Parents with children born between 2 January 2015 and 1 January 2016, this article’s for you.
Your child has come a long way from transiting through his or her kindergarten life, and it’s now time to prepare for the next juncture – primary school education.
Thanks to the pandemic, there will be no in-person registrations, and all will be done online. Here’s what you need to know to gear yourself for the upcoming registration from 30 June.
Several phases till 29 October
The online registration to enrol your kids for primary 1 in 2022 will involve several phases till 29 October.
Subject to the stages, there are mainly two means by which you can register – online application forms and the Primary One Internet System (P1-IS).
“As both of these registration modes require SingPass, parents are advised to set up their SingPass 2-Step Verification (2FA) early, and ensure that their SingPass account is valid before the commencement of the P1 Registration Exercise,” said the Ministry of Education (MOE).
- Phase 1 (from 30 June)
If you have a child already studying in the school you’re planning to enrol your younger kid in, this phase is for you. The respective schools will guide you on the registration with more details to come.
- Phases 2A(1) and 2A(2) (from 7 & 14 July respectively)
These phases are for kids with parents who are former students of the particular school you’re enrolling your child in. Little ones currently studying in MOE kindergarten located at the school will also fall under this phase.
- Phase 2B (from 26 July)
For parents who are community or school volunteers, Phase 2B will apply to your children. This phase is also for kids who have specific church affiliations or clan associations.
- Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary (from 3 & 19 August respectively)
Kids with no links to the school but are Singapore citizens, or permanent residents can start their online registrations in August under this phase.
- Phase 3
The last phase is for international students and their parents. You may fill up the online form from 1 to 7 June via moe.gov.sg/primary/p1-registration/international-students. The availability of places will be made known to you in October.
For more information on the registration phases and key dates, you may head to moe.gov.sg/primary/p1-registration/registration-phases-key-dates.
Parents with kids born on 1 January 2016 can send in a deferment request to allow their child to enrol in the 2023 primary 1 cohort instead.
Likewise, children who have been evaluated by a qualified health professional as being unready for primary 1 can appeal for a postponement from MOE’s Compulsory Education Unit.
Please do so from now till September via moe.gov.sg/primary/compulsory-education/deferment.
Remember to head to moe.gov.sg/primary/p1-registration regularly for the latest updates on the 2022 primary 1 registration, including necessary documents needed and essential information for overseas Singaporeans.
May the registration results work in your favour!