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Which new schools are opening in Singapore in 2018-19?

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Which new schools are opening in Singapore in 2018-19? Some of Singapore's top international schools are moving to completely new grounds for 2018/2019 & 2020, and there are new schools moving in and local schools are merging. Find out more from our research   EtonHouse International School – opens in April 2018 EtonHouse International School will soon open a new boutique branch in the Orchard area for Years 1 to 13 - its fifth campus in Singapore and will enrol 300 students. Ideal for students who need a high teacher-to-student ratio and parents looking for a boutique style small school environment. It will offer the SMART (Science, Maths, Art, Research Technology) programme. The curriculum has been designed for students who are graduating into an ICT-focused world.   Curriculum: Inquiry based approach to learning, inspired by the IB, IB PYP, IGCSE...

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Shattuck St Mary’s Forest City, Malaysia

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Shattuck-St Mary’s, one of the top ten boarding schools in the USA, is opening its doors in Johor Bahru (Malaysia) in 2018. As the spectacular site opens in Forest City, they bring 150 years of expertise in education from their home in Minnesota, USA.  Since the middle of the 19th century, the school has been leading the way amongst American boarding schools, combining an attention to academic rigor and discipline with innovative approaches to learning that give students an outstanding preparation for higher education and working life in the 21st-century world. Shattuck St Mary’s Forest City will offer an American-style educational program starting with its youngest students in Pre Kindergarten and culminating in a variety of High School offerings in Advanced Placement (AP) in Grade 12. School work will allow for not only formal teacher-based instruction, but also...

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Why Epsom College in Malaysia

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Epsom College in Malaysia (“ECiM”), on a 50-acre site at Bandar Enstek, south of Kuala Lumpur, is an extension of Epsom College in the UK, which was founded in 1855 and has a long history of educating Malaysians and international students. ECiM follows the English National Curriculum with all subjects taught in English. There is a strong emphasis on languages, including Bahasa Malaysia, French, Mandarin and Spanish. The Senior School for pupils aged 11-18 is both a day and boarding school whilst the Prep School is for day pupils aged 3 – 11 years old. Students sit for IGCSEs and A Levels with the majority going on to study at prestigious UK universities.   ECiM combines academic excellence with a first class British boarding experience. 80% of the Senior School pupils are boarders. We create a family environment within a structured school routine, with a...

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Stamford American School Hires Teachers to Inspire Children to “Achieve More Than They Believe They Can”

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“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward   As a school which upholds a vision of leading every individual to “achieve more than they believe they can”, Stamford American School is committed to hiring teachers who inspire, invigorate and motivate children with the drive to excel in their chosen paths. Stamford is pleased to have completed its recruitment process and has been fortunate to hire an outstanding faculty who are dedicated, passionate about their subject area and excited by the prospect of working within a diverse community. Some teachers are joining Stamford Hong Kong from its sister campus in Singapore and other international schools within the renowned Cognita schools network, while others have been recruited from overseas – the...

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How Very Young Learners Learn to Crack the Code of Reading

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Some time, usually between the ages of four and six, most children begin to read. Watching a child transition from a non-reader to one who can both entertain and educate herself with a book is, for many parents, one of the milestones and miracles of family life. At first, printed words are just squiggles to children. This is their first step at cracking the code and learning how to read. Learning to read accurately, fluidly, with good comprehension and stamina is also a crucial set of skills for school success. Schools know this. That’s why in the best ones, the early years of primary education are devoted to teaching kids to read using scientifically proven methods to ensure that all kids are reading at grade level. The earlier children become familiar with the printed word, the better readers they become. And preschool is a good time to start. Not reading, exactly, but...

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