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Sri KDU (International School)

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3.0
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Personally, I would hesitate to work in a family proprietory business again, but I am a teacher / manager with decades of experience in good schools, and will only seek places where the changes I make are sustainable, to a large extent. For me, nothing is more depressing that to go the extra mile, month after month, only to learn your work was thrown in the hopper after you left, or the specialist classroom you'd developed slowly with staff is overnight converted to storage, or that all the teachers and colleagues you'd trained over the previous two years leaked away from the organisation during the 18 months following your departure. That's hopeless. Experiences like this simply don't happen in developed countries where change is governed by systems considering how to implement improvements based on educational research, and do so slowly and carefully. Experiences like this don't happen much when teachers are unionised professionals, empowered to reflect together and have a stake in building the best possible environment for student learning. But that's my personality, based on my personal history and background. If you are working to travel, or to experience Malaysia, or are new to international teaching, your experience will be completely different. I've been there too, and I never wanted to experience any country simply as a tourist again.
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They are a third tier school. Its still the same school, yes they provide waivers. Bottom tier schools like to 'reboot' their image by replacing admin, as if a fresh coat of paint or new face will fix anything, its still the same boat though. It isnt the head that makes a school bad or not, its ownership. You can get an amazing head into the school and they still have to do what ownership says regardless of how wrong/adversive/evil/ bad it is, good heads will leave under those conditions a number of them because of costs, market have to stick it out and it effects them, but you dont get to keep running a school when you deft ownership for very long.
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Good private school. Clean classrooms, cafeteria & toilets. Ample space for the students. Only pickup & drop off is sometimes a problem, too many cars "parked" where they are not supposed to
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I agree with ajw. I have friends who send their kids to sri KDU international and sri KDU smart school and they are all very happy. They are extending the train network so in a few years it will reach kota damansara area which will be great but in the meantime if I were you I would live near the school or at least this side of the LDP to avoid traffic(there are condos near one utama and the curve both big malls if kota damansara is too quiet for you) and then just commute into the city for nights out. We used Christin Lim as our estate agent, she knows this side of town very well and will drive you around to check places out. You can find her on iproperty.com.my under find an agent. Good luck with the new job.
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Hi, just browsing thru you blog, It took us awhile to decide but 2 years after our daughter was born we signed up for SRI KDU 2010 primary 1. she was born in 2003. I have to say its the 4th day of school and i have no regrets sending her there altough the fees are high compared to other local ed private schools the facilities are unmatched and attention to student is better then my uni in the US. Also at the moment no international school in malaysia has facilities like sri kdu. altough i must admit the racial breakdown as you mentioned but for primary one 2010 its more like 50% chinese 20% malay, 20% Indian 10% others including foreigners. For standard one and two it is compulsary meal plans for lunch which is included in the fees. Is prepared by a professional nutritionist and its halal with rotating menus everyday. all subject teachers sends reports via email everyday for every subject. My inbox is already full from four days of classes.. Anyways all i wanted to say is you are looking at the right school and you will not have any regrets sending your child there. like they say if you give them the best foundation they are guranteed success in the future .
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