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Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 9:33 am

metroguy wrote:Also, I noticed that there won't be any Phase 3 from next year onwards. All international students will have to go through AEIS from next year.

ScoobyDoes...please take note.



Thanks, have you got anything on that? My wife JUST found the following:

"For admission to academic year 2012 onwards, international students who are or will be age 7 and above as of 1 January in the year of admission, are required to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)."

For P1 and at Jan'12 my son will only be 6.
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Postby metroguy » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:25 am

I have no idea. Perhaps they mean those who are 7 by Jan'12 cannot participate in Phase 3 registration being held now. So, there may be Phase 3 next year too.
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Postby metroguy » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 11:42 am

Just came back from registration. I changed my mind when i woke up this morning and went to Cantonment Pri.

There are 46 places, but there were already 60 applicants. I think there will be at least 100 registrations by today. Balloting tomorrow @ 10am. Everythincrossed
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I was amused to see a few s'poreans registering because they forgot to register during earlier phases.god bless their kids.
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:06 pm

metroguy wrote:I have no idea. Perhaps they mean those who are 7 by Jan'12 cannot participate in Phase 3 registration being held now. So, there may be Phase 3 next year too.



Yes, reading it my impression is 'no change' over the current AEIS since already it is required for entry into P2 when kids would be 7-yrs old anyway.

Anyway, thanks for giving me something else to look for :roll:

Good luck with your ballot :wink:
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Postby fushiav » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:59 am

We went to Queenstown primary in the end - waited until the afternoon to see how places were filling up - no ballotting in the end for us, which is a relief - don't think I'd have the nerves to go through this!

Funny what you said about Singaporeans registering on Phase 3 - very anti-kiasu...

Fingers crossed for you re cantonment ! There are still 3 places left in Queenstown if you are interested..

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Postby metroguy » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:06 am

Thanks boffenl and scoobydoes,

My son got lucky in balloting :D

I still don't understand why the 4 s'poreans who registered under Phase 3 didn't need to go through balloting even though it was their fault as they "forgot" to register earlier.
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Postby metroguy » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:09 am

fushiav wrote:We went to Queenstown primary in the end - waited until the afternoon to see how places were filling up - no ballotting in the end for us, which is a relief - don't think I'd have the nerves to go through this!

Funny what you said about Singaporeans registering on Phase 3 - very anti-kiasu...

Fingers crossed for you re cantonment ! There are still 3 places left in Queenstown if you are interested..

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Postby Fio » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 1:28 pm

Hi Metro guy,
I tried to pm you via this website to no avail as I did not have enough posting in this website for this privelege.

Congratulations to you on the successful balloting. I have heard great feedbacks on this school. How good the school is also depends on the principal and this principal is formerly from Fengshan primary school and did that school well. The principal has been doing a lot with lots of activities for the children. Parents of existing students are happy.

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Postby Fio » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 1:36 pm

Hi Metroguy,
the 4 s'poreans who registered under Phase 3 didn't need to go through balloting because they are already in before the places are released for balloting for the foreigners

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Postby metroguy » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 1:49 pm

Fio wrote:Hi Metroguy,
the 4 s'poreans who registered under Phase 3 didn't need to go through balloting because they are already in before the places are released for balloting for the foreigners


But they took up 4 places out of 46 meant for Phase 3. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been any need for ballotting. As they registered under phase 3, it would have been fair if they too had to go through balloting rather than taking them in straight away.
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:08 pm

I think technically they didn't register under Ph.3, just late for Ph.2 and on a day they knew they could apply directly at the school.

Maybe they didn't know they could actually go any time (or at least I thought they could, after Ph.2 Ballot was complete).
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Postby fushiav » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:18 pm

Hi Scoobydoes

For your kid next year, one site you might want to take a look at is kiasuparents.com - they have invaluable info on schools, take up rate history etc...

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Postby boffenl » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:40 pm

GREAT NEWS! Thanks so much for sharing--and congratulations to you both. So happy you got your 1st choice schools.

Yes, there are always some Singaporeans who "forget" and jump in on the last day--these are usually folks who got "visited" at home and told to go register their kids. :)

Do keep us posted on the first days.

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Postby metroguy » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:46 pm

Thanks boffenl. It was exciting to be part of history, as this is the 1st time conducting Phase 3 balloting and it was 1st ever ballot in the history of Cantonment Primary.
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Postby metroguy » Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:51 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:I think technically they didn't register under Ph.3, just late for Ph.2 and on a day they knew they could apply directly at the school.

Maybe they didn't know they could actually go any time (or at least I thought they could, after Ph.2 Ballot was complete).


I felt sad for the Vietnamese twins and the other 2 Europeans who couldn't get in. If it wasn't for the said 4, it'd have been just nice with 46 applicants for 46 places. Anyways...I am happy that I didn't need to rush to other schools.
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