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Chatsworth East vs Eton House 718 Thoughts

Postby nn55 » Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:50 am

Hi All,

My family will be moving to Singapore very soon and I am interested in a school on the East coast for my 4 year old child.

Currently, based on availability, I was exploring Chatsworth East and Eton House 718 ( a new school branch of the Eton House family of schools). Can any parent of the schools aforementioned with kids under 5 or 6 provide some insights into the schools and the facilities?

Also, if there are any other schools that we should also look in on the east coast that would be at a similar price point, I would welcome your recommendations. I am looking for a school to keep my child in for 2-3 years without changing schools.

Thank you in advance for your comments on schools.

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Postby woozel » Mon, 03 Oct 2011 9:41 am

I know this is a while back, but it really depends on which school you have a better "feel" for. We are at Chatsworth East with two kids, and we really love it there - but every parent will have different criteria.

I love the flexibility of the school, the nurturing environment, the way the teachers / principal know all the kids in each grade year, not just "their" kids, and the great learning environment.

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Chatsworth vs Eton House - any developments or feedback?

Postby Yadders » Thu, 08 Dec 2011 7:39 am

Hi!!

Just found this post and am very much in the same situation as you describe - I am moving to singaporen with my family in Feb / march 2012. My daughter will be 4 in april and my son will be 1 in April. We were considering Dover Court Prep School (being that we are from the Uk and Tanglin has too big of a waiting list)... But given its in the west and my office will be in the east... And furthermore the East coast lifestyle looks appealing!... We were wondering how your move had gone and if you had decided on one of the schools and what your experience had been.

My wife and I are visiting Singapore in January to visit the schools to get a 'feel', as the previous post recommended... And for comparison we will visit both Dover Court and the east coast schools.

Does anyone else have any other east coast schools to recommend looking at?

Many thanks in advance!!

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Postby aman kaur bhullar » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 1:20 am

yadders: hello - just want to know how your trip went, we will be going to singapore on saturday for a few weeks to have a look at some schools, and me, and kids will be moving in summer 2012, husband already has.

would like to know your views?

thanks

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Postby Leaving london » Tue, 07 Feb 2012 8:58 pm

Hi Yes Im desperaste to know how the visits went we are also coming in Summer 2012 and were considering Dover Ct but the East coast lifestyle looked really appealing which made us consider Eton & Chatsworth & even possibly UCWS although places seem limited.
Im moving form London too and i wanted to know which one had the most British kids and what the ratio is for the most english speaking.
Also whats the facilities like? im sending my hubbie over there in Feb but I'm not sure about his judgement 100%...the more views the merrier.
Cant wait to hear from you,
Leaving london x

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Postby Feliciadrew » Wed, 08 Feb 2012 3:51 pm

Singapore is a lot better than HK when it comes to International Schools where you have to wait for over 2 years for a spot in the International Schools! I have children in middle school. But I do have a friend who sends her child to 718 Eton House on Mountbatten. She raves about the campus. Lots of large spaces, lush greenery, warm and happy teaching staff and great curriculum. They have a primary school too I believe, also in the East Coast. Hope this helps. But you should also check out the other schools before making a decision. Welcome to SG!

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same situation : looking for good schools

Postby arnav » Sun, 04 Mar 2012 8:16 pm

we are moving to singapore in summer 2012 and our kids will be going to Grade 2 and Grade 5. we are coming from US, boston. we thought of "american school" , but i heard it's very far north and therefore dropped the idea. I am looking for a good ratio of expat kids ( american ) and we are asian indians and therefore looking for a good mix of west and east.

I am now looking at :
OFS,
chatsworth,
stamford american school.

kids are into piano, violin, gymnastics, indian classical dance and indian voice. so i want to also have a short drive to school/home and back, so we have time for all their activities. i am really looking for a school which could also offer extra curricular activities, so kids can probably persue few of these within the school campus. also schools with "clean facilities" as wlel - like clean bathroom and music room etc.
thanks all.

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Postby piyopiyo » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:13 pm

No solicitations. One more and you'll be banned.

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to moderator:

Postby arnav » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 7:22 pm

Hi,

I am not sure what rules I broke here ? In our mind, we are down to 2 /3 schools and wanted to get some feedback. I have never used forums and new to this. so not sure, what was incorrectly posted here ?

Thanks

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Re: to moderator:

Postby BigSis » Tue, 06 Mar 2012 10:44 pm

arnav wrote:Hi,

I am not sure what rules I broke here ? In our mind, we are down to 2 /3 schools and wanted to get some feedback. I have never used forums and new to this. so not sure, what was incorrectly posted here ?

Thanks


that's not a moderator - it's someone trolling.

They've posted 1 thing and it says 'newbie' under their name. If they were a mod it would say so

Don't worry about it, I'm sure you've done nothing wrong

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Postby SCinSG » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:47 am

The note in red text is from the moderator. They have gone in and deleted piyopiyo's message, which was likely an ad for something, and inserted their own note.

So the moderator's note is not directed at you (anrav), but at piyopiyo. You're fine.

With regards to your query about schools: If you're looking for an American curriculum, OFS does not offer one (only has IB and IGCSE), while Chatsworth and SAIS both offer an American curriculum. You might want to check with Chatsworth which of their campuses offers the American curriculum, as I'm not sure all of them do.

SAIS has about 40% American students, but also more than 40 nationalities represented in its student body. Chatsworth has 40+ nationalities as well, and OFS more than 65.

SAIS is moving to a brand new, purpose-built campus in August 2012, so their facilities should be quite nice and clean. Chatsworth and OFS are a bit older, though I don't know how this translates in terms of cleanliness. I would presume they are both of at least a reasonable standard.

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Postby nutnut » Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:44 pm

Chatsworth East is IB PYP program

It's an excellent school though!
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