A Quirky Take on Diagnosis

The thing about using the tool called ‘diagnosis’ as a method for understanding is that it is in danger of doing the exact opposite – ‘understanding’ I mean. It’s a very good tool for...

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...

Benefits of Sleep and Exercise for Your Children

Avondale Grammar School’s Assistant Principal and Head of Preschool and Junior School, Maria Lindblom, shares some tips to keep your child fit and alert at school. The importance of sleep and exercise for childrenAs most...

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...