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2016 P1 Registration Phase 2C

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Phase 2C: (Updated 29 July 2016)

For all children who are eligible for Primary One in the following year and are not yet registered in a primary school.

Analysis: (29 July 2016)

Phase 2C has ended, with 79 schools having completely filled up their available vacancies for the cohort, 77 of which are oversubscribed by as little as 1 place, to as many as 164 places.  For some parents in these oversubscribed schools who may face balloting, Phase 2C will only come to an end next Wednesday.

 

Analysis: (28 July 2016)

After 2 days of the Phase 2C registration exercise, 50 schools have filled up all their seats, with 46 schools oversubscribed by as little as one to as much as 157 seats.

Northland Primary has surpassed Rulang as the most oversubscribed school (263%), with 147 applicants for only 56 places.  However, it is Sengkang Green that has the highest number of insufficient places, increasing from 121 to 157 missing places.  Nan Chiau has also increased its application rate in Day 2, from 230% to 247%.  Given that the schools are now actively stopping parents who have no chance of even balloting from registering, it is likely that all those who are already registered are staying within 1km of the schools.  So the competition will be very high.

 

Analysis: (27 July 2016)

After just Day 1 of Phase 2C, a total of 33 schools are oversubscribed, and 1 school (St Andrew’s Junior) has completely filled up its vacancies.

Rulang is the most oversubscribed school, with almost 2.5 applicants for each vacancy.  In raw numbers, however, it is Sengkang Green that has the highest number of insufficient places (121), with 254 going for just 133 seats.

The other hot school in Seng Kang is Nan Chiau, with 168 applicants going for 73 seats.

 

Prediction: (21 July 2016)

Some parents are concerned that too many parents coming in to register on the last day may throw off their calculations.  So we went ahead to compute the application rates in last year’s (2015) Phase 2C so that parents have some idea what to expect on Day 3 for the school of their interest.

The table below shows the 2015 day-by-day application rates for each school, relative to the final day, which would be 100% of all those who registered for Phase 2C.

Most schools will see a steady increase from Day 1 to the last Day.  There are exceptions to this:

  • Schools which are used by parents as a backup may see their application rates decrease on a daily basis.  For example, Anderson dropped 14% between the first and last day of Phase 2C.
  • Traditionally very popular schools such as ACS Primary may see very high application rates on the first Day, and then dropping towards the last Day as parents who do not have a chance in the school pull out to go to other schools.

On the average, schools will see about 76% of applicants by the first Day, and 88% by the second Day.  However, as you can see, different schools have varying application patterns.  The factors likely include the number of places left for Phase 2C, the popularity of the school, the number of eligible parents within 1km of the school, and the number of schools near each other.  Most parents within 1km of popular schools will register on the 1st Day, with those staying >2km coming in only on the last Day when they think the odds are good enough for them to try.  If there are too many applicants already staying within 1km, then those staying outside of 2km will not come in at all.

 

Prediction: (20 July 2016)

Phase 2C is upon us, and next Wednesday to Friday will be nail-biting for many young parents.  We have mapped the remaining places of each school (which may be changed after the Phase 2B ballot this Friday) against the Phase 2C demand for places in each school last year (2015).  This allows us to identify the schools at the greatest risk of oversubscription, should demand remain unchanged this year.

The table below is sorted based on the level of shortfall in places.  (Edit 27 July: We have resorted the table according to the alphabetical order of the school name to make it easier for parents to find their school of interest).

Sengkang Green has the unenviable position of having the highest shortfall in places.  With only 4 years of history, its take-up rate in Phase 2C has doubled every year.  While the trend has probably reached a plateau, it is still likely to remain very hot this year.

Some of the schools which lost 30 of their total vacancies this year may also see a spike in the intensity of competition in Phase 2C.  Schools like Chua Chu Kang, Tampines, Qifa, etc.

Do monitor the statistics carefully during each day of Phase 2C and prepare at least 3 schools as your options.  If the competition is too great for your top choice, it may be wiser to fall back to your 2nd or even 3rd choice, than to go through another round of anxiety in Phase 2C(S).

We will be updating this article at the end of each Day of Phase 2C with our analysis, so please bookmark this article.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS:

By Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Registration is conducted at the primary school that you wish your child to be admitted into. The hours of registration are from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm on each scheduled registration day. Parent is to submit the registration form and required documents at the school of choice.

