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Direct School Admission

Under the Direct School Admission Exercise, students with exceptional talents listed below may be considered for direct entry to Xinmin Secondary School for the Secondary 1 cohort of 2021.

Parents and students are encouraged to choose schools wisely based on the students' 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.

In view of the COVID-19 situation, to ensure the safety of the DSA applicants, the school will conduct selection using electronic mode and short-listed applicants need not visit our school in person. Short-listed applicants will be informed of the dates and times of the video-conferencing through email and/or call.


2020 Talent Areas and Criteria

Sports and Games

Volleyball(Boys and Girls)
Represented school in Zonal/National Volleyball Tournament OR
Member of any volleyball club (eg. School, Community Clubs, Academy) OR
Represented School/Club/Constituency in preferably ball and/or racket games.
(Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Badminton (Girls)
Represented School in Zonal / National Badminton Championship OR
Has at least 3 years of training and playing experiences with school and/or with club
Training with JSA will be a bonus
(Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Shooting (Boys and Girls)
Record of good performance in competitions at National and / or International level
(Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Performing Arts

Guzheng
Record of accomplished performance in competitions at National (example, Singapore Youth Festival, SYF) and / or International level
Record of involvement in concerts, productions and/or performances at local and/or international level.
(Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Chinese Dance
  • Record of accomplished performance in competitions at National (example, Singapore Youth Festival, SYF) and / or International level
  • Record of involvement in concerts, productions and/or performances at local and/or international level.
  • Experience in other forms of dance, eg ballet, modern, contemporary etc may be considered.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Symphonic Band
  • Record of accomplished performance in competitions at National (example, Singapore Youth Festival, SYF) and / or International level
  • Record of involvement in concerts, productions and/or performances at local and/or international level.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Xinmin Chorale
  • Record of accomplished performance in competitions at National (example, Singapore Youth Festival, SYF) and / or International level
  • Record of involvement in concerts, productions and/or performances at local and/or international level.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Drama (English)
  • Record of accomplished performance in competitions at National (example, Singapore Youth Festival, SYF) and / or International level
  • Record of involvement in concerts, productions and/or performances at local and/or international level.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Uniform Groups

Boys' Brigade
  • Students with at least a "Very Good"  conduct grade in P5 and P6.
  • Students should have held a leadership position for at least one semester in P5 and/or P6.
  • Students should be medically fit to participate in outdoor activities.
  • Students should have obtained at least a Bronze in the latest NAPFA test.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)

Girls' Brigade
  • Students with at least a "Very Good"  conduct grade in P5 and P6.
  • Students should have held a leadership position for at least one semester in P5 and/or P6.
  • Students should be medically fit to participate in outdoor activities.
  • Students should have obtained at least a Bronze in the latest NAPFA test.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)


St John's Brigade
  • Students with at least a "Very Good"  conduct grade in P5 and P6.
  • Students should have held a leadership position for at least one semester in P5 and/or P6.
  • Students should be medically fit to participate in outdoor activities.
  • Students should have obtained at least a Bronze in the latest NAPFA test.
  • (Please be prepared to submit documentary proof via electronic means should your child be shortlisted.)