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fantastic
16-08-2007, 02:14 PM
Anyone have sent their kids to any of the private school in USJ like Sri kl, Sri Sedaya and APIIT smart school? Care to share your experience?

great
16-08-2007, 02:22 PM
I heard Sri kl is very expensive more than Taylor's Kolej

umadavid
16-08-2007, 02:30 PM
What kinda experience are you looking for?

You can check them out via Internet, i got APIIT's url from the newspaper

http://smartschool.apiit.edu.my

www.srikl.edu.my/ (googled this)

www.srisedaya.edu.my/ (also googled)

fantastic
16-08-2007, 02:37 PM
What kinda experience are you looking for?

You can check them out via Internet, i got APIIT's url from the newspaper

http://smartschool.apiit.edu.my

www.srikl.edu.my/ (googled this)

www.srisedaya.edu.my/ (also googled)

Any experience, the good the bad or anthing to look out for? U know? have any of u sent your kids to these private school? is it value for money? How are the teachers? etc .....

Thanks for the links. Will check it out too.

umadavid
16-08-2007, 03:08 PM
My daughters went to Sri KL Primary School. As with any other schools you have the good, the bad and the ugly teachers. The good being more than the bad or ugly! At least, I did not need to send my gals for further tuition as what was taught there was comprehensive with equal enphasis on studies as well as extra-curricular activities. IT and Mandarin is compulsory for all. I had no complaints. It all depends on your child. One of mine did extremely well while the other was average. This should not reflect on the school but on your own child whether they want to study or not.

At one time we used to joke that the majority of the teachers came from the old folks home. These older teachers are good educators,though.

fantastic
16-08-2007, 03:40 PM
My daughters went to Sri KL Primary School. As with any other schools you have the good, the bad and the ugly teachers. The good being more than the bad or ugly! At least, I did not need to send my gals for further tuition as what was taught there was comprehensive with equal enphasis on studies as well as extra-curricular activities. IT and Mandarin is compulsory for all. I had no complaints. It all depends on your child. One of mine did extremely well while the other was average. This should not reflect on the school but on your own child whether they want to study or not.

At one time we used to joke that the majority of the teachers came from the old folks home. These older teachers are good educators,though.

Yeah, i believe so. cause in my days my teachers was excellent educator. They are all in old folks home now i think..?? :)
So mind sharing why u chose sri KL instead of the others?

umadavid
16-08-2007, 04:12 PM
We were looking for a school where the teachers could explain the lessons in English because at that time when we came back from overseas, my gals had nil knowledge of Bahasa Malaysia...Sri KL also taught Math and Science in English and followed some Singapore syllabus. The extra bonus was IT lessons and longer school hours and morning break and lunch was provided by the school.

The teachers there made it point to help my gals over the initial years, explaining every lesson which was in BM in English so that they could cope.

umadavid
16-08-2007, 04:15 PM
I did not know about the other schools then and Sri KL was the only available option in Subang Jaya. I read somewhere that Sri Sedaya provides after school tuition (you pay separately for that) till 5 or 6 pm. also.

fantastic
16-08-2007, 04:50 PM
Sri Kl suited your need then. From primary 1 to 6, did they increase the fees? How often and at what rate?

umadavid
16-08-2007, 05:35 PM
Sri Kl suited your need then. From primary 1 to 6, did they increase the fees? How often and at what rate?



Twice; between 10 to 15%

kkearthling
17-08-2007, 05:33 PM
How good a school is or school teachers are - vry subjective. There is no perfect sch, you hv to come up with your own checklist (other than the fees), and start gathering info from the schools you are interested in and compare.

Old teachers at SriKL means they hv been teaching there for vry long time, some more than 20yrs. I have obtained SriKL 2008 fee schedule:

Registration non refundable - RM800
Refundable Deposit - Pre-School RM2500, Primary School RM3300
Tuition/School Fees (there are 2 terms in a year)
Pre-Sch - RM3300 per term (there is only 1 PreOne class catering for 5yrs old, and 4 PreTwo classes for 6yrs old)
Std1-2 - RM4550/term
Std3-4 - RM4600/term
Std5-6 - RM4770/term

Some classes for next year are already full / on waiting list.

