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Local Primary School for 5 and 8 years old vs Private School

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Local Primary School for 5 and 8 years old vs Private School

Post by VivianeL » Wed, 04 Jan 2012 6:50 pm

Hi !
We're moving to Singapore mid-March.

My main concern for my 5 and 8 year old girls is to find a nice warm caring school with a good level of academic results...

I've understood that the local system is very competitive but is it the case in ALL local schools? Are there any school you could recommend ? Moreover, we'll be on a work permit. Are local schools available to foreigners with work permits ?

I've been investigating private schools so far. The only option as of now is ISS, which looks great but not even available for both girls !

We're going on househunting on Saturday and I desperately need alternatives to ISS ... I hate having to rely on just one option ! Thanks for your help !
VFEL

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Post by boffenl » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 1:54 pm

Hi Viviane,

Yes, local schools are available to foreigners' on work permits--their kids would be on dependent pass.

Have a look through this Forum--the search function works really well--and see if you can find answers more directly related to your needs. I believe I answered your questions on another thread as well.

Good luck!

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Post by VivianeL » Fri, 06 Jan 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks much ! Yes, I've been searching in the forum and kind of everywhere I could think of on the web... it's full of info, but so time consuming !... I'm still on it and don't think I'll be off much for the next 2 months :?
VFEL

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