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    primary school cost

    Anyone know the approximate cost for primary school education in the Khon Khaen area?

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    Don't know about Khon Kaen but where I live it costs about 5000 baht per term

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    Government school damn near free, then from 5,000 to 25,000 per term with two in a year. Those quotes are for a Thai primary education.

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    I spent about 10,000 baht at St. Mary's school for the tuition for my daughter in Udon Thani. Uniforms and what have you added abut 3k or so... for Anuban 1.

    Don Bosco is similar. If you really want the prices to Don Bosco, PM me and I'll ask the Director. (I know lots of people who go there and work there myself) I like St. Mary's cause it's an all girls school and the sisters are of the mind "Spare the rod, spoil the child" it makes the kids really well-mannered. Don Bosco treats the kid like they are little princes, and thus gets kids who think that they are little princes. Though, the quality of teaching at don bosco is outstanding. But, Don Bosco has a western english kindergarten teacher and St. Mary's doesn't.

    I had a chat with the Father Director at Don Bosco, Father Pramote. He talked very straight with me about the corruption in other schools in town, and told me that if he or Father Noom catches that crap at Udon, the teacher in question will not pass go, not collect $200 and go directly to being fired. So, Don Bosco is, IMO, the best school in town for Academics and lack of corruption. St. Mary's is great for producing "good" kids.

    I own a private learning centre, and teach mostly kids from those schools. The kids from Don Bosco are a little bit better educated, but the kids from St. Mary's have better manners.

    Paramin school is also very good. There's a senior western teacher there named Leon who is Dutch, but speaks englsih more clearly than most Americans from the south or non-BBC english sounding brits... Paramin school is good, but they only go to P1 last I checked, and IMO they aren't Don Bosco or St. Mary's quality, but the ss at Paramin have the best critical thinking skills of all the best in Udon Thani. (But the kids also seem to believe they are little princes or princesses)...

    All that, and my little girls go to St. Mary's, where they get what is IMO, the best education they can at a school in Udon Thani.

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    Corruption or under the table payments to get your kid in don bosco happens as it does at Pitt h/s. I have given up judging the system, decided to drop my disgust and just pay up and give our daughter the best chance possible.Comparing it to schools back home in South Australia is pointless.I guess under the table payments are really no different to paying larger up front fees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehh
    Anyone know the approximate cost for primary school education in the Khon Khaen area?
    about 86,000 baht per year for each kid aged 6 and 7 is what I pay in Khon kaen

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    Rigger you must be getting ripped off.Have you checked out what others are paying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Tigger
    Rigger you must be getting ripped off.Have you checked out what others are paying?
    No but I am sitting here looking at the school paper work, never really bothered about it before.

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    Interested to hear what you come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Tigger
    Interested to hear what you come up with.
    Not going to come up with anything, kids have attened other schools here and the prices is much the same. I am sure there will be others that can tell you the same.

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    I have a daughter at the local primary school in Bangkok.
    1300bt per month including lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mikehh
    Anyone know the approximate cost for primary school education in the Khon Khaen area?
    about 86,000 baht per year for each kid aged 6 and 7 is what I pay in Khon kaen
    Rigger you must have added an extra 0 by mistake .... or you pay 10 times my annual fee. Or maybe your school issues the children with real gold pens .... hihihhihi


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    Quote Originally Posted by theudonshawn
    I like St. Mary's cause it's an all girls school and the sisters are of the mind "Spare the rod, spoil the child"
    Isn't corporal punishment illegal in Thailand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theudonshawn View Post
    I spent about 10,000 baht at St. Mary's school for the tuition for my daughter in Udon Thani. Uniforms and what have you added abut 3k or so... for Anuban 1.

    Don Bosco is similar. If you really want the prices to Don Bosco, PM me and I'll ask the Director. (I know lots of people who go there and work there myself) I like St. Mary's cause it's an all girls school and the sisters are of the mind "Spare the rod, spoil the child" it makes the kids really well-mannered. Don Bosco treats the kid like they are little princes, and thus gets kids who think that they are little princes. Though, the quality of teaching at don bosco is outstanding. But, Don Bosco has a western english kindergarten teacher and St. Mary's doesn't.

