SINGAPORE - Registration for children starting Primary 1 next year will begin on July 3, and end on Aug 28, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a statement on Thursday.
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Statement from MOE:
The registration of children for admission to Primary One (P1) classes in 2015 will open from Thursday, 3 July 2014 to Thursday, 28 August 2014.
All primary schools will open for registration from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays during the registration period. Details on the list of primary schools and vacancies available, as well as a list of registration centres for merging and relocating schools, can be found on the P1 Registration website at http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/primary-one-registration/.
The cohort size for 2015 is similar to that of 2014. There will be sufficient school places for all eligible P1 students on a regional and nationwide basis.
40 places reserved to ensure continued open access to all primary schools
Starting from the 2014 P1 Registration Exercise, the Ministry of Education (MOE) will reserve 40 places in every primary school for registrants in Phase 2B and 2C (20 places for each phase) before the start of the P1 Registration Exercise to ensure continued open access to all primary schools.
The number of vacancies remaining after Phase 2A(2) (this includes the 40 reserved places) will continue to be split equally between Phase 2B and 2C.
Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) for Online Registration
This year, MOE will open the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) to all primary schools. The P1-IS serves as an alternate channel to facilitate the registration of children during Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary. Parents who do not wish to make an online registration can continue to go to their school of choice for registration.
To register online via the P1-IS, both parents are required to use their SingPass1. For a Step-by-Step Guide on doing an online registration, please refer to http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/primary-one-registration/primary-one-internet-system/. The P1-IS is accessible 24 hours during the following periods:
- Phase 2C - Starting from 9.00 am on 29 July 2014 to 4.30 pm on 31 July 2014; and
- Phase 2C Supplementary - Starting from 9.00 am on 10 August 2014 to 4.30 pm on 12 August 2014.
Under the Compulsory Education Act, Singapore Citizens born after 1 January 1996 and residing in Singapore are required to attend national primary schools. Children born between 2 January 2008 and 1 January 2009 (both dates inclusive), have to be registered at this year's P1 Registration Exercise for admission to P1 in January 2015.
If a child is assessed as being not ready or suitable for P1 on medical grounds, a parent may seek approval from the Compulsory Education Unit for deferment of registration. Application can be made using the relevant form available on the MOE website or obtained the form from the MOE Customer Service Centre at 1 North Buona Vista Drive Singapore 138675 (Tel: 6872-2220).
Any queries on Compulsory Education may be directed to MOE Compulsory Education Unit at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 6778-9356.
Parents registering their children under Phase 1 may submit the registration form and relevant documents through the older sibling who will be given the form by the school. For registration under Phase 2A(1) to Phase 3, a parent or a person authorised by the parent in writing, can submit the registration form and relevant documents at the school of choice. Each child should be registered at only one school at any one time. If the child is registered at more than one school, he may lose his place in the school of choice.
Non-Singapore Citizen/Non-Permanent Resident children born between 2 January 2008 and 1 January 2009 may apply to a school with vacancy during Phase 3 of the Exercise.
Any registrant found to have provided false information during the P1 Registration Exercise will be referred to the Police for investigation. A child who is successfully registered in a school based on false information given will be transferred to another school with available vacancies after all eligible children have been registered.
Parents can find out more about the documents required for registration, including registration for overseas Singaporeans through the P1 Registration Exercise website (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/primary-one-registration/).
Information on the P1 Registration Exercise is also available as an insert of the Primary School Education Booklet, which is distributed to kindergartens and childcare centres. The Primary School Education Booklet and its insert can also be found on http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/primary/files/primary-school-education-booklet.pdf and http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/primary/files/primary-one-registration-insert-2014.pdf.