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DSA Community & Youth Leadership

Direct School Admission (DSA) Exercise 2018

The school leverages on its Learning for Life Programme (LLP) to support its vision to develop students to be ‘Promise-Keepers, Hope-Builders and Servant-Leaders’.

All students will undergo customised LLP modules which are based on the Servant-Leadership model by Robert Greenleaf. In tandem with the school’s Character First Programme, PHS seeks to harness the potential in every student to be the best that he/she can be. For Community & Youth Leadership (CYL), the focus is on providing students with opportunities to be leaders of empathy as they lead in serving the community with a purpose. 

These programmes collectively develop the mental, physical and emotional wellness to give our students a firm foundation from which they can optimise their performance in their academic pursuit, CCAs and other school activities.

Selection Criteria

Students must have assumed leadership role in the primary school – CCA, Clubs, Class and Committees. 


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

Students should have participated actively in a school or community project/work.

Application Procedure
You can download the application form from the school website, or obtain a hard copy from our school's 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:
  • Primary 5 Semester 1 & 2 and Primary 6 Semester 1 result slips
  • CCA achievement records and other supporting documents, e.g. Certificates of Achievement / Participation in school-based or community-based projects.
  • Annex A 

For information on closing date, please see Timeline.

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

DSA Exercise 2018
General Office
Presbyterian High School
5209, Ang Mo Kio Ave 6
Singapore 569845

If you have any queries, please call the 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

Students may be required to attend a selection trial.

Shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend an 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 the outcome of their application by post. Please see Timeline.


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. 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. 

4. 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.