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A very special guest today. It is a our great hoour and privilege to have Ms. Melissa Maria, Principal of GIIS SMART Campus, Punggol, Singapore.

Ms. Melissa has over 25 years of experience in the field of education and administration in first-rate schools in Mumbai, Oman and Singapore.

Listen to the full episode so as not to miss out on her insights into all matters scholastic. The main questions we address are :

  • How to choose the right preschool?
  •  There are so many types of schools .. there is an embarrassment of riches. What are the differences  between Indian International schools, International Schools and Local schools? What do Indian International schools offer apart from connecting children back to India?
  • Education is expensive, especially in SG. Should I consider the first few years of education the formative years and plump for the best school I can afford? Or should I throw my resources at university?
  • Between traditional Asian and western education there are great differences. Asian education system sets great store by academics and ranking, whereas western education focuses more on skills and interests. Is that a fair assessment?  What is the future of education globally?
  • Since you are mentioning working together as a team, I would like to know more about the school – teacher and the students working together .. how can they have better synergy?
  •  What values should a school impart to a child ?
  • What can we parents do to help educate our children?

Partners in UpBringing is a parenting podcast hosted by two mums Himani & Kalyani, based in Singapore. They address a variety of parenting topics in their casual and candid conversation with subject matter experts and fellow parents from across the globe. Each podcast episode provides a holistic perspective on the chosen topic. It’s a platform to  exchange tips, ideas and share experiences related to parenting. So if you would like to participate please email upbringing.podcast@gmail.com.

You can also follow us on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts or on FB and IG @partnersinupbringing.

Partners in Upbringing is a Global Indian Series podcast.

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