Singapore Expats Forum

Dover Court International School dissapointment

Discuss about childcare, parenthood, playschools, educational, family & international school issues.

Sponsored by:

Canadian International School
User avatar
Posts: 7072
Joined: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 9:06 pm
Location: Sinkapore

Re: Dover Court International School dissapointment

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 13 Jun 2019 9:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Mayby PNGMK knows, but my children are all married and the one that has children will have a couple more years to worry about it, but they will go through the local system.
No I don't. There is no easy way for a third party to vet schools. As a parent I would recommend:

1. Looking for plagiarized textbooks (sign of financial distress). Canadian did this for awhile.
2. Relying on online programs too much (say more than 1/4 of your kids time) - common tactic to reduce teaching overhead.
3. Combing classes to the point of ridiculousness (sticking 8th grade geometry students in with 11th grade calculus as per one International School).
4. Revising schedules to reduce contact time (a strategy to stretch teachers more)
5. Not openly stating when they last were vetted for accrediatation
6. Hiring friends and family instead of professionals (shockingly common). ASK to see your teacher's credentials and CERTIFICATION to combat this. Another cheapout scam.
7. No clear plan for the next campus
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
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

Posts: 6
Joined: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:28 am

Re: Dover Court International School dissapointment

Post by dave1972smithey » Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:27 am

Excellent advice, thank you.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post

Return to “Parenting, Family & Schools”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests