primary 1 -- home school ?

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primary 1 -- home school ?

Post by admin0 » Tue, 05 Jan 2010 5:07 pm


My kid just completed his K2. However due to his age, 6+, he cannot go to any primary 1 (age requirement is to be 7 years old). Thus, He has to wait till next year to be on P1.
I am thinking to teach him myself for p1 (any ideas where I can get the coursework?) and would enrolling him in a system like kumon be a good idea ?

The idea is that he is not to sit idle this whole year, and also, in case we leave Singapore, he will not lose 1 year, and be able to enroll in p2.

Can you recommend something, or any tuition centers that I can contact to get him started.


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Post by Little M » Wed, 06 Jan 2010 10:19 am

Pls do check with the primary school again. The year that the child turns 7yrs old, is the year that he is studying P1. So if your child is 6+, he is at the right age to be in P1 this year.

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Post by muitrang » Wed, 06 Jan 2010 11:00 am

My son is born on May 2003, he starts P1 now. We moved here from US last year. He also went to K2 with SG local school last year.

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Post by mumfromOz » Fri, 08 Jan 2010 5:22 pm

hi, u can go to Popular Bookstore and ask the store assistants to help you find primary one books. a couple of my Singaporean friends on the homeschooling network are doing this.

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Post by BBC » Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:48 pm

yes, in popular bookstore you will find text books for P1 kids , you can teach him.

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Post by rnb » Mon, 11 Jan 2010 1:42 pm

Little M is correct. If your child is already 6+ before 01 Jan 2010, he could already be in P1 this year. Here is an excerpt from the MOE:

Children born between 2 January 2003 and 1 January 2004 (both dates inclusive) may be registered for Primary One Classes in 2010.

Check other info on P1 registration here: ... istration/

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