NUS High School of Mathematics and Science (Diploma)

Having survived PSLE. we still need to network with other parents with kids in the same Secondary school. While giving our teenagers their own space, we can update each other about the school.
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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by abhcbl » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:00 am

myrick88 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
Have trial the journey last weekend and it took us 1.5hr to and another 1.5hr back. Shacks!

I persaude DS to give up but he said he can try travelling. But this is not a try thing, it's a 6 yr committment

Will talk to him again...if he still insist, i might need to shift house. I cannot imagine a 12 yr old kid spending 3 hrs on the road daily.

Or anyone got private transport lobang?
There is school bus to the school, but not for return as everyone end at different time. Some parents also try to group together and share transport.

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Post by floppy » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:08 am

myrick88 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
Have trial the journey last weekend and it took us 1.5hr to and another 1.5hr back. Shacks!

I persaude DS to give up but he said he can try travelling. But this is not a try thing, it's a 6 yr committment

Will talk to him again...if he still insist, i might need to shift house. I cannot imagine a 12 yr old kid spending 3 hrs on the road daily.

Or anyone got private transport lobang?
TBH, 1.5hr is not a very long journey
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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by flagfly » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:24 am

myrick88 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
Have trial the journey last weekend and it took us 1.5hr to and another 1.5hr back. Shacks!

I persaude DS to give up but he said he can try travelling. But this is not a try thing, it's a 6 yr committment

Will talk to him again...if he still insist, i might need to shift house. I cannot imagine a 12 yr old kid spending 3 hrs on the road daily.

Or anyone got private transport lobang?
it could be better to create a whatsapp group after people all decide their acceptance. Then maybe you can easily find people living nearby.

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Post by Musings » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:53 am

myrick88 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
Have trial the journey last weekend and it took us 1.5hr to and another 1.5hr back. Shacks!

I persaude DS to give up but he said he can try travelling. But this is not a try thing, it's a 6 yr committment

Will talk to him again...if he still insist, i might need to shift house. I cannot imagine a 12 yr old kid spending 3 hrs on the road daily.

Or anyone got private transport lobang?
We also stay in the east and there are many NUSH students who stay in the east including far east like Pasir Ris and Changi. We were also very apprehensive at first but this was DS dream school and he wasn’t going to let travel time get in the way! (DS had other CO offers from IP schools much closer to home but he was quite adamant about NUSH.)

What surprised me is that the students cope very well and are very enthusiastic about school despite the time spent on the road. My DS and his CCA mates stay till 1030 pm for CCA that means > than 15 hours in school yet they don’t seem to mind and coped well physically. I think these teens can handle it much better than we think. The crux is they must be passionate about the specialised curriculum.

Having said that, we carpool with other parents so it is only 30 mins journey. This is probably the best arrangement and it won’t be too difficult to locate other NUSH families staying nearby.

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Post by myrick88 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:05 pm

Hi all, thanks for the advise here. Perhaps it's us parents who are worried if it's too tiring to spend so much time on the road. Current Primary School is only 15 min away.

The father work at Changi so it's virtually impossible for him to send DS to school.

So hopefully there will be some private transport that we can share.


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Post by Username123 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:53 pm

Curious, may I know if there is acceleration for computing studies? Ty

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Post by quixation » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:55 am

Rio wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:11 pm
The email to invite students to attend the Newton Fun Camp on the 18 Oct is out. Do check your email and indicate interest by 13 Oct. Mine went to Spam folder, so chk tat as well.
Wah thank so much for informing! I suddenly had a hunch to kaypoh here a bit & saw your msg went to check , it was hidden in the spam box of both my DD & my email since 4 oct.. they sent to her too but both went spam box! Heng ah, lucky for you Rio! Thanks so much :thankyou:
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Post by ks2010 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:52 am

Username123 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Curious, may I know if there is acceleration for computing studies? Ty
So far I have not come across any student who has accelerated in CS but quite a few students from Year 5 onwards are attending NUS modules every year.

The CS teachers are very proactive and CS is one subject where seniors are actively helping out in NOI and IOI trainings.

I will ask DC about the acceleration tonight.

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Post by walterp » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:14 am

abhcbl wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:00 am
myrick88 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:45 am
Have trial the journey last weekend and it took us 1.5hr to and another 1.5hr back. Shacks!

I persaude DS to give up but he said he can try travelling. But this is not a try thing, it's a 6 yr committment

Will talk to him again...if he still insist, i might need to shift house. I cannot imagine a 12 yr old kid spending 3 hrs on the road daily.

Or anyone got private transport lobang?
There is school bus to the school, but not for return as everyone end at different time. Some parents also try to group together and share transport.
IMHO, you are over-protecting your kid. Time to unleash him as your boy would be transform from Day 1 of his experience in NUSH. It's a brand new beginning for him in a STEM environment. He will be experiencing and embracing new challenges all by himself for himself. let your kid grow. You will be amazed at the end of the 6 years.

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Re: NUS High School Of Mathematics And Science [*IP]

Post by Musings » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:30 am

Username123 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Curious, may I know if there is acceleration for computing studies? Ty
We do know of student who took acceleration test and accelerated to take Y2 CS modules.

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