When choosing a school for your child, it’s a good idea to attend a school open house to see the classrooms and facilities and meet the teachers. The Australian International School (AIS) – one of Singapore’s oldest international schools – is excited to welcome parents to campus again. Here are four of the many features of the school you will get to experience during an on-site tour.
#1 To explore the facilities
How do you know a school’s facilities are world class unless you see them for yourselves?
For instance, school open house tours allow parents to see Australian International School’s purpose-built 50,000-square-metre Early Learning Village (ELV). The ELV provides plenty of space for children to learn and play at the Australian International School early years. The ELV boasts multi-functional outdoor play decks with a UV-protected roof for sand and water exploration, a dedicated 20-metre swimming pool featuring two depths, a specifically built area for gymnastics and dance classes, a cosy library and parent cafés, among other features.
The Secondary School, meanwhile, offers performing arts and visual arts studios, a theatre, science laboratories, workshops for design and technology. There are also sports facilities together with a high-performance Athlete Development laboratory and the Billabong Cafe.
#2 To review the curriculum
AIS offers a holistic education with a strong academic focus. The school’s curriculum generates pathways to some of the top global universities.
On a school open house tour, parents will get a better understanding of:
- the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program available for Preschool to Year 5
- the Australian curriculum for Years 6 to 8
- Cambridge IGCSE and Australian curriculum in Years 9 and 10
- the Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate Diploma for Years 11 and 12
#3 To learn more about Academic Wellbeing
The school has an internal personalised data dashboard for every student called Academic Wellbeing, where multiple data points are collated in one central location to allow the school to monitor every child’s emotional and academic wellbeing.
Through a series of surveys and assessments, the dashboard is able to monitor a student’s emotional wellbeing and also contains each student’s ‘Predicted Grades’, which is the grade the student is capable of achieving at the end of their IGCSE and IBDP/HSC exams. AIS educators use the dashboard to monitor the student and develop individual plans to ensure students achieve their predicted grades. AIS educators follow this method so closely that the school says students often outperform and achieve higher grades than predicted.
#4 To understand AIS’s international calendar
The school caters for students from the age of two months to 18 years. Their international school calendar and international curriculum are embedded with the values of Achievement, Opportunity and Respect.
Students attend four terms of 10 weeks each, which the school says are optimum learning periods designed to prevent learning fatigue. They get four-week holiday periods in the middle of the year (June/July) and over Christmas (December/January). This allows families to return to their home countries for one holiday break and explore Asia in the other.
Experience AIS’s campus with a school open house tour
During an Australian International School open house, you’ll be shown around by the Admissions Team and they’ll also answer any questions you may have. Register your slot at ais.com.sg/book-a-tour.
Australian International School Singapore
1 Lorong Chuan
6883 8127 | ais.com.sg
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