HoneyKids had a chat with mum-of-three Charlotte Duque about how the school has consistently exceeded her expectations for more than four years…
For parents, finding the perfect school – a school that their kids love too – is a complete game-changer. For Charlotte Duque, such is the case with her family’s school of choice: Dover Court International School. For the past four years, the school has impressed her with its sense of community, innovative programmes and engaging teaching staff. HoneyKids had a chat with Charlotte to get the full lowdown on why she’s such a fan of the school…
Hi Charlotte, how long have your children been at Dover Court International School?
Our three children have been at the school for four years. They’ve moved through early years (nursery) to upper primary (year 5) and the school has consistently exceeded our expectations.
What was the ultimate deciding factor for you?
Dover Court International School (DCIS) offers a rare combination of features not easily found among international schools in Singapore. The campus is not a concrete box surrounded by highways and high fences, dimpled by fields of synthetic turf: it is lush, green and filled with children of all ages and nationalities digging, exploring, playing and, quite visibly, learning in a way that excites them. In a city with a transient tide of families moving in and out, DCIS offers a sense of community, permanence and relevance.
What do you love most about the school?
The campus is full of smiles and happy faces from every corner of the globe. Children are encouraged to be fearless, adventurous, thoughtful and considerate. The quality of teaching is excellent. Every one of our children’s teachers over the years has been energetic, invested in the outcomes achieved by each child, responsive and proud to be part of a community that feels like a family.
As a parent, what do you value most about Dover Court?
I appreciate that children are inspired to excel, rather than pushed through mundane and pre-carved channels. They are taught values alongside multiplication tables. Attention to detail and form is never sacrificed: alongside keyboarding, they are taught proper cursive; after a morning of STEAM experiments, they study classic literature. They are trained to adapt, question and evolve; but also to respect and understand the cultures, religions, traditions and schools of thought that surround them in this part of the world and beyond.
Thank you, Charlotte!
This post is in partnership with Dover Court International School.