Category Archive: Primary School

Because I’m Not That Kind Of Kiasu (I’m A Slightly Different Kind)

We went in to order¬†P’s school books on the way to the airport a couple of weeks back (yes, we had all our suitcases, it was a comedy of… suitcases…) and the woman… Continue reading

Everything I Know About Getting Into A Local Government School In Singapore As A Foreigner, Plus A Couple Of Things I Probably Made Up

We got the letter last week. P was accepted into a local Singaporean primary school. It wasn’t the one near the place where he once had an oreo milkshake¬†but it was quite near… Continue reading

Bits of August – The Power of Friendship, Milkshakes, and Hypothetical Rifts In The Space-Time Continuum

We did it. We registered P for primary school. Our final choice was made on Wednesday night, just after the Ministry of Education published the list of schools available for Phase Three on… Continue reading

Work, Life, Singapore, Primary One School Registration, and Gaming The System

Just before we moved to Singapore I had this colleague who was very talented but didn’t know it. Every time he had to make a decision he second-guessed himself. He would spend ages… Continue reading