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French international or German swiss

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    French international or German swiss

    My son got selected in k2 for both ..I want to know which is better both in terms of primary and secondary .


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    How do you define "better"?

    If it was me, I'd pick GSIS; its more academic and strict.


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    Def better

    Where my son love to go .. And studies .. Teacher are caring and have knowledge of what they are teaching and can help my kid develop a strong base .


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    Jeremy Lin.

    Why do I say that? To illustrate the point that there is not a "best answer" to your question. Jeremy Lin was a journeyman NBA basketball player, hopping from team to team without any significant playing time and destined for a life as a guy who got to the big time but couldn't produce. But then he found "his system" in the New York Knicks and absolutely exploded on the scene. The type of basketball they played in NY was perfect to his body, style, and type of game that he was good at playing, and he did amazingly well for a guy no one thought would amount to much.

    The reason I mention this is because you may be asking the wrong question. The question isn't "which school is best" but the question really should be "which school is best FOR MY CHILD'S LEARNING STYLE?" You should really sit down with his pre-school teachers, his helper, and others who are involved in his day-to-day learning and see what sort of insight they give as to what type of learner your child is, and then sit down with both GSIS and FIS and talk to them about their educational philosophy for YOUR CHILD.

    For example, a quick and dirty guide to the types of learners is here:

    Planning for Different Types of Learners - Education - Families.com

    Some people learn best by listening to directions or following orally given directions. They are good at comprehending words. This people are though to be auditory learners.

    Other people learn best by watching. They need to see demonstrations instead of listening to directions. These people are thought to be visual learners.

    Other people are best with hands on activities. They do best when they get to experiment and try something rather than watch it being done. They are also better at getting to carry out an activity rather than listen to how it should be done. These are kinesthetic learners.


    That list is not exhaustive by any means. Some children learn better in small groups, some learn better when surrounded by children they know from the playground or their buildings at home. Then you have further intangibles--where will you live later in life, what type of university will they attend, etc. Sitting down with educational professionals and reviewing your child's strengths and weaknesses may really help you find the 'best' school for your child.

    If you aren't up for that and are just concerned with a reputation / brand kind of listing, I think most would say GSIS is "higher ranked" than say FIS. But this is Hong Kong where the study-study-study worship is strong, and GSIS has a study-study-study kind of reputation. It could be your child fits better into the educational philosophy of FIS than they do GSIS, or you live closer to FIS such that your commute to that school is less than the commute out to Cyberport/Pok Fu Lam for GSIS giving them more time for learning at home. Honestly, I don't think you'll make a 'mistake' sending the child to either school, but one might simply be 'better' for them.

    Good luck with your tough decision.

    Last edited by penguinsix; 28-05-2012 at 08:52 AM.
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    Thanks. Probably it might help


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    We had similar choices and chose GSIS at the end. I talked to a few of my friends and it is not as "only study - study" school as people says. Not much homework as well (I guess this depends on kids..).
    I agree with penguinsix, but on the other hand, it is a bit difficult to tell "what type of learner" for 3 years old... I talked to my kid's teacher, and they just said " She is independent, can play with others well, she can focus on her activities, and so on..." ok, that sounds good, but which school is best for her? I am not sure, really. Maybe we will find out AFTER she stars the school.(just like Jeremy did)
    Other thing about FIS, I pass by wong nai chung gap road every day, and I see students(high school, I guess) smoking on the street everyday. I guess its just culture different, but it really put me off...

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