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Parent's Review of Fairview International School Johor Bahru in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)

Fairview International School Johor Bahru

In what town or city is this school located?

Johor Bahru

How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)

IB incorporating IGCSE

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Grade 1 to Grade 10/11

How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)

Parent's car

How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?

The Facilities are minimal, well they do not really have a field or swimming pool, and not much of sports equipments. The space is very limited. classrooms are limited. Teachers are always not permanent. Young inexperienced teacher are placed in classes. Foreign teachers from Philippine are employed. I do not believe that these foreign teacher are efficient enough to teach international program, such as IB or the IGCSE.

What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?

School does not help much. They expect alot from the parents. We do pay them fees but they are always asking for this and that. For example, for the recent Charity Run, they school is expecting the parents to donate tents, drink and food for that event. They do not even have St. John's or the Red Crescent for standby positions, in case there is an emergency for medical need. the management is NOT efficient at all. They can not manage anything well. Even the recent Cultural Day event was a total chaos. Parents not being briefed, children running around, not itenary given. Do NOT go to Fairview. They will try to convince new parents, by showing their new building proposal and IB Diploma. They are not efficient at all.

How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?

In Fairview, there is no parent-teacher meeting, unless you have asked for an appointment with them. That too will NOT be entertained. I still have not met the teacher that I have asked to meet, they just refuse to meet me because I have really important to say about their efficiency. OLh yeas, they will call the parents for a Coffee Talk and pretend to listen to you and then just ignore you.

What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?

Do not be convinced with their first impressions. That's all they have. They are not efficient and will ignore you later when you want to talk to them about a concern.

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