DSA Admission Criteria


Direct School Admission (DSA) – Student Leadership development through Uniformed Groups (UG) Criteria


In this DSA exercise, we are looking for promising Primary 6 pupils who exhibit the following: -

     i.   Exemplary Conduct and Behaviour 

  1. Attain an Overall Conduct Grade of “Excellent” in the previous year’s Final Grade and the current year in Semester One.  
  2. Candidates with “Very Good” and demonstrated exemplary conduct and behavior will also be considered.     
  3. Candidates who have demonstrated great resilience and grit will also be considered.         

    ii.   Strong Leadership Qualities 

  1. Demonstrate consistency and commitment to development by attaining at least 90 % attendance for the CCA in the previous year and the current year in Semester One.    
  2. Demonstrate strong potential for further leadership development by assuming key leadership positions in their CCA for at least a year.    
  3. Demonstrate excellence through strong individual attainment in progress schemes/awards in the various Uniformed Groups : ·         

  • Scouts:                     Akela Award         
  • Boys Brigade:         Chief Leading Boy AND Gold Award         
  • Brownies:                Chief Commissioner Award          
  • Red Cross:               Directors Award          

   iii.  Demonstrate good physical fitness attaining at least a SILVER Award in the latest NAPFA test

(Supporting certified true copies of documentary evidences for items i to iii must be submitted if students are shortlisted).


Shortlisted applicants will be further assessed through an interview where they will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and competencies.   

Successful applicants will join a uniformed group of choice in Hai Sing Catholic School. They will also be expected to remain in that uniformed group throughout their years in the school.   

While progressing to a secondary school uniformed group with directly related skills is strongly encouraged, switching to a new uniformed group is still acceptable. This means although the school would strongly encourage a Red Cross student to progress to St John Brigade, the applicant may also opt to join National Cadet Corp instead.

    For more details, please refer to MOE website –

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 enquires please call :

Mr Seow Han Chien
Ms. Lee Mui Sian at 65827864.

Please note the following points:     

  • All foreign nationality (excluding Singaporean permanent residents) applicants must have cleared AEIS and have obtained a registration number from MOE Customer Service Counter.           
  • Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents must not be more than 4 years older than the current age of the cohort.          
  • All foreign nationality (excluding Singaporean permanent residents) applicants must not be more than 4 years older than the current age of the cohort.