Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapore

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Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapore

Postby Eigna23 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:50 pm

Does anyone know how to lodge a formal complaint against a ballet school teaching kids? Or will the newspaper entertain such complaints as I don't want other kids to go thru the same incident as my daughter who is only 4 yrs old.

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby Dreamaurora » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:12 am

Eigna23 wrote:Does anyone know how to lodge a formal complaint against a ballet school teaching kids? Or will the newspaper entertain such complaints as I don't want other kids to go thru the same incident as my daughter who is only 4 yrs old.


Unfortunately though, enrichments classes such as ballet, music, drama, tuition etc are pretty much unregulated in Singapore. Unless they offer professional qualifications e.g. private O Level, Diploma then they will be regulated by CPE. MOE's rule does stipulate that any of music, ballet teachers have to apply for a permit to teach before commencement of employment. You can as a parent request to see this letter from MOE before engaging a teacher in a ballet or music school. But most music and ballet schools pretty much ignore this ruling for convenience sake.

Your only recourse would be to lodge a complaint to CASE and see if the any action can be taken. If the teacher does not have the official MOE letter, you could also try MOE.

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby Eigna23 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:49 am

Thanks alot.

Had a really bad experience so wanted to make sure the school and the teacher is warned.

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby miu miu » Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:37 am

Eigna23 wrote:Thanks alot.

Had a really bad experience so wanted to make sure the school and the teacher is warned.


Mind sharing the school name?

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby Eigna23 » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:15 pm

The Ballet & Music Company (Harbourfront)

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby miu miu » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:39 pm

Ahhh...i see. I was having some issue with the branch at Nex. Submitted my withdrawal form after my DD's 3 lesson.

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby Eigna23 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:48 am

Oh same thing, after 3 lessons i demand for a refund of the balance of my payment. They still havent got back to me since last Sunday! Should we report to CASE?

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby miu miu » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:52 pm

Eigna23 wrote:Oh same thing, after 3 lessons i demand for a refund of the balance of my payment. They still havent got back to me since last Sunday! Should we report to CASE?


I have actually let my girl complete the whole term. Then take back my $100 from them but it took them a while to return me plus I have to go to the school personally to check. They did not bother to call me when the money was already sitting in there.

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Re: Government Agencies Governing Ballet Schools in Singapor

Postby Eigna23 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:25 pm

My situation is different. We have problem with the teacher so will not dare to put my daughter in her class again.

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