Looking for an international school where your child can develop a spirit of creativity and invention, so that they grow up to become a game changer who solves real-life issues affecting humanity? Dimensions has an IPC programme called Stories by Dimensions, which leads the charge in a new direction among international schools in Singapore. It equips primary school students with important skills through outdoor and indoor play, including inventiveness, design thinking and more. These help them develop leadership, entrepreneurship and innovativeness to thrive in the real world.
Wondering what the programme is about? Principal KELVIN LIN shares some insights!
Nurturing creativity and design thinking
At Dimensions, we believe that the spirit of invention and design thinking should be inculcated early in children so that they can develop the ability to innovate and pioneer changes. We believe that primary school is where children learn to be great thinkers who grow up to write the answers that can’t be found in today’s books.
Thus, as part of the IPC in Singapore, each Dimensions primary school student carries field notes and colour pencils. They use these to write the story of their learning journey. Through their unique expression of their exciting individual stories, each child’s imagination is brought to life.
The additive manufacturing facilities on our campuses also allows primary school students to learn the science and art of design thinking, and how to innovate and create things from scratch. The skills and lessons they pick up set them up to be the next big inventor whose ideas can transform and save lives.
Through virtual reality, every school day is an adventure! The classroom is enlarged infinitely, allowing students to explore exciting new environments.
Developing important skills in primary school
To prepare our primary school students to tackle the critical issues confronting humanity, we develop in each child the skills of sustainability, innovation, teamwork, design thinking and leadership.
When preparing for the school’s annual Sustainability and Innovation Fair, students will get to ideate and execute campaigns for change that they wish to create around them.
On Entrepreneurship Day, they experience life as a business person in a commercial marketplace. They pitch ideas to industry experts who critique their work and thus help sharpen their entrepreneurial minds.
Team projects with a rotating leader format are also emphasised. When primary school students take turns to lead their teams, they hone their teamwork, design thinking and leadership skills.
Gamified learning through outdoor & indoor play
Our IPC programme classes are kept dynamic and engaging through both outdoor and indoor play. In this way, subjects come alive for students and they come away with endless stories to tell.
Culture of encouragement in primary school
The culture of Dimensions is anchored by and revolves around encouragement. Our teachers affirm, value and motivate students to be their best selves.
Emotion management is a part of the school’s IPC in Singapore curriculum as well. School counsellors guide our primary school students on emotional self-regulation, which in turn hones their emotional intelligence.
Each class also has dedicated student care leaders attached as non-teaching welfare chaperones. They ensure that each child is in good hands every day in our primary school.
Affordable fees for IPC in Singapore
Dimensions was established in 1980 and welcomes IPC students in Grades 1 to 6.
The IPC programme at the school is accessible at an affordable fee. The primary school wants to encourage your child’s wonderful stories of learning and discovery to be written and immortalised, and maybe even told to the next generation.
For more information about Stories by Dimensions, the school’s IPC Programme, head to dimensions.edu.sg.
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