Education and Career Guidance

St. Margaret’s Secondary School has a robust and developmental Career Guidance Programme that has been in place since 1999.

To help our students to be informed of making the right choice of continuing their education in a junior college or polytechnic as well as the various Junior College subject combinations available to them, the school organises an annual Career Fair for the graduating cohort. This is to allow them to have a vision of where they see themselves in the near future and it is useful for our graduating students who will be making their decision in the coming year.

The school also organises an annual Professional Guidance Day for the graduating classes as part of the larger Career Guidance programme which seeks to give our students more information about the professions they are interested in and provide insights on the realities of the workplace. This helps them make more informed decisions when planning their post-secondary education and the courses they want to pursue upon graduation.

As part of the school’s vision of enriching our students through learning beyond the confines of the classroom, we have in place the Work Attachment and Work Experience Programme. Our students explore their career interests through these industrial attachments and are able to make more informed choices about their subjects and post-secondary choices.


Students will:

  • Learn more about the different occupations available in the real world
  • Discover their own aptitude and talents
  • Decide on their future career options
  • Learn the value of hard work and other character-forming qualities
  • Be motivated to set goals and to work towards these goals

Target Group

The Work Attachment Programme involves our Secondary Three and Four students during the June and November / December holidays.

Processes /Activities for Work Attachment

  • Potential organizations are identified and invited to participate in this programme
  • Students are informed about job opportunities and indicate their job preferences
  • Students are matched to the organizations
  • Students are briefed about their job responsibilities
  • Teacher supervisors visit students at their places of attachment
  • Students complete a reflection journal and share their experiences with the school

Education and Career Guidance Fair 2022

The Education and Career Guidance (ECG) Fair, comprising a series of activities from now till April, provides our graduating students with the opportunity to explore education and career pathways.

Through the sharing by our partners comprising professionals from various industries and educators from institutes of higher learning, the ECG Fair allows our students to gain awareness of the skills, knowledge and attitudes that allow one to contribute and thrive in the various industries, so as to make informed decisions of the courses to apply for after the national examinations.

The content featured during the ECG Fair has been carefully curated to provide the students with good perspectives of the work involved as well as the skill sets and mindsets needed to thrive in this volatile landscape.

The ECG Fair 2022 consists of the following segments of learning.

Learning about themselves and the industries

Students learn about the industries they are keen in at their own pace using curated resources and fill in their responses in their ECG Fair journal.

FebruaryStudent Learning Space
Conversations with the Professionals and Educators (2 Sessions)

All Secondary 4 and 5 students are required to attend both sessions before completing relevant parts in their ECG journal.

More details will be provided to the students nearer the dates.

Wednesday, 9 Mar and Wednesday, 30 Mar

4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Zoom Webinar
Multiplying Learning

Students share their reflections and learn from one another during their CCE lesson.
Monday, 4 Apr CCE Lesson 

ECG Resources 

Education and Career Guidance (ECG)
Support and Early Admission Exercise (EAE)
Institute of Technical Education (ITE)
Early Admission Exercise (EAE)
My Skills Future
Students are strongly encouraged to explore the portal to access self-profiling tools and information on the courses. They are provided with a guide for password reset if they have forgotten their passwords.
Details & Videos on ITE EAE

Useful ECG Site
Useful information, including admission booklets where course details and cutoff points are listed, can be accessed below:
Support by the School for ITE EAE
Our teacher mentors will provide support to our students in their application. Students who have yet to indicate their interest can email Ms Lum Ying Lee, Asst. Year Head (Secondary 4&5) at

Students/Parents may get in touch with our ECG counsellor, Ms Ang Hui Min at or via the booking form accessible at 

Consultations will be conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays at the ECG Room in the School Library, 7.30 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Details of Post Secondary Pathways

Students will find useful information and links in the summary below:
Education Pathway N(A)
Education Pathway N(T) 
Education Pathway 'O' 

Photo Albums

ECG Fair 2021