FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSACADEMIC
1. Must my son take Chinese Language at Maris Stella High School?
A student who wishes to pursue his education in a SAP school, including Maris Stella High School, must take Chinese or Higher Chinese as his Mother Tongue language.
2. Must my son take Higher Chinese while in the school?
At Secondary 1, a student is offered Higher Chinese. While the school offers the option to do so, it is not compulsory and a student may indicate his preference of offering either Higher Chinese or Chinese.
3. Does the school offer Normal (Academic) or Normal (Technical) courses of study?
No, the school offers only the Express course of study.
4. What was the 2020 PSLE cut-off point for admission into Maris Stella?
5. Are only 20% of the school’s places available for non-affiliated students?
Since 2019, MOE has reserved 20% of all places in secondary schools with affiliated primary schools for non-affiliated students. This means that at least 20% of the places are made available to non-affiliated students. Currently, more than half of the cohort is made up of non-affiliated students.
6. I wish to appeal to transfer my son/ward into Secondary 1. How do I do so?
Based on MOE policy, only students who meet the cut-off point during the posting year may be considered by the school for appeal to transfer into the school.
For further queries, please contact the secondary office at 6280 3880 (office hours) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. Does my son/ward need a laptop when he joins the school?
By 2021, all Secondary 1 students will own a school-prescribed personal learning device under the new national digital literacy programme.
8. Must my son be a Catholic to join the school?
Students of all faiths are welcome to join Maris Stella High School. For Catholic students, there are Spiritual Formation programmes. Non-Catholic students are not required but are welcome to attend these programmes.
9. What is the school experience like for a non-Catholic student?
As a Catholic school, we inculcate universal values of love, integrity, and humility as well as respecting the dignity of others. A student will have the opportunity to deepen his understanding of these values and Catholic traditions through certain seasonal activities, such as assembly programmes held during the season of Lent (leading up to Easter).
Additional Catholic programmes such as camps and masses are organised for the spiritual development of Catholic students; non-Catholics are welcome to attend these optional activities.
10. What are the signature programmes offered at Maris Stella?
The signature programmes offered at Maris Stella include:
11. What are the types of CCA offered at Maris Stella?
We currently offer CCAs in Uniformed Groups, Performing Arts, Sports, and Clubs.
For more information on CCAs, please check this section.
12. What are the school hours like in Maris Stella?
School starts at 7.30 a.m. and ends every day at 1.45 p.m. for lower secondary students. For upper secondary students, school ends at 3.15 p.m. on Thursdays. On some afternoons, students may attend enrichment or supplementary programmes.
13. What are the public transport services available to reach Maris Stella?
The nearest MRT station to Maris Stella is Bartley MRT Station, which is located on the Circle Line.
The bus services available are 93, 100, 129 and 158.
14. What are the schools affiliated with Maris Stella?
Our school is affiliated with Maris Stella High School (Primary) and Catholic Junior College. Students who apply to Catholic Junior College have 2 affiliation bonus points.