I can't seem to find much about this kindergarten.
The principal is kind enough to let me in her chinese class and music and movement today with my boy to experience for myself.
The chinese teacher is alot more animated, sing songs and energetic with arts and craft compared to LSk, sit down for the whole 25mins, with a small mobile white board.
The white board at Zion is huge. And because afternoon class is small and also principal refused to take in large number of students, the ratio is much smaller than LSK.
My boy actually smiled during the chinese class today! He said it's more fun.
I am kinda torn now.
LSK - huge facilities. studio room for music and movement (tho I just saw them watching video on projector all sitting down once). white board is tiny. Teacher to ratio is stretched to the max. Chinese teacher lessons are too short and honestly...very boring. they have a large hall for assembly. going to toilet is like waiting for eternity....cos imagine waiting for 20-24 students to finish....etc. Principal is nice. Teachers are nice but my hubby feel they lack energy maybe cos they are so stretched you know. Not much outdoor stuff. For nursery and pre nursery, not individual rooms so can be really noisy.
Zion Serangoon - space not as huge but large clear whiteboard. Student ratio is small. They have PE and Sportball every week. It's sheltered so rain or shine sure have. Classrooms are individual though of course the whole place has been around since 1956 facilities are not so huge and great as LSK. Toilets are nice...girls and boys separated unlike LSK. The chinese teacher is more fun and animated. The music movement class kids get to take turn to try instruments and sing. Fees are cheaper. I find the outdoor acitivities interesting. They dont't do readers books but will have a scrap book for kids to paste their work in there for eng and chinese.
kids from LSK i can see during class more well-behaved and if not sitting still for a few times, they get sent to quiet square to stand or sit. Kids from Zion are more active but teachers will encourage them to sit. I think partly cos I am around today.
Ahhh...dont know...no one with experience in Zion?