Primary One Registration Phases

#Repost from our old Blog ( Click for original link )

MOE has announced Singaporean kids will have priority over PR (Permanent Citizens). Only when all Singaporean child is allocated (even when distance is more than 1km), will PR kids be considered. Read ChannelNewsAsia report.

Daddy know a lot of parents will be very happy, as Primary 1 allocation in our preferred school is something close to our heart. Since citizens have more opportunities now, hopefully we will have less stress in the months leading to balloting. Having gone through the registration phases, it is like riding roller-coaster, as you can see the number of places dwindling after each phase. Our first child only manage to squeeze in with two vacancies to go !

Daddy has nothing against our PR, but he thought this gesture from MOE is long overdue.
Imagine, you are living next to a primary school, but your child could not get in.

Someone will say this decision is beyond us, bla bla that’s life and accept it. But disappointment will still linger, especially when you know another PR’s kid from further away manage to squeeze in.

Parents with kids in K1 and K2 would greet new MOE’s announcement with delight.
Oh, if you are thinking of packing your kids to the most Popular school an hour away,Β  it is not necessary! The poor child will have to wake up at 5am and take the first bus at 5:30am

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Every year around Jun and Jul, you will see a lot of anxious parents. Their kids are going to Primary school, and selecting their choice-school is a big deal to a lot of parents. Well, some believe the first step in society starts in Primary school, so only the “best” Primary school will do πŸ™‚

Wow, our Primary One kiddos are only seven years old, do we really need to pressure-cooker them at such tender age? (Daddy would be lying when he say he is not anxious haha, but we are not paranoid :p )

*** Click to read our anxiety when Wen Wei was enrolling for Primary one.

For our No2 boy, he got into his Brother’s Primary school in Phase 1.
Daddy and Mummy are so glad we do not have to go competing for “places” again..phew.

This week is Phase 2C, when Parents go balloting for their kids. Parents have to gather in a hall, while other parents randomly pick up the “lucky” few to be allocated a placing.

*** Our Wen Wei was lucky 71 out of 73 slots !

Above pic shows Kang at two months old giggling. Is he really going to Primary 1 in 5 months?
We hope he will quickly adapt to school life, make new friends and learn new things in school πŸ™‚

More information about MOE school enrollment phase at this link –> http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/primary-one-registration/phases/

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Macdonald invites you to 2012 London Olympics

 

2012 London Olympics is around the corner, and Macdonald is sending three young ambassadors to London. To quote from them :

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Play is not a luxury in our children’s lives. It’s essential.

It has been scientifically proven that play is essential for a child’s healthy development, helping kids social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth. Importantly, kids today don’t get enough play. They spend increasing amounts of time behind computer and video screens, with increasing pressure on academic performance.

Reaffirming our commitment to children’s well-being, McDonald’s will leverage on the power of play for the good of kids everywhere. We will come together as one world to champion the cause of play, because play has purpose. Play that stirs creative minds and sets bodies in motion, play that brings family and friends together and nourishes our kids – body, mind and spirit.
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From 01Mar to 13Apr, ask your kids about their favourite sports, summit their request to be Champions of Play, and come July London, you might just get to shake Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt‘s hands ! Imagine how this will ink a milestone in our kid’s growing up years πŸ™‚

Three lucky kids in Singapore will join two hundred others worldwide for the Olympics. More details can be found here –> http://www.championsofplay.com.sg/