18 Sep '11, 12am

More expatriates opting for local schools over international ones

More expatriates opting for local schools over international ones

Americans Laura and Geoff Dugan, who moved from Seattle to Singapore in 2008, enrolled their sons Seth (left) and Eli in local schools. Eli studies at Opera Estate Primary School, while Seth attends preschool School House by the Bay. -- PHOTO: JONATHAN DOWNES By Lydia Vasko Singapore-based American investment expert Jim Rogers enrols his daughter Happy in a Singapore school and he is not the only expatriate to do so. Local schools are now a serious option to many foreigners, with more hired on local terms and receiving fewer expat perks. On the plus side, the schools offer lower costs, good teachers and Chinese-language programmes. The Ministry of Education declined to give The Sunday Times figures on foreign children in local schools. But expats have noticed this trend themselves. Ms Audrey Mitchell, 37, said that when her daughter Daisy, now 13, started Primary 3 at Tanj...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

Tweets

#Teachers Say #AmericanJobsAct Vital for Studen...

care2.com 18 Sep '11, 10am

"""""Teachers Say American Jobs Act Vital for Students and Schools""""" What you don't understand is, that There is only 1...

An overseas Singaporean upset with the mass import of immigrants into Singapore

An overseas Singaporean upset with the mass imp...

transitioning.org 24 Sep '11, 8am

There was a recent case of a few mainlander Chinese men, who made fun of Singaporeans online on youtube, with one of them ...

Twenty years and counting, the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore has continued with its commitment to saving...

Twenty years and counting, the International Co...

On our shores tomorrow, more than 4,000 volunteers from 70 groups and organisations will count, categorise and remove tras...

Local University Coming to Idaho Next Week

smallbusinesssem.com 18 Sep '11, 5pm

Local University Coming to Idaho Next Week By Matt McGee on Sep 18, 2011 | comments (0) After a short summer break, GetLis...

SMRT advises passengers to seek alternative tra...

todayonline.com 20 Sep '11, 1am

Entertainment Television Movies Music Design Health Tech & Digital Travel Wine & Dine Cars Style Things To Do Blogs Star G...

New post: Ride LOCAL Local is the way we try to eat

New post: Ride LOCAL Local is the way we try to...

ecofabulous.com 26 Sep '11, 10pm

Local is the way we try to eat and shop. Shouldn’t LOCAL also be our mode of transport? This thumbs-up-inspiring bike by f...

Green Living Technologies International (GLTi)

greenroofs.com 16 Sep '11, 9pm

About Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi) Green Living Technologies International, LLC (GLTi) is a private...

GSF to set up 50 schools across Asia, Mid-East ...

straitstimes.com 15 Sep '11, 4am

A Singapore-based education group announced on Thursday morning that it will set up 50 new international schools across As...