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    Kowloon Tong Government Primary is a good Cantonese as a Medium of Instruction school.

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    thank you.. and more questions..

    Thank you all of you for kind replies.

    I have some more questons..

    Spockey
    , as you told me Where is PIM or EMIS? Can you tell me the full name. I never heard of those schools. thanks

    Angelmhhui,
    you mentions DDS, PLK and CKY, could you please explain to me? are they school names????
    I also never heard of them, so I don't know how to start to find information. can you tell me the full name as well? or possibly website if you know please.. I would really appreciate.


    It's so hard to make the decision. Even my husband and I have different opinions, so it will be hard to satisfy both of us.

    Thank you all of you for kind replies again.

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    Leeah's mum

    PMI is an acronym for Putonghua as a Medium of Instruction
    EMI is an acronym for English as a Medium of Instruction

    Both are types of schools that exists in Hong Kong apart from your regular schools which use Cantonese as a Medium of Instruction.

    The "Medium of Instruction" that a school uses will affect how subjects like Mathematics, General Studies, Art etc. is taught. In an EMI, they are supposed to be taught in English.

    I don't know which PMI school is good or which EMI is good. I only know that Kowloon Tong Government Primary is a great school to send a local kid to. Unfortunately though, it uses Cantonese as a medium of instruction.

    Good Luck with your search.

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    If you say pre-school my son is studying in Parkview International Pre-school located at Kowloon Station of MTR, it's a brand new school just open in this month. You can apply for local stream which they have two class teachers one is Cantonese and the other is Mandarin.

    Hope this helps!

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    thank you

    Thank you, Spockey and Universe!I will research more thanks a lot!!!

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    Universe, I live at The Waterfront and am very interested in PIPS Kowloon. I know it's just opened but how does your kid find it? Which year are they in? Are you in the Cantonese or Mandarin stream? They told me that the class size for local stream is 28 kids which I think is very large.

    Would be interested to hear more....

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    Hi,
    I am sending my 3 year old to Cantonese local kindy next month.
    The school is called Tsung Tsin Mission Graceful Kindergarten in Kam Tai, Shatin area.
    I think he is at the age where he is very confident and can handle half a day learning a new language and I don't particularly care if he "passes" the subjects at this age anyway.
    I am lucky though because my husband is the NET teacher there so I think I have a big benefit with that as he can keep an eye on things as my son is the only westerner enrolled.

    I am interested in the PIPS school also for the Mandarin stream in the future once my son can survive in cantonese. But I also am considering Renaissance as it is so close to us and I have heard good things about there mandarin instruction.

    Universe - how much does PIPS cost per month??

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    [QUOTE=Leeah's mom;858218]Thank you all of you for kind replies.

    I have some more questons..
    Angelmhhui,[/B] you mentions DDS, PLK and CKY, could you please explain to me? are they school names????

    Leeah's mom,

    DSS - Direct Subsidy School (Government has subsidy to the school).
    Private - No Subsidy from Govt.

    This is the web site of H.K. local primary school. You can find the information of local primary school here.
    http://chsc.edb.hkedcity.net/primary/


    a. P.L.K. Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School
    http://www.plkctslps.edu.hk
    b. St. Margaret's Co-educational English Secondary & Primary School
    http://www.smcesps.edu.hk
    c. Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School
    http://www.cky.edu.hk

    My daugther is 4 years old, so I am also looking for primary school. Personally I prefer St. Margaret. The school will group the students into different grouping by their academic level and review periodically.

    :yeah2

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