Direct School Admission (DSA) 2018

Learning for Life (Sports) Programme

Character Development & Leadership Through Sports (Floorball)

for Academic Year 2019


Direct School Admission

The DSA-Sec Exercise was introduced by the Ministry of Education in 2004 to promote holistic education and provide students an opportunity to demonstrate a more diverse range of achievements and talents in seeking admission to a secondary school.  Under this DSA-Sec Exercise, participating schools will be able to select some Primary Six (P6) students for admission to Secondary One. The selection will be based on their achievements and talents before the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results are released. In March 2018, MOE approved Bukit Merah Secondary School as one of the schools under the DSA-Sec Exercise to build on our niche area – Floorball.

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School Vision 

Our vision is “Every Merahan a resilient, caring and self-directed learner”. We believe that the sporting arena provides that authentic learning experience for our students to develop the values of Resilience, Integrity, Self-Discipline and Empathy as envisioned by our school.


Achievements in Floorball National School Games Championship (National Level)


Teams/Year 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
B Div Boys 2nd Runner-Up 1st Runner-Up 2nd Runner-Up National Champion
B Div Girls National Champion National Champion 2nd Runner-Up National Champion 3rd Runner-Up 3rd Runner-Up
C Div Boys 2nd Runner-Up
C Div Girls 2nd Runner-Up National Champion 3rd Runner-Up


Application Procedure

a. Application forms can be obtained from the school’s General Office during office hours, Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5.30pm or copy of the application form can be downloaded here.
b. Please submit photocopy of the following documents together with the Application Form.
– Academic Records
– CCA/VIA Records
– NAPFA Test results in Primary Five and/or Primary Six
– Any other relevant supporting documents (eg. Letter of recommendation etc)
c. Completed application form is to be submitted by hand or post, together with the stipulated documents to:

Attn: Mr Kek Boon Ann Zubi
Direct School Admission (DSA)
Bukit Merah Secondary School
10 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159050

d. Application forms that are sent through fax or e-mail will not be entertained.
e. Deadline for submission of application forms: 9 July 2018.


Important Things to Note before Applying

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.


Admission Criteria

 Students who intend to apply for admission to our Character Development & Leadership Through Sports (Floorball) Programme must satisfy the following criteria:

CCA Component  
a. Member of Floorball/Basketball/Volleyball Teams or any Sports CCAs in primary school

b. Represented school at Inter-School Sports Competitions

c. Represented Singapore Schools etc.

d. Good track record of sports performance in primary school

Physical Fitness Component
a. Achieved at least a Silver Award in the most recent NAPFA Test
a. Physical Assessment & Testing in

  • Skills (Ball Handling Skill, Teamwork and Game Awareness)
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Cardiovascular Endurance
a. Demonstrates strong leadership potential, resilience and self-discipline

b. Medically fit for Outdoor activities

c. Recommendation by coaches or teachers in charge

d. Strong academic performance is an advantage

Students admitted through DSA exercise must remain in their respective Sports CCAs throughout his/her 4–5 years in the school.


Selection Process

a. Short-listed applicants for the trials are to report in PE attire (school PE t-shirt and shorts) on 21 July 2018 (9.00am), at the foyer outside the General Office.
b. Short-listed applicants after the trials may be required to attend an interview on 1 – 3 August 2018.
c. Short-listed candidates will be notified by post by 31 August 2018.



Process Date / Time
Application Opens 7 May 2018
Closing date for submission of application forms and supporting documents 9 July 2018
Notification of short-listed applicants for Floorball Trials (by post) By 13 July 2018
Floorball Trials Boys & Girls

21 July 2018 at 9.00am – 12.00pm

Notification of short-listed applicants for interview (by post) By 27 July 2018
Interview sessions 1 – 3 August 2018
Notification Letter (Outcome of application) By 31 August 2018
Exercise School Preference by students 29 October 2018 (9am) –

2 November 2018 (3pm)

Notification of DSA-Sec admission results (on the same day as the release of the PSLE results) 22 – 26 November 2018 (Tentative)


Reflections from Current & Ex-BMSS students

  Navin s/o Kumaran Sec 4E (2018)

2018 – School Team Champion & National Champion

I was formerly from band in primary school and I wasn’t that vocal, confident and outspoken. after picking up floorball in secondary one, I started gaining confidence to be more vocal and outspoken. I was also offered the captain role in secondary 2 and this shaped me to become a leader who is vocal and driven to win matches. However, we didn’t have a good run in that season. In secondary 4 I got another shot at being the captain and I corrected myself on my previous mistakes I made as a captain. With floorball constantly boosting my confidence during the past 4 years, I became way more vocal, confident, resilient and self-disciplined this year.

  Siti Nurhaliza Binte Khairul Anuar Sec 5N (2015)

2018 – Singapore National Floorball Player

I am glad to have played for the BMSS Floorball Girls’ Team. Through the many sporting and academic challenges & achievements here in BMSS, I was able to use it to help me pursue a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences via the direct polytechnic admission programme (DPA) at Republic Polytechnic.

  Mohamad Rashid Bin Jalaluddin Sec 4 (2008)

2018 – BMSS Boys Coach

2018 – Singapore National Floorball Player

Floorball has developed a ‘never say die’ attitude in me. The experiences of the numerous victories and failures throughout my floorball career has proven to me that if I pursue what I want to achieve and put in my maximum effort, the results will eventually show. It’s definitely a principle that stuck with me through my daily lives.

Floorball has also taught me to adapt to different situations and make quick decisions. Being a very tactical game, there are many instances where there is a need to change decisions on court to shift the game momentum to our advantage. Similarly in our daily lives not everything will go according to plan and there is a need to adapt or make changes.


Contact Us

For further enquiries, please contact:

Mr Kek Boon Ann Zubi Mr Peh Kian Chai Mr Clement Xiao
HOD PE & CCA School Programme Executive Teacher-in-charge of Floorball
Ext: 115 Ext: 306 Ext: 215

8.30am to 5.30pm on weekdays

Tel: 64748934


(Subject: DSA Enquiries)