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SCHOOL NEWS – Guide To Singapore School News And Openings In 2024

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The education scene in Singapore remains exciting and classed as one of the top educational cities in the world. With numerous new school openings and existing institutions expanding to accommodate the vibrant and growing population, there’s plenty to celebrate. Embracing diversity and fostering opportunity, Singapore continues to shine as an educational hub. Stay informed and up-to-date with the latest school news and exciting new developments in this comprehensive Little Steps guide. From sustainability initiatives promoting green living to comprehensive bilingual programs and innovative campuses featuring captivating elements, this news update covers it all. Get the scoop now in this Little Steps guide to school news and new school openings in Singapore.

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  • One World International School Digital Campus

    ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (OWIS) DIGITAL CAMPUS: Focusing On Personalized Learning And Holistic Development

    Ultra-Modern School Environment With A Strong Tech Focus Opens In Singapore

    The third campus in the OWIS family of schools in Singapore, the OWIS Digital Campus, continues the institution's commitment to a kindness-driven approach that fosters a lifelong love of learning and a culture of inclusion. Standing out with its state-of-the-art facilities aimed at driving exceptional academic achievements, the new campus spans approximately 20,000 square meters and accommodates up to 1,500 students. Sustainability and green practices are integrated into both the campus facilities and curriculum to instill a sense of responsibility among students.

    Catering to a diverse and multicultural student community, the OWIS Digital Campus maintains a 30% cap on any single nationality among the 60+ nationalities represented. With over 20 skills studios, the campus focuses on personalized learning and holistic development, ensuring each student receives the necessary support to thrive academically and prepare for an ever-evolving world.

    From Early Childhood to pre-university stages, the OWIS Digital Campus offers a holistic education experience, fostering a positive school culture and safe learning environment that encourages continuous growth and exploration.

    OWIS Digital Campus, #01-02, Global Campus Village, 27 Punggol Field Walk, Singapore 828649, +65 6914 6700, [email protected]www.owis.org/sg/punggol-digital-campus/

  • Chatsworth International School Open House Singapore

    CHATSWORTH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: A Welcoming & Friendly School

    Continuous Development Of Spaces

    Chatsworth International School provides an excellent IB education in its welcoming and friendly environment of about 60 student nationalities. A multi-award winning school, it is a proud Gold winner of The Curriculum Awards (IB) and School Where Everybody Knows Your Name award (second win in a row) at Singapore Education Awards 2023. It has also won the Best IB School in the inaugural WhichSchoolAdvisor Best Singapore Schools Award 2022.

    Each school year, there are abundant opportunities for students of different year levels to collaborate and forge a closer student body and community. Chatsworth continually seeks to upgrade and enhance their learning spaces and school environment to deliver the best learning experience possible. Contact their Admissions to find out more about the Chatsworth Experience.

    Chatsworth International School, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760,+65 6463 3201; General Enquiries: [email protected]; Admissions Enquiries: [email protected], www.chatsworth.com.sg

  • Exterior Singapore American School

    SINGAPORE AMERICAN SCHOOL: New Campus In 2026 In Singapore!

    Guide To School And Education News In Singapore For 2023

    Singapore American School (SAS) is embarking on a major transformation through the SAS Reimagined project, which aims to create a campus that will inspire every student. The SAS Reimagined project is the result of thousands of hours of research and consultation with industry leaders, experts, and college admissions officers. Educators have visited more than 100 schools around the world to gather ideas and best practices for creating a truly exceptional learning environment. The new SAS campus will feature state-of-the-art facilities, including a new elementary school, a new middle school, a fully renovated high school, a new welcome center and campus square, and a new athletic complex. As the new campus takes shape, SAS is excited to see the impact it will have on students. The project is slated for completion in 2026 and hopes to offer students the best possible learning environment.

