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Can expat children study in local government schools?

Post by kimmi » Mon, 14 Mar 2005 8:06 pm

Can expat children study in local government schools in Singapore?

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Re: Can expat children study in local government schools?

Post by Bart » Mon, 14 Mar 2005 11:44 pm

kimmi wrote:Can expat children study in local government schools in Singapore?
No, and I mean it seriously..unless they are permanent residents :!:

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Re: Can expat children study in local government schools?

Post by jpatokal » Wed, 16 Mar 2005 10:25 pm

Bart wrote:
kimmi wrote:Can expat children study in local government schools in Singapore?
No, and I mean it seriously..unless they are permanent residents :!:
Bzzt, wrong answer. All you need is that at least one parent is WP/EP/PR in Singapore. See this page on The Other Site for a summary:

http://www.expatsingapore.com/startup/edu.shtml

Now another question is whether you would want to put your kids through the inhuman pressure cooker known as the Singaporean education system...

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Re: Can expat children study in local government schools?

Post by seraphim » Wed, 16 Mar 2005 11:07 pm

jpatokal wrote: Now another question is whether you would want to put your kids through the inhuman pressure cooker known as the Singaporean education system...
You don't. Oh Good Lord, DON'T!!! I've experienced the both International and governments schools in Singapore (the latter for the final part of my high school education) and 10 years later, I am still suffering cultural and academic trauma, and attempting to unwire my brain from an inane and demeaning "educational experience".

Don't get me started! :evil:

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Post by seraphim » Wed, 16 Mar 2005 11:13 pm

'Regimental' comes to mind......'inhumane' too....

Grr! I'm getting started. I'd best be going. :?

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Expat Child in Government School

Post by Polaris » Fri, 18 Mar 2005 2:08 pm

Sure you can. You may like to go to the following website to check things out: -

http://www.moe.gov.sg/esp/foreign/index.htm

I think the only difference is the school fee. It is more expensive to pay compared to Singapore citizen and Permanent Resident.

Then if you are permanent resident so as your child, there is a slight higher charges of school fee compared to Singapore citizen too.

Hope the above is of useful to you.

Best of luck!

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