School holidays are ending. How’s that for a Halloween scare? And if that’s not scary enough, exams are coming up too. We can’t stop school holidays from ending but we did get five awesome international schools to share with us how to keep your cool during exams, and one more way to avoid a scare? This guide! That’s right, this is your one-stop to school events, open days and news happening in November, so your quest for the perfect school until the very last minute.
You’re invited to the HoneyKids Playgroup with Learning Vision!
We all know just how great playgroups are for kids, that’s why we’re bringing you a brand new playgroup series at Learning Vision’s awesome facilities. Two dates, four locations, and a fun-packed morning of storytelling, sing-alongs, playtime and morning tea. There’ll be experts on hand to dish out sound advice on all sorts of mucky parenting topics, plus goody bags and a prize draw (psst: we’re giving away some fab prizes including a travel stroller!). Read up for all the deets, RSVP asap and we’ll see you there!
When: 3 and 17 November, 9.30am to 12pm
Where: 3 November: 100G Pasir Panjang Rd, Interlocal Centre, #01-08, 118523; Temasek Club, 131 Rifle Range Rd, #03-01, 588406
17 November: Paya Lebar Lifelong Learning (CET) 11 Eunos Rd 8, #04-04, 408601; The Grassroots’ Club, 190 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #03-02, 56804
CIS Open House
Always wanted an inside look at CIS’ campuses, its curriculum and ace bilingual education? Spend a morning at CIS, meet the senior academic leadership team, and see the classes in action.
When: 15 and 28 November, 9am – 11.30am
Where: Lakeside Campus (15 Nov), Tanjong Katong Campus (28 Nov)
Odyssey The Global Preschool opening at Killiney
Odyssey The Global Preschool is opening its fifth campus in Orchard, right in the heart of town. A preschool with tailored learning, fitness and nutrition programme, Odyssey is a next generation preschool with bespoke services. Find out more about its multi award-winning education programme and how Odyssey’s in-house specialists tailor it to fit your child’s needs at the Grand Opening.
When: 17-18 November
Where: 50A Lloyd Road, off Killiney Road
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Open House
The best way to learn more about GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is to visit it. You can speak to the Head of School, learn about the core values, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and experience its state-of-the-art facilities
When: 10 November, 10.30am – 12pm
Where: 2 Yishun Street 42, Singapore 768039
Find out more about Blue House Nursery and International Preschool’s new full-time programme
Looking for a full-time programme that respects your child? With it’s Reggio Emilia approach, Blue House is just the place for curious tots to explore, learn and interact for a full day. Starting January 2019, Blue House will be launching its Full Day programme for kids aged 18 months to three years old to attend an optional morning or full day programme, either two, three or five days a week. Interested? Register for the open house on Saturday 26 January 2019, or email Blue House to book a tour.
When: 26 January 2019, or book email Blue House to book a tour
Where: Blue House, 2 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287988
Chatsworth International School Open House
Get all your questions about Chatsworth International School’s education programme answered in a morning of conversations and discovery with the academic staff and students. Learn about the IB inquiry-based programmes and tour the campus. The kids won’t be bored either with plenty of activities to take part in including a bouncy castle, refreshments and free goody bags. There will be a two-way shuttle bus service available between Sixth Avenue MRT until 11.30am.
When: 24 November, 10am – 12pm
Where: Bukit Timah Campus, 72 Bukit Tinggah Roah, Singapore 298760
GESS Open House
Let your child enjoy fun and interactive experiential play with GESS’ EdTech coaches while you join a tour of GESS’ brand new international school campus, attend informative talks delivered by education experts, find out about the IB Curriculum and German Curriculum, and get a private consultation with the Academic and Admissions teams.
When: 22 November, 9.30am
Where: 2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621
Open House at EtonHouse Claymore
Situated in the heart of town, find out more about EtonHouse International Pre-School at Claymore and its wonderfully close-knit community, outstanding teachers and inquiry learning programme and beautiful space. RSVP for your personalised tour, get 50% off the registration fee and save up to S$1,070. Limited vacancies from playgroup to kindergarten.
When: 10 November, 9am – 12.30pm
Where: EtonHouse International Pre-School Claymore, 15 Claymore Rd, Singapore 229542
IIS Neighbourhood Garage Sale
Pitch in to help clear the clutter at Integrated International School. IIS is raising funds for its garden project and will be selling new and gently-used items such as furniture, clothing, toys, books, and sporting goods. Time for a little early Christmas shopping, we say, and all for a good cause.
When: 2 November, 9am – 1pm
Where: 41 Sunset Way, #01-01 Clementi Arcade, Singapore 597071
Singapore American School School-wide Open House
Want to find out what Singapore American School is like? Now’s your chance! Register today for its school-wide Open House coming up on 9 November for preschool to Grade 12. Or sign up to individual divisional tours on its website.
When: 9 November, 9am
Where: Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547
AIS’ Safe Sleep Conference
Pick up healthy sleep habits from Australian International School’s Safe Sleep Conference. Leading Australian Health Specialists will be delivering seminars on safe sleeping practices, approaches to mental health and common sleep challenges and it’s all free for parents, educators and health care practitioners to attend.
When: Baby Seminar: Friday, 16 November, 9.30-11.30am
Toddler Seminar: Saturday, 17 November 9.30-11.30am
Educators Seminar: Saturday, 17 November, 1.00-5.00pm
Where: The Hive, Level 1M, Early Learning Village, Australian International School, 3 Chuan Lane 554350
AIS is 25 years old!
AIS just celebrated its Silver Jubilee with a festival of events a Parent Gala to Family Film Night. The week long celebration was filled with sporting events, art exhibitions and music performances. We’re definitely jealous we missed the staff versus students soft ball match and the well-deserved sausage sizzle. From the video recaps, it looks like everyone had loads of fun!
SAIS is taking the sun into its own hands
We’re big on green initiative and always looking to cut down on energy wastage, so major props to Stamford American International School for this new green initiative. Proposed and led by the Stamford Green Lions Club, the school has collaborated with Sun Electric to install 845 solar panels on the roof of SAIS. Five percent of the solar energy generated will supplement Stamford American’s electricity usage and the rest will be distributed to smaller and medium-sized corporate customers and for potential use by homeowners through Sun Electric’s SolarSpace platform. Well done, kids!
United World College Thailand is opening a new Mindfulness Centre
Thinking about schools in Thailand? United World College Thailand (UWCT) is opening a brand new purpose-built Mindfulness Centre for the students to carry out daily secular mindful practice. Students from Nursery to Grade 12 will be learning how to live their life the zen way. We could do with some of that ourselves!
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