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Student Transfer Exercise for Primary School 2017 (STEPS)

Dear Parents/Guardians of Singapore Citizen (SC) and Singapore PR (SPR) Children,

1.    This is to inform you that the Student Transfer Exercise for Primary Schools (STEPS) serves to facilitate the transfer of students who have relocated residence, to schools nearer to their new address.

a.    The STEPS internet system (STEPS-IS) serves as a channel to facilitate the registration of children. STEPS-IS registration for parents will start from 10 am on 17 November 2017 to 11.59 pm on 21 November 2017.

b.   Registration can also be done at Zhonghua Primary School on 20, 21 and 22 November 2017.

c.    The outcome of the STEPS application will be released on 12 December 2017.

2.    Under the STEPS process, all SC and SPR student transfer applications will be centrally processed and matched by MOE HQ to the available vacancies in nearer schools, where possible. Applicants and schools will be informed by MOE HQ of the school posted to.

Eligibility to participate in STEPS

3     To be eligible to participate in STEPS, your child must satisfy the following criteria:

a.    The child is a SC or SPR and currently attending Primary 1 to Primary 5 in 2017;

b.   Their residential address was changed between 01 January 2016 and 31 December 2017 (both dates inclusive)

STEPS Procedures

4.    Parents can either :

a.    Approach the current school for more details and submit their STEPS application, or

b.   Directly approach the school they would like to transfer their child to outside of the STEPS window (BEFORE 17 November or AFTER 15 December 2017).

c.    For more information on STEPS, you may also visit the website


Mr KC Cheriyan;  Vice-Principal Administration (9 November 2017)