I'm a British expat in my 25th year overseas in the Pacific. I have started a small private primary school, following the English national curriculum and IPC. I'm not a teacher myself but learning as much as I can as fast as I can. We're expecting no more than 15 kids next year with an age range of 5 to 12 yrs. We have 2 local teachers, one with 19 yrs experience in mostly secondary teaching and the other still in training. In short, lots of potential obstacles! The alternative, i.e. not doing this, is just not an option. There are no good schools in our area (the nearest is an hour's flight away) yet my kids, and other kids from the community, need a proper education. I'm trying to choose a whole maths programme that is a) great for the kids and b) doesn't require our teachers to fly halfway across the world to attend a training day. I am also looking for a whole literacy programme, and think I might have settled on one (ORT) but am balking at the cost! I mean, I am happy to pay it if I know it's worth it, but it's so hard to tell. I would be ever so grateful for any ideas/recommendations...?