Friday, March 6, 2015

5 Stars for MGIS Manila

In a month or two, I'm planning to exit from MGIS Mahatma Gandhi International School (Manila)​ to prepare my kids for transfer (effective SY 2015-2016) to a local Catholic private school with a purely DepEd curriculum --because that's what my children need in college. Admittedly, the kids' exposure to international education has been superb! At the moment, a lot of parents are messaging me asking where I intend to transfer the boys... Hahahah, I'm afraid that they, too, will follow us and I might be charged for "inciting to sedition", heheheh! This is a trial period, and if the boys don't adjust well, I'll place them back to a good IS.

 The new school I chose was the home of some of our present ecclesiastical leaders and notable political personalities. The students are down-to-earth, street smart, and exhibit laudable leadership skills. As the school is close to a hundred years in existence, it vouches for its possession of a strong combination of traditional and progressive curriculum. They have robotics and the students are well-trained in Mathematics and Sciences. Since it's a local school, the tuition fee, including the books and uniform is just around P100,000, about 20% of our present tuition fee in MGIS. However, they have many students per class, 30-35, I heard. Anyway, the good news is that it's located less than 1 km away from our new home!


To end this post, let me share with you what I love most about MGIS: 1)Exclusivity-- generally, not more than 15 students per class 2) Individualized teaching, making sure that the students' needs are properly addressed 3)The culture! -- Unity in diversity, plus the family atmosphere. Everybody knows everybody 4) Language programs: ESL, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Filipino (PHCL) 5) Students' hands-on exposure to international culture, theater arts, performing arts,music, visual arts and drama; hence, training the students to be versatile 6) and lastly, the sports program covering football, handball, swimming, fencing, archery, basketball, table tennis, chess,taekwondo and a lot more. I hope it remains the same on the years to come. MGIS gave my children a truly international education through its IPC (International Primary Curriculum), and previously International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme/ Middle Years Programme, and now, IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum.

MGIS is a small school, with a small population and a huge heart! I love MGIS! -- Cherry Moriones Doromal, MGIS Parent, Bachelor of Mass Communication, Bachelor of Laws, Master in Business Administration, Licensed Teacher (Secondary Education, English and Literature)

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Other Posts by the Author:
5 Stars for MGIS Manila
Home ESL Series THE SCHOLAR
Back to Basics 
Through the Strong Winds Part 1 
Through the Strong Winds Part 2 (Learning from an Eagle in Pain)
Basic Tips to Betrayed Wives
What and Where We Eat in the Philippines
10 Secrets to a Peaceful Family Home
Classroom Anecdotes by Cherry D. 

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 Published : International School Educator Cherry Doromal 

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