If you are a parent on a school hunt, the dilemma may have already presented itself to you: local school or international school? What is the core difference and which would be best for your child’s development?
Expat parents typically prefer the international route, as they may be more familiar with the syllabus, and it’s easier to find the compatible systems if or when they relocate again. But one big difference is the intercultural aspect: international schools are greatly favoured for the intercultural environment. There’s no doubt that international schools will shape your child into a global citizen with their value for diversity.
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Wondering how to occupy your kids this school holidays? Looking for that well-deserved break but don’t want to put a pause on your kids’ learning?
Short as the holidays may seem, they can feel even longer without the right activities to stimulate those restless little minds. But don’t worry, your child’s everyday surroundings are the best places for them to put learning concepts into practice. So, why not keep them engaged with fulfilling everyday activities that they can still learn and have fun with! These simple exercises below can also double up as fun family-time.
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Rainy days, crowded attractions, or pandemic season? These are all reasons your children might be stuck at home these upcoming IB school holidays – for more days than they wish! But who says stay-home days have to be unexciting? These easy activities can get them moving their bodies – and parents can also join in the fun!
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Being bilingual is beneficial to children in so many ways, be it to their cognitive abilities or academic opportunities. When your child is able to express a learning concept in both languages, it aids in their memory of it. In expressing the concept well, they also understand and communicate the knowledge better, which in turn, aids academic learning. This explains why so many parents are looking to provide their child with bilingual education opportunities in school. Continue reading “5 Things to Consider in a Bilingual International School”
To adults, ‘play’ often sounds like something unproductive, and only something one does in their leisure time. But, at the same time, so many parents are sending their kids to school – to play! Indeed, play is important, even essential, to a child’s all-rounded development.
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