The Singaporean parent's guide to primary school open houses for 2017

Open houses help you select the right school for your little one entering Primary 1. This guide can help you navigate open house season.

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Entering Primary 1 marks a huge milestone in your child's journey. Your little one is growing up and taking the first step on their formative path. This year, Phase 1 of Primary One registration for 2018 enrollment begins as early as 29 June 2017. 

Open house season is now upon us, offering a great way to check out potential schools for your children. Both parents and kids can head down to take a tour and talk to teachers, so as to select the learning environment that can draw out the best in your little ones.  

To help you out, we've put together a handy list of primary school open houses dates, ordered by housing area. We've also come up with some tips to learn all you need from your open house visit.

How to make the most of the open house

1) Talk to current students

This is far and away the most telling way to gauge a school environment. If possible, talk to some students and ask if they enjoy school. Ask them about their friends, their favourite teachers and subjects — if they are happy in school, they'll definitely have lots to tell you about! 

2) Talk to the teachers

Questions you can ask include the kind of the classroom environment they strive to create. Don't hesitate to make queries more specific to your child's needs — for example, if your child is on the shy side, you could ask how they encourage children to speak up. 

If you get a chance, do also look out for how teachers interact with current students. 

3) Go on a school tour

A school tour, if any, offers you a comprehensive look at the facilities. Observe whether they are well-maintained so as to present a safe environment for the little ones. 

If your children have any specific interests e.g. in sports, it's also a great time to check out whether the facilities are adequate to support their interests. 

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4) Mingle with other parents

Socializing with other parents will give you a great chance to exchange information and compare opinions on the school. You may be able to pick up hearsay or advice that can help you make the choice for your little ones.   

 

List of open house dates

Open house information in this non-exhaustive list has been obtained from MOE-run blog site Schoolbag, as well as sourced from school websites.

Ang Mo Kio:

Jing Shan Primary School

Date: 29/06/2017 and 30/06/2017

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Time: 10am - 12pm

Address: 5 Ang Mo Kio St 52 Singapore 569228 

School website: www.jingshanpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Townsville Primary School

Date: 04/07/2017, 06/07/2017, 07/07/2017, 10/07/2017, 12/07/2017, 14/07/2017, 19/07/2017

Time: 10 - 11.30am

Address: 3 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 Singapore 569730 

School website: http://townsvillepri.moe.edu.sg

 

Bedok:

Opera Estate Primary School

Date: 13/07/2017

Time: 3 - 4.30pm

Address: 48 Fidelio Street Singapore 458436

Registration for school visits: http://bit.ly/2qUY3eK

 

Bishan

Guangyang Primary School

Date: 15/07/2017

Time: 8.30am - 12pm

Address: 6 Bishan Str 12 Singapore 579806

Registration for Open House: http://bit.ly/2rVFO98 

 

Bukit Batok

Keming Primary School

Date: 01/07/2017

Time: 8.30am - 12pm

Address: 90, Bukit Batok East Avenue 6  659762

School website: http://kemingpri.moe.edu.sg/

 

Lianhua Primary School

Date: 12/07/2017

Time: 8am

Address: 2 Bukit Batok Street 52 Singapore 659243

School website: Register for Breakfast Chat with the Principal here

 

Bukit Merah

CHIJ (Kellock)

Date: 20/06/2017, 21/06/2017

Time: 10 - 11.30am

Address: 121 Queensway 149059

School website: http://chijkellock.moe.edu.sg/

 

Zhangde Primary School

Date: 01/07/2017

Time: 9am-12pm

Address: 51 Jalan Membina Singapore 169485

School website: http://zhangdepri.moe.edu.sg

 

Bukit Panjang

Beacon Primary School

Date: 07/07/2017

Time: 5.30 - 8pm

Address: 36 Bukit Panjang Ring Road Singapore 679944

School website: http://beaconpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Choa Chu Kang

Concord Primary School

Date: 08/07/2017

Time: 9am - 1.30pm

Address: 3 Choa Chu Kang Ave 4 Singapore 689814

School website: http://concordpri.moe.edu.sg/

 

Kranji Primary School

Date: 30/06/2017

Time: 9-11am

Address:  11 Choa Chu Kang Street 54 Singapore 689189

School website: http://kranjipri.moe.edu.sg

 

Unity Primary School

Date: 11/07/2017, 18/07/2017

Time: 9 - 10.30am

Address: 21 Choa Chu Kang Crescent Singapore 688268

School website: http://unitypri.moe.edu.sg

 

Geylang

Canossa Convent Primary School

Date: 01/07/2017

Time: 9am - 1pm

Address:  1 Sallim Road Singapore 387621

Registration for Open House: bit.ly/2nVDj3T

 

Haig Girls' School

Date: 28/06/2017, 29/06/2017

Time: 8.30am-  12pm

Address: 51 Koon Seng Road Singapore 427072 

School website: http://haiggirls.moe.edu.sg/

 

