You are excited. Your little bub is finally of age to enter formal school — Primary One. This is a big milestone for your child and you too. However, the decision on which primary school to register your child takes place way before your child turns six. How do you choose The Right Primary School For Your Bub? What are the criteria that parents should consider before they make their decision?
For some parents who are non-Singaporean, they have the choice to choose between an International school or a local school. Which is a better education system?
If you decide on a local school education for your child, which local school is a good fit? While MOE (Ministry of Education) will like you to think that all schools are good schools, there are distinct advantages in placing your child in schools that are better equip to prep their students to sit for the grueling Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). The conundrum of The Right School: Elite vs Neighbourhood is an ongoing question that depends on variables and family values.
Once you decided on your choices of schools, you might want to read Getting Your Foot Into the Desired School to find out how to do so and allocating time for volunteerism. Don’t get caught off-guard during the Primary School Registration Process by not having the necessary or relevant papers you need to register.
Finally, you received your notice of admissions from the school. Before school starts, how will you prep your bub for primary One? It is common practice for most schools to have an orientation for their new students. before the new school year begins. It is an exciting time for the kid and parents, but also fraud with anxieties. For example, parents might worry if their child has the necessary skills to start his/her primary school years on the right foot – Getting Ready For School.
We will also share with you the first two days of primary one where you catch a glimpse into your newly-minted primary one student. Expect a gamut of emotions from excitement to sadness to nostalgia to disbelief that your baby just stepped into the boyhood dimension. I promise you will feel a lump in your throat.
Is tuition necessary during the first year of primary school? We share the different views from parents and you decide for yourself what works for you and kids.
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