Friday, July 29, 2011

P1 Registration

FRONTIER Primary has yet to open its doors, but places for its first-ever Primary 1 batch - which will start next year - are already being snapped up fast.
As of yesterday, the Jurong West school had more than 280 applicants for just 235 vacancies in Phase 2C of the Primary 1 registration, which ends today.
Phase 2C is the most competitive registration phase as it is open to all Singaporeans and permanent residents. It comes after four other phases where children whose siblings study in the same school or whose parents are alumni, staff members or volunteers secure their places.
To many nervous parents, Phase 2C brings to a close the nerve-racking month since the start of the Primary 1 registration late last month. It also signifies the culmination of all their efforts from volunteering to moving house, all done single-mindedly to get their children into their dream schools.
Frontier's vice-principal Lim-Foo Boon Ching said: 'We are so over-subscribed that we have called more than 30 parents who live between 1km and 2km of the school to ask them to consider applying for places in another school.'
Competition for Primary 1 places is also heating up at a handful of lower-profile neighbourhood schools such as Northland in Yishun and Admiralty in Woodlands.