The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore has announced the commencement of Primary 1 registration for admission to schools in 2024 on 23rd May. In an effort to streamline the process and provide better support to parents, the MOE has introduced a new online registration portal. This blog will explore the essential information providing insights into the Primary 1 registration process and outlining the notable updates parents should be aware of when enrolling their child for the upcoming academic year.
Primary 1 Registration Portal and Singpass for Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents
The Primary 1 Registration Portal will go live on July 4, providing parents with access to the registration process. To log in to the portal, parents need a valid Singpass with 2-Factor Authentication (2FA). It is recommended to set up the Singpass 2FA early and ensure that the Singpass account is valid before the registration exercise begins. Only one parent is required to log in and submit the registration through the portal.
New Online Registration Portal in 2024
This year, a user-friendly online registration portal for all five phases of the exercise has been introduced, replacing the previous application form and Primary 1 Internet System. The new portal allows parents to register their child in their chosen school for all five phases of the exercise. It simplifies the registration process and enhances convenience for parents.
Parents who require assistance during registration may contact the school of their choice via email or telephone between 9am to 4.30pm on the respective registration days. The registration process will close on October 31.
P1 Registration Exercise Phases and Eligibility
Parents of children born between January 2, 2017, and January 1, 2018 (both dates inclusive), are required to participate in the Junior 1 or Primary 1 registration exercise for a programme of a SPED school. The registration process is divided into five phases: Phases 1, 2A, 2B, 2C, and 2C Supplementary. Parents can refer to the MOE website; Primary 1 registration | MOE to determine the phase and schools their child is eligible to register in.
Registration Phases and Important Dates:
Registration: July 4 to July 5
Eligibility: Siblings currently studying at the school
Results Release: July 11
Registration: July 12 to July 14
Eligibility: Parent or sibling who is a former student of the primary school, or parent who is a member of the school advisory or management committee. Children from MOE kindergartens under the school’s purview are also eligible.
Results Release: July 21
Registration: July 24 to July 25
Eligibility: School volunteers, active community leaders, members of the church or clan affiliated with the school
Results Release: July 31
Reservation: MOE reserves 20 spaces in each primary school for this phase.
Registration: August 1 to August 3
Eligibility: Children not registered in earlier phases
Results Release: August 15
Reservation: MOE reserves 40 spaces in each primary school for this phase.
Phase 2C Supplementary:
Registration: August 17 to August 18
Eligibility: Children not yet registered after Phase 2C
Results Release: August 29
Availability of Application Data
To assist parents in making informed decisions, the MOE has made application data which includes the available vacancies, registration applicants, as well as balloting information in the relevant phases for each school from the previous year (2023 P1 registration exercise) available online. This information includes the number of available vacancies, registration applicants, and details about balloting in each school and phase. Parents can access this data on the MOE website; Understand balloting | MOE enabling them to gauge the competition and select suitable schools for their children.
Consideration of School Selection
The MOE emphasizes the importance of considering a wide range of schools and exploring their unique programs and offerings. Parents are encouraged to select schools that align with their child’s learning needs, interests, and strengths. Additionally, it is advised to choose schools reasonably close to home, as this reduces commuting time and offers more convenient transport options for the child. How to choose a primary school | MOE
In conclusion, the Primary 1 registration process for 2024 in Singapore has undergone significant improvements, offering simplified procedures and enhanced resources for parents. With the new online registration portal and access to application data, parents can make informed decisions about their child’s education. The emphasis on school selection and proximity to home aims to create an optimal learning environment and minimize travel time. Stay updated through the MOE website and embrace these changes for a smooth registration experience.
Frequently asked questions
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