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Parent's Review of TLC International School Oman in Muscat, Oman

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

TLC International School Oman

In what town or city is this school located?

Muscat

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

British

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Nursery to Primary 4

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

School bus, car and walk.

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

Good. All classrooms look well equipped much like any british classroom. They have an arabic room, an art room and computer room and they have resource rooms with teaching equipment and PE equipment. They have a library with general reading books and Oxford Reading Tree books for all levels. My child is given a Oxford Reading Tree book every day to bring home and a library book once a week. After school they can do Karate, football, gymnastics and ballet this term.

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?

I understand the teacher has read the report from their old school and assessed my child on their ability. When we go back home they said they will give a full report on my child's ability and provide a level based on the British assessment criteria.

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

There is a PTA who recently did a bake sale after the end of term production. They also had a PTA meeting recently at a coffee shop on the beach where lots of people went along.

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

To me it seems like a very nice school and children are very happy there. It is a small school and they have small classes so children can get individual attention and I have seen lots of progress in my children. I would recommend the school.

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guest
Apr 9, 2013 03:12

This comment has been written by the school itself. People who are unaware of the British school system, please ignore the review above. The school is nothing like a British school and I find it insulting that the TLC claims to be anywhere near the same standard as any British school. Unless you have absolutely no choice, keep your children well away from this terrible school.

guest
Apr 13, 2013 06:42

I agree with the previous report. It is so obvious that staff of the school have written this report. My child used to go to TLC which I describe as a building 'trying' to be a school. If people cannot see that they are depriving their children of a 'proper' and 'normal' education by sending them here then they are blind. I have seen with my own eyes how lacking the facilities, equipment and material are in this school and would NEVER bring my child back. Nice teachers, but at Primary Level that is simply not enough.

guest
Apr 22, 2013 09:33

I have just moved to Oman and live quite close to TLC school. I went and had a look when I arrived here and the school, to be honest, is a joke. The teachers seemed friendly but they have absolutely NOTHING in terms of facilities. And the fees are ridiculous - if they reduced their fees to a third of what they are currently charging then perhaps I would consider it. There are many other places in Muscat that are far better. My children are now at ABA.

guest
Aug 28, 2013 11:37

I agree with the guests' comments below. It seems that TLC staff are desperate enough to find more parents to fool, so they go online and struggle to draw a positive image about a regular building that they woke up pne day and decided to turn it into a TLC thing, where your child will share the same "bathroom with a tub" with almost 60 other kids, and the teachers, and will spend a whole day in a non academic environment and a very poor education lacking system. I DO NOT RECOMMEND TLC for it is NOT A SCHOOL, rather a big nursery run by a very aggressive admins. The place is a 4 storey building with regular apartments, regular bathrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms!! Not imitially designed as a school, therefore lacking all school's facililties, playground and normal classes. The students are jammed into one narrow room, called lion class, turtle class or monkey class!! The curriculum is half british, half nothing! Your kid's learning and achievement will go down to zero in few weeks after joining this "learning community" thing! The administration is only busy gathering money for illusionary charity projects; the only time when they meet with parents. I had to withdraw my daughter after 9 weeks from TLC because of the manager hostilility and rude attitude. I dont think your kid will be safe in TLC either. The administration once emailed parents informing them that the water in all TLC tabs was contaminated by a germ that their kids will develop a type of rash that they would need almost a year to get clear and cured of..!! TLC is a commercial project run by an agressive british couple who lack any sense of good management, good business model, and effective communication skills. I advice you to seek a decent school with reputation and long academice history for your kids' sake, rather than paying a huge amount of money in return of absolutely nothing at TLC.

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