    Singapore American School, 40 Woodlands Street 41, Singapore 738547, +65 6360 6360, www.sas.edu.sg

  • Dulwich College Singapore

    DULWICH COLLEGE (Singapore): Remarkable Success Of The 2022-2023 I/GCSE Students

    90 Students Were Awarded Excellence Awards

    n a noteworthy achievement, the 2022-2023 I/GCSE students at the institution have garnered recognition from Pearson. A total of 90 students were awarded Excellence Awards, with an outstanding nine receiving the coveted Outstanding Pearson Learner Awards (OPLA). These exceptional individuals not only displayed unwavering dedication but also achieved the highest marks in subjects such as English Language A, History, Economics, and Art & Design: Fine Art. Notably, one student attained the Highest Mark in Asia for Spanish, while another earned the prestigious title of Highest Mark in the World for Physical Education. This accomplishment not only reflects the hard work and commitment of these students but also underscores the institution's commitment to fostering well-rounded individuals. Their success stands as an inspiration for future students.

    Dulwich College (Singapore), 71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore 658966, +65 6890 1000, https://singapore.dulwich.org/

  • New Kindergarten Wing CIS Singapore

    CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN SINGAPORE: New Kindergarten Wing Open!

    Instructional Bakery, Dance Facilities, Junior Pool, Wet Zone, And More!

    Looking for a great Kindergarten with top-notch facilities in Singapore? The Canadian International School has a new Kindergarten wing which opened in early 2023 with a large outdoor discovery centre that is 2,600 sqm in size! Huge windows, lots of greenery, and natural design elements - this is a real treat for young learners. We love the instructional bakery, junior pool facilities, dance studio, learning pods, outdoor arts pod, wet zone and so much more.

    Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414, +65 6467 1732, www.cis.edu.sg/learning/kindergarten

  • Science Lab Brighton College Singapore

    BRIGHTON COLLEGE (SINGAPORE): Senior School (Years 7-9) Now Open

    News Of Expanding Years At Brighton School (Singapore)

    Brighton College (Singapore) continues to innovate and expand with its personalized English National Curriculum.  The news is here and they have launched their Year 7 and 8 classes! Admissions will be open all year round. Expansion plans are in the future with a focus on becoming an all-through school (18 months to 18 years of age) subject to regulatory approval.

    Brighton College (Singapore), 1 Chuan Lane, Singapore 554299, +65 6505 9790, www.brightoncollege.edu.sg

  • EtonHouse Garden School by the Bay

    ETONHOUSE GARDEN SCHOOL BY THE BAY: Opening At Bayfront Pavilion

    Unique Early Years Programme From Infant Care To 6 Years Of Age

    Nestled in the picturesque Gardens by the Bay, the EtonHouse Garden School by the Bay stands as Singapore's sole preschool within this iconic setting. Encompassing an exclusive early years program from infant care to age 6, the school aligns with Singapore's "City in Nature" vision. The curriculum, focused on nature education, sustainability, and community, ensures 50% of children's time is spent outdoors amidst the Gardens. With dedicated areas, including a Supertree playground and bioactive terrarium, the school offers an unparalleled outdoor learning experience. Committed to sustainability, the school features recycling initiatives, a ReAldo Lab for upcycling, and a modern aquaponics farming program.

    The unique school invites you to join information sessions and visits, promising an enriching and sustainable educational journey for young learners. For inquiries and registration, email [email protected].

    EtonHouse Garden School By The Bay, Bayfront Pavilion, (Located right next to Bayfront MRT and Bayfront Plaza Carpark), https://info.etonhouse.edu.sg/garden-school-by-the-bay

  • Class Dover Court Singapore

    DOVER COURT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (DCIS): Educational Trips & Parental Involvement

    Taking Learning Beyond The Classroom

    Dover Court International School (DCIS) has expanded its learning horizons by organizing educational trips to places like NEWater, alongside popular destinations like the National Museum of Singapore and the Science Centre. Notably, Year 4 students had a groundbreaking experience with an overnight residential in Bukit Batok. The introduction of a new sports field has amplified opportunities for creating sports teams, participating in tournaments, and hosting sports events, including engaging sports days.

    Demonstrating a heightened commitment to parental involvement, the school has introduced 'tell me about your child' meetings, additional Parents as Partners workshops, and increased opportunities for parents to attend school performances and learning-sharing sessions.

    Dover Court International School, 301 Dover Road, 139644 Singapore, +65 7665 7664, [email protected]www.nordangliaeducation.com/dcis-singapore

  • GESS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: Focus On Students’ Holistic Development And Well-being

    New Initiatives For 2024

    GESS prioritizes a comprehensive approach to student wellbeing within the context of 21st-century learning, extending beyond digital tools. As outlined in their five-year plan, GESS has implemented various initiatives to ensure students' holistic development and health. By normalizing support-seeking behaviors, the school empowers students to view seeking assistance as a regular part of their educational journey.

    The institution integrates social-emotional well-being into campus design, curriculum, and programs, offering regular training for staff members. Starting from the academic year 2023/2024, the restructured Student Wellbeing Department includes dedicated teams for counseling, safeguarding, and social-emotional learning. This initiative introduces new positions such as Head of Student Wellbeing, Lead Counsellor, and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The department focuses on enhancing community support systems through initiatives like a counseling program, child protection curriculum, and a collaborative support framework. GESS also emphasizes parent engagement as key partners in their child's wellbeing. The unveiling of the new Student Wellbeing Centre on November 16, 2023, represents a purpose-built space supporting emotional regulation and enhancing the overall student experience.

    GESS International School (Singapore), 2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621, +65 6469 1131, www.gess.edu.sg/en

  • Playing Fields SJI International Singapore

    SJI INTERNATIONAL: Elementary School’s Bilingual Programme Launching In January 2024 In Singapore

    News In The Language Learning Space In Singapore

    St Joseph's Institution International is known for their holistic and values-based program based on the pillars of academic, co-curricular, service, and outdoor education. News in the language learning space in Singapore - St. Joseph’s Institution International (SJII) Elementary School’s Bilingual Programme will be launching in January 2024.  The focus will be utilizing a ten-day teaching cycle alternating between English and Chinese. Watch this space!

    St. Joseph’s Institution International, 490 Thomson Road, Singapore, +65 6353 9383, [email protected], www.sji-international.com.sg/admissions

  • INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (ICS): Celebrating 30 Years In Singapore

    Congrats To ICS!

    Congrats to ICS on celebrating 30 years in the education space in Singapore.  With an American curriculum rooted in a biblical worldview, this school offers students a low student-to-teacher ratio and a personalized learning approach.

    International Community School, 27A Jubilee Road, Singapore 128575, +65 6776 7435, www.ics.edu.sg

  • Outdoor Play The Grange Singapore

    THE GRANGE INSTITUTE: Wins Multiple GREEN Awards For Their Promotion Of Nature-Inspired Learning

    Sustainable School Awards And 1.5 Acre Development

    While most might imagine The Grange, being a "small school" would typically be housed in a small building on a tiny plot - The Grange lies on a lush 3-acre land 15 minutes away from the city. Utilising the natural environment, The Grange has incorporated nature-inspired learning into part of its curriculum. In just a few short years since its inception, The Grange has won the school with the Best Environmental Initiative award two years in a row at the Singapore Education Awards, global accolades at the inaugural Chinese Language Festival, and most recently, it became the first school in Singapore to join The Alliance for Sustainable Schools as a founding member.  Be sure to check out their development plans too - a 1.5-acre space complete with rope climbing and obstacle courses for kids.

    The Grange International Preschool (TGIP) lays the foundation for young learners using the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC). Through a dynamic play-based environment revolving around thematic units, it achieves balance by allowing child-initiated and teacher-directed learning. The primary school offers a combination of the Cambridge Primary and International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which further equips students with the right aptitude for academic and personal success in their learning journey.

    The Grange Institute, 449 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 805946, +65 6817 3630, [email protected], thegrange.edu.sg

  • Reading Star Learners Singapore

    STAR LEARNERS: Celebrates 20 Years In Singapore In 2023

    Happy Birthday!

    Star Learners Child Care celebrates 20 years of inspiring heroes in 2023! To add to the milestone, we are also excited to announce the opening of our newest centre, Star Learners @ Tampines West, offering child care services from aged 18 months to 6 years from January 2023, barring delays in the issue of the licence. At all of their 40+ centres island-wide, they ensure that the early learning experiences are enjoyable ones. With an award-winning literature-based curriculum, they build a foundation for growth that will benefit children through their later years of formal education. There are limited vacancies available, so register now for a personalized tour to find out more!

    Star Learners, various locations across Singapore, www.starlearners.com.sg

  • INTERNATIONAL FRENCH SCHOOL (IFS): Launches Sustainable Designed Building For Kindergarten

    Impressive Space For Young Learners In Singapore

    Another great sustainable news story comes from International French School (IFS) has launched their BCA Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy building design with a focus on profiding a sustanable and flexible learning space complete with airy classrooms, bright natural light, adaptable design, and more. This new environmentally sustainable and energy-efficient Kindergarten is yet another example of sustainable design in the education space.

    International French School, 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569928, +65 6805 0000, www.ifs.edu.sg

  • IIS Singapore School

    INTEGRATED INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Singapore): New Certification - Cambridge International And Pearson Edexcel School

    British Education Options In Singapore

    Known for it's inclusive approach to education complete with a slew of therapy and additional support options, IIS is a unique school in the Singapore school community.  Recently, they just received their certification as a Cambridge International School which allows them to offer AS and A-level programs (British Education) to their students in addition to the Pearson Edexcel IGCSE Programme.

    Integrated International School, 41 Sunset Way, #01-01, Singapore 597071, Tel: (+65) 6466 4475, www.iis.edu.sg

  • SWISS SCHOOL IN SINGAPORE: New Afternoon Language Leaning Programs For Playgroup And Kindergarten In Singapore

    Language Learning In Singapore

    The Swiss School in Singapore has announced their new afternoon language programme for Playgroup II and Kindergarten students in the German and French streams.  Running twice a week, the program promises to bring a variety of learning opportunities to an already exiting schedule.  Check out more details on their website and social channel.

    Swiss School In Singapore, 38 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288140, +65 6468 2117, [email protected], www.swiss-school.edu.sg

  • ELFA Preschool Hougang Infant Care Services In Singapore

    ELFA PRESCHOOL: Hougang Branch Launches Infant Care Services

    Immersive Bilingual Learning Environment

    ELFA Preschool provides an immersive bilingual learning environment that places great importance on achieving fluency in Mandarin. Its aim is to cultivate love and appreciation for the language among children between the ages of 0 and 6 through our unique approach and curriculum. Their program is meticulously planned with a panel of specialists from China and Singapore, which caters to every individual. This guarantees that every child undergoes an exceptional educational journey during their crucial developmental phase.

    ELFA Preschool @ Hougang has recently launched its infant care services. They have created an environment that fosters growth, sensory stimulation, and cognitive, social, and emotional development. Your newborn’s growth and development will be diligently observed and documented.

    Understanding the importance of home-school partnerships, they also provide e-daily updates to ensure you have peace of mind putting your precious one with them. Its dedicated team of professional infant educators is committed to providing responsive, respectful, and reciprocal interactions with children. Their carefully crafted daily activities cater to infants’ different stages of learning that go beyond just meeting your little one’s basic needs. The curriculum allows the little explorers to uncover their unique capabilities and help them reach their fullest potential too!

    Schedule a visit and discover how ELFA Infant Care can support your baby’s growth and development in a loving and enriching environment!

    ELFA Chinese Preschool @ Pandan Valley
    3 Pandan Valley #01-316
    Singapore 597627
    https://elfapreschools.com/singapore/pandan-valley

    ELFA Preschool @ Hougang
    Blk 202, Hougang St.21, #03-00,
    Singapore 530202
    https://elfapreschools.com/singapore/hougang/
    *with infant care services

    +65 6881 8818, https://elfapreschools.com/singapore/openhouse/

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