DSA-Sec Exercise 2019
The DSA-Sec Exercise was first introduced in 2004 as part of MOE’s move towards a more flexible and broad-based education system. Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, schools will be able to select a percentage of their students for admission outside of the centralised posting system, via their own selection criteria.
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.
Woodlands Ring Secondary School is looking for interested Primary 6 pupils with talents / skills in Robotics and/or Student Leadership.
DSA – Robotics
Pupils with skills in robot building and programming and ICT skills in web design, programming and video editing may wish to take part in our DSA-Robotics.
By joining and contributing in our Co-Curricular Activity, Robotics Club, the members are given opportunities to learn and demonstrate the school core values of Responsibility, Respect and Resilience. We are looking for team players who can demonstrate values of patience, respect and readiness in helping others. In so doing, the members take responsibility for their own learning and develop higher order thinking skills as well as resilience to be actively engaged in problem-solving tasks.
DSA – Student Leadership
Pupils who possess positive attitude, good communication skills and have demonstrated leadership capabilities, preferably have led a group of students in planning and executing school events or level-wide programmes, may wish to take part in our DSA – Student Leadership.
By joining Woodlands Ring Secondary, pupils can look forward to attending a structured leadership training programme where their leadership skills will be honed and strengthen further. Many opportunities to put into practice their leadership skills will be provided through authentic learning platforms like organising events and activities for the level, within school and beyond.
If you think you have what it takes, do apply to join our school through our DSA – Robotics and/or Student Leadership.
Schedule for DSA Exercise 2019
|Application Period||8 May 2019, 9am – 4 June 2019, 3pm|
|Notifications for shortlisted applicants||By 4 July 2019|
|Interview sessions||25 July 2019 and 1 August 2019|
|Notifications of outcomes of applications||By 30 Aug 2019|
Step 1: Submission of application form through DSA – Sec Portal
From 2019, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the centralised DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 8 May to 4 Jun 2019.
For applicants studying in MOE mainstream primary schools: Only one parent’s SingPass is needed to log in. If parent/ guardian is unable to apply online, you can approach the child’s primary school for assistance.
For applicants NOT studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, please obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) at MOE Customer Service Centre (CSC) from 8 May 2019, 9am to 4 Jun 2019, 3pm, before applying through the DSA-Sec Portal.
For more details, please refer to MOE website – https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec
Step 2: Attending an Interview
- Applicants will be interviewed by a panel made up of the Vice-Principal, Subject Head/Robotics or Subject Head/Student Leadership and teachers-in-charge of Robotics or Student Leadership on either 25 July or 1 August, from 2.30pm.
- The interview panel will be looking for evidence of aptitude, potential, attitude and suitability.
- Applicants for DSA (Robotics) may also be put through a task to be assessed on their competency in Robotics.
Applicants will be notified by 4 July 2019 when they are to attend an interview.
Step 3: Outcome of Application
Applicants will be notified of the outcome via letter by 30 August 2019, informing you that your selection outcome is either Confirmed, put on Wait List, or Unsuccessful. The decision of the Selection Panel is final.
Subsequently, successful applicants will receive the School Preference Form from your child’s primary school on 21 October 2019.
The DSA results will be released with the PSLE results. Successful DSA-Sec candidates are NOT allowed to participate in the S1 Posting.
For further enquires please call Mr Ravin (Robotics) or Miss Janay Lim (Student Leadership) at 63643712.