There are many parents who want their kids to get admitted to a good private school with the best facilities. They harbor the mindset that their child who pass out from a reputable private school will have a higher possibility of future success. However, choosing a suitable school among the myriad of options can be quite a challenge. As highlighted by Susannah Jaffer…
Singapore offers a wide choice of international schools, most of which have a multicultural environment with students from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries. Add to this a wide variety of curriculums, from single-country programmes to the International Baccalaureate and International Primary Curriculum, and there’s not much more that a parent could wish for.
While a visit to a school is often the best way to make an instinctive decision based on the individual needs of your children, hearing the opinions of other families about their experiences can be invaluable. Read more about it here.
Children will spend the next few years of their growing up days in school, hence choosing a school with adequate facilities and infrastructure is insufficient. Other aspects of the education needs to be assess in order to ensure that your child receives a well-rounded education. One can consider enrolling their child into GESS in view of their excellent teaching curriculum. If you are still sitting on the fence, these are some questions that you should consider before getting your child admitted to a good private school.
Is the school future ready?
Rather than knowing about the past pedigree of a private school, it is more important to know whether the school is ready for the future or not. The school should equip its students with certain skills with respect to this context. Such skills can be useful for the students to counter their uncertain future so that they can taste success in their workplaces and jobs in the future. You can ask the school the following questions in this context:
How will the school teach a kid to adapt to change and uncertainty? Are the kids studying how to learn?
Are the school’s existing students learning how they should tolerate ambiguities? Is it possible for them to learn and then unlearn? Thereafter. Relearn the entire thing once more.
Will the students be taught how to work effectively in a group? Can they do critical thinking to resolve problems?
What is the skill level of the teachers?
It is very rare that parents who are in the process of school hunting request that they want to meet the school’s teachers. Now it is a big blunder as these teachers will shape up the future of your kid in today’s world, a reputable private school will concentrate on implementing a good career development program for the teachers too. As a parent, you need not hesitate to ask the following questions:
Are the teachers getting refresher training annually?
What is their experience level!
What qualifications do the teachers have?
Teachers play a huge role in nurturing the child in today’s education, therefore, assessing the abilities and experience of a teacher will allow you to make a more informed decision.