1) Myth of IPSLE
IPSLE does not guarantee admission into the schools in Singapore. The school principal has the authority to admit students based on their criteria acceptable to the Ministry of Education such as school entrance exams.
“The Singapore international Primary School Examination (iPSLE) is the international version of Singapore’s Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), an examination offered to all pupils at the end of Primary Education. The iPSLE was introduced in 2005 with the aims of providing certification and benchmarking for overseas schools, including those that have adopted the Singapore primary school curriculum. It provides a recognised certification of the knowledge and achievement that pupils have attained.”
Anglo works with St. Gabriel’s college , Bangkok, the largest IPSLE centre for students who still insist to have an IPSLE certificate.
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2) International Student Admissions
MOE conducts a centralised admissions exercise—Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)—around Sep/Oct annually for new international students who wish to join our mainstream public primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.
AEIS involves a centralised test on English and Mathematics, and applicants who pass the test will be offered a place in a suitable school. The exercise is for new international students seeking admission into Primary 2–5 and Secondary 1–3. Primary 6 and Secondary 4 are critical levels where students sit for major examinations held towards the end of the year. Parents should be mindful that it would not be in the students’ interest to be admitted to these critical levels of Primary 6 and Secondary 4.
Details for the 2010 AEIS centralised tests for admissions in 2011 are now available on the AEIS webpage.
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3) Singaporeans Returning Home
In recognition of the different needs of the returning Singaporeans, MOE has provided several options as outlined below for school admission so that Returning Singaporeans can choose one or more options based on their individual needs.
For example, returning Singaporeans who has a strong preference for a particular school may choose to approach the school directly to seek admission. Returning Singaporeans can also apply to MOE for assistance to be placed into a school, indicating his / her schools of choice. Alternatively, returning Singaporeans may apply to participate in the special school placement exercises, such as the “School Placement Exercise for Returning Singaporeans” (SPERS) or the “Direct School Admission Exercise” (DSA), to seek admission.
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4.2: Summary of Returning Singaporean
The Pupil Placement Section (PPS) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) advises Singaporean expatriates on matters relating to their children’s education and assists them in the placement of their children in Singapore schools upon their return. As a returning Singaporean expatriate you could also apply directly to the principal of the school to which you wish your children to be admitted.
Rejoining your Child’s Former School
Students who are planning to go overseas but wish to rejoin their former schools upon their return to Singapore can apply for Leave of Absence.
The Leave of Absence scheme was introduced in 1999 assist in the re-entry of students who accompany their parents in their overseas postings. It is open to children who are Singapore citizens or Permanent Residents. Your child/ children would be allowed to apply for Leave of Absence from a primary school until the end of Primary 6, from a secondary school till the end of Secondary 4 or 5 (whichever is applicable) or a pre-university institution till the end of JC 2 or Pre-U 3 (whichever is applicable).
Once the student is granted the Leave of Absence, a placement in the school would be made available to him when he returns, provided that the Leave of Absence is renewed and payment is made yearly.
Admission / Re-admission to Primary Schools
There are two categories, as follows:
Other Primary Levels
If parents require assistance with the school placement, they may submit the “Application form for school placement” 6 months in advance. The purpose of this application is to facilitate the PPS to process requests in time for the children to start school as soon as possible upon their return to Singapore.
Otherwise, parents could also approach the school of their choice directly to seek admission for their child/ children.
PPS will try to find the pupil a place in the school of choice. Should there be no allocation is the preferred school, it will do its best to place the pupil in other schools.
Admission / Re-admission to Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges
As returning students may possibly re-enter Singapore schools at different times of the school year, principals have the right to decide on a case-by-case basis if the pupils should be exempted from any examinations and put on a promotion to the next level.
Provisions could be arranged for students return to Singapore during their holidays to attend classes in Singapore schools. This immersion program is to ease their re-entry into the school system. Parents who are working overseas and who would like to have their children to join in the immersion programs can contact the PPS for assistance or to the preferred school.
For more information, please contact:Customer Service Centre
Ministry of Education
Ground Floor, Podium Block
1 North Buona Vista Drive, Singapore 138675
Tel : (65) 6872 2220
Fax : (65) 6775 4487, (65) 6776 8616
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