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admission in primary 2

Postby santwana » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:43 am

i m in sengkang nd facing so much problem in getting a local school with vaccancy for primary2 .july is coming nd nt able to get into it.please suggest me the ways as MOE is already trying.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 6:52 am

Welcome to Phase 3 registrations. I'm afraid you will find your child in some neighbourhood school far removed from your current location. This is normal and while not ideal, is the best you can hope for in a super crowded, as is right, citizens first system. If you want, there is always the International School route. The MOE isn't too concerned about the needs of foreigner's children here and it's not unusual to have two children in two different schools in complete opposite ends of the island. This is why we always advise to get the kids registered in a school first and then find your permanent place of abode. Good luck. You are going to need it. Foreign childrend in Singapore who want to go the local school route come 'last' in the selection process and more often than not, there are no vacancies left after Phase 2B, long before Phase 3 even gets a chance.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 7:00 am

My daughter will start nursery from Jan next year and we are planning to put her in a church school, near our house which is pretty good and fees and priority is same for locals and foreigners. So we still have about 3.5 years before we have start to worry.

We have couple of neighbours who are PRs but their last kids weren't given PR and they are worse off than us. They are on LTSVP and need to apply for student pass, even for nursery :?

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Postby merichan » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 1:32 pm

Just rephrasing to make sure I got it right...

Your child is right now the age for P2, you are trying to get a spot, but so far MOE hasn't come through.

I guess child is in DP otherwise they would already have told you the only way in was the AEIS...


You can either keep insisting with MOE in hope they finally find a spot right now, with the right mix of gentle insistence and a bit of luck you can usually get them to find a spot ( however middle of the year like this, on a year pretty full, you really risk them finding a spot on the other side of the island. )

Or you can see to enrol your child in the AEIS... process is a bit daunting, but more and more encouraged by MOE to settle all new enrolments of foreign students.

So far I haven't heard back of a DP child that hasn't been offered a spot after going through the AEIS

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Postby therat » Tue, 24 Jun 2014 4:58 pm

Your child will be enroll primary 2 this year or next year primary 2.

Singapore education start from Jan - Nov.

Enter a school at July which everyone is preparing for year end exam.

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