Sunday, January 1, 2012
How did actress Zoe Tay REALLY get her son into Henry Park Primary School
For people familiar with the Singapore Primary 1 registration stages, her son ending up at a popular school such as Henry Park requires some explanation from someone..
Her oldest child will join the Primary 1 cohort in about one week's time, a milestone in a kid's life that usually gives parents the jitters.
Which school the local actress' son would study in has been the subject of speculation since 2009,when she volunteered to help out at Nanyang Primary School. It's something some Singapore parents do to secure places for their children in choice schools.
Tay lives in Holland Road, more than 2km from Nanyang Primary. That reduces the odds of Brayden getting in there.
Despite volunteering 80 hours at the popular school - Mr Chionh was spotted taking pictures of guests during the school's art exhibition - the couple couldn't get a slot for their boy.
Tay declined to talk to The New Paper about it.
But she let on that they applied for a spot in Henry Park Primary School, Mr Chionh's former school, where Brayden was accepted.