When an international school in Singapore offers cool extra-curricular activities as well as the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge International Primary Curriculum, we’re all ears to find out more.
The Grange Institution (TGI) is known for its balanced blend of both rigorous structured subject learning and inquiry-based thematic learning – all designed to inspire its ‘Grange kids’. Here are five more things that you might not know about the school.
#1 They offer a unique pairing of curriculums as an international school in Singapore.
TGI’s curriculum is supported by the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and the Cambridge International Curriculum – it’s the only school of its kind in Singapore to offer this particular pairing. Complementing these are Personal, Social & Physical Education (PSPE), Languages, Music, Art, Technology, Coding and Singapore Math Heuristics.
#2 They incorporate Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) into learning
To enrich learning, TGI works in collaboration with industry professionals to offer unique experiences for its ‘Grange kids’, including VR and AR. According to the school, virtual reality can empower teachers to conduct highly engaging lessons, which in turn creates immersive educational content for students. Other experiences include urban farming, entrepreneurship and in the near future, model United Nations (MUN). They are one of the few International Schools in Singapore to offer this.
#3 Students can do activities such as Parkour, Taiko Drumming and Gardening!
Here’s an international school in Singapore that offers the kinds of extra-curricular activities you won’t commonly find in enrichment centres. ‘Grange kids’ get to experience something unique and different to inspire them and get creative; examples include Parkour and Taiko Drumming, along with a Green Granger initiative.
#4 This Singapore International School’s educational philosophy is all about “Cre8tors-In-Action”
TGI’s future-focused educational philosophy takes form through what it calls its “Cre8tors-in-Action” framework. The focus is on the following eight key competencies, which work to empower kids to truly become global citizens:
Construction and Design – Imagining an idea and bringing it to life with design, through to completion.
Respecting the Environment – Making sustainability the ‘norm’ and implementing practices to respect and honour our earth.
Entrepreneurial Spirit – Finding a market gap, imagining a solution, marketing and delivering a concept to a target customer.
Active Citizenship – Discovering causes that matter to the child and taking part in local, distant and meaningful actions that can positively impact world-issues.
Teamwork and Partnership – Learning how to collaborate with collective minds and achieve common objectives. Honouring the differences and celebrating all wins.
Original Ideas – Learning how to positively self-disrupt thinking to create new ideas and better solutions.
Recognising Issues – Learning how to discover and raise awareness of global issues impacting humanity both near and far.
Service Leadership – Participating in community causes and playing an active part in projects our children are passionate about.
One recent example of Cre8tors-in-Action “in action” was when ‘Grange kids’ took part in a toy donation drive for charity Love, Nils, as part of Children’s Day. Students donated toys and wrote individualised messages of love and encouragement to the patients and medical team. This project was linked to the “Active Citizenship” component of the Cre8tors-in-Action educational philosophy. TGI are the only international school in Singapore to operate such an educational philosophy.
TGI actively promotes sustainability-focused learning. The school has exciting plans to introduce a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Eco-School Programme in the coming year. Students can increase their awareness of current global issues (such as climate change) and immerse themselves in different learning environments.
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If you’re looking for a reasonably priced Singapore International school, that is child-centred, small, and has a green learning environment, it’s worth finding out more about The Grange Institution.
The Grange is at 449 Yio Chu Kang Rd, Singapore 805946