Learning through Play – What does that look like?

The Link between Play and Classroom Learning There is a lot of conversation about the importance of play for young learners and whether we are giving our children enough time to play. The questions...

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...

The Power of Sports in Developing Children

Sports is an important part of a child’s educational journey and development as it fosters transferable characteristics that are applicable to everyday life as well as building character along the way. In their quest...

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...

IGCSE: Is it right for my child?

As a parent and a science teacher, I am familiar with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). It is the world’s most widely used international qualification for 14-16-year-olds, developed by the University...

The Art of Rangoli

Rangoli is a type of art originating from Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Rangoli is created using coloured sand, rice, flour and even flower petals to make beautiful patterns on flooring typically around the time...

The School of the Future Is Here

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is pleased to announce the launch of its “Future School” initiative, built around 3 key pillars, to prepare students for the realities of future life.   BLENDED LEARNING The first pillar is Blended...

A Quality Primary Education That Won’t Break The Bank

Singapore is a wonderful place to live and you can often find yourself staying for much longer than you originally anticipated. With rising outgoings, families often find themselves in the position where they...

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...

Does happiness matter?

It’s now well-known that happy people tend to live longer, be more successful and are more likely to have a lasting friendships. But what exactly is ‘happiness’? Many people believe that happiness is about...