Want to keep up to date on what’s going on in Singapore? We bring you school news, events, products and services plus other fun happenings around the city.
Razum International School is offering a monthly instalment plan to support parents during COVID-19. Annual fees are $14,900. Two mothers Elena and Maria came together to create this boutique school, which offers a focused four-hour school day. Located in Tanglin, Razum provides quality and affordable education for students from five to 12 years. The academically rigorous and individualised core curriculum teaches Singapore Maths and English within the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Classes are small (capped at 18 students per class) and students can choose from a wide variety of ECAs. The school is also offering up to 50 percent off its $1,700 admission fee.
6974 5700 | razum.edu.sg
One World International School recently hosted a virtual Leadership Symposium with Singaporean swimmer and Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling. Speaking from Virginia, USA, Schooling shared his thoughts on everything from dealing with pressure to handling social media. His 45-minute interaction with