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
59
9%
Join Clan/affiliated membership
82
13%
Be Parent Volunteers (PV)
223
34%
Move to < 1km from the school
252
39%
Any other methods
36
6%
 
Total votes: 652

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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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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by arch80 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:29 am

1st time Pri 1 application for 2021.

Does proximity count for affiliated primary school registration? I am getting clarifications from the SMPS if I qualified under 2(A)2 and using a new property address.

If I qualify for 2(A)2, then it will be 1-2km for St Margaret's Pri School.

Or should I try for 2C <1km for Holy Innocents Primary School?

Which has a better chance? Please share your opinions.

Thank you.

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by floppy » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:14 am

arch80 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:29 am
1st time Pri 1 application for 2021.

Does proximity count for affiliated primary school registration? I am getting clarifications from the SMPS if I qualified under 2(A)2 and using a new property address.

If I qualify for 2(A)2, then it will be 1-2km for St Margaret's Pri School.

Or should I try for 2C <1km for Holy Innocents Primary School?

Which has a better chance? Please share your opinions.

Thank you.
Phase 2A2 for SMPS, regardless of distance, is a shoo-in. Why would you need clarifications from SMPS? If you have studied in the school and can prove so, you are in.

Phase 2C < 1km for HIPS is a guaranteed for ballot.

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Re: All About Getting Priority Registration

Post by KiasuAhTan » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:45 pm

If child gets into school via <1KM but eventually balloting only for >2KM would the 30 months requirement be relaxed to 1km-2km? or would it still be tied to the <1KM that you registered.

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Re: *** READ ME FIRST !!! - P1 Registration FAQ ***

Post by Lizzz » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:20 pm

phtthp wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:37 am
Jworld wrote:I am wondering about P2A2 for Primary School Registration.

We all know that ex student of the selected school who is not a member of alumni will fall under 2A2.
But what if I have only studied in that Primary school for 2 years... let's say only P1 and 2 and then my parents trsf me to another Primary school in P3 due to shifting house.

Can I still register my kid under 2A2 for the first Primary school that I studied for 2 years only, or must I complete my PSLE there to qualify?
As long as can prove that you had ever studied in that ex primary school before previously, can enrol your child into that school, under Phase 2A2.

Reason :
There is no rule stating minimum must stay there how many years.
Thus even if you had studied only one year there, got report card to prove this, can proceed to enrol your child under 2A2.
Do I qualify for 2A2 if i only studied in the school for first half year in Primary 1? I lost the report book but i have the Primary 1 result slip with school logo. I tried to email the school to check if i qualify for 2A2 but there is no reply. The school that I am looking to get my kid into is a popular school so i am worried that they will not accept..

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Re: *** READ ME FIRST !!! - P1 Registration FAQ ***

Post by zac's mum » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:26 am

Lizzz wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:20 pm
phtthp wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:37 am
Jworld wrote:I am wondering about P2A2 for Primary School Registration.

We all know that ex student of the selected school who is not a member of alumni will fall under 2A2.
But what if I have only studied in that Primary school for 2 years... let's say only P1 and 2 and then my parents trsf me to another Primary school in P3 due to shifting house.

Can I still register my kid under 2A2 for the first Primary school that I studied for 2 years only, or must I complete my PSLE there to qualify?
As long as can prove that you had ever studied in that ex primary school before previously, can enrol your child into that school, under Phase 2A2.

Reason :
There is no rule stating minimum must stay there how many years.
Thus even if you had studied only one year there, got report card to prove this, can proceed to enrol your child under 2A2.
Do I qualify for 2A2 if i only studied in the school for first half year in Primary 1? I lost the report book but i have the Primary 1 result slip with school logo. I tried to email the school to check if i qualify for 2A2 but there is no reply. The school that I am looking to get my kid into is a popular school so i am worried that they will not accept..
Check by emailing it to MOE. You might get a faster reply.

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