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SG Private School for child with previous discipline issues

Post by DrPepper_3 » Mon, 02 Jan 2006 5:49 am

I have a thirteen year old step-daughter who previously attended school in Singapore while she was living with her biological father. At that time she was caught smoking while attending government school. This issue led to her being kicked out of Singapore government school.

Following this incident she moved overseas to a stable family environment. Since then she has been obtaining excellent grades and has had no further disciplinary problems.

I am interested in moving her back to Singapore and enrolling her in an English teaching institution.

• Does anyone know what impact her previous problems will have on her enrollment in a private school?
• Is there an information source which compares the strengths and reputations of each of the private schools in Singapore?
• Do schools in Singapore enroll students in the middle of the year (January) or only at the start of a new academic calendar?

Thank you for the guidance and advice.

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Post by cneil » Tue, 03 Jan 2006 3:19 pm

I don't know about comparisons, but if you want a small school you might try the International Community School.

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Post by k1w1 » Wed, 04 Jan 2006 10:48 am

Expats come and go at all times of the year, so most schools will accept enrolments as being an ongoing affair. Actually getting a place can be a different story.

I think you will find that the International Schools here are pretty strict on discipline - but in a different vein to the local schools. I don't know how much detail you will need to give on enrolment (surely the report from her present school would suffice), so if you think your step-daughter can keep her nose clean, I wouldn't voluntarily give the info to the school on enrolment.

As for strengths and weaknesses, that will depend entirely on what you want for her schooling and what she might need. big vs. small; international curriculum vs. country-based curriculum; academic focus vs. sporting/arts/holistic focus... All of these factors come down to opinion really, so you might want to call a few and see where you could potentially enrol her, then visit the schools and see what appeals.

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Post by toodles » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:39 pm

iCS is the best! it's a christian school and the staffs are GREAT! I'm currently studying there & I'm a new student =).

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