Parents, are you thinking about taking leave from work to submit the secondary school choices for your child? Here’s some good news: Come year end, you can submit those options on your own time, in the comfort of your own home.
This year, MOE is introducing the Sec 1 Internet System website, which will allow parents to submit online the secondary school choices for their child. What’s more, parents can also find out the posting results through this new system.
This is how it works: Parents will be issued a unique Secondary One Personal Identification Number (S1 PIN), together with their child’s PSLE results. The S1 PIN, which should be kept confidential, will enable parents to register their school choices on the Sec 1 Internet System.
Detailed information about the Sec 1 Internet System will be available in the Secondary One posting exercise booklet that is given to all Primary 6 pupils by the end of September. Filling out the online form shouldn’t pose any problems, but MOE’s advice is that parents complete the hardcopy worksheet in the posting exercise booklet before they log in to the Internet System. The worksheet will be a useful guide and will familiarise parents with the online options, so they won’t have to spend much time puzzling over the system when they actually log in.
“Parents now have the option of not having to make physical trips to their child’s primary school to submit the school options or to find out their child’s posting results,” says Ms Lim Huay Chih, MOE’s Director of School Planning and Placement. “This additional channel will increase convenience to parents.”
In fact, besides the new Sec 1 Internet System, MOE is also offering a new Secondary One Telephone Interactive Voice Response System, which parents can use to find out their child’s secondary school posting results. But if some parents prefer to make the trip to their child’s primary school to submit the secondary school options or to find out the posting results, they can still do so.
For parents planning to use the Sec 1 Internet System though, they’ve got a little more flexibility. Like that leave they were planning to take? Use it for a holiday with their child instead.