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Unity Secondary School

Direct School Admission (DSA)

Actualising Sportsmanship Through Volleyball Programme

Our Background

The DSA-Sec Exercise was first introduced in 2004 as part of MOE's move towards a more flexible and broad-based education system. Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, participating secondary schools will be able to select a percentage of their students for admission outside of the centralised posting system, via their own selection criteria. These criteria can include diverse academic and non-academic achievements and talents.

Starting in 2018, Unity Secondary School decided to offer Direct School Admission (DSA) for students who are talented in Volleyball, together with the current Basketball scheme which started in 2010. In total, the school is allowed to take up to 20% of the school Secondary One population through DSA.

Our School Vision

Our vision is to nurture students to Lifelong Learners, Inspiring Leaders. We believe that sports provide a platform to equip our students with the values of Respect, Compassion, Commitment, Integrity and Perseverance to develop the child leadership qualities.

Our Volleyball

Our Volleyball Girls CCA programme undergoes a restructure in 2013 after many years of mediocre results in the National Schools Games. As the school does not have DSA programme for Volleyball since the start of the CCA, most of the students who joined the CCA, started playing the game only in Unity Secondary. With zero volleyball background, the girls trained really hard to improve on their fundamentals so they can do well in the National Schools Games. With the restructure of our programme and a little more hard work by the girls, the Volleyball Girls began to show some results in the B Division from 2014 and they achieved Top 4 placing in the C Division for 3 consecutive years from 2015 to 2017. The tables below summarises the teams achievements which affirms the effective structures and processes that we have put in place within the programme despite our school’s short history.

Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

C Division Girls

 

 

4th in WZ

4th in WZ

4th in WZ

B Division Girls

 

Top 6 in WZ

 

Top 6 in WZ

Top 6 in WZ

*WZ means West Zone                    

With the introduction of the DSA for our school Volleyball, we will like to propel our school volleyball team to the next level and continue to excel in the National Schools Games. With the vision to develop our students into Lifelong Learners, Inspiring Leaders, our school promise to provide a conducive environment for our volleyball players to develop character and to achieve excellence.

Our Programme

Unity Secondary School has a comprehensive development programme to develop students with zero background in volleyball to one of the powerhouses in the zone. With the some development strategy in place, we want to groom our incoming volleyball talents into outstanding players.  Besides building the essential skills and knowledge, the programme is structured to provide players with a range of experiences that go beyond just playing of the game. These include

  • Umpiring matches
  • Organising intra- and inter-school tournaments
  • Coaching junior players
  • Mental Strength Training
  • Overseas Training Tours

We have a team of passionate, committed and experienced teachers and coaches who oversee the physical, social and emotional well-being as well as the academic progress of the players.

Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

1.    Physical Proficiency Test

Applicants will undergo a physical proficiency test which will includes evaluation on Speed, Strength, Agility Jumping ability and Stamina.

2.    Volleyball Skills Assessment

Applicants will undergo a volleyball skill assessment which will includes evaluation on Ball handling skill, Game awareness and Teamwork

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3.    Interview

Applicants will go through an interview on the selection day.

4.    Review of primary school academic results, testimonials, conduct and CCA records

Students who have represented their primary schools in inter-school volleyball competitions in recent years will be considered favourably.

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.

Application Procedure

 

        Important Dates

DSA Process

7 May 2018, Monday

Start of application process

6 July 2018, Friday

Application closed

14 July 2018, Saturday

DSA Selection Trial 1

Early August

DSA Selection Trial 2 (for those who missed the first trial)

31 August 2018, Friday

Notification of DSA-Sec Admission via post. All applicants will receive a letter. Please inform the school if you do not receive a letter.

29 October 2018 to

2 November 2018

Exercise School Preference

DSA-Sec candidates who receive at least one DSA-Sec offer may indicate up to three school preferences. They can do so online via the DSA-Sec Internet System (DSA-Sec IS) or at their primary schools.

 

 

1.     Application forms will be available from 7 May 2018 onwards. You can download it from the school website, or obtain a hardcopy from our school general office from 0830 – 1730 hrs.

 

Click here to download form.

2.     Copies of the following documents are to be submitted together with the application form:

-       NAPFA Test results

-       Primary 5 Semester 1 & 2 and Primary 6 Semester 1 result slips

-       CCA and/or achievement records (if any)

-       Other supporting documents (if any), e.g. testimonial from coaches/primary school teachers

 

3.     Completed application form and the stipulated documents are to be submitted via email, post, fax or hand delivery to:

 



Unity Secondary School 
20 Chua Chu Kang Street 62 
Singapore 689143
Fax: 67654189 

 

Closing date for DSA (Volleyball) application is 6 July 2018.

 

Shortlisted applicants will be informed to attend a selection test at Unity Secondary School on 14 July 2018. Please ensure that you provide a valid contact/ mobile number.

 

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by post by 31 August 2018.

 

Note: Any child not in our national schools will require a letter issued by MOE HQ at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The letter contains a Registration Number, which he/she can use to apply for the DSA.

For more information, go <https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec>

Direct School Admission

Actualising Sportsmanship Through Volleyball Programme Workflow

 

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Contacts

Mr Robin Goh Jin Quan
HOD / PE and CCA

Tel: 67671070 ext 361
Email: 
robin_goh_jin_quan@moe.edu.sg

 

Mr Low Yee Fun

Subject Head / PE

Tel: 67671070 ext 210

Email: low_yee_fun@moe.edu.sg

 

Mr Chai Ming Long

DSA Coordinator
Tel: 67671070 ext 223
Email: 
chai_ming_long@moe.edu.sg

 

General Office 
67671070

Email: unity_ss@moe.edu.sg

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Actualising Sportsmanship Through Volleyball Programme

1. Who can apply for DSA? 

All Primary 6 students who meet the selection criteria. 


2. How do I apply? 

Application forms will be available from the School General Office and available for download from the Unity Secondary School website when the application exercise starts (in mid-May every year). Submit the completed form together with the necessary documents via email, post, fax or hand delivery to the school by the closing date.


3. Are there any specific selection criteria? 

Results of the physical proficiency test, volleyball skill test, interview and primary school academic results will be taken into consideration for the DSA selection.


4. When and how will I know the results of my application? 

All applicants will be informed of the results of their application by post.

 

5. What is the frequency and duration of the volleyball training? 

Volleyball training will be twice per week (Wed and Fri). 3 hours per session.

 

6. Must my child meet your schools’ minimum cut-off points even if he is selected through DSA for admission to your school?

Under the DSA-Sec Exercise, participating secondary schools will be able to select a percentage of their students for admission outside of the centralised posting system, via their own selection criteria. As long as your child equalities for either the Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical stream, he/she is eligible for admission to our school via DSA. 

 

7. My child is not in a national school. What is the application procedure? 

Any child not in our national schools will require a letter issued by MOE HQ at the MOE Customer Service Centre. The letter contains a Registration Number, which he/she can use to apply for the DSA.

 

For more information on MOE DSA–Sec Exercise, you can visit here

<https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/direct-admissions/dsa-sec>