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Hi there,
Please help. Have moved to geneva only three weeks back. Feeling very frustrated. Have a 5 year old daughter and am expecting a second kid.
Tried to enrol my daughter in mosaic school in Champel, but they have no vacancy till september. We had registered last year though.
She has now started the local french school, it is quite a walk for me four times a day up and down to bring her home for lunch. I understand she can stay for lunch, but I just can't talk to anybody(teacher or other moms) about it as I don't know french. I would like her to go to an International school ( they seem to be very expensive though)

Also trying to find a decent gynaec within walking distance who can communicate in English. We live in Champel. Could anyone out there help me. Will appreciate your help and advise
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Hi there,
Please help. Have moved to geneva only three weeks back. Feeling very frustrated. Have a 5 year old daughter and am expecting a second kid.
Tried to enrol my daughter in mosaic school in Champel, but they have no vacancy till september. We had registered last year though.
She has now started the local french school, it is quite a walk for me four times a day up and down to bring her home for lunch. I understand she can stay for lunch, but I just can't talk to anybody(teacher or other moms) about it as I don't know french. I would like her to go to an International school ( they seem to be very expensive though)
I am pretty sure at least one of the teachers will be speaking english and willing to help. Who took care of enrolling her?

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Old 27.03.2007, 18:57
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Re: Schools and doctors (geneva)

My husband. Her own teacher just knows a few words. I guess that I can try, but I was actually looking for a long term solution and hence was wondering about the bilingual or International schools. Thanks for your reply
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Re: Schools and doctors (geneva)

Financially, CDL is your best bet. The Ecolint system is very poor in terms of fees and you'll be paying ever so much. Here is the website: www.cdl.ch. All in all, you'll be paying about 30,000 for CDL and about 35,000-40,000 for Ecolint.
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Thanks for the reply. I did check out these schools and although fees wise CDL makes sense it is very far from our house and they dont provide bus services on half days for drop back. As I don't drive currently and am also expecting I will be unable to fetch my kid. That is a stumbling block. The ISG and geneva english school are very expensive. So still trying to work out a SOLUTION.
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Re: Schools and doctors (geneva)

I can understand how you feel, I felt very very strange in the beginning too. The anglo forum has a list of english speaking doctors, I got my Gynecologist through the anglo forum, he spoke english and surprinlgy the receptionist spoke english too. DR: Daniel Faltin
022 3093300
His address is in Acacias, but I went there when I lived in Champel, it is not a bad tram ride.(17 tram and 2 minute walk)
Regarding schools, my kids go to ecolint and we are happy with the school, the tuition in about 20000 swiss franc a year, which is better than private schools in US that cost about 28 to 30 thousand or more.
Probably the swiss public schools might be a good for you kid, since they will learn french. My kids are not learning french, at the pace I would like them too, but we are not enrolling them in Swiss schools, because we will be returning to US in the next couple of years. There is another school
Geneva English School, and I have heard good reviews about the school.
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My ob/gyn was based in Champel, I would highly recommend her.
Dr Nicole Fournet 022 830 01 40

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Hi there,
Please help. Have moved to geneva only three weeks back. Feeling very frustrated. Have a 5 year old daughter and am expecting a second kid.
Tried to enrol my daughter in mosaic school in Champel, but they have no vacancy till september. We had registered last year though.
She has now started the local french school, it is quite a walk for me four times a day up and down to bring her home for lunch. I understand she can stay for lunch, but I just can't talk to anybody(teacher or other moms) about it as I don't know french. I would like her to go to an International school ( they seem to be very expensive though)

Also trying to find a decent gynaec within walking distance who can communicate in English. We live in Champel. Could anyone out there help me. Will appreciate your help and advise
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