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.
Meridian Secondary School (MSS) extends a warm invitation to Primary 6 students to apply for direct admission into the school for academic year 2020 before the Secondary One Posting Exercise.
MSS offers DSA in the following areas:
- Performing Arts – Concert band
- Student Leadership
- Visual Art
- Sports – Badminton (Boys & Girls)
- Sports – Basketball (Boys)
- Sports – Floorball (Boys & Girls)
- Sports – Football (Boys & Girls)
- Sports – Netball (Girls)
If you are interested and would like to join us, you may seek admission through DSA. We will be admitting Secondary One students for 2020 through the MOE DSA-SEC Exercise 2019.
The general criteria for selection are as follows:
- Interest and passion
Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in and passion for their respective talent areas. A clear and genuine aspiration in a field related to their talent area is an advantage.
- Talent and aptitude
Applicants should demonstrate evidence of talent and/or aptitude in their talent area.
- Conduct and attitude for learning
Applicants should demonstrate a positive attitude for learning and demeanour. Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of good conduct in school.
The detailed requirements and criteria for the respective talent areas are given below:
|Talent Area||Criteria||Selection process|
(B) – Boys
(G) – Girls
|8 May 2019, 9am to
4 Jun 2019, 3pm
Interested applicants should submit their application via the centralised
|1 Jul to 30 Aug 2019||SELECTION STAGE
Only shortlisted applicants will be informed through email or phone call, to attend an interview, audition or trial. Applicants will be informed of the timing later.
Refer to Selection Schedule for further details regarding the interview, audition and trials. Refer to Important Notes section for the list of documents to be brought for the session.
|By 30 Aug 2019||NOTIFICATION OF OUTCOME
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.
|21 Oct 2019, 9 am to
25 Oct 2019, 3 pm
|EXERCISE SCHOOL PREFERENCE STAGE
DSA applicants who receive at least one offer to indicate their school preferences online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or physically at their primary schools.
|Late Nov 2019||RESULTS RELEASE STAGE
Release of DSA-Sec results together with the PSLE results.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May to 4 Jun 2019. For more details, please refer to MOE website: www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.
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.
- Shortlisted applicants will have to bring the following supporting documents listed below (where applicable) for the selection session.
- Awards and Certificates for non-school based band, leadership, visual art or sports-related activities.
- Any recommendations or references (e.g. student testimonial).
- For students NOT studying in MOE mainstream primary schools
Students not studying in MOE schools will require to obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) at MOE Customer Service Centre (CSC) from 8 May 2019, 9am to 4 Jun 2019, 3pm, before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. For more information, please refer to MOE website at: https://va.ecitizen.gov.sg/cfp/customerPages/moe/displayresult.aspx?MesId=5509687.
FOR GENERAL DSA ENQUIRIES
For general enquiries, you may contact
Mr Muhammed Khairil
Subject Head/CCE & Student Leadership
Contact number: 6583 1387 ext 308
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: www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec