Getting the best from Boarding

Sending a child to a boarding school is a huge decision for any parent and their child. Tim McDonald, Director of Boarding at Harrow International School Bangkok, is fully aware of the emotions involved in making the decision to study and live away from home. He shares his experiences of welcoming hundreds of boarders to…

Character Education: The Truths and Value of a Fully Rounded Education

Character education is a relatively new concept in the education world. Yew Chung International School of Beijing explains this educational philosophy Despite claims of being promoted in various international and local schools, the concept and true results of this educational philosophy are largely unknown or misunderstood by many parents. The truth is that character education…

How much Chinese can a child realistically learn?

Obtaining Essential Learning Skills through Foreign Language Study As learning Mandarin Chinese becomes increasingly popular across the world, exposing their children to the language is becoming more and more intriguing to parents relocating to China. However, due to many families’ transient lifestyles, parents sometimes doubt the effectiveness of international school Chinese programmes. How much Chinese…

Benefits of a Chinese-English Co-Teaching Model

Co-Teaching is defined as two teachers working together with groups of students. A real co-teaching classroom does not simply mean one English teacher with a Chinese-speaking assistant or vice-versa. Co-teaching aims to promote international understanding, respect for all, and a sense of support and care in a multinational / multilingual classroom community. What are the…

Advanced Placement Classes for Motivated Students

What is an Advanced Placement Program? The Advanced Placement program provides alternatives for high school students in the United States and Canada. The program is also available in schools overseas. The standard high school program usually takes four academic years although many seniors only need two more credits to earn a high school diploma in…

Which Curriculum is Best for My Child?

Such a critical decision Being a parent is the most important job you will ever have, and the most indispensable. Parents draw on their knowledge of the past to point the way to the future, giving their sons and daughters the background they will need to move forward and make their way in an ever-changing…

Should you send your kid to boarding school? Benefits of boarding

Why choosing a boarding school? Sending a child to a boarding school is a life-changing decision for both parents and children, which many do not want to take lightly. Therefore, anybody considering this type of education should be aware of all its benefits for the development and future careers of boarders. International Education The environment…

Why you should study at an International School?

Finding the right school is one of the very important decisions in many parents’ and students’ lives. Especially, when moving to another country, parents will have many questions: What is the best school in the region? Which school offers the best education? Where will my child feel well? Which school provides learning support? What is…