Fees are inclusive of morning break, lunch, student accident insurance cover, computer, library, music, internet access.

And yes, they hv very long hours, from 8am till 3pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 8am till 1230-1pm

There is an increase of between 18-20% in Y2008 fees compare to Y2007.

ridzuanbakri
24-04-2008, 01:04 PM
Mr. Fantastic,

I thot of sending my daughter to Sri KL, but considering the jam when sending and picking her back I am looking at possibilities of sending to APIIT.

APIIT is a smart school which has better facilities than Sri KL altho Sri KL would be an ideal choice as I am staying in Putra Heights.

lady-o-leisure
24-04-2008, 11:31 PM
I think my situation would be similar to Umadavid's. My son had studied in Int'l school thruout primary level and when we moved back to Msia, he had no BM background so i put him in SriKL. Good school, lazy son. That's my summary. lol

The principal Mr Chew was really very nice. The classroom has no more than 2 dozen students and the hours are good. Bus service is great.
Fees can almost kill but they do include lunch so i don't hv to worry about that.

SunwayK
26-04-2008, 08:30 AM
One of the issue I had with SriKL is that the teachers are multi-tasked with numerous subjects. Probably jack of all trades but master of none. Apiit, while new, appears to be either poorly built and poorly maintained. And one do not call that small. poorly equipped room a library. Sedaya, is a concrete building, lacking in facilities and is a money generating business, not a school.

Outside Subang perimeters, there is Sri Nobel and Inai, that I know of. Inai, was taken over by Beconhouse 2 years ago, an Indian Education group and is in the process of upgrading the facilities - it will take another few years= from all the years of rot. Nobel, well, the less said the better.

On the other side of the world, if you do not mind the travelling time, there is Cempaka and Sri KDU. Sri KDU is a purpose built school but expensive. Cempaka is heavily academic-inclined. Anyhow, these are just from my perspective, and to each, his/her own.

pathfire
05-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Many friends were mentioned their kids only pay more attention on love affair rather then education academy. Any one sending kids to home study?

lilifjp
05-01-2009, 02:48 PM
Anyone knows if foreigners can send their kid to Sri KL in Subang Jaya ?

I read in the internet only Malaysia residents can apply to Sri KL private school.

My friend has a 10 year old kid.

Thanks,
Li Li

SunwayK
05-01-2009, 03:24 PM
Anyone knows if foreigners can send their kid to Sri KL in Subang Jaya ?...........

I don't believe there are any restrictions. I have seen foreigners in other private schools following the Malaysian curriculum but only for a term or two. The subjects taught in BM is always a road-block if they do not have a sound foundation in the language.

lilifjp
05-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Thank you SunwayK,

I will ask my friend to check it out. It is only for 1 1/2 years. They have to go to USA mid 2010.

I was told that private schools caters for local malaysian but international schools are for foreign expats working here. But at the moment the international schools are full & there is a long wait list.

Thank you for clearing the issue about Sri KL. :)

Regards,
Li Li

SunwayK
05-01-2009, 04:14 PM
.....I was told that private schools caters for local malaysian but international schools are for foreign expats working here.....

That's not entirely true. If a local comply with certain conditions, then can be admitted to an international school. The other option is to go for home-schooling, following the American curriculum. Home-schooling does not necessarily mean that you are taught at home. There are various centres, both in Subang & PJ that offers this. Not cheap either.

camry32
05-01-2009, 04:55 PM
That's not entirely true. If a local comply with certain conditions, then can be admitted to an international school. The other option is to go for home-schooling, following the American curriculum. Home-schooling does not necessarily mean that you are taught at home. There are various centres, both in Subang & PJ that offers this. Not cheap either.

Since 2006 mísian can have the option of sending their kids to an international school
There is a form that needs to be filled up asking the education ministry for approval ( usually the school will do it).

