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A Singapore student participates in a foot race while others wait their turn in a school playground. Reuters

Singapore's Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday that the registration of children for admission to Primary 1 next year will start on Jun 29 and end on Aug 28. In a press release, the authorities said that children born between Jan 2, 2011 and Jan 1, 2012 (both dates inclusive) have to be registered at this year's P1 Registration Exercise for admission to primary school next January.

MOE said all the primary schools will be open for registration from 8 am to 11 am, and from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm from Mondays to Fridays during the registration period.

The complete list of primary schools and vacancies available along with the list of registration centres for new, merging and relocating schools will be available on the official P1 registration website.

Fern Green Primary, the new primary school located in Sengkang, will also open for P1 registration this year. However, it will start its operations in 2018.

Parents, who will be registering their children for Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary, can do online registration using their SingPass via the Primary 1 Internet System (P1-IS). The P1-IS is accessible 24 hours a day during the Phase 2C period from Jul 25 at 9 am to Jul 27 at 4.30 pm, and Phase 2C Supplementary from Aug 13 at 9 am until Aug 15 at 4.30 pm.

The authorities have advised the parents, intending to use the P1-IS in Phase 2C and 2C Supplementary, to set up their SingPass Two-Factor Verification early if they have not done that yet.

MOE said those parents, who do not wish to make an online registration can also go to their respective school of choice to register in person.