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Bukit Panjang Primary School Review

This local primary school in Western Singapore is popular with international students looking for a government-run school that follows the Singapore MOE curriculum.
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School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Annual fee average
SGD 7,000
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Value
Status
Open
Opening year
1932
School year
Jan to Dec
Principal
Bucktha Seelan


Owner
Government
Main teacher nationality
Singaporean
Main student nationality
Singaporean
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Bukit Panjang Primary School
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
SGD 7,000
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
1932
School year
Jan to Dec
Principal
Bucktha Seelan


Owner
Government
Main teacher nationality
Singaporean
Main student nationality
Singaporean
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First Published:
Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Updated:
Thursday 25 January, 2018

This local primary school in Western Singapore is popular with international students looking for a government-run school that follows the Singapore MOE curriculum.

Bukit Panjang Primary School (BPPS) is a government-run local primary school that follows Singapore’s MOE curriculum. As well as being considerably cheaper than an international school, BPPS offers all the advantages of a local school: it immerses your child in the local culture, offers a world-class curriculum with an excellent reputation for maths and science, and embraces an English-based bilingual system where Mandarin is taught as a second language to international students.

Founded in 1932 as one of the very few primary schools in the western part of Singapore, BPPS has a large student population of 2,700 children.

Read more: Local vs international schools in Singapore

The curriculum
The MOE curriculum focuses on English, maths, science, mother tongue languages, humanities and the arts, as well as lessons in PE, knowledge skills, and character and citizenship education. Students in Primary 1 through to 6 work towards the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) at the end of Primary 6. After school, students can sign up to various co-curricular activities.

The mother tongue programme includes Chinese, Malay and Tamil, and the school enhances the MOE syllabus with activities such as reading marathons and cultural camps. Standout initiatives at the school include a sports leaders’ programme, an annual adventure and leadership camp, and a CHAMPs weight management programme. There’s a wide choice of CCAs, and the school has a Student Care Centre that offers after-school care including meals, homework supervision, games and tuition.

Admission and fees
All primary students must apply for a place through the Primary One Registration Exercise, which takes places from June to September every year. Also, all expats entering Primary 2-5 and Secondary 1-3 have to pass the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS), which assesses English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities.

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Annual tuition fees (2018-19) for international students from non-ASEAN countries are $7,800 for all local primary schools; additional costs include a miscellaneous fee, which the MOE says is “a contribution towards the cost of materials used by students”.

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