|By Baski Thyagi (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Monday, February 7, 2011 - 6:20 pm:|
|By Kate Hickson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #396) on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:25 pm:|
Textbooks and lessons are all in Dutch, I believe.
|By GlassFloat (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 9:02 pm:|
Try doing a keyword search. There were several threads relevant to schooling on Bonaire last year. I think Kate is correct that you need to know Dutch in the upper grades, and it may be tough not knowing Papiemento.
|By Baski Thyagi (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 9:04 am:|
Hi Kate and GlassFloat,
|By Pietri Hausmann (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #500) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 3:07 pm:|
school here on Bonaire for your 8th grader is almost complete with only a year or so to go . you need to leave the island if you want more than a vocational education. the system here is completely different and does not dove tail at all into the American system. your child would minimally at this level have to have fluency in dutch and papiamentu..english is the third at best language and not used for teaching. Spanish fluency would be helpful. also the social adjustment would probably be overwhelming .. home schooling is not an option here ...good luck . as a 30 year resident with children who were in the system i do not recommend the move for a child of this age....
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