Loretta：「My son had spent a half year in the Victoria Nursery. But starting from this Jan., I send him to Kiangsu & Chiekiang in North Point. Comparatively speaking, I would find Victoria quite commercial and makes a lot of effort in window-dressing to please the parents. My son attends Kiangsu & Chiekiang for about two weeks only and I could not make great comment so far. But what my son happy with K.& C. most is that he can enjoy a range of good food (e.g. a pack of fresh milk, bottle of Yukuat, fruit, etc.)at good portion during tea time. Because in Victoria, kids are offered two very small pieces of cake/bread w/ a small cup of drink. During the time in Victoria, my son took a lot of food when returning from school (p.m. session) but now he only take a drink then go to sleep. He also said that he ate birthday cake in K.&C. but none of this during the Birthday Party in Victoria!
Susan：「My daughter is currently studying at Victoria Nursery & Kindergarten (Tin Hau Temple Road last year and this year Hing Fat Street) and is very happy. Loretta, as I understand it (and as queenie pointed out), Victoria did scale back its selection of snacks after the EDUCATION DEPARTMENT recommended doing so to help prevent the spread of one of those viruses that was going around. But take one look at the refreshment menu that's distributed to parents and posted prominently on the school's bulletin board and it's obvious that they've gone back to giving the children a huge variety of snacks like macaroni, congee, juice, horlicks and lots more -- including cake and biscuits, of course!
Actually, I felt quite re-assured that Victoria was doing all it could to help stop the spread of disease. And you know, the school nurses still check each child's hands & mouth as they enter the school!
By the way, I have heard disgruntled parents talk about how 'commercial' Victoria is and all the rest. At first, I started to wonder, but then I realised that Victoria was doing so much more in almost every respect than most other kindergartens I know. A good friend has a daughter (K3 already) at St. Margaret's and another has her daughter at Kiangsu (K2). As far as I know, neither one had a Halloween party or learned anything about Halloween. Neither one brings home 'Parent-Child creative kits' chock a block with creative-making materials & fun educational games. When we talk about our daughters (as mothers do), asking each other what they're up to in school, it's just so obvious that Victoria is providing so many more creative (and fun, i.e. less stressful!) learning opportunities.
Tsui:「I do not agree victoria is better. Just click on the internet and read their "hard sell" introduction. Whether school has any affiliated primary or secondary school is a different issue. Lingnan is a good kindergarten as well with good teaching theme and a very big playground for kids to exercise. Victoria is a bit push on the homework front. Lingnan emphasize on playing and through the process of playing, kids learn a lot.
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