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Brisvagas

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International Schools
« on: September 28, 2010, 02:45:03 AM »

Hi all

Might have to move to Hefei in late 2010 or early 2011. We are currently living in Brisbane Australia and I have a son currently in grade 1 and a daughter who will be in Prep in late 2011 / 2012. The problem I have is finding a real international school in Hefei. Not just a Chinese school with International in the name. My son is reasonably bright but he works best when given a fair amount of freedom. I have worked in the South Korean educational system and if the Chinese system is anything like the South Korean system than it is quite rigid. I have found what looks like a real international school in Nanjing but they charge more than the upmarket Australian private schools!!! Not sure what to do, any ideas out there that might help?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: International Schools
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 09:22:10 AM »

There was a kind of International school out towards MingZhu (near University City) bet I haven't heard anything for years.
I'll get my assistant to find out about it.
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2010, 02:46:26 PM »

Preliminary investigation has produced these results.
Sorry they are in Chinese only now, I'll get them translated soon.

I'm not sure if these are really international schools yet.

Maybe some of our bilingual users can translate for us...  ;D

安徽医专美诚国际教育学院
地址:芜湖路387号
电话:
标签:学校,学院,国际学校
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合肥中锐国际学校
地址:经济技术开发区明珠广场
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中锐国际学校
地址:繁华大道286号
电话:382110
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合肥光华国际学校
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2010, 11:52:39 AM »


Hi everybody

That's what I got from Google Translate:

Anhui Medical Institute of International Education, U.S. Cheng
Address: No. 387 Wuhu Road
Phone:
Tags: schools, colleges, international schools
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Rui International School in Hefei
Address: Pearl Plaza Economic Development Zone
Phone:
Tags: secondary education, schools, international schools
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International School in sharp
Address: 286, bustling Boulevard
Tel: 382 110
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Hefei Guanghua International School
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 02:47:56 PM »

dont think there is enough foreign kids to support a international school in hefei,
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 03:26:42 AM »

International schools are not just for foreigners, many Chinese send their precious darlings to them especially if they are planning to migrate or study at universities abroad.

I've assigned Rae a research task. Contact each of the schools for information on what they offer.

List your questions and I'll get Rae to gather the information.
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2010, 02:29:48 AM »

Hi Mike, questions are as follows:

1) What sort of curriculum does the school follow (Californian, Singaporean, Australian, British, International Baccalaureate, etc)
2) What is the ratio of staff to students?
3) How much (fees) per student?
4) What language are classes conducted in?
5) How many students (total and %) speak English as a native language.

I realise that some of this information will be hard to find but anything you can provide would be much appreciated.

Regards

Robert
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 08:47:49 AM »

actually icalled the school today, that school is a world foreign language school, the teacher told me there r about 30 to fourty foreign kids at the school now, from different countries, he is not able to tell me the other information now, because the teacher who is in charge of this was not there, i need to go there to check then ican  tell u more,
if u dont mind please tell me where u from
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 04:24:36 AM »

Hi Rae

We are currently living in Brisbane Australia.
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2011, 02:24:11 AM »

Sorry to bring this old thread back, but where are the teachers from at these foreign schools?
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2011, 02:27:55 AM »

I guess I should say 'International Schools' and not 'foreign schools'.

By the way, I am pretty sure locals can NOT go to real international schools (it's against the law here in Shanghai and I think that is true for all of China, but I'm not sure).  So I would imagine that if a school touted itself as being 'international' yet the student body was predominantly mainland Chinese (HK/Taiwan are not included in the law), then it's probably not a real international school.

Those of you in the know, correct me if I am wrong!
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 11:16:53 PM »


Technically you are right YAC.

But just to clarify; locals can attend an international school up to the age of 5/6. Chinese law requires Chinese students to attend a Chinese school from Year 1. However, locals who are planning to move abroad often opt for international school education. They can do this by applying for a foreign passport/green card.
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2014, 08:20:42 PM »

Hello friends

Sorry to bring this back.. but I might move from Michigan, USA to Hefei in the really short term. I have the same main concern about International schools for my 6 yearl old twin daughters (finishing Kindergarden getting into 1st grade)..  Was there any conclussion from all your reasearch or upgrade on current availability of these schools in Hefei ?   I would really appreciate your input as this is key factor in my decision...  Thanks   Daniel
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2014, 03:56:25 AM »

Thank you very much for your response.  Couple other questions
1. When you say Chinese schools help my child integrate into their program what does that mean? Is it that they set up some recovery classes, Chinese language classes, etc?
2. About Nanjing option. Is it common/ feasible for people to commute between these cities ? ( for example if I establish a house in Nanjing and my job is in Hefei). ?

Again, thanks again for your inputs 
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Re: International Schools
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2014, 10:50:01 AM »

Although there is no official International school, there are a few schools who offer western education programmes with foreign teachers.
168 is such a school where they offer American and British programmes.  There is also a Canadian, French and German programme available.
My assistant is working on finding the relevent information.
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