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Direct School Admission to Secondary 1 for 2022

Direct School Admission-Secondary (DSA-Sec) Exercise

At Temasek Secondary School, we are guided by our school motto “We Care” to provide  a nurturing and inclusive environment that develops every child holistically. To us, each child is unique and providing them with the optimum learning experiences would bring out their talent and imbue them with the character and values that would enable them to thrive and learn for life. Here, we are always on the lookout for driven individuals who demonstrate character traits like resilience and empathy as well as cherish our school values of Teamwork, Performance Excellence, Integrity and Care to join our school through the Direct Schools Admission (DSA) exercise held once each year.

Primary 6 students are welcome to participate in the DSA-Sec Exercise and successful applicants will join Temasek Secondary School in January 2022.  

For more information on this year’s DSA-Sec Exercise for Sec 1 admission for 2021, please refer to MOE’s DSA centralised application portal.

DSA-Sec to Temasek Secondary School: Domains and Criteria 

In line with the school’s focus on holistic development to nurture Leaders of Character and Intellect, we are looking for promising Primary 6 students who demonstrate talent and interest in the following:


  • Canoeing (Girls only)
  • Shooting
  • Choir
  • Drama (English)

DSA Student Leadership 

  • Student Leadership 

Successful applicants will be enrolled in Temasek Secondary School in January 2022.

Students will be assessed on their ability in the talent and leadership areas so that they are well positioned to benefit from the curriculum offered at Temasek Secondary School. Generally, students should possess:

·        Good character to positively impact others

·     Commitment to excellence in academic and co-curricular areas (including but not limited to co-curricular activities and community involvement)

·        Leadership potential with the commitment to serve the CCA, School and Community

·        Passion for life and learning

*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.

You may click below to find out more about the requirements of the respective DSA categories.


Choir English Drama


Shooting Canoeing (Girls) 

Student Leadership

You can learn more about what it means to be a part of the Temasek family in the video, We Are Temasek.

Important dates to note

DSA Application 

Application starts from 5 May 2021 (Mon) 11am to 1 June 2021 (Tue) 3pm.

Audition & Trial (CCA) Selection Test (Student Leadership)

29 June 2021 (Tues) to 31 August 2021 (Tues)

(Only shortlisted applicants will be notified via email of the date and time to attend the audition/trial/selection test via email)

Shortlisted candidates for the online auditions/trials will be informed by email from 17 June to 9 July 2021.


Information and Application

Details on the DSA-Sec exercise and application process can be found below:    

Application Process and Timeline (Flowchart)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For further enquiries, please contact Miss Kamilah at 6449 5020 (General Office) or email to temasek_ss@moe.edu.sg
Kindly indicate “DSA Application Enquiry 2021” in your email subject.