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by Sensei Michael
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Weighing up schools....
Replies: 6
Views: 1845

Re: Weighing up schools....

You can do a search in the Parenting, Family and Schools main board. Lots of info on the various schools here.
by Sensei Michael
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Why so many miscellaneous purchases at school?
Replies: 21
Views: 4991

Re: Why so many miscellaneous purchases at school?

flyawayhome wrote:
At least count your blessings you still have a job? :)
I don't, unless you count uber driving.
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Why so many miscellaneous purchases at school?
Replies: 21
Views: 4991

Re: Why so many miscellaneous purchases at school?

Are you happier now, having p Proved something that's very subjective? https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/14/the-5-highest-and-lowest-paying-states-for-teachers-in-the-us.html We are paid very well compared to teachers in many nations. But the amount of work is seriously crazy. And no, I am still not hap...
by Sensei Michael
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Why so many miscellaneous purchases at school?
Replies: 21
Views: 4991

Re: Why so many miscellaneous purchases at school?

flyawayhome wrote:
Erm poorly paid is pretty much a relative thingy?

But teachers in mainstream schools are sure stressed out with both teaching and managing CCAs. :(
Definitely overworked and underpaid, but not "poorly paid".
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Seeking an AEIS training course/class
Replies: 3
Views: 2603

Re: Seeking an AEIS training course/class

I know of two schools (both run by people I know personally, and whose education philosophies I can vouch for). Barclyne College International - http://www.barclyne.edu.sg/ , run by a Chinese-born Singaporean Principal Mr Liu. Eden Learning Place - https://www.edenlearningplace.com/ , run by an ex-S...
by Sensei Michael
Thu, 04 May 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Tanglin or Dulwich?
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

The last option is kind of appealing, and my children have both requested homeschooling. It just depends on how much of my sanity I still have after mothering them for the last decade already :shock: :lol: My wife used to homeschool for several years. The benefits were obvious, but it was extremely...
by Sensei Michael
Thu, 04 May 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Tanglin or Dulwich?
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

lagimoana wrote:Which is not to say it makes it better or worse, as a school. But at the prices that international schools charge, the more you can get for your money, the better, amirite?? :cool:
Well...there are "budget-priced" international schools like Invictus and Middleton...
by Sensei Michael
Thu, 04 May 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Tanglin or Dulwich?
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

lagimoana wrote:That makes sense...still, my point was that Tanglin seemed to have a better sports program, which is probably still true, in that case?
Statistically speaking, it would appear to be so!
by Sensei Michael
Thu, 04 May 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Tanglin or Dulwich?
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

I think Tanglin has better sports programs than Dulwich - having trawled through the sport competition results for the inter-school comps (because my oldest is sports-mad), Tanglin came up more often than Dulwich Hill which I assume means more teams and a bigger program. Uh, Tanglin started in Sing...
by Sensei Michael
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: After school and summer activities for kids in international schools?
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: After school and summer activities for kids in international schools?

yukiko84 wrote:
Thank you very much for your response. Where can I get more information of your summer camps?

Y
I have PMed you, as I do not want to be seen as advertising here. We need to observe the rules of the forum.
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: After school and summer activities for kids in international schools?
Replies: 5
Views: 4069

Re: After school and summer activities for kids in international schools?

My school is running 8 weeks of summer camps, but it is more for English enrichment than anything else.
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Kids Education in Singapore
Replies: 10
Views: 5253

Re: Kids Education in Singapore

Hello, I hear Singapore local schools are hard to get in for children who are not Singaporeans or even PR. Could you share your experience applying for local schools? Thank you. Y I am a local, albeit one who has lived away from Singapore for 12 years. I have posted on what you need to do to get to...
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: School recommendation please!!
Replies: 14
Views: 7168

Re: School recommendation please!!

Hello, Does anyone know a local primary school in Bukit Timah area which accepts students who are not Singaporean or PR? Thank you! Y For admissions to local schools, you have to send your kid the AEIS, a central admission test held twice a year. You can find out more from the MOE website. If you c...
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: School recommendation please!!
Replies: 14
Views: 7168

Re: School recommendation please!!

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by Sensei Michael
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Dover court or Dulwich, any comments? thanks!
Replies: 4
Views: 5046

Re: Dover court or Dulwich, any comments? thanks!

Thanks, do you see Dulwich has more acdemical result advantage? As I got know they are acdemical selective for the admission. Any thoughts on Dover court? I am bit struggling the location as DC is more easy for me. I am not familiar with Dover Court at all, since I have been working overseas all th...

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