International School choices for secondary level

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International School choices for secondary level

Postby lizawa » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:25 am

Hi,

I have seen some parents pulling their children out from the local schools after their kids did not perform well enough in PSLE to get into the better secondary schools. So instead of settling with a neighbourhood school, they have chosen the "expensive" path to enrol their children in international schools.

Any idea how these schools are in terms of curriculum, teaching staff, enrolment etc? Are they good ?

ACS (International)
SJI (International)
Hwa Chong International

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Postby caroline3sg » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:10 am

lizawa
my nephew obtained 182 and registered in Hwa Chong International. Sch fees $2700, not sure per mth or term.

Those primary level international sch, I heard from one mummy from China, many in & out due to daddy's working contract. The class size is small and teachers are native ones. But for sec level, I am not sure.

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Postby lizawa » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:32 am

caroline3sg wrote:lizawa
my nephew obtained 182 and registered in Hwa Chong International. Sch fees $2700, not sure per mth or term.

Those primary level international sch, I heard from one mummy from China, many in & out due to daddy's working contract. The class size is small and teachers are native ones. But for sec level, I am not sure.


Hi caroline3sg,

how does he find the school and the teachers ? does he enjoy school better now ?

that's what I heard from a fellow parent that her child is much happier in the international school. and for the 1st time, told her mum that she enjoys going to school. So I am just wondering, if a child cannot cope with our local system, is it better for him to go to an international school. Of course, the parents need to be able to afford it. And I think the school fees is $2000+ per month, not per term.

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Postby Zann » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:36 pm

caroline3sg wrote:lizawa
my nephew obtained 182 and registered in Hwa Chong International. Sch fees $2700, not sure per mth or term.

Those primary level international sch, I heard from one mummy from China, many in & out due to daddy's working contract. The class size is small and teachers are native ones. But for sec level, I am not sure.


And whether there is any difference in the school fee between Singaporean and non-Singaporean?

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