    I had a chat with the Father Director at Don Bosco, Father Pramote. He talked very straight with me about the corruption in other schools in town, and told me that if he or Father Noom catches that crap at Udon, the teacher in question will not pass go, not collect $200 and go directly to being fired. So, Don Bosco is, IMO, the best school in town for Academics and lack of corruption. St. Mary's is great for producing "good" kids.

    I own a private learning centre, and teach mostly kids from those schools. The kids from Don Bosco are a little bit better educated, but the kids from St. Mary's have better manners.

    Paramin school is also very good. There's a senior western teacher there named Leon who is Dutch, but speaks englsih more clearly than most Americans from the south or non-BBC english sounding brits... Paramin school is good, but they only go to P1 last I checked, and IMO they aren't Don Bosco or St. Mary's quality, but the ss at Paramin have the best critical thinking skills of all the best in Udon Thani. (But the kids also seem to believe they are little princes or princesses)...

    All that, and my little girls go to St. Mary's, where they get what is IMO, the best education they can at a school in Udon Thani.
    Great account and I am looking at Don Bosco for my son. Any thoughts about how to get him in, other than paying a large sum of money?

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    Rickschopper we as well as agreeing to donate extra just sat opposite the head master and wore him down.He kept shuffling all the applications he had on his desk and the sound of silence prevailed only broken up by our reasoning why our daughter should ger accepted.Eventually we wore him down.A donation plus this approach of not accepting NO for an answer as is my approach worked in the end.Good Luck.

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    Thanks AT, I will use your technique when it comes time to apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwacker
    Rigger you must have added an extra 0 by mistake .... or you pay 10 times my annual fee. Or maybe your school issues the children with real gold pens .... hihihhihi
    Or perhaps he prefers to invest in his children's education, nothing wrong with that.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    I like St. Mary's cause it's an all girls school and the sisters are of the mind "Spare the rod, spoil the child"
    Isn't corporal punishment illegal in Thailand?
    Isn't prostitution also illegal ?

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    It seems that some seem to think that paying a whole lot of money will make their children clever. At the end of the day, if the child doesn't want to learn......
    No body fails in Thai schools and therefore aren't people just buying the certificate at the end ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    No body fails in Thai schools
    A myth.

    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    It seems that some seem to think that paying a whole lot of money will make their children clever.
    Only a few think that, generally people who've never checked out the more expensive schools. The more expensive schools usually have better equipment, smaller classes, more extra-curricular activities, and better teachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    A myth.
    through mattayom its no myth. If in the end you can write your name on your test paper you will pass. Once you get to university its a whole new ball game. We have to tell them the first day you can fail. Over 35% will flunk out where I teach. And they deserve to do so. You can tell they may have been passed on for up to 6 years. Now this is a private university, and not government. But even the big government schools have a pretty good flunk out rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushwacker View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikehh
    Anyone know the approximate cost for primary school education in the Khon Khaen area?
    about 86,000 baht per year for each kid aged 6 and 7 is what I pay in Khon kaen
    Rigger you must have added an extra 0 by mistake .... or you pay 10 times my annual fee. Or maybe your school issues the children with real gold pens .... hihihhihi

    No its 43,000 a term by 2 terms a year for one child, the other private school they attended was about the same but had to take my kids out due to getting very ill twice and was no wonder with the black soot runing out the aircons.
    I dont beleave this is over the top in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    No body fails in Thai schools
    A myth.

    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    It seems that some seem to think that paying a whole lot of money will make their children clever.
    Only a few think that, generally people who've never checked out the more expensive schools. The more expensive schools usually have better equipment, smaller classes, more extra-curricular activities, and better teachers.

    Yes the private schools are cleaner better teachers (some times)
    Security, near on every class is monitored by video, I can go on line and watch my kids.

    But carry on all you experts that probably dont have kids going to a private school in Khon kaen that think you know what you are talking about.
    Good schools in Pattaya and bangkok can cost 3 to 4 times what I am paying

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    Their old school was 45,000 a term so 90,000 per year each kid. There is another good school on the other side of town which is 60,000 per term so 120,000 per year

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    But is the cost relative to the quality of the education, your precious ones will receive?
    I will have mine educated overseas. Preferably in Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travelmate
    But is the cost relative to the quality of the education, your precious ones will receive?
    Not really but is miles in front of the public school system in just about everyway.

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