Alternatively, parents can authorise a person to register their child on their behalf. An original letter of authorisation is required from the parent.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

The Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) serves as a channel to facilitate the registration of children during Phase 2C and Phase 2C Supplementary.

Parents who register online will need to produce the original of each required documents to the school the child is successfully registered when requested by the school or upon reporting to the school.

The online registration period starts from 9.00 am on 26 July 2016 to 4.30 pm on 28 July 2016.

Singapore Citizens (SCs) will be given absolute priority over Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs) when balloting is necessary in a specific phase. SCs and PRs will continue to be eligible for the same phases, and all applicants will be admitted if the total number of applications in any phase does not exceed the number of vacancies. However, if the number of applications exceeds the number of vacancies in a specific phase, SCs will be admitted first ahead of PRs, before home-school distance is considered.

 

Other useful links:

Primary Schools Balloting History

2016 P1 Registration Oversubscription Risk

2016 Phase 1 Analysis

2016 Phase 2A(1) Analysis

2016 Phase 2A(2) Analysis

2016 Phase 2B Analysis

2016 Phase 2C Analysis

2016 Phase 2C(S) Analysis

Analysis: (28 July 2016)

After 2 days of the Phase 2C registration exercise, 50

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Citizen and Address

Hi

You should be able to find the answer from the below MOE link, also extracted the information for your reference. From how i intertret it, if all Singapore Citizens managed to enter the school at that particular phase regardless of distance, the criteria should not apply to you.  

 

ADDRESS USED FOR REGISTRATION

The address used in the P1 Registration Exercise should be the parents’ official residential address as reflected on their NRICs. This address will be used to determine the home-school distance category, where required for consideration of priority in admissions.

The home-school distance category priority is given with the expectation that the family will reside at the address for the duration of the child’s primary school studies, as it is for the convenience and interest of the child.

In a small number of cases, there may be situations where the families are unable to remain at the address used for registration for the entire duration of the child’s primary school studies. Even so, a child who gains priority admission into a school through his/her distance category is required to reside at the address used for registration for at least 30 months from the commencement of the P1 registration exercise on 30 June 2016. If this condition is not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the priority admission to the first school was based on the declared address used for registration.

More information related to the address used for registration is available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Parents may obtain a list of schools within the 1km and 1-2km distance categories from the OneMap SchoolQuery Service managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in June.

– See more at: https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/primary-one-registration#address-used

Citizen and Address

Hi 

You be able to see the answer per below MOE link, also extracted for your information. From how I interpreted, if it’s a case of all Singapore Citizen manage to enter the school regardless of the distance, the criteria does not apply to you. 

 

ADDRESS USED FOR REGISTRATION

The address used in the P1 Registration Exercise should be the parents’ official residential address as reflected on their NRICs. This address will be used to determine the home-school distance category, where required for consideration of priority in admissions.

The home-school distance category priority is given with the expectation that the family will reside at the address for the duration of the child’s primary school studies, as it is for the convenience and interest of the child.

In a small number of cases, there may be situations where the families are unable to remain at the address used for registration for the entire duration of the child’s primary school studies. Even so, a child who gains priority admission into a school through his/her distance category is required to reside at the address used for registration for at least 30 months from the commencement of the P1 registration exercise on 30 June 2016. If this condition is not met, MOE reserves the right to transfer the child to another school with vacancies, as the priority admission to the first school was based on the declared address used for registration.

More information related to the address used for registration is available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Parents may obtain a list of schools within the 1km and 1-2km distance categories from the OneMap SchoolQuery Service managed by the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) in June.

– See more at: https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/primary-one-registration#address-used

homework for P1 phases

I do wonder if there are parents who find these phases confusing and give up on searching for answers.

I must admit that there is a fair amount of homework that needs to be done when you have a child enetering P1.

 

Withdrawal

The school of my choice is going for balloting and i was told to register today but i decided to withdraw.

How do we do that? The school told me it can be done online but i can’t any links yet.

Entry via citizenship

Hi there, anyone know if my kid gain entry thru citizenship, meaning no balloting require for Singaporean, do I need to inform the sch or moe if I change address? Or am I even allow to change it in the first place. Thanks

 

 

Foreigners

If your child is neither a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR), then none of the Phases so far applies to you.  You can only register in Phase 3 on 26 Aug at the school that you desire, and receive the results on 30 Nov.

