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How time flies. NextÂ week is the start of the one month long Primary 1 registration process for all kids born in 2006 who are due for 2013 P1 intake.Â That applies to parentsÂ who wish to send their kids to International / Private schools, we would still be required to register our child into a public school next month; at which we could withdraw later.
Basically we have ruled out the idea of sending Ryan to a public school.Â I feel sorry looking at the state of our local public schools these day.Â Both hubs and IÂ spentÂ at leastÂ a decade in public schools and we grew up justÂ fine.Â Alas, the same standards cannot be said about the public schools today.Â My nephewÂ spent one disappointed and sadÂ year in one of the ‘supposedly’ top public schools. He’s now switched to a Chinese medium school near my mom’s place and he couldn’t beÂ happier, despite a more hectic school syllabus and of course more homework.Â Â Â Â
Back to Ryan, for a while we didÂ toy aroundÂ with theÂ possibility of sending Ryan toÂ Chinese schools such as SJK (C) Yu Hua in Kajang andÂ SJK (C) Jalan Davidson but due to the distant, we dropped the idea. The Chinese schools in our area are out of our consideration.
With so limited choices, we drilled the list down to two private schools. Cempaka vs Sri Suria. We favour the former due to its good track record and of course word of mouth. The only catch is, their school fees! The very first payment amount alone (entry test fee, school fees, deposit, registration, what not) come close to an amount enough for a diploma course. It’s a huge decision ahead and we have a few months to decide if we want to send Ryan in for Reception next year when he’s 6YOÂ (the school teachesÂ Standard 1 at 6YO) or Standard 1 (7YO but school will be teaching Standard two syllabus).
Â Dilenma….. It’s a huge responsibility here, knowing the decision we make today potentially affect the child’s future.