Half of Singaporean homeschoolers join mainstream schools

Mr Jayce Or and his wife Tracey (centre) with their six children. Charmaine (left), 15, was homeschooled before starting Secondary 1; Ryan, 13, followed in her footsteps. Faith (second from right), seven, and Emma (right), 10, are currently being hom
Mr Jayce Or and his wife Tracey (centre) with their six children. Charmaine (left), 15, was homeschooled before starting Secondary 1; Ryan, 13, followed in her footsteps. Faith (second from right), seven, and Emma (right), 10, are currently being homeschooled. The other children are 10-month-old Levi and three-year-old Jubilee. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI
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About half of the Singaporean children who are homeschooled make the switch to national schools, new figures show.

The figures refer to children who join primary schools or enter secondary schools after a period of homeschooling. They also include those who enrol in primary schools after not meeting the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) benchmark set for them by the Ministry of Education (MOE).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline Half of Singaporean homeschoolers join mainstream schools. Subscribe