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  1. Really I'm just trying to understand what the program entails. I don't really care about passing tests, I just wonder how beneficial this program might be for a kid that is very smart.
  2. An odd question. He is 12 now.
  3. Actually I did contact that person but you have to go thru an admin person that forwards all your messages and then that persons messages back to you. A bit cumbersome, they won't give the persons name. I did forward my sons official MAP scores document and the person agreed that "he would likely identify with the tier 2 group" or words to that effect but they would have to make that determination based on the internal CEM test, which is a test more closely similar to an IQ test. It is not academic performance based. They would only give that test after we joined the school...which is reasonable. Thus my interest in seeking out feedback from somebody that perhaps had a kid in the program.
  4. Thanks for the comment Old Hand. I am still hoping someone with knowledge of the program can comment. Also, your comment on average at Patana vs average at other top Int'l schools isn't accurate or isn't accurate to a meaningful degree. Patana, ISB etc are not on average meaningfully different. 12 year old kids that score nationally in the top 15% for 17 year olds will not be "average at Patana." They will be at the top.
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    IQ test for 12 year old

    I need a legitimate IQ test in Bangkok for a 12 year old. Can anybody recommend qualified Doctors to perform the test?
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    Raspberry pi for kids

    He is 12. Yeah haha, he wants to hack but he just wants to find stuff to start and just get better. I dont think there is anything that he specifically wants. He is an easy kid, scores really highly in MAP testing without doing academic stuff outside of school so for sure he will pick it up quickly. Problem is Im not a geek and cant easily guide him. I would really like to find a hands on teacher to just get the ball rolling.
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    Raspberry pi for kids

    My son would like to start programming but I don't know where to start to get him going. I know there are tons of Youtube videos and I've browsed them but to get going, I think it would be easier to have an actual person to teach him at least at the beginning. Ideally I would like a Thai person to do the teaching as generally they cost a lot less and there are tons of tech savvy kids here. We live in the Bangna area and could either go to a teachers place or have a teacher come to my home. Also is there a computer Thai language forum? If so, please link to me and I can have my wife pose a similar question there. Obviously there will be much greater access to more computer geeks there.
  8. Thanks for the comment. I hope someone will respond on the, what Patana calls "tier 2" or "Extended Learning program". This is the exclusive reason for moving to Patana for me. I'm sure it's a great school but our school is great too. I've heard Patana really helps the top 5 or 10% kids and that is the big differentiator for me.
  9. My son will go into Year 8 this coming year. He routinely scores in the 90+ percentiles in math and reading in MAP scores. His reading is in the top 15% for Yr 12 students and he is in Yr 7. Math is also in the 90s and he has never done Kumon or other math program, which dramatically bumps up MAP scores. Now he is in an Int'l school that is very easy, tiny amount of homework but a wonderful environment. Overall, I'm happy with his school but I am wondering if BKK Patana might be a better place for him as I understand they put kids into classes based on their abilities. So in my case my son would most likely be in the top class and would interact academically with kids of his level. He is athletically active so he would fit in athletically too. I guess I will visit the school to get a feel for it but wondering if any parents or teachers could comment on the advantage for kids in the top classes. Thanks...
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    Uni back in Canada

    Non resident Canucks pay Canadian tuition or Int'l tuition? Any Canucks out there that might know?
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    Uni back in Canada

    My kids are born in Thailand, dual citizenship Thai/Canuck. My oldest will go into Uni in 4 years. I tried to contact U of T to ask if my kids are eligible for Canadian tuition rates given they have never been Canadian residents. I heard a rumour that you have to reside in Canada for 2 years before attending Uni otherwise you have to pay int'l tuitions. Anybody know if this is true?
  12. My 12 yr old son is currently using "Yousician" to teach himself guitar. It generally works quite well, he studied piano for one year so he can read music already. Yousician does have some limitations in terms of accuracy but it is fine for now. I think in a few more months it will not be suitable. I'm wondering if there are other and better online guitar sites out there?
  13. I need to go to Singapore and found Scoot Air. The flights are about 4500 baht return. Is this a reliable airline? Are there cheaper tickets available?
  14. Anybody have words of wisdom on where to buy nuts at a good price in BKK? Normally I buy them at any of the normal chain stores but they're expensive. I'd like to find a source to buy a variety of nuts. This is just for health purposes.