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Totally disappointed with Kingston

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發表於 09-3-21 23:53 |顯示全部帖子
I had searched here before I let my boy joined Kingston but I couldn't find much information at that time and therefore I had made a very bad decision.  After joining there for almost half a year, we have to withdraw and the experience was very very very bad.  I want to share here to let other parents' know so that they won't repeat my mistake to put your kid to Kingston because after all we finally understand that the actual mission of Kingston is to earn money and they didn't use heart at all to teach your kids.

Here is my experiene.  My boy was originally a very good and gentle boy.  We never hit him and therefore he never learns to hit others.  A few weeks after school started, teacher told us that he hit other kids..it sounded quite strange for us....we asked a few times from teaches if he learned that from school..but the teachers just say nice words saying don't worry, etc.  

Since my boy grows bigger, he started to present himself better and better and we finally understand that he learn to hit others and shut loudly from another  naughty kid in the class.  Since we learned so well about the situation, teachers can't deny anymore...the fact is only that they are fail to control the situation.  In parents day, the teacher even told us it was bad that that naughty boy never got sick?!

Later, I recognize that my boy is not the only one like this.  I agreed with another parents in the class saying that the teachers only try to say nice words to please parents.  The school bascially has NO heart.

In the 2 weeks of Chiense New Year  holiday, my boy suddenly returned back to "normal" and became back a gentle lovely boy and stopped hitting others.  We then confirmed that it was bad to put him back to the Kingston environment where his emtion got upset (cause school was fail to teach the students...all they care is money).  

It is in fact definitely fine to have different kinds of kids in class and we tihnk it is good for our boy to learn.  However, in the whole process, the problem is how the teachers and even the school Principle deal with the matter.  Since we confirmed the environment brought damage to his growth, we had no choice but stop letting him go back to the class immediately.  We also inform school this problem and requesting either to let us go or otherwise change class for us.  

Believe it our not, they rejected us changing class so that they can charge us the $15000 deposit.  We fight back asking them to either change class or pay back the full deposit.  They still insist not to pay us back the whole deposit.  And the execuse they use to reject our request of changing class is that the School principle say there "could be" some people lining up to join the school?!  However, the truth was that a number of kids had withdraw from the schol.  

Anyway, we confrim from the whole process that Kingston is a very very money oriented school with no hearts...

Finally, I waste some deposit money and switched my boy back to another school..we asked him again if he likes Kingston or the newly joined school ... my boy answerd me the new one .. now, he sings more songs and never hit us again! back to normal.


I really hope that the information above could help.  I hope that no parents will repeat my mistake.  Send me email if you need more information.

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發表於 09-3-23 18:48 |顯示全部帖子
I wanted to join that too. After waiting for more than 1 year after sending the application, they finally called us for interview.

But then we have to pay $750 for the interview, so we didn't go finally. I think it's a rip-off.

原帖由 parentsinhk 於 09-3-21 23:53 發表
I had searched here before I let my boy joined Kingston but I couldn't find much information at that time and therefore I had made a very bad decision.  After joining there for almost half a year, we  ...

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發表於 09-3-25 00:02 |顯示全部帖子

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bechu, I must say that you are very smart and you make a very good decision (definitely more smart that me la!!)...originally, I thought money didn't matter when we talk about kids (as long as we can afford) but I learned now the hidden msg behind those money they charge!

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發表於 09-3-29 02:37 |顯示全部帖子
I think the kids' feelings and reactions towards the school is the most important. You definitely made a good choice of switching school for your child. Children could easily learn bad behaviour from others and the teachers should act as facilitator in the learning process, instead of just saying nice words to cover their inabilities. it's glad to hear that you kid loves the new school and getting back to normal.

I totally agree that this school is money-oriented. how could they charge people $750 for the interview. Interview is an opportunity for both paretns and teachers to know each other. It's like I have to buy this opportunity, which I wouldn't do it even I could afford it. like some other schools, paying $30-$50 as admin fee is reasonable.

原帖由 parentsinhk 於 09-3-25 00:02 發表
bechu, I must say that you are very smart and you make a very good decision (definitely more smart that me la!!)...originally, I thought money didn't matter when we talk about kids (as long as we can  ...

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發表於 09-10-6 12:43 |顯示全部帖子
I just think to send my boy to kingston.....hmm... Maybe all int'l school also expensive n money  first. not like traditional school. But I still want him learn in intl school
原帖由 parentsinhk 於 21-3-2009 23:53 發表
I had searched here before I let my boy joined Kingston but I couldn't find much information at that time and therefore I had made a very bad decision.  After joining there for almost half a year, we  ...


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發表於 09-10-8 10:22 |顯示全部帖子
Thanks for your sharing in detail.

Regret to hear that your case was similar to my friend's !

Almost 4 years ago, my friend Mrs Li, whose daughter studied in KinxTon, told me the things as you wrote.  Finally she had her child Karen stop learning there after some months.  The 5-year-old girl said the teachers were cool and mean to them (7 students in class).  "I don't like the school." said Karen.


原帖由 parentsinhk 於 09-3-21 23:53 發表
I had searched here before I let my boy joined Kingston but I couldn't find much information at that time and therefore I had made a very bad decision.  After joining there for almost half a year, we  ...

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發表於 09-11-18 15:35 |顯示全部帖子
Really appreciate this kind of sharing.  Thanks a lot!


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