Please note that not many schools will have remaining vacancies by Phase 3.  To get an indication of which schools might still be available then, look at the last column (2CS) of the table in this article, where all the schools with the “0.0” score are most likely the ones with some places remaining.

Or you can simply wait for the actual numbers after MOE releases the Phase 2C(S) results by 17 Aug.

Withdrawing application

If you want to withdraw and register on the last day, you will have to do it manually at the 2 affected schools.  Do take into account the travel time needed between the schools.

P1 phase 2c s

I m new to this all procedure..
Please help me out to proceed.we are foreigners and have to have admission as i have twin boys.

Plz guide.
Thanks.

P1 IS is NOT available on last day 29 Jul

If on last day, things dont look good in the school I have registered and therefore would like to withdraw and register in another school, how do I do this given that P1 IS will not be avialable on the last day. P1 IS is only available until 28 Jul.

Do I need someone to standby in the original school to do manual withdrawal?

No.  It is not

No.  It is not first-come-first served.

Results

If the school is not oversubscribed, then you should know by the end of this Friday, Day 3 of Phase 2C.

If you fall under one of the safe distance categories in a school that is oversubscribed, then you may know by calling and asking the school on Friday.  Otherwise you should know when MOE releases the notice on schools that require balloting on Monday or Tuesday.

If you are involved in balloting, then yes, you will only know if you are successful on 3 Aug.

SCs have absolute priority.  So a SC who stay beyond 2km has higher priority than a PR staying 50m away from the school.

Results for Phase 2C

Is the results for phase 2C on 3 Aug?
What time is it?

By the way, regarding the 1km distance based calculation, does it mean that if a PR who stay within 1km compare with a Singaporean who stay beyond 1 km, who will have priority?

Thank you.

Withdrawing application

You can withdraw your application anytime during Phase 2C, and reapply at another school, before the end of the Phase 2C.

Hi, my Son is PR. Can I apply

Hi, my Son is PR. Can I apply in another school after withdrawing my application on second day in phase 2c? Some people told after withdrawing in phase 2c, we have to apply in phase2c supplementary. So I am confused.please clear my doubt.

Hi, is there any priority for

Hi, is there any priority for applications of the first day in phase 2c?

 

 

Reported places

MOE will only show the total number of registrants registered for each school without breakdown.

In most cases, the schools will inform parents upon registration that they may have no chance to even ballot in the Phase.  Parents who registered earlier may receive a call from the school on the 2nd or 3rd day to withdraw, but this is purely out of goodwill, and I am not sure if it is practised in most schools.

It is best to call in to the school in the morning of the 2nd and 3rd days and ask politely what the situation may be.  The staff will probably tell you.

Phase 2C

hi ,

Are the number of applicants and whether they are residing within 1km or 1 to 2km etc  for every school  known to all after every day of phase 2C registration?

Will i able to gauge roughly how many applicants within 1km on the third day?

Thanks

Balloting

Balloting is held after the 3 days, just before the announcement of the final results on Wednesday.  So it will be only after the weekend.

Balloting Phase 2C

Hi, just curious if balloting has to take place, which day will it be conducted – cos there are 3 days of registration plus the results day itself? 

Am thinking of being present at the school to get an experience of the balloting process. 🙂

Announcement date

You are right.  It is a Wednesday.  The date (and day) was taken off the MOE website verbatim a couple of months ago. 🙂

Announcement of result for Phase 2C

just to clarify… 3rd August 2016 should be a Wednesday and not Friday, right?

Nobody can tell you...

No one can tell you if a school is better than another, because the metrics for measuring is different for each school, parent, and child.

We can only tell you which school is more popular, because that is the only data that is made public by MOE.  Just look at our balloting history of Sengkang for details.

Nan chaiu / compassvale/ Pungool green/ Springs dale

Hi parents,

I’m moving to sengkang to my BTO end 2016. I’m planning to register for P1 within 1km of my BTO.

Nan chaiu primary
Compassvale primary
Pungool green primary
Spring dale primary are within 1km radius.

I will have to register in Phase 2C

Which of the above schools is good? Plz advice.

What’s the difference between the top schools to other schools given here..

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