More Primary 1 places open up for dragon babies this year

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Around 2,600 more places, announced MOE.

With Primary One registration for Phase 1 starting today (28 June), parents will be relieved to know that more primary one places for Dragon babies will open up. 

More Primary One Places for Dragon Babies: How Many Exactly and Where? 

The Ministry of Education will reportedly open 2,600 more places this year for Dragon year babies born in 2012 registering for Primary 1. 

This increased intake was announced on 27 June by Education Minister Ong Ye Kung. He says there will be around 41,800 Primary 1 spots available in 2019, in 184 primary schools. 

“The 184 schools takes into account the 14 primary schools that will be merged into seven schools,” reports The Straits Times. 

 
These schools include: 
  • Xinghua Primary in Hougang
  • Greendale Primary in Punggol
  • Horizon Primary in Punggol
  • Damai Primary in Bedok
  • Bedok Green Primary in Bedok.

Minister Ong further encouraged parents to select schools that suited their children’s interests and strengths.

In March this year, the manual balloting process was replaced with a computerised one. This means parents don’t need to head to the schools for balloting. 

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More primary one places for Dragon babies!

Phases and Procedures for P1 Registration Exercise 2018: A Reminder

Registration to primary school will be conducted in phases. Here are some key details:

Phase 1

Dates: 28 June 2018 (Thursday), 29 June 2018 (Friday)

Eligibility: For a child who has a sibling studying in that primary school (only for children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents)

Procedure: Parents are required to submit the registration form and relevant documents through the older sibling (who will be given the form by the school). This phase has the highest priority. All children registered under this phase will be given places in the schools.

Phase 2A(1)

Dates: 4 July 2018 (Wednesday) 

Eligibility: Only for children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

(a) For a child whose parent is a former student of the primary school and who has joined the alumni association as a member not later than 30 June 2017

(b) For a child whose parent is a member of the School Advisory/Management Committee

Results announced: 9 July 2018 (Monday)

Phase 2A(2)

Dates: 11 July 2018 (Wednesday), 12 July 2018 (Thursday)

Eligibility: Only for children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

(a) For a child whose parent or sibling has studied in that primary school

(b) For a child whose parent is a staff member of that primary school

(c) For a child from the MOE Kindergarten under the purview of and co-located with the primary school of choice

Results announced: 17 July 2018 (Tuesday)

Phase 2B

Dates: 19 July 2018 (Thursday), 20 July 2018 (Friday)

Eligibility: Only for children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

(a) For a child whose parent has joined that primary school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2017 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2018

(b) For a child whose parent is a member endorsed by the church / clan directly connected with the primary school

(c) For a child whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader

Results announced: 26 July 2018 (Thursday)

Procedure for Phase 2A(1), Phase 2A(2), Phase 2B: Parent is to submit the registration form (available at the school during registration) and required documents at that primary school, on the concerned dates, at the above mentioned times.

Alternatively, parents can authorise a person to register their child on their behalf. An original letter of authorisation is required from the parent.

Singapore Citizens (SCs) will be given absolute priority over Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) when balloting is necessary in a specific phase.

Phase 2C

Dates

Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) online registration: From 30 July 2018 (Monday), 9.00am to 1 August 2018 (Wednesday), 4.30pm  OR

Registration at school: 31 July 2018 (Tuesday), 1 August 2018 (Wednesday), 2 August 2018 (Thursday)

Eligibility: For all children who are eligible for Primary 1 in the following year, and are not yet registered in a primary school (only for children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents)

Results announced: 8 August 2018 (Wednesday)

Phase 2C Supplementary

Dates

P1-IS online registrationFrom 13 August 2018 (Monday), 9.00am to 14 August 2018 (Tuesday), 4.30pm  OR

Registration at school: 14 August 2018 (Tuesday), 15 August 2018 (Wednesday)

Eligibility: For a child who is not yet registered in a primary school after Phase 2C (only for children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents)

Results announced: 21 August 2018 (Tuesday)

Procedure for Phase 2C, Phase 2C Supplementary: Parent is to submit the registration form (available at the school during registration) and required documents at the primary school. In case of P1-IS online registration, parents will need to produce the original of each required documents to the school, when requested by the school, or upon reporting to the school.

Alternatively, parents can authorise a person to register their child on their behalf. An original letter of authorisation is required from the parent.

Singapore Citizens (SCs) will be given absolute priority over Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) when balloting is necessary in a specific phase.

Note: Parents of Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident children who have not obtained a school place after Phase 2C Supplementary can request MOE to facilitate the child’s placement to a school which still has vacancies.

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Phase 3

Dates: Registration at school in October 2018

Eligibility: 

Only for non-Singapore Citizen (SC)/non-Permanent Resident (PR) children who have indicated their interest and are informed by MOE in October 2018 that they can be offered a P1 place.

All non-SC/non-PR children should first submit an online indication of interest form from 5 June 2018 (Tuesday), 9.00 am to 11 June 2018 (Monday), 4.30 pm.

Those who do not submit the indication of interest form to MOE by 11 June 2018, 4.30 pm will not be able to register during Phase 3 of the 2018 P1 Registration Exercise.

Results announced: By 31 October 2018 (Wednesday)

Procedure: 

Step 1: Submit an online indication of interest form via the MOE P1 website, from 5 to 11 June 2018, AND

Step 2: Non-SC / non-PR children who have submitted the indication of interest form and are notified in October by MOE that they can be offered a P1 place in the school, must register in person at the designated schools during Phase 3 of P1 Registration Exercise 2018 (in late October 2018).

 

Source: The Straits Times