Direct School Admission 2018
Direct School Admission (DSA) Application Procedure
Introduced in 2004, the Direct School Admission (DSA) scheme provides students with the opportunity to seek admission to a secondary school, based on a diverse range of specific academic and non-academic achievements and talents that they can demonstrate beyond the PSLE.
From 2018 DSA-Sec Exercise, Meridian Secondary School will offer DSA-Sec in three categories namely Student Leadership, Sports and Art.
If you are interested and would like to join us, you may seek admission through Direct School Admission (DSA). We will be admitting Secondary One students for 2019 through the MOE DSA-SEC Exercise 2018. Application opens from 7 May to 20 Jul 2018.
OVERVIEW OF MOE DSA-SEC EXERCISE 2018
The 2018 DSA-Sec Exercise will be conducted in three main stages as follows:
- Selection Stage (2 Jul 2018 to 31 Aug 2018)
During the Selection Stage, Meridian Secondary School (MSS) will identify, select and categorise students who have applied, and inform them of the results i.e. Confirmed Offer, placed on Waiting List or Rejected.
MSS offers three academic courses of study: Express, Normal (Academic) and Normal (Technical). A student given a Confirmed Offer is guaranteed a place in MSS provided the student is eligible for (based on the PSLE aggregate of the student, and passing certain subjects) the course offered in MSS.
- Exercise School Preference Stage (29 Oct 2018, 9 am – 2 Nov 2018, 3 pm)
During the Exercise School Preference Stage, candidates who receive at least one DSA-Sec offer may indicate their school preferences, up to a maximum of three choices. They can do so online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or physically at their primary schools. DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed.
- Results Release Stage (22 Nov to 26 Nov 2018; tentative)
The results of the DSA-Sec Exercise will be released to students. DSA-Sec candidates studying in MOE schools will receive their DSA-Sec results together with their PSLE results through their primary schools. Non-mainstream candidates can collect their DSA-Sec results from MOE Customer Service Centre.
Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.
Please note that students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual S1 Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools, and are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme. They will also NOT be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
|DSA Category||Talent Area||Criteria||Selection process|
|DSA / Student Leadership||Student Leadership||
|DSA / Sports||
(B) – Boys
(G) – Girls
|DSA / Art||Art||
Ms Ong Yin Yin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Portfolio will be returned at the end of August.· Selection interview for shortlisted applicants.
|7 May 2018 to
20 Jul 2018
Submission of Applications
Interested applicants should submit their application form online.
You may access the application form through Submission of Applications. The form may take some time to fill up. It is suggested that a hard copy is printed for reference to facilitate the completion and submission of the online application form.
Online applications should be submitted no later than 20 Jul 2018.
|20 Jul 2018||Application deadline.|
|31 Jul to 3 Aug 2018||Only shortlisted applicants will be informed through email or phone call, to attend an interview session. Applicants will be informed of the timing later. Refer to Important Notes for the list of documents to be brought for the interview.|
|13, 14 or 15 Aug 2018||School-based selection interview for short-listed applicants.
All applicants are to report in their primary school uniform. Do note that parents will not be allowed into the interview room.
|By 31 Aug 2018||All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.|
|EXERCISE SCHOOL PREFERENCE STAGE|
|29 October 2018||DSA candidates receive School Preference Form
(a) Those studying in MOE schools will receive the School Preference Form via their Primary School
(b) For those not studying in MOE schools, the Form is to be collected from the MOE Customer Service Centre
|29 Oct 2018, 9 am to
2 Nov 2018, 3 pm
|Submission of School Preference
DSA candidates indicate their school preferences online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or physically at their primary schools.
|RESULTS RELEASE STAGE|
|Late Nov 2018 (tentative)||Release of DSA-Sec results.|
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Click HERE for the DSA Online Application Form.
- Shortlisted applicants will have to bring the following supporting documents listed below (where applicable) for the selection interview.
- A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or passport.
- Passport-sized photo of the applicant.
- Photocopies of documents showing Conduct Grade for Primary 5 End-of-year and Primary 6 Mid-year or any other equivalent records.
- Records of Leadership, Sports or Art Experiences in Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Values in Action (VIA) Programmes, Committees and other relevant programmes.
- Awards and Certificates for leadership, sports or art-related activities.
- Any recommendations or references (e.g. student testimonial).
- For International Students / Students not studying in MOE schools
International students or students not studying in MOE schools, including Singapore Citizens (SC) and permanent residents (PR) will require a letter issued by MOE HQ before they can proceed with the DSA application. The letter will contain a unique Registration Number, which will help identify the candidate in the system. The letter may be obtained from MOE HQ Customer Service Centre, located at 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Podium Block of MOE Building, Singapore 138675. Applications from international students without Dependant’s Pass (DP), Immigration Exemption Order (IEO) and whose parents are not SC/PR, are required to pass the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they are considered for DSA-Sec allocation. For more information on AEIS, please click here.
3. The deadline for submission of DSA Application Forms to MSS is 20 Jul 2018. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
DSA OPEN HOUSE
We would like to invite you to our school’s Direct School Admission (DSA) Open House to share with you our distinctive programmes and to encourage you to join our school to continue your learning and development. This year, we are opening up places for students who are keen to nurture their talent in leadership, sports and art.
The Open House will be a great opportunity for you to interact with our students, learn about our key programmes and observe Meridians in action during a co-curricular (CCA) day.
|Date:||24 May 2018 Thursday|
|Time:||3.30 to 5.30 pm|
|Venue:||Meridian Secondary School
31, Pasir Ris Street 51, Singapore 518901
|3.30 to 4 pm||· Principal’s Address
· Briefing on DSA Process
|4 to 4.15 pm||ALP and LLP Presentation by Student Leaders
|4.15 to 5.30 pm||Breakout Session
· Sports Exposure (badminton, basketball, floorball, football and netball)
· ArTease (doodling on ipads and paper sculpture)
· Sports facilities
· EAP room
If developing your talent in leadership, sports or art is something you value, come by and see if Meridian Secondary School can match your interests. Do come in your PE attire if you wish to participate in the sports activities.
Sign up here if you wish to come for the open house: https://goo.gl/forms/7yyVAh7NAYRbHfoA2
FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES
For further enquiries, you may contact
Mr Muhammed Khairil
Subject Head/Student Leadership
Contact number: 6583 1387 ext 308
Email address: email@example.com
Ms Ong Yin Yin
Contact number: 6583 1387 ext 290
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Quaide Millath
Contact number: 6583 1387 ext 303
Email address: email@example.com
MORE INFORMATION ON DSA
More information regarding the DSA can be found on the MOE website: https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/dsa-sec/