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Under the DSA-Sec exercise, SGS will be offering Primary 6 students who fulfil specific criteria for our 4 key areas of strength:

  • Nurturing Confident and Compassionate Leaders through Uniformed Groups, which is our school’s distinctive Learning for Life Programme (LLP).
  • Nurturing students with interests and talents in Digital Media and Technology, which is in line with our school’s distinctive Applied Learning Programme (ALP): Researching Society using Media Communication.
  • Providing opportunities for students who have recognised talents and achievements in Sports and Performing Arts.

In SGS, we believe in nurturing our SGSians as values-driven and Compassionate Leaders Critical Thinkers through our culture of care.

If you embrace the same beliefs and values, we invite you to join our family.

No. Category Ability
 1 In alignment with our Learning for Life Programme, DSA (Uniformed Groups)

Students with strong leadership skills to join our UGs

Students who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills.

Additional Criteria:

  1. Obtain a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-Year)
  2. Hold a leadership position in Primary School

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in Mid-August.

 2 In alignment with our Applied Learning Programme,

DSA (Clubs)

Students with interests and talents in digital media communication and technology to join our clubs

  • Media
Students who demonstrate outstanding skills in digital media communication and technology, and have achievements at recognised competitions.

Additional Criteria:

  1. Obtain a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-Year)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview in Mid-August.

 3 DSA (Sports)Athletically talented students to join TEAM SGS

  • Football (for boys only)
  • Floorball (for girls only)
Students who have outstanding achievements at recognised competitions.

Additional Criteria:

  1. Obtain a Conduct Grade of ‘Good’ or better in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-Year)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for sports trials from 16 July to 30 July.

 4 DSA (Performing Arts)

Aesthetically talent students to join our Performing Arts Groups

  • Concert Band
  • Guzheng Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Dance
Students who demonstrate outstanding achievements in Performing Arts

Additional Criteria:

  1. Formal training in the Performing Arts
  2. Achievement in National Competitions/accomplishment at National level
  3. Obtain a Conduct Grade of ‘Very Good’ or better in Primary 5 (overall) and Primary 6 (mid-Year)

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for auditions in 16 July to 14 August.

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General Procedure and Time Schedule

DATE EVENTS
APPLICATION STAGE
7 May 2018 to
2 July 2018
Application Opens

Submission of Application Form

Interested applicant may submit his/her application form either online or in hard copy to the school:-

  • For Online application, you may access the application form through Submission of Application Form. The form may take some time to fill up. It is suggested that a hard copy be printed for reference to facilitate the completion and submission of the online application form.

Online application should be submitted no later than 2 July 2018, Monday, 5pm.

  • For application through hard copy submission, you may download the form or collect from SGS General Office during office hours, Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Completed application form must be submitted to the school’s General Office by hand or mail to:

Serangoon Garden Secondary School
21 Serangoon North Ave 1
Singapore 555889

Attn: Mdm Leong Lai Kheng

Administration Manager
Re: DSA Applications

All Application Forms should reach SGSS no later than 2 July 2018, Monday, 5pm.

Note:

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitudes and strengths, bearing in mind the school’s academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent

2 July 2018 Application closes at 5pm.
SELECTION STAGE
02 to 13 July 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.
17 July to 14 August 2018 Only shortlisted applicants will be called for either auditions (performing arts) or sports trials.
17 to 24 August 2018 School-based selection interview for shortlisted 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 August 2018 All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.
EXERCISE SCHOOL PREFERENCE STAGE
29 Oct 2018 DSA candidates with CO or WL will be issued with School Preference Form

  • Those studying in MOE schools will receive the School Preference Form via their Primary Schools.
  • For those not studying in MOE schools, the Form is to be collected from the MOE Customer Service Centre.
29 Oct 2018, 9am to 2 Nov 2018, 3pm Submission of School Preference Form

  • DSA candidates indicate their school preferences online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or physically at their primary schools.
  • DSA offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed.
RESULTS RELEASE STAGE
Late Nov 2018 (tentative) Release of DSA-Sec results together with PSLE results through Primary Schools.

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About Direct School Admission (DSA-Sec)

Under the Direct School Admission Secondary (DSA-Sec) exercise, secondary schools may offer Secondary 1 places to suitable primary students earlier, using school-based criteria other than PSLE results. These criteria are schools-based and seek to allow a greater range of student achievements and talents to be recognized.

Students successfully allocated to their DSA-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

Interested students may also refer to the MOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on the DSA-Sec Exercise, or call the MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872-2220.

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