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by donil.edwards
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: GEMS World Academy - Any experience to share?
Replies: 8
Views: 7891

Re: GEMS World Academy - Any experience to share?

GEMS is an IB World School now.. so they are accredited to provide the Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma Programmes (DP). They are also EduTrust certified, meaning they can offer placement for international students who require Student Passes from the Immigration and Checkpoints Au...
by donil.edwards
Mon, 23 May 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Can a 6 year old start K2 if she turns 7 in Sept same year
Replies: 1
Views: 2933

Re: Can a 6 year old start K2 if she turns 7 in Sept same year

Isn't 6 years old old enough for Grade 1? The required age for K2 would be 5 years old by Sep 1st.
by donil.edwards
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: illegal Business in sg
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: illegal Business in sg

reporting to police is easy. Just go to any Neighbour police center.
by donil.edwards
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: Implications of drink driving/drunk driving/DD/DUI/DWI
Replies: 31
Views: 64573

Re: Implications of drink driving/drunk driving/DD/DUI/DWI

Is it true that even if you merely sit in your car, parked in a designated car park lot along the road, and resting, you could still be considered to be driving for the purpose of DUI? Probably depends on the circumstances but most of the time, I would expect a big yes. Just think of people pulling...
by donil.edwards
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapore
Replies: 26
Views: 60497

Re: Choosing daycare/preschool/childcare services in Singapo

Hi all My husband and 4 year old son and I are moving to Singapore by around April 2015. We need to find a Pre-School that matches as close as possible to the below. I intend to try to narrow down to a few and then go and visit them in January. Any recommendations? • High Teacher:Student ratios • C...
by donil.edwards
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Dover court or Dulwich
Replies: 1
Views: 4418

Re: Dover court or Dulwich

Depends on what you're comparing. Dover court offers Nord Anglia Education curriculum while Dulwich offers English National Curriculum. 2 years old fee for Dover court is S$6,531 while Dulwich is S$26,290. http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/singapore/admissions/school-fees http://www.dul...
by donil.edwards
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: International school pre-school/infant programme
Replies: 7
Views: 8728

Re: International school pre-school/infant programme

Hi Ela, I know that this school, GEMS World Academy (Singapore) http://www.gwa.edu.sg , provides daily foreign languages classes from Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 10. In the Early Years, all their students undertake daily Mandarin learning, delivered by a specialist Mandarin teacher, embedded into dai...
by donil.edwards
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: recommended schools
Replies: 2
Views: 2417

Re: recommended schools

Picture speaks a thousand words. Perhaps you can go check out the International School's Facebook and see how they are like? Are you located in Singapore already? Have you make your choices of school already? :D

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