There is sooo much going on each month in Singapore. Whether it’s things to do around town or activities for the kids, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.
Free entry to Sentosa!
Fancy a day out at Sentosa? From now until June 2020, you can enter the island for free. Get a complimentary ride on board the Sentosa Express monorail ($4 per entry) from VivoCity or drive in without paying the entry fee ($2 to $6 per car, depending on the time).
New at Gardens by the Bay
The Supertree Observatory is a new observation deck 50 metres above the ground at Gardens by the Bay. The open-air rooftop deck offers great views of the surrounding Marina Bay area. You can check out digital exhibitions on climate change and pick up light snacks and drinks at the café. gardensbythebay.com.sg
From 7 to 9 May, St Joseph’s Institution International will be staging its biennial musical production, Saturday Night Fever: School Edition. The show will bring together students from across the high school who are bound to impress audiences with their dancing, singing and acting skills. Held at SOTA, it will also feature the High School Orchestra and will be supported by the studentled backstage crew and set design CCA. Shows are on at 7.30pm on all three days, with a matinee performance on Saturday.
Get ticket information at sji-international.com.sg
Prepping for “Big School”
The Grange Institution is a small community school that offers a personalised approach to children’s education. The school’s Year 1A Programme for students aged five to six years prepares them for formal primary education. They’re taught Cambridge Primary English, Mathematics and Science Curriculum to provide a good foundation in literacy, numeracy and science. As part of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), students also pick up inquiry skills through carefully selected multidisciplinary Units of Learning.
Through its future-focused Cre8tors-inAction curriculum framework, The Grange’s mission is to develop creative, respectful and responsible individuals who see themselves as active leaders who can positively impact the world and people around them.
449 Yio Chu Kang Road 6817 3630 | thegrange.edu.sg
Lycée Français de Singapour was officially renamed as International French School of Singapore in February. Its new name symbolises the shift of having a more diverse student population, with increasing numbers of non-French speaking students studying its bilingual French-English curriculum. Currently having over 60 nationalities, the school has plans to expand its campus to accommodate 4,000 students by 2023.
3000 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3. 6805 0001 | ifs.edu.sg
Keen on IB?
One World International School’s Nanyang campus will be offering the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for Grade 11 from August this year. The two-year programme consists of six subject groups and the diploma core, including theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay. Through the DP core curriculum, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and undertake a project that often involves community service. Annual fees are $20,136. School tours are held at 9.30am on weekdays and 10am on Saturday, book a spot on the school website.
21 Jurong West Street 81. 6914 6700 | owis.org
Divorce & Relocation
Divorced and want to take the kids back home with you? The team at Consilium Law outlines a few important details to know. A parent seeking to relocate must obtain the written consent of the non-relocating parent. If consent isn’t obtained, an application must be brought to the Family Justice Courts (FJC). The welfare of the child is of paramount concern and overrides other considerations. The Court will balance the primary caregiver’s reasonable wishes to relocate and the child’s interest in maintaining a relationship with both parents. Some of the factors considered include:
• Loss of relationship with the left-behind parent
• Good education opportunities abroad
• Permanent long-term relocation
• Family support abroad
• Child’s liability to serve National Service in Singapore The FJC will consider the unique circumstances of each case and assess what will be in the best interests of the child and decide whether to allow the relocation.
Find out more from the Consilium team by calling 6235 2700, or visit consiliumlaw.com.sg.
Little Mandarins is holding its annual Easter Holiday Camp from 16 March to 17 April, with activities like brush painting, kung fu rapping, and speech and drama to make learning Mandarin fun. The camp is open to children aged four to nine; beginners will pick up simple greetings and vocabulary, while students with a foundation in Mandarin will practice what they’ve learnt and build confidence in using the language. Running weekdays from 9.45am to 12.45pm, the camp costs $78 per day, or $350 for five days. During “Easter Egg Extravaganza” on 9 April, campers can look forward to painting Easter eggs and going on an egg hunt.
71 Loewen Road, #03-01. 6473 8377 | little-mandarins.com
It’s not too late to get your hands on a new 2020 diary from Collins Debden. The collection consists of seven fun designs, including the “Vanguard” that comes with a contemporary copper foil cover design. Priced from $20.90 to $49.90, they’re available online at collinsdebden.com and at selected Kinokuniya, NBC and Times outlets.
History & Heritage
Learn more about the Katong and Joo Chiat neighbourhoods by going on a self-guided tour of an arts and heritage trail. Besides feasting your eyes on wall murals, exploring the area’s shops and taking part in fun workshops, you can enjoy plenty of yummy eats. Download the map at theadmin.sg/katong-joochiat-art-circuit.
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