While you can kick back and enjoy the cafés, salons and art galleries there’s also plenty of things to do with kids in Dempsey Hill. Here, we take a look at some of the education and enrichment centres, crafts and activities in the Loewen by Dempsey Hill cluster.
Affordable Quality Education
Invictus International School at Dempsey aims to provide accessible, quality education from Grade 1 Prep to Grade 6 (ages 5 to 12 years). It utilises rigorous internationally recognised curricula and provides immersive classroom experiences through skilled educators who help each child develop a spirit of innovation, lifelong learning and excellence.
73 Loewen Road, #01-21 | invictus.edu.sg/dempsey
Arts & Education
Using arts-based therapy to teach numeracy, literacy and independent living skills, Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS) was launched in 2014 to give all children a right to education. Every student is given an individual learning programme that focuses on their specific needs, while the teachers use the power of dance, drama, music and visual arts to aid in learning, and gradually bring the child one step closer to the ultimate goal: becoming a self-sufficient and happy adult.
75C Loewen Road | msis.edu.sg
What better way to expose your little ones to a bit of culture than Latin dance classes! At Dancer’s Dream Studio, the children’s dance curriculum focuses on a balance between skills and playbased learning. In addition to syllabus figures that dancers must learn, there are dance-related games to enjoy, with creativity encouraged and introduced within dance routines. It’s a great opportunity for children to learn more about teamwork, independence and trust.
8D Dempsey Road, #03-06 dancersdreamstudio.com
Wet n’ Wild!
Tackle the heat and jump right in with SWISH! Swimming, voted as one of the Best Kids’ Sports Programmes in Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2021. This family swim school offers classes for children aged four months and above in both an outdoor pool and temperature-controlled indoor pool. While water babies paddle around in safety and comfort, older kids and adults can have fun building water confidence through the popular swim lessons!
72 Loewen Road, #01-08 | swishswimming.com
Loco for Cocoa!
Looking for a fun family activity? Why not sign the brood up for a chocolate-making workshop at Dempsey Hill’s very own chocolate factory! At Anjali Chocolat, you’ll get to learn the art of chocolate making and get a chance to create your own edible art, using top quality Belgian chocolate like Belcolade and Callebaut.
73 Loewen Road, #01-15/16 anjalichocolat.com
Sporty or not, your little one is bound to have a blast at The Yard! Rated as one of the Best Indoor Activities For Kids and Kids’ Holiday Camps in the Expat Living Readers’ Choice Awards 2021, The Yard offers everything from gymnastics and trampolining to parkour and freestyle programmes, suitable for all age groups and ability levels! The holiday camps are also a mix of fun and training; you can choose your kid’s favourite activity, whether it’s recreational or competitive, or a half-day single-activity camp or full-day multi-activity camp.
72 Loewen Road, #01-07 | theyard.sg
Developed by a team of Early Childhood Education Specialists and Gifted Education Practitioners, GATE Junior is a Preschool programme for gifted learners from three to eight years of age. Created by parent company Gifted And Talented Education Group (GATE), the programme is internationally renowned in providing differentiated education programmes to support high-ability children, nurturing not only their academic performance, but instilling important values such as grit and empathy to ensure their future success beyond intellectual ability.
72 Loewen Road, 2nd Floor gatejunior.com
This article first appeared in the March 2021 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!