Jennifer wrote:tisha wrote:verykiasu2010 wrote:correction tapes : allowed and used, no problem for PSLE
Oh. We were told otherwise by DS's form teacher during the meet-the-parents session at the beginning of this year. And since then I've taken away the correction tape from DS's pencil case.
So confusing, why diff statements from different schools?
Is there any clear statement from MOE on this?
My elder boy belongs to the 2009 PSLE. I wrote to MOE abt usage of correction tape - the official email reply is : NOT ENCOURAGED.
BUT many schools tell their pupils : CANNOT.
You can always write an email to MOE to confirm for 2011 PSLE. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thw logic is simple.
If correction tape is used ,
there are chances it peals off then the corrected part is lost.
some children wait for the tape to dry before writing the correction and may forget to write it as they go ahead with the work.
A few layers of uneven correction tape make writing on it unclear
So there are risks for some kids
And since schools have to use a one size fits all approach, they will use the safer option.
So be a judge about your childs need, its good to practice some austerity but if they can handle it, just let them.
DD used it last year. She neeeeds one. Scratching, cut ting out words is a blasphemy in her dictionary.