All the news and goings on this November from the international school circuit here in Singapore...
Another month is just around the corner, and with it comes another run of awesome happenings in Singapore’s international schools. From art exhibitions and coffee mornings to open days and a Christmas fair, it’s all going on this November.
EtonHouse International School Thomson Open House
Looking for a school with a strong bilingual program and outstanding learning spaces? Swing by EtonHouse International School Thomson – located in a gorgeous colonial-style building – to suss out how its learning environment helps nurture competent, global citizens. It also offers a swimming program for students in Year 1 and beyond, plus exposes its learners to 45 minutes of supervised outdoor play everyday. RSVP for the Open House through this link, and save $1000 on fees.
When: Saturday, 2 November; 9.30am–12.30pm
Where: 8 Thomson Lane, Singapore 297743
2019 Inspired: Singapore International Schools Art Exhibition
Head over to the Australian High Commission and be wowed by the serious skills of young artists from an array of Singapore’s international schools. They’ll totally put your doodles to shame! Each of the 16 schools taking part in the exhibition have handpicked high-quality student works that best reflect the skill and dedication required to succeed on their respective art courses.
When: Thursday, 7 November–Friday, January 10, 2020; 10am–4pm, daily
Where: Australian High Commission, 25 Napier Rd, Singapore 258507
Parent’s Coffee Morning with White Lodge International Preschool
If you’re looking for more information on nutrition for preschoolers (sorry kids: bread and cheese is NOT going to cut it), then why not swing by White Lodge River Valley for its next Parent Talk? Paediatric dietitian Kathy Lowes-Switzer will be sharing her expert advice on allergies, selective eating and tips on keeping your kids happy and healthy. This is a free event, so grab your mum mates and head on down! Keen to find out more about White Lodge? Book a school tour for after the talk. RSVP to [email protected].edu.sg to confirm your spot.
When: Friday, 8 November; 10am
Where: 262 River Valley Road, Singapore 238308; whitelodge.edu.sg
EtonHouse International School Orchard Open House
EtonHouse International School Orchard, situated in the heart of the city, offers students a modern learning experience from primary through to the high school years. Its unique sports program was also designed to help students learn about and embark on a healthy lifestyle right through to adulthood. And it also excels academically – in fact, even though the school was only launched in 2018, it has already delivered its first A* grade for the Cambridge IGCSE. Pretty impressive stuff, especially since the student was ranked in the top 3% globally, too! Find out more about what the school can offer at its next open day. RSVP for the Open House through this link.
When: Saturday, 9 November; 9am–12.30pm
Where: 10 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247908 (Opposite St Regis Hotel)
TEDxTanglin Trust School
We’re huge fans of TED, the annual event that brings together the world’s leading thinkers to share their big ideas across all kinds of fields: technology, design, the environment, science and so on. And, to continue on in the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED has created TEDx, a series of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience, through live speakers, TED Talks videos and engaging discussions. This year, several Year 13 students from Tanglin Trust School are presenting TEDxTanglin Trust School and a ‘Breaking Ground’ theme. Learn about rising through adversity, innovation and new discoveries and developments. Not to be missed. For details of speakers and to buy your tickets, click here.
When: Saturday, 9 November; 2pm–6pm
Where: Tanglin Trust School, 95 Portsdown Road, Singapore 139299
Experience Chatsworth Open Day
Nothing quite gives you the feel for a new school than an open day. To help you in the process of choosing a school for your little one, Chatsworth Bukit Timah is hosting an open day so you can pop down with the family for a first-hand look at student life. You’ll be able to chat with teachers about everyday life at the school life and the curriculum, plus check out the facilities, enjoy a tour of the campus and meet other parents. Your child can also get a feel for the place by taking part in a ‘tag along’, where they’ll be able to experience the school as a guest. Tag-along sessions will run for both primary (kindergarten to year 6; suitable for ages 3 and up) and secondary students (Years 7–13), and can be reserved by registering ahead of time.
When: Monday, 18 November; 9.30am
Where: Chatsworth International School, Bukit Timah Campus: 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760; http://www.chatsworth.com.sg
Cost: Free, but don’t forget to register ahead of time! Note: Parents of primary-aged kiddos will be expected to sign a release form for their munchkins to be apart from their parents for the tag along sessions. Chatsworth reserves the right to reject and/or withdraw any child(ren) from tagging along to the class should the school determine that they are unable to support their needs.
Stamford American International School’s Early Learning Village Open House
SAIS has a unique approach to education, and prides itself on helping every child succeed, no matter where their passion lies. See for yourself how the expert educators tailor their teaching for youngsters in the school’s Early Learning Village and the facilities on offer.
When: Friday, 22 November; 9.30am
Where: Stamford American Early Learning Village, 3 Chuan Lane, Singapore 357684; sais.edu.sg
Lycée Français de Singapour Open House
If you’re interested in your child learning in a multicultural environment, then why not take a peek inside Lycée Français de Singapour – the French School of Singapore? Head along to its open day to find out more about its bilingual French-English curriculum and school programs, plus get to meet teachers and enjoy a tour of the grounds in French or in English. The staff also speak Spanish, Mandarin and Korean.
When: Friday 22 November; 1.30pm
Where: Lycée Français de Singapour, 3000 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569928
Cost: free, but registration beforehand is required
CIS Lakeside PTA Christmas Fair
Get a headstart on your Christmas shopping and join in the celebrations at CIS PTA’s Christmas Fair. Everything’s under one roof to make your life super simple when gifting loved ones this festive season: think clothing and jewellery to home décor and accessories. Not only that, but Santa will also be there to spread some mirth, plus there promises to be heaps of Christmas-themed games, arts and crafts, and a photobooth. Open to the public, this event is also free of charge.
When: Saturday, 23 November; 10am–3pm
Where: Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414
Repton International School’s Enrichment Program
Repton Schoolhouse Bukit Timah is a brand new, recently opened premium preschool that’s aimed at children from 18 months to 6 years old. It’s located in leafy Bukit Timah, and the gorgeous location for the school offers little ones a fresh and spacious environment, as well as numerous indoor and outdoor learning and playing areas. From now until 13 December, Repton will be offering a bilingual program to help develop language skills in both English and Chinese. Through immersion in literature and fun activities, the program aims to build confidence and develop communication skills, along with an appreciation for quality literature. Fancy enrolling your child there for January 2020? The five-full-day program is reduced to $3000 (+GST) and the five half-day program is reduced to $2,450 (+GST).
When: Until Friday, 13 December; 9am–4pm
Where: Repton Schoolhouse Bukit Timah, 70 Bukit Tinggi Rd, Singapore 289758
Cost: 8-week/5 Full-Day Program $3,500+GST; 8-week/5 Half-Day program $2,700+GST
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