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Secondary 4 & 5 Level Programmes


Secondary 4 & 5 are crucial years for Admirals as they prepare for the national examinations and the next phase of tertiary education. With strong guidance, constant motivation and equipped with essential skills, graduating Admirals are ready to actualise their aspirations. Our programmes which span across the cognitive, aesthetic, moral, physical and social domains, will develop Admirals into confident, concerned, self-directed and contributing individuals.


As part of ADSS Co-Curriculum, the Secondary 4 & 5 programmes aim to provide

  • Age-appropriate exposure and development to Secondary 4 & 5 students in the CLAMPS (Cognitive, Leadership, Aesthetics, Moral, Physical and Social) domains and

  • Experiential opportunities for Secondary 4 & 5 students to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for the 21st century.   

Dream Actualisation Retreat Programme (DARe Programme)

The DARe Programme supports Secondary 4 & 5 Admirals in preparation for their national examinations. It guides them to discover their aspirations; and navigate the diverse education and industry landscape.

As one of the final cohort programmes in their years at ADSS, we hope that the DARe programme will leave fond memories of the school. The DARe Programme comprises:

  • Motivation and Revision Skills Workshop

  • Career exploration through sharing by Professionals and booths by Institutes of Higher Learning

  • Archery and Target Setting

  • Early Admissions Exercise (EAE) Workshop

  • Class-initiated Learning Journey

Students from 4N1 crafting their personal motto during the motivation and revision skills workshop.

sec-4-and-5-prog002.jpgDuring the sharing by professionals, Ms Magdeleine Chew related her experience as a Front of House Manager at St Regis Singapore.

sec-4-and-5-prog003.jpgAdmirals were engrossed by Ms Vivian Lee’s sharing on her experience as a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines.

sec-4-and-5-prog004.jpgUpper Secondary students browsing the booths set up by the polytechnics and ITE to find out more about the courses offered.

sec-4-and-5-prog005.jpgBautisa Jose and Deng Shupei (4E3) doing their research, and working on their personal statements during the EAE workshop.

sec-4-and-5-prog006.jpgOwen Lek and Nadhrah (4N2) cleaning up the beach at Punggol Waterfront during their Class-Initiated Learning Journey. Through the activity, they understood how individuals’ actions can impact our environment.