Your child's monthly school fees will differ based on their nationality and the type of school they attend.
- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
- These schools and institutions charge varying fees: Independent schools, specialised independent schools, Special Education (SPED) schools, specialised schools, polytechnics, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and Arts Institutions. Visit their respective websites for the latest fee information.
To find out your child’s monthly school fees, please click on the below link.
- How primary school fees are structured
Monthly fees in primary schools have 3 different components:
- School fees are set by MOE and go towards government revenue. These fees are different for Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and international students.
- Miscellaneous fees are set by MOE but go towards individual schools’ budgets and operating expenses. The same rate applies to all students, regardless of nationality.
- Second-tier miscellaneous fees are set by the schools within a range determined by MOE, which is up to 100% of the standard miscellaneous fees. The fees go towards individual schools’ budgets and operating expenses. The same rate applies to all students, regardless of nationality.
Singapore Citizens in primary schools may be eligible for financial assistance under the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme. Some students may also be eligible for merit-based awards and scholarships.
- How to pay
You can pay the fees in the following ways:
For DBS and OCBC account holders, you can join the GIRO scheme through your respective online banking portals.
- Select ‘MOE' as the billing organisation.
- Use your child's student ID as the direct debit authorisation reference number.
- Do not set any deduction limit.
For DBS/POSB account holders, you can join the GIRO scheme through online form. You will need to log in using your SingPass.
For other bank account holders, you can complete a GIRO application form, and submit the original signed form to our school’s General Office.
- Singpost (SAM)
With effect from 1 May 2021, SingPost will be replacing AXS as the self-service payment provider for MOE and School Bills, MOE Kindergarten Bills and Other Payments to schools. Public can still use AXS payment services until 30 April 2021 (8pm).
Payment modes available are:
|eSAM||NETS (ATM), NETS FlashPay, AMEX, Mastercard, VISA|
|wSAM||eNETS Debit, AMEX, Mastercard, VISA|
|mSAM||eNETS Debit, AMEX, Mastercard, VISA|
- Cash, cheque or cashier's order
You can pay by cash, cheque or cashier’s order at the school. Cheque payment or cashier's order should be made payable to ‘Ministry of Education’.
Please indicate the student’s name, UIN and school name on the reverse side of the cheque. If your cheque is for more than one student, please state the amount for each student.
Note: As a Singapore Citizen student, you may choose to pay the second-tier miscellaneous fees from your Edusave account. Complete the Edusave Standing Order form and submit it our school’s General Office.
Singapore Citizens in financial need can get assistance from MOE on school fees and other expenses. This applies to government, government-aided, specialised and some independent schools.
If your child is in a government or government-aided school, autonomous government or government-aided school or specialised school, you can apply for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS).
You can click here to find out if you are eligible for the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme.
To apply, please download the MOE Financial Assistance Scheme Application Form.
Transport Voucher Redemption Process (Only for successful applicants)
For successful applicants, please click here for the Transport Voucher Redemption instructions.
Every student in Riverside Primary School is covered under the NTUC Income Insurance Co-operative Limited Group Personal Accident Insurance Plan. This plan provides accident coverage for all school activities conducted both in and out of school for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020. The plan has been extended for another three years for the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.
Premiums for the policy are borne fully by the Ministry of Education.
For claim-related enquires, you can contact or approach the General Office.
a) P1 Registration(for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents only)
Primary 1 registration is a process to register your child for mainstream primary schools in the following year. For more information on the P1 Registration Exercise for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents, you can click here.
b) Adhoc Admission(For Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents Only)
For admission to current levels in the school, please call the school’s General Office at 63654490 to enquire if there are vacancies.
You could also complete the application form (Application for Local Pupils Admission) and submit it to the General Office. The school will contact you when there is a vacancy.
c) Application for Admission for International Students
For admission for non-Singapore Citizens and non-SPR, please visit the following MOE webpage for more information on admission criteria and procedures: https://www.moe.gov.sg/primary/p1-registration/international-students
Parents Gateway is a mobile app developed by MOE and GovTech for parents. It enables parents to be updated on the school’s programmes and allows parents to respond to surveys, submit travel plans and give consent for their child’s participation in school activities.
Parents will need your SingPass 2-Step verification (2FA) to access the Parents Gateway.
For more details on Parents Gateway, please refer to the FAQs.
Every student is issued with a School Smart Card (SCC). For more information on the School Smart Card, please refer to the TransitLink website by clicking on this link https://www.transitlink.com.sg/PSdetail.aspx?ty=art&Id=49
- What should you do if your child lost her School Smart Card (SCC)?
If the School Smart Card is lost, you can call 1800-CALL ONE (1800-2255 663) which operates daily from 8am to 6pm (excluding public holidays) and provide your NRIC number or concession card number along with your contact number. If you are calling after operating hours, just leave a voice mail.
And for security reasons, the loss report is irreversible once it is lodged in their system and the card, even if found, would no longer be usable.
Please take note that you will have to inform the school library and the National Library Board (NLB) of the lost concession card. You can call NLB's helpdesk at 6332 3255
Should there be any misuse before the card is cancelled, TransitLink will not be liable. Any remaining value will be refunded to you in cash after 10 days.
- What should you do if your child’s School Smart Card (SCC) is faulty?
If your child’s card is faulty, just approach any TransitLink Ticket Office to obtain a Temporary Card when you present the technically faulty card to the staff.
The Temporary Card is encoded with $5.00 in travel value to help you make your way to the TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Office for an immediate replacement. Do take note that the Temporary Card is valid for only 10 days. You may also top-up the card for use and adult fare will be deducted. When making your new concession card, the Temporary Card must be returned.
- What should I do if I need to replace my child’s School Smart Card (SCC)?
There are 3 ways to get your card replaced.
- You may apply for an online replacement here.
- You may apply for an immediate replacement at any Concession Card Replacement Office.
- Or simply download TL SimplyGo mobile app for the full suite of e-Services.
Download links: Apple Appstore | Google Play
You may also get an immediate lost card replacement at the TransitLink Kiosk.
If you are heading down to the Concession Card Replacement Office to apply for a replacement, kindly bring along:
- 1 x colour, passport-sized photograph*
- Existing concession card (if not lost and refund^ is required)
- Either of the following proof of identity:
- Original NRIC/passport (Singapore citizens); or
- Original Certificate of Singapore Citizenship (new Singapore citizens); or
- Original NRIC/Re-Entry Permit (Singapore Permanent Residents); or
- Original Student Pass (FIN, for foreign students); or
- Original Singapore Armed Forces/Singapore Civil Defence Force/Singapore Police Force Identity Card (National Servicemen)
*The photograph must:
- Be taken within the last three months
- Have a white background
- Show the full face from the top of the head to the chin
- Have neatly combed or tied up hair
^A refund is only given for the remaining card value and/or the unused period of your Monthly Concession Pass. The $5 card cost and $3.10 personalisation fee are both non-refundable.
Any person helping you apply for a replacement card must present his/her own original NRIC/passport in addition to the above-mentioned items.