Your child is close to finishing their kindergarten education, it’s already the next big step of their lives! School is where your child will spend most of their day and it will be their principal source of education. So, much thought and consideration should go into your ultimate decision. Here are some tips to help you and your partner decide on the best possible option and fit for your child.
It’s a bit too early to decide on their future passions and profession. However, parents do have to make a decision as to whether or not it will be an international school admission or a local one. It is a tough decision to make. Do take your financial situation into consideration. Local public schools are a bit difficult to get into however are recognized institutions of education and are much cheaper by comparison. Private institutions are much more expensive but offer better opportunities as well as a better quality of spoken and written English. However, no matter what your preference is your finances must be properly examined and you must decide if you and your partner will be able to steady afford the terms fees of your preferred choice.
Ask for advice
Consult your child’s nursery teacher. They would be aware of which method of schooling between public and private would suit your child’s pace and personality the most. Keep in mind that too many cooks spoil the soup but it does not hurt to ask for advice and guidance. The ultimate decision is for the you the parents to make. Visit http://www.dshk.edu.hk/eng/
Early bird gets the worm
The application process can be a nightmare. It’s almost always recommended that parents apply to at least 3 of their top picks. International school admission will entail online applications which can be posted or emailed and a detailed description of requirements and fees. For public institutions, you are required to go through the central admissions system. Details of requirements and curriculum are made available on their handbooks. Every applicant will have an interview and assessment for the institutions to decide whether or not to accept the applicant. Taking a tour of the schools and speaking to the teachers will be beneficial in understanding what would be the best fit for your child as well. Do your research beforehand as not to have to force them to be repetitive on what you can easily find out in their handbooks but do not hesitate to ask questions to fill in the gaps or to share any concerns you may have.
All in all do your research, have a discussion on what would be the best pick for your child and your family and ask for advice from professionals.