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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 Lenny08 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:05 pm

Hi Sleepy,

Blur me, read wrongly.

Could you please share why irs is more time consuming than IVP?

Thank you.


Lenny


sleepy wrote:
Lenny08 wrote:Hello Sleepy

Can you please share why ivp is more time consuming than IRS?

Thank you.


I mentioned IRS is more time consuming.

IVP is group work. Reasonable workload.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby Pen88n » Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:14 pm

Lenny08 wrote:Hi Sleepy,

Blur me, read wrongly.

Could you please share why irs is more time consuming than IVP?

Thank you.


Lenny


sleepy wrote:
Lenny08 wrote:Hello Sleepy

Can you please share why ivp is more time consuming than IRS?

Thank you.


I mentioned IRS is more time consuming.

IVP is group work. Reasonable workload.


Lenny, IVP is mostly individual work (only some cases it is a 2 person team). IvP is more a team work. More hands share out the work may be less time consuming, and usually IvP the teacher will have regular timeslot to coach and guide the kids.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby sembgal » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:03 pm

Pen88n wrote:I think the kid should be allowed to choose the school he / she wants to go. Reason being they are going to study there for the next 3 years, so it is important they are not going to be unhappy in a parent's preferred school. In addition, GEP syllabus being a stretched one, it is not easy for the kid to cope with additional academic requirements plus a drastic change in environment - may be a good idea to keep the transition change of environment to a minimal impact so that the kid can concentrate more on the additional academic demands.

Especially for case whereby the kid has strong view on what they want - it's best to respect their view, unless you manage to convince him / her to change this view with very good valid reason that they concur with. In such cases, best for parents to act as advisory board, unless you think the decision will cause great harm to the kid. In case of choosing GEP school, doubt it can go very wrong as most GEP schools are of good standard, esp. if I am right in guessing the 2 schools you are referring to :wink:

Yes, I agree with you. Initially my friend told me she was deciding which GEP schools her child will go to but I reminded her that it will be the child who goes to school, not her, the mother. She has to involve the child in the selection process too, not only think about sending to the top GEP schools in Singapore. I'm glad she took her child to the different schools to view the environment and listen to the child's point of view.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby iRabbit » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:35 pm

Pen88n wrote:Lenny, IVP is mostly individual work (only some cases it is a 2 person team). IvP is more a team work. More hands share out the work may be less time consuming, and usually IvP the teacher will have regular timeslot to coach and guide the kids.


Think you meant IRS there. Btw, what does DI stand for?

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Re: All About GEP

Postby iRabbit » Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:47 pm

lee_yl wrote:Hi,

Would like to hear from GEP parents if they encountered a situation when it comes to choosing GEP centre, parent and child both have different views.

Parent's first choice could be the nearest centre (SAP school, co-ed).
However, DC is only willing to transfer to a single gender and non-SAP school (similar to DC's current school environment).

Can the parent's view prevail? Or should the child be allowed to have his/her way?


Congrats, LY. :rahrah:

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Re: All About GEP

Postby lee_yl » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:38 pm

iRabbit wrote:
Congrats, LY. :rahrah:


Thanks!

Saw your post in the other thread on 5th Nov but results weren't out yet. Total of 6 children got selected this year.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby lee_yl » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:09 pm

Special thanks to...

ebebel, Pen88n, Lenny, sleepy and sambgal for the valuable advice.

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Re: All About GEP

Postby phtthp » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:11 pm

Congratulations, lee_yl, very happy for you and your daughter :-)

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Re: All About GEP

Postby iFirefly » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:29 am

lee_yl wrote:Hi,

Would like to hear from GEP parents if they encountered a situation when it comes to choosing GEP centre, parent and child both have different views.

Parent's first choice could be the nearest centre (SAP school, co-ed).
However, DC is only willing to transfer to a single gender and non-SAP school (similar to DC's current school environment).

Can the parent's view prevail? Or should the child be allowed to have his/her way?


Congrats, lee_yl .. :celebrate:

No need to worry about the New IP-JC anymore.. :wink:

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Re: All About GEP

Postby iFirefly » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:38 am

phtthp wrote:
ebebel wrote:Hi, do all GEP schools have after school care? TIA!


Rgps don't have after school care

other GEP schools :
can ask them, at their respective school thread


Catholic High School does not have after-school care.

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