You Won't Regret It
“As you may remember, when Celestine first joined the DSA programme at AoS, she was quite a shy and timid girl, a very ‘kuai’ girl who was good in her studies but rather underconfident.
“When she first mentioned to me last year that she was interested in theatre, I was rather surprised! Boy, was I glad that Karen McGregor had recommended me to AoS.
“Over the course of the last two years, I have watched Celestine blossom into a confident young lady under the tutelage of a team of dedicated teachers at AoS – Teacher Desmond, Teacher Eugene and of course, Teacher KP. The lessons were fun, engaging and brought out the best in my little girl. She came home with a big smile every Sunday. Slowly but surely, I saw her emerge from her chrysalis to become the beautiful butterfly that she is today.
“For anyone considering AoS, I would say ‘Please go for it, you won’t regret it, it will be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made in your life.’
“My daughter became more outspoken, more expressive and definitely more eloquent. The communication, improvisation and writing skills that she refined in her lessons at AoS put her in good stead not just for her SOTA interviews, but also for her other MOE DSA interviews.
“She managed to obtain two Confirmed Offers – SOTA Theatre and Temasek Junior College (IP programme) English – and was also recently awarded SOTA’s David Marshall Scholarship.
“in addition, I’m sure that Celestine’s PSLE A* in English is also thanks to her literary arts and communication training at AoS.
“For all the good AoS has given to Celestine, I want to thank not just the teachers, but also the entire AoS team – Fiona, Ainee and Dannee. Thank you for your dedication, your hard work and your can-do spirit. You guys rock! 😊” - Yvonne Lau
Received More than 1 DSA Offer
“Hearing from Le Yang’s form teacher that he is a confident communicator of the 21st century was such a reassuring assessment for me. Finding out that he had aced his PSLE on results day was another proud moment.
“The fact that Le Yang received more than one DSA offer took away so much stress and allowed him to focus on just doing his best. All of this was possible only with the help of Teacher KP and her fabulous team.
“Training and certifications are important, but many performing arts schools also offer the same thing. The Unique X factor here [at AoS] is the amount of public performance platforms and castings that have led to rich fruitful roles for Le Yang. These roles allowed him to build up his confidence and achieve so much over the years.
“Le Yang was able to handle the DSA interviews with ease and take the PSLE exams in his stride; he was always happy and not stressed up. Another huge plus point was that he always got full marks on the oral exams for both English and Chinese till P5, and almost full marks at P6.
“The oral exam counts for a significant percentage of the overall marks and it certainly contributed greatly to Le Yang’s A for Chinese, which is his weakest subject.
“I will always be grateful to Teacher KP and her team for endlessly sourcing opportunities for the kids to perform and bringing out the best in them so they shine like stars.” - Veronica Yeo
"Kuo Po has set up an environment where kids feel safe exploring their passion and talent, surrounded by like-minded children and guided by Trainers who care about them and understand them, nurturing them to reach beyond their capabilities." - Bridgett Yeo