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Education File

The file to keep at hand when relocating overseas and need to enroll your children in school

As an expat, it is beneficial to keep an Education File for each child. Having a complete file that contains documents and information about your child's past school experiences will alleviate some of the stress associated with moving. Keeping good records can help simplify the procedure of enrolling  your child in a new school, especially when changing from one curriculum to another.

Education File

  • Names of schools attended
  • Period of attendance
  • Keep a list of contact numbers, names and addresses of the former school (teaching staff, administration)
  • Letter of recommendation from the teacher(s) or a school report. This letter should give an outline of the child in the school environment, covering not only the curriculum studied, but also the child's abilities, social behaviour, strengths, weaknesses etc.
  • Description of curriculum (it may be necessary to translate it). The official version is a good starting point, but it is extremely useful having the teacher define the outline of the program (as it may differ slightly or greatly from the official one). Keeping a copy of the textbooks may come handy to substantiate the program followed.
  • Tests and work-samples. A particular curriculum may have standardised assessments.  Keep a copy of these.
  • Extensive collection of reports and examination results, not only for school but their extra-curricular activities as well.



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