DSA Application

Introduction

Primary Six students may seek Direct School Admission into Geylang Methodist School (Secondary) before the Secondary One Posting Exercise in 2017, for year of study in 2018.

 

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 programme available to develop the area of talent.

 

We welcome and invite students who have demonstrated aptitude in Badminton (boys and girls), Chinese dance (girls only) and Volleyball (boys only) to apply for direct admission into Geylang Methodist School (Secondary).

  • For the past five years, our badminton team has been placed amongst the Top 8 schools in the East Zone. Whilst the school’s badminton team is relatively young, members are hardworking and good team players.
  • The Chinese Dance group has won Gold with Honours and Certificate of Distinction in several SYF competitions. Our students in the Chinese Dance group are confident, passionate and committed. They are exposed to various dance cultures and are disciplined and motivated to do their best for every performance.
  • In recent years, our Volleyball boys have grown from strength to strength, emerging 1st runner-up in the East Zone and amongst the Top 8 in the Nationals in 2017. The Volleyball team is tenacious and gracious and members enjoy the strong camaraderie among them.

 

If you are a motivated student who want to stretch your potential and be part of a close-knit community committed to growth, we look forward to receiving your application and to welcome you into GMS(S).

 

Admissions Criteria

In considering students for direct school admission into GMS(S), we look for ability and potential, as well as positive character traits. Applicants should possess the following:

  • Aptitude or good performance/ achievement in Badminton (boys and girls), Volleyball (boys only) and Chinese Dance (girls only). For example, experience in SYF competitions, zonal and national competitions, or any relevant achievements or experience in related areas.
  • Consistent academic performance.
  • Consistent good conduct in school.
  • A letter of recommendation (providing details of your area of strength) from your Primary School CCA Teacher, Coach or Form Teacher

 

Selection Process

After you have submitted your application, the school will review the application and shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a trial/ an audition by the relevant CCAs.
  • Shortlisted candidates may also be invited to attend an interview.

 

Application Procedure

To be part of the GMS(S) community through DSA, complete the application form

  • Obtain an application form from the General Office or download the application form here.
  • Complete and submit the application form in person to the

 

General Office

Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)

2 Geylang East Central

Singapore 389705

Attn: DSA Application for Sec 1 2018

 

by 4 July 2017. Applications by mail, fax or electronic mail and late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please include the following documents with the application form:
    • Photocopies of Primary 5 year-end results and Primary 6 mid-year results (or the most recent results)
    • Photocopy of recommendation letter by Primary School form teacher, CCA Teacher or coach
    • Photocopies of most current CCA and VIA (community service) records
    • Photocopies of relevant supporting documents e.g. awards, prizes, achievement certificates (if any)

 

Timeline

8 May – 4 Jul Application period for DSA into GMS(S)
5 Jul – 7 Jul Shortlisted applicants will be informed via the contact information stated in the application forms
10 Jul – 18 Aug

 

Trial and interview period for shortlisted applicants.

Please see below for specific trial and audition dates.

 

Badminton trial

14 Jul, 3pm.

The trial will assess students’ athletic skills and agility.

Chinese Dance audition

21 Jul, 3pm.

Students must prepare and perform a solo dance (not more than 5 min).

Volleyball trial

11 Aug, 3pm.

The trial will assess students’ athletic skills and agility.

By 31 Aug Notification of outcome

 

 

Contact us

For information regarding DSA into GMS(S), you may direct your queries to the following:

Admissions process: Ms Linda Chuang, chuang_toon_ling@schools.gov.sg

 

Further information and FAQ regarding DSA-SEC

For further information regarding DSA-SEC, please refer to the following MOE website:

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

 

For FAQs regarding DSA-SEC, please refer to the following MOE website:

http://www.ifaq.gov.sg/MOE/apps/fcd_faqmain.aspx?TOPIC=8351#TOPIC_8351