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Indian or any nationality expats-- help needed re: school

Post by indira » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 1:33 am

Hi,

I had posted a few days earlier, but got no replies ! Thought I will try again--- please reply if you have any suggestions. I am quite worried about the schooling part--esp. since my older kid is used to american style schooling ( 1st grade) and we will most probably not be returning to US.

As i wrote previously, we are planning to relocate to singapore from US this Dec. We are originally from india; have lived here in the US for the past 15 years and have 2 kids age 6 and 2. We will initially move to JTC govt. housing on the East coast till we can buy a place of our own. I had a few questions :.

1. Where do most indian ex-pats send their kids for schooling ? is it local schools, Indian schools or International Schools ? Which would be the easiet for them to adjust to ?


2 . what are the good local schools in that area ? Is it easy to get admission there ? what would be the procedure ?

Thanks for your time !!

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Post by beenhere10years » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 6:47 am

Hi Indira,

I know it's fristrating when your post goes unanswered. I can't really answer your questions other than to say, if your budget allows, please consider: ISS, OFS and SAS. They are all international, truth is all the schools here are to some segree. My kids attend SAS and have many Indian friends.

If local school are your only option, than I would imagine there would be more Indian students in the Serangoon/Little India section of the City, but having come from the US this may seem very 'foreign' to you.

Since you have spent so much time in the US, you'll probably be more at ease with an American curriculum. I hope this helps you, even a little.

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Post by k1w1 » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 9:01 am

I don't know how much help this will be, but you could try looking at the Indian school. They have an IB curriculum so there will be less hassle settling back into another country's school if you are planning on leaving Singapore again in the future. As an added bonus, they charge $6-7,000 a year in fees (less than half the price of some schools).

As has been mentioned many times, you can't tell much by the website, so make a shortlist and visit the schools to get a better "feel" for the place, judging on your child, the staff and the other children there.

I have found it stressful looking for kindergartens and pre-schools! I am sure this is very stressful, but all the International Schools are very good. Try not to worry.

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Post by Guest » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 9:49 am

Spank that spoilt American brat once in a while and don't let him play GameBoy or things like that. Then he will be fine in any school :)

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Post by beenhere10years » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 3:02 pm

I was working up at school today when the buses were arriving and some were from Bhavan's Internationa' Indian School, here's the link:

http://www.biissingapore.org/
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Post by sabrina77 » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 3:26 pm

Apart from Bhavan's, there is also Delhi Public School, which is quite reputable .

Good Luck !

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Post by beenhere10years » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 3:39 pm

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Post by Matney » Thu, 18 Aug 2005 10:00 pm

Agree with BH10Y, another thing to consider: Any idea how long yo might be here? Will the company pay for any of the education costs? If you think you'll be back to the US, I'd go for SAS, UWC. But having siad that, any of the schools which offer an IB program will make it easier to transfer to other schools in the furture. I have children at OFS and there are a lot of Indians there as well as Americans. Some of these schools may have a waiting list. Good luck! :)

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Post by harsha » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 1:48 pm

I have heard that bharatiya vidya bhavan has it's branch here, they charge 500 SGD a month.

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