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Moving to hong kong in June -help with renting in discovery bay

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    Sorry! I didn't men to reply to you on that! I understand what you are saying but I am in a situation where we can not stay. (can't afford mortgage here and rent there ). I will call school Monday morning and discuss options thank you!!

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    Everybody has their own experience of the education system here in Hong Kong and I suppose we can all only comment on our own experiences
    Some have a smooth ride and others have a stressful time of it, at the end of the day all you can do is try not to be disillusioned by the whole process.
    We were also in a position that I had to arrive at the same time with the hubby
    You can use an agent in HK who can arrange school tours and interviews for you, these agents usually have tutors also that can teach your children whilst looking for a school. They do charge a fee for their services but they can take the stress out of looking for you, to an extent.
    We have friends in DB who have 2 children and both go to different schools. The youngest is in DB and the oldest, who is 7, goes to school on HK island. Not ideal for the family but it's working out really well for them
    Things will work out for you in the end, I know from experience it can be very stressful at first trying to get kids a place especially when still in another country. We did find it easier when we had arrived in HK as all schools like to interview the parents and children...set some interviews up for when you arrive and take it from there.
    Good luck


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    I sent an email to the DB international school to see if I can apply with pending visa any advice on tge next closest school? And this that commute to schools are there school buses or is it all public transportation? I know Hong Kong is much safer then here I could never send my kid on her own to school via public transportation here so just curious on how tgat works there so I am prepared. Thank you for all tge great advice!


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    Many schools here run school buses. Check with the school. Many people also use public buses. Perfectly safe the only issue is the maturity of the kid, not safety of the bus.

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    My son's school (on HK island) has a bus which meets the DB ferry. I'm sure other schools would also.


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    Thank you I will call them. I need to get an international calling card!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colzers:
    Thank you I will call them. I need to get an international calling card!
    Where are you now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colzers:
    Thank you I will call them. I need to get an international calling card!
    ? Or just sign up for Skype.
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    9 years old is too young to take public transport by themselves in my humble opinion. Every school that I know of has a school bus service that their kids take. Pick up is all over HK Island - DB kids get picked up at the HK side ferry (not sure about Kowloon as I don't live there). I know kids that go to Braemar Hill schools that live in DB, Sai Kung, etc. School bus mommy on board to help kids get settled in and provide added security, so no need to worry about your kid going to school by themselves on a school bus service. If you are more flexible about living location that will also help with the school. I think there is a lot of misinformation about school places in HK. There are many intl schools that accept students but unfortunately expats seem to focus on the few popular ones and cast judgement on the whole lot.

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