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When it comes to choosing between local schools and international schools, parents must make a choice that best suits their child’s temperament, interests, strengths and weaknesses, while ensuring that their choice is in line with their child’s future goals. While some parents believe that sending their children to a school that prioritises the qualities that they want—regardless of the child’s abilities and personality—there is a possibility that their children may be unable to adapt to the school or fit in with the rest of their schoolmates, and become discouraged as a result. Local and international schools shine in different ways, in terms of their teaching style, school environment, curriculum and examinations. Ultimately, the best choice of school is dependent on the child and his or her goals for the future.
Singaporean students consistently top international ranking tests in maths, science and reading, but critics of the local system believe that the system promotes formulaic thinking where students are encouraged to memorise and follow model answers. However, on the bright side, local...
Yes, you have secured a place for your child in your preferred Primary School. So with the upcoming months leading to the start of school, here are some tips on where you can prepare your child better for Primary 1.
Learning to count money
Role play at home with your child with food toys but real money, coins and small bills like $2 notes and role play as a canteen seller and have your child to count the coins and notes for payment. Once they grasp the concept of how coins can also add up to $1, $2. They have mastered the skill of counting money (at least at the canteen for now).
Going to the toilet
Remind your child that they need to raise their hands when they wish to go to the washroom. Also, toilet train them so they will be independent when in school.
Taking care of your own belongings
Constantly tell your children that the school bag, watch, pencil case, wallet and water bottles are their possessions and it is their responsibility that these items return home with them daily. Children can be fond of losing their wallets and water...