Overseas Immersion Programmes

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Sportscar88
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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by Sportscar88 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:54 pm

simplycho wrote:hi parents, my P4 ds was also selected for interview for an immersion trip to shanghai/xiamen
initially we were skeptical and left him to handle the written submission
we didnt think he would be granted an interview
now we are stuck because he is so excited and wishes to do his best for the interview
on one hand, we are thrilled if he gets past the interview himself
but on the other hand, we are worried that if he gets selected after interview and we were to stop him from going, he will be devastated

we mentioned that we will bring him to china in future but i guess he really wants to experience travelling on his own

as parents, our key concerns are of safety.. food and comfort of accomodation are secondary
any idea which airline do they normally fly?
we hope to follow along but without interfering with the schedule
Selected to represent school maybe useful when comes to DSA. Please also check the teacher student ratio.

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by simplycho » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:27 pm

thanks for the feedback!
hmm dont think its to represent school
more like because too many kids apply then they need to interview
but i will check it out as well
if DS passes the interview

is there a moe regulated teacher:student ratio?

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by simplycho » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:12 pm

thanks for the feedback!
hmm dont think its to represent school
more like because too many kids apply then they need to interview
but i will check it out as well
if DS passes the interview

is there a moe regulated teacher:student ratio?

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by Sportscar88 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:50 pm

simplycho wrote:thanks for the feedback!
hmm dont think its to represent school
more like because too many kids apply then they need to interview
but i will check it out as well
if DS passes the interview

is there a moe regulated teacher:student ratio?
I am not sure. Best check with school or MOE.
I have office colleagues “secretly” follow their kids in such school trips, not unusual.

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by Vanz » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 pm

We've always been interested with Overseas Immersion Programmes, but I'm not sure with the cost and all.


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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by simplycho » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:00 pm

my 9 yr old was recently back from a trip to Shanghai
total cost including travel insurance was around $1.2k? after moe subsidy and deducting edusave.. we paid around $180 cash
this includes all transport and all meals in shanghai
but I heard different trips have different amount of subsidies

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by simplycho » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 pm

ssliana wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:42 pm
I think overseas immersion programmes / OCIP programmes can be very beneficial for students, provided there is a clear and deep objective to the trip! Students always benefit from being exposed to different perspectives, people and places, especially in an environment like Singapore's, with such an overarching narrative and expectation of what it means to be 'successful'. They can be very good reminders that there is a wider world beyond grades and test scores, which helps build self-esteem and a belief in children's own competency.

i agree.. i was initially very skeptical about my DS traveling to shanghai at P4
but i realised that teachers actually interview and select kids who are emotionally more mature
it helped that my kid didnt miss home at all😂
kids werent allowed handphone in case they got distracted and started to miss home
my son even fell and chipped his front tooth
got us so worried
thankfully the teachers updated us with his tooth condition everyday and were very prompt in updating FB with their photos

i find my DS much more mature after he is back
he was more appreciative of what he had and more sensible knowing its not easy to pack luggage and all after having to manage it themselves

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by floppy » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:47 pm

Vanz wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:12 pm
We've always been interested with Overseas Immersion Programmes, but I'm not sure with the cost and all.
From my kid’s school:

Fujian $1300
Xi’an $1400
Taipei $1500
Before subsidy for SC

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by Giggler1 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:39 am

How do we get subsidy?

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Re: Overseas Immersion Programmes

Post by simplycho » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:42 am

Giggler1 wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:39 am
How do we get subsidy?
It’s based on the type if house you stay (at least for DS school)
even for my DS school, different trips got different % of subsidy

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