|By Grayson Morris (BonaireTalker - Post #29) on Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 12:50 pm:|
|By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2006) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 11:21 am:|
My only comment is that the kids may be better off attending the Pelican School since the public schools art taught in Papiamentu at the lower level.
|By Ann Phelan - www.bonairecaribbean.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2157) on Friday, March 31, 2006 - 3:47 pm:|
The educational setting that my American daughter attended was very welcoming to her as an 11 year old but the curriculum and materials were dated. She was challenged in that she was trying to learn Papiamento and Dutch but other than that academically it was well behind her needs. As a former educator I can say her feedback and reports indicated a very old school manner of teaching and discipline. I do not know what workshops and inservice training was held for teachers but suspect little. Again, her teacher and the head master were very cordial and met with me as needed.
|By Grayson Morris (BonaireTalker - Post #30) on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 5:18 am:|
Michael and Ann, thanks for the feedback. That's a good idea about supplementing the curriculum -- I'd been considering it an either/or situation (either regular school or homeschooling), but of course we could expand on what they learn at school to help keep them motivated. Thanks :-).
|By Cynde (Moderator) (Moderator - Post #186) on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 2:36 pm:|
Grayson, welcome to Bonaire Talk. Michael and Ann both have good information. Here is also a great school thread to read as well.
|By sean gorman (BonaireTalker - Post #21) on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 10:00 am:|
any move like that will be tough on the 9 year old. Thats not bonaire wisdom(as I have none) thats just normal developmental psychology. The younger the better. a 5 or 6 year old should have no problem. Best of luck!
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