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Re: Indian International School

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:02 pm

This is also one of the big factors causing a rift in the assimilation of new Indian PRs/citizens here as the firmly ensconced Tamil Singaporeans tend to be looked down upon by the Hindi's who think they are better than their southern origin Singaporean cousins.

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Re: Indian International School

Postby lagimoana » Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:51 pm

Thanks for all this local knowledge, ecureilx and sundaymorningstaple. I really appreciate it as I figure out where to live and where my kids might go to school. I had no idea about of any of these things.

In Sydney, we met many Indian ex-pats because we lived near a Sikh temple. But the only Tamil-speaking people I knew were my old GP, who was Sri Lankan, and an acquaintance I met at a tennis club, who was married to an ophthalmologist (another Tamil). We also had a Hindi speaker in the group but the woman who spoke Tamil seemed proud that she did - she was also teaching her sons classical Indian music and was very proud of that tradition also, which I admired.

That sparked an interest in me - I am interested in languages and cultures anyway - so began my interest in the Tamil language, and Tamil literature. It's a real shame that Tamil isn't a focus at GIIS - I think, looking at the curriculum choices at the different campuses, the Queenstown one offers Tamil as an ISGCE choice, but not the one in the East. Haven't looked too much at Balestier yet.

We looked at condos near Farrer Park MRT today and yesterday and there seem to be plenty of Tamil speakers on the street. Maybe if my boys prepped for the AEIS in September they might go to a local school.

The kind agent recommended Stamford American if we stay at Farrer Park, because Woodleigh is only a few stations away, but having checked it out previously, it's not really what I'm after. I don't like the idea of them becoming spoiled western expat children and mixing with more of the same. 8-[ It's such an obscene amount of money for something that is free back at home. Just doesn't sit right with me at all. :(

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Re: Indian International School

Postby ecureilx » Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:51 am

lagimoana wrote:In Sydney, we met many Indian ex-pats because we lived near a Sikh temple. But the only Tamil-speaking people I knew were my old GP, who was Sri Lankan, and an acquaintance I met at a tennis club, who was married to an ophthalmologist (another Tamil). We also had a Hindi speaker in the group but the woman who spoke Tamil seemed proud that she did - she was also teaching her sons classical Indian music and was very proud of that tradition also, which I admired.
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We looked at condos near Farrer Park MRT today and yesterday and there seem to be plenty of Tamil speakers on the street. Maybe if my boys prepped for the AEIS in September they might go to a local school.


ah, Sri Lankan Tamil ? There's a bit of love hate relationship between Indian Tamil speakers and Sri Lankan Tamil speakers ;) don't fret over it anyway.

About Farrer Park, you know that's Singapore's little India? :D

Yes. The Tamils who are outside India are proud of Their language.

FYI, there are some events in little India to promote Tamil speaking. This month. Check along Campbell lane. In fact some of the successful Indians in Singapore are of Tamil descent. And ministers and MPs too, including JBJ !

And a curious question : what's with your interest in Tamil ? ;)

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Re: Indian International School

Postby lagimoana » Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:12 am

I just like languages, but especially ancient ones. I learned several languages at a basic level at high school and then took Hebrew at university because my grandfather used to be a Hebrew lecturer and that made me interested in it. From there I just became interested in ancient languages generally speaking, and ancient literature.

That makes sense, that Sri Lankan Tamil is and Indian Tamil have a love-hate relationship. I'll have to keep a look out for those events! I think I have settled on Farrer Park as a place to live.

By the way, the Balestier campus of GIIS does seem to employ a Tamil teacher, but that campus is only for primary school. Still - that's something.

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Re: Indian International School

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 01 May 2017 4:28 am

There is a big difference in what you want and what your child wants.. in an era of globalisation learning multiple languages is a good skill to have.. Tamil is useful in south asia and in singapore.. What if your child wants to live in europe in the future or in say japan or korea.. I dont mean to discourage you or anything, but merely suggesting that you mull it over a few times and hava chat with your child over it.
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Re: Indian International School

Postby lagimoana » Mon, 01 May 2017 8:22 am

Yes, truly there is a massive difference between what my children want and what I want.

What I want = a well rounded education for my children

What my children want = to eat limitless amounts of fried snacks and candy, and play xbox for six hours a day

We'll only be in Singapore for a couple of years, and I figure one language is as good as another during that time, to expose them to the skills needed to learn another language and to gain a deeper understanding of English.

At their primary school in Australia, they have one French class per week from kindy-year 4, and then one Mandarin class per week, in years 5 & 6. So they are used to other people choosing a language and then being expected jus to learn it.

Thanks for the genuine advice though :) It is definitely something to consider.

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Re: Indian International School

Postby Sathish G » Wed, 12 Jul 2017 2:03 pm

Does anyone have any idea about Yuvabharathi CPE (Committee of Private Education, Singapore) renewal ? I understood they are registered only till May 2018. Is there a chance that the renewal can be cancelled ?
I am not sure if this can happen as 1200 students are enrolled.

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Re: Indian International School

Postby Sia White » Wed, 18 Oct 2017 8:25 pm

You can check this one they have really good classes for kids http://www.myenglish.com.sg/ Phonics awareness, pronunciation, better spelling ...

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Re: Indian International School

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 18 Oct 2017 9:51 pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sia - how can you know anything about this school when you are posting from a Bulgarian IP address?

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Re: Indian International School

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Oct 2017 8:44 am

Strong Eagle wrote:^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sia - how can you know anything about this school when you are posting from a Bulgarian IP address?


I went through this once before. viewtopic.php?p=773290#p773290 viewtopic.php?p=773573#p773573 Claims she uses a VPN and forgets to turn it off. I agree with you. Looking at the posts, it just doesn't jell, does it. But for lack of anything firmer, I had to let it go. Been watching every since.


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