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1) My child is going to Primary 1 next year, what is the registration process?
The Primary One Registration Exercise is conducted from June to September every year. Parents should refer to the registration phases and procedures to find out which phase their children are eligible for, how to register and the documents required for registration.
Parents may proceed to the school of choice during their eligible phase to register their child for the Primary One Registration Exercise.
Registration for each phase is conducted at the primary school. The hours of registration at schools are from 8.00 am to 11.00 am and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm on each scheduled registration day. Parents must produce the originals of each required document at the time of registration.
Overseas Singaporeans who wish to register their children for Primary One can refer to Information for Overseas Singaporeans for the registration procedures.
Parents can refer to http://www.moe.gov.sg for more details.
Admission of students is based on the vacancies available in the school. Students will placed under waiting list until there is a vacancy. School staff will contact the parent should the vacancy arise. Alternatively, parents can register their transfer request in MOE and participate in STEPS. The Student Transfer Exercise for Primary Schools, or STEPS, serves to facilitate the transfer of students who have relocated to another address, to schools nearer to their new residences.
International students aged 6 to 6 + as of 1 January in the year of school admission can seek admission to Primary 1, by registering at the primary school with vacancies during Phase 3 of the annual Primary One Registration Exercise. Admission is not guaranteed as there are limited vacancies remaining for international students after places are allocated to SC and SPR children. In view of this, parents of international students may also wish to consider other educational options such as private schools, even as they may decide to register their children during Phase 3.
International students aged 7 and above as of 1 January in the year of school admission, and who wish to seek admission to our mainstream schools, are required to sit for the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) or the Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS). Admission is not guaranteed, and is subject to the applicant’s performance in the test. If successful, placement will take into consideration the available vacancies and the applicant’s declared Singapore residential area where possible.
Parents can pay the fees through the following ways:
- 1. Join the GIRO scheme
- 2. Pay via AXS
- o AXS e-Station [internet] (eNETS / Mastercard / Masterpass / PayLah!)
- o AXS m-Station [mobile app] – by selecting “eServices”, followed by “MOE” (eNETS / Mastercard / Masterpass / PayLah!)
- o At any AXS Stations by selecting “Education”, followed by “MOE” (NETS). To locate the nearest AXS Station, please visit http://www.axs.com.sg/axsStation_locations.php
- 3. Pay at their child’s school (cash, cheque or cashier’s order)
4. Pay at MOE’s Customer Service Centre (cash, cheque or NETS)
5. Send a cheque payable to "Ministry Of Education" to
- Ministry of Education, Finance & Procurement Division, Cashier’s Unit
- 1 North Buona Vista Drive, MOE Building,
- Please write the student's name, NRIC number and school name on the reverse side of the cheque.
Please refer to page 17 of Pupil Handbook.