As I recall, the school’s main selling point was their connections to New Zealand. They send students there every year for further study, in fact the school’s symbol is a kiwi bird. I wonder if this poster has any vested interests in this? hmm, just wondering…
[quote=“Bassman”]Recently I was honoured to be given a tour of this school by the management.
This was different from other tours of schools because they let us enter the classrooms and sit at the back. The owner then showed us that the children could read, write, and understand a wide variety of topics. The were also terrific at spelling. Even a five year old was spelling “pollination” and “nectar”. Later I learnt that the children must memorize the entire text.
This place was run as a school. The children went there to learn. Although the methodology was new to me, the results were of a high standard. I only spent a few hours there. So, I cannot give a complete evaluation. Sadly I did not have the chance to talk with or see any foreign teachers classes as time would not permit.
So, as I am interested in the complete picture and there is a thread here, well, I want to ask, does anyone work there or has worked there? What can you tell us.
It’s a very large school. It takes the third, eight, and 12th floor in a large building, they also have 2 other locations nearby. I hear there is also a 400 person long waiting list to study there.
I am very grateful to the owners and the staff for an opportunity to take a look at the whole school.
From a management point of view the school was impressive.
From the evaluation point of view that was mentioned above, I would like to make one key point. The management does not expect anything from their teachers that they would not be willing to do themselves. That is, if a class is perfoming not so well, then they will teach that class and get the results. One class went from absolute last in test scores to first by a long shot within one month. In this way the management is not all talk and don’t expect their staff to do something impossible. For that I would respect them in that area.
The last thing I remember as I was leaving was wave after wave of buses dropping children off at the school.[/quote]