Hello, people with kids in Singapore. Kids who need educating. Kids who need educating at an international school, because it’s either too tough to get into a local school or local schools just aren’t your thing (no judgement here!). Other than using the very handy HoneyKids School Selector, how do you go about finding the right international school? You hit the internet, you hit the streets, and you lose hours – if not days – visiting schools, sending emails, making phone calls, and scouring online forums to work out which is ‘the one’ for the most important little people in your world.
For the first time ever, and because we’re a helpful bunch, we here at HoneyKids partnered up with HSBC to bring the best international schools in Singapore together in one room, and it all happened on 18 November 2017. In this magical room, hundreds of eager parents fired all their burning questions at the principals and admissions staff from 20 different schools – YES, 20 SCHOOLS IN ONE ROOM! This is news worthy of getting shouty about. AND IT WAS FREE!
And because sometimes, you forget half the questions you planned to ask (like what does it really cost?), or you don’t even know what questions you should ask, we also put on seven talks to help you cover your bases. Principals and experts discussed topics such as how to pick a school, the various curriculums to choose from, being bilingual, early years education, and more.
Our friends at HSBC – the bank for global citizens – kept the kids happy with a super cool activity: The MOSH! Experience. Parents and kids also grabbed a goody bag from the HSBC team, and some lucky winners took home a staycation and other prizes!
Watch our little video to see what happened on the day:
On 18 November 2017 we partnered with HSBC to bring 20 international schools and experts together under one roof. The parents of Singapore asked all their burning questions directly to the principals and admissions staff of the schools and listened to helpful talks on topics such as raising third culture kids, bilingualism, and choosing the right school. If you missed out this time, stay tuned for the next school fair in early 2018!
Posted by HoneyKids Asia on Sunday, 17 December 2017
THE TALKS ON THE DAY:
10.00am: Choosing the right school by ITS Education Asia.
11.00am: Raising Third Culture Kids by Yvonne McNulty of Expat Research.
12.00pm: Practical steps to achieve your child’s education needs by Mr Deepak Khanna, Head of Wealth Development, HSBC Singapore.
12.30pm: Being Bilingual Principal Panel – Q&A with Principals and Heads of Departments from Stamford American International School, Dulwich College (Singapore) & GESS.
1.30pm: Understanding Early Years Principal Panel – Q&A with Principal and Heads of Departments from Nexus International School, Bluehouse International & Dover Court International School.
2.30pm: All About Curriculums Principal Panel – Q&A with Principal and Heads of Departments from GEMS World Academy Singapore, Canadian International School & Tanglin Trust Singapore.
3.30pm: Transition from Primary to Secondary – Q&A with Principals and Heads of Departments from Australian International School, The Winstedt School and Global Indian International School.
- Tanglin Trust School
- GEMS World Academy
- EtonHouse International
- White Lodge
- Melbourne Specialist International School
- Dover Court International School
- Australian International School
- Marlborough College Malaysia
- Chatsworth International School
- Canadian International School
- Stamford American International School
- The Winstedt School
- Singapore American School
- International Community School (Singapore)
- Blue House International School
- Dulwich College (Singapore)
- One World International School
- Global Indian International School
- Nexus International School
- ITS Education Asia (a handy consulting firm who can help find the right school for your family)
HSBC can help smoothen the transition, no matter which stage of the relocation journey you are currently at. HSBC offers pre- and post-arrival support on relocation, global finances, banking and more. Click here to find out more.
Need more info on schools while you wait for the fair to roll into town? Check out HoneyKids Asia School Selector:
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