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S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby php » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:06 pm

SINGAPORE: From this year, Singaporeans will get absolute priority over permanent residents when it comes to balloting for primary school places.

The Education Ministry said where balloting is required during Primary One registration, Singaporeans will be admitted first ahead of permanent residents, before home-school distance is considered.

For example, when the number of applications exceed the number of school places, Singaporeans who live closer to the school of choice will get higher priority compared to Singaporeans who live further away.

Citizens living within one kilometre will be admitted first, followed by those who live between one kilometre and two kilometres from school.

Singaporeans who live outside two kilometres of the school of choice will then be given a place.

If there are still vacancies in the school after all eligible Singaporean children have been admitted after balloting, places will be given to permanent residents, with priority given to those who live closer to school.

MOE said by giving Singaporeans priority over PRs only when balloting is required, it retains the underlying principles of the Primary One registration framework, which reflect a careful balance of considerations, and provide for diversity in Singapore schools, while according citizens a further privilege.

This is on top of a measure introduced in 2010, where Singaporeans are given two ballot slips for each child for Primary One registration, while PRs get one ballot slip per child.

MOE also announced that there will be seven new primary schools next year - five in the new towns of Sengkang and Punggol, and one each in Jurong West and Woodlands.

- CNA/cc

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby auntieM » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:28 pm

Sounds good de... ...
But for those affected earlier and 'suffered'.. .. :stompfeet:

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby MrsSeah » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:36 pm

auntieM wrote:Sounds good de... ...
But for those affected earlier and 'suffered'.. .. :stompfeet:



At least the moe willing to change. Good lah.

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby CactusInDesert » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:15 pm

This is the change mr Heng mentioned? Tot the change will b announced in may?

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby qrish » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:19 pm

Wah...miss out by one year!!

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby CactusInDesert » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:22 pm

At least moe recognizes blood is still thicker than water!

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby LOLMum » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:25 pm

php wrote:SINGAPORE: From this year, Singaporeans will get absolute priority over permanent residents when it comes to balloting for primary school places.

The Education Ministry said where balloting is required during Primary One registration, Singaporeans will be admitted first ahead of permanent residents, before home-school distance is considered.

For example, when the number of applications exceed the number of school places, Singaporeans who live closer to the school of choice will get higher priority compared to Singaporeans who live further away.

Citizens living within one kilometre will be admitted first, followed by those who live between one kilometre and two kilometres from school.

Singaporeans who live outside two kilometres of the school of choice will then be given a place.

If there are still vacancies in the school after all eligible Singaporean children have been admitted after balloting, places will be given to permanent residents, with priority given to those who live closer to school.

MOE said by giving Singaporeans priority over PRs only when balloting is required, it retains the underlying principles of the Primary One registration framework, which reflect a careful balance of considerations, and provide for diversity in Singapore schools, while according citizens a further privilege.

This is on top of a measure introduced in 2010, where Singaporeans are given two ballot slips for each child for Primary One registration, while PRs get one ballot slip per child.

MOE also announced that there will be seven new primary schools next year - five in the new towns of Sengkang and Punggol, and one each in Jurong West and Woodlands.

- CNA/cc



:? so pr has no chance of getting in at any phase at all (in popular schools) except at phase 3 which is for foreigners.

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby resgmom » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:26 pm

I thought most PR parents' children are Sgp citizens? Anyway, children are allowed to have dual citizenship until age 21/22, at that point they'll have to chose one. However boys still have to do NS as dual citizens (unless they leave the country at age 11 or 13, I think), while there are really no disadvantages for girls to be dual citizen.

Anyway, this action by MOE is expected, since it is totally in line with govt's move to increase distinction of benefits between citizens/PR (including medical subsidy, school fees, etc) in recent years.

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby Flowermonaster » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:30 pm

resgmom wrote:I thought most PR parents' children are Sgp citizens? Anyway, children are allowed to have dual citizenship until age 21/22, at that point they'll have to chose one. However boys still have to do NS as a dual citizen (unless they leave the country at age 11 or 13, I think), while there are really no disadvantages for girls to be dual citizen.

Anyway, this action by MOE is expected, since it is totally in line with govt's move to increase distinction of benefits between citizens/PR (including medical subsidy, school fees, etc) in recent years.

No leh, my ex-collegue is a PR (both hubby & wife), their kids all PR status not SG citizen.

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Re: S'poreans to get priority for P1 places during balloting

Postby blueblue » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:38 pm

So does it mean PR still got priority in phase 1 and 2A? There isn't balloting in these 2 phases.

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