What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Columbia International School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
What grade levels are represented at this school?
Grade 1 - Grade 12
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
School bus, train, walk.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities are spacious as its in a rural setting. There are seperate building for each division of school (Elementary,Junior,Senior High) There is a new gymnasium with a stage for performances and a big ground for sports behind the campus. The are many clubs that include sports, social and recreational areas.
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?
The school is very friendly and so are the students. Nationalities and differences are accepted and encouraged and everyone is made to feel at home.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
The are many BBQs and PTSA events as well as ongoing ways to get involved such as book reading, field trip volunteering which there are many etc.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
The school puts heavy value on the student being responsible for their studies and produces independant learners. Contact their office or visit their website.