My friend with twin girls attended the summer playgroup and she too said the lack of discipline at Tsing Yi ESF kindie surprised her (since it's playgroup she was there and was able to observe everything). If you want to know the details I can ask my friend again about it, as I don't want to quote incorrectly with my goldfish memory
We both have our kids currently attending Discovery Montessori for the second year now, so we're on the same page on what we want from a Kindie. However, we do worry about primary school admission (don't we all!) so I am planning to apply for ESF Tsing Yi this October.
However, I am quite worried about what he'd learn (...and not learn) in Kindie, as I am a strong believer in the lifetime affect kindies have on us, plus the importance of integrity between school & home educations. In the end, the question would be, is it worth it to keep a child in a preschool I do not quite believe in, for the sake of a higher chance in getting into a ESF primary school? I honestly do not have a definite answer to this, and would love to hear fellow (veteran) moms share about it.
Lily, do let us know how the school responds to you. Bullies are everywhere, but how the teaching staff respond to it does help shape the characters of our children.