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 2024 before the Secondary One Posting Exercise.
MSS offers DSA in the following Sports Talent Areas:
- Basketball (Boys only)
- Floorball (Boys & Girls)
- Football (Boys & 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 2024 through the MOE DSA-SEC Exercise 2023.
The general criteria for selection are as follows:
Interest & Passion
Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in and passion for their respective talent areas. A clear and genuine aspiration in the sports talent area is an advantage.
Talent & Aptitude
Applicants should demonstrate evidence of talent and aptitude in the sports.
Conduct & 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.
- Obtained a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (Overall) & Primary 6 (Mid-year)
The criteria and selection process for the sports talent areas are reflected below:
|Sports Talent Area
|1. Basketball (Boys only)
2. Floorball (Boys & Girls)
3. Football (Boys & Girls)
|Participation & achievements in the sport, including zonal, national and/or international level competitions.
Be medically fit for sports activities
|Sports trial & selection interview for shortlisted applicants.
(Please note that meeting all criteria does not guarantee the applicant’s shortlisting or being given an offer.)
|4 May (11am) to 31 May (3pm) 2023
Interested applicants should submit their application via the centralised MOE DSA-Sec portal. (https://go.gov.sg/dsa-sec-application)
|26 June to 11 September 2023
Only shortlisted applicants will be informed through email or phone call, to attend the sports trial and interview.
* Refer to Selection Criteria/Process above for further details regarding the sports trial and interview.
|By 11 September 2023
||Notification of Outcome
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.
|23 to 27 October 2023
||School preference submission
DSA applicants who receive at least one offer from schools are to indicate their school preferences online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or in person at their respective primary schools.
|Late November 2023
||Results Release Stage
Release of DSA-Sec results will be done together with the PSLE results.
Submission of Applications
Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal (https://go.gov.sg/dsa-sec-application)
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.
Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected throughout their secondary school years.
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), before they can apply through the DSA-Sec Portal. For more information, please refer to MOE website at https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application
For DSA Enquiries
For general enquiries, you may contact:
Mr Quaide Millath (Subject Head / PE & CCA)
Tel: 6583 1387 (ext. 303)
For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec
Thank you and we look forward to meeting you soon!