Monday, June 30, 2008

P1 registration

Today is the start of the Primary 1 registration exercise. Phase 1 is for a child who has a sibling studying in a school of choice.

For me, princess will fall under Phase 2A1. For a child whose parent is a former student of the school and who has joined the alumni association as a member not later than 30 Jun 2007; or whose parent is a member of the School Advisory/Management Committee.

The most precious thing that my parents have given me is a good school foundation. And also the fact that I have a little girl instead of a boy. It makes sense as I come from a convent school and if I did have a son instead, I'd be lost now not knowing where to place him.

This is the time when most parents are panicking, trying their luck getting their kids to brand name schools and facing lots of stress. Many parents do volunteer work in order to give their kids a better chance of getting into these schools. It helps a little but at the end of the day it doesn't guarantee that they will be offered a place.

To all my friends out there who are trying their luck, I wish you all the best.

For more info on P1 registration, you can check here.

9 comments:

Shazz said...

3 generations in the same school!! I'm so happy that the tradition didn't end with me, and so proud that my little niece will experience what we experienced (albeit in different buildings, & for you & mum, different locations). Can't wait to see her in her little uniform!

singairishgirl said...

shazz - yup! :) hehe, imagine that! I'm a bit apprehensive about her starting P1 but she's excited.

marigold said...

the person we should be grateful to is tiong bahru ah ma.she went through thick and thin to enrol me into CHIJ

singairishgirl said...

wah marigold, not bad lei, virgin comment. Well done! :P

Precious Moments said...

3 generations in IJ. Bravo. Recently I met my senior and her aunt was my pri sch principal. Being so ignorant, I didn't even join the alumni so now my little one will be in 2A2. I hope she stands a chance. :(

Little Corner of Mine said...

I don't know how it is done here yet but my turn will come next year when we enroll Evy into kindergarten.

singairishgirl said...

precious moments - Really?? I thought you'd have joined the alumni. But your phase shouldn't be that bad. There's only 60plus registered so far for 210 places. Don't worry sure get in. Was your principal Mrs Seah? I loved her so much. :)

lcom - Oh, you had better start doing your research now. Better to be prepared.

Precious Moments said...

Oh yes, Mrs Seah is my pri sch principal. Guess what, I was lunching with my friend and she bought along an old IJ girl and Mrs Seah is her aunt!!! What a small world.

SIG said...

precious moments - Oh wow, my uncle was her son's good friend. Hehe. Small world indeed. But she's so lovely.