How to Get a Place at a Singapore Local School

Places are in short supply for expats at Singapore’s local, government-run primary and secondary schools, so we’ve rounded up a shortlist of the best Ministry of Education (MOE) schools to apply to.
How to Get a Place at a Singapore Local School
By Carli Allan
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Balestier Hill Primary School (BHPS)

BHPS is located in the Central region of Singapore

Location: Novena district
Type: Local (primary)
Curriculum: MOE (PSLE)
Annual tuition fees: $7,800

BHPS enhances the MOE curriculum with its Active Learning Through Outdoors and Sport programme that features various experiential learning opportunities. The school also has a strong focus on STEM; a six-year ICT programme that includes robotics, 3D printing and coding; and a Fins ‘n’ Claws programme that focuses on environmental issues and technology.

The mother tongue programme includes Chinese, Malay and Tamil, and BHPS has a Student Care Centre that offers after-school care including meals, homework supervision, games and tuition. The school will merge with Bendemeer Primary School in 2019 and move to Bendemeer’s site in the Kallang district.

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