Hokkien clan group sets standard for parent volunteers

Move intended to make it less of a contest for those trying to send kids to affiliated schools

Four primary schools - Tao Nan, Ai Tong, Nan Chiau Primary and Kong Hwa (above) - have scrapped the school-based volunteer scheme several years ago due to overwhelming demand.
Four primary schools - Tao Nan, Ai Tong, Nan Chiau Primary and Kong Hwa (above) - have scrapped the school-based volunteer scheme several years ago due to overwhelming demand.PHOTO: SINGAPORE HOKKIEN HUAY KUAN

It does not matter if you have chalked up 80 hours or 400 hours of volunteer work with one of Singapore's largest Chinese clan associations.

The Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan has spelt out a common standard for its parent volunteers from this year's Primary 1 registration - to make it less of a race to outdo one another for those who want to send their children to its affiliated primary schools.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2019, with the headline 'Hokkien clan group sets standard for parent volunteers'. Subscribe