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Process for Transferring School

So, I decided to stop my eldest daughter from her Primary One in Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (Chinese Primary School) because of the insane military regime when it comes to grinding homework. So we had to transfer her out and we decided to put her back to a national school (Sekolah Kebangsaan).

What's the current process?

Actually, it is pretty straight forward. Go to the SJKC school's office and inform them that you want to transfer your child out. They have a form for you to fill. Once you filled it up, the school will issue you a Surat Berhenti. You take the letter to the Ministry of Education (*) - in our case, it is Kementerian Pendidikan in Section 4, Shah Alam (Jalan Jambu Bol 4/3E, Seksyen 4).

If you know which school you want to go, you can inform the officer there. Even then, they have to call the school to find out if they have place for another student. If that school is full, then the officer will select another school near where you live.

Processing probably take a day or two. You returned back to Shah Alam and they will give you a letter of acceptance or a letter of transfer, pending acceptance from the new school. The reason for the second letter is that some school requires your child to take assessment before they will admit your child. The letter from the Ministry is a request that this child want to transfer, acceptance is up to the school.

As mentioned in my previous post, there are Kluster Kecemerlangan schools and there are Berprestasi Tinggi school. The latter is also known as High Performance schools and they are highly sought after and thus, the school need to maintain certain standards before they can admit new students. These schools even require 6 year olds who is doing a new application to the school to take assessment, so they are even more stringent when it comes to 7 year olds, 8 year olds and above.

Once your child have passed the assessment, the school will accept you and will similarly issue a letter to you, copy the Ministry and copying the previous school. You bring this letter back to the old school and complete the transfer out. And then you take the child to the new school to transfer in.

(*) note: the reason the Ministry is involved is because we are changing stream (aliran) from a Chinese school to a National school. I heard that it is even easier if you are changing from one Chinese school to the other i.e. they are the same stream. Probably, you do not need to involve the Ministry - I am not sure here as I didn't go through this path.

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