so what do you intend to do about it?
This is a discussion on Primary 1 registration for Kids born in 2005 within the Primary School Registration and Academic forum, part of the Singapore Kiasu Parents Forum category; Helloz any1 with kids same age as my Baber? i recently started to get worried lOlzzzz think its about time ...
any1 with kids same age as my Baber?
i recently started to get worried lOlzzzz
think its about time i start sourcing for his Primary school
The info is for last year's registration.
heres the website from MOE:
Ministry of Education, Singapore: Phases of Primary One Registration Exercise
Phases of Primary One Registration Exercise
Category 11: Children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
For a child who has a sibling studying in a school of choice.
Registration: Tuesday 7th July 2009 and Wednesday 8th July 2009
All children registered under this phase will be given places in schools.
For a child whose parent is a former student of the school and who has joined the alumni association as a member not later than 30 Jun 2008; or whose parent is a member of the School Advisory/Management Committee.
Registration: Thursday 9th July 2009
Announcement of Result: By Friday 10th July 2009
For a child whose parent or sibling has studied in the school of choice; or whose parent is a staff member of the school of choice.
Registration: Monday 13th July 2009 and Tuesday 14th July 2009
Announcement of Result: By Thursday 16th July 2009
For a child whose parent has joined the school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2008 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2009; or whose parent is a member endorsed by the church/clan directly connected with the school; or whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader.
Registration: Monday 20th July 2009 and Tuesday 21st July 2009
Announcement of Result: By Friday 24th July 2009
For a child who is ineligible for or unsuccessful in earlier phases.
Registration: : Wednesday 29th July 2009, Thursday 30th July 2009 and Friday 31st July 2009
Announcement of Result: By Tuesday 11th August 2009
Phase 2C Supplementary
For a child who is unsuccessful in gaining a place in a school of choice at Phase 2C.
Registration: Friday 14th August 2009
Announcement of Result: By Wednesday 19th August 2009
Category 23: Children who are neither Singapore Citizens nor Singapore Permanent Residents
For a child who is neither a Singapore Citizen nor a Permanent Resident.
Registration and Announcement of Result: Friday 28th August 2009
- <LI id=footnote-1>Should the number of applications exceed the number of vacancies in any phase, places will be balloted according to the following order of priority:
↩ <LI id=footnote-2>At the end of Phase 2A(2), 50% of the remaining places will be allocated for phase 2B and the other 50% for Phase 2C registrants in a school. In the event that less than 50% of the allocated vacancies are taken up at Phase 2B, the remaining vacancies will be carried forward to Phase 2C. ↩
- Children living within 1 km of the school of choice.
- Children living between 1 km and 2 km of the school of choice.
- Children living outside 2 km of the school of choice.
- Children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents and who have not registered at any of the earlier phases are also eligible to register at this phase. Registration in this phase will be done on a first-come-first-served basis. ↩
so what do you intend to do about it?
There's something new for this yr's reg.. if there's a ballot to be conducted, then S'pore Citizens/PR (not too sure about PR) will get 2 ballot chances compared to 1 for others.
From my experience last yr, if you intend to send your child to a popular sch, then move as close to the sch as possible, if you are not eligible for the phases earlier than 2B. Best is within 1km.
My friends played it safe. They joined the alumni of the sch to get in as Phase 2A1.
From my experience last your, if you intend to send your child to a popular sch, then move as close to the sch as possible, if you are not eligible for the phases earlier than 2B. Best is within 1km.[/quote]
Hi, Just like to share abit too - my 2nd child was also a 2005 baby and therefore she is also due for P1 registration next year. Ideally, the best option is to register her together with my 1st child so she will be in the Phase 1 category - sure sure to get a place
But the problem is that my elder gal did not get in the 1st choice of school and thus was into the Pase 2C Supp and gotten into a school which is not "so popular"...Needless to say, we were very disappointed at that time and even until now that she is P2 we are still hoping to transfer her to a "better preferred" school of our choice
We are residing in Jurong West - parents reading this thread and who stay near my area will understand the "agony" as the number of "popular/good/preferred" primary school is within 5 fingers count...
I think I will be KS and join the alumni too
Coz I dont't think I have any other alternative if my son doesn't get into that school.
