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Good international or normal kindergarten in TKO?

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    my opinion: avoid Box Hill like the plague; they have high staff turnover and currently have an unqualified person working/'teaching' in the K1 class since they can't seem to recruit any people who meet standards. I'm going to start a thread about them in a few moments.

    Learning Habitat in Lohas Park has a strange principal, although they seem popular. Parents complain about the amount of homework given to the kindergarteners.

    Mills looks like a wonderful facility, but at HK$6000 per month it is the high end for a 3 hour day.

    Greenville is very popular with expats.

    Deborah has huge classrooms and qualified staff and is quite reasonable.

    good luck

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    Thanks that's really helpful.

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    How about Ming Wah and Man Sang ( HK Island)?

    Any recommendations on the HK Island side?

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    Sorry should be Ming "Wai"

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    Hi Nix23,

    Thanks for your information.

    We are thinking of applying for Mills International as well.

    But we are concerned that it is not IB and it is a new school.

    Would you mind sharing more information about the school?

    My son currently goes to Learning Habitat in Lohas Park (we live in Lohas Park) but personally I don't really like the school.

    Thanks.

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    Hi Victor,

    I recently moved into Lohas Park too and I'm quite keen on sending my 1year old to Learning Habitat since its so near. Do u mind sharing on what u don't like about it? I'd hate to go through all the trouble with admissions then find out its not the type of school I'd really like my son to study at. Thanks for your info and advice!

    Suzanne

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    Actually a lot of the parents like it. They do have their strong points.

    I will try to summarize like this:

    Positives:
    - language teaching seems to be strong
    - the teachers are nice with passion

    Negatives:
    - the classrooms are too crowded (28 students in a relatively small classroom)
    - doesn't seem to allow the students to pick and choose (i.e. a 'forcing' type of teaching method)
    - could be better if the students are allowed to be more independent
    - homework every Friday (too much in my opinion)
    - not multi-cultural (I think every student is a Chinese if I am not mistaken)
    - no outdoor area for outdoor activities
    - as there are too many students in a class (28 in total), the students aren't receiving enough individual attention in my opinion

    It is my opinions only. If you ask some other parents, they may give you more positives than negatives. Feel free to whatsapp me to discuss more if you are interested (9618-8191)

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    28 is a lot at that age. How many teachers/assistants are in the classroom?

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