Secure a place for your child
For the Singaporeans working overseas, the Leave of Absence (LOA) scheme assures parents that their child will be able to re-enter the Singapore education system upon their return.
Eligibility for the LOA:
Under this scheme, children can apply for LOA with their school when they go overseas with their parents who are on overseas posting, so that they can continue to be registered as a student of the school. When they are overseas, the schools can keep in touch with them. Upon their return, they can be re-admitted to their schools straight away. The school principal can only grant an LOA if the child is already a student of the school.
Primary 1 Registration:
Parents who are overseas can register their children who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents (PR) during the Primary 1 (P1) Registration Exercise held in July/August each year.
If an elder child is currently on LOA from a primary school, then the younger sibling who is due to enter P1 can be registered in the school under Phase 1 of the P1 Registration Exercise. If an elder child beyond primary school was previously a student of the primary school, the younger sibling due to enter P1 can be registered in the school under Phase 2A (2) of the P1 Registration