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Singapore – International Schools

Singapore plays host to many different nationalities so it is not unusual to have as many as 60 countries represented at an international school. Curricula vary from national curriculum offered by the Lycée Francais de Singapour or Tanglin Trust School to the International Baccalaureate. Several schools offer dual educational systems to accommodate the diverse student …

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Philippines – Changes in Expat Schooling Preferences

We have seen a recent shift in the choice considerations of a considerable number of expatriates or assignees who plan to relocate in the Philippines. This is driven primarily by changes being made in their company’s expatriate policy and benefits. Companies are now looking for other alternatives due to the substantial cost of sending the …

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Malaysia – Special Needs Education

For parents of children with special needs, the prospect of providing education for their kids can be a daunting task. Not only do they need to find specialised educational centres as each special need can be varyingly different, special education providers are limited especially in developing countries like Malaysia. Some parents have opted to educate …

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Japan – Kindergartens

Children may start Japanese kindergarten at three years old. Classes are divided into 3 year old, 4 year old and 5 year old sections. Kindergartens, called Yochien in Japanese, are supervised by the Ministry of Education, but are not part of the official education system. Approximately more than 8,000 Kindergartens are private, 5,000 kindergartens are …

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New Zealand – Schools and Zoning

Ensuring that your children attend good schools is very important to many expatriate families. Where you choose to send your children to school will impact on several factors relating to rental properties and timing. 1. Limitations on where one can reside 2. Rental prices (and therefore budget range) 3. When school appointments can be arranged …

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China – Schooling

One of the most important decisions a family has to make when moving abroad is which school to choose for their children. In China, the options are increasing all the time. Most expats in China will send their children to an international school, but some public schools also have an international division. • International schools …

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China – Transportation and School Update

Shelley Warner, Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group’s China partner, shares updates on various transport infrastructure improvements along with a school closure in Chongqing. Beijing Traffic Easing Measures Cars with out‐of­‐town plates will no longer be allowed in downtown Beijing without a permit. If caught, drivers will be fined 100 Yuan ($16.49) and have three points deducted …

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