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Post by singaporebound » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 9:13 am

UWC TTS or OFS or SAS Grade 5 and Grade 1 Looking for a Great International School - will remain in Singapore long term. Which school will educate and foster the whole child?

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 10:20 am

SAS (since you are a poster who obviously appreciates brevity) :)

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just wondering...

Post by uk-kiwi » Fri, 03 Mar 2006 3:16 pm

why you would come all the way to singapore and put your children in a school with mostly american kids. if you are going to be here long term then why not try OFS or UWC for the widest range of cultural experience. i hear uwc has great affiliation with alot of the US universities...if you are american?

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Re: just wondering...

Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 03 Mar 2006 5:49 pm

uk-kiwi wrote:why you would come all the way to singapore and put your children in a school with mostly american kids.
Oh God, not that old argument again...

OK, here's why:

The American curriculum, (when you move back your kids will settle out much easier (not to mention settle in)

The superintendent just won Superintentent of the Year

It is widely held that SAS is the best International School in the region

The essentailly brand new facility, SAS has by far the best campus (pools, climbing walls, state-of-the-art theatres, ropes courses, etc...)

The internatinal student body from over 50 countries, only 60% are American passport holders

Kids 3 - 18 on one campus

It's such a myopic view to think that SAS is only for Americans, it was never that way. UWC and OFS are fine schools too, but if it were me just moving in, I'd go visit them all and then choose SAS.

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Post by k1w1 » Fri, 03 Mar 2006 9:52 pm

And as a bonus, you get to send your kids there for free if you teach there. :wink:

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 6:24 am

k1w1 wrote:And as a bonus, you get to send your kids there for free if you teach there. :wink:
K1w1, I assume that's the same for all private schools or the vast majority?

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Post by uk-kiwi » Sat, 04 Mar 2006 2:19 pm

No, I wasn't looking for an argument. My opinion is in no way backed up by my experience with any of the schools or commenting on how they were academically. I didn't think the OP said he/she was American but they did say that it was a long term stay therefore curriculum may be irrelevant. 60% American passport holders is in my mind a vast majority and even though my son is half English I would not want to send him to Tanglin (70% British kids) only because in this day and age and the way the world is moving I personally think it is important for todays children to get a good education (i think most would say that all the schools mentioned would give this) but also the broadest possible knowledge in cultural, religious and world issues and one of the best ways to do this is to immerse yourself in the most diverse range of people you can.

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Post by Matney » Sun, 05 Mar 2006 9:52 am

Free for the children who teach at the school---I WISH!!! :shock:

OFS=50% of the fees are covered for their employees with 2 children, not sure about any children there after.

Honestly, SAS does?? How about the others?

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Post by k1w1 » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 8:44 pm

Schools that make teachers pay (50% or so): OFS, EtonHouse, AISS. Not sure about all the others, but unfortunately it is not a guaranteed perk.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 06 Mar 2006 8:56 pm

I'm not sure about SAS now, but I think at least a long time ago it was civered 100%.

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