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SPCC vs DBS

熱度 3已有 3102 次閱讀 12-3-1 17:23 |個人分類:DBS|系統分類:教育|關鍵詞:DBS SPCC Comparison

In Dec, 2010, I shared my views on the two top DSS schools in HK:

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Back to your question, I first declared my boy's situation. We didn't apply both SPCC and DBS when he was 6; as we preferred him to study in a local Christian and caring school due to he might be a slow learner. But when he was 7.5, we discovered he was gifted and applied SPCC when he was P3 and DBSPD when he was P4, but he was rejected in both cases. He applied both SPCC and DBS in P6, both were in waiting list, finally he got in DBS through written examination. Our cases and experience may not match your expectation, but I can share some of my observations and my son's view with you.

My wife and I are highly regard both schools are excellent in most dimensions, if we set aside the DSS Audit Commission Report. As we live in Eastern District, personally we prefer SPCC which is nearer and our Christian friends' kids are very polite and presentable. it's our dream school. But my son doesn't like SPCC kids, his grounds was they are not so street smart as DBS boys and too upper middle-class compared with DBS.

My son was in Stanford UnIversity, in 2006 summer to take a summer gifted program under EPGY before P6. In the program, total 80 students from all over the world and 4 from HK included my son and he was the only primary students and other from S2-S3, 2 of them are DBS boys. My son's comment was they are play hard, work hard, smart but a bit arrogant and fit his style. So DBS became his dream school over QC.

Non-systemic comparison:

Religious                                 DBS = SPCC
Academic results                     DBS < SPCC
Extracullicular Activities            DBS > SPCC
Network                                 DBS = SPCC
We prefer co-edu over single gender school
Teaching                                DBS < SPCC
Languages                             DBS < SPCC
IBDP                                      DBS > SPCC
Facilities                                  DBS = SPCC
Transportation                       DBS < SPCC
Exposure                               DBS = SPCC
School fee                              DBS =/ SPCC 
(the fee included overseas exchange and trips in SPCC)
Boarding facilities                    DBS > SPCC

The comparison included both primary and secondary sections.

Over all, I will opt for ******.

My last simple suggestion, take a day, bring him to both schools as site visit on Saturday. let him move around and has gut feeling which he like most. Is there any close friends also admitted into said school? This may be more important than the criteria I listed above. Just for your info, my son picked his primary and secondary school after family discussion.

I hope my views can provide some useful view and or double confirm your views so that you make a wise choice for your boy.

ANChan59

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回覆 annie40 12-3-9 16:02
我喜欢孩子念男女校,首選必然是SPCC.当然孩子可以有最终话事权  !
回覆 ANChan59 12-3-13 19:57
Me too....
回覆 One-Mama 12-5-15 18:17
Thanks for such a nice sharing...  
Again you demonstrate a logical way in decision making.  (Just for gossip, for teaching & languages items, I'd rate both are similar/equal.)

Years before, I also did similar comparison for my girl's choice btw 2 DSS, DGS vs SPCC.  We made a scorecard & put in all our weighted factors for consideration.  You know, my lovely girl put in items like uniform, lunch box, school badge, no. of friends, etc.  Though the result was not my girl's first choice in her first thought, she became more open-minded to consider all the factors in the scorecard and in a more serious way.   Fortunately she feels no regret & is so far so so-so la!    

Best wishes & every success for your boy's U entry application!
回覆 ANChan59 12-5-15 18:33
One-Mama: Thanks for such a nice sharing...  
Again you demonstrate a logical way in decision making.  (Just for gossip, for teaching & languages items, I'd rat ...
If possible, pls pm your score board to me for my personal interest.

For teaching and languages, just after years I still consider SPCC marginally better than DBS in general.

Thanks for your greeting, I hope we can see the realistic PG in coming July.

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