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Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Old Mar 1st 2011, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Sandboy
you on commission there ?

I helped build it btw
did you? no commission they are greedy buggers like all the schools but we are happy with the school and it often gets overlooked
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Old Mar 4th 2011, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by MataHari
oh please stick around...there's a few on here that don't...
Heyy All , Whats up?

Im Najim, from syria .. i was born in UK - New Castle , so I have the british nationality too..
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat
look at Regent International School my daughter is there, she has gone since she was three and we are very happy with the school
Many thanks Blue Cat, will definitely add Regent’s to the list.

Mrs. checked their website and it looks good. Just a little confused to see an ‘Acceptable’ rating on the KHDA website.
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Many thanks Blue Cat, will definitely add Regent’s to the list.

Mrs. checked their website and it looks good. Just a little confused to see an ‘Acceptable’ rating on the KHDA website.
apparently the school has had some problems, but I can say hand on heart we have never experienced any of them. My daughter loves the school and all the teachers she has had in the past three years. We had a new Head Mistress join in September, she is lovely, pop in for a show around and get a feel for the place.
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Originally Posted by sherri
Many thanks Blue Cat, will definitely add Regent’s to the list.

Mrs. checked their website and it looks good. Just a little confused to see an ‘Acceptable’ rating on the KHDA website.
You should take the KHDA ratings (and anything else they say) with a pinch of salt. A school is marked down considerably if their teaching of Arabic is not top notch, but few expat parents are that concerned about that.
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Originally Posted by Meow
You should take the KHDA ratings (and anything else they say) with a pinch of salt. A school is marked down considerably if their teaching of Arabic is not top notch, but few expat parents are that concerned about that.
had to fill in survey about the school last week, was going to post about and forget, first three questions related to Arabic and Arabic Studies
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We always give our school negative ratings - they can't increase fees unless they get a 'good' or 'outstanding'
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse
We always give our school negative ratings - they can't increase fees unless they get a 'good' or 'outstanding'
they can't increase them this year anyway
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Hey, whats up

I'm Sultan from AlAin, I'm Emirati.
This forum has an interesting subjects to discuss so I decided to join.

I can help answering any inquiries regarding AlAin city cause I know how difficult is it to move to a new place.
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Old Mar 9th 2011, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat
apparently the school has had some problems, but I can say hand on heart we have never experienced any of them. My daughter loves the school and all the teachers she has had in the past three years. We had a new Head Mistress join in September, she is lovely, pop in for a show around and get a feel for the place.
Thanks Blue Cat, much relieved. We will certainly arrange a visit.
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Originally Posted by Meow
You should take the KHDA ratings (and anything else they say) with a pinch of salt. A school is marked down considerably if their teaching of Arabic is not top notch, but few expat parents are that concerned about that.
Thanks Meow. Although, another language would be an asset but like most expats we are not concerned about this at present for our 3yr old.
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse
We always give our school negative ratings - they can't increase fees unless they get a 'good' or 'outstanding'
Great advice!!
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Old Apr 4th 2011, 9:27 am
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Hey there. Im Dave from Dundee living in Aberdeen currently. Im thinking of moving out to Dubai but dont have a clue what it will be like. My girlfriends family are moving there and have aske dme to join them.
Im a designer with an degree in Innovative Product Design with a few years exp. Any good out there then?
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Originally Posted by davetheraven1984
Hey there. Im Dave from Dundee living in Aberdeen currently. Im thinking of moving out to Dubai but dont have a clue what it will be like. My girlfriends family are moving there and have aske dme to join them.
Im a designer with an degree in Innovative Product Design with a few years exp. Any good out there then?:thumbsup:
I think you win a prize for vaguest question of the week.

You need to do a bit of research and come for a week to check it our before manking any decisions. [/helpfulness]

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Hello,

For the moment I'm still living in London, but hopefully should move soon to the sunny Abu Dhabi :-)
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