leave of absence means u cannot touch that seat. It has been reserved for a certain child, until the child return to Singapore.mashy wrote: Leave of absence are for overseas Singaporeans who are registering their kids. They are simply reserving the places and will be applying for leave of absence after that. The kids will possibly not be studying in the school for a few years and even the entire 6 years. So there isn't a kid physically taking up the place, will it be still on hold or the school will open up the vacancy for others? I already know a few who are on this and some who are going to apply for it after they get a place. Just not sure how the school handles it.
Parents posted overseas for 2 years, work in a bank in China or Australia
The child supposed to start 2016 Primary 1.
Mother (old girl) applied for leave of absence, for 2 years.
Child only returned back Sg, in 2018.
During next 2 years (2016 and 2017) : child still overseas, with parents.
Nobody can touch her vacancy, for next 2 years, even though child physically absent from school.
So in her 2016 P1 class : there will be 29 pupils instead of 30, because she is absent.
No matter how long is the Transfer waitlist queue in her school, nobody can occupy her seat, because her mother (old girl) had applied for 2 years leave of absence.
If you look around your child's class & happen to spot the P1 class not fully occupied by 30 students, yet there is a long, long Transfer queue list for P1 in that school, u wondering why that vacancy not taken up by those who failed in balloting, it may be due to leave of absence.