In Sri KL, they do accept non-Malaysian students for the Malaysian education stream

GreyShadow
05-01-2009, 08:53 PM
yikes... need to fork out at least RM10k per year for Sri KL. :eek:

it's almost as expensive as the local college :eek:


but for me who has totally zero confidence in local gomen curriculum, i guess I have no choice. No way I'm sending my kids to a local gomen schools and let them suffer what I have suffer few decades ago. :(

I better start saving lots of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ now :rolleyes:

GreyShadow
05-01-2009, 09:00 PM
hmmm.... come to think of it
you need to fork out about RM60k for the first 6 yrs

just like paying a 6 yr car loans for a Waja alike car :D

instead of getting an old junk at the end of the loan, you get a well educated kid!! :D

shthang
06-01-2009, 07:07 AM
The principal Mr Chew was really very nice. The classroom has no more than 2 dozen students and the hours are good. Bus service is great.
Fees can almost kill but they do include lunch so i don't hv to worry about that.
Sri KL was once a good school,but not now.The leader is very important. Dr. Tan is the primary principal now.you know, sometimes a good doctor is uncertain that a good principal.
At first, we were so impressed by the educational hardware of the school, but later, when my daughter studied there for a year, we discovered that the quality of the teaching staff and the management is really disappointing.
However, this is just my experience and opinion.

LMei
06-01-2009, 09:15 AM
Anyone knows if foreigners can send their kid to Sri KL in Subang Jaya ?

I read in the internet only Malaysia residents can apply to Sri KL private school.

My friend has a 10 year old kid.

Thanks,
Li Li
Hi Li Li,
Please bear in mind that if your friend will only be here for 1 1/2 years, it's best that they try the international school or home school centers. The reason being that our local syllabus is different from USA and some of the topics may have already been covered in the early years of US syllabus as compared to our local one.

lilifjp
06-01-2009, 09:42 AM
Hi LMei,

Good morning.

I will inform my friend for all the options. Home school & international schools & private schools in Malaysia. We did not realise that even though there are many schools here, they are full even though the schools fees are so high $$$. Wow, it is so difficult to take yr children along & to have overseas assignments.

daniella
06-01-2009, 12:11 PM
Anyone from this forum sends their kids to APIIT smart school, near the Subang Airport...???

I heard that they are even more pricey than Sri KL... :eek:

chin_wan
06-01-2009, 03:44 PM
And to pay so much for a flawed school system? See http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Kayla
06-01-2009, 07:38 PM
That's not entirely true. If a local comply with certain conditions, then can be admitted to an international school. The other option is to go for home-schooling, following the American curriculum. Home-schooling does not necessarily mean that you are taught at home. There are various centres, both in Subang & PJ that offers this. Not cheap either.

Hi, has anyone sent their children for home schooling in these centres? Can you please share?

Where are these centres?

LMei
07-01-2009, 09:59 AM
Hi, has anyone sent their children for home schooling in these centres? Can you please share?

Where are these centres?
Hi, currently as I know the centres are run by churches. I'm not sure if there are any others...

SunwayK
07-01-2009, 11:09 AM
....Where are these centres?
Majority are Christian centres, such as, Grace Resource and CBC in Puchong. Just google and you will find a few others. Each centre follows a different type of curriculum which is not accredited by MOE.

ahtal68
07-01-2009, 01:25 PM
There is Sunway International School caters for Year 10 (Form 4). They accept students with PMR results or Grade9 equivalent.

Here is the link (http://www.sis.sunway.edu.my/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=45) .

They advertised on starting Form 1 equivalent (grade 7) sometime this year, so far no news. Bear in mind, it is expensive, average of RM22k-25k per year.

LaDiDa
07-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Many friends were mentioned their kids only pay more attention on love affair rather then education academy.

That's a fact of life and nobody can stop it. We as parents should not try to hide them from the inevitable (lest they turn out to be the likes of that Malaysian child prodigy in London) but provide them with the guidance and support so that they can weather their growing up years well and become well adjusted human beings ready to face the next phase in their lives.

Jey
09-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Does Sri KL has any branch elsewhere?

Jey
10-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Anyone knows?

umadavid
10-01-2009, 01:04 PM
Not that I know of. They have branched out in the sense that they are offering O levels now but at the same premises. Why?

Jey
10-01-2009, 01:12 PM
I am looking for a private school for my daughter next year. Currently she's attending year 6 Smart Reader prep school.

ric
10-01-2009, 06:41 PM
Does Sri KL has any branch elsewhere?

NO! One & the only one at SS15.