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Weighing up schools....

Postby Mrs_Rich » Wed, 11 Oct 2017 6:35 pm

Hi
My family and I (husband and five year old girl/boy twins) are moving to Singapore in the new year and I'm baffled by all the schools and what I'm looking for!
I've read many previous posts on this topic, but does anyone have any children this age in either Nexus, Chatsworth or Eton House? They will be six in June 2018....TIA :)

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Re: Weighing up schools....

Postby Sensei Michael » Wed, 11 Oct 2017 8:37 pm

You can do a search in the Parenting, Family and Schools main board. Lots of info on the various schools here.
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Re: Weighing up schools....

Postby PNGMK » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 2:26 pm

I'd suggest going for a charter (not for profit) school if you can afford it.

You're criteria should be;

1. Curriculum for home country
2. Charter vs money gouging plagiarizing thieving resourceless inexperienced junior teachers for profit school
3. Distance from home and transport
4. School waitlist (less of an issue since the GFC)

Above assumes you have the wherewithal or funding not to care about cost. If you can swing a place in a local primary even better (seriously well resourced schools leading the way in global primary education - actually giving Finland a run for it's money now).
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Re: Weighing up schools....

Postby Mrs_Rich » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 4:46 pm

Thank you!
I've read many previous posts and it sounds like its really hard to get into the local schools? Plus as they're twins, I will need two spaces together which lowers my chances again. By no means is money no object!! These schools seem to be mid-range on the fees front...
Just wanted to know if anyone had kids at any of these schools and how they're getting on...

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Re: Weighing up schools....

Postby Mrs_Rich » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 4:48 pm

Sensei Michael wrote:You can do a search in the Parenting, Family and Schools main board. Lots of info on the various schools here.


I am also interested in Hillside. It sounds from the website though that it is predominantly a Chinese school? i would want English to be the primary language, but am also very keen for them to learn Mandarin.

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Re: Weighing up schools....

Postby Pal » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 5:27 pm

Go through the list here and send interested ones an enquiry:
https://www.singaporeexpats.com/guides- ... chools.htm
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Re: Weighing up schools....

Postby Mrs_Rich » Thu, 12 Oct 2017 5:39 pm

Pal wrote:Go through the list here and send interested ones an enquiry:
https://www.singaporeexpats.com/guides- ... chools.htm


Thank you. I already have appointments booked with several schools we're interested in. Just looking for some personal opinions too :)


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