A few weeks ago my grandmother and my aunt flew off to Melbourne for a week long holiday. Also flying out with them was my cousin who would be doing his matriculation studies there at one of the university.
Turning back the clock to more then a decade ago I can still remember the fond memories I had when I was studying at Melbourne University. Going to school by tram and train. It was certainly an experience which I couldn’t have if I was doing my degree here in Singapore.
Education has always been a key point of worry and concern for most parents. From the day your child is born you start to plan which childcare/kindergarten you would like to send him to, which primary school should you aim to send him to.
If you are aiming for a prestigious school like Eton House or ACS/Singapore Chinese Girl’s school be prepared to join the alumni, become a parent volunteer or even move to within 1km of the desired school in bid to increase the chance of your child entering the school.
Parents in Singapore, like the rest of the world, place a heavy emphasis on getting their child in good school. I myself do hope that my child enters a reputable school so that he would be able to get a top notch education and will not “lose out” in this education race.
There are a few established schools in my neighbourhood and I do hope that my boys get into one of them. To increase the chance of him getting to my preferred choice of schools I have used my ” special pass” when I returned to work last month.
I have just updated this book which I wrote last year and strongly recommend that you get a copy as it lists down in detail all the factors that you will need to consider before you register your child for Primary One.