What is the membership approval process for joining the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association as a member?
- After you submit your application form, you will be notified to attend a Get-To-Know-You (GTKY) party. This party takes place 3-4 times a year.
- After you attend the GTKY party, you will be invited to serve/ volunteer in at least 2 alumni or school events approved by the NSAA.
- After you have done so, you will be notified to submit your membership fee of $1000. Your application would then be deliberated at our Nanyang Schools Alumni Association committee meeting.
- If you are accepted as a member, you will be notified of the decision through a membership letter by post.
Please note that the processing time for life membership will be at least 1 year from application to approval.
What are the criteria to join the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association as a member?
You are eligible to join the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association as a member if you are a former student from any of the Nanyang family of schools, i.e. Nanyang Kindergarten, Nanyang Primary School, or Nanyang Girls’ High School.
Is there a required minimum period of study in a Nanyang Family school to join Nanyang Schools Alumni Association?
No. As long as you have studied in a Nanyang Family school for any period of time, you are qualified to join the alumni association as a member.
How do I prove that I have studied in a Nanyang school?
You need to send us a copy of your documents showing you are a former student of the school. Examples of acceptable documents are certificates, result slips, report books and report cards. We may, at our discretion, require you to produce originals if we deem necessary.
I have somehow misplaced some (most, or all) the documents related to my studies in Nanyang schools. What can I do?
You may obtain a copy of your result slips from the Ministry of Education.
Do Nanyang Schools Alumni Association members enjoy higher priority in admission to Nanyang Kindergarten?
Yes. Being a member of the alumni association, your child will enjoy higher priority over the general public who has no affiliation with Nanyang Kindergarten.
I am a former student of Nanyang Kindergarten. Does joining the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association improve the chance of getting my child into Nanyang Kindergarten?
No. A parent who is a former student of Nanyang Kindergarten already enjoys higher priority than an alumni association member.
I am a former student of Nanyang Primary School. If I join the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association, in which phase can I register my child in Nanyang Primary School? What other criteria need to be met?
You will be eligible for Phase 2A1 registration. Your child needs to be a Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident, and you need to be an approved member of the alumni association for at least 1 year prior to registration. For example, if your child is starting Primary 1 in 2019, you would need to be an approved member of the alumni association by 30 June 2017.
Does the registration in Phase 2A1 mean a guaranteed place in Nanyang Primary School for my child?
No, it is not guaranteed. However, there has never been a need to conduct balloting in Nanyang Primary School for Phase 2A1.
I have only studied in Nanyang Girls’ High School. If I join the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association, can I register my child in Phase 2A1?
It depends on when you studied in Nanyang Girls’ High School. Nanyang Primary School was the primary section of Nanyang Girls’ High School before 1978. So if you studied in Nanyang Girls’ High School in 1978 or earlier, you are considered to be a former student of Nanyang Primary School and thus eligible to register in Phase 2A1. Otherwise, you are not eligible for Phase 2A1.
I have only studied in Nanyang Kindergarten. If I join the Nanyang Schools Alumni Association, can I register my child in Phase 2A1?
No. Former students of Nanyang Kindergarten are not considered to be former students of Nanyang Primary School and therefore not eligible to register in Phase 2A1.
If I am not a former student of Nanyang Primary School, does joining Nanyang Schools Alumni Association help in getting my child into Nanyang Primary School?
The Nanyang Schools Alumni Association can help to make a recommendation to the principal of Nanyang Primary School for the Parental Volunteer interview. However, the selection of parental volunteer is subjected to the discretion of the principal and the interview panel.
During Primary 1 registration, how do I show evidence to Nanyang Primary School that I am eligible to register in Phase 2A1?
We will issue you a letter to certify your eligibility. The letter is available for collection during our Primary 1 registration talk held yearly in June. We will contact our members who are due for registration to attend the talk and collect the letter.
I am registering my child for Primary 1 this year, and I have not heard from Nanyang Schools Alumni Association about the letter. Why is it so, and how can I register in Phase 2A1?
The main reason for such situation is that details about your child were not given when you joined the alumni association. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will prepare the letter for you.
As a Nanyang Schools Alumni Association member, does my daughter enjoy any privilege to enrol in Nanyang Girls’ High School?
No, admission to all secondary schools is strictly based on PSLE results or acceptance during Direct School Admission exercise.