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I had been reading both schools reviews, but didn't find enough information about BCCIS (British Colombia Canadian International School).

I really like NCBIS, but it's about 36 kms away from home (not using the ring road), not sure how the trip would be like for a 4 y/o. BCCIS is about 14 kms.

How is the education at BCCIS, in terms of quality?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Thanks every one,

I know NCBIS is considered the best in this area, and the oldest too.

I'm trying to check the back roads, but I'm also concerned about the safety, I found one passing through Al Sherook, but I'm still studying it :rolleyes:


Any idea how much would be the rent anywhere close to New Cairo, or the surrounding areas?
We were planning to stay in Orabi.
 

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We live in Rehab and the bus to NCBIS only takes a few minutes and misses out the Ring Road. Down past the Dusit Thani and along Road 90. Simples.

where is Orabi ???
Cairo-Ismailia road, next to Aqua Park. On the opposite side of Al Sherook.

I had been told it's 20 minutes from New Cairo.
 

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O you mean Orouba - near the Carrefour - I know it

from there its its either
a) Ismaila road east to ring road to NCBIS or 40 mins
b) Ismaila road west to Shrouk road to Suez road to Rehab to NCBIS 40 mins
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c) Ismaila road west to Shrouk road to BCCIS - 20 mins

do youy lkareayd have a place to live sorted ??
 

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O you mean Orouba - near the Carrefour - I know it

from there its its either
a) Ismaila road east to ring road to NCBIS or 40 mins
b) Ismaila road west to Shrouk road to Suez road to Rehab to NCBIS 40 mins
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c) Ismaila road west to Shrouk road to BCCIS - 20 mins

do youy lkareayd have a place to live sorted ??
It's not yet ready, it needs so much work but i thought if finding a place closer to the school will be easier for the children then we might consider renting.

I prefer option b). But we have to try it during the rush hour.

I tried to contact BCCIS, phones are busy, tried emailing them but delivery failed :confused:

And almost all the other schools didn't meet our expectations for being international.
 

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Is it a French school with a French main language and French curriculum, if so then No would be my answer.
It is actually a French International school.

It looks really good though. The one thing I like most is that it looks like a very
solid, systematic, and well-structured climate.


Some of these international schools can be a little "soft" on the discipline side.

I really care about that too.
 

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Is it a French school with a French main language and French curriculum, if so then No would be my answer.


The language wouldn't be a barrier at that age.. my grandsons go to a Spanish school and other than gracias they didn't speak a word when they first got there, within 3 months they were chatting away with Spanish friends as if it was their native tongue.
 

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He can learn--and so can you. I've had kids in my class that didn't speak English. I've had parents who couldn't speak a word of English. Be flexible!.

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Thanks for the encouragement.

The thing is, English is everywhere so he has a good chance of picking it up.

Movies, TV, books, it is a big part of international popular culture.

My only apprehensions about the French school I really love stem from the fact that our French is dismal.

Do you think we can catch up on our French maybe in a year? Or maybe that would be more wishful thinking?


I'm stumped on this one but I'm really loving this French school.
 

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The language wouldn't be a barrier at that age.. my grandsons go to a Spanish school and other than gracias they didn't speak a word when they first got there, within 3 months they were chatting away with Spanish friends as if it was their native tongue.
NOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

That is FANTASTIC!

GOOD FOR YOU!


There is hope for my boy after all!



Merci Beaucoup

Did their parents take any Spanish courses?

How old were your grandsons?
 

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NOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

That is FANTASTIC!

GOOD FOR YOU!


There is hope for my boy after all!



Merci Beaucoup

Did their parents take any Spanish courses?

How old were your grandsons?


My grandsons ages at the time were approx.. 10, 8.

My granddaughter was 3 when they moved to Spain and she speaks Spanish with a local Spanish accents.

Young children have brains like sponges, a foreign language is no barrier to them.
There is a poster on the forum who has two children who speak.. English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
 

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My grandsons ages at the time were approx.. 10, 8.

My granddaughter was 3 when they moved to Spain and she speaks Spanish with a local Spanish accents.

Young children have brains like sponges, a foreign language is no barrier to them.
There is a poster on the forum who has two children who speak.. English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
I don't think the child would have any issue with the French language - I didn't explain but I think a French education for a natural English speaking child, would be more an issue as he grows up. especially if at a later date he transfers to American or UK stream.
 

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At our German school my son is the only native in his class (out of 20). Of the other 19 kids, maybe four other parents speak proper German. And all the kids' German is great! Sure the kids can do it!
 

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I don't think the child would have any issue with the French language - I didn't explain but I think a French education for a natural English speaking child, would be more an issue as he grows up. especially if at a later date he transfers to American or UK stream.
I have a couple of friends who told me the same thing, one of them even told me that it will be better if he took french courses but attended an English school.
 

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My grandsons ages at the time were approx.. 10, 8.

My granddaughter was 3 when they moved to Spain and she speaks Spanish with a local Spanish accents.

Young children have brains like sponges, a foreign language is no barrier to them.
There is a poster on the forum who has two children who speak.. English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
We are a little worried about the transition, but the good thing is children don't think a lot like we do, they are more spontaneous and easy going. If he was a teenager I would be really worried.

I trust his abilities, he can learn french, but I don't trust mine.
 
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