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International schools in Singapore: This Grade 11 student is a shining example of the IB Curriculum in action!

Looking for a smaller international school in Singapore – one that will, you know, nurture your child’s unique talents? International School in Singapore (ISS) prides themselves on doing just that for its 250 High School students, with Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) a key component of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum. The hilltop High School campus on Preston Road (which also has an Elementary and Middle School Campus on Paterson Road near Orchard for younger siblings) is renowned for fostering students’ learning spirits – Grade 11 student Dhruv Wadkar being just one of their many success stories. Read on for details of the 16-year-old lensman’s upcoming photographic exhibition Vignettes of The Asiatic Lion at Art Space @ Suntec from 10-14 November 2015.

 

High School Principal Nicola Zulu and the ISS school community are thrilled to be supporting Dhruv’s third photography exhibition (the previous two were held in India). Having started taking snapshots in the wild at the age of seven, the schoolboy already has heaps of credits to his name – his photographs of the Indian Tiger are in the 2013 WWF calendar and he’s a teenage brand ambassador for The Wild Life Savers Society and Earth Matters Foundation. This latest Singapore showcase captures Dhruv’s work over two years’ worth of school breaks in Gir National Park in Gujarat in India – home to the endangered Asiatic Lion.

‘Singapore – the Lion City – celebrates its 50th year and as a teen from India, living and studying in Singapore, this is my humble way of saying thank you to the two countries, India and Singapore, for nurturing me and giving me so much to think, learn and contribute,’ says Dhruv of the 50 images he’ll be displaying at Art Space @ Suntec.

‘ISS has supported me in promoting my exhibition and I want to specially mention my CAS coordinator, Mr. Whitehead, for guiding me. The school has inspired me to follow my dream and share my photographs with the larger community. My physics teacher, Mr Vaughan, is also an avid photographer who has encouraged me in this field.’

Dhruv Wadkar in ISS uniform ahead of his photography exhibition at Art Space @ Suntec
Dhruv Wadkar in ISS uniform ahead of his photography exhibition at Art Space @ Suntec

 

RSVP for Dhruv’s exhibition by emailing anant.wadkar@gmail.com or mythili.mamidanna@gmail.com, or head over to Dhruv’s website at dhruvwadkar.com for more details. The display will be available to view from 11am-8pm, and Dhruv’ll be there from 5pm each day so plan your visit if you’d like to chat to the photographer himself!

Want to find out more about ISS? Ping their Admissions team to arrange a tour of their Paterson or Preston campuses.

ISS students at the Preston Road campus
ISS students at the Preston Road campus

International School in Singapore (ISS)

21 Preston Road, Singapore, 109355

Tel: +65 6475 4188

Email: admissions@iss.edu.sg

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