Summer's out but school hunting is still in!
School may be out in international schools around Singapore but that doesn’t mean the doors are shut! For parents still hunting high and low for the perfect preschool or school in Singapore, we’ve found the open houses, camps and school events happening this July that will get you on the right track.
Busy Bees Best Start In Life – Play, Nurture, Grow
Busy Bees’ very first roadshow is happening 6-7 July for parents and educators to learn more about the schools under Busy Bees and attend seminars. As for the kids, they can attempt to smash the Singapore Record for “Largest number of Crafts Made from Cardboard Tubes” by crafting and racing cardboard cars, and there’ll be hourly races with attractive prizes (we’re talking family staycation, people!). This is your chance to meet Odyssey The Global Preschool, Brighton Montessori, Pat’s Schoolhouse, Learning Vision, Small Wonder, Bright Path, Learning Horizon, Asian International College and the up and coming The Imaginarium – all in one room! What are you waiting for? Register now and receive an exclusive goodie bag and free yummy treats for the whole fam!
When: 6-7 July
Where: Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, Concourse 3
Kick Off Your Shoes with Ten Feet Tall
This is the last week of Ten Feet Tall’s seven-week long Shoe Bank campaign to donate pre-loved shoes to schools in Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand and India. It’s your last chance to bring your gently worn adult and children’s shoes to the latest and last location of this year’s ‘Kick Off Your Shoes’ at Tanglin Trust School. Clear out your cupboards and make lots more happy feet!
When: 1-5 July
Where: Tanglin Trust School
GIIS SMART Campus Tour
Check out the new SMART Campus and discover how technology is integrated with learning at an open house or school tour. Or find out more about GIIS East Campus during its respective school tour dates. It’s a great opportunity to get to grips with the admission process and have all your burning questions answered.
When: East Campus: 6, 13, 20, 27 July; SMART Campus: 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27 and 31 July
Where: GIIS East Campus and SMART Campus
AIS is open to kids aged from two months to 18 years. Take a personalised group tour with the AIS leaders to gain an insight into how AIS’s values define its unique approach to learning.
When: Early Years: 25 July; Prep to Year 12: 24 July, 9am–11am
Where: 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818, Gate 3
Playgroups at Early Learning Village
Looking for a change in pace? Bring your child to the Early Learning Village at the Australian International School for specially themed playgroups held every month. Suitable for children aged from one to five years old, kids can enjoy a host of fun-filled activities including games, crafts, songs and dancing. Why not take a tour of the Infant Care and Early Years facilities at the Early Learning Village while you’re there? Registration is free but places are limited, so book your spot today!
When: 30 July and 27 August
Where: 1 Lorong Chuan, Singapore 556818, Gate 3
EtonHouse at Upper Bukit Timah fee waiver
Experience the EtonHouse approach, which nurtures a genuine enthusiasm for learning – in both English and Chinese! From its distinguished curriculum and strong bilingual programme to its innovative facilities, come find out why EtonHouse at Upper Bukit Timah is right for your child by speaking to its passionate teachers. The campus also offers childcare services. Visit and enjoy a waiver of registration fees ($535) from 22–31 July.
When: 22-31 July
What: 215 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 588184 (5 min from Beauty World MRT)
Hillside World Academy Open Days
Hillside World Academy (HWA) welcomes new students and parents at any time, and from any place. The academic year starts in August and ends in July, but it accepts applications year-round, from all over the world, and for students aged three to 18 years old. Find out more about its admission process, school life and curricula by booking a tour.
When: 5, 6, 10, 13, 18, 20, 23, 27 and 31 Jul
Where: Hillside World Academy, 11 Hillside Drive, Singapore 548926
CIS Holiday Camp 2019
Catered to kids aged from four to 14 years, CIS is offering over 70 exciting camps across five different categories – sport and wellness, creativity and performances, STEAM, global languages and multi-activity. Sign up for week-long camps run by expert camp leaders where kids will pick up cool skills, and develop important life skills such as teamwork and problem-solving. Whatever you choose, kids are sure to grow cognitively and emotionally in a fun and stimulating environment. They won’t even realise they’re learning!
When: 17 June–26 July, 9am–3pm
Where: Lakeside Campus (West): 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414; Tanjong Katong (East): 371 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437128
ISS Summer School Discovery
You’re invited to join ISS Summer School Discovery this July! Pick your Discovery, whether Language, STEM, Arts, or Discovery Adventures and get ready to learn and grow over the course of a week. Can’t decide? Try a bit of everything!
When: 1–26 July
Where: ISS International School, 25 Paterson Rd, Singapore 238510
Invictus International School Summer Camp 2019
The Invictus Summer Camp is open for registration for primary school kids aged six to 12 years. Get those creative juices flowing with activities like Lego Robotics, Movie Making, Invention Club, Fun Science and Cultural Mandarin. There are four one-week Summer Camps available.
When: 24 June–19 July, 9am–3pm
Where: Invictus International School, Loewen Road
Ivy Camps USA presented by GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Get the full American summer camp experience at Ivy Camps USA in partnership with GEMS World Academy (Singapore). Kids ages five to 12 years can grow academically while also developing character in critical thinking, team building, and self-confidence. With a curriculum designed by experts and professionals from all fields including a Hollywood producer, scientist, design engineer, entrepreneurs and published writers, Ivy Camps USA is the camp designed to empower leaders, thinkers and creators of tomorrow. This is one two-week programme kids won’t want to miss.
When: 24 June–2 August, 9am–3.30pm
Where: GEMS World Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Open House
Get a first-hand experience of GEMS World Academy (Singapore) at one of its upcoming open houses. Chat with the Head of School and learn about the core values, curriculum and extra-curricular activities, as well as experience its state-of-the-art facilities.
When: 30 July, 10-11.30am
Where: GEMS World Academy
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