School Information

Singapore School Information

Primary Education


Fast Facts

  • 6 years of compulsory education; 4 years of foundation stage and 2 years of orientation stage.
  • Aim of primary education is to give students a good grasp of English language, Mother Tongue and Mathematics.
  • Students are required to take a National examination at the 6th year of education called the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE)
  • Students are encouraged to participate in Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and Community Involvement Programs (CIP)

Secondary Education


Fast Facts

  • 4-5 years of education
  • Special, Express or Normal (Academic) course depending on AEIS results
  • National examination: GCE ‘O’ Levels(for Special/Express courses) or GCE ‘N’ Levels (for Normal course)
  • All students take part in at least one CCA; CCA performance is considered for admission to JCs, CI, polytechnics and ITE

School Fees

The school fees payable by International Students (IS) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) as shown in the table below:

Primary School Fee

Nationality 2014/2015
School Fee (S$) Misc Fee* (S$) Total (S$)
Singapore PR 90.00 13.00 103.00
IS (Non-ASEAN) 500.00 13.00 513.00
IS (ASEAN) 350.00 13.00 363.00

 

Secondary School Fee

Nationality 2014/2015
School Fee (S$) Misc Fee* (S$) Total (S$)
Singapore PR 120.00 20.00 140.00
IS (Non-ASEAN) 650.00 20.00 670.00
IS (ASEAN) 450.00 20.00 470.00

 

Age Criteria for Admission of International Students

International students should ensure that they satisfy the age requirements for the levels they are seeking admission to. MOE does not recommend admission to levels where international students will be more than two years older than their classmates.

The following age ranges are for new international students seeking admission and former international students seeking re-admission into schools.

Level Permissible Age Range(as at 1st January of Year of Admission)
Primary 1 6 to 8+
Primary 2 7 to 9+
Primary 3 8 to 10+
Primary 4 9 to 11+
Primary 5 10 to 12+
Primary 6 11 to 13+This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
Secondary 1 12 to 14+
Secondary 2 13 to 15+
Secondary 3 14 to 16+
Secondary 4 15 to 17+This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘N’ or GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
Secondary 5 16 to 18+This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘O’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
Pre-University 1 16 – 18+
Pre-University 2 17 to 19+This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
Pre-University 3 This is a critical level where students sit for the major examinations i.e. the GCE ‘A’ Level Examination held towards the end of the year*. Schools will normally not admit new IS at this level.
Current Year School Terms (For Primary and Secondary Schools)


Singapore School Terms for 2016

Semester 1
Term 1 Monday 4 January to Friday 11 March
Term 2 Monday 21 March to Friday 27 May
Semester 2
Term 3 Monday 27 June to Friday 2 September
Term 4 Tuesday 13 September to Friday 18 November

 

Singapore School Holidays for 2016

Semester 1
After Term 1 Saturday 12 March to Sunday 20 March
After Term 2 Saturday 28 May to Sunday 26 June
Semester 2
After Term 3 Saturday 3 September to Sunday 11 September
After Term 4 Saturday 19 November to Saturday 31 December

 

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