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Cebu  international school ---- Any members have kids enrolled ?

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https://cis.edu.ph/

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CIS is the most expensive education option on Cebu. We looked at it when we were searching for a school for our daughter, but we chose SHS Ateneo de Cebu instead at 1/3rd the price. Because CIS is an international school, they don't have to abide by DepEd's rules. Therefore, there is no mother tongue, no Filipino and no religious instruction.

We have friends whose children used to attend Ateneo but now attend CIS. There was just too much discipline and structure at Ateneo for their children, but for us, those are things our daughter needs. Their kids seem to be thriving at CIS.

CIS has small class sizes (which you would expect given the very high tuition), and they have a full curriculum (with the exception of those things I mentioned before). They also have a nice campus, which you should visit before deciding on a school. In fact, Ateneo was the only other school we visited that had an equivalent campus (with pretty much the same facilities, such as gym, track and field and swimming pool).

We chose Ateneo because our daughter could receive a superior, well-rounded education, a Catholic education (we are Catholic), instruction in Mandarin Chinese, and the discipline she needs (she is fairly pampered at home). You need to decide what is important to you in your child's education, and choose the school based on your expectations.

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JohnSurrey
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2 hours ago, Headshot said:

Because CIS is an international school, they don't have to abide by DepEd's rules.

Interesting...

We enrolled our children in FCIC (http://fcic.edu.ph/) Catholic (about PHP 20k /year) and supposedly strong discipline etc...

Our K1 is fine - one teacher - one assistant ... nice big room... only 15 in the class

Our G1 not so good - one teacher to 43 students - aged from 5 to 8...

I raised the subject with them about the class size/teacher ratio following a couple of incidents... quoting undersecretary Mateo:

“When it comes to Grades 1 and 2, we’re attempting to have 1:30 where 36 is decision point to provide additional teachers,” Mateo said. He furthers that for Grade 3, the maximum number of student is 35 and for Grades 5-10, the planning parameter is 1:40. “For SHS, while we still use the 1:40 planning parameter, we have to factor in the subject specialization of teachers,” he added.

And they basically told me to piss off if I didn't like their (Private College's) rules.

We don't have too many options here so I'm wondering whether to pursue the matter or not ....

Are you saying FCIC should be following the DepEd's classroom size rules/guidelines or ... not that simple?

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39 minutes ago, JohnSurrey said:

Are you saying FCIC should be following the DepEd's classroom size rules/guidelines or ... not that simple?

DepEd has rules on class size? Most public schools here have in excess of 50 students per teacher. I wasn't aware that DepEd had set a limit on class size. SHS Ateneo de Cebu keeps all of it classes at 28 or less students. If they get more students that increase the class size to over 28, they either add another class (what they call a section) or the students are not allowed to enroll. For instance, they have six sections in second grade, and all sections are less than 28 students.

But the answer to your question is that all schools in the Philippines (other than accredited international schools) must abide by DepEd rules (at least those that they enforce on their own schools).

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Teacher-student ratio improves in public schools

Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The average teacher-student ratio in public schools has significantly improved in recent years, the Department of Education (DepEd) said this week.

DepEd Undersecretary for planning and field operations Jesus Mateo said the teacher-student ratio improved from one teacher per 45 students in previous years to 1:31 for elementary and senior high school and 1:36 for junior high school.

While the teacher-student ratio is higher in urban areas like Metro Manila, Mateo said data showed a different picture in rural areas where fewer students are assigned to a teacher.

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4 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

Teacher-student ratio improves in public schools

Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The average teacher-student ratio in public schools has significantly improved in recent years, the Department of Education (DepEd) said this week.

DepEd Undersecretary for planning and field operations Jesus Mateo said the teacher-student ratio improved from one teacher per 45 students in previous years to 1:31 for elementary and senior high school and 1:36 for junior high school.

While the teacher-student ratio is higher in urban areas like Metro Manila, Mateo said data showed a different picture in rural areas where fewer students are assigned to a teacher.

Well, Jesus said it, so it must be true. However, when my wife was teaching in the public schools here in Cebu City, she never had less than 50 students in her class. Her class sizes were typical of all of the classes in the schools where she taught. I will have to ask some of my wife's friends (who are still teaching) if anything has changed.

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1 hour ago, Davaoeno said:

Teacher-student ratio improves in public schools

Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The average teacher-student ratio in public schools has significantly improved in recent years, the Department of Education (DepEd) said this week.

DepEd Undersecretary for planning and field operations Jesus Mateo said the teacher-student ratio improved from one teacher per 45 students in previous years to 1:31 for elementary and senior high school and 1:36 for junior high school.

While the teacher-student ratio is higher in urban areas like Metro Manila, Mateo said data showed a different picture in rural areas where fewer students are assigned to a teacher.

Phillipines int schools are terribly overpriced..

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40 minutes ago, Flakes said:

Phillipines int schools are terribly overpriced..

Have you priced accredited international schools anyplace else in the world?

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2 hours ago, Headshot said:

DepEd has rules on class size? Most public schools here have in excess of 50 students per teacher. I wasn't aware that DepEd had set a limit on class size. SHS Ateneo de Cebu keeps all of it classes at 28 or less students. If they get more students that increase the class size to over 28, they either add another class (what they call a section) or the students are not allowed to enroll. For instance, they have six sections in second grade, and all sections are less than 28 students.

But the answer to your question is that all schools in the Philippines (other than accredited international schools) must abide by DepEd rules (at least those that they enforce on their own schools).

The article is here:

https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/03/20/deped-reaffirms-effort-to-achieve-ideal-class-size-teacher-student-ratio/

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Mateo said that before, the teacher-pupil ratio at 1:45 but for school year 2017-2018, the teacher-student ratio is 1:31 for the elementary level, 1:36 for Junior High School level, and 1:31for Senior High School level.

DepEd made this clarification in response to House Bill 473, or An Act Regulating Class Size in All Public Schools and Appointing Funds Thereof, which proposes that a “class to be handled by one teacher shall be fixed at a standard size of 35 learners, with a maximum of no more than 50 students.”

 

 

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Cebu  international school ---- Any members have kids enrolled ?
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https://cis.edu.ph/
Sorry KID, lots of answers post but none have a child enrolled at CIS.

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