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Parent's Review of Negombo International Children's Education in Negombo, Sri Lanka

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

Negombo International Children's Education

In what town or city is this school located?

Negombo

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

International

What grade levels are represented at this school?

Playgroup to IGCSE

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

Most children arrive by private van or individual driver.

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

The school has a brilliant atmosohere it is a small school (116) children with 23 teachers including (4) foreign teachers. The average ratio is about 8 students to 1 teacher. The school offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities including tennis, swimming, soccer, cricket, clubs, tae kwon do, and ESL classes for parents/guardians.

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?

My children were assisted with their language transition by having one to one lessons with specialized teachers during the school day. They were mentored with classmates and looked after very well by the faculty.

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

There is a PTA which includes a social committee that helps plan all school functions. There are 3 major functions each school year as well as several smaller celebrations.

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

I would advise future parents to enroll their child(ren) in the exta-curricular activities available as, you will most likely not live around any of the other school children.

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Sep 23, 2010 06:14

Has anyone got any more recent observations on the situation at OSC? Has it become worse, or better? I have heard some bad things about the Head of School; are they true?

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