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Are School Preparations Enough for PSLE? Get Answers to This and More!
Image courtesy of Pexels Do you have a child in Primary 6? Are you worried about how they will perform at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)? Many of us in the KiasuParents community have lived through the PSLE experience, and we hope our perspective will be helpful to you, especially if you’re a first-time PSLE parent! We’re now in Term 3 (July to September), where things can get overwhelming for a P6 child, or even for the whole family. Academically, here’s what to expect: In July, schools will ramp up their practice sessions for the PSLE oral exams in mid-August. It’s ..
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2024 P1 Registration: Phase 1
The 2024 P1 Registration is upon us!  Phase 1 starts on 2 July 2024, and the official results date in on 10 July 2024. Kranji Primary was the only school decommissioned this year.  There is a total of 39,518 seats available compared to last years vacancies of 39,948.  So this has fallen slightly by 430 seats.  I guess Singaporeans need to work harder at increasing the fertility rate, instead of fattening their wallets! Here’s a quick look at the schools’ standings for all the primary schools participating in the exercise this year.  We now have 2 years’ worth of data from the “new” s..
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Worried About Internships for Your Teen? What Parents Should Know
Image courtesy of Unsplash If you’ve been paying attention to local news media, you might’ve noticed the buzz about Singapore’s “tertiary internship rat race.”  The importance of internships in today’ks for interesting opportunities. Today, we’re hearing about university students doing up to 10 internships before they graduate. To cite another example, at the Singapore Management University, the official estimate is that students complete two to six internships during their degree programme. If you didn’t have a fulfilling internship experience in your youth, it might be diffic..
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Secondary School Open House 2024: Your Chance to Find Out About Top Schools!
In April and May every year, some of Singapore’s most popular secondary schools will hold their open house events, in order to attract the best students for their Direct School Admission (DSA) intake.  Even if your child is not intending to participate in the DSA, or doesn’t feel ‘good enough’ for a top school, we encourage you to attend these events together. Here’s why: It’s good exposure. Even if your child doesn’t have stellar grades right now, this could change when they develop better learning strategies or a strong interest in specific subjects in future. In any case, the p..
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DSA Applications in 2024: Is Your Child Ready?
If your child is in Primary 6, chances are, the buzz in the early part of the year will be about the DSA, or Direct School Admission. This is where students can use their ‘talent areas’ to apply for a desired secondary school, and many parents view this as an opportunity for their children to access better schools. From now till May, you and your child can use this time to learn about the different talent areas that schools look for. Begin by browsing secondary schools that are participating in the DSA: Visit the Ministry of Education’s SchoolFinder page. Click on ‘Secondary’, l..
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PSLE 2024: What You Need to Know
Photo courtesy of Pexels For parents with Primary 6 children, you might be anxious about your child’s performance at this year’s Primary School Leaving Examination, better known as the PSLE. Or you may be wondering: When are the PSLE 2024 exam dates? What were the cut-off points for those who entered secondary school in 2024? How should my child prepare for the PSLE? Below, we’ll highlight essential information and provide insights drawn from our personal experience with our children, who have taken the PSLE under the current scoring system based on Achievement Levels. Yo..
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Primary 1 Registration 2024
Primary 1 Registration 2024: 3 Questions on Every Parent’s Mind! Caption: Photo courtesy of Unsplash Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/girl-holding-pen-U6cFrZEgX5k   Time to register your child for Primary 1? If your child is born between 2 January 2018 and 1 January 2019, then yes, you should take part in this year’s primary 1 registration exercise. The Ministry of Education (MOE) will provide full details by May 2024, and the registration process will typically begin in July. Do note that registrations are now fully online, and that in-person registrations at individual sc..
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A-Level Results 2024: Your Teen’s Biggest Fears, and How You Can Help
Results for the A-Levels 2023 cohort will be released towards the end of February 2024. Although your teen is entering adulthood, they will still need your support to navigate the uncertainties about their future.  After speaking to teens in our network, we’ve learned that some questions on their minds include: What if I can’t qualify for the course that I want, at my preferred university? What if my results are unexpectedly poor? What if I can qualify for my preferred university, but only for courses that I’m not interested in? If I don’t do well, what will others think of ..
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SHINES & SPARKLES AT PARAGON
PARAGON AND HONG KONG DISNEYLAND RESORT INTRODUCE ‘OLAF’S ROYAL INVITATION’ IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD OF FROZEN LAUNCH This collaboration serves as an exciting prelude to Paragon’s Christmas Campaign running from 16 Nov till 26 Dec 2023 Singapore, 9 November 2023 – Paragon is delighted to announce its first collaboration with Hong Kong Disneyland Resort on the exciting launch of the world’s first and largest “Frozen” themed land, World of Frozen which will open its gates on 20 November 2023 in Hong Kong Disneyland. Kicking off the celebrations is the showcase of the biggest Olaf’..
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Keep all kinds of pain away with the Salonpas® Diclofenac Patch 1%
As parents, we are constantly racing against the clock and more often than desired, our bodies experience aches and pains that compromise our capacity to take care of our family. Many of us would probably have reached out for pain relief patches before but may feel that the effect is not long-lasting and strong enough. The good news is Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. - the company behind the popular Salonpas® brand, just launched the Salonpas® Diclofenac Patch 1%! They have chosen Singapore as the first country in Southeast Asia outside of Japan to have this product. It is also the f..
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