WONG HUEI YANG BENEDICT JOHN

Gold Award – Class 2: ZHENG QIYUE JOYCE

Gold Award – Class 2: AIDEN LENNOX MCEWAN

Silver Awards – Class 1

  • DARLENE JENNA GOH JING EN
  • GOH YI TING
  • SOPHIA ISABELLA TIDSWELL
  • YEE SHYAN HUI ELIZA
  • YU XINHUI

Silver Awards – Class 2

  • JAMIE LEE (LI QIANMIN)
  • LIM QIN DA, KYEUS
  • YU XINRUI
  • JACQUELINE LIM QIAN QI

Bronze Awards – Class 1

  • ALEXA ONG YI JING
  • PATEL VED PARESH
  • TOMA NG ZUN SENG

Participation Awards – Class 1

  • FONG XU KAI, ALEXANDER
  • KAYLA TAN WEN XUAN
  • LEE XI QUAN
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Direct School Admissions (DSA) Preparation Course for Primary 5 students starting soon – Register today!

DSA Preparation Course – 10 Weeks

Direct School Admissions (DSA-SEC) – Overview

We offer a holistic DSA preparation for Primary 5 students with a focus on Integrated Programme schools (IP), Specialised Independent Schools (SIS), Express, and International schools. This course is developed to include a wide range of activities that will prepare students for the DSA selection process in the following talent areas:

  • Sports and games
  • Infocomm and Innovation
  • Debate and public speaking
  • Science, Mathematics, and Engineering (STEM, STEAM)
  • Languages and humanities
  • Leadership (for example, prefects)

This course is conducted by our founder, Jackeline Carter who has 12 years of experience coaching students successfully through the DSA-SEC selection process for IP, SIS, Express, and the 3 International schools- SJI International, ACS International, and Hwa Chong International. As an expert in communication skills, she has extensive experience training students to perform at their best during the selection trials and interviews. This course will cover the following areas and more:

  • Matching talent to schools and domains
  • Best practices for submitting online applications
  • Presentation skills
  • Impromptu speaking 
  • Group discussions
  • Problem-solving activities
  • Viewpoint essay writing
  • Creative Portfolio
  • Interview etiquette
  • Mock interviews

Jackeline Carter is the author of ‘Success Strategies for Direct School Admissions (DSA)’. One of the first books on DSA which was published in 2014, provides an easy-to-understand guide to preparing for DSA-SEC. Although this book is no longer in print, the updated version of the book will be given to students who enroll in the 10-week DSA Preparation Course.

Post-Course Materials and Support

  • Individualised feedback based on the participant’s performance during the course.
  • Guidelines and Interview list specific to school(s) and domain(s) selected by the student
  • Video recordings of student’s participation in the various activities including mock interviews
  • On-going support via email to parents and students if needed until the completion of the DSA selection process

For more information about our programmes or updates on vacancies, please email info@jcartercentre.com. You may also contact us at 67372700 during centre opening hours.

Vacancies for Semester 2: Trinity College London Communication Skills – Register Now!

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We still have a few vacancies left for Semester 2. Sign up now before registration closes. We do not take in students in the middle of the semester and the next intake will be on January 2023. For parents who have put off registering their children for communication skills/public speaking classes, don’t delay any further, especially if your goal is to improve your child’s confidence and speaking skills. It is great if your child is doing well academically however if they cannot communicate well, those academic scores are not going to help with achieving great success in the future. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now before it is too late.

我们在第二学期还有一些空缺。现在在注册结束前注册。 我们在学期中不招收学生,下一次招收时间是 2023 年 1 月。对于推迟为孩子注册沟通技巧/公共演讲课程的家长,不要再拖延了,尤其是如果您的目标是 是提高孩子的自信心和口语能力。 如果您的孩子在学业上表现良好,那就太好了,但是如果他们不能很好地沟通,那么这些学业成绩将无助于未来取得巨大成功。 那你还在等什么? 现在注册,以免为时已晚。(免责声明:由于使用了谷歌翻译,请原谅翻译中的任何错误。)

These are the vacancies as of 7 July 2022. (这些是截至 2022 年 7 月 7 日的空缺。)

Age 7 yrs. Starting from 15 July/16 July (年龄 7 岁- 从 7 月 15 日/7 月 16 日开始)

  • Initial 1: Friday, 4 pm – 5.30 pm (Vacancy 4)
  • Initial 1: Saturday, 2.30 pm – 4 pm (Vacancy 2)

Age 8 yrs (NEW CLASS!) Starting from 15 July (8 岁-(新班!)从 7 月 15 日开始)

  • Initial 2: Friday, 3.45 pm – 5.15 pm (Vacancy 4)

Age 9 yrs. Enrolment closes on 12 July (年龄 9 岁- 报名截止日期为 7 月 12 日)

  • Grade 1 Wednesday, 4 pm – 5.30 pm (Vacancy 1)

Age 12 yrs. Enrolment closes on 12 July (年龄 12 岁 – 报名截止日期为 7 月 12 日)

  • Grade 4 (Pri): Wednesday, 3.45 pm – 5.15 pm (Vacancy 3)

Age 16 – 17 yrs. Enrolment closes on 16 July (年龄 16 – 17 岁 – 报名截止日期为 7 月 16 日)

  • Grade 6: Sunday, 12.30 pm – 2 pm (Vacancy 3)

*Note: Weekday classes enjoy $100-weekday discount (*注:平日课程享受 $100 平日折扣)

For more information about the programme and registration details, email info@jcartercentre.com or call 67372700. (有关注册详情的更多信息,请发送电子邮件至 info@jcartercentre.com 或致电 67372700。)

Trinity College London Communication Skills Top Achievers for Nov/Dec 2021

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Congratulations to our top achievers for the Nov/Dec 2021 examinations. To achieve this position at J Carter Centre, students must score the highest percentage for their grade level and/or above 90%. They will receive a special trophy and their photo will be displayed on our ‘Wall of Fame’ in the center’s reception area.

