Direct School Admission (DSA)
Direct School Admission (DSA) Application Procedure
Meridian Secondary aims to strengthen the development of character and values of all Meridians under a structured and differentiated leadership programme called Learning for Life Programme (LLP) – Community & Youth Leadership. For more information, please click here.
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 2018 through the MOE DSA-SEC Exercise 2017. Application opens from 8 May to 28 Jul 2017.
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The 2017 DSA-Sec Exercise will be conducted in four main stages as follows:
- Application Stage (8 May 2017 to 28 July 2017)
During the Application Stage, students who are interested to join Meridian Secondary School (MSS) through Direct School Admission (DSA) may submit their application from 8 May to 28 Jul 2017.
- Selection Stage (3 Jul 2017 to 31 Aug 2017)
During the Selection Stage, 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 (30 Oct 2017, 9 am – 3 Nov 2017, 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 (Late Nov 2017; 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 successful DSA-Sec candidates will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual Secondary One Posting Exercise to opt for secondary schools. They are expected to honour the commitment to the allocated DSA-Sec school for the entire duration of the programme. They are also NOT allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.
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- Obtained a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (Overall) and Primary 6 (Mid-year).
- Holds a leadership position or role in the primary school, for example, Class Monitor, Football Captain, Band Major and Science representative for the class.
- Pass a selection interview.
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|8 May 2017 to
28 Jul 2017
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 28 Jul 2017.
|28 Jul 2017||Application deadline.|
|1 to 4 Aug 2017||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.|
|15, 16 or 17 Aug 2017||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 2017||All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.|
|EXERCISE SCHOOL PREFERENCE STAGE|
|30 October 2017||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
|30 Oct 2017, 9 am to
3 Nov 2017, 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 2017 (tentative)||Release of DSA-Sec results.|
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- 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 Experiences in Co-curricular Activities (CCA), Values in Action (VIA) Programmes, Committees and other relevant programmes.
- Awards and Certificates for leadership-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. International Students are to take part in the Admission Exercise for International Students (AEIS) if they wish to be admitted to mainstream public schools. For more information on AEIS, please click here.
- The deadline for submission of DSA Application Forms to MSS is 28 Jul 2017. Late submissions will NOT be accepted.
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Meridian Secondary School will be conducting a DSA Open House on 18 May 2017 to highlight our key Learning for Life Programme, Community and Youth Leadership. The Open House will be the perfect opportunity to listen to our student leaders, familiarise yourselves with our key programmes and opportunities as well as to observe our leaders in action as they carry out their CCA duties.
The programme for the DSA Open House is as below:
|3.00 – 3.15 pm||Principal’s Address||AVA|
|3.15 – 3.45 pm||Presentation by Student Leaders
Briefing on DSA Process
|3.45 – 4.00 pm||CCA Leaders from Performing Arts||Hall|
|4.00 – 4.15 pm||CCA Leaders from Uniformed Groups||Parade Square|
|4.15 – 5.15 pm||CCA Leaders from Sports
· Floorball (5-a-side game)
· Football (7-a-side game)
Indoor Sports Hall
|5.15 – 5.30 pm||Q and A||AVA|
If cultivating your leadership qualities is something you value, come by and see if Meridian Secondary School can match your interests.
Sign up here if you wish to come for the open house.
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For further enquires, you may contact
Mr Muhammed Khairil
Subject Head/Student Leadership
Contact number: 6583 1387
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Ida Rahayu
Head of Department/Character and Citizenship Education
Contact number: 6583 1387 ext. 224
Email address : email@example.com
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More information regarding the DSA can be found on the MOE website: https://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/dsa-sec/