How to excel at sport? Focus on strength and conditioning

For many of us, participating in sport is a way of life. While many say that you can pick it up at any age, the truth is, the earlier you start, the easier it...

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...

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...

An Art Exhibition With a Difference

Located in the historic and iconic Old Hill Street Police Station, ReDot Fine Art Gallery is the sole art gallery in Singapore, featuring Australian Contemporary Indigenous Art. Established in 2004, by Giorgio Pilla,...

Jayne Nadarajoo: Creating Unique Learning Environments for Children

Jayne Nadarajoo is the Founding Director of White Lodge Education Group Services which has eight Kindergartens in Singapore, Melbourne Specialist International School, ASPIRE vocational centre for special needs education and The Pantry at Loewen...

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...

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...

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...

The Benefits of Art Therapy​

Art therapy has proven to be a successful form of treatment for special education students and kids with other behavioural, emotional or psychological issues. It allows children to express themselves in non-verbal ways through...

Choosing your pathways

  By Jonathan Cox, Secondary Years Deputy Principal at GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Choosing the right pathway for your son or daughter’s move from High School to University and beyond can be a nerve-racking affair. But...