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Direct School Admission through Learning for Life Programme (LLP)


In 2014, Changkat Changi Secondary School started its Learning for Life Programme (LLP) titled “Service and Leadership through School To Nation”. The programme aims to develop leaders who are able to impact the community positively. The programme develops leadership qualities in students and involves them in planning and carrying out Values-in-Action (VIA) projects to improve the school and community. The programme seeks to develop student leaders who are active advocates for causes that they are passionate about.  

 Students under the programme will be given opportunities to attend leadership training and camps. The school works closely with various community partners to help students understand issues that various communities face. Students will also be given opportunities to lead their peers in organising and completing Values-in-Action projects to act on those issues. Through these experiences, the LLP is able to help develop students who possess important 21st century competencies. 



Senior class leaders taking charge of the training for the newly inducted class leaders

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CCA Leaders after their Total Defence display


Our students serving the community through educating pre-schoolers 
on the need to return trays after our meals at public places.

 Admission Criteria

Changkat Changi Secondary School is looking for Primary 6 students who possess at least one of the following:

1) Service - Applicants should show keen interest and have experiences in serving their school and community.
2) Leadership - Applicants should have experience in performing a leadership role in Primary school.
3) Character - Applicants should minimally have a 'Good' conduct grade consistently throughout their Primary school education.

Application Process
  1. From the 2019 DSA-Sec, all students will apply for DSA-Sec through a centralised DSA-Sec Portal to all DSA-Sec schools (except School of the Arts (SOTA) and Singapore Sports School (SSP), instead of individually to each school. 

  2. More details on application can be found at MOE DSA-Sec website .

  3. Application timeline for 2019 is as follows: 

  4. DateEvent
    8 May to 4 June 2019, 3 pmSubmit your child's application online through the DSA-Sec portal by 3pm on the final day.
    5 August to 9 August 2019School's notification of short-listed candidates
    12 August to 23 August 2019School-based interview for shortlisted applicants.
    By 30 August 2019All applicants will receive a reply from the school on the outcome of the application as follows:

    (i) Confirmed Offer(CO),
    (ii) Waiting List (WL) or
    (iii) Rejected.
    21 October to 25 October 2019, 3pmDSA-Sec applicants who receive at least one DSA-Sec offer (including from SOTA) and are studying in MOE mainstream schools will each receive a School Preference Form on 21 Oct 2019 through their primary schools.

    Those not studying in MOE mainstream schools will need to collect their School Preference Forms on 21 Oct 2019 from MOE Customer Service Centre.

    After receiving the School Preference Form, DSA-Sec applicants may indicate up to three school preferences. Applicants may submit their school preferences through the MOE online system, or by submitting the completed School Preference Form (in hardcopy) to their primary schools if they study in mainstream schools. DSA-Sec offers not taken up will be considered as lapsed at the end of the School Preference Submission period.

    Late November 2019Release of DSA-Sec Results with PSLE results

Why join us?

Our LLP programme aims to develop leaders who have the skills and competency to improve the community around them. The programme aims to develop social advocates who are able to influence people and help others in the community. Students who go through the programme will benefit from developing their 21st century competencies which will help them stand out.

To do so, all lower secondary students will take part in Project Work where they will be able to develop solutions to school based and community problems. Students will also go through leadership training to help develop their skills in influencing others.  For upper secondary students, they will go through advanced leadership training through workshops and camps. In addition, they will be given opportunities to work with the community via organisations such as People’s Association (PA), Community Development Council (CDC) and others.

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


  1. How many places can CCSS Secondary offer in DSA Exercise?
    Our school may offer up to a maximum of 20% of the total Secondary 1 intake for the year.

  1. How will the LLP value-add to my child?
    Students will have the opportunity to develop their own leadership skills and also utilise these leadership skills in carrying out community improvement project. This skill sets acquired during the LLP will be useful soft skills which are highly sought after in the workforce.

  1. My child is an international student / Home-schooled / returning Singapore Citizen / SPR not studying in a local school. Can he/she apply for DSA?
    For all candidates who are not studying in MOE mainstream primary schools, they are to obtain a Registration Number (RGxxxxxxx) from MOE Customer Service Centre upon the start of the DSA Exercise, which will be made known through the media in early May.

    For all International Students, students are required to take the AEIS (Admissions Exercise for International Students) test for any admission into mainstream secondary schools. Kindly visit the MOE website here for more information 

    For information on returning Singaporeans, kindly find the information here.

  1. Do my child/ward have to take the PSLE?
    Students who take up Confirmed Offers or Waiting List Offers by schools during the DSA-Sec Exercise are still required to take the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Those who take up Confirmed Offers are guaranteed a place in the school that has extended them an offer, provided that their PSLE results meet the minimum requirement for a course [Express/ Normal (Academic)/ Normal (Technical)] offered by the school. Should the child obtain a PSLE score that lies between 2 streams, he/she will be able to opt for the preferred stream.

  1. Can my child/ward apply for transfer after getting a confirmed place?
    Similar to previous years, students who have been admitted to a school through the DSA-Sec Exercise will not be able to participate in the centralised Secondary One Posting Exercise.Students who have been successfully allocated to a school via the DSA-Sec Exercise are expected to honour their commitment to their posted DSA-Sec schools and will thus not be allowed to transfer to another school after the release of the PSLE results.

For more information on our LLP, please  click here .