St James' vs Barker Road Methodist vs Far Eastern Kindy

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St James' vs Barker Road Methodist vs Far Eastern Kindy

Postby hambrugge » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:30 pm

Can anyone advise on the 3 nurseries/kindies above please?
Do you know if they still religion in their curriculum?

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Postby phtthp » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:50 pm


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Postby phtthp » Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:31 pm

hi Hambrugge,

Barker road methodist church kindergarten (brmck, Methodist)
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http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... sc&start=0

http://www.brmck.edu.sg/info.html


St James church kindergarten (sjk, Anglican)
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a number of kids from privileged income families attend this kindy.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... &start=170

http://sjck.org.sg/programme.htm

Far Eastern church kindergarten (FEK, Bible Presbyterian)
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http://www.lifebpc.com/fek/

core strength: FEK curriculum in English is good!

you can find K2 kids from FEK who won the Gold Award of the 23rd YMCA Plain English Speaking Award competition.

in addition, the teachings of moral character values to young kids – is excellent and wonderful ! Here is her curriculum on teaching of important crucial foundational, moral character values, for the initial first 6 years:-

http://www.lifebpc.com/fek/curriculum/bible.htm

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... 77&t=21370

the teachers at FEK show good example - by being humble, loving, warm and kind to kids.

there are also some kids (a small proportion) staying around Newton circus district, who attend 2 kindergarten.

AM session, they attend FEK for strength in her English curriculum.
PM session, they attend some nearby Chinese speaking oriented kindergarten, and/or vice versa. This way, they build strong, early foundation in both English and Mandarin.

according to Edupoll’s Top PreSchools/Kindergartens in Singapore, besides the above 3 church kindergarten you mention, others also include:-

from source: http://www.edupoll.org/content/view/23/38/

Marris Stella (msk, Catholic)
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wef 2011 January, Marris Stella kindergarten has become 3.5 hrs kindergarten.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hp?p=89347

http://www.marisstella.edu.sg/enrichment.htm


Newton (NK, Presbyterian)
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wef 2011 January, Newton kindergarten (N2, K1, K2) has become 4 hrs kindergarten.

wef 2012 January, the N1 or Pre-nursery will become 4 hrs daily (with lunch provided for AM session kids), no more 3 hrs - which will soon become history. 2011 is the last year for all 3 hrs Pre-nursery classes.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... 78&start=0

http://www.newtonkindergarten.com/centr ... pageid=269

Nanyang (NYK)
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for (N1 / Pre-nursery, N2), the curriculum taught here is 100% Chinese. Many parents welcome this! So far, this is the only kindy in SG, that teaches 100% Chinese for N1, N2.

for (K1, K2), curriculum becomes (50% Chinese, 50% English) - just like any normal kindergarten, in preparation for entry into Primary 1.

http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... hp?p=42203

http://www.nanyangkindergarten.com/faq_enrollment.html

Pat school house
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http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... &start=750

http://www.patschoolhouse.com/
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Postby hambrugge » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:25 pm

Dear phtthp,
Appreciate the feedbacks.
It was certainly helpful in getting a good view of the different schools.
Such a big headache in finding my son a school for Jan 2013 when all the good schools already have long waiting list!
Simply ridiculous!

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Postby phtthp » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:17 pm

dear hambrugge, you may consider Newton kindy.

Registration day for new intake for public is 5 July. However, AM session very hot! snapped up very fast ! some anxious parents may arrive as early as 6 am, early bird to chope AM seats.

you may read this:-
http://www.kiasuparents.com/kiasu/forum ... &start=200

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Postby phtthp » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:25 am

hi hambrugge, this is only the beginning ... choosing a kindergarten.
a few years later, when your child is ready for Primary 1 enrolment / registration, the tension, anxiety and heat is ... many times worse! :wink:

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Postby phtthp » Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:31 am


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Re: St James' vs Barker Road Methodist vs Far Eastern Kindy

Postby Grrr » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:36 pm

I highly recommend Far Eastern Kindy.

If you want teaching outside of core curriculum (they instill values like respect, sharing, generosity etc), you've found your place!

This is a very close-knit kindy where everybody knows everyone else. You can just stroll into school and chat with the principal Mrs Ang - don't need to make appointment etc.

This is my kids' home away from home. Truly!

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