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Ask Sandra: P1 Registration
With Primary 1 registration in full swing, The Straits Times' senior education correspondent Sandra Davie answers parents' queries on online registration for schools.
Parents who registered their children in 24 schools will conduct balloting on Friday for Phase 2B of the Primary 1 registration exercise.
Some have put in up to 80 hours of volunteer work.
Parents still hoping to enrol their children in Henry Park Primary School will face near unparalleled competition this year.
With the Primary 1 registration in full swing, Straits Times senior education correspondent Sandra Davie answers parents' queries about the process. Here is one question sent in by a reader:
THIRTEEN schools, two more than last year, had more than half their Primary 1 vacancies taken up after Phase 1 of the registration exercise, which ended yesterday.
Parents have been sending in their questions on Primary 1 registration, ranging from how priority is accorded to the balloting process. Straits Times senior education correspondent Sandra Davie answers two of them.
Seven-year-old Faith Oh loves going to Westwood Primary so much that she asks to be dropped off half an hour early to catch up with friends - and even wants to attend during the holidays.
With Primary 1 registration around the corner on July 4, Straits Times senior education correspondent Sandra Davie is answering questions that parents have about the process. Here are two questions sent in by readers:
Several parents who are undecided on a primary school for their child have asked if they can register their child in two different schools? And, if they can withdraw their application from one school and register their child in another. The Straits Times' senior education correspondent Sandra Davie answers their questions.
Ask Sandra

P1 Registration Phases

The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes next year will start on July 4 and last till Aug 30.

Children born between Jan 2, 2007 and Jan 1, 2008 (both dates inclusive) are eligible to register.

All primary schools will open for registration from 8am to 11am and from 2.30pm to 4.30pm from Mondays to Fridays during the registration period.

Only children who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents are eligible to register for admission under Phases 1 to 2C Supplementary.

If balloting is necessary in specific phases in a school, citizens will be given absolute priority over permanent residents. Children who are neither Singapore citizens or permanent residents can only register under Phase 3.


Phase 1
Thursday, July 4, 2013, and Friday, July 5, 2013

For a child who has a sibling studying in the same primary school. All children registering under this phase will get places.


Phase 2A(1)
Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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 June 30, 2012 or whose parent is a member of the school advisory or management committee.
Results: Thursday, July 11, 2013


Phase 2A(2)
Monday, July 15, 2013, and Tuesday, July 16, 2013

For a child whose parent or sibling is a former student of the school or who is a member of the staff there.
Results: Thursday, July 18, 2013


Phase 2B
Monday, July 22, 2013, and Tuesday, July 23, 2013

For a child whose parent has joined the primary school as a parent volunteer, or who is an endorsed member of the church/clan connected with the school or who is an endorsed active community leader.
Results: Friday, July 26, 2013


Phase 2C
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, Wednesday, July 31, 2013, and Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

For all children who are eligible for Primary One in the following year and are not yet registered in a primary school.
Results: Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013


Phase 2C Supplementary
Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013, and Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

For a child who is not yet registered in a primary school after Phase 2C.
Results: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013


Phase 3
Thursday, 29 August 2013

For a child who is neither a Singapore citizen nor a permanent resident.
Results: Friday, Aug 30, 2013

Website

Details on the list of primary schools, vacancies available and registration phases can be found on the Primary One Registration website here.