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

  • Nurturing Confident and Compassionate Leaders through Uniformed Groups, which is our school’s distinctive Learning for Life Programme (LLP).
  • 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 Critical Thinkers Thoughtful Leaders through our culture of care.

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





In alignment with our Learning for Life Programme,


DSA (Uniformed Groups)

Students with strong leadership skills to join our UGs

  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Girl Guides
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • NCC (Land) (for boys only)
  • NPCC (for girls and boys)
  • Red Cross (for girls and boys)

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 by Mid-August.

2 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 1 July to 30 July.

4 DSA (Performing Arts)

Aesthetically talent students to join our Performing Arts Groups

  • Concert Band
  • Guzheng Ensemble
  • Choir
  • Dance – International
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 from 1 July to 30 July.


General Procedure and Time Schedule

8 May 2019, 9am Application Opens

Submission of Application

Interested applicant from MOE mainstream primary schools may submit his/her application either online in the MOE DSA-Sec portal using parent’s Singpass or apply through his/her primary school.

Interested applicant not from MOE mainstream primary schools will need to obtain a Registration Number from the MOE Customer Service Centre (CSC) before he/she can submit his/her application.

For more details, please refer to MOE website -


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


4 Jun 2019, 3pm Application closes.
1 to 30 July 2019 Only shortlisted applicants will be informed, through email or phone call, to attend auditions (for performing arts) or trials (for sports), and/or an interview session . Applicants will be informed of the timing later.
1 to 15 August 2019 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 30 August 2019 All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications.
By end Oct 2019

Applicants with CO or WL offer will receive School Preference Form


  • Those studying in MOE schools will receive the School Preference Form via their Primary Schools.  They are to submit up to three school preferences via MOE online system or at their primary schools.


  • For those not studying in MOE schools, the Form is to be collected from the MOE Customer Service Centre.  They are to submit up to three school preferences via MOE online system.
School Preference Submission closes.

  • DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed if applicants do not submit their school preference.
By late Nov 2019 Release of DSA-Sec results together with PSLE results through Primary Schools.


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 some MOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information on the DSA-Sec Exercise, or call the MOE Customer Service Centre at 6872-2220.