DSA Leadership


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

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. All students will undergo customised LLP modules which are based on the Servant-Leadership model by Robert Greenleaf. The school provides opportunities for students to be leaders of empathy as they lead in serving the community with a purpose. 


Students have assumed leadership role in primary school e.g. Prefect, Class Monitor, CCA Leader 


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

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


Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1 to 4.


Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the student’s aptitude and strengths, bearing in mind the schools’ academic and non-academic requirements, and the programmes available to develop the area of talent.

Application for DSA-Sec must be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022, 11am to 1 Jun 2022, 3pm. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec

For information on closing date, please see Timeline.

If you have any queries, please call the General Office at 6454 3722.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 8 July to attend an interview scheduled between 1 July and 31 August 2022 at Presbyterian High School.

Attendance is compulsory for shortlisted candidates.
All interviews will be done in person.

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 email. Please see Timeline.
Please note that meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.
The selection criteria and process for the talent areas will be updated by early Jun. For more information on DSA-Sec, please refer to the MOE website at https://www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec
Students successfully allocated to their DSA-Sec schools will NOT be allowed to participate in the annual S1 Posting 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.




5 May 2022

Application Opens (11am )

1 June 2022

Application Closes (By 3pm)

1 July – 31 August 2022

Selection Trial and/or Interview

By 12 September 2022

Notification of Applicant’s Results via email

Late November 2022

 DSA-Sec Results Release