A modern, educational marvel in the making, the newly-built campus is Singapore's first preschool with tailored learning, fitness and nutrition programme. From a bespoke food menu serving up delicious fare to suit every diet (even includes a gluten-free option), to a thoughtfully designed driveway for parents to drop their children off nearer to their classroom, an experience like no other awaits at 50A Lloyd Road!
Housed in a modern industrial building, this is Odyssey’s very first bespoke campus and it spans 13,000 sq ft. This new campus features an added team of specialists who will tailor dedicated learning plans and fitness regimes for each child and an in-house registered nurse who will take care of their children’s wellness. Children with dietary requirements will also benefit from their bespoke menu selection. Read more about Odyssey's programme here.
Singapore’s latest mall library will open in VivoCity on 12 January 2019, promising book lovers here an exciting new venue with the latest features and services. The public library will offer conducive reading spaces for patrons of all ages set against a splendid view of Sentosa. To fit its location and help patrons locate it easily, the library will be named Library@Harbourfront.
The library, which will be situated at level three of the VivoCity shopping mall, will be conveniently linked to the HarbourFront MRT station, which is connected to the North-East and Circle lines, and the HarbourFront Bus Interchange. “We want our libraries to be as accessible as possible, so that more patrons of all ages can make use of the library to read and learn,” said the National Library Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Elaine Ng.
The library will be relocated from Bukit Merah Central. The present Bukit Merah Public Library will cease operations from 1 December 2018. After the library has moved out, the community’s grassroots leaders and a few social service organisations will provide a variety of services and programmes at the site. These will include a mini-library and reading corner supported by NLB.
To continue to serve the reading needs of Bukit Merah residents, NLB has also set up another 12 reading corners in the area in the past year. The 12 mini book hubs offer over 5,000 books and 250 seats in total. These corners cater to residents of all ages, from children and students, to adults and seniors.
On top of the reading corners, NLB will look into bringing one of its MOLLY mobile libraries to the area fortnightly, to provide residents with additional books and programmes. With this service, they will be able to borrow and return library books conveniently.
Leading up to library@harbourfront’s opening, residents will also be treated to special preview tours of the new library space. The tours will be held one week before the library officially opens in January 2019, allowing them to have a first look at the new features.
Read more about the new Library@Harbourfront here.
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japan’s no.1 modern baking and cooking studio that specializes in providing guided yet hands-on experience to make cake, bread, wagashi and also cooking that caters to both adults and kids. They have recently established their 2nd Singapore Studio in WestGate.
ABC Cooking Studio's classes are done in a small group, ensuring you maximum support from the teachers. Lessons are held multiple times a day (including Bread, Cake, Cooking, Wagashi, and Kids) and you can easily reserve the classes through your computer or cell phone.
Asia Music School has launched their 3rd branch in Singapore's eastern neighbourhood, at Parkway Parade.
The school offers private piano, violin and a variety of music courses for students of all ages. One highlight of the Parkway branch is the exclusive recital hall, with a capacity of up to 60 seating pax, features intimate space that is ideal for performances from chamber music to solo recitals, rehearsals, workshops and presentations.
Asia Music School has established a reputation and is known for its dedicated teaching and performances in Singapore. The school, which started off with only a few students in 2008, is now providing instructional music programs to over hundreds of students every months through a variety of lessons including piano, violin, guitar, percussion and voice. The school currently has 3 branches at West Coast Plaza, Yishun Central, Parkway Parade and an upcoming branch in Hougang opening later this year.
Borussia Academy, is a new and exciting football program for boys & girls aged between 4 - 18 years and is based at the new state of the art GESS campus at Dairy Farm Road (Bukit Panjang). The Academy is created in partnership with well known Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach and is internationally known for its excellent youth development programs.
The Borussia Academy Singapore is a community program open to the wider public in Singapore. They cater for children of all abilities from beginners to advanced. They also offer multiple training options throughout the week including their specialty goalkeeping and ball mastery programs.
