Help! Plse recommend good primary school near Hume Avenue

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Help! Plse recommend good primary school near Hume Avenue

Postby CookiesMonster » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:50 am

Hi hi Everyone, can someone plse help me.

I hv a gfren based in Bkk. Her DS will be going to P1 next yr. She is staying at Hume Avenue & asked me to help find a good primary sch near her place (within 1km) so no balloting is needed. Both her hub & her are not schooled in S'pore.

As I don't stayed that area, I wld like to call upon members to help out.

Thanks alot.

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Postby janet88 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:02 pm

Hi CookiesMonster,
My parents stay at Hume Avenue. From what I know, there isn't a primary school within 1km here.

Pei Hwa is under 1-2km...balloting required for those staying within 1-2km last year. Bukit Timah Primary School is also nearby and should not be a problem getting in.

Will your gf be registering her son in S'pore embassy in BKK or coming back SG ?

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Postby CookiesMonster » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:20 pm

Hi Janet,

Tks for the prompt reply. She will be flying back to register cos seriously our embassy in Bkk is :stupid:

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Re: Primary school

Postby jedamum » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:21 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:Hi CookiesMonster,
My parents stay at Hume Avenue. From what I know, there isn't a primary school within 1km here.

Pei Hwa is under 1-2km...balloting required for those staying within 1-2km last year. Bukit Timah Primary School is also nearby and should not be a problem getting in.

Will your gf be registering her son in S'pore embassy in BKK or coming back SG ?

there is no school within 1 km.
but if the child is a girl, can check out CHIJ.
can also go to Onemap to check out if Keming is within 1-2km.
again, what is define as good? if you considering popular schools, see if your friend can get into St Anthony (at Bukit Gombak) or Pei Hwa based on Phase 2B church affiliations.

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No worries

Postby janet88 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:23 pm

CookiesMonster wrote:Hi Janet,

Tks for the prompt reply. She will be flying back to register cos seriously our embassy in Bkk is :stupid:


No prob...so happens I am online and staying around here.
My gf is coming back to register her daughter for P1 too...after S'pore embassy has processed her baby daughter's passport.

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Postby janet88 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:37 pm

jedamum,
Cookie Monster's friend has a son...so CHIJ is out.
Keming is within 1-2km and balloting is required last year for 1-2km.
For Princess Elizabeth and St Anthony, balloting required for those staying within 1km.

St Anthony is a good choice, esp for boys because St Anthony's is affiliated to SJI sec.

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Re: Schools

Postby jedamum » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:48 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:St Anthony is a good choice, esp for boys because St Anthony's is affiliated to SJI sec.

i know...will be giving it a shot for ds2's P1 registration a few years later (despite ds1 is in another sch) cos it is just <10min walk from my new place!!! :stupid:

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Re: Schools

Postby jedamum » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:52 pm

janet_lee88 wrote:jedamum,
Cookie Monster's friend has a son...so CHIJ is out.
Keming is within 1-2km and balloting is required last year for 1-2km.
For Princess Elizabeth and St Anthony, balloting required for those staying within 1km.

St Anthony is a good choice, esp for boys because St Anthony's is affiliated to SJI sec.

so basically cookie monster's friend has not much choice of 'good' schools cos Hume Ave is quite far from any pri schools in the first place. :idea:
can consider Lian Hua Primary/Bukit Timah Primary as they are the next few 'more popular' ones beside the usual popular Pei Hwa, BPPS, Keming, PEPS, SAPS.
2 yrs back when i was registering my ds1 at LPS, there was a parent staying at Hume Ave before me registering too; they had initially submitted their form to Dazhong Pri Sch but made a last min withdrawal over the phone and registered at LPS after having a walkabout at LPS compound prior to the registration.

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Postby markfch » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:56 pm

I recommend Bukit Timah primary too. It's a respectable sch and past history shows that there's no need to ballot regardless of distance. And it's not far from Hume ave too.
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Postby Jennifer » Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:00 pm

Keming is quite popular in Bt Batok. Plus it will be one of the 19 pri schs doing away with exams in P1.

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