This is my personal opinion. Factually, results matter a lot. Transfer is much easier if the child's academic results are good. The other option wld be to excel in a niche sports/ECA offered by the sch of choice. Then the probability of getting a successful transfer increases.
Last edited by camom; 22-01-2010 at 09:22 AM.
Coz i really lost track of the Pri Schools registration systems and no experience at allllll...........suddenly think its time to start my homework and research lOlzzzzz
Ask you all huhh, is there any difference between Phase 2A1 and Phase 2A2 ???????? Or it only applies for very popular schools????
I intend to put Baber in Cedar Primary School.....if so by when should i join the alumni??????
paiseh really very silly questions asked lOlzzzzz
Hi CCM, 2A1 and 2A2 are different.
2A1 are former students + alumni members
2A2 are former students. not alumni members.
If I'm not wrong, if you're registering next year, you should have signed up to be an alumni member by the end of last year.
The phases applies to ALL schools.
let me call up the school and ask lOlzzzzzzzzzzz
I just called up the school to ask
wahhh they said last years intake of students till Phase 2A is only 5 students, total is 150 students every year intake.
meaning no need to even join the alumni..........zzzzzzzzzzz
this year july 2010 will need to register liaOOOooooo
Wahh.. Shiok.. Hehehehe.. Save time, save money.
If the primary school is not popular or has no affiliation to a good or well-known secondary school, usually no need to be PV, alumni or grassroot leader.
SAJ Mummy, that's why choosing where you stay is very impt if you have kids. My cousins chose rent another house in Bedok while waiting for their minimum 5years on their own house to be up. They sold their house off once 5 years was up and bought another house in Bedok (near my uncle's house). They moved from Jurong West to Bedok just for their son's school. I personally feel that it's a wise move by them cos I see the boy doing very well in his school.
Empty vessels make the most noise
not affiliated...............how arhhh??????
*Tongue in cheek*
must make sure your kid excels academically, then can choose which sch he wants to go.
Why not pop down to a free seminar organised by MOE this Sat, 30th Jan?
It'll be a gopd starting point.
Below are the details. Do register soon!
Preparing Your Child for Primary Education
~ A Parent Seminar by Ministry of Education ~
Starting primary school is a big step in your child's life. To help you better understand primary school programmes and enable you to make key education decisions, the Ministry of Education will be conducting a seminar on Primary School Education. At the seminar, parents can look forward to sharing sessions by the school principal and a parent volunteer, as well as view the various programmes our primary schools provide.
The Primary Education System and Primary One Registration
Mrs Mary Ngiam, Principal, Princess Elizabeth Primary School
The Primary School years are focused on giving students a good grasp of English Language, Mother Tongue and Mathematics; as well as helping children build character and cultivate good values and habits. Mrs Ngiam will share with parents an overview of Primary School education. Parents will also learn about the registration process and what they need to take note of when registering their child for Primary One.
Choosing a Primary School and Supporting Your Child in Primary School
Mrs Veron Sim, MOE Parent Ambassador
With the right support from parents and schools, children will be able to adapt well and build a strong foundation for the rest of their education. Mrs Sim will share practical tips on selecting a primary school and how to prepare your child for school so that he or she can have an enjoyable school experience.
Date : 30 January 2010, Saturday
Time : 0900 – 1230
(Registration starts from 0830 onwards)
Venue : Princess Elizabeth Primary School
30, Bukit Batok West Avenue 3, Singapore 659163
To register, please email the following details to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Name of participant/s
• Contact No
Tel: 6325 6030
Closing date: 27 January 2010, Wednesday
Primary schools in the vicinity will be showcasing their schools' niche programmes to give parents a better idea of the programmes our schools offer.
• Bukit Timah Primary
• Bukit View Primary
• Dazhong Primary
• Hong Kah Primary
• Keming Primary
• Lianhua Primary
• Princess Elizabeth Primary
• St Anthony's Primary
i wanna ask, if i'm an ex-student of that sch, but i DONT stay within 1km, still got chance right? just that if i join the alumni, chances will be higher?
My boy is born in 2005. IMHO, it's really hard to get into a good school. If the chances are low, I will work from home and consider the option of homeschooling.