Life As An International Student At A Singapore Primary School
- Published on: Saturday, November 30, 2019
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She's 7 years old, came to Singapore only a year ago, and is gamely picking up English with the help of P1 classmates at Farrer Park Primary. Even before preparing for the PSLE, international students like Chaorui in neighbourhood schools must learn to adapt to local food and other integration challenges.
But they're doing so with help from big-hearted classmates and the school. This is the story of 3 such students.
International students from all over the world - India, Brazil, Russia, China, Myanmar, the Philippines etc - make up 5% of all pupils in primary and secondary schools and junior colleges. Unlike Singaporeans who pay no primary school fees, international students in primary school paid S$440 to S$700 a month in 2019.
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