Their players are given the opportunity to compete in the Unity Football League (UFL), in international tournaments, including trips to Germany. The training program is lead by a Head Coach sent from the Borussia Academy in Moenchengladbach, which has been awarded the Certification of Excellence by the German FA. Borussia is famous for conducting one of the best youth development programs in Germany.
Eunoia Junior College will move into its permanent Bishan site at the end of 2019, ready for the commencement of the school term in 2020. The Bishan campus is situated at the junction of Sin Ming Avenue and Marymount Road, overlooking Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and both Bishan and Ang Mo Kio estates.
Eunoia Junior College will be the first high-rise junior college in Singapore, with two academic blocks 10 and 12 storeys high respectively. A library with splendid panoramic view towards Bishan Park sits at the top two floors of the 10-storey block, allowing all to be inspired by the green serenity of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. A 900-seater theatre will be equipped for performances, seminars and cohort-based lectures, on top of a range of seminar rooms, learning rooms, science laboratories and other special programme rooms.
The college will also be the first school in Singapore with an elevated track and field stadium as part of its infrastructure. A full 8-lane track, field, space for sports and games, and a viewing gallery will be located at the top of the structure adjacent to Marymount Road. The field shelters various student interaction areas from the sun and rain, including music rooms, CCA rooms, a dance studio, a multi-purpose hall, a 900 pax auditorium and various arcades for mass activities.
In celebration of Heguru Education's 5th Anniversary in Singapore, Henguru Education Centre is opening their 5th centre in Punggol Oasis Terraces in July 2018 to allow more children to experience the wonderful learning journey and benefit from Heguru brain development enrichment!
Heguru Education's centres are backed and managed by a stellar team of highly experienced and dedicated local educators with strong credentials. They place utmost emphasis on curriculum and teaching quality. They nurture young children with their hearts. And they know parents want nothing but the best enrichment for their child / children.
â€‹Embark your child / children on a wonderful learning journey with Heguru Education for an important head start.
16 Beat Drums is your one-stop brand new concept music store that provides revolutionary drumming solutions for drummers of all ages, skill-levels and styles. Their business is run by a team of passionate individuals who are committed to delivering the best drumming experience for you.
16 Beat Drums is like a "candy store" equivalent for drum enthusiasts.
Besides the regular drumming goods/things that are usually offered at a conventional drum store, they offer more exclusive products and home-practice solutions that are not yet experienced by many professionals and beginner drummers in the region.
16 Beat Drums is a business that’s built on passion and they take pride in serving the drumming community.
So visit their newly-opened store at 16 Opal Crescent and check out their products. Their friendly & well-versed staff members will be more than happy to have a chat with you.
Play. Practice. Be Heard.
The passionate people behind 16 Beat Drums also manages Singapore Drum Fest, who runs Asia's biggest drumming competition "Drum-Off 2018" and drumming festivals like "Ultimate Drummers Weekend".
Singapore Drum Fest is reputed for being the first-of-its-kind in Asia. A modern and energetic festival that seeks to empower drummers and raise public interest in drumming since 2007. Organized by Fest Events International, and modelled after the prestigious Modern Drummer Festival in the USA, Singapore Drum Fest continues to bring the world’s best drummers and musicians together since its birth in 2007 until today.
Supported by National Heritage Board, Singapore, the museum was conceptualised in 2016 and completed in 2018.
Did you know that more than two-thirds of the current Bishan town was once occupied by a cemetery and a village? Since the 19th century, Bishan was a Chinese burial ground called Peck San Theng. The Cantonese community was in charge of Peck San Theng, with more than 50,000 graves spread across the region. Kampong San Theng was the main Chinese village then.
The new $700,000 heritage gallery tells the story of Kampong San Teng.
The 560 sqm gallery held its official opening on 3rd June.
Admission to the gallery is free. It is open from 9.30am to 4pm every day except on public holidays.
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.
The revamped Sustainable Singapore Gallery at Marina Barrage presents an overview of Singapore’s commitment to sustainable development. While there are exhibits that chart the milestones which brought about the high quality living environment Singaporeans enjoy today, the focus in many parts of the Gallery is on the challenges ahead and the steps people in Singapore need to take together as a nation to keep the country smart and green.
