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New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Abacus » 14 Jul 2016, 09:52

You should have no problems registering your child (elementary) once you establish residency. The parents on the board will know more about how soon you can get them into schools but Liam's issue is with kindergarten (a 3 year program like a combined preschool and kindergarten program from the states). Taiwan doesn't fully fund public kindergartens for all students and there are only enough spaces for a small amount (did someone say 20%?) of students.
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 14 Jul 2016, 10:36

It would be best to change the title of this thread which is very misleading to newbies, there are no new regulations which exclude foreigners from public schools in Taiwan.
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Rocket » 14 Jul 2016, 11:20

headhonchoII wrote:It would be best to change the title of this thread which is very misleading to newbies, there are no new regulations which exclude foreigners from public schools in Taiwan.


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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Mr He » 14 Jul 2016, 15:33

Yes, change the thread. I have no less than 4 children in Taiwan schools - 2 of them left Taiwan later though.

Getting in was not an issue, apart from junior high, where my former wife screwed up.
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Icon » 14 Jul 2016, 15:46

So the title should be:

Getting your kids into public kindergarten in Taiwan is Mission Impossible?

It is hard to get kids in public kindergarten both for locals and foreigners

Cheap kindergarten? In your dreams!
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby agneslow » 19 Jul 2016, 17:04

I'm so sorry! i didn't realise there are more pages to the thread. thanks for the clarifications...
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Liam Og » 26 Jul 2016, 16:29

Hi Agnes,

Just saw your post. Actually we did not get any chance to enter the lottery for a public place. However we did find what seems to be an ok and cheap private kindergarten in a little community in the hills near where we live. If you want the details of the school just pm me.



agneslow wrote:
Liam Og wrote:
Icon wrote: please help us establish a precedent for future reference.


Guess we will just wait and see if there actually are any spaces left in any public schools next week, and if there is we will apply and see if we get another round of foreigner crap. If we do Ill probably have a rant and call it a day. The game isn't worth the candle if you have to fight for a school to take your child. Because after you 'win' you then hand your child into the care of a school that you have just alienated. I'd rather have a clear start where we aren't starting out as those troublesome outsiders on the very first day.



Hi Liam,

We will be in Taipei in Nov with one of our children at the age to start elementary school so I am very interested to hear what happened - did you finally manage to register your child?

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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 26 Jul 2016, 17:42

To the OP and fellow stubborn Irishman.
Please change thread title to something more reasonable.
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Liam Og » 26 Jul 2016, 18:45

I honestly don't know how to change it. Maybe a moderator could change the word "schools" to "kindergartens" in the title?
headhonchoII wrote:To the OP and fellow stubborn Irishman.
Please change thread title to something more reasonable.
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Re: New regulations mean foreigners are excluded from public schools in Taiwan

Postby Liam Og » 26 Jul 2016, 18:47

The title that icon suggested also sounds fine to me
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