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Elite Schools

Postby nani » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:03 am

I'm just curious reading all about the above. I've come across parents who are very keen to send their kids to elite schools and when they didn't get in, they become sour grapes and turn the table around.

Seriously, how do one define elite school? Base on PSLE results or isn't just a brand name? Why are parents so hard up about sending their kids to elite school? Isn't elite school just a mindset?

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Re: Elite Schools

Postby LOLMum » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:06 am

nani wrote:I'm just curious reading all about the above. I've come across parents who are very keen to send their kids to elite schools and when they didn't get in, they become sour grapes and turn the table around.



:laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Elite Schools

Postby limlim » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:08 am

Actually, what defines an elite school har? PSLE results?

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Re: Elite Schools

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:09 am

nani wrote:..........
Isn't elite school just a mindset?


to me all are neighbourhood schools
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Re: Elite Schools

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:10 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
nani wrote:..........
Isn't elite school just a mindset?


to me all are neighbourhood schools


but some neighbourhoods are richer than others! :wink:

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Re: Elite Schools

Postby michyms » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:13 am

Nebbermind wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
nani wrote:..........
Isn't elite school just a mindset?


to me all are neighbourhood schools


but some neighbourhoods are richer than others! :wink:


agree, maybe rich parents make it elite! :rotflmao: so elite is by definition what is unreachable by others.

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Re: Elite Schools

Postby Vevey » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:13 am

Guess the exclusivity is appealing to some?

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Re: Elite Schools

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:16 am

Nebbermind wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
nani wrote:..........
Isn't elite school just a mindset?


to me all are neighbourhood schools


but some neighbourhoods are richer than others! :wink:


yes the founders were generous, and board of governors generous, the alumni were / are generous ....
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Re: Elite Schools

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:17 am

Vevey wrote:Guess the exclusivity is appealing to some?


don't think there is any exclusivity to talk about

if you stay in 3 room flat at Farrer road, you are within 1 km of NYPS, as an example
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Re: Elite Schools

Postby Nebbermind » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:20 am

Vevey wrote:Guess the exclusivity is appealing to some?


also your own children can rub shoulder with certain celebrity/politician/uber-richman children!!

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