01) Membership Requirements
Q: What do I need to do after I had submitted the application?
A: You will need to attend a Get-To-Know-Us (GTKU) session and complete the Compulsory Community Service (CCS) prior to being a full member of the Alumni Association (refer to No.02).
Q: What benefits do I get being a member of the Alumni Association?
A: Your child will be eligible to register at Phase 2A(1) during P1 registration (refer to No.05) and you will also be entitled to benefits which are only extended Association members (refer to our collaboration partners webpage).
02) Compulsory Community Service (CCS)
Q: Do I need to complete Compulsory Community Service (CCS) to be qualified as a full member of the Alumni Association?
A: Yes, you will need to complete the Compulsory Community Service (CCS) to receive your membership card.
Q: Is there a time frame for me to complete the Compulsory Community Service (CCS)?
A: Yes, your time frame to complete the Compulsory Community Service (CCS) will be from the date of your application for membership, to the date of your child's P1 registration.
e.g. you applied for membership in 2019, and your child is registering for P1 in 2021 (to start school in 2022). In this case, you have to complete your CCS before your child's registration in 2021 to get the membership card, and become a full member.
Q: How many Compulsory Community Service (CCS) is required in order to be qualified as a member of the Alumni Association?
A: New applicants who applied for membership after the 1st of March 2018 are to complete the following:
Annual CNY Reunion Dinner preparation and performance (compulsory)
and either 2 (two) of the following events:
School lead activities
03) Official Membership Date
Q: When will my official membership start date be?
A: Membership start date will be the date of application submission.
04) Proof of Membership under Alumni Association
Q: Does the Alumni Association issue other forms of documents to indicate that I am a member of the Alumni Association?
A: The membership card will only be issued upon completion of Compulsory Community Service (CCS) and it is to be presented during the P1 registration for phase 2(A)1. No other form of documents will be issued.
Starting from the year 2019, only our membership card will be recognised as proof of membership to RPSAA. Please make sure you bring it along during registration and also when you want to enjoy discounts at our collaboration partners.
05) Phase 2A(1) eligibility
Q: When will I need to register my child for P1? He/she is born in 2015.
A: Please refer to the MOE website for more information. https://beta.moe.gov.sg/primary/p1-registration/
Q: My child will be starting Primary 1 in the year 2021, how long before that do I need to become a full member of the association to be eligible for Phase 2A(1)?
A: In this case, your child needs to be registered in 2020, and as directed by MOE, you have to be a full member of the association before 30th June 2019.
Q: I am still confused between phase 2(A)1, CCS, Full membership...
A: Firstly, to comply with MOE rules, you must be a member of the association following the criteria mentioned above to be eligible for phase 2(A)1.
Secondly, on the day of registration (usually in July), you need to prove that you are a full member of the association and conform to the MOE rule above.
To prove this, the ONLY way is to provide your membership card.
In order to obtain your membership card, you would need to have completed your CCS liability.
Therefore, assuming your child is registering for P1 in 2020 (to start school in 2021), you need to:
1. apply for association membership online before 30 June 2019
2. complete your CCS (preferably) by June 2020.
06) Phase 2A1 registration
Q: What documents do I need to bring during the registration exercise?
A: On top of your membership card, please refer to MOE website for the required documents as they may change from time to time.
Q: When is the registration exercise?
A: Registration exercise is usually held in July. MOE will publish the dates on their website, and also publicly announce over the news.
If you have provided your child's birthdate during your membership application, we will also be sending an email to remind you of the date.
07) Membership Fee Waiver
07) Membership Fee Waiver
Q: How do I qualify/apply for membership fee wavier?
A: We are following the criteria under the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) as a reference for membership fee wavier.
Gross Household Income (GHI) not exceeding $2,750 per month or Per Capita Income (PCI) not exceeding $690 per month
Do write in to us seperately if you are eligible and we will be glad to waive off your application fee.
08) Application withdrawal
Q: I have submitted the application and paid the membership fee. However, due to various reasons, I would like to withdraw my application. Can I get a refund of the membership fee?
A: Starting 1st August 2019, request of withdrawal and refund of membership fees from registration is to be submitted within 2 weeks from your date of application.
Please write in officially to to indicate that you would like to withdraw from the application and that you would like to ask for a refund of the membership fee.
**Please take note that an admin charge of $50 will be imposed for such request.