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DIRECT-SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) FACTSHEET

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P6 students with special talents can apply and gain a spot in specific secondary schools before they even sit for their PSLE examinations. Some of these talents include sports and games, leadership qualities or even debate and public speaking skills.

HOW TO APPLY

Log in to the DSA-Sec portal.

KEY DATES

Jan to May: Explore school choices. Parents and their child can use this time to decide which school is best suited for their child. Factors to consider include transportation and travel time, programmes and activities offered by the school suited for your child's talents, academic requirements by the school and many others.

8 May to 4 June: Apply via the DSA-Sec portal

By 30 Aug: Attend different interviews and trials. Check with the specific schools for the interview or trial dates. Three possible outcomes of the interview include confirmed offer, waitlist (your child may be offered a position if other applicants reject their confirmed offer), or unsuccessful.

End Oct: Choose up to 3 schools with confirmed offers. Eligible students will receive a School Preference Form with further instructions on the application process. If you have already submitted your child's preference but still wish to withdraw, log in into the MOE online system and withdraw before the end of this stage.

Late Nov: Receive both school allocation and PSLE results. If the DSA application outcome was unsuccessful, then your child must submit their secondary school choices within one week of receiving the PSLE results.

With all the different secondary schools offering unique DSA programmes, parents may face some frustration as they gather the information together. With this in mind, we have categorised the DSA programmes offered by 12 schools in the West region,  according to the type of DSA programme they offer.

Here are the 12 schools:

1. River Valley High School
2. Nan Hua High School
3. Bukit Panjang Government High School
4. Swiss Cottage Secondary School
5. Commonwealth Secondary School
6. Kranji Secondary School
7. West Spring Secondary School
8. Hua Yi Secondary School
9. Clementi Town Secondary School
10. Jurong Secondary School
11. Nan Hua High School
12. School of Science and Technology


 

SPORTS

1. BADMINTON:

River Valley High School (Boys And Girls)
Swiss Cottage Secondary School (Girls)
Commonwealth Secondary School (Boys And Girls)
West Spring Secondary School (Boys)
Hua Yi Secondary School (Boys And Girls)
Nan Hua High School (Boys And Girls)

2. BASKETBALL:

River Valley High School (Boys)
Bukit Panjang Government High School (Boys)
Swiss Cottage Secondary School (Boys And Girls)
Commonwealth Secondary School (Boys)
Hua Yi Secondary School (Girls)
Jurong Secondary School (Boys And Girls)
Nan Hua High School (Boys)

3. BOWLING (BOYS):

Swiss Cottage Secondary School

4. CROSS COUNTRY:

Commonwealth Secondary School

5. FLOORBALL:

River Valley High School (Girls)
Bukit Panjang Government High School (Girls)
Swiss Cottage Secondary School (Boys)

6. FOOTBALL (BOYS):

Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Commonwealth Secondary School
Kranji Secondary School
West Spring Secondary School

7. NETBALL (GIRLS):

River Valley High School
Bukit Panjang Government High School
Commonwealth Secondary School
West Spring Secondary School
Clementi Town Secondary School
Nan Hua High School

8 SHOOTING:

West Spring Secondary School

9. SOFTBALL (GIRLS):

River Valley High School
Nan Hua High School

10. TABLE TENNIS (BOYS AND GIRLS):

River Valley High School
Nan Hua High School

11. VOLLEYBALL:

River Valley High School (Girls)
Bukit Panjang Government High School (Boys And Girls)
West Spring Secondary School (Boys And Girls)
Hua Yi Secondary School (Girls)
Clementi Town Secondary School (Boys)
Jurong Secondary School (Girls)

12.WUSHU (MIXED):

River Valley High School

13. TRACK & FIELD (LONG DISTANCE RUNNING ONLY) – BOYS & GIRLS:

Nan Hua High School

PERFORMING ARTS

  1. CHINESE PAINTING:

Nan Hua High School

  1. CHOIR:

River Valley High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Commonwealth Secondary School
Hua Yi Secondary School
Nan Hua High School

  1. ENGLISH DEBATE:

River Valley High School

  1. ENGLISH DRAMA:

River Valley High School, Nan Hua High School

  1. CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY:

River Valley High School, Nan Hua High School

  1. CHINESE DANCE (GIRLS):

River Valley High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Commonwealth Secondary School
Hua Yi Secondary School

  1. CHINESE DEBATE:

River Valley High School

  1. CHINESE DRAMA:

River Valley High School
Nan Hua High School

  1. CHINESE ORCHESTRA:

River Valley High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Nan Hua High School

  1. CONCERT BAND (BOYS AND GIRLS):

River Valley High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Bukit Panjang Government High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Commonwealth Secondary School
West Spring Secondary School
Hua Yi Secondary School
Clementi Town Secondary School
Nan Hua High School

  1. MARCHING BAND (BOYS AND GIRLS):

Bukit Panjang Government High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Commonwealth Secondary School
West Spring Secondary School

  1. DRAMA:

Commonwealth Secondary School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Clementi Town Secondary School

  1. MALAY DANCE:

Swiss Cottage Secondary School (Girls)
Commonwealth Secondary School (Girls)
Clementi Town Secondary School (Boys And Girls)

14. INDIAN DANCE (GIRLS):

Commonwealth Secondary School
Clementi Town Secondary School

15. CHINESE LANGUAGE DRAMA AND DEBATE SOCIETY (CLDDS):

Hua Yi Secondary Schoo

16. ENGLISH LITERARY DRAMA AND DEBATE SOCIETY (ELDDS):

Hua Yi Secondary School

17. GUZHENG ENSEMBLE:

West Spring Secondary School
Hua Yi Secondary School
Nan Hua High School

18. HIP HOP DANCE CLUB:

Hua Yi Secondary School

19. DANCE:

Nan Hua High School

OTHERS

1. MALAY:

Bukit Panjang Government High School

2. CHINESE:

Nan Hua High School

3. VISUAL ART:

Hua Yi Secondary School

4. LEADERSHIP:

River Valley High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Hua Yi Secondary School
Clementi Town Secondary School
Jurong Secondary School
Nan Hua High School

5. CODING/ROBOTICS:

River Valley High School
Commonwealth Secondary School
Clementi Town Secondary School

6. STEAM/SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS AND RESEARCH/SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION/SCIENCE LEADERS:

River Valley High School
Swiss Cottage Secondary School
Jurong Secondary School
School of Science And Technology

7. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION:

Believing that each child is unique with different learning needs

Values in our Pupils

Responsibility

When you realize your responsibility, you will realize your dreams.

Integrity

Wisdom is knowing the right path to take; Integrity is taking it.

Passion

Passion makes the impossible happen.

Empathy

Empathy differentiates humans.

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