Singaporean mom relocating fm USA back to SG saying Hi!

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Singaporean mom relocating fm USA back to SG saying Hi!

Postby jadecloud » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:54 am

Hi! All KSers

It's so great to meet all of you here in this forum. While researching on relocating back to SG and the how-to's, I am really glad to stumble upon you all.

I am a Singaporean mom and my daughter is now 6 years old. She's a december baby. USA academic year is from Aug-May, while here it is Jan-Dec. In USA, she will be in 1st Grade in the new academic year 2010-2011, whereas here, I realised she will be in P2 in 2011.

We plan on being back for a few years from 2011, due to my mom's ill health. Can anyone enlighten me on what I should do to effect a smooth transition for her? Should I let her finish off 1st Grade there, then transfer over here? Should I arrange transfer while there or have to wait till we relocate to SG?

My daughter is in a gifted program in USA. Does that count for anything here? I have so many questions to ask the wealth of knowledge in all of you, but I shall stop here for now.

Any and all input will be appreciated. Greatly!

Thank you all and it's a pleasure meeting all of you.

jadecloud
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Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:27 am

it might be good to let her start Pri 2 at the beginning of the year (Jan 11) so that she can be at the same pace with her peers.

it is not much of perceptible gap between Pri 1 & Pri 2 and I am sure the girl can catch up during the December 2010 holidays.

the next task to which school to go to, or have you reserved a place in any singapore school ?
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Postby BlurBee » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:54 am

:welcome:

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Postby LKVM » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:21 am

Welcome to KSP

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Postby tankee » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:02 am

:welcome: to KSP

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Is your spouse Singaporean? if not, you may want consider international school since your plan is to move back to USA.

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Postby qms » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:45 am

:welcome:

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Postby KoalaMummy » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:57 am

:welcome:

agreed that she should start in Jan, a brand new school year here. you may want to call up some good schools and let her do the assessment and see how she can fit into the local environment.

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Postby Mrs Ang » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:28 pm

~~~~WELCOME~~~~

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Postby auntieM » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:11 pm

Hello! :rahrah:

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Postby DesertWind » Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:30 pm

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