With a diverse student body, excellent pastoral care and plenty of STEAM initiatives, here’s what you need to know about SMMIS.
As parents, we all want a school that puts our children at the heart of everything they do. That’s why we’re fans of Sir Manasseh Meyer International School, SMMIS. This leading international school is small by design, so that its teachers can give your child their maximum attention. We caught up with principal Elaine Robinson to find out more.
A multicultural community that welcomes all
It’s important to nurture a global worldview from a young age, which is what makes the international SMMIS community so great. Elaine shares, “we have over 23 nationalities and 6 different faiths represented, all of which are celebrated throughout the year, highlighting our commitment to celebrating our unique and diverse community.” This warm and vibrant school, imbued with Jewish values, welcomes students of all backgrounds and faiths, teaching each child more about cultures other than their own. Now, that’s something we can all get behind!
Individualised learning to nurture every child
If small class sizes and dedicated educators are what you’re after, SMMIS checks all the right boxes. The intimate class sizes allow teachers to build meaningful relationships with each student and guide them in the right direction. Alongside a school counsellor and strong pastoral care, the school offers a holistic system that nurtures every child.
“Every member of staff here is seen as a role model for our community. We know that teachers and the relationship between teacher and student has one of the biggest impacts on a child’s sense of self. This is incredibly important to keep in mind – we don’t know when, how, why what we say will impact on a child, but we know that it will. They will always remember their time at SMMIS and therefore each and every minute they are with us counts,” says Elaine.
Set your child up for success with STEAM initiatives
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) are enhanced by STEAM initiatives that teach design technology through a Makerspace. The Makerspace programme provides students with creative hands-on ways to design, experiment, build and invent. The dedicated space has access to visual arts materials, woodworking tools, 3D printing, lego robotics equipment and micro:bits, pocket-sized computers that teach coding skills.
In Grades 9 and 10, students complete iGCSE courses which offer internationally recognised exams. This curriculum continues to run alongside STEAM projects that are taken a step further with collaborative design. Elaine tells us, “At SMMIS we are committed to training our students in 21st century skills. STEAM subjects play a major role in preparing our students in acquiring future ready skills; the roles our students will have as adults have probably not even been dreamt of yet.” Taken together, SMMIS’ comprehensive curriculum enables the students to move on to any educational system across the globe.
Want to learn more? Delve into all the details at SMMIS and uncover a world of learning opportunities for your child.
SMMIS, 3 Jalan Ulu Sembawang, Singapore 758932
This post is in partnership with SMMIS.