All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by octbride » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:58 am

floppy wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Once transferred is effected, no need to think too much. Will only cause further stress and headache.
Headache for days. Thanks floppy. :salute: :salute:

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by cat_quek » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:42 am

does anyone knows what is the transfer process for SCGS? do they still have the admission entrance exam?

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by SJ82 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:46 am

Hi,

Any one has moved your child from an international school to local primary? I would like to know what is the process. She is an SPR. According to MOE customer care we can apply directly via schools or via MOE. How are the chances of getting in to any of the top schools, with midstream admissions? Will there be any entrance tests conducted by the schools? Anyone can shred some light on this? Tnx.
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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by floppy » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:25 am

SJ82 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:46 am
Hi,

Any one has moved your child from an international school to local primary? I would like to know what is the process. She is an SPR. According to MOE customer care we can apply directly via schools or via MOE. How are the chances of getting in to any of the top schools, with midstream admissions? Will there be any entrance tests conducted by the schools? Anyone can shred some light on this? Tnx.
Whether you are going via MOE (Assured School Placement for Primary Schools) or directly, there won’t be any entrance tests. However, your chances to popular schools is close to NIL. Schools need to have a vacancy in order to accept you and popular schools will either have no vacancies or have a long waitlist for vacancy (and your priority will be very low down the list).

Check MOE website for Assured School Placement for Primary Schools for more details.

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by zac's mum » Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:25 pm

SJ82 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:46 am
Hi,

Any one has moved your child from an international school to local primary? I would like to know what is the process. She is an SPR. According to MOE customer care we can apply directly via schools or via MOE. How are the chances of getting in to any of the top schools, with midstream admissions? Will there be any entrance tests conducted by the schools? Anyone can shred some light on this? Tnx.
Forget about applying via MOE. They will only allocate you to an unpopular school.

If you are keen on a popular school, just enquire directly with the school. They may require your child to take an entrance test, to make sure she is on par with her age group. If not, they may place her in a “lower” class with younger students.

Depending on which level, sometimes there will be tiny pockets of vacancies opening up and the waitlist people are not keen to enter mid-term/mid-year, so they turned it down & you will have a fair go. Chances slightly higher in P3, P4.


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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by SJ82 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:37 am

Thanks for the reply ladies..
@Zac mum: so irrespective of the residential address, I yet can apply to any school directly? (atleast no harm in trying I guess!)

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by zac's mum » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:26 am

SJ82 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:37 am
Thanks for the reply ladies..
@Zac mum: so irrespective of the residential address, I yet can apply to any school directly? (atleast no harm in trying I guess!)
Yes, for mid-stream admissions, the school won’t care where you live.

It’s only if you apply through MOE, they will find one near your place that has leftover places. Usually the unpopular schools. It’s for people who aren’t fussy, don’t have the time for such errands, and want the MOE admin staff to check their database & allocate a match for them.

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by pink2purple » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:59 am

Hello! We will be moving to Tampines next year and St Hilda's is one of the schools closest to us.
Anyone can share their experiences of doing a transfer in P3?

Also, any reviews on Temasek Primary?

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by zac's mum » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:44 pm

DS class has a new P4 transfer student who came in today, which is Thursday of the final week of Term 1.

That should break any myth that transfers can only take place at the beginning of a new term or new school year.

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Re: All about Transferring to Other Primary Schools

Post by 6thisnthat9 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:00 pm

zac's mum wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:44 pm
DS class has a new P4 transfer student who came in today, which is Thursday of the final week of Term 1.

That should break any myth that transfers can only take place at the beginning of a new term or new school year.
Could it be those overseas cases on leave of absence due to parents' overseas commitments? Normally, for local cases, they start in Jan.

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