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International School recommendations in Singapore

Postby vealshank » Sat, 02 Jan 2010 11:58 pm

Hello folks,

We will be moving to Singapore in July this year and are looking for an excellent school for our daughter aged 7. She has been away from her home country most of her life and has experienced IB and British Curriculum schools so far (we will go back to AUS one day but don't necessarily want to send her to the Aussie schools).

We want a multi-cultural environment, lots of art, sports and extras as well as a good reputation for a balanced, well-rounded education.

Location not important as we would prefer to choose the school forst and then decide where to live from there.

Would love to here your thoughts.

Thanks in advance

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Postby Sheyha » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 3:52 pm

ACS (International) is a good school as well as

ACS (independent)

check their website
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Postby vealshank » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 4:48 pm

thanks Sheyha

Can anyone tell me about ISS? I have heard good things.

Thanks in advance

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Postby Sheyha » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 5:29 pm

vealshank wrote:thanks Sheyha

Can anyone tell me about ISS? I have heard good things.

Thanks in advance


Check this out :

http://www.iss.edu.sg/sef_events.php

perhaps it can tell you what you want to know about the school. good luck
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Postby mum1706 » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 7:39 pm

hi
we just moved here with our 7 yr old daughter and 4 yr old son from the UK. after looking around, we decided on tanglin trust which they are starting next week. i have heard really good things about it but can only let you know more after a few weeks! other then that we saw dover court which was also lovely. all the best xx

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Postby Sheyha » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 9:45 pm

mum1706 wrote:hi
we just moved here with our 7 yr old daughter and 4 yr old son from the UK. after looking around, we decided on tanglin trust which they are starting next week. i have heard really good things about it but can only let you know more after a few weeks! other then that we saw dover court which was also lovely. all the best xx


that must be the ACS(Indpendent) or ACS(international) at dover road
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Postby mum1706 » Mon, 04 Jan 2010 9:13 am

nope was actually referring to the dover court prep school on dover road x

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Postby scarbowl » Thu, 07 Jan 2010 4:14 pm

Check other threads. This subject gets a lot of attention. Careful, though, as there is a lot of misinformation here. I encourage you to visit the schools and not rely just on what you hear and read here.

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Postby vealshank » Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:17 am

Thanks ladies,

We have done loads of research.Great advice Scarbowl!

Thanks to those who posted links but we have done all that - wanted more anecdotal evidence and also the opinions of parents who are happy with their chosen schools.

We really like United World College. Any feedback on this one. Our daughter will go into year 2 IB (7 years old).

Cheers and thanks

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Postby 184jones » Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:18 pm

WE moved here in September and looked at a variety of schools. We settled on SJII (St josephs institution international!!!), there are a maximum of 3 classes per year group and is there is a great feeling of community. I have been very impressed by all aspects of the school, but definitely go and look at all the options.
I looked at the UNited World College (this was before the new campus on the East coast) and there was a 90 child wait list for Prep 1. Estimates were to get a place in 3 years, we would be leaving by then!!!! So definitely wait lists can play a part.

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Postby AliceP » Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:25 am

UWC is a great school also checkout Tanglin

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Postby aussiemeg » Tue, 26 Jan 2010 1:33 pm

UWC is a great school as are most in Singapore. Unfortunately the waiting list at UWC dover is very long even for year 2 but you may have some luck with UWC east coast.

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Postby noodlemama » Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:28 pm

Vealshank - Try the East Campus. I have heard really good things about that school. I am a Dover parent but if I was in your shoes, sign her up at East ASAP. Perfect because you have not yet picked out a place to live. Can find a place between work and school. But remember that next year there will be two East Campuses - one at Tampines - Infants (K1, K2 and G1) and one at Ang Mo Kio - Grades 2-5. After that (2011) all will be at Tampines.

Good Luck

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Postby Zeenit » Wed, 27 Jan 2010 7:51 pm

UWC.
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