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 Right Team for Your Kids

We all want our children to learn the right skills in order to become successful in their later lives, but all books and no play is definitely not the way to go. Studies have...

Appreciating Values with Children

Living in such a wonderful place as Singapore, we can often take things for granted and raising children in this environment can make them unexposed to lives that people in other parts of the...

The Challenges and Rewards of IB Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS)

What issues of global significance matter to you? What would you say are the ethical implications of your actions on others? These are two questions that I ask my students as they embark upon...

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...

Outdoor Learning Rules!

Amanda Saunders, Junior Kindergarten teacher at Canadian International School, explains why exploring nature should be an integral part of a child’s education. No matter the age of your child or the subject they’re exploring, Canadian...

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...