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DSA Admission Criteria


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

 DSA Robotics & Engineering


Under the Direct School Admission (DSA), Hai Sing Catholic School will exercise greater flexibility for up to 20% 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


Centralised Direct School Admission (DSA) to Hai Sing Catholic School Application Process

1. From 2020, application for DSA- Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 12 May to 5 June 2020.

2. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by email from 1 July  2020 onwards.

3. Interview for shortlisted applicants will be carried out by video conferencing only at student's primary school.

4. All DSA applicants will be notified of their application outcome by 14 September 2020.

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

For more details, please refer to MOE website –

For enquires please call :

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