International Standard School in Goa?


#1 Sep 20th, 2011, 12:09
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Hi There!

My husband and I visited Goa in March, and we are thinking of living there for some number of years. However, whilst we found a lot of wonderful villas and apartments and houses for rent and for sale all over, we were unable to locate any good English-medium school. We had an address of a school but is seems it had closed down.

Ideally we do not wish to stay in Panjim, the city, but rather in a more quiet area, closer to the coast. We have two children in Primary School who are presently attending an International Cambridge School, which is very multi-cultural. We were hoping to find something similar in Goa, but have been unable to locate anything.

We prefer a Private School, with a European type education, similar to Cambridge Affiliated Schools, and with a multi-cultural school population.

Does anything like that in Goa actually exist??

Thank you so much!
Yvonne



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#2 Sep 20th, 2011, 13:50
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Have a look here, there's lots about schools;

http://www.indiamike.com/india/moving-to-goa-f133/

but I'm pretty sure the sort of school you seek does not exist in Goa.

Also the usual warning that if neither of you is of Indian origin you cannot make the move you plan unless seeking a business or employment visa, and then it's still very difficult..........
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Originally Posted by Yvonne View Post Hi There!

My husband and I visited Goa in March, and we are thinking of living there for some number of years.
Are you an expat currently living in India ? Something makes me think that the school your children currently study in, is not a normal school within the /local school district/State System/ (to use the American expression) If so, you should be asking the school's counsellor (if such a beast exist) about recommendations.

Educational institutions are very clique-ish, they are quite conscious of whom they associate with. European type education is all over the map - With the Finnish Schooling considered as top notch, while English system .. Ahem !!!
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Hi Yvonne. Yes there is a Cambridge International school in Goa, it is called the European School of Goa and is based in the Saligao/Nagoa border area. My son is starting there after the Diwali holidays and they do GCSEs and A-levels instead of following the Indian system. It's a very small school (only 25 students at present) but they are expanding much more next year. The fees are quite high though (Rs 2.4 Lacs per year) and they only start from age 11+ (secondary level). If it's a primary school your looking for, one of the best ones (where my daughters go!) is 'Green Meadows Primary' also based in Nagoa. Let me know if you want contact details for these. Fees at Green meadows are Rs. 6,900 per four months.
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Forget the Sunshine School in the link previously provided. They have not received the accreditation from Cambridge University and are therefore unable to offer formal qualifications (GCSEs and A-levels). I know this because I have extensively looked into this recently as a parent (British expat) who wants the best for my children.
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GoaBeachBabe I know this is an old post however do you still have your kids in Goa? We are looking to find a Private School, with an international type education, with a multi-cultural school population. Our children are aged 7 to 11 years old.
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hi expatoz!
we are in exactly the same boat as you! we are moving to goa in april with our 2 children aged 6 & 3 and are on the hunt for schools! it seems that manovikas and sharada mandir come up quite often in recommendations. i hope to go in march to check out as many as possible and then will happily relay all the info i find. when and where are you moving in goa exactly?
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Hi Klufie! We will probably relocate mid year. We have visited Goa and have seen many schools there. Im happy to private message you with our experience and let you know which schools we looked at. If you are interested let me know. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by expatoz View Post Im happy to private message you with our experience and let you know which schools we looked at.
That, of course, is how a useful database of information for others in the future takes shape...................... not!
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Originally Posted by expatoz View Post Im happy to private message you with our experience and let you know which schools we looked at.
Happy or not, IM doesn't allow private messaging until you have 10 messages and 10 days on IM. SO get cracking making useful posts about things you know, and after a few more days you'll be able to use the PMs here.

And as mentioned above it would be more helpful to others in the future if you post your knowledge here on the thread instead of as a PM.
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Klufie, School selection will also depend on where you intend to live as the travel times are quite slow relative to distance. In Bardez, (the north), the Ardee World School had a good program for younger children (particularly pre school). Green Meadows (Bardez) could be another option. The European School of Goa (Saligao, Bardez) has a high proportion of expat children and has been working with the Cambridge system for many years. At present I think their program starts only at Grade 3 however they are looking at putting on a Grade 2 next year if they receive sufficient interest. If you are looking at schools in the north you might find it interesting to look at each of these three which are quite different to the very big schools like Sharada Mandir. Good luck with your visit!
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Thank you
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expatoz...thanks for all the tips! we're going to be a little further south around margao though so bardez is out of the question. is that where you'll be? i'm heading to goa on friday and will scout around and keep this thread going!
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klufie - we haven't a location yet however we will be looking for a house north of panjim perhaps around the assagao/saligao areas. it depends on what we can find. i will start the search for accommodation in the coming months..
In terms of schools down south we only looked at two in the palolem area however that's quite a long commute from margao - so may not be good for you. BTW there appears to be some nice areas to live on the coast near margao (benaulim colva etc).

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