Hougang

Punggol Primary School

Date: 15/07/2017

Time: 8.30 - 11am

Address: 61 Hougang Avenue 8 Singapore 538787

School website: http://punggolpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Jurong West

Frontier Primary School

Date: 14/07/2017

Time: 12 - 5pm

Address: 20 Jurong West St 61 Singapore 648200

School website: http://frontierpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Jurong West Primary School

Date: 10/07/2017, 11/07/2017, 12/07/2017

Time: 8.30am - 1pm

Address: 30 Jurong West St 61 Singapore 648368

Registration for Open House: http://bit.ly/2sxYVDh 

 

Juying Primary School

Date:  04/07/2017

Time: 9 - 11.30am

Address: 31 Jurong West Street 91 Singapore 649037

School website: http://www.juyingpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Punggol

Horizon Primary School

Date:  30/06/2017

Time: 2.30 - 5pm

Address: 61 Edgedale Plains Singapore 828819 

Horizon Primary School is organising a Parent's Tour to replace the Open House.

 

Punggol Green Primary School 

Date:  08/07/2017

Time: 9am - 12pm

Address: 98 Punggol Walk Singapore 828772

School website: http://www.punggolgreenpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Waterway Primary School

Date: 07/07/2017

Time: 9 - 11am

Address: 70 Punggol Drive Singapore 828802

School website: http://waterwaypri.moe.edu.sg

 

Queenstown

New Town Primary School

Date: 22/07/2017

Time: 9am - 12pm

Address: 300 Tanglin Halt Road Singapore 148812

School website: http://newtownpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Sembawang

Canberra Primary School

Date: 15/07/2017

Time: 9am - 12.30pm

Address: 21 Admiralty Drive Singapore 757714 

School website: http://canberrapri.moe.edu.sg

 

Northoaks Primary School

Date: 15/07/2017

Time: 9 - 11am

Address: 61 Sembawang Drive Singapore 757622

School website: http://northoakspri.moe.edu.sg

 

Sembawang Primary School 

Date: 22/07/2017

Time: 8.30am - 12pm

Address: 10 Sembawang Drive Singapore 757715 

School website: http://sembawangpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Sengkang

Compassvale Primary School

Date:  15/07/2017

Time: 9am - 12pm

Address: 21 Compassvale St Singapore 545091

School website: http://compassvalepri.moe.edu.sg

 

North Vista Primary School

Date: 07/07/2017

Time: 9 - 11am

Address: 20 Compassvale Link Singapore 544974 

Email to register interest: nvtps@moe.edu.sg

 

Seng Kang Primary School 

Date: 14/07/2017

Time: 8.30 - 11.30am

Address: 21 Compassvale Walk Singapore 545166 

School website: http://sengkangpri.moe.edu.sg/

 

Sengkang Green Primary School 

Date: 05/07/2017

Time: 8.45 - 11.45am

Address: 15 Fernvale Road Singapore 797636

School website: http://sengkanggreenpri.moe.edu.sg/

 

Springdale Primary School

Date: 04/07/2017, 11/7/2017

Time: 8.30-10am, 10.30am-12pm

Address: 71 Anchorvale Link Singapore 544799

School website: http://springdalepri.moe.edu.sg

 

Serangoon

Zhonghua Primary School

Date: 08/07/2017

Time: 9am - 12om

Address: 12 Serangoon Avenue 4 Singapore 556095

School website: http://zhonghuapri.moe.edu.sg

 

Toa Payoh

Cedar Primary School

Date: 30/06/2017

Time: 1.15 - 2.20pm

Address: 15 Cedar Avenue Singapore 349700

School website: http://cedarpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Woodlands

Innova Primary School 

Date: 08/07/2017

Time: 9.30am - 12pm

Address: 80 Woodlands Drive 17 Singapore 737888

School website: http://innovapri.moe.edu.sg

 

Riverside Primary School

Date: 08/07/2017 

Time: 9am - 12pm

Address: 110 Woodlands Crescent Singapore 737803

School website: http://www.riversidepri.moe.edu.sg

 

Si Ling Primary School

Date: 08/07/2017

Time: 9am - 12pm

Address: 61 Woodlands Avenue 1 Singapore 739067

School website: http://www.silingpri.moe.edu.sg

 

Yishun

Huamin Primary School

Date: 07/07/2017

Time: 3 - 5pm

Address: 21 Yishun Avenue 11 Singapore 768857

Registration for Open House: http://bit.ly/2rYwCAM

 

North View Primary School

Date:  07/07/2017

Time: 8.30 - 11.30am

Address: 210 Yishun Avenue 6 Singapore 768960 

Registration for Open House: http://bit.ly/2qRTJZo

 

Note: Primary schools not on this list are still in the midst of confirming their open house dates. Do look through MOE's listing of primary schools to check out all the primary school options in your area. 

Do also check Schoolbag, an MOE-run blog site, for more updates on open house dates. 

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