This morning, I went over to the Indian makan shop near my office to buy my favourite roti bawang. I went there quite often, so the owner are quite friendly and will chat with me. Since it was a school holidays, his children (secondary aged) were there helping. Surprisingly, they spoke in Mandarin to me. The owner then told me that both were enrolled into Chinese school since primary.
Then our conversation touches on whether to sent the kids to Private school or Government school. The owner said both his children are currently studying in one of the Private Chinese school and he needs to pay around RM300 per month for the school fees. That does not include the miscellaneous fees, books and food. Schooling time are also longer than the Government school which starts at around 7.30 am up till 3 pm (Mon - Fri) and 7.30 am till 1 pm (Saturday). *rough timing as I can't remember the exact time *
The owner are very happy with his children's performances and said the private school are very good in discipline their students. However, everything are $$$$$. Occasionally, he will need to give donations. Whenever there are exams, he will needs to pay. When there are extra activities, it is money again. I did not asked in details on what activities or how much he needs to pay because while talking to me, he was busy flipping the roti canai.
So, we ended the conversations when I see him getting busier as more customers were coming in.
Someone had told me before "If you and hubby's financial are stable and could afford, sent your kids to the Private school. You will see the differences".
I know YX is still in Kindie and XJ has not started school yet, but no harm to think about it first.
What about you? Private or Government ?