DSA Uniformed Groups

DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) EXERCISE 2017


Uniformed Groups play a vital role in developing student leaders. Through a variety of indoor and outdoor programmes, cadets are able to discover and develop their leadership skills, talent and abilities.

Presbyterian High School provides cadets multiple opportunities for a balanced, broad-based education programme that aims to groom cadets into resourceful, disciplined and resilient individuals capable of serving the school and the communities.
 
PHS offers the following Uniformed Groups:
  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • National Cadet Corps (Sea)
  • National Civil Defence Cadet Corps
  • National Police Cadet Corps


SELECTION CRITERIA

LEADERSHIP
Students must have assumed leadership roles, preferably in a Uniformed Group in the primary schools.

PHYSICAL

Students must attain at least a Bronze award in their latest NAPFA test and be medically fit for outdoor activities.

CHARACTER

Students should possess a positive attitude and a sense of commitment, as described by their primary school peers and/or teachers

*Note: Students need not be in a UG-CCA in their primary school to apply for DSA through UG.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE


Application forms will be available from 8 May 2017 onwards. You can download it from the school website, or obtain a hardcopy from our school/general office from 8.30 am - 5.30 pm. Click here to download form.

Copies of the following documents are to be submitted together with the application form:
    • Latest NAPFA test result
    • Primary 5 Semester 1 & 2 and Primary 6 Semester 1 result slips
    • CCA and/or achievement records
    • Other supporting documents, e.g. Taekwondo certificate, life-saving certificate, sailing certificate, etc.

For information on closing date, see Timeline

Completed application form is to be submitted by post, or by hand, together with the stipulated documents to:

DSA Exercise 2017
General Office
Presbyterian High School
5209, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
Singapore 569845

For further queries, please call General Office at 64543722.

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.


SELECTION DETAILS

All interested applicants are required to attend our 'UG Experience' cum Selection Trial at Presbyterian High School. The details:

Date: 8th July 2017(Saturday)
Time: 8.30am - 11.00am
Attire: School PE attire, bring along your water bottle
Registration: From 8.30am, at the PHS Canteen

Attendance is compulsory for DSA-UG applicants.

The selection trial includes situational test, physical test and interview.

General Ability Test (GAT) and Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) will not be included in our selection process.

All applicants will be notified of results of application by post. Please see timeline.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. Who can apply for DSA?
All Primary 6 students who meet the selection criteria.

2.  How do I apply?
Application forms will be available from the School General Office and available for download from the PHS website. Submit the completed form together with the necessary documents by hand, or by post to Presbyterian High School before the application closing date.

3. Are there any specific selection criteria?
The applicant must be in a leadership position (prefect, monitor, captain of team, squad leader etc) in his/her primary school and has achieved at least a Bronze Award in his/her most recent NAPFA test.

4. When and how will I know the results of my application?
All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by post. See Timeline for details.

5. What is the frequency and duration of UG training?
UG training is conducted once a week for 4 hours. However, some UGs conduct more training sessions. Training hours will increase during competition periods.

6. Will my child be allowed to choose the UG he/she wants to join?
Yes, however, if we find that he/she is more suited to a particular UG after the interview and situational test, we will advise him/her accordingly.

7. My child is not in a MOE school. What is the application procedure?
Any child not in MOE schools will require a letter issued by MOE HQ at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The letter contains a Registration Number, which he/she can use to apply for the DSA.