With new bilingual programmes, an amazing new playground, and exciting school fees promotions, there’s lots happening with international schools in Singapore in 2020
Extra, extra, read all about it! There’s always news when it comes to international schools in Singapore. Read on for exciting 2020 updates about:
• New preschool and primary bilingual programmes (in French and Chinese!)
• A stunning new state-of-the-art “Forest Playground”
• And how you can save 50% off enrolment fees at an innovative school offering the innovative International Primary Curriclum (IPC)
The Grange Institution recently launched its innovative Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy, which supports the renowned International Primary Curriculum with Cambridge Primary English, Mathematics and Science in a multi-disciplinary, thematic context that helps students learn about the world around them.
Excitingly, the Grange Institution has also waived its $500 application fee, and is offering 50% off the $2,000 enrolment fee for the first 20 applicants for the 2020-2021 school year! Furthermore, all families will enjoy the promotional school fee of just $19,900 up through the end of the 2021 school year. Enquire now for more info!
After completing the move to Bukit Timah this year, Chatsworth International School is now doing a complete overhaul of its playground! The new “Forest Playground” is set to house innovative structures designed and manufactured in Europe for kiddos ages 3 through 12. Set amongst the campus’s lush greenery, the Forest Playground will offer both wet and dry play options atop super safe rubber flooring. Kiddos will find varying degrees of challenges to stimulate their creativity, physical and social development. It’s just one more way in which Chatsworth strives to provide a safe, welcoming environment where children can develop and grow holistically through exploration and play!
GIIS takes another step toward its goal of nurturing global citizens with a new Chinese-English Bilingual Programme for Grades 1 to 5 that will launch in August 2020. We love that the programme will be closely aligned to the IB PYP framework, with dedicated classes for students striving to become bilingual in English and Mandarin. This is just the latest from this K-12 international school with locations in Punggol and East Coast that also offer Cambridge and IBDP to its 3,000 students of 42 different nationalities.
Thanks to its state-of-the-art flagship campus’s high-tech capabilities, GIIS has seamlessly become a “Virtual School” during the Circuit Breaker period. In fact it’s one of the few international schools in Singapore that’s been able to offer a virtual school day that runs during regular school hours from 9am to 3:30pm. On top of all that, GIIS’s school fees are well-priced at $21,229 (US$15,000) year; talk about value for money!
GIIS Smart Campus, 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649, Tel: (+65) 6914 7100
GIIS East Coast (Siglap), 82 Cheviot Hill, Singapore 459663, Tel: (+65) 6914 7000
With 1.31 billion speakers worldwide, Mandarin is by far the most spoken language on Earth. Families that recognize the role China plays in the world economy can give their children a definite boost in their global future by exposing them to bilingual education, ideally from as young an age as possible. In addition to better career and education prospects, bilingualism has also been shown to stimulate cognitive growth in young children along with boosting their motor skills.
All of this is the impetus for the new English-Chinese Bilingual Primary School programme at Invictus’s brand new Centrium campus, which is scheduled to open in August 2020. The programme will run from Grade 1 Prep (age 5) through Grade 6 (age 11), and will be reasonably priced at $15,000 per year (+ GST). Besides formal instruction, students will be immersed in Chinese through music, art and physical education. The Centrium campus will also house Invictus’s new secondary school, which offers the IGCSE in preparation for the prestigious A-Levels.
Register here to find out more!
Invictus International School – Centrium Campus, 320 Serangoon Road, Singapore 218108, www.centrium.invictus.school
Swiss School Singapore has a reputation for its close-knit, family-friendly atmosphere and its play-based, multi-lingual approach that includes instruction in either German and English or French and English. The French stream has proven so popular, in fact, that it will expand to welcome children ages 4 to 10 for the 2020-21 school year, with mixed-age French classes for Kindergarten through Primary 4. In Summer 2021 the Swiss School will also open a new French Primary section for grades 5 and 6!
Did you know The Winstedt School is the only school in the region that’s purpose-built for students who think and learn differently? From Reception right through Senior School, Winstedt is redefining learning possibilities for students with its Innovative Trans-disciplinary educational model that includes integrated therapy combined with its mainstream curriculum, multi-sensory lessons, and personalised instruction. Another great thing about The Winstedt School: no application fee! Contact them today to enquire about their admissions process for the 2020-21 school year, or register for a tour.
Mention #sassymama to receive a $1,000 credit towards your enrolment fee if you apply by 30 June 2020!
EtonHouse International School at Orchard is now an officially authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the prestigious IB Diploma Programme! That means from August 2020, Year 12 students at EtonHouse will be able to commence the IBDP – which is widely recognised and respected by leading universities around the world. What’s more, EtonHouse will be launching a scholarship programme for the IBDP and IGSCE that will fully cover application fees, capital levy and school fees throughout the duration of the four-year course, working out to more than $35,000 per year for each of 10 lucky scholarship recipients! Click here for more info!