Direct School Admission

DSA Application

In Zhenghua Secondary, we envision every student in the school to be a Principled and Future-Ready Leader. We create ample opportunities for our students to develop their leadership competencies and take on leadership roles through CCA and other school signature programmes. Students who join us through DSA will have the opportunities to further develop their talent areas under the guidance of our dedicated teachers, experienced instructors, and enjoy the camaraderie of committed peers. Prospective students can also look forward to representing the school in competitions, performances and overseas trips.

Talent areas offered

Zhenghua welcomes promising Primary 6 students with strong leadership attributes and of exemplary conduct to participate in the school’s 2022 Direct School Admission (DSA) exercise for admission to the 2023 Secondary One intake.

Zhenghua will be offering DSA places for boys and girls in the following talent areas:

DSA Main Category DSA Talent Area Nature
Leadership and Uniformed Groups Leadership Boys, Girls
Performing Arts Dance – Malay Boys, Girls
Performing Arts Dance – Modern/Contemporary Boys, Girls
Sports and Games Volleyball Boys, Girls

DSA Selection Criteria and Process

In general, we are looking for students who are passionate, positive and have the potential to excel in their respective talent areas to join the school.

Talent Areas CCA Selection Criteria Selection Process
Leadership – Student Council NCC (Air) Applicants should demonstrate all or some of the following in their respective talent areas,

a keen interest and passion

potential and aptitude to excel

positive attitude towards learning

positive demeanour and behaviour with exemplary conduct

Every shortlisted applicant will have to complete a performance task in the selected talent area and go through an interview.
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Dance – Malay Dance
Dance – Modern / Contemporary
Volleyball Volleyball
Please note that meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.

DSA-Sec Application Process:

Application for DSA-Sec can be submitted through the online DSA-Sec Portal. The application is free-of-charge and will be open from 5 May 2022, 11am to 1 June 2022, 3pm.

For more details, please refer to MOE website –

Below is the brief timeline for the whole application process.

Period Application Process
Jan to May Parents and students explore preferred schools for DSA.
Thursday, 5 May 2022 to Wednesday 1 June 2022 Submission of your child's application online through the DSA-Sec Portal by 3pm on Wednesday, 1 June 2022.
Late Jun to mid Sep Applicants are to attend interview and selection session conducted by the school. We will inform all applicants their interview and selection dates once we process all the applications.


All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application after the interview and selection.

Late Oct Applicants to choose up to 3 school choices in order of preference via the DSA-Sec portal.
Late Nov Applicants will receive school allocation along with PSLE results.

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.

Students who are successfully admitted to the school via DSA are expected to honour their commitment to the school, and participate in the activities related to the talent they are selected for from year 1-4/5.

For enquiries and clarifications, please contact the following personnel,

Mdm Tan Siew Siew, Administration Manager
Mr Robin Goh Jin Quan, HOD / PE and CCA