Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

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Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

Postby mommyNg » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:28 pm

I'm interested in sending my dds (P3 & K2) to attend schools in Shanghai this May/June holidays. No international schools. Either local schools or local schools' international division. Anybody has lobang or experience? I don't need living arrangement, just a spot for them to attend schools with other children in Shanghai.

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Re: Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

Postby verykiasu2010 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:48 am

mommyNg wrote:I'm interested in sending my dds (P3 & K2) to attend schools in Shanghai this May/June holidays. No international schools. Either local schools or local schools' international division. Anybody has lobang or experience? I don't need living arrangement, just a spot for them to attend schools with other children in Shanghai.


local schools are usually off limit to foreigners unless they have been approved by the local moe to allow foreign students to visit.

those with international division would be ideal. you may need to approach them on your on, check the baidu.com for local listing of schools in shanghai, call them......your child's pri school has no immersion scheme with pri school in china ?
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Re: Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

Postby mommyNg » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:28 am

verykiasu2010 wrote:
local schools are usually off limit to foreigners unless they have been approved by the local moe to allow foreign students to visit.

those with international division would be ideal. you may need to approach them on your on, check the baidu.com for local listing of schools in shanghai, call them......your child's pri school has no immersion scheme with pri school in china ?


Thanks vk2010! My child's pri school has immersion scheme with pri school in china. I emailed my dd class teacher, but she told me (after she checked with the VP) that the local shanghai school does not entertain foreign students on a personal basis... :(

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Postby Happy Mama » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:47 am

What about trying some holiday enrichment classes in Shanghai? My friend will arrange to fly their kids to Shanghai during every June and Dec and hire a personal tutor (or professional) to coach them 1 month intensive on China culture, Chinese language, calligraphy etc.. anything and everything under the sun to soak in the Chinese culture.

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Re: Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

Postby Happy Mama » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:51 am

mommyNg wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
local schools are usually off limit to foreigners unless they have been approved by the local moe to allow foreign students to visit.

those with international division would be ideal. you may need to approach them on your on, check the baidu.com for local listing of schools in shanghai, call them......your child's pri school has no immersion scheme with pri school in china ?


Thanks vk2010! My child's pri school has immersion scheme with pri school in china. I emailed my dd class teacher, but she told me (after she checked with the VP) that the local shanghai school does not entertain foreign students on a personal basis... :(


It a pity that immersion programme is only for Pri 5s in my DD's school. How I wish they would start earlier at Pri 3. Thank goodness we were lucky enough to join a few school immersion programmes, hence DD has been exposed to foreign schools in various countries (other than China). :wink:

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Postby mommyNg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:07 pm

Happy Mama wrote:What about trying some holiday enrichment classes in Shanghai? My friend will arrange to fly their kids to Shanghai during every June and Dec and hire a personal tutor (or professional) to coach them 1 month intensive on China culture, Chinese language, calligraphy etc.. anything and everything under the sun to soak in the Chinese culture.


I suppose that will be the alternative. Do you know how many hours day does the personal tutor coach every day? Thanks!!

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Re: Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:10 pm

mommyNg wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
local schools are usually off limit to foreigners unless they have been approved by the local moe to allow foreign students to visit.

those with international division would be ideal. you may need to approach them on your on, check the baidu.com for local listing of schools in shanghai, call them......your child's pri school has no immersion scheme with pri school in china ?


Thanks vk2010! My child's pri school has immersion scheme with pri school in china. I emailed my dd class teacher, but she told me (after she checked with the VP) that the local shanghai school does not entertain foreign students on a personal basis... :(


your child is in nyps, right ?
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Postby Happy Mama » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:14 pm

mommyNg wrote:
Happy Mama wrote:What about trying some holiday enrichment classes in Shanghai? My friend will arrange to fly their kids to Shanghai during every June and Dec and hire a personal tutor (or professional) to coach them 1 month intensive on China culture, Chinese language, calligraphy etc.. anything and everything under the sun to soak in the Chinese culture.


I suppose that will be the alternative. Do you know how many hours day does the personal tutor coach every day? Thanks!!


I think around 4 hours a day. Anyway, since it's 1 to 1 coaching, then you can customise the programme and get the tutor to coach according to the hours you deem suitable for your child. My friend has 2 kids and they train together. :D

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Re: Attend Shanghai schools during holiday

Postby mommyNg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:45 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:
your child is in nyps, right ?


Yeah, thought I can ride on existing relationships, but doesn't seem so..

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Postby mommyNg » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:47 pm

Happy Mama wrote:
I think around 4 hours a day. Anyway, since it's 1 to 1 coaching, then you can customise the programme and get the tutor to coach according to the hours you deem suitable for your child. My friend has 2 kids and they train together. :D


Thanks Happy Mama. Can get the contact from your friend? Does it work for your friend's kids?

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