The Gallery is organised into six zones, tracing Singapore’s response to climate change, our water management strategies, zero waste initiatives and efforts to keep Singapore clean, green and sustainable, including investments in renewable energy.
The interactive panels and multi-sensory exhibits will appeal to the young and old. There are also interesting artefacts such as a porcelain figurine presented to Dutch economist Dr Albert Winsemius in 1993 after he famously lost a wager, with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and his team, that the Singapore River could not sustain life.
Admission is free to the 1,618 sqm gallery. Free guided tours are available for booking through PUB website. Read more about the gallery and its different zones here.
Middleton International School (MIS) has a second campus located at 2 Tampines Street 92, covering a land area of 291,996 sq ft (around 5 football fields). The site consists of multiple classrooms of various sizes, 3 external hard courts and a field. Previously, the site was occupied by ITE, Tampines.
The MIS Tampines campus will offer levels from Nursery 2 to Grade 12 (3-18 years), thus offering a through-train education pathway for international families. School fees for Middleton International School's programme comes at affordable price points, which are nearly half of that charged by other international schools in Singapore.
Middleton International School started in January 2017 with its first campus at Upper Bukit Timah in response to the strong demand for affordable international schools amongst expatriate parents. The campus very quickly reached full capacity and has a wait list in most levels.
The teaching staff consists of a mix of local and international teachers. This brings a diverse set of skills, competencies and experiences to the school. The new campus will also have a mix of local and international teachers and create more than 150 jobs over the years as it reaches its full capacity of 1000 students. Read more about the new campus here.
Drum Tutor at The Grandstand offers an extensive and engaging drumming program that caters to both kids and adults through it’s own curriculum for students across all levels. The lessons are solely based on the pace of the student's learning ability whether is it learning a new song, working on grading examination materials or breaking down a certain groove or rhythmic pattern.
Drum Tutor's curriculum is planned and written by its founder and creative partner, Er Chow Kiat.
His education at Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA, U.S.A.) has enabled him to craft out a structured lesson plan that is fun, challenging and yet contemporary at the same time.
Students are ultimately taught to serve the music and not just to focus on the technical aspect of drumming.
They have 3 studios in the school and you can read more about their studios & services here.
Equipped with a new "gentle-on-skin" filtration, the pool has temperature controls so that the kids can enjoy "shiver free" swimming lessons.
SWISH! Swimming is a swimming school, for children aged 4 months and above. Founded on the philosophy that learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill and not something that is only required for those who want to swim competitively. Learning to swim is about communicating with water – not being fearful of it, but instead using it as the building block for a whole load more of fun times in your life.
Nestled in the lush surroundings of Dempsey Hill, SWISH! offers a variety of Aquatic Enrichment Classes for all ages. The temperature controlled indoor and outdoor, salt-chlorinated pools are purpose built to optimize the learning experience.
For some children, learning just needs to be a little different.
At Bright Path Preschool, they believe that every child can and should be successful in their own right. Harnessing over 30 years of global experience in early childhood education, Busy Bees Group has developed a new, high-quality and inclusive preschool and care programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old.
Bright Path pairs Busy Bees' extensive early childhood experience with early intervention techniques.
Their advisory team comprising John Woodward and Margaret Randles (founding members of Busy Bees) and Dr Diana Lea Baranovich (Associate Professor, Department Of Educational Psychology And Counselling, University of Malaya) have decades of experience working with children on their developmental milestones.
Also, leading their team, Centre Director and Psychologist, Angelin Chua, who has more than ten years’ clinical experience in Australasia, is committed to pushing the boundaries of inclusive preschool education through a tailored programme for every child.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as ‘the place where it all happens’. Its 1st Singapore outlet is now open at Marina Square.
