300,000 per term times two if its me. Twins ya know.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
^you were happy with the primary school you sent them to weren't you ao?
pity the secondary system here sucks
Last edited by zehner; 17th November 2008 at 08:53.
Exactly z, the primary school has been great. If we stay I have found a very nice EP program also in Prathum Thani. So we wont have to deal with the Bangkok bullshit. This program actually teaches world history, and geography.
My kids have won several contests there, including speaking, math and science so the school wants them to enter.
did you ever give them extra lessons after school?
yup, Geography and US history, plus I bring them books home to read in English. They have also studied two classes in our English program here at university the last two summers. Two foundation classes, and a hotel and listening and speaking class. I only taught them in the hotel class, but they would have recieved A's had they actually been enrolled. One great thing about the two of them. They do love to learn.
Last edited by LDMA; 28th March 2010 at 08:01.
AO do the schools here give out scholarships? Your two kids seem like the kind that schools would want to enroll.
They got a 50% scholarship from Harrow, but still 700,00 was above what we wanted to pay.
I very well may mate. But the added problem is that my wife has Thai friends with their kids in there and they are not happy. Well of course not the parents dont speak a word of English so they get no reinforcement at home.
Tried to explain that our kids are native speakers of English, but she still does not understand the difference as well as she should.
I also like Harrow as its quite near my house. Keeps things easy. I still have the admissions directors card, and well as the headmaster. He is a Kiwi by the way. Same one as when they opened.
700k....$20k US.....that's a fair old wedge of cash to plop down every year. hard decision for you ao
another big factor about not choosing Harrow, my kids started to school early as they could already read in English at 4. So they only turned 11 the end of October. They will start 7th grade of Mor 1 when they are 11 as well. Even though they tested in to that level at Harrow the school has an age policy. My kids would have to repeat 6th grade. Something they are not willing to do. Creating a bigger financial burden for me as well.
Dont let that happen if you possibly can help it.
but as Z said it's also a fair chunk of cash (price of a good education imo) only you know all the variables involved, and there may be other good options for you around, so not judging your decisions either.
Last edited by LDMA; 28th March 2010 at 07:46.
Thanks for the good thoughts you guys. Really.
(teach you to have twins, huh? )
Last edited by LDMA; 28th March 2010 at 07:44.