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Parent's Review of Australian International School in
What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Australian International School
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
Australian National Curriculum & WACE
What grade levels are represented at this school?
3 year olds-Year 12
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Bus Service for a fee if in Gulshan 1/2
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
There are three campuses which are houses that have been converted to school rooms which is common. Campus 1 has a large play area and an above ground pool. There is an after school program with many choices two days a week. Campus 2 and 3 have swimming off campus. Two days a week PE classes are offered. International schools compete with each other in sports.
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 students adapt to the National Australian Curriculum as it meets the international school standards. Classes are taught in English with Bangla offered as a foreign language. Students who graduate from this school have a WACE certified diploma which is recognized throughout the world just like an Australian high school diploma which was not completed abroad. Class size is very low for HS. Primary and elementary classes are below 20 per class.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
PTO was established last year. Parents socialize in expat clubs and informally.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Visit the school and get a tour. Check the website and find out about the low tuition fees.
Expats in Dhaka, Bangladesh live in a developing nation, yet a city that is also home to a significant part of the nation's technology, industrial and financial base. Some of the sites are beautiful, yet the poverty is also difficult for some to see over an extended period of time.
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