MOE Kindergarten Registration 2019 Online: What You Need To Know
Online registration for the 2019 MOE Kindergarten Registration Exercise will open from 9am on 8 February 2019 to 4pm on 11 February 2019. Parents will be informed of the registration outcome by 10 April 2019.
MOE Kindergarten registration will go online from 2019, revealed the MOE in a press release on 15 January 2019.
A total of 29 MOE Kindergartens (MKs) will be participating in this year’s MK Registration Exercise for K1 admission in 2020.
Registration is open to SC and SPR children born between 2 January 2015 and 1 January 2016, both dates inclusive.
MOE Kindergarten Registration goes online from 2019
Currently, parents interested in registering their child for an MOE Kindergarten (MK) have to physically go to the MK of choice to complete hard copy registration forms and submit supporting documents.
From the coming 2019 MK Registration Exercise, on-site physical registration will be replaced with an online process.
Parents will be able to register their child via the MK website at www.moe.gov.sg/moekindergarten/.
Online registration for the 2019 MK Registration Exercise will open from 9am on 8 February 2019 to 4pm on 11 February 2019.
Parents will be informed of the registration outcome by 10 April 2019.
Changes to MOE Kindergarten Registration Framework: Sibling priority extended
Apart from going online, here are more changes to the MOE Kindergarten Registration framework. Do note that these changes will take effect from the 2019 MK Registration Exercise:
Sibling priority extended
For greater convenience for parents who have older kids studying in the MK or co-located primary school, the current sibling priority criteria has been modified.
It will now include SC and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) children who have siblings studying in K1 – P6 in the MK / primary school in the year of registration.
(Do note that, from 2018, MOE Kindergarten children can apply for P1 admission in the Phase 2A2 (ahead of Phase 2B).)
Change in Priority order
A change has been made in the priority order (PO) to ensure that more children from low income households have access to the MKs.
The new PO is as follows:
- PO1 will reserve and allocate one-third of places to Singapore Citizen (SC) children from lower-income households living within 1 km of the MK.
Lower income refers to households with Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $3,500 per month or Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $875 per month.
- PO2 for SC and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) children with siblings studying in K1 – P6 of the MK or primary school that the MK is located within, in the year of registration.
- PO3 for Singapore Citizen children. If there are children whose parent is a staff member of the MK / primary school, they will be considered first.
- PO4 for SPR children. If there are children whose parent is a staff member of the MK / primary school, they will be considered first.
The MOE also advises that parents attend the MK open houses happening on 26 January and 9 February 2019, where they can tour the facilities and learn more about the MKs.
More details about these open houses are available here.