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...

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...

Peranakan Magic : Learning to Cook Peranakan Style

Learning to cook with local ingredients can help a person feel more at home in a new country. Before moving to Singapore, Australian Sue Mannering had never heard of the Peranakans and thought a...

Selecting A School

It is a truth, not always acknowledged, that all schools, for-profit or otherwise, are in the business of selling. And the language of the sales pitch is almost identical: on offer is a holistic...

In Pursuit of the Outdoors

In the past decades there has been a growing movement toward Outdoor Education for both schools and businesses as we seek to develop character in our young people and cohesion within our teams. Adventure...

AIS – 20 Years of Success

In 2013 the Australian International School celebrated 20 years of educating international students in Singapore. From humble beginnings in 1993, with a cohort of 32 students and 7 teachers, to the current purpose-built campus...

Learning Local – Investing in the Future

Jim Rogers is a financial investor and  commentator from the United States of America. He lives here with his wife Paige Parker and daughters Happy (9) and Baby Bee (4). For years, Jim stressed the...

Learning Local – Citizens of the World

Australian Dave Powell’s situation is a bit different from the above families. His wife Iris is Singaporean, and his children Rachael (14), and David (12), are Singaporean citizens. Rachael attends SOTA (School of The...

International Schools – Canteen Wrap Up

As the Turkish proverb says, a hungry bear can’t dance and the same goes for hungry kids. As schools strive to feed their students appealing, nutritious food we look at the highlights of the...

Local School – International Student Admissions

Singapore’s school system enjoys an excellent reputation. With many expats now paying their own education expenses and monthly school fees for local schools set at $500 for primary and $650 for secondary schools in...