Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Part 4

From scanning the moe website to scanning the property listings in the classifieds, primary one registration brings on a unique high. I was only going slightly mad.

The thought process went along like this:

So we sell our dream home in Joo Chiat, move into premises one third the size of our present house and sell all our worldly possessions.

The property agent echoed our thoughts.

“This is for your child’s future. You buy first. Rent for two years. You need to show proof of 2 years of ownership. Then you use the address just for the school admission. Don’t get emotionally attached to the house. Remember it is for the higher purpose. After you buy, you offer to volunteer your services to the school. Start attending the Methodist church attached to the school. ”

If you are going to start trying, you might as well go all the way. I wondered what skill sets I could offer as a parent volunteer in the school. Gardening? Grass weeding? Traffic warden?

3 Comments:

Anonymous ivn said...

I hear they have "report cards" for clocking the hours of "volunteer work" done.

9:46 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

They require 40 hours. But we'll offer more if that's what they require,let's bring it. The parent volunteers coming at you! Serving you so so that we can serve ourselves!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous ivn said...

40 hours' not too bad. About 2 day's work.

2:36 AM  

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