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Parents queue up for volunteer slots at Mee Toh school

More than 80 parents line up for 50 volunteer slots at popular school

Published on Jul 8, 2014 9:43 AM
Would-be parent volunteers lining up outside Mee Toh School in Punggol yesterday morning. -- PHOTO: STOMP

Queues for Hello Kitty dolls, pre-school places and, now, for the chance to be a parent volunteer at a popular school.

More than 80 parents lined up outside Mee Toh School in Punggol yesterday morning to get a better chance at landing a coveted spot for their child.

Being a parent volunteer, which requires at least 40 hours spent doing things such as preparing meals or being traffic wardens, gives them priority in the Primary 1 registration exercise.

The Straits Times understands that Mee Toh had about 50 volunteer places up for grabs for parents whose children are starting Primary 1 in 2017. Registration was on a first-come first-served basis, hence the queue outside its main entrance.

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