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DSA Admission Criteria


Information on Direct School Admission (DSA) to Hai Sing Catholic School




2017 DSA Robotics & Engineering


Under the Direct School Admission (DSA), Hai Sing Catholic School will exercise greater flexibility for up to 5% of our yearly secondary one student intake. Please see below for our school DSA criteria. Shortlisted applicants will need to attend an interview.


Robotics & Engineering is open to all Primary 6 pupils who have two or more of the following competencies.

Competency One      :  Robotics building and programming skills.

Competency Two     :   Awards in Robotics, ICT or Science-related competitions.

Competency Three  :  The student must obtain at least a Very Good conduct grade with                                                               relevant leadership skills during the last 2 years in Primary                                                                         School Education.


Examples of Competency One:  

Relevant Skill Set

Experiences in


Critical and Inventive Thinking Skill  


  • Robot design and construction



  1. LEGO – RCX / NXT
  2. VEX Robotics System
  3. Roborobo - Line Tracing Robot
  4. Roborobo -  The Transporter
  5. Robo Soccer
  6. Obstacle Avoidance Robot



Cognitive and Analytical Skill  


  • Robot Programming Skill


  1. LEGO - RoboLab
  2. LEGO - Mindstorm
  3. VEX Programming – easyC
  4. Roborobo Programming


Examples of Competency Two:

Relevant Skill Set

Experiences in

Information and Communication Skill

  • ICT-related skill

1. Blogging, website design & Wiki tools       2. Audio/Video Editing Software


Examples of Competency Three:

Relevant Skill Set

Experiences in

Leadership Skill

  • Strategic thinking 
  • Impact & Influence 
  • Leadership 
  • Independence 
  • Inventive thinking 
  • Good communication and Presentation Skills

1. School prefect
2. CCA leader
3. Class Committee
4. Project Team Leader
5. Public Speaking eg: Presenter, Student Reporter, Student Ambassador






Things to do

Things to note






1. Applicants are required to download DSA Application Form from the school website.

2. Application Form must be submitted personally to the school general office or by registered mail.

3. All Application Forms must reach the school by 07 July 2017.

4. Application Form must be submitted with the following documents. 

  • Certified copies of academic results from Primary 4 to Primary 6 (Mid Year Examination). 
  • Certified copy of CCA records
  • Certified copies of participation and/or awards obtained in any competitions. 
  • Certified copies of student testimonial.

1. Application starts from 08 May 2017 to 07 July 2017.

2 Registered mail must be addressed to 
Attn: Mr. Teo Yee Ming 
DSA Robotics Coordinator 
Hai Sing Catholic School 
9 , Pasir Ris Drive 6, 
Singapore 519421

3. All Application Forms must reach the School by 07 July 2017.

4. For enquires please call : 

  •  Mr. Teo Yee Ming 
  •  Ms. Lee Mui Sian at 65827864.

5.** For students not studying in mainstream schools, you are required to request for a letter from Ministry of Education to approve your DSA application. This letter will issue you with a Registration Number which is required in the DSA application form.






1. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified by email by 14 July 2017

2. Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview.

3. Date and time of the selection interview will be informed.

4. Students are required to be on time for the interview and to wear their school uniform.

1. Selection process will be carried out from 24 July to 31 August 2017.

2. Parents are allowed to accompany their child to school but not during the interview.

3. Parents are advised not to change the assigned interview schedule unless for valid reasons. Please call Mr. Teo or Mdm Lee at 65827864 for rescheduling of the Interview.





1. All DSA applicants will be notified by 31 August 2017 on the outcome of their application. 

  • A Confirmed Offer (CO) or 
  • Placed on Waiting List or 
  • Rejected






1. All DSA applicants will each receive a School Preference Form on 30 October 2017 from their respective primary school.

2. The School Preference Form is to be returned to their respective primary school.

1. DSA applicants who have received more than one Confirmed Offer (CO) may indicate their school of choice (up to a maximum of three choices).

2. The respective primary school will follow up on the DSA process.

3. Once a Confirmed Offer (CO) is accepted by the applicant, 

  • He/she will not be allowed to participate in the Secondary One Posting Exercise. 
  • He/she will not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of PSLE results.