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    Hi guys, im looking forward to go to an international school for my JC / First 2-3 months. ( I am Singaporean btw).

    Which do you guys recommend? Its S$ 25,000 a year. :S

    From this list,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_Singapore


    i like
    ACSInter, SJI inter, HwaChong inter, or maybe Tanglin Trust school.



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    Oh, My criteria/s are a Nice campus ( nice scenery/location, nice food? nice place to sit down alone, etc etc)

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    ok, well not australian international school
    nice campus but schooling is not its best
    i attend there unfortunately
    Tanglin Trust i am sure there is a long waiting list
    So is UWC
    dont no much bout other schools
    good luck school hunting

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    You wont get into Tanglin unless you have British heritage i believe. Also, waiting list is extremely long, damn good school though, I used to be there

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    O.O How about between SJI and ACS, both inter

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    Tanglin Trust School, UWC, SAS and prob most other international schools are not allowed to take Singapore students. If you have Malaysian passport no problem but Singapore, cannot. They also have crazy waiting lists at the moment.

    As for the others, not sure - Hwa Chong has a good reputation doesn't it?

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    Go for ACS(international). They have the IB program and smaller classes for better student-teacher ratio. The principal, John Barrett, is a no nonsense but very caring man. He knows most of his student. Most of the teachers are good and well trained. You should check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastwest View Post
    Tanglin Trust School, UWC, SAS and prob most other international schools are not allowed to take Singapore students. If you have Malaysian passport no problem but Singapore, cannot. They also have crazy waiting lists at the moment.

    As for the others, not sure - Hwa Chong has a good reputation doesn't it?
    I have a SG passport =) anyway, ACS inter said that i am elligible to enter. The thing is, is that i am a little "wavered" knowing that it is an old campus ...

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    Old campus probably means more spacious

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Hi guys, im looking forward to go to an international school for my JC / First 2-3 months. ( I am Singaporean btw).
    for what reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    for what reason?
    Well, i would like to make some international friends? Get more contacts and connections, foreign exposure, learn about the culture about others from other countries. That being said, if i am able to get into ACJC with my O level results, i might just change over. =) if not , i wouldnot mind stayign in ACS(I) if i like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Well, i would like to make some international friends? Get more contacts and connections, foreign exposure, learn about the culture about others from other countries. That being said, if i am able to get into ACJC with my O level results, i might just change over. =) if not , i wouldnot mind stayign in ACS(I) if i like it.
    go overseas and study then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    go overseas and study then.
    Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    go overseas and study then.
    Parents dont feel safe if i go overseas....

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    Went around today.

    ACSI

    Pros:
    There's a kitchen! <3
    Near nice hang out places i.e holland V. Jelita etc
    They know the IB system better.
    More "outgoing" people
    (EDIT) they also have very small classes. Max of 26. 3-4 classes only

    Cons:
    Old Campus...(not very nice also)
    Heard its pupils are super Drama..


    SJI:

    Pros:
    Nice new campus!
    Very small enrollment.classes ~20 per class X3

    Cons:
    I feel that the people there are more conservative..more studious? Mainly Singaporeans.
    No nice hang out places i think...rofl
    Last edited by seanlim; 26th November 2007 at 03:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Parents dont feel safe if i go overseas....
    then how you going to be independent and mature if you cannot get your parents to trust you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garou12 View Post
    then how you going to be independent and mature if you cannot get your parents to trust you?
    Oh, I doubt they are worried about me as an individual. They are more worried about the overseas country itself and the enviroment i.e student body....Cause they arent sure of sercurity etc etc...

    Speaking about independence and maturity, these are the least of my problems.

    Anyway, even if i want to go overseas, its kinda late already. A pity i didnt know that i can go last year. If not i would have settle the admistrative work, choice of school so on and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    Well, i would like to make some international friends? Get more contacts and connections, foreign exposure, learn about the culture about others from other countries. That being said, if i am able to get into ACJC with my O level results, i might just change over. =) if not , i wouldnot mind stayign in ACS(I) if i like it.
    some of the international school students i know are more singaporean than me

    that said, i personally would not consider sji/acs as international schools, not yet

    if you want a very different experience, you might try UWC
    Last edited by night86mare; 26th November 2007 at 05:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    some of the international school students i know are more singaporean than me

    that said, i personally would not consider sji/acs as international schools, not yet

    if you want a very different experience, you might try UWC
    UWC hard to get in. That one really need non-sg back ground :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    UWC hard to get in. That one really need non-sg back ground :S
    That's true, especially if you have no foreign citizens in your immediate family.

    ACS International is not too bad. Don't worry about the campus, it's just 2 years.
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