Born in 1992, Millennium Dance Complex is the most famous dance studio brand in the world. Founded in Los Angeles, USA, it has been fuelled by Hollywood’s entertainment business’s hype machine. Millennium Dance Complex is the preeminent dance instruction brand in commercial dance. Millennium offers dance and dance fitness classes to everyone from beginning dancers to Hollywood’s biggest celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Usher, Ariana Grande, Pink and Diddy.
Millennium is home to some of dance’s best and highest-profile choreographers, who choreograph and teach the biggest pop stars when they practice for their videos and tours. Dance’s popularity continues to explode thanks to increased exposure on television, in movies, and major concerts. With its focus on contemporary, popular music and dance, Millennium distinguishes itself from the existing competition of aged dance studio brands that focus on ballroom and classical dance and do not appeal to the modern, progressive population.
The Millennium Dance Complex is known worldwide as the premiere studio of the commercial dance world and is widely referred to as a 'the place where it all happens'. Although the studio's A-list clientele and a faculty of the most sought after dancers and choreographers in the world has catapulted MILLENNIUM to a global brand, it still remains notably grounded, welcoming and dedicated to the highest level of service and instruction.
Aureus Academy will be opening their newest centre at Suntec City in April 2018.
Their newest centre will feature 10 colourful and spacious music studios, as well as a recital space, providing ample performing opportunities for their students.
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 3,500 students enrolled between their schools and they specialize in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
Aureus Academy opened its first branch in September 2013 at Delfi Orchard. They currently have 7 schools which are at 112 Katong, AMK Hub, Eastpoint, Forum the Shopping Mall, Rochester Mall, and Westgate, and Northpoint, with 2 more upcoming new branches opening up at Suntec and United Square in April and May respectively.
Renowned experiential enrichment for preschoolers from Japan, KUNO Method, is now in Singapore.
First-of-its-kind in Singapore, KUNO Method uses a unique learning method to build an all-rounded foundation catered to 3-6 years old children for future learning.
Established enrichment from Japan with more than 30 years of track record:
KUNO method is an established enrichment programme renowned for grooming well-rounded preschoolers who ace the entrance tests of the prestigious private primary schools in Japan.
Founder Mr Yasuyoshi Kuno devoted all his working life of over 44 years to early childhood education. He is a recognised expert and advises the Osaka prefecture in its education reform. He believes that children who had mastered foundational concepts and have critical reasoning and logical thinking will enjoy learning and solve problems independently.
KUNO method’s large range of books and teaching materials are distributed by more than 200 bookstores throughout Japan. Apart from Japan, the KUNO method has a strong following in China, India, Vietnam, Thailand and put into curriculum in Korea.
Brighton Montessori's brand new double-storey centre is now open at River Valley, just across Valley Point.
The new centre offers spacious classrooms, naturally-lit dining area and an exciting indoor playground! Helmed by an experienced and dedicated team of educators, you can be assured that your child will learn and grow in a safe and conducive environment just like a home away from home.
At Brighton Montessori, they understand that every child learns differently. Adopting a hands-on learning approach, they teach and cultivate interests individually, giving them the freedom to explore concepts of language, mathematics and more, all at their own pace.
Brighton Montessori offers programmes catered to children from 18 months to 6 years old.
Children's Cove Preschool has been providing quality, educational and enriching programmes for the young ones since 2010. Their new campus at Jalan Penjara is now open.
The new campus offers a unique setting, amongst 30,000 square feet of outdoor space and is complete with a massive pond, huge sandpit and forest trail.
For the past 6 years, they are proud to have served many local and expatriate families, sharing their joy and responsibility of nurturing their little ones. Their values and beliefs in early childhood education have attracted many like-minded teachers to join them.
Their team of professional and experienced teachers is committed to fill children with positive affirmation, loving attention and care. Read more about the school's facilities and programmes here.
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.
EtonHouse International School at Orchard will be the first of its kind offering an education pathway from primary through to secondary and high school. With innovative features in a unique city-centre location, the school's curriculum, staff and environment will deliver a programme designed to nurture creativity and critical thinking amongst millenials.
Located in the heart of the city, opposite St. Regis Hotel, the campus is a modern facility and the only international school on Orchard Road, offering families in the area a central and convenient location for their children's schooling
EtonHouse International School at Orchard will offer a modern and robust curriculum. Aligning with the outcomes of a 21st century education, it will offer a SMART programme focusing on Science, Maths, Art, Research and Technology. Inspired by the Singapore curriculum in Maths and Chinese, the programme will be in line with best practice. The students will have access to programmes around entrepreneurship, design thinking, sports science and action adventure, besides a robust music, drama and visual arts programme. With the IB PYP framework in the Primary Years, the Middle Years’ approach will be consistent with the IB’s approach to learning and will lead to the IGCSEs in Y11. The Senior Years will offer the IB Diploma Programme.
The school's ethos is centrered around strong pastoral care within the small and boutique nature of the campus. Families can look forward to a school where rich interactions between the staff and students will form the basis of the curriculum and programme being offered at all levels.
Located next to the Singapore Sports Hub, it has easy access for drop off, parking and is located next to Stadium MRT or a 600 metre sheltered walk from Kallang MRT.
Established in 1980, Lorna Whiston has built a reputation over the past 37 years for high quality education and teaching excellence across Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong with their signature programmes: English Enrichment, Speech & Drama and Preschools.
Starting preschool is an exciting time to engage, inspire and feed your childs appetite for knowledge. True to this belief, Lorna Whiston Preschools offer a stimulating bilingual learning environment for children 18 months to 6 years old.
The new Bedok Public Library is among a suite of community services provided at the new integrated complex, Heartbeat@Bedok. It covers an area of 4,150 square metres spread across the 2nd and 3rd storey at Heartbeat@Bedok and serves residents in the South East areas of Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Bedok South, Frankel, Kaki Bukit and Kembangan.
The themes of nature, landscape and greenery feature prominently in Heartbeat@Bedok and within the library itself. The pillar wraps, colours and design in the library include landscape elements inspired by nature.
Since its inception in 2014, All That Jazz Dance Academy has provided students of all ages with a high standard of artistic dance education to inspire and foster excellence in the arts. At its studios in Forum The Shopping Mall and Winstedt Road, students are offered a wide variety of popular dance classes like Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Mommy and Me, Musical Theatre, Acro Dance and Twinkle Tots.
Vicky Lee Ward, Director of All That Jazz Dance Academy, started the academy out of her desire to share her deep passion for dance with others. She wanted to provide a safe and loving space, where students can learn dance and feel at home in the studios. To Vicky, dance is not just a super fun activity, but also one that can transform lives by building character, discipline and confidence.
The academy has grown significantly with students ranging from two-year-olds to adults, all united by their love for dance. The decision to open a second studio was made as it was getting pretty full at its Forum location. The space at 10 Winstedt Road was chosen due to several reasons – the spacious studios, the lush surrounding greenery, the cozy feeling of the community at Winstedt and the convenience of the location as it is close to Newton MRT station.
Compared to the Forum branch, the new studio at Winstedt Road boasts larger studio spaces. The comfortable waiting lounge is also much bigger, and there are a lot of new classes offered at Winstedt.
With their recent expansion, All That Jazz Dance Academy hopes to continue to inspire more dance students with positive experiences in its studios, with the teachers and staff members. Ultimately, All That Jazz plans to collaborate with more dance institutions and the entertainment industry to provide their students with more opportunities to pursue dance at a professional level.
New students of the academy can enjoy a free trial class at its new Winstedt Road studio. For more information and to sign up, visit here.
Established in 2004, School of Music and the Arts (SOMA) is a premier music institution in Singapore, focusing on both contemporary and classical music performance as well as career skills in Songwriting, Music Production and Audio Engineering.
As a Private Education Institution registered with the Council for Private Education (CPE) in Singapore, SOMA offers a world-class arts education centered on practical and relevant skills for both adults and children.
Conveniently located in Marina Square, SOMA’s new 3500 sq ft facility includes 5 classrooms, an Apple Mac lab, a recording studio, a dance studio and a retail store.
SOMA offers courses for all ages; 2 diploma programs, 6 certificate courses, 8 music performance labs and 3 dance performance labs. For their performance labs, which are weekly instrumental, voice or dance instruction, students can choose to learn in a group setting or a more customized one-on-one program.
SOMA is an official Examination Partner with ABRSM and Rockschool where students can opt to take graded examinations. There is also a retail store selling instruments, guidebooks, audio gear and accessories to provide students with the best support for their education.
Most recently, SOMA launched their dance performance labs focusing on Hip Hop, K-Pop and Jazz techniques. These classes cater to different levels of dancers, from absolute beginners looking to groove to the latest hits, to experienced dancers looking to improve on their technique.
Join SOMA next weekend for an exciting line-up of free music and dance workshops taught by some of the best in the industry! These instructors have worked with international artistes including Jacky Cheung, JJ Lin, David Tao, Stefanie Sun, Lee Hom, Air Supply and Pentatonix. Visit www.soma.edu.sg/ilovemusic for more information.
German European School Singapore (GESS) is set to move in to a brand new custom built K12 campus on Dairy Farm Road in 2018. The project opens an exciting new chapter in the school’s development as two existing campuses will be consolidated into one purpose-built school with brand new facilities.
With the aim to grow the school community by up to 2,000 new students, construction work on the site commenced on January 15th, 2016. The campus will be ready to move into during the 2018 June/July school holidays in order to operate by August.
The new campus includes important school facilities and spaces that are designed for the mindset of future generations. These include a sports field and hall, swimming pool, music and drama facilities, age and subject-specific classrooms, canteen, specialist rooms, design technology studio, library and an auditorium. Find out more here.
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.
Have you ever thought about how Singapore’s built environment has been transformed over the years? Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes to develop the buildings we see around us today? You can now learn about these and about the past, present and future of our local building and construction scene at the newly revamped BCA Gallery (Building and Construction Authority).
Located at the premises of the BCA Academy at Braddell Road, the 2-storey gallery has been expanded from a single storey showcase and now houses six different zones with multimedia and interactive features. Learn about the transformation of our built environment and how buildings are built, from conceptualisation to occupation, through the gallery's interactive displays!
At the first few zones, visitors can find out how local building marvels were developed and learn about the various productive construction technologies adopted in the local building industry
Visitors to the BCA Gallery will experience an interactive journey of Singapore's building development through the years and gain insights into BCA's role in shaping a safe, sustainable, high-quality and friendly built environment for Singapore. The four key pillars of an excellent built environment, namely, safety, quality, sustainability and friendly, are highlighted collectively in this multi-sensory treat of interactive exhibits, model showcases and pull-out panels.
The Gallery is sub-divided into three zones according to three distinct themes:
D-Flat Studios has expanded its music education business from a 400 sq ft operation in Tiong Bahru to an additional 2,100 sq ft educational space at The Salvation Army @ Family Hub on Tanglin Road. Founded in 2012, D-Flat Studios is a music school specialising in piano, vocal and musical theatre education.
The Tanglin Studio boasts 5 differently themed learning spaces, and a recording studio. A large common area greets students and parents when they first enter, and this space is also used for theory and musicianship classes.
The Studio distinguishes itself through experiential learning. Students are taught the language of music, and are encouraged to apply that knowledge across a spectrum of instruments. Chiefly, aural and musicianship are basic fundamentals in their pedagogy, using the piano and voice as an aid to learning music. The objective is to give them an understanding of the aural landscape they live in, complementing their academia by encouraging them to develop their cognitive abilities.
The Studio currently teaches students from 4 to 89 years old, and offers free trial classes.
Viv's Schoolhouse is a childcare centre at Queen Street (for children aged 18 months to 6 years) that focuses not only on academic excellence but also character development and strong family units. Through a holistic approach and by making learning fun and sustainable, they give your child the opportunity to maximize his/her greatest potential academically and artistically.
Their curriculum is designed to be fun and interactive. They strive to develop their children’s passions, and empower them with the confidence and skills to overcome challenges.
With their low teacher-to-child ratio, they are also able to monitor each child’s progress closely and identify notable strengths as well as areas for improvement. At least once a week, they construct individualized lesson plans for children to better develop their interests, and to help overcome each child’s challenges with greater ease.
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.
Children deserve places of learning and play which invoke a sense of wonder, curiosity, connection and discovery. An educational space alive with the magic of the natural world, a world of sensorial opportunity - A Living World!
Hidden from the bustling city and nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, the 37,500 square feet sanctuary of Little Paddington Preschool & Infant Care opens its doors to all parents and children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years old.
Designed by educational specialists, the school’s innovative environment comprises a beautiful blend of extensive outdoor ateliers and purposefully built indoor facilities that engage children in meaningful learning experiences.
There are also 3 specialized ateliers at the campus to make learning fun for the children. The Science Atelier, where your child is taken on a journey of engineering and inventions, investigating the sciences through guided explorations in the settings of children's laboratory. The United Nations Atelier, is with a global exploratory corner where your child engages in project based learning as the school gather arts, crafts, food and educational items of different regions for them to examine. The Arts Atelier, with arts corners that emphasize on the correlation of music, arts and dramatic play to combine deliverables for early learnings.
Thesys International is pleased to open its flagship English learning center in Singapore, jointly owned with Nomos Education Pte Ltd at HarbourFront Centre. They will provide ELLoquence to students who intend to learn English at a high proficiency level.
At Thesys, they believe in innovating with technology. They believe in kids, and in kids innovating. They believe a new educational model can inspire a new generation of learners.
The gallery has two sections, Insights@MAS and Reflections@MAS, which will educate visitors on the many roles of the central bank in the Republic's economy and financial sector.
Insights@MAS offers visitors an overview of the functions of MAS. It showcases how MAS conducts monetary policy, manages the official foreign reserves, issues currency notes and coins, supervises the financial sector, and promotes Singapore as a financial centre. Insights@MAS also highlights MAS’ efforts in raising financial literacy among Singaporeans, and offers a glimpse into how technology and innovation might transform how financial services are delivered in the future. Through interactive games and animations, visitors can play policymakers - adjusting monetary policy settings under different scenarios, or conducting stress tests on the financial system. Or they could try their hand at making financial choices or saving for retirement.
Reflections@MAS focuses on MAS as an organisation. Through a compilation of videos, photographs, and stylised displays, Reflections@MAS highlights MAS’ mission and values, its leaders and people. It also serves as a casual setting for reflection and relaxation.
MOSH!, Singapore’s first digital media edutainment facility, will be opening in Sentosa in February 2016, offering visitors a unique play-to-learn experience by allowing them to create imaginary worlds of their own!
Showcasing state-of-the-art multimedia technology from Japan, MOSH! invites everyone to experience an immersive virtual environment, designed to empower creativity through free play and expression. The opening is timed with the 50th anniversary of Singapore-Japanese relations (SJ50).
Orchestrate fireworks on an interactive projection dancefloor, create one-of-a-kind aquatic creatures that will come alive and befriend you, or launch a jumbo jet from your hand – MOSH! is the perfect destination for a meaningful time spent with the family, and a platform for adventure and self-discovery.
INSEAD, the leading international business school, has just opened a Leadership Development Centre on the school’s campus in Singapore. The leading business school partnered with top global companies seeking to establish professional development centres for their employees in Asia.
The new Leadership Centre marks “Phase Three” in the school’s expansion and will increase the numbers of students, executives and faculty significantly on-site as INSEAD continues to bring together the world’s top scholars and practitioners. The Centre will serve as a catalyst for INSEAD to re-define global management education for executives from around the world by combining research and teaching excellence with an unparalleled learning environment,
The six-storey complex spans over and area of 10,000m² and will provide government agencies, foundations, alumni, philanthropists and business leaders with an extraordinary public opportunity to support the school's future.