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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby janet88 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:40 pm

Jennifer wrote:
janet88 wrote:boys born in 1999 would have to register this year.
next year will be son's turn.

jennifer,
at the time your son registered (should be 16 years old?), did he go for the medical test? my son is due for an operation around 18-19 years old for jaw surgery. his plastic surgeon has written a letter to the medical officer about his cleft condition and the upcoming operation. do i produce the letter during the medical test?


Do bring along any existing medical report/doctor letter and remind your boy to show to the medical officer. Parents wait outside, cannot go into the rooms.

thanks. i was feeling a little worried when the letter should be given to the medical officer.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:24 am

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We received the PES grading notice in July 2014.

In this notice, we are advised to inform if there are changes to health condition.

The recent enlistment notice also reminded the enlistee to inform if there is a change to the BMI.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby janet88 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:41 am

Jennifer,
Once the registration date is known for boys born in a certain year, they would have to register at CMPB. This registration includes medical checkup and for medical officer to assess PES status? But the actual enlistment date is much later? Sorry to ask so many questions. Supposing my son goes to poly, he would still have to register first and then enlist upon completion of poly?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:13 am

janet88 wrote:Jennifer,
Once the registration date is known for boys born in a certain year, they would have to register at CMPB. This registration includes medical checkup and for medical officer to assess PES status? But the actual enlistment date is much later? Sorry to ask so many questions. Supposing my son goes to poly, he would still have to register first and then enlist upon completion of poly?



Our experience was a one stop checkup at the CMPB @ Depot Road, a few hours spent there. After which we received the notice a 2 to 3 months later (I think). Actual enlistment notice came in one year later. I can't pinpoint the exact timing, either before the A levels started or during the A levels exams period.

No idea about Poly going boys. I would think the preNS medical checkup would not be for secondary 4 students going to Poly. More likely call to go for the checkup during the Poly year?

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby janet88 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:26 am

ok...got the picture.
so it was registration and medical checkup to assess PES status.
thanks for the info.

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby jetsetter » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:28 am

Jennifer wrote:About the preNS medical checkup done last year (?), there was a computer test component whereby the boys have to answer a series of questions. Exactly what types of questions, I did not ask in detail. Elder boy mentioned "what will you do in what -if situations, some mental calculations maths question.

Yesterday we were told that that was the MAAS, Mental sth sth sth.

I guess the intake is based on the scores of the preNS checkup and the MAAS. Like school class allocation, similar ability children pooled together in one class, easier to manage by the teacher.

There was also sth puzzling. During the auditorium briefing, it was said that there is a IPPT to be carried out in the initial period to assess the physical fitness of each recruit as well as interviews. And that the subsequent training will be customized.

Dunno how true the part on customisation is.

Btw, BMTC has FB which will be uploaded regularly with photos to show the recruits training, etc.

Interesting reads, i mean, your 'mom's perspectives & observations' on your DS1's BMT journey:) I'm pretty fond of NS scoops ;) :love: Keep on updating, until he books out... :rotflmao:


RE: That computer-based Manpower APtitude Assessment System (MAPAS) consists of a series of tests (e.g. psychomotor skills, mental-spatial ability, etc.) to assess the mental abilities of NSFs. The test scores are used to place servicemen in vocations/appts and will be factored in during the selection of officer cadets.

RE: Customisation...see buds' post in the NS thread:

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=82974&p=1521837&hilit=national+service#p1521837

Thought they've grouped them accordingly to their physical & psychological readiness, prior to enlistment...As such the duration of BMT (incl customisation i.e. exemption of certain training?) differs from boy to boy.

http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/atozlistings/army/About_BMT/Enlistment_Dates.html

RE: Jan intake recruits being recommended for the officer cadet course.

Quite likely, but probably some from the A level/IB intakes in Apr. A level/IB students are enlisted in Jan & Apr each year, and officer cadets are picked from these batches (must be PES A &...B1 I suppose).

(Poly = Jul & Oct / ITE = throughout the year, so lobang kings some might be enlisted with the JC boys in Jan too methinks).

Besides that MAPAS score, I was told they'll look at one's situation test results, peer appraisal, 1-to-1 interview, ippt, range, field camp...Tell him to express his desire to become an officer during the interview :-) :rahrah:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:06 am

jetsetter wrote:...Tell him to express his desire to become an officer during the interview :-) :rahrah:


Hubby keeps drumming must at least be qualified for SCS (Specialist Cadet School)

I was looking at the photos uploaded for the 6th Jan intake.

Gosh, my boy looks like a pri sch kiddo in size :laugh:

How did those other boys manage to look so adult size?

:rotflmao:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby icy_mama » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:54 am

Jennifer wrote:Ya leh, I find myself very relaxed too.

Was telling ah boy that I should be jumpy when it comes to his turn if by then he is still so childish :lol:

:rotflmao:

I can imagine ah boy's face when u told him that. :roll: :lightrod:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby MrsKiasu » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:19 pm

Jennifer wrote:
jetsetter wrote:...Tell him to express his desire to become an officer during the interview :-) :rahrah:


Hubby keeps drumming must at least be qualified for SCS (Specialist Cadet School)

I was looking at the photos uploaded for the 6th Jan intake.

Gosh, my boy looks like a pri sch kiddo in size :laugh:

How did those other boys manage to look so adult size?

:rotflmao:


Jen, I saw the peanut plant/roots at Shenshiong supermarket this morning :lol:

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Re: Mummy Jennifer's Hatch

Postby Jennifer » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:20 pm

MrsKiasu wrote:
Jennifer wrote:I was looking at the photos uploaded for the 6th Jan intake.

Gosh, my boy looks like a pri sch kiddo in size :laugh:

How did those other boys manage to look so adult size?

:rotflmao:


Jen, I saw the peanut plant/roots at Shenshiong supermarket this morning :lol:


Wont be much helpful, only body length increases - thin bamboo stick :rotflmao:

Those boys look like they weigh at least 60kg, so much taller and bulkier.

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