Yup, we have decided to send the elder 2 to Itqan, that’s the best we can find that fulfill our criteria. The student teacher ratio (which is for us the most important factor) is 1:7. The only setback is it is in Kota Damansara…gonna have to rempuh jam di pagi hari. Going is not much a problem insyaAllah, but to drive back to Tmn Tun i’ll have to join the traffic crowd. Well, my mom used to drive me from SS2, PJ to Bangsar everyday for my kindie. Back then the road to Bangsar wasn’t as good as now..it was narrow road..not 3, 4 lanes highway. So this time around, it is my turn to drive my kids. But errr..nanti during my confinement i gonna need to ask mom’s jasa baik to send my kids 😉
Am looking forward to send them to their new skool but sadly they woke up on monday with runny nose, through out the long skool hols, their nose were clear and it just have to caught flu when school is about to start…aiyakkkk. Their first day of skool is scheduled for today btw..
So why do i choose Itqan over other school? Besides the main factor of teacher n student ratio, the teachers look well experience and speak english comfortably…they are all english speaking teachers and if im not mistaken they have arab native speaking teacher as well. And of coz i’m happy with the integrated islamic teaching they have in their syllabus (which is another main factor).
Errm when i tweet the other day that i juz got back from their school registration i had few enquiries on their fees from fellow friends…basically this is their fees structure. It sounds a lot coz a semester consists of 6 months, instead of the usual 3 or 4 months per semester. And for us, we gonna have to pay for 2 heads…botak kejap kepala…
Here’s the fees structure:
Registration: RM500 (one time payment)
Deposit: RM700 (one time payment)
Materials n Equipment: RM 400 (to be paid every semester)
Insurance: RM10 (to be paid annually)
Activities Fund: RM 200 (to be paid annually) – They will have 4 excursion yearly and a sports day
Tuition Fees: RM370 / month x 6 months = RM2220
Thus, for a start, expect to pay RM 4030 per head.
The following semester to be paid in July:
Tuition Fees : RM370 x 6 = RM2220
Materials and Equipment: RM400
Total : RM2620
And the following year, the first semester will be a bit more than the 2nd semester as there are few payments to be paid on annual basis, thus it will be RM 2220 (tuition fees) + RM400 (Materials and Equipment ) +RM10 (insurance) + RM 200 (Activities Fund)
And the second semester remain the same as the first year = RM 2620
Yup, that certainly sound a lot, but education should come first i guess? So no holiday n impulse purchase for next couple of years i guess…ermm takpe insyaAllah rezeki tu ade
uZAir will remain in the previous skool since Itqan doesn’t accept their age….