School School Hassles

When foreign student kid in school become the ALIEN of their own kind.

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Well, one thing for sure, if you cant change the situation, then join the situation… think and act like them. Be sensitive and learn what kids like, and analyze their habit and use those to turn the situation around, you can make your kid becomes favorites among them.

One thing for sure, this is Singapore! There is only parents sitting in the class by the form of a school-kids.



When was the last time you heard, been updated, or even read about how Singapore’s education system like or perhaps I should say as how much pressures that a school kid in Singapore actually carry on their school-going age? Or perhaps how far their parent has actually prepared the pressures that their kid(s) must carry on their school-age live?

Or worst case… how huge actually their Parent’s ego is, which their child(ren) needs to carry (READ: Compete) in their school-age live?

Here is the article that is also proven-right to me when I got to know what the actual is…

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That article above is totally right, when I know what exactly Singapore education like when I attend on one of their infamous ministry’s seminar (obviously) the Singapore very owned MoE (Ministry of Education).

When most child(ren)’s mind is always toys, plays and having funs in enormous energy level that they have, their (mostly Singaporeans) parent’s mind and their government have totally long way pressurized plans ahead of their ways on their education system.

A child is expected to be well-verse in reading when they start Primary one, when they are also expected to write proper sentence as well starts even from a Primary ONE at the age of only 6 years old!

Hey! When was the first time you (Parent and Government) start to read your first word – perhaps ‘mama’ – when your child is expected to start full length proper sentence which obviously they should be able to read first then to write, in the same age as you!

Have you even heard that even in Primary school age, students will be SEPARATED, which they called (as always they are capable in softening word) as grouped, based on the capability of their BRAIN! – Haven’t you thought that these students should be able to mix around with all students regardless of who they are, what they skin color is, what they are capable of, or perhaps their academic results?

Have you even heard what they have in Primary school activities are? Have you ever come across that overseas excursion is one of the list that they need to do? – Or this is just one of the ‘BEING UNIQUE” competing against their own government neighbourhood schools ‘business-mindset’ that they have or they are pressurized on?

Singapore! When you expect your very own citizen to BREED fast-enough to fill in your population demands to avoid your fast-declining population due to your own policy… BUT here are all you’ve provided for your next generation people.

Every time I cook with my lovely Pressure-Cooker pots, all the bones in the fish is totally smashed softened, and faster cooking to get the same results of the meat tenderness – will you do the same to your own “Fruit of Love” ??

Would you be one of them? – One of us, one of them….


The Anglo-Chinese Junior College, which is supposed to be one of the best school for children, and pretty expensive school and also difficult to enroll to… turn to be a pretty bad image by several of its own students.

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School image that turn so sour and it even goes to YouTube which then taken off from its popular hit video clip website, which means it has ever went off internationally.

Will you still want your children to be taught and educated in this pretty expensive and prestigious school?


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While baby birthrate is declining extremely fast in Singapore, and Singapore Government is trying all the best method to have their Citizen to mate and to breed to increase the population… on the other hand, registering their kids to school is another story and pretty so much hassle to go through, it is so ironic, isn’t it?

Primary 1 registration in Singapore is going the phases, like stated in Singapore’s Ministry of Education website:

Category 1:
Children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

Phase 1:
For a child who has a sibling studying in a school of choice.
All children registered under this phase will be given places in schools.

Phase 2A1
For a child whose parent is a former student of the school and who has joined the alumni association as a member not later than 30 Jun 2007; or whose parent is a member of the School Advisory/Management Committee.

Phase 2A2
For a child whose parent or sibling has studied in the school of choice; or whose parent is a staff member of the school of choice.

Phase 2B2
For a child whose parent has joined the school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2007 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2008; or whose parent is a member endorsed by the church/clan directly connected with the school; or whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader.

Phase 2C
For a child who is ineligible for or unsuccessful in earlier phases.

Phase 2C Supplementary
For a child who is unsuccessful in gaining a place in a school of choice at Phase 2C.

Category 2:
Children who are not Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

Phase 3
For a child who is not a Singapore Citizen or a Permanent Resident.

Can’t you see that… even for their own Citizen’s children, they have to go to the phases, plenty of hassle they need to go through to register their children to the school. Forget about favorite school, even for normal government school, they are splitted into 3 phases, and most family with first (and only child) will always fall to the 2C phase and they are considered the “ineligible for or unsuccessful in earlier phases” – aka. looser.

Again, Government is extensively trying to have their Citizen to mate and to breed, while those who has kid will face plenty of difficulties in all way of their child’s life… from high cost of living all the way to even registering their kids’ to school.

Phase 1: most of the family in Singapore either only have 1 kid, or none at all.. those who has only one kid they will never be in this phase definitely.

Phase 2A1: even though their parent is alumni of that school, but who will have time to join the association long before they even plan to have kid, or having kid by accident?

Phase 2A2: looking for a job as staff of that school? yeah.. nice try.

Phase 2B2: this is where parent will need to do voluntary jobs working without pay for at least 40 hours in the school they want their child to study at, can you believe that, even the parent needs to ‘begging’ to offer to work without pay, just to have a place for their child.

Phase 2C… this is where all the flocks comes in.

So can you see, even for the distance to school is NOTHING to compare to those above requirements, in other word in here there is a legalize ‘CONNECTION’ – what in neighbouring country knows well as ‘Collusion and Nepotism’.

Here are two articles about the ‘CONNECTION’ that even the local citizen is ‘screaming’ to be removed.

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Can you see that, even their own local Citizen is complaining with the ‘CONNECTION’ kind of system in registering their kids to the primary school.

Ironic, Government is even trying extremely hard to boost baby birthrate to have more baby born in Singapore, while the existing system after the baby born is another kind of story and hard to understand.

Even for the ChildCare, Government provide further enhancement in subsidy for ChildCare for Singapore Citizen parents for their children, but the fact is, registering to ChildCare, they have to take the ‘queue’ number, even that is 6 months in advance… meaning their baby even still have NOT even born yet, the parent needs to take the queue number, impressive! Pretty good business booming in Singapore, isn’t it?

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Again, boosting in a very impressive ways by directly head of the country who is managing this country, will still NEVER get enough when the existing system after the baby born, parent will face plenty of hassles to raise up their kid(s) in this country.

So now… back to natural, it’s your choice whether to have baby and to contribute to increase the Nation baby birthrate or to keep your lifestyle as it is and let any of the carrots stick to the dried-ground.