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Postby Lalee » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:02 pm

Hi! We are a family of four humans (and a fair few furry people too) who are long terms expats. Kids were born in Dubai. We are now looking at moving to Cyprus, and we are fortunate enough to not be restricted in our choosing of a school by location. We spent the last few days looking at all the schools online, making a list and crossing off the schools that didn't fit our criteria, and we still have 11 schools on the list! Searched on here and not much to be found to be honest. Please help! What school is your child in, are you happy, good points, bad points etc! I will fly over in April to visit schools, but I really need to narrow the list down a bit first. My kids are 8 and 6! Thanks!
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Postby Sotos » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:47 pm

Are you talking about private English schools?
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Postby Lalee » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:49 pm

yes, sorry, international schools. Curriculum matters less although British or IB is probably better for us. Still, American is fine too :)
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Postby Lalee » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:13 pm

Thank You, I thought the English school was only secondary?

Do you have kids at the schools you mentioned? Thanks :)
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Re: Schools

Postby Lalee » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:43 am

anyone else? :)
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Postby Get Real! » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:47 am

Lalee wrote:anyone else? :)

I wouldn’t worry too much if I was you and I speak from experience!

You see, I was placed in the finest schools and look how I ended up!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Schools

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:31 am

Lalee wrote:anyone else? :)


Following in Limassol

Heritage Private School http://www.heritageschool.ac.cy/ - Put one boy through years 10-13 for GCSE/A level and have one girl there in y 4 (aged 8) - four form entry 20-25 per class - total of 1000 pupils at present - very well equipped in modern purpose built premises, including with modern technology / labs , etc, all I am told as good as many of the best in Europe - good reputation for drama and the arts - switched on Academically - some really excellent staff - very caring - the principal (Dr Kouris) took personal interest in dealing with my Son and his settling in problems - and my other child there now is doing OK - there is a waiting list.

Logos School http://www.logos.ac.cy/ Small school (one form entry - 15 per class)Run by Baptists housed in I think four buildings - one of which looks like a converted apartment block, two former houses (one used for Admin) and a stand alone classroom and with a religious bent - dedicated staff - OK if you are happy for your youngest to lecture you on god and Sin - have a child there at present (y 4) so I speak from experience about the sermons -

Silverline - http://www.silverlineschool.com/ a relatively new school in new premises designed for teaching as an "after school hours academy - now settling down and getting reasonable / good reports from people we know who have children there, at least in the primary department. Still developing.

I have heard a number of mixed reports from ex-staff about the American Academy in Limassol and Pafos - NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE AA IN LARNACA - which is a different school under separate ownership - mostly about staff not being paid and associated resourcing issues -

In Larnaca I know of the American Academy - seems to have a good reputation and for a while had children at Med Junior/Med High - smaller school housed in older premises - split site - one for/two form entry - say 25/30 per year group - had my current two of school age there for a while - some good staff - but the special reason we chose the school fell away so we moved them to Limassol Schools which are better situated for us.
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Re: Schools

Postby Lalee » Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:28 pm

thanks so much!
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Re: Schools

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:48 am

Get Real! wrote:
Lalee wrote:anyone else? :)

I wouldn’t worry too much if I was you and I speak from experience!

You see, I was placed in the finest schools and look how I ended up!
:lol: :lol: :lol:


Stupid! :mrgreen: :lol:
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