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by fable
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: My teenage wants to work during this holiday
Replies: 46
Views: 15993

Re: My teenage wants to work during this holiday

When my son turned 14, I told him I expected him to work during school holidays, as such, I would not be giving him pocket money and I expected him to give me 10% of his earnings. Oh, and he was also expected to find a job on his own and not ask his track coach (who would definitely employ him coz h...
by fable
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: St. Joseph's Institution
Replies: 1445
Views: 332394

Re: St. Joseph's Institution

I know this is a very late reply, but my son (Sec 3 this year) says go with a laptop rather than a tablet. We made him save up to buy his own, and he says in terms of processing it is just enough. All his classmates are now using laptops, including those that started with tablets. Hope that help!
by fable
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Sports, Fitness & Athletics
Topic: All About Competitive Swimming
Replies: 403
Views: 142235

Re: All About Competitive Swimming

Our attitude is that competitive sport (not necessarily swimming) is an opportunity for a kid to develop grit - to fail at something, and discover in themselves (hopefully) the determination to continue to fight to improve. With our school system being highly intolerant of failure, this is a safe pl...
by fable
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Parents' Networking Groups
Topic: St. Joseph's Institution
Replies: 1445
Views: 332394

Re: St. Joseph's Institution

Son just got psle result and eligible for SJI o level programme. Can anyone advice if it is possible to switch to SJI IP programme after sec 1 or sec 2? If so, what types of grades must he achieved ? Thanks I know it happens in Sec 3, not too sure if sec 3 can or not. We transferred school due to C...
by fable
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Secondary Schools - Selection
Topic: COP 2018
Replies: 433
Views: 72546

Re: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)

My girl 250 not able to secure River Valley , her friend 264 not able to get Nanyang Girl, anyone know the COP for these 2 schools ? Thanks Are u sure your friend 264 cannot get into Nanyang Girls High ? Cut-off point this year is 258 (include Higher Chinese), for Nanyang Girls High I am sure her F...
by fable
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)
Replies: 2744
Views: 454988

Re: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)

Thanks 'thisis2012', the Blog data is interesting, and 'floppy's math correlation curve looks incredible. :laugh: Err... the curve is based on the data (and have to thank Bill for excel as well :lol: ). Two other curves to share: https://i.postimg.cc/zfZJ7NQX/Screenshot-2018-11-29-at-1-07-19-PM.png...
by fable
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)
Replies: 2744
Views: 454988

Re: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)

Amongst all the SAP secondary schools so far in Sg, which is the SAP school, that has the lowest Cut-off-point ? It is ... Maris Stella (MS) And what is Maris Stella Cut-off-point ? Around 235 or 236 ? This means that, if students can enter MS (SAP) at 236, one can interpret that the Top 30 percent...
by fable
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)
Replies: 2744
Views: 454988

Re: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)

So 37,672 students sat for the PSLE this year(number taken from ST). If 260 represents the top 3%, that means 1,130 students (rounded down the decimal for convenience) scored at least 260. Just for convenience, lets make some assumptions: 1) the same number of boys and girls in the top 3%, i.e. 565...
by fable
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)
Replies: 2744
Views: 454988

Re: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)

So 39,672 students sat for the PSLE this year(number taken from ST). If 260 represents the top 3%, that means 1,190 students (rounded down all decimals for convenience) scored at least 260. Just for convenience, lets make some assumptions: 1) the same number of boys and girls in the top 3%, i.e. 595...
by fable
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Primary 6 & PSLE
Topic: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)
Replies: 2744
Views: 454988

Re: 2018 PSLE Discussions & Strategies (Born in 2006)

Assume Boy Boy’s Chinese is his weakest subject, Under current PSLE tscore: 3A* + Chinese A, still can go RI/HCI Under AL Banding: 3AL1 + Chinese AL 2 = 5 pointers Either kena cut-off by 4 pointers or have to go balloting. I think 5-pointer should still be safe for RI cos that's high 250-ish to 260...