J Carter Centre for Public Speaking – June 2022 Workshops

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PSLE Oral Examination Preparation 

In these workshops, we share our proven oral techniques that have helped many students ace this challenging exam. The workshop will help your child improve their ability to read expressively and converse knowledgeably. Each workshop will focus on 2 themes commonly tested during Primary 6 Prelim and PSLE. There are a total of 4 different workshops that will cover 8 themes. The workshops do not need to be taken in sequence as each workshop will cover the oral techniques required to do well in this examination. Students can choose to register for all 4 different workshops to be fully prepared for the oral examination.

The workshops will offer the following benefits to the learner: 

  • Develop opinions while expressing them in a confident and succinct manner using good phrases and proper sentence structure.
  • Learn essential reading techniques using our special PAFER(P) method to deliver a well-paced, fluent reading of a passage.

The themes covered in the workshops are as follows:

  1. Theme 1 – Values, Personal/Family
  2. Theme 2 – Community-related, National issues
  3. Theme 3 – School related, Activities

For the June school holidays, we will be offering Theme 1, 2 & 3. All workshops will be conducted Face-to-Face. The details of the workshops are listed below:

DSA-SEC(Pri 6): Interview Coaching Workshop

We offer intensive interview coaching for Primary 6 students who will be attempting DSA-SEC from July 2022. Students will be taught the skills needed to perform well during the DSA interviews. The workshops are grouped into specific domains to maximize the effectiveness of the coaching. The workshops cater to students applying to Integrated Programme (IP), Specialised independent schools (SIS), and Express secondary schools. 

At the end of the workshop, students will receive videos of the interviews carried out during the workshop. The DSA workshop will strengthen the communications skills of each student and provide them with the information and skills needed to perform confidently in front of a panel of interviewers.

The workshop will cover the following areas: 

  • Interview etiquette
  • Mock interviews
  • Guidelines and interview questions specific to domains/schools

The workshops are grouped according to the following domains:

  1. Academic domains – English, Bilingual, Mathematics, Science
  2. Sports – Individual and team sport
  3. Performing Arts – Music CCA, Music Elective (MEP), Drama/Theatre
  4. Others – Leadership, Innovation, STEM, STEAM

Lessons are taught over 2 days and each lesson is 3 hours. Students will be prepared for a maximum of two DSA choices only during one workshop run. (The two choices must be the domains offered for that workshop) 

Scenario 1

Choice 1: Mathematics/HCI

Choice 2: Science/RI

You only need to register for the Academic domains workshop.

Scenario 2

Choice 1: Bilingual/NYGH

Choice 2: Swimming/RGS

You will have to register for the Academic domains workshop and the Sport workshop if you want to be coached for both choices.

For the June school holidays, all workshops will be conducted Face-to-Face. The details of the workshops are listed below:

Art of Speaking – Overview

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. At J Carter Centre, we have been preparing students for the Singapore Performing Arts Festival (SPAF) since 2017.

Students participate in different categories such as verse speaking, storytelling, impromptu speaking, public speaking, and many more. Our students have been achieving wonderful results at the festival over the years and some have gone on to represent their schools in speaking and debating competitions.

Achievements at speaking competitions are also a great way to build up a child’s portfolio for the DSA-SEC selection. Although not every student wants to participate in speaking competitions, learning the skill to speak confidently in front of others is always useful and a necessary talent in today’s competitive society. These workshops have been designed into short courses where students can choose to focus on a specific area of speaking in a fun and engaging way. The skills they have gained in the workshops will also prepare them for speaking competitions.

For the June school holidays, all workshops will be conducted Face-to-Face. All students will receive a video of their performance after the workshop. The details of the workshops are as follows:

Storytelling

Telling a story is a great way to learn how to perform to an audience and convey a message in an entertaining manner. Everyone loves to listen to a story and it is even better to be able to tell one with gusto. This workshop will teach students to learn to use vocal variety, facial expressions, and body language to bring a story to life for an audience.

Public Speaking

This is a life skill everyone should aim to master no matter the age. Speeches come in many forms but persuasive speaking is perhaps the most useful and necessary form of public speaking that we must all learn to do if we want to convince others to understand our point of view.  Students will learn to craft and deliver a persuasive speech to an intended audience. Verbal and non-verbal techniques will also be taught in this workshop.

If you have any questions, you may call 67372700 during centre hours:

Opening Hours

Wed – Fri: 3 pm – 7 pm

Sat & Sun: 10 am-4 pm

Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and public holidays