Looking for a school but can’t seem to make that final, all-important decision? We get it: plumping for the choice that fits your family best can be tough (and more than a little scary). Our top tip? Listen to what the parents of students have to say! HoneyKids recently had a chat with Singapore American School parent Gabrielle Green, mum to three year-old Benjamin, about what she loves most about the school…
Tell us about the child you have attending the school
Benjamin is three years old and he is in preschool.
What were the most important factors for you in selecting a school?
For us, the facilities, standard of teaching and the location were the most important factors in choosing a school.
How has the school lived up to your expectations?
SAS has exceeded our expectations. The facilities are incredible and the opportunities that the children get, even at Benjamin’s young age, are amazing. He is learning lots of different things and gets exposed to so many ideas. We love the Reggio Emilia inspired approach and think it really suits Benjamin.
What does your child like most about attending this school?
Benjamin has made really good friends, he adores his teachers and he has so much fun learning.
What sort of curriculum does this school offer?
At the preschool level it focuses on a Reggio Emilia inspired approach so there is no set curriculum.
What advice would you give other parents trying to choose a school?
I would suggest that parents do their research and most importantly, read parent testimonials to find the school that is the best fit for their family.
What do you value most about the school?
The quality of the teaching and the amazing opportunities provided to the students.
Are you satisfied with the level of communication you receive from the school and how they engage parents?
The engagement with parents is great. It uses Storypark, an online learning and development program where teachers and parents can collaborate about school related activities. It’s great also for getting photos, videos and updates about what Benjamin and his classmates have been up to. The communication from the wider school is also good thanks to its regular email updates.
This post is sponsored by Singapore American School