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School Advice

Postby schooladvice » Fri, 21 Oct 2016 1:24 pm

I am hoping someone out there can give me some advice. We will be moving to Singapore in January 2017. We are currently looking at schools for our 4 & 7 year old. Currently, they are at the Australian school in KL. My initial thinking was that it would be an easy move for them to transfer over to the AISS in Singapore. Now, I am having reservations, mainly due to the size of the school! My 7 year old may need some learning support for fine motor, so I am also worried about whether or not he will actually get in!? Otherwise, he's a pretty bright kid, just his handwriting needs a fair amount of work. He's also a sporty kid, so sports are important to him, also I want him to have a well-rounded education, not just one where the main focus is on academics. I digressed, so, I have started looking at smaller schools - does anyone have any feedback or advice on Chatsworth, Dover and Avondale? Ultimately, I am looking for a school which has a good community feel, and where the kids are happy and well-mannered. I saw on some other forms that there has been some bullying at AISS? I think I have ruled out Tanglin as it looks to be too academic? Also, as we are most likely to end up in Australia at some point, I don't want to consider any of the america based curriculums. I realise that everyone's opinions of schools are different and I intend to visit at least 3-4 schools on my list before making any final decision. Thanks in advance.

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Re: School Advice

Postby katbh » Fri, 21 Oct 2016 3:06 pm

Go for AISS. I think it has some of the best opportunities for sport. The largest schools have the most sport. It is caring and will give you support and you will meet lots of other parents and it will make the transition to an AUS school easier when you return. It is easy to get 'penmanship' tutoring in SG - it is important in local schools so it is easy to find tutors. All mine went through local school system for their schooling but that is not possible now and not advisable if you are only in SG for a shortish time.

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Re: School Advice

Postby Cameron's » Fri, 21 Oct 2016 8:00 pm

Have you looked at one world International School! It has a small school community vibe with small class sizes

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