Nexus International School is honoured to have been chosen by the government of Singapore to be a major part of maintaining the city state’s position as a global leader in education. Their new site on Aljunied Road, which is scheduled to be ready for opening in 2020, will be Singapore’s latest state-of-the-art international school and will be the flagship Nexus campus.
This project represents an investment of more than S$232m for Taylor’s Education Group (TEG), owners of Nexus International School (Singapore). Mr BK Gan, President of Taylor’s Schools, released details of the exciting development and stated “the new Nexus International School (Singapore) at Aljunied will be the culmination of a vision formed in 2007 within TEG to provide a world-class holistic education through the Nexus brand. We are delighted with the success of Nexus in Singapore, which is a testament to our dedicated and expert staff, our supportive parents and our wonderful learners.”
The new Nexus campus will have a capacity of 2,000 students, up from the current site capacity of 1,200 at Ulu Pandan. It will boast cutting-edge modern facilities with a strong environmental focus, an Innovation Hub, flexible learning spaces, numerous play areas, a large capacity theatre, music recording rooms, a state of the art sports field, a 50m Olympic-sized swimming pool, gymnasium and fitness centre. The site has been designed by renowned international architects Broadway Malyan who have produced a stunning architectural vision that embodies the ethos and values of the school, offers quality design, and which is also sensitive to local customs and culture.
Designed by some of the best professional minds in the world and crafted after meaningful contributions from their own teachers, GIIS SMART Campus (Global Indian International School) is the most technologically-advanced SMART campus in Singapore and is a ‘Nest’ where students will be nurtured and groomed from a fledgling to a feathered state, through collaborative learning and by using state-of-the-art features. Students will be the central focus of their pedagogy, encouraged to learn science, art and language through newer, personal and meaningful experiences.
Experts have long agreed that classrooms with four-walls, a chalk & black board and a long list of textbooks is a thing of the past. In fact, 21st century learning will be all about innovative learning methodologies in new and flexible space, where smaller and more personal student communities can huddle together to get the best out of the ocean of knowledge and information available at the click of a button. GIIS SMART Campus is the answer to all these modern-day schooling requirements. Their school will be a place where a child be educated through interactive and fun methods of learning, where he/she will express themselves and shape their personalities with ample help from educators and where they will be groomed to innovate and imagine, and be entrepreneurial in spirit to change the world of tomorrow. GIIS SMART Campus is the school of the 21st century.
Keeping students at the centre of their universe, the digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus will be the epitome of new age learning, where every technology, every facility and every design has been carefully formulated to give them the best academic and extracurricular pedagogy for their benefit. SMART features like Wi-Fi enabled classrooms and Sports Analytics fields are in place to give students the best tools in the business to enhance their individual performance in academia as well as extra-curricular activities. The Campus will be a one-stop shop to learn everything from Science, to Arts, to Languages to Skills under a single roof to help your child grow into a well-rounded individual and a responsible citizen of the future.
Although the best architectural minds came up with the 'nest' concept as a nurturing ground for students, it is the valuable inputs from over 100 teachers that have added a personal touch to the design of this 21st century school. Brainstorming, discussing and pooling in ideas from best practises and correct practises in the industry, their dedicated team of teachers indulged in an in-depth and meaningful discussion for over three years to ensure that the right facilities are put in place for the overall benefit of their students during the making of the school. The result is a labour of love and true dedication of these educators who insisted on only the best for their students and made sure they got it.
One World International School (OWIS) Nanyang Campus is scheduled to open in January 2018 for preschool, primary and middle school students through grade 8. Grades 9 through 11 will open in August 2018.
The OWIS Nanyang campus is located along 21 Jurong West Street 81. The property spans 3.2 hectares in an attractive, natural setting that will encourage learning to continue both in and out of the classroom. OWIS is a moderate fee school offering a top-quality educational experience that is designed to prepare students for ambitious adult lives. School fees for kindergarten and primary students will start from S$17,000 per annum and not exceed S$20,000 per annum for higher grades.
At OWIS, they pride ourselves in building an international community where children embrace diversity. To assist with this, they have a 30% cap on any one nationality, so their student body is guaranteed to include students from different backgrounds, cultures and geographic locations. The new facility can house up to 1,200 students from pre-school through 12th grade and class size is limited to 24 students per classroom.
Their modern campus offers students & parents everything they expect from a well-rounded education. Their classrooms and teachers embrace the latest technology and the campus will also support outdoor learning opportunities, including a Nature Kindergarten. Their IB and IGCSE curricula encourages a deeper understanding of the world around us through inquiry-based learning, and they utilise technology as a tool to deliver that instruction more effectively.
At OWIS, children follow a world class, concept driven curriculum which not only enhances knowledge but also enables them to make real-life connections with the world around them. This is how OWIS ensures that learning is truly “future proof”. Read more about the school.
Two Cognita schools in Singapore – Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (SAIS) have collaborated and their world-class Early Learning Village boasting a 50,000 sqm campus is now open. Located at Kim Chuan Lane, the innovative new shared campus has been designed specifically for children aged 18 months to six years old and is the first in the world on this scale for Early Years education.
Among the shared facilities between the two schools in the Village are various multifunctional spaces thoughtfully designed with young children in mind, such as a 20-metre swimming pool which adapts to the competencies of the little swimmers – 10 short horizontal lanes for beginners, and four longer lanes lengthwise for more confident swimmers, and an indoor, air-conditioned gymnasium for their acclaimed SMART Steps specialist physical education classes and after-school enrichment.
Inspired by the world-famous Reggio Emilia philosophy incorporating the environment as a third teacher in its architecture, interior design and curriculum, the Village represents a revolutionary step in early childhood education where this age group is the first and only thought. The campus is designed by award-winning Bogle Architects in collaboration with Gary Moore, Professor of Environmental Behavioural studies at Sydney University, and Rosie Long, a Reggio Emilia Early Years Education specialist, to include specific architectural and design elements that elevate the early learning experience.
Each corner of the Village caters to the growing and developing child, with changing discovery spaces attached to every classroom which empower young learners to play to their strengths and interests. Their learning experience also extends beyond the classroom where they can choose from specialty co-curricular activities such as gymnastics, ballet, sports, drama and language-learning, amongst many others.
The new Outdoor Discovery Centre at their Tanjong Katong campus underlines Canadian International School’s focus on facilitating academic excellence in the Kindergarten years through play-based learning in environments that nurture creativity and exploration. Hands-on exploration in the Primary years solidifies concepts and understanding more concretely than rote learning. By the age of 10, students who have “played” in their formative years excel in creativity, intelligence, oral expression and work habits.
Their Outdoor Discovery Centre is an extension of our indoor classrooms, filled with textures, sounds and smells unique to the outdoors. There are lots of purpose-built areas for children to interact with nature and run around as well as spaces where they can withdraw and quietly reflect. Spaces include a play fort, a mud kitchen, a sound garden, a natural tunnel and grassy hill, a creative play space with loose parts, a bike track and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, and nurture strong connections to nature.
The Outdoor Discovery Centre features an abundance of trees, a variety of gardens, water features that include still and moving water, natural tunnels, grassy hills, a crow’s nest, a sound garden, a mud kitchen, adaptable creative play spaces, a bike and running track, and quiet areas intentionally designed to build minds and bodies, while nurturing strong connections with nature.