All About Getting Priority Registration

Work your way through the complex rituals of Primary One Registration. This is where you find out more about the dream school you have always wanted for your kid.
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What will you do to get your child into the school you want?

Be an Active Community Leaders
57
9%
Join Clan/affiliated membership
80
13%
Be Parent Volunteers (PV)
215
35%
Move to < 1km from the school
232
38%
Any other methods
34
6%
 
Total votes: 618

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by zac's mum » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:07 pm

isn4i wrote:
floppy wrote:
etleen23288 wrote:hi hi all parents, would like to ask if anyone has such experience...?
my current flat is within 1 km of school and my parents new flat also within 1 km of sch..
I intend to move maybe this year or next year which makes my registered address beyond 1 km but within 2 km..
would it be a good idea that I change my registered address to my parents? if I move beyond 1 km but within 2 km.. will my child be penalised?
If you have benefitted from the distance priority and gotten your child a place in school as a result, you will be penalized by MOE if you shifted out of your original distance before the 30 months is up. Your child may lose the place in school.

If you change your address to your parents’ place but have no intention to stay there, you will be penalized by the law for cheating. Refer to the statute for the exact punishment.

Either way, they are lose-lose options.
people does that and chance of getting caught is very slim .. also has leasing home address which is cheaper than rental
Where did u ever get the idea that the chance of getting caught is slim?

In this day of internet and linked government databases, once u update your address at police station, ALL the govt organizations are notified. Big brother is watching, all your neighbors are watching, bus driver Uncle is watching, school admin staff are watching, and there are CCTVs watching you and family everywhere you go in public.

Even if u lease a home address, are u sure the agent or enterprising businessman selling u the “fake” address will not Bao Toh you to put you in jail?

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by Estéema » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:41 pm

isn4i wrote:
people does that and chance of getting caught is very slim .. also has leasing home address which is cheaper than rental
You’re living life on the edge of a very high cliff!

My kids’ primary sch journey alr surfaced parents caught :-

1. One parent leased only address thro an old lady, but what old lady didn’t realised is if there is no legitimate tenancy, both parties committed cheating sch which later surfaced as her daughter was gonna use mother’s address for P1 registration. Both sets of parents were investigated & unfortunately, the owner’s daughter was able to state her FTW status & the other family was charged.

2. In of my child’s year of registration, we were anxious as there was one more application exceeding the vacancies available & we were anxiously waiting for call to enter into ballot. The call never came. It was a few months into new P1 sch term when I was a PSG & had a chance chatting with P, who then explained one couple called up for investigation as someone they know reported a borrowed address had been used & the family residing >2km fr sch. P said MOE told couple to withdrawal application. Not sure if they were charged or let off.

It’s not abt cheaper option, but any parents ought to be careful not to knowingly cheat or find illegitimate options. MOE allows family to reside at address used for P1 registration within a limit of 30 mths. If u hv the means to own a property to give u that within 1km priority during P1 registration, or 2nd option of either enter into legitimate tenancy to stay within 1km or if parents stay within proximity of school & you are able to put yr child in the legitimate care of yr parents whilst u work, then those are yr ‘cheaper’ & legitimate options. If u’re SAHP, it’ll be hard to justify unless you’re able to show legitimate need for yr role to care for yr non-ambulant elderly or along that line (just an example).

To show legitimate residences, you’ll need to change address at police post within 30 days of new residency. I recall a lady was caught unaware when she sold her flat after her divorce & moved in to stay with her sister. Many are indeed ignorant thinking going back to stay with parents does not require official change of address on i/c. There are also those who married & stay with in-laws, but hv not change their address fr their maiden family. Some erroneously assume they hv an adv of a couple splitting addresses for P1 registration to their advantage. Do rmbr, when I couple register a child for P1, they’ve to show same address, unless officially in divorce process.

Whatever it is, it is certainly not worth to go the illegitimate way & cause yourself embarrassment or grief, which might affect your child eventually.

To give the best education to your child, is to be the right/good role model to them.

Hope I’ve not punched sensitive buttons here. Just sharing perspective.

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by zac's mum » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:22 pm

“平时不做亏心事 半夜敲门也不惊”

I dunno how people can live with this unease at the back of their minds every day. Who is going to look after your poor kids while you are serving time in jail? How will you answer their questions: “Where has Mummy and/or Daddy gone for so long?” without resorting to lying (again)?

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by janet88 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:28 pm

in this present digital age, it's IMPOSSIBLE not to get caught for the entire 6 years of the child in primary school.
schools are on alert, bus drivers on alert and even the child's classmates would alert their parents through casual talk...that so and so ACTUALLY stays where. by teaching kids to lie, parents also set a bad example.

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by floppy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:42 pm

Welcome to 1984.

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