Want kids to learn Chinese without the stress? The Perse School Singapore’s daily Mandarin programme is the perfect in-between to help students hone their language skills. Find out how to get 10% off school fees for life!
The Perse School Singapore understands Mandarin immersion programmes may be daunting for some students, while weekly Mandarin lessons may not be sufficient to fulfil the required exposure needed for kids to become proficient. So how do they ensure children learn Mandarin best without too little exposure, or too much intensity? Their compromise comes in the form of Mandarin provision, where all their students (5-12 years old) take part in daily Mandarin lessons!
Mandarin Provision Lessons
The school has two Chinese programmes; Standard Chinese (SC) for those who already have a strong grasp of the language, and Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) for those who are new to Mandarin or who have only been learning for a short period of time. Both of these Chinese programs focus on language proficiency and cultural appreciation.
The school also conducts the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) for pupils who are interested in furthering their Chinese language studies and obtaining accreditation in Chinese language proficiency. The YCT is a standardised Chinese language test aimed at examining non-native primary school pupils’ abilities to apply the Chinese language in their studies and daily lives.
The Perse School Singapore values both their UK heritage and Singapore as their home. Students belong to more than 30 different nationalities, allowing the school to really celebrate diversity, nurture a sense of belonging and create a strong sense of identity. They’ve also got a pastoral approach centred around creating an environment where each child is known and listened to. Teachers are able to develop positive relationships with every student, thanks to the small class sizes and small school campus.
In addition to the great Chinese programmes, students can opt to take part in Chinese Extra Curricular activities such as Chinese Speech and Drama and Chinese Drumming. They’ve also got a library with a large selection of Chinese books, and during the term breaks pupils are provided with both English and Chinese reading books tailored to their individual abilities.
The Perse School Singapore’s British Curriculum
The Perse School Singapore offers a British Curriculum for Key Stage 1 (age 5 to 7 years), Key Stage 2 (age 7 to 11 years), and Key Stage 3 (age 11 and 12 years), with plans to open a full secondary programme in the near future. They also incorporate Singapore Maths into the curriculum. The International Cambridge Curriculum that they offer encourages both curiosity as well as academic rigour; children are encouraged to ask challenging questions instead of taking things as they are.
In addition to extra-curricular activities and school trips, children are given student leadership opportunities with an active student council and school prefects – to make sure that the grown-ups are listening!
The school takes pride in their broad and balanced academic curriculum, with a generous amount of time for games, extra-curricular activities and opportunities to develop socially. So it’s just as much ‘play’ as it is learning!
To learn more about The Perse School Singapore and their holistic approach to learning, visit their Open Houses happening in the coming weeks! Pupils who enrol from the Open House are able to receive a waiver on their application and enrolment fees. There will be presentations from Heads of KS1, KS2 & KS3, plus senior members of The UK Perse team will be joining the Open Mornings on 5 & 8 October to talk about how they work closely as schools to better further their educational approach.
Open House 2022 – Save the dates!
- 21 September 2022, Wednesday (8.30am – 10.30am)
- 5 October 2022, Wednesday (8.30am – 10.30am)
- 8 October 2022, Saturday (10.00am – 12.00pm)
- Enrol by August 2023 to receive 10% off school fees for life.
- 5% Sibling discount
- Waiver of application and enrolment fee for any families who attend Open Mornings
- Waiver of application and enrolment fee for children from affiliated preschools: Invictus International Preschool, Primus Schoolhouse & Swallows and Amazons.