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    Private Schools-Any Suggestions?

    Appreciate if anyone can give me some insights on private schooling for primary level kids.

    Noticed the obvious declining standards of the national schools - lack of 'out-of-the class' exposures, lack of proper guidance- including cultivating good habits & manners, lack of follow-ups (ie. school work/ homework unchecked/unmarked for several weeks), lack of 'compulsory' workbook usage, lack of teachers, teachers absence during class periods increasing (especially during moral lessons), lack emphasis on non-academic subjects (ie. art, PE, Moral, KT, etc.)....just to name a few.

    Very, very disturbing & frustrating...

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    check out sri kdu in kota damansara...

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    Another one is Beaconhouse (sorry spelling may not be correct) ! Their preschool is at SS 19,SJ, you can see it from the main road & I think the primary school is in PJ. You may check out their website for more informations. You may check out Sekolah Sri Sedaya at SS13 & Methodist school at KL. If I can afford I will send my child to private school as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by evelynlim
    Another one is Beaconhouse (sorry spelling may not be correct) ! Their preschool is at SS 19,SJ, you can see it from the main road & I think the primary school is in PJ. You may check out their website for more informations. You may check out Sekolah Sri Sedaya at SS13 & Methodist school at KL. If I can afford I will send my child to private school as well

    Tq for all the feedbacks. Heard fo this Methodist school in KL (Private, I think) which I received good feedbacks. However, its for secondary levels. Unfortunately, my kids are still either in pre-school or primary levels only.

    Yeap! did check out Sri Sedaya & Sri KDU. But still scouting around before we finalise our decision.

    BTW, curious to know what had happened to all those missionary schools out there??? Used to be really good schools - don't even hv to think about private schools & very affordable too! Anyone has any info on this? LA Salle, Victoria Institution, etc???

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    Try this link. This group provides education right up to degree level and is located at

    No 1, Persiaran A,
    Off Jalan Lapangan Terbang Subang,
    47200 Subang, Selangor.


    http://smartschool.apiit.edu.my/

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    send your kid to a chinese school

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    Some of the private schools charge very high fees...makes you wonder whether the teachers are from another planet.. because whatever facilities are offered it ultimately comes down to the quality of the teachers and the management.

    I've only heard good comments about Sri Nobel in Kelana Jaya.. SS6..near the SK Kelana Jaya school. ..small class size and dedicated teachers..

    Also check out the Sri Inai in Taman Sea.. good reviews since Beaconhouse (I think they are Pakistani based with strong UK ties.. not sure) took over the management.. like an "international" school with local syllabus.. they might offer O and A levels in the near future I suppose..
    http://www.beaconhouse.edu.my/


    Sri Cahaya .. somewhere in Bkt Jelutong.. also good reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinleong
    send your kid to a chinese school
    TQVM. No doubt that chinese schools are better but unfortunately, none of us in the family knows how to communicate in mandarin- the major obstacle! Children wld suffer if parents can't even provide the minimum guide.

    Besides, chinese schools emphasize too much on academic work. We prefer an all rounder approach like the ones in international schools and/or the American way of teaching. However, international schools are just too costly & their entrance quota can be very stringent especially for the famous ones.

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    any private chinese school in Kl with smaller classes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by layman
    any private chinese school in Kl with smaller classes?
    Try this :
    http://www.chonghwakl.edu.my/. Heard fr a friend that this is a very good school.

    Dunno whether got smaller classes, but in general, many private schools promises no more than 30 students per class (some only max. 24)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOYSC
    Tq for all the feedbacks. Heard fo this Methodist school in KL (Private, I think) which I received good feedbacks. However, its for secondary levels. Unfortunately, my kids are still either in pre-school or primary levels only.

    Yeap! did check out Sri Sedaya & Sri KDU. But still scouting around before we finalise our decision.

    You can never find a perfect school. A school which may be 'good' to one student, does not mean that it will be good for your child and vice versa. Teachers in private schools are not better than those in national schools. However private schools do satisfy your requirerment for holistic education. Your kids will have better exposure to extra curricular activities, computer lessons, chinese language classes (compulsory for primary kids) and most of all, I like the opportunity your kids will have especially in representing his/her school/house in sporting or educational events. Only 20 students to a class.
    One observation is that if you are a exam oriented parent, do not send your kids to a private school. Results are not as good as those from national schools. Students tend to take it much easier in private schools. Its the same everywhere you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOYSC

    Besides, chinese schools emphasize too much on academic work. We prefer an all rounder approach like the ones in international schools and/or the American way of teaching. However, international schools are just too costly & their entrance quota can be very stringent especially for the famous ones.
    Pray hard that the UPSR exam will be abolished Then it will be less academic & less pressure in the chinese school.

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    Victoria Institution is quite good. Lately been declared a cluster school. Track record also not bad. But dunno how easy it is to get in...
    "Educate a woman and you educate a family; educate a girl and you educate the future." - Queen Rania of Jordan

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy_melanie
    Victoria Institution is quite good. Lately been declared a cluster school. Track record also not bad. But dunno how easy it is to get in...
    Yeap! can bet VI is a good one. However, dunno about nowadays tho'. My dad used to be fr there & its a well-known school-strict, emphasize discipline & produce overall outstanding results. However, if I'm not mistaken, it only caters for secondary levels. Used to be tough getting in but now- absolutely no idea!

    Hope to find a 'balance' school for my kids - moderately good in academics & hv lots of non-academic activities. I noticed primary children need to play to learn - especially the more adventurous ones-the boys. Girls tend to be more disciplined & well-mannered fr young & hence easier to adapt to 'classroom-focused' schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOYSC
    Appreciate if anyone can give me some insights on private schooling for primary level kids.

    Noticed the obvious declining standards of the national schools - lack of 'out-of-the class' exposures, lack of proper guidance- including cultivating good habits & manners, lack of follow-ups (ie. school work/ homework unchecked/unmarked for several weeks), lack of 'compulsory' workbook usage, lack of teachers, teachers absence during class periods increasing (especially during moral lessons), lack emphasis on non-academic subjects (ie. art, PE, Moral, KT, etc.)....just to name a few.

    Very, very disturbing & frustrating...
    u r really sober in this matter.really scaring and troubled right? me too that's why my children are in private--not because we are filthy rich but because of all the problems that u mentioned.(it is absolutely true--the real world of our education system here).
    you can check this web --very informative---SchoolMalaysia.com:Malaysian school Guide online.l think sri Kl at subang jaya is good--they have pre-school

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