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“Are You Ok?” Why IFS Encourages Students to Talk About Mental Health Without Judgment

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A safe haven to grow: International French School in Singapore (IFS) introduces a new Counselling Department dedicated to addressing the social, emotional, and mental well-being of students without judgment.

At International French School in Singapore (IFS), the well-being of each child takes precedence. This international school offers a bilingual French-English education for students aged 2 to 18, with a focus on personalized holistic support that promotes healthy lifestyles and purpose-driven learning tailored to individual needs. Through a meticulously designed curriculum that emphasizes teamwork and mutual support, IFS cultivates joyful learning environments. Going beyond just academics, there’s a real focus on the well-being of each child – not just their physical health but their mental and emotional health too. After all, it’s common knowledge that only when children feel safe, are they able to grow and develop to their fullest potential. It’s why IFS is so passionate about mental health with campaigns such as ‘Are You OK’ and a brand new Counselling Department for the secondary school.

A Holistic Approach to Kids’ Well-being at IFS

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The secondary school’s new Counselling Centre provides essential tools to help students tackle stress, anxiety, and depression with confidence. There are regular ‘Are You OK’ day campaigns, not just to raise awareness about mental health but to empower kids to take action and break the taboo of talking about issues which creates a supportive environment for all.

With healthy living in mind, events like the annual “Health Week,” give students the chance to be involved in nutrition workshops and discuss exercise and stress management. Moreover, they offer a variety of after-school programs, including yoga and mindfulness sessions, to enhance physical and mental well-being. Students also have opportunities to find their purpose through extracurricular activities like the Model United Nations program, which encourages global awareness and responsible citizenship.

In this nurturing environment, holistic growth takes precedence, guaranteeing that every student enters a future rooted in well-being, purpose, and balance.

Unleashing Potential: IFS’ Unique Approach to Education

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At IFS, dedicated teachers, driven by passion and professionalism, guide students from kindergarten to baccalauréat, nurturing their development both academically, socially and emotionally. Through exposure to the wide array of extracurricular activities in arts, culture, and sports, students get a chance to continuously develop skills, find their passions, and explore who they are which gives them the confidence to face challenges with resilience.

Ready to discover the IFS difference firsthand? Get in touch to book a tour or mark your calendar for the upcoming Open House on 24 November!

International French School in Singapore (IFS) 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569928, [email protected], Tel: (+65) 6805 0000,

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