Hi, I am just wondering what parents do if their children are put on waiting lists and the wait can be a year long. I have a 2.5 year-old and a 7 year-old. The 7-year old currently goes to Year 2 in the UK. Our plan is to let her finish the school year here and then ideally start Year 3 in Sep 11 in HK. However, I have read many threads about the difficulty of getting a school place so am realistic enough to know that it may not happen immediately. What do we do then?
I have been in touch with the Sylvan Learning Centre and after corresponding with them now have a certain degree of comfort that whilst waiting we can at least enrol our 7-year old into some classes. This however is not ideal on a long (or even medium) term basis. Can you let me know what your experiences are? Is it even possible to enrol a child who does not read or write Chinese into a state school in HK while waiting for an international school place?
This is one of the biggest headache I've got at the moment. I am feeling terribly guilty of taking her out of a very good school here and taking her to another country where she has no school place. Our little one has also been accepted for a full time nursery place at the same school which we will have to give up but I am not too worried about that as she is still little and I don't think kindergartens are as difficult to get into.
Any advice would be appreciated.