Category Archives: Education

My head is spinning

I don’t think I ever imagined a month like the one we just had.  Over the course of November we had Elanor’s Birthday party at home Elanor celebrated her birthday at school with cupcakes We had a parent/teacher conference about … Continue reading

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Gender and Work Assumptions (MOE form edition)

To go along with yesterday’s post about the problem of racially based assumptions, today we’re going to talk about gendered assumptions. I took these photos of the P1 registration form I filled out last week.  Along with a zillion other … Continue reading

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Her mother tongue isn’t Tamil

***A quick note of explanation before I get into the post.  English is the language of instruction in Singapore.  However, all students must take a second language–called a Mother Tongue  (henceforce I’ll refer to it as MT) language.*** I recently … Continue reading

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P1 Registration—It’s over. Someone get me a drink.

It’s over. She got in. Alcohol.  Now.  Please. At the advice of my friends K and P, I waited until the final day to register Elanor.  This means I’ve spent the last few days monitoring numbers and feeling nervous, but … Continue reading

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Registration Night Jitters

Singapore, what the fuck have you done to us? An update on the immunization drama on Tuesday—we have an email from the NIR saying that they have our data and that they are processing it, but it won’t be available … Continue reading

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P1 registration schadenfreude

Screw informational posts.  This week you get to bear witness to me losing my freaking mind. You may want to hit play before reading the rest of the entry Thus far in the P1 process I have been brought to … Continue reading

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Phases of Registration for SG Public Schools (as applies to PR/Expat families)

I’m not going to lie.  Registering your child for Primary 1 is a tricky needle to thread if you are Singaporean.  For non-Singaporeans, the process is confusing and overwhelming in the extreme.  There have been moments where the relatively straightforward … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces

Oh blog, how I’ve missed you so! If you follow me on facebook, you know that my hard drive crashed not long after I got back from Cambodia.  But it is fixed and I am back, so all is well … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Food Playground Cooking Class

Those of you who know me in real life and are friends with me on facebook know that apart from talking about my girls, I post a lot about cooking.  I made a vow to expand my palate this year, … Continue reading

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Why I’m choosing Singapore’s Public Schools

  The Primary 1 registration dates have been released by the Ministry of Education.  Knowing that I’ll be queueing on July 30, 2014 to register Elanor for P1 makes everything more real.  As this is not a common experience, I’m … Continue reading

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