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Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by carsin » Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:14 pm

Hi! Moving to Singapore next July, in the phase of choosing the school....
We visited both, last week, both looks amazing, so just looking for some advice ;-)
will be for senior school.
thanks a ton!

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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by alexeyy » Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:43 am

Both are similar in a lot of ways. Location might be the deal breaker?

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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 19 Apr 2017 9:59 am

Neither.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by carsin » Wed, 19 Apr 2017 2:24 pm

PNGMK wrote:Neither.
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 19 Apr 2017 2:59 pm

Tanglin if you have to because of the need for a UK curriculum. Dulwich is a 'for profit' school but at least Tanglin try to keep up a pretext of being a trust school and ostensibly NFP.
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
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You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by lagimoana » Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:57 pm

Tanglin has been recommended to me numerous times, and I have not had Dulwich mentioned to me before - I wouldn't know about it if I hadn't scoured expat sites.

If we were British it's one of two International Schools I would consider (the other is UWC). 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.

We're not British and don't have company sponsorship so won't bother applying!!

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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:07 pm

lagimoana wrote: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 Singapore in 1919. Dulwich only came 3 years ago. 3 years is not a lot of time to get a lot of sports competition results!
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by lagimoana » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:15 pm

That makes sense...still, my point was that Tanglin seemed to have a better sports program, which is probably still true, in that case?

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Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:23 pm

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!
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by lagimoana » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:30 pm

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:

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Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:33 pm

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...
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by lagimoana » Thu, 04 May 2017 12:48 pm

Yes. For us, we are choosing between:

- Paying $40k/year per child for the sort of schooling our children received in Sydney at free government schools
- Paying $15-25k/year per child for the sort of schooling that children in small Australian country towns at weirdo charter schools receive
- Paying $2-3k/year per child for curriculum so that I can homeschool them, and spending the leftover funds on family holidays in Europe and Asia.

The first two are not fantastic, for a family that is used to sending our kids down the road to the local public school, free of charge.

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:

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Post by Sensei Michael » Thu, 04 May 2017 1:02 pm

lagimoana wrote: 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 taxing on her. My admiration and love for her rises several notches after seeing her go through the process.
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Re: Tanglin or Dulwich?

Post by lagimoana » Thu, 04 May 2017 1:36 pm

Ha, I hope my husband feels the same way. We might both go crazy together...

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