I wanted to start a thread specifically to ICA, which can form a source for any parents who are interested in enrolling or already enrolled with the School. We as parents want the best for our Kids and schooling is the most important thing for a kid. Each parent has different requirement for their children, some want a school which gives lot of home work, and some want a school that finds a balance between home work, Play time and extra curricular activity. Some want the children to pursue IB in their final year but are not happy with the IB PYP program which they find is weak.
The main reason I thought I will start a thread was because I met a parent who has a kid in the ICA and she complained that the teachers are very loving and kind, I want strict teachers for my kid. They do not push the kid aggressively and do not give lots of home work. I want to send my kids to Chinese International School because they push hard and give lots of home work. I for one was surprised because most of the parents I know want exactly what she complained about ICA.
ICA has gone for an International Primary Curriculum (IPC), because it allows the schools to incorporate other curriculum with it unlike the IB PYP program (Read 3 R’s). ICA has included UK National Literacy Program to strengthen the English Skills of children, Australian National Numeracy Program for strengthening the arithmetic, and Easy Chinese Mandarin Programme for Mandarin.
We want our children to excel academically and emotionally and they should enjoy their education. It is the Parents desire that they go to the best colleges and develop character and give back to the society. Want to hear the feedback from parents who have their children enrolled in ICA about their academics and the quality of children studying. Is ICA only a temporary ground for children who did not get in any other Branded Names or there are actually good children who decided to stay back because it is a good school. The first year of the School is coming to an end and so we can get new feedbacks. I for one know some children who is planning to move to ICA next year for primary one who happen to be very intelligent and have made conscious decision to join ICA. When that happens it becomes a turning point for the new school, it is able to attract good children and this is what pushes a school in to the good school league. I understand ICA is currently primary and will start secondary in 2015-16 and that they may eventually purse IB in the final year.
So how does one compare ICA with GSIS, CDNIS, HKIS, OR CIS. One parent whose son goes to HKIS and daughter to ICA said ICA is far better than Hkis.
Need fair and balanced feedback.. it will help every one.