STEAM Education at CIS: Equipping students with essential skills to succeed in the future

STEAM at CIS is an interdisciplinary teaching approach that stands for science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and maths. It plays an integral part of our school curriculum and equips each student with essential skills (collaboration,...

Can you eat healthy at a hawker centre?

In our busy and fast-paced lives, dining out has become a way of life. Fortunately, eating out in Singapore is both convenient and affordable with the country’s numerous hawker centres and food courts. Dining...

Fun with small children in Singapore

Having a small child can often be isolating. It can often be hard to think about ways to fill the day so that your little one is stimulated while you as a parent...

7 Useful Tips For Parents To Encourage Their Children To Become Independent Thinkers

“It is widely agreed that children should be taught how to think, not what to think, in order to be successful twenty-first century learners and citizens. Avondale Grammar School’s Assistant Principal and Head of...

Deciphering Reggio Emilia

There are more options to a child’s education than ever before – especially in early childhood. Increasingly educational philosophies tend towards a holistic approach which gives equal weight to artistic, physical and emotional endeavours...

The Benefits of Children Joining Preschool Under 3

Did you know by age 2 we lose half the neurons we were born with, but that 80% of the synapses made stay with us for life?  Early Years Specialists, Blue House Nursery &...

Choosing the right bilingual programme for your child

Chinese-English bilingual programmes offer children many benefits, yet deciding which one is best for your child can be challenging. Huali Xiong, Head of Chinese at Canadian International School (CIS) and author of the best...

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a School for Your Child

Education access for foreigners living in Singapore is often a difficult mine-field to navigate, with blogs, forums and advice from colleagues often contradicting the reality of the school landscape. To help choose the right school...

Experiential Learning – actively connecting with the world around us

Experiential learning is a process which results in greater student engagement and, whilst most educational pedagogies allow for some exposure to experiential learning, approaches which fully integrate these experiences within academics deliver greater opportunities...

White Lodge visit Jamie’s Italian

Eighty-eight children from White Lodge Kindergartens descended upon Jamie’s Italian VivoCity on Friday 16 May to celebrate Food Revolution Day. For those unfamiliar with the campaign, Food Revolution Day is celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s...