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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #380 on: December 20, 2013, 03:54:51 pm »
Hi all! I'm a mommy of a 5-month old baby boy, staying East side. Can pls vote for my baby's photo? Mothercare Singapore's contest.The one with caption 'Santa's Little Helper'.Thanks. https://www.facebook.com/mothercaresingapore/app_509292759121967?ref=ts … …

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #381 on: December 20, 2013, 07:23:17 pm »
^^hi @chocolatepink.  Breastfeeding mum here.  Although lately exclusively pumping na lang, and mix feeding my baby boy. Back to work na kasi ako.  Ilang months na baby mo? :-)

hi sis ngayon nalang ulit ako nakapag-log in 11mos na baby ko bf pa din kami :)

pm tayo sis if you want to have a play group sana meron dito :)
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #382 on: March 06, 2014, 02:49:58 pm »
Hi. Pasali. Wag nyo akong i-kick out huh kahit wala pa ako sa SG. Nagpapractice na po ako. Kaya at this early makikibalita na ako dahil eventually, kayo yung pagtatanungan ko lalo na sa mga info on kid's schooling.
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #383 on: March 23, 2014, 09:37:55 pm »
^welcome to singapore! how old is your kid?

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #384 on: March 31, 2014, 02:39:59 pm »
Turning 8 years na akong PR pero nandito lang sa Pinas. But we visit SG every now and then. My eldest is 8 and my youngest is 4. My eldest kid was diagnosed with autism (mild) but attends a regular class. My youngest child hasn't started schooling yet. Totoo bang mahirap kumuha ng slot sa school? Kahit ba PR na yung bata mahirap pa din? That's what my husband's colleagues said.
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #385 on: March 31, 2014, 04:28:37 pm »
^  depends on your location.  we are foreigner here pero sa Pasir Ris area kami. marami pang school dito  (at sa Tampines) ang may slot pag Phase3 (for foreigners).  mas maaga ang sa PR so makakapasok pa kid mo.   san area kayo dito?

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #386 on: March 31, 2014, 06:04:59 pm »
For now nasa Sengkang yung flat na inuupahan ni hubby. Pero syempre kapag buong family na kami dyan, kailangan na naming lumipat ng bahay. Anyway, salamat sa info.

January ba ang start ng school year for primary and pre-school? Gusto ko kasing malaman ang set-up or strategy or preparation na dapat gawin for my son. Kasi di ba hindi naman magkasabay ang school year nyo dyan at dito sa Pinas? So kapag lumipat ba, talagang matetengga ang bata ng ilang buwan bago makapasok sa school dyan? Kasi dito the class ends in the middle of March so that means hindi pa sya makakapasok kaagad-agad dahil kailangang maghintay hanggang sa pagbubukas ng school year. Tama ba?
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #387 on: March 31, 2014, 07:37:12 pm »
^   yes, January ang start ng school year dito.  we are currently on the 2nd week of Term2 (2nd Sem).
is your panganay 8yo turning 9yo? if yes, he should be in Primary3 na this year. to gauge kung anong level na sya for Singapore school system, he should take the AEIS (http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/admissions/international-students/admissions-exercise/).  tapos after this, i think yung MOE na yung mag-a-assign ng school sa kanya. email mo na lang yung MOE on what you need to do.  based on the sched sa website, mukhang next year pa sya makakapasok kasi matagal pa yung exam. pero kung gusto nyo na this year, ask MOE na din. baka naman they give special exams.  they are the best to advise you on what you can do kung gusto nyo na sya ipasok sa school now.

for your 2nd,  kahit naman kelan pede na sya ipasok sa preschool dito. basta may vacancy yung school na gusto nyo.




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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #388 on: April 02, 2014, 05:45:56 pm »
Thanks kayesl for all the info. Worry ko lang talaga is yung eldest ko dahil nga diagnosed sya with ASD. Tapos non-graded sya sa grade 1 dahil maiksi ang sitting tolerance nya unlike noong kinder pa lang sya na nakakayanan nyang mag-stay for 2 hours. Sa mga nakuhang info ni hubby, may mga medical requirements pa kaming isubmit for his schooling.
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #389 on: April 02, 2014, 08:43:28 pm »
^sis, are you going to work here? If not, maybe you can homeschool your eldest. yun yung plan ko for my daughter kasi di ko feel ang stress ng school dito.

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #390 on: April 02, 2014, 10:55:20 pm »
^^ accr to MOE website:
"Currently, all primary schools have been staffed with at least one Allied Educators (Learning and Behavioural Support) to support students with mild special educational needs ."
pero if you want them to acknowledge yung case ng panganay mo, you will probably need an assessment nga.  sabi nila mabilis at malinaw naman daw mag-explain ang MOE pag in-email mo.
mas maganda sana kung makapag-start sya dito ng Primary1 para mas ma-familiar sa school at routine. P1 and P2 kasi wala pang grade ang mga bata. at the end of P2, tsaka pa lang mag-exam for streaming sa P3.


^ my daughter is in P2 at medyo pa-easy easy pa kami. hehe. like I said wala pa naman kasi silang grade/ranking. i just make sure that she understands all her lessons. pag dito sa bahay, konting drill/review lang ng pinag-aralan nila.  we don't advance her knowledge. pansin namin kasi nung P1, bored sya kasi halos lahat napag-aralan na nila sa Montessori na Kinder nya.  sakit lang sa ulo yung Mother Tongue nya na Chinese. pero kaya pa naman. kung wala na talagang mapipiga sa Chinese, we always have the option na exemption or in lieu ;).
im a sahm here. but i dont want to homeschool her. i need her school for her social skills. nasa ibang bansa tayo, hindi ganon kadali maghanap ng kalaro nya. di tulad sa Pinas na kaibigan lahat kahit nasa kabilang kanto. at may mga pinsan. effort naman mag-set up palagi ng playdate para lang may makalaro din syang ibang bata na ka-age nya.  and i also need her school for my social life.  i volunteer in her school so may iba pang napagkaka-abalahan.  pag dito lang sa bahay, maloloka ako!  :P

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #391 on: April 07, 2014, 01:54:16 pm »
oh how i wish to become a SAHM. ayaw ng asawa ko. baka daw ma-bored ako sa bahay kasi I've been working for 16 years. Sa school na pinasukan ng anak ko dito sa Bulacan non-graded ang Nursery hanggang Kinder. Pagtungtong nya ng grade 1 doon na nagka-grade. Kakasabi lang sa akin ng teacher na nagsusupervise sa kanya na hindi na nya kailangan mag-exam ulit to qualify for grade 2. Dahil maganda ang result ng 4th quarter exam nya. If I may ask, anong ka-counterpart ng Primary 1 dyan dito sa atin? Kasi if he will undergo Primary 1 baka hindi na appropriate for his age. He is already 8 years old and will turn 9 on December.

SAHM??? Kapag siguro SGD10k ang sweldo ng asawa ko, pwede yang option na yan. hahahahaha.

matagal ko ng alam yang sa MOE. as a matter of fact, that is the very reason why I want my son to study in Singapore. Hindi tulad dito talagang kapaan at first. Luckily, we were able to find a good school here in Bulacan. May therapy center din sa school na pinapasukan nya kaya kung halimbawang hindi nagbebehave ang anak ko, pinupuntahan kaagad ng therapist nya.
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #392 on: April 07, 2014, 06:23:44 pm »
^ if he is turning 9yo this year, dapat P3 na sya...  pero since, di sya dito nag-start ng Primary, kailangan nya mag-AEIS to determine kung anong grade na sya dito.

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #393 on: April 08, 2014, 01:57:33 pm »
^MOE na bahala dyan basta i-submit namin mga requirements na hinihingi nila.
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #394 on: April 08, 2014, 08:33:31 pm »
^good luck sis! hope your son will have a smooth transition in his schooling.:)

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #395 on: April 10, 2014, 05:25:45 pm »
dapat around this first quarter pero nakiusap ako sa asawa ko kung pwedeng sa end of this year na lang. work related kasi ang rason ko. matanong ko nga dun sa mga may anak na nag-aral dito sa Pinas at nagtransfer dyan, di ba dito sa atin June ang start ng school year samantalang sa SG ay January. Hindi ba sila natengga ng mga ilang buwan sa bahay bago makapasok ng school?
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #396 on: April 10, 2014, 07:12:46 pm »
sis, may kilala akong transferee galing pinas and unfortunately, nakatengga nga yung bata while waiting for the classes to start. you can enroll him na lang siguro sa mga enrichment classes (piano, swimming, etc) para productive pa din.

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #397 on: April 10, 2014, 07:47:57 pm »
ok. thanks a lot. yun ang isa kasi sa mga concerns ko.
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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #398 on: May 12, 2014, 05:50:39 pm »
hello mga mommies! Happy Mother's Day!

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Re: Singapore Mommies (part 9)
« Reply #399 on: August 07, 2014, 11:52:13 pm »
Hi Sg mommies. Hope all of you are well.

Recently relocated with baby to join hubs in Sg. We're staying in Yishun. Kasama ko mother ko sa pagbabantay sa 1 year old ko but soon uuwi na rin siya and I'm very sad. Wala na akong katuwang sa pagbabantay ng anak kong malikot..... lol.... So far, we like it here, medyo malaking adjustment nga lang sa food and budgeting. :)
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