I'm having a school-related dilemma and would love some advice from people who have negotiated the Hong Kong preschool system.
My son currently attends an english-medium kindergarten in Tseung Kwan O. It is technically international but has quite a local feel and approach. It has been around for decades and has a good word of mouth reputation. However, my son has been very uphappy there and after speaking to another parent I realised that it's not just him.
So I decided to look for other options. Since I want him to go somewhere not too far from home, my choices were limited given that most of the english-medium schools in the TKO area are similar style to his existing school. Finally, I settled on a new school that has been running for a year and he went in for an interview.
I really like what I've seen of the new school. My main concern right now is that it's so new. It's been around for just a year and does not seem to have filled all place (in contrast to other schools where there is a long queue for places). I'm spooked by the recent episode of a kindergarten losing its premises due to rent increase, and so wondering if there's a chance a new school might fold. The new school is backed by a member of a tycoon family, who has run centres for children for 15 years, but this is her first preschool.
Am I being silly taking my child of a well-established school and placing him a newly set-up one?