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by Sensei Michael
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Enrichment Classes
Topic: IGCSE tuition centers in Singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: IGCSE tuition centers in Singapore

The problem with tuition centres here in Singapore is that they actually cater to the bigger market - the Singapore GCE "O" and "A" Levels exams (which is tougher and deeper in scope than the iGCSE). So it is not that there are no quality centres. It is that you have to be prepared for your kid to s...
by Sensei Michael
Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Enrichment Classes
Topic: Coding School for Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 6814

Re: Coding School for Kids

Amazing. People are still responding to a post from September 2019?
by Sensei Michael
Mon, 15 Mar 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Preschools
Topic: Grade 5 Boy Falls to Death after Failing Exams for the First Time
Replies: 21
Views: 7824

Re: Grade 5 Boy Falls to Death after Failing Exams for the First Time

The fortunate thing is she takes to it well and even wants more. I keep telling her, whatever grades she gets it won’t make a big difference, as she is bound for the US after JC. The Singapore educational system is very suited to very competitive and very focused children. The rest tend to suffer s...
by Sensei Michael
Sun, 14 Mar 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Preschools
Topic: Grade 5 Boy Falls to Death after Failing Exams for the First Time
Replies: 21
Views: 7824

Re: Grade 5 Boy Falls to Death after Failing Exams for the First Time

I used to teach in a local government school (and still occasionally do, as an adjunct teacher) and I am not going to say there are no bullying happening in government schools. After all, I have personally been in involved in handling some of these cases, as the Head of Pastoral Care in the school. ...
by Sensei Michael
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Primary & Secondary Schools
Topic: Local schools for foreigner
Replies: 17
Views: 15120

Re: Local schools for foreigner

Unfortunately, I think the chances are very slim. And even so, if your child does gain admission into a local school, it will probably be one of the less reputable, less popular options among locals (hence the vacancies). You can pretty much forget about the name brand schools like RGPS, MGS, or NY...
by Sensei Michael
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: International Schools
Topic: Weighing up schools....
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

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: 7005

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: 7005

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: 7005

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: 3615

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: 8330

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: 8330

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: 8330

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: 8330

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: 5531

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?

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I have PMed you, as I do not want to be seen as advertising here. We need to observe the rules of the forum.

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