30 Jun '12, 3am

Primary 1 registration: Find the best fit, not the best school, for your child

Primary 1 registration: Find the best fit, not the best school, for your child

Kong Hwa School pupils having fun on a court during recess time. Research suggests parents should focus on getting their children into schools that will boost their confidence in their academic ability. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE By SANDRA DAVIE SENIOR WRITER The annual race is on again among parents eager to get their children into 'brand name' primary schools - from Raffles and Rulang to Rosyth. Many would have moved to new homes, joined clan or church organisations or volunteered many hours to improve the chances of their child getting into a school they believe will secure him a bright academic future. Going by the questions posted on popular forums, many parents have their eye on a school in the 'Top 10' or 'Top 50' list based on Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results. But the fact is that the Ministry of Education does not rank primary schools - not publicly...

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