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DSA Uniformed Groups


DIRECT SCHOOL ADMISSION (DSA) EXERCISE 2020

 

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

 

From 2020, application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. For more details, please refer to MOE website – www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.

 

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.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. Who can apply for DSA?

    All Primary 6 students who meet the selection criteria.

 

2. How do I apply?

    Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal.
    For more details, please refer to MOE website –  
www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec.

 

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.

 

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.


8.  How DSA-Sec selection will be carried out this year?
     The selection process will be carried out via video conferencing (ZOOM).