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Frequently Asked Questions about Family Life
1. Would you recommend newly weds or married couples teaching at here?
Watch this 15 minute video from Seth and Erin as they go into more detail:
2. What is family housing like?
The family housing will be designed with families in mind (bigger rooms, playground, kitchens). More details coming.
3. What are the schooling options for children?
Do you have Children ages 3-5? You can send them to Sias International Kindergarten.
Classes start at 8:30. They have a break from 10-10:30 then another 35 minutes of classes. Lunch is served at 11:05 followed by outside playtime. Followed by nap time from 12-2. Then they have music, art or watch a movie. Another break/playtime is from 3:30-3:50 which is followed by dinner and parents begin arriving at 4:30 to pick them up. Chris and Yuki send their daughter to the kindergarten. They only send their daughter until lunch because of the School that was started this year for the children of Foreign Faculty.
You are required to pay for the meals they eat at the kindergarten, for books and the bedding(if they stay for nap time). However, you do not need to pay the 800 yuan per month that the other students pay to attend. Shawn Chen has waived the fee for all foreign teachers. If you want your children to learn Chinese and learn Chinese culture and make Chinese friends it is a great place to send them. If you have any questions or want to see pictures feel free to email our Kindergarten Foreign Faculty teacher, Carol Lee, at email@example.com
All the tuition is free for families on staff at Sias University. Parents need to pay half the cost of the the uniforms. But other than that, there is no charge for other things. Contact the principal, Effi Groff, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Schooling and Online Learning:
Candace, mother of 13-year-old Alex, writes:
Above is the website where parents can see age/grade appropriate materials about Keystone. I love it as a parent and Alex loves it too. I get reports every 2 weeks and conferencing once a month… if I choose. As you know, we have Chinese classes for the kids, PE, and dance each week too.
Have the parents contact me at email@example.com
Charleen, mother of 6 with 5 currently doing homeschool courses, writes:
Home schooling can be done here and seems to work well with our teaching schedule at Sias. There are many options and some support within this community. It is doable! Thanks! Charleen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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