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Direct School Admission to Sec 1 in 2023

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DSA-SEC APPLICATION FOR 2023 INTAKE

Male students from primary schools completing their PSLE examinations in academic year 2022, who meet the following criteria, are invited to apply for Direct School Admission to St. Patrick’s School:

Leadership and Uniformed Groups

Area of Interest

Minimum criteria

National Cadet Corps (NCC) Land,

National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC),

Scouts

Hold key leadership positions in any school Leadership Boards (eg Head or Deputy Head Prefect, etc) or Uniformed Groups in their primary school

and

Demonstrated exemplary character and leadership in their primary school

 

Performing Arts

Area of Interest

Minimum criteria

Concert Band

A current member of the school band / guitar ensemble with some playing experience with relevant instrument/s.

or

Attainment of an ABRSM grade (Theory and/or practical) or equivalent on a musical instrument.

or
Displays talent in music during audition.

Guitar Ensemble

English Drama

Represented school or any external organisation in a Drama/Play/Musical event
or
Displays talent in Drama during audition.

Modern Dance

Represented school or any external organisation in a dance event
or
Displays talent in Dance during audition.

 

Sports and Games

Area of Interest

Minimum criteria

 

Badminton

 

Participated in National / Zonal Inter School Championships or any local / overseas competitions,

or

Be able to demonstrate talent / attributes in badminton / Floorball.

Floorball

Cricket

Represented School / Club in SCA competitions or equivalent.
or
Be able to demonstrate talent / attributes in cricket.

Football

Represented School/Club/Academy in any tournaments or any local / overseas competitions.

Golf

Minimum USGA Handicap Index of not more than 24.0 (as of
1st April 2016) from a bona fide club affiliated to a recognized golf association

Tennis

Participated in National Inter School Championships.

or

Participated in tournaments organised by SPEX, Intermediate or KLM.

or
Be able to demonstrate talent / attributes in tennis.

Track & Field

Participated in National Inter School Championships or any local / overseas competitions,

or

Be able to demonstrate talent / attributes in track & field.

Applicants not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools: 

* Applicants are to apply for a Registration number (RGxxxxxx) to access the DSA-Sec Portal at   https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application.


Students who are admitted through DSA, will be expected to remain and honour his commitment to the DSA School that he is posted to, for the duration of the programme that he has applied for and been admitted into. 

Selection Criteria

Audition & Panel Interview


For Leadership and Uniformed Groups:

 

1.      Applicants are required to attend an interview.  

(Interview dates will be notified on school website by 1st July 2022)


For Performing Arts:

 

1.   Applicants are required to play a piece of their choice on their instrument. Applicants will also be given a separate piece to sight-read followed by a short listening test. 

 

2.   Applicants are to bring their own instruments for the audition. Only percussion instruments and piano will be provided for audition.

 

3.   Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview on a separate date.

 

For Sports and Games:

 

1.     Applicants are required to attend a trial for the respective sports. 

(Trial dates will be notified on school website by 1st July 2022)

 

2.     Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for additional trials and/or interview.

 

3.     Applicants are to bring their own personal sporting equipment or gear for the trials.


  •  All applicants will be required to declare any medical status at the start of their trials / auditions for safety reasons.
  •  Students who are unable to attend trials/interviews due to having tested positive for Covid-19 during the trial/interview period may be asked to attend a trial/interview by e-mode.  

Timeline

Date

Process

Remarks

20 April (Thursday)

 Information about DSA application to St. Patrick’s School will be published on the school’s website at http://www.stpatricks.moe.edu.sg/

5 May (Thursday) to

1 June (Wednesday)

DSA-Sec Online Application

via

DSA-Sec Portal

More information about the DSA-Sec Exercise can be found at

Direct School Admission for secondary schools (DSA-Sec) | MOE

 4 July (Monday) to

19 August (Friday)

CCA Auditions, Trials and interviews.

Shortlisted applicants will be informed of the schedule through email or telephone.

1 September to 8 September

Notification of results

 Both successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified through post / email.

No results of applications will be released or confirmed through telephone enquiries.

Application Process

1.  Application can only be done through the DSA-Sec Portal from 5th May to 1st June 2022. 

 

2.  Please follow the instructions in the DSA-Sec Portal carefully.

 

3.  Shortlisted applicants may be notified to produce certified true photocopies of supporting documents. 

 

For any enquiries, please contact the following personnel:-

1.  Mr Irwan Wijaya, HOD CCA (irwan_wijaya_zainal@moe.edu.sg / 6344 0929)

2.  Mr Seow Jian Ting, DSA Coordinator (seow_jian_ting@moe.edu.sg / 6344 0929)