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Did you know that Pasir Ris Secondary has a number of outstanding alumni in sports? Yasir Hanapi, a SEA Games Bronze Medallist in 2007 and 2009, and  Ethel Kang, a SEA Games Bronze Medallist for Indoor Volleyball in 2015, are two alumni who have gone on to excel in their sporting journey and career. Leveraging the pervasiveness of these two sports in the school’s tradition, we are recruiting exceptional talents to join our Football and Volleyball teams. 

At Pasir Ris Secondary School, we have a comprehensive and extensive programme in Football and Volleyball to develop our athletes. Not only do they receive high-quality training in sports, but there is also a robust leadership programme to develop them into worthy sports ambassadors. Some of the leadership opportunities include assignment as assistant coaches during PE lessons, nomination as sports captains, attendance at sports clinics/masterclasses, championing health and fitness as well as organising inter-class games. We strongly believe that sports can build character, and foster friendship and teamwork.  We will ensure that our athletes balance their achievements in sports and academic studies. 

With a firm belief in pushing every individual to his/her potential, for exceptional performers, there are opportunities to link up with clubs for them to participate at a higher level of play. 

If you have the passion and talent for Football or Volleyball, we invite you to join our Pasirian family.

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Sports Talent Area

DSA Main Category

DSA Talent Area


Sports & Games


Boys only 

Sports & Games


Boys & Girls 

Selection Criteria

Applicants must:

      • Have represented school in Zonal/National Tournament OR
      • Is a member of any sports club (e.g. School, Community Clubs, Academy) OR
      • Represented School/Club/Constituency in any other invasion and/or net/wall barrier games.
      • Have good records in terms of conduct and attendance in primary school.

Please note that meeting all the criteria does not guarantee the student will be shortlisted/given an offer.


Selection Process  
Applicants will be shortlisted based on the criteria stated above.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a trial to showcase their technical capability and tactical understanding about the game. An interview will also be conducted to highlight their passion for the sport and how they can contribute to the sporting fraternity in PRSS especially in the area of developing values in sports. 

Other Requirements

      • For all applicants who are not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, please refer to https://go.gov.sg/nmsdsa-sec-application.
      • International Students may apply but must take part in and fulfil the requirements of the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) test to be successful in DSA. 

Centralised 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 – www.moe.gov.sg/dsa-sec 

      • Certified true copies of certificates / documentary proof for the non-school based awards and activities may be requested for shortlisted applicants. 
      • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application by 12 Sep 2022. Candidates who are given a Confirmed Offer are guaranteed a place in our school in a course which they are eligible for (Express, Normal Academic or Normal Technical) based on their PSLE results. 
      • No appeal will be entertained as the school’s decision on the offer is final. 

Key Dates



Application through the centralised DSA-Sec Portal

Mainstream students: https://go.gov.sg/apply-dsa-sec

Non-mainstream students: https://go.gov.sg/apply-dsa-sec-nms

5 May 2022, 11am - 1 Jun 2022, 3pm

Notification of Interview/ Audition/ Trial for shortlisted applicants

27 Jun 2022 - 12 Sep 2022

Outcome of application (Confirmed Offer, Waiting List, Rejected)

By 12 Sep 2022

Students with CO or WL offer will receive notification on the School Preference Submission

End Oct 2022

Submission of school preferences via the DSA-Sec Portal

31 Oct 2022 – 4 Nov 2022 

Release of DSA-Sec results with PSLE results release 

Late Nov 2022

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 Sec 1 - 4. 

*For any inquiries, please call the General Office at 65010800.