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GEP screening test? Go or no Go

Poll ended at Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:26 pm

Must Go
7
35%
Can Try
11
55%
Don't Go
2
10%
 
Total votes : 20

Re: All About GEP

Postby limjasl » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:35 pm

Anyone knows how many boys from Catholic High got in?

I lived in the North and have shortlisted CH as our first choice. DS will need to take school bus, go to after school care & etc.

Anyone keen to exchange more info, please pm me.
Thanks.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby zakashi » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:09 pm

24 children from Pei Hwa were selected. Wonder where to get the numbers from the rest of the schools?

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Re: All About GEP

Postby sweetbaby » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:05 pm

Hi
Anyone knows how many from st hilda got in to gep?

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Lock » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:56 am

zakashi wrote:24 children from Pei Hwa were selected. Wonder where to get the numbers from the rest of the schools?

14 from Rulang and 35 from ACS(Pri) & ACS(jR) combined

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Kiatkhim » Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:27 pm

zakashi wrote:24 children from Pei Hwa were selected. Wonder where to get the numbers from the rest of the schools?


I am wondering if there is any special training for the children from Pei Hwa. The number seems higher than many schools, including some of the GEP schools. This is really impressive!

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Re: All About GEP

Postby GiftedGem » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:08 pm

Kiatkhim wrote:
zakashi wrote:24 children from Pei Hwa were selected. Wonder where to get the numbers from the rest of the schools?


I am wondering if there is any special training for the children from Pei Hwa. The number seems higher than many schools, including some of the GEP schools. This is really impressive!


Yes. Heard it fr one of the parents as well. Pei Hwa has been consistently producing high no for the past years already. For last yr's batch, most opt for NYPS.

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Re:

Postby Happyboy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:00 pm

ck123 wrote:Hi gifted,

Personally I hope he can take and at least know what is GEP (so that next time he can tell his children ... too far right :lol: :lol: :lol: )

I was discussing with my son when he brought back the notice from school, he was asking me what would it be like in the GEP, so I started saying first round testing english and maths and 2nd round maths , english and general paper. He asked what is general paper? I answered should be testing general views and creativity. So he answer me " I am creative cause my classmates always find my ideas interesting!" Then I said but you must go through the first round which will be slightly more difficult than school exams. He answered "then I am not going."

So what should I do? :roll:


I think that you should let your son have his own choice.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby onemore » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:30 pm

comfy wrote:Although NYPS has 4 classes, the teaching or demands from the teachers are not so 'on' if you know what i means as compared with RGS and CH (from parents that I know of). I heard that some of the GEP schools will have 1st draft, 2nd draft etc but not so in NYPS (in certain subjects). The most only 1 draft esle how to mark and return on time based on the big no of geppers. :wink:
Yes the competition could be tough when come to contests, debates, sports, camps and leaderships (esp prefects). Some of the programmes also included the mainstream kids, so very competitive. :evil:


Yes absolutely agree with you on the “not so on” attitude. Personally encountered this once, when I asked a GEP teacher on why some details were not covered with the class, the reply was “I assume they have outside help”. Some of the worksheets were not even marked and some marked with errors. There are indeed several teachers with that kind of attitude, perhaps attributed to the big GEP population. But fortunately not all teachers are behaving that way; there are quite a few dedicated ones too.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby jtoh » Wed Nov 28, 2012 1:41 pm

onemore wrote:
comfy wrote:Although NYPS has 4 classes, the teaching or demands from the teachers are not so 'on' if you know what i means as compared with RGS and CH (from parents that I know of). I heard that some of the GEP schools will have 1st draft, 2nd draft etc but not so in NYPS (in certain subjects). The most only 1 draft esle how to mark and return on time based on the big no of geppers. :wink:
Yes the competition could be tough when come to contests, debates, sports, camps and leaderships (esp prefects). Some of the programmes also included the mainstream kids, so very competitive. :evil:


Yes absolutely agree with you on the “not so on” attitude. Personally encountered this once, when I asked a GEP teacher on why some details were not covered with the class, the reply was “I assume they have outside help”. Some of the worksheets were not even marked and some marked with errors. There are indeed several teachers with that kind of attitude, perhaps attributed to the big GEP population. But fortunately not all teachers are behaving that way; there are quite a few dedicated ones too.


:yikes: That remark is so unlike the remark my dd's teacher gave, which was 'Your GEP child does not need to go for tuition. Pls do not send her for tuition." That was a few years ago when she was in primary GEP. I wonder if things have changed.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Mum101 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:24 pm

I am happy with NYPS so far.

My son's P4 teachers were very encouraging and patience. They also ensure they are in touch with the parents. I got feedback about my son regularly...maybe because he can be a pain in the class sometimes.

He dislikes his P5 teachers because he thinks that some of them are not so knowledgable and not open to new ideals and suggestions. But, during parent-teacher meet session, I find the teachers understand my son very well and they are trying to do their best. My son can make lifes difficult for the teacher by posing challenging questions.

I think P6 is the best year for him. He has very supportive teachers. His P6 teachers have been able to 'connect' with him and handle him very well. There have been alot of encouragement, teaching him the importance of process and good habits of mind. He matures so much and most important of all - he enjoys going to school and see his teachers being able to guide him.

I am not sure if doing more drafts will get more marks. It is true that the teachers in NYPS do not usually need more than 1 draft, it does not mean our children are short changed. Do you want your child to do draft after draft when there are more than 1 projects going on with deadlines close to each other? What is the purpose of having draft after draft? From my son's experience, 1 draft is good enough to produce good work if the teacher provides sufficient comments and inputs to make it into final product. Why subject our children to doing more work by doing more drafts (unless parents are thinking of helping)? Doing work the smart way is more productive.

While it is true competition is stiff in NYPS, our children should not feel pressurized to do their best or to be selected for competition, debates and etc. Our children must learn to do their best all the time not because they want to be selected for some events or competition. The teacher choose most appropriate pupils for a reason. If our child is not selected, it is not because they are no good - it is just that they are not suitable. Our child will still develop to their full potential without going for those competition or debates by having our consistent support and guidance.

I was quite taken aback by what my son told me few weeks ago. This is what he said: "It is better to be a small fish in a big occean to learn survival skills and push oneself to do better rather than a big fish in a small pond where there is no competition which is not the real world!"

All GE schools should be the same. Our child needs to adapt and learn new skills..most importantly enjoy the journey.

Good luck.

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