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The Advantage of Studying in Singapore

Singapore Primary School's Mathematics education is internationally renowned. Many foreign schools have adopted similar teaching methods and textbooks as a form to improve their excellence in Mathematics learning for students. According to a recent International Mathematical Ability Research, among all worldwide 50 million primary school students from 26 countries, the performance of Singaporean primary school students were much higher compared to the world average.

In Singapore, the government-provided primary education is both innovative and forward-looking, because it combines information technology, creativity and careful thinking and problem-solving skills in order to encourage regeneration and application of knowledge by the students. More than 97% of primary school graduates successfully proceed to secondary school, which proves the high quality of education of the public elementary school in Singapore. In addition, the range of infrastructures provided by these schools are extremely complete, which includes swimming pool, gym, interactive classrooms, performance theater, computer room, library and health center.


Singapore Primary School - Overview and Tuition Fee

There are more than 200 government primary schools currently in Singapore, which require students to be enrolled and commence their studies by January 2 of each calendar year. The official enrollment age of Singaporean children in Primary Schools is 6 years old. Singapore primary education totalizes 6 years of study, from which the first four years are considerate as foundation stage (Grades 1-4) and followed by two years of orientation stage (Grades 5-6). During the foundation stage, the school's main subjects are English, mother tongue and mathematics, and other auxiliary subjects including music, art and crafts, sports and civic education. The study of Science is introduced to third grade students. In order to allow students to realize their full potential, the students based on their ability to learning are put into triage during their fourth grade. In Singapore, a 6th grade primary school student must take and be approved in Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) before completing primary education and goes to secondary school.

The average tuition fees in Singapore government primary schools is S$256 / month (the accurate tuition fee is subject to the provisions of Singapore Ministry of Education). In addition, every two years, all foreign students are required to pay an additional S$1000 to Singapore Ministry of Education as fund for educational contributions. In accordance with the provisions of 2008, this educational contribution can be done within an installment agreement.

In general, the younger is the child, better will be his/her ability to both adapt to the fulltime English learning environment, and still maintain their fluence in mother tongue, but it is recommended to enter into a language preparatory course before actually enrolled into Singapore formal educational system! Admission to Singapore secondary schools requires an English examination. Ei Study consultants are prepared to apply for international students intended to study in Singapore primary schools. Singapore Primary School Admission is divided into two categories: government primary school first grade enrollment and second grade to fifth grade enrollment.

Primary I Direct Entry

Children born on January 2nd 2006 to January 1st 2007 are eligible to apply for the 2013 intake, students can be directly admitted into the primary I without the need of any examination. Primary school admission is one of our charged services, we can guarantee a 100% successful Primary I enrollment rate and the student's mother can have 100% chance applying for a Long Term Social Visit Pass (accompany the child during the academic journey), the deadline for registration is August 15 2012. Our application processing time is around four weeks to six weeks. Students who apply before April od each year can still be transferred and enrolled into the current year's primary I, applicant after April will start the new semester of classes on January 2, next calendar year. As a general rule, after April 2012 and prior to September 2012, the applicant will be enrolled into Singapore school by January 2 2013. After October 2013, applicant will only be eligible for the 2014-intake. This means that if missed the deadline, the applicant will be required to take AEIS examination, instead of direct entry.

Primary II - V

Student willing to be admitted into Singapore Primary II to Primary V schools, must attend preparatory courses (3 to 6 week) for Primary School admission exam and further participate the AEIS exam to be finally admitted. This preparatory course fits the special needs of our international students, throughout an intensive training program, especially focused in the training of English and mathematics. This primary school preparatory course plays a vital role for students in their transition from the student's mother tongue teaching educational system to English teaching educational system. Primary school preparatory course is an intensive 3-months-course. Upon completion of the classes, students can participate the latest AEIS examination. If admitted, the child is eligible to enter in the primary school; if not admitted, the student will need to participate the next exam.

In accordance with Singaporean government policies and regulations, mother of international students enrolled in AEIS exam preparatory courses can apply for long term pass, which means that the mother can request a special permit. The necessary application documents may differ from school to school, however, materials such as photos, passport, birth certificate, child's school report, the child's immunization certificate are indispensable items. If the child's mothers wishes to accompany and stay in Singapore with her child, make sure that you have prepared upfront all the necessary documentation. During the first year of stay in Singapore, the accompanying mothers are prohibited to work, only after the second year the mother can try to be employed! Nowadays, more and more parents have begun to consult regarding to the early enrollment of their children in Singapore Primary Schools.
So, what are the benefits of preparing young aged children to studying abroad (starting from Primary I) ?

★ No exam, no preparatory courses, directly enrolled into Primary I.
This not only eliminates the need to pay the preparatory school tuition fees, and also avoids the worry about your children not being approved during the Singapore local AEIS and S-AEIS examinations.
★ More schools choices and opportunities.
Unlike those enrollments through AEIS and S-AEIS examinations, in which after the exam approval the student will be allocated by Ministry of Education into specific schools and lacks the right to choose. Young aged children can  choose their schools according to parent's preference. Your chances are much higher than others.
★ Young aged children can be directly admitted + mother can accompanying the child staying in Singapore.
As the children are very young, mothers are often very worried about the child, so most of them will prefer to stay in Singapore, but the mother is not allowed to have a long term pass when the child is studying in a primary school preparatory course. Some people may agree that routinely applying tourist visa to come to Singapore is very troublesome. Parents that now are deciding whether enroll their children directly to Primary I or let them firstly participate a preparatory course to be admitted later in a government primary school, must now act quickly, do avoid any regrets. Timing and a good decision will represent a excellent future for your child.

Application Due Date: Most Preferable Register Before June

Although for foreigners students, the actual date of application will start by August, Ei Study advice that it is better for the parents to apply for your children before June. You can access www.eistudy.com or directly contact our consultants. The earlier registration will represent a earlier application, so you choose and apply for a school immediately after the opening of primary school enrollment application process (1st day). If you have any preference in terms of school location, we will try our best to meet your request. If you miss this date, you can still register with us, we will enrolled you into schools that have surplus vacancy. This means that your child will more limited. Additionally, due to the fact that there several schools for Primary I enrollment, an early start of  application will give you more time to certify the vacancy availability, go through the application processes and procedures.

Many parents have one common question: Is my child's allocation into a Singapore Government Primary School directly determined by residence area?

Does the geographical location of the property that I acquire influences the school options? Some parents want to buy a house nearby the so-called elite schools, thinking that by January next year they can have a smooth passage to enter the elite Singapore school. In fact, this provision is mainly for Singapore locals. Many so-called elite schools are even difficult for Singaporean Citizens to enter. Singapore Primary I enrollment divide the applicants into Singaporeans, permanent residents (PRS) and international students, in which the first two publics has the premier right to choose the schools first. If you want to buy a property to facilitate your child's stay and study here in Singapore, your concerns must be the quality of the house itself and your own economic conditions, you can choose a good location with convenient transportation and proximity with more primary schools. In fact, the educational quality of Singapore local government schools are extremely even. So if you select a housing that has more schools nearby, upon the time of application can also offer you more choices. The sooner you decide to buy a property, the time will be more favorable to you! More details regarding to property investments, you can consult our housing consultants, which provide you an one-stop service to start your new life in Singapore!

Singapore is located in the tropics with few temperature and climate variations during the year. The island has abundant rainfall, high humidity, warm and humid climate, with annual temperature between 23 and 31 degrees Celsius. It can be considered as a paradise! Added with cross-cultural diversity, which is particularly beneficial to a healthy growth of children, we are not surprised with the trend of younger age populations.