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School Holiday Reading: 10 Links For Great Book Recommendations

Students are familiar with having to read for a purpose, but it's equally important to encourage them to read for pleasure too. The school holidays are the perfect time to go book hunting with your children, but if you're wondering where to begin, use these resources to help narrow your search.


2016 P1 Registration Overview


Today is the 1st day of the 2016 Primary One Registration Exercise (Phase 1) for 2010-born children (Tiger babies).  While this is a shoo-in for children who are qualified for this Phase, parents with children who can only be registered in later Phases are doubtlessly anxiously watching the take-up rates for the schools which they are hoping to get into.


Top 10 Most Difficult Primary Schools to Get Into

Ever wondered which are the schools that Singapore parents will fight tooth and nail to get into?  Taking into account the application rates for each Phase in the last 10 years, we have identified the top 10 Primary schools which are the most competitive when it comes to Primary One Registration.


2016 P1 Registration Oversubscription Risk


As the 2016 Registration for 2017 Primary One students approaches, it is time to evaluate your child's chances to get into your desired school.  To help parents, we have computed the oversubscription risk for each school, taking into account the registration history for the past 10 years (2006-2015).


The Open House: What To Ask

Local secondary schools typically hold their open house events at year-end, but there are open houses held in April and May as well, to "catch the crowd for the DSA [Direct School Admission exercise]," as one teacher put it.

Before you attend an open house event, you can gather information from a school's web site, or get opinions from the ground via friends and the KiasuParents forum. Most parents would be concerned about the school’s pathways and programmes, subject combinations, and whether their children can continue with an existing CCA (co-curricular activity) where they have displayed an aptitude or talent.


New Primary Schools in 2016

According to the MOE website, a total of three primary schools opened in 2016. 1) Oasis Primary School, 2) Punggol Cove Primary School and 3) Waterway Primary School.

Incidentally, all three are located in the Punggol/Sengkang area, understandably to cater to the growing population residing there. Even My First Skool, an NTUC pre-school, recently opened their new branch at Waterway Point.

We know that some KiasuParents members have enrolled their kids in these new schools. Now that we are already three months into the school year, we will like to hear from you on what it has been like for your DD or DS in these new schools.


2015 PSLE Results Release

The wait is over!  Results for PSLE will be released tomorrow, on 25 Nov 2015.

As MOE is no longer publishing top scores for each school, we need your help to crowdsource the information :)

To report a T-Score, please use this form.

To see reported T-scores, please see this list.

To discuss about PSLE 2015 please use the following threads


DSA Interview Workshops by University Lecturer (15 Years' Experience)

Workshop Objectives

  • Understanding the psychology of admission officers
  • Knowing how first impressions are formed
  • Using visual and vocal language to market yourself
  • Discovering what you like about your dream school
  • Creating an inventory of your skills and positive personality traits
  • Creating success and failure stories
  • Verbal branding through story telling

Target Audience: For 12-year olds applying for DSA & International Schools

Methodology: Mini-lectures, Peer Role Plays, Role Play with Instructor, Video Recording

Cost per pax: $500 nett (tea break and course materials provided)

Maximum participants per class: 8

Venue: Park Mall, next to Dhoby Ghaut MRT