Education Essentials for parents
How to get the best education for your child?
In this bilingual seminar series experts from SRIS Cambridge School will tell parents everything they need to know to provide their children with the best education.
Seminars focus on the role of school and parents in student support and how to develop language fluency, not just in English. They also explore the impact of education decisions on future career prospects.
The seminars address all parents, no matter what international, private or public school their children are attending.
They are especially valuable to families that focus on multilingual education or want to send their kids to universities abroad.
- Each Seminar is conducted as part of the promoted series.
- Currently we have a concept for five seminars, but plan to extend on feedback and demand.
- Each seminar is done once “in studio” (e.g. Conference hall) and recorded – English with Russian subtitles, to be published online.
- Each seminar is promoted as live seminar and is done bilingually on location.
Seminar 1: Choosing the best school
This seminar in the SRIS seminar series “Education Essentials” focuses on what school is best for your education goals and your family budget.
The education market in Bishkek has become highly competitive. As one of Bishkek’s education pioneers, offering international education since 1996, we meet many parents, confused by the abundance of schooling options now available.
Should you supplement your public or private school with language courses or is switching to an international school the best choice? What to look for when selecting a school?
How to find out which school delivers what your child needs and who just tells you what you want to hear?
This seminar is NOT a SRIS sales pitch. We want to give you the knowledge and criteria to differentiate good schools with valid education offers from those just infotaining your children for money, with little value on later university selection or the job market.
Seminar 2: Supporting struggling students
Do conflicts over school performance impact your family life?
In this seminar SRIS experts talk about ways to effectively support children that are underperforming or even struggling at school.
What can parents do when more pressure on the child is not working.
This seminar talks about realistic expectations as well as learning techniques and study plans. It also takes into account your child’s skills and learning style.
Seminar 3: Raising Multi-lingual Kids with fluency in English
In an economy that is getting more global every year, language skills are paramount to succeed in this world. Next to being able to express yourself in your local languages, fluency in at least one international language like English has become paramount.
If done right, children have the ability to acquire new languages with much less effort then adults.
SRIS is one of Bishkek’s education pioneers, offering multi-lingual education since 1996. In this seminar they share their experience and explain how parents can enable their children to naturally acquire multiple languages.
They compare acquisition of English in an international school environment vs. visiting additional language courses to complement English lessons at Russian or Kyrgyz language schools.
They also look at family habits that can help children to develop extended communication skills in both local languages, Kyrgyz and Russian.
Seminar 4: Studying abroad and University selection
SRIS is one of Bishkek’s education pioneers, offering international education since 1996. During that time SRIS career councilors have placed countless SRIS graduates at international universities.
In this seminar they talk about what international universities expect to accept your child and what your child needs to succeed studying there.
They give insight into university selection and explain why an ivy league university may not the best choice for every student.
The SRIS career counselor talks about criteria to select the best university for your child.
Seminar 5: Using Edupage as a parent effectively
Edupage is the software of choice of many schools in Bishkek to keep in touch with their parents and keep them updated on the progress of their children.
This course by SRIS’ IT experts trains parents to use Edupage effectively in managing their children’s educational success.
It covers staying up to date with class performance and grades, communication with your school and booking parent-teacher talks.