For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

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For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby BigDevil » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:36 pm

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for writing to us on 12 November 2010.

We wish to clarify that parents using address of rented apartment will not be at a disadvantage if the school should conduct balloting.

We would like to share with you that the registration is done based on the NRIC address that is reflected on the parents' NRIC at the time of registration and the address used for the registration of a child (assuming Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident) during the Primary 1 registration exercise is based on the family's permanent address i.e. staying at this address on a long-term basis.

Parents are also expected to be truthful when they use a different address during registration. They should use their long-term address for registration. There is no minimum period that the family is required to stay at the address before they can use the address for registration. However, if the address in their NRIC is a short-term one i.e. the property is rented on a temporary basis due to upgrading or renovation, they should inform the school of this at the point of registration. If the school is required to conduct balloting, parents using temporary addresses should not take part in the ballot so as not to deprive those living in the immediate vicinity a place in this school. They should register their child in another school.

Children who gain admission to a school through distance priority should be living in the address used for registration during their Primary school education. This is because the distance priority takes into consideration the benefits for young children attending schools nearer their homes. We expect parents who prefer their children to benefit from going to a nearby school to continue to reside in that address.

We do recognise that some families may need to move due to various valid reasons, and will give due consideration in such extenuating circumstances. However, should any family be found to have intentionally used an address for P1 registration just to benefit from the distance priority and subsequently move out of that address shortly after, then MOE reserves the right to reallocate the school place. In such cases, MOE would facilitate a transfer for the child to a school near to the family’s current residence with remaining vacancies.

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Re: For Reference: MOE Official Letters

Postby BigDevil » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:39 pm

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Dear Mr XX,

Thank you for writing to us on 21 Aug 2008 with regard to your enquiry.

We would like to share with you that The Ministry of Education (MOE) only keeps records of the national examinations (PSLE, GCE ‘N’ level, GCE 'O' level and GCE 'A' level). The PSLE and GCE Certificates cannot be reprinted once they are misplaced. However, you can purchase a copy of the statement of results from us. A statement of results is an official document issued by the MOE which indicates the exam results obtained by the candidates in the GCE or PSLE examination in a particular exam year. As the statement is issued by MOE, it can be used as a substitute for certificates, if candidates have misplaced the original certificates.

To purchase a copy of the statement of result, you can download the application form from : http://www.moe.gov.sg/about/customer-se ... f-results/


Each copy of the statement is S$10 (Self Collect at CSC) plus postage S$2 (by post to a Singapore mailing address) or S$5 (by post to a mailing address outside of Singapore).The completed application form, together with a copy of your NRIC/passport and a cheque is to be sent to our Customer Service Centre, Ground Floor, Podium Block, MOE Building, 1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675. Your cheque is to be in Singapore currency and made payable to the "Accountant General Singapore". Upon receipt of your completed application, we will print the statements and have them mailed to the mailing address stated in your application.

Alternatively, you can purchase the statement personally at the above mentioned address. Each copy of the statement costs S$10 (excluding postage). Please bring along your original NRIC/passport for verification. Our Customer Service Centre is open from Mon - Fri, 8am - 6pm and Sat, 8am - 1pm (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays).

Should you wish to visit CSC personally, please note that for the PSLE exams taken from 1960 to 1975 , the results are kept in our storage facility and not in our computer database, As such, for these periods of examination, the processing time for the statement of results will be longer and the applicant will not be able to obtain the statement on the spot. For examinations taken after the above period of examination, the results may be retrieved from our computer database immediately

We hope the above clarifies. Should you have any further enquiries, please quote the following reference number : 2008/08/680073 when you email me at contact@moe.edu.sg. Alternatively, you may also speak with our Customer Service Executives at 6872-2220.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Mr Dennis Ho

Customer Services Branch, MOE

for PERMANENT SECRETARY (EDUCATION)

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Re: For Reference: MOE Official Letters

Postby BigDevil » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:39 pm

Question sent to MOE
Suppose a husband's NRIC address is different from his wife's, but both addresses are true and valid. Which address will be accepted for registration? The one nearer to the school?



Dear Mr xXx,

Thank you for your email on 28 March 2012.

With regard to your email, we would like to if the address on the parents' NRIC is different, registration will be done using the father's address. If parents wish to use mother's NRIC address, schools are to ascertain the reason for the difference and inform them that their addresses must reflect the place of residence. If the place of residence is the mother's NRIC address, the father is to approach the nearest police station to change the NRIC address.

Should you have any further enquiries, please quote the following reference number: 2012/03/abcdefg when you email us at contact@moe.gov.sg.

Alternatively, you may speak with our Customer Service Executives at 6872 2220 (Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 6pm and Saturdays: 8am to 1pm) or call +65 6872 2220 via your local operator if you are calling from overseas.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Ms Sherlyn See
Customer Services Branch, MOE
for PERMANENT SECRETARY (EDUCATION)

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Re: For Reference: MOE Official Letters

Postby BigDevil » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:25 pm

Question
With regards to the P1 registration exercise, is it necessary to produce NRICs of both parents even if the parents are divorced?

Will it be sufficient to produce the NRIC of the parent who has custody of the child, along with any document proving the divorce?


MOE's reply
Dear Mr xXx,

Thank you for your email on 16 July 2012.

We would like to share that as you did not provide further information, you may wish to know that the parent who has sole custody of the child will need to produce the following documents when registering the child during the Primary One Registration Exercise:

1) Parent's (the one who is awarded custody) NRIC
2) Child's Birth Certificate (BC)
3) Child's immunisation booklet
4) Custody papers stating sole child custody

Parent who registers the child to sign a Letter of Undertaking to undertake that should the ex-spouse contest the arrangement, they will resolve it themselves.

Registration can only be done by the parent who has custody of the child. As such, the ex-spouse's NRIC will not be required for the Primary One Registration Exercise.

If custody of the child is under joint custody, either the father's or mother's address may be used. However, they must provide the following during the Primary One Registration Exercise:

1) Original Custody or divorce papers stating the rights
2) Original NRICs of both parents
3) Child's original BC
4) Child's immunisation booklet

If the parent registering at school is unable to produce the original NRIC of the other parent, the parent registering must produce the following:

1) Custody or divorce papers stating the rights
2) Missing person report/personal protection order/letter of consent from the other parent

Parent who registers the child to sign a Letter of Undertaking to undertake that should the ex-spouse contest the arrangement, they will resolve it themselves.

Parents are to obtain the Letter of Undertaking from the school that they will be registering at.

As such, parents can approach the school of choice directly for assistance and clarification/advice on matters pertaining to the Letter of Undertaking.

The contact information of all schools is available at http://app.sis.moe.gov.sg/schinfo/index.asp.

For more information on the Primary One Registration Exercise, please visit: http://www.moe.edu.sg/education/admissi ... istration/.

Should you have any further enquiries, please quote the following reference number: 2012/07/012543 when you email us at contact@moe.gov.sg.

Alternatively, you may speak with our Customer Service Executives at 6872 2220 (Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 6pm and Saturdays: 8am to 1pm) or call +65 6872 2220 via your local operator if you are calling from overseas.

Thank you.


Best Regards,

Ms Rayhana Wahid
Customer Services Branch, MOE
for PERMANENT SECRETARY (EDUCATION)

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Re: For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby BigDevil » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:47 am

Question
If I have 2 children born in 2008, but different months (eg. Feb and Dec), they will both register for P1 in the year 2014.

If the school I registered with needs to ballot for places, will my 2 children be treated like twins (ie. one balloting ball to represent both, so either both get in, or both don't), or they will be treated as separate, each getting a balloting ball?


MOE's reply
Dear Mr xXx,

Thank you for your email dated 16 August 2012.

We would like to share that your children will share the same ballot slip.

Should you have any further enquiries, please quote the following reference number: 2012/08/012744 when you email us at contact@moe.gov.sg.

Alternatively, you may speak with our Customer Service Executives at 6872 2220 (Mondays to Fridays: 8am to 6pm and Saturdays: 8am to 1pm) or call +65 6872 2220 via your local operator if you are calling from overseas.

Thank you.


Best Regards,

Mr Bryan John
Customer Services Branch, MOE
for PERMANENT SECRETARY (EDUCATION)

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Re: For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby Ran1977 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:51 am

Thanks Big Devil - very helpful:)

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Re: For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby phtthp » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:36 am

Thanks for the kind effort, BigD !
noticed that you always take the initiative, walk the extra mile to find out for parents the correct official answers from MOE. You deserve praise ! Thumbs Up !

Good post to clarify once and for all, benefit all !
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Re: For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby phtthp » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:57 pm

Question
if I were to declare my sibling as the foster parents for my child, can my child register under phase 2A - since my nieces already studying in that same school ?

MOE's reply

Dear Mr xXx,

Thank you for your email dated 19 September 2012.
We would like to share that based on the 2012 registration guidelines,

Phase 2A(1) for:
(a) For a child whose parent is a former student of the primary school and who has joined the alumni association as a member not later than 30 June 2011.

(b) For a child whose parent is a member of the School Advisory / Management Committee.

Phase 2A(2) is for:
(a) For a child whose parent or sibling has studied in the primary school of choice.

(b) For a child whose parent is a staff member of the primary school of choice.

You may wish to know that registration is based on the parent’s information.
As such, the details of foster parents will not be used.

However, for a child who is under the care of the grandparent or parent’s sibling , a
Statutory declaration is required for parents who wish to register their child using the address of the child’s grandparent/parent’s sibling that is within 2 km from the school of choice.

If SD is used, children will be balloted - together with other children residing between 1 and 2 km of the school.

Parents will be able to make a SD if they meet the eligibility criteria :

• Both parents are working full-time at the time the statutory declaration was made;

• The child is under the full time care of a grandparent or a parent’s sibling; and

• The child’s grandparent or the parent’s sibling is not employed.

For more information on the Statutory Declaration, please visit:
http://www.moe.edu.sg/education/admissi ... claration/.

Children (Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Resident only) who do not meet the eligibility criteria for priority registration under Phases 1 to 2B (http://www.moe.edu.sg/education/admissi ... on/phases/) will be able to register under Phase 2C in any school (only 1 school) of choice (subject to available vacancies).

Please visit our website: http://moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/ ... on/phases/

as a reference for the Registration Phases and Procedures and

http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissi ... istration/
for more information on the Primary One Registration Exercise

Should you have any further enquiries, please email us at contact@moe.gov.sg.

Alternatively, you may speak with our Customer Service Executives at 6872 2220 (Mondays to Fridays: 8.30am to 5.30pm and Saturdays: 8.30am to 12.30pm)

Best Regards,

Mr Bryan John
Customer Services Branch, MOE
for PERMANENT SECRETARY (EDUCATION)

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Re: For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby phtthp » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:28 am

fyi (sharing)

I wrote to MOE, because a close friend of mine have a special need child.
Below was MOE's reply:

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Thank you for your email on Special Need Child.

a)
Is below list of Mainstream primary schools to support (ASD and dyslexia) children (info provided by MOE) - still valid, or already outdated ?

http://www.moe.gov.sg/media/press/2006/ ... nnex-a.pdf

Regarding your query on above PDF document, we like to inform you that the PDF document is outdated - as it was part of a press release in Y2006.

Please do note that at present, ALL primary schools have been staffed with at least 1 Allied Educator (Learning & Behavioural Support) and a core group of Teachers trained in Special Needs (TSNs), to support students with mild special educational needs - including Autism Spectrum Disorder and dyslexia.

These students would have the cognitive ability to access Mainstream curriculum and have adequate adaptive skills to cope with the school’s learning environment, and be able to learn in a large group setting.

For more information on how you can choose the right school for students with special needs, you may refer to our MOE newly developed Parent’s Guide, that is available for download at:

http://parents-in-education.moe.gov.sg/ ... onal-needs .

b)
do ALL schools allow a Shadow teacher to sit inside P1 class, to help the special need child ?

On your query about Shadow teachers, do kindly note that allowing for the presence of shadow teachers for students with special needs in school is at the discretion of the schools .

Should parents wish to hire a shadow teacher for their child, they are strongly advised to discuss their request with the school leader(s) and teacher(s) –
who would first assess the level of learning and/or behavioural support required by the child, purpose of the shadow teacher hired, as well as, impact and implication(s) for the child and other students in the school, before making a decision.

c)
what sort of Training is available, if a parent wish to receive some form of certified training, to become a Shadow teacher to help own child ?

Regarding your query on training for parents, MOE does not conduct any specific training for parents and/or other personnel to become shadow teachers.
These courses are typically run by private organisations.

regards,
Ms Meena (Minstry of Education, Singapore)

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Re: For Reference for P1 registration: MOE Official Letters

Postby jhonharry » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:32 pm

Thanx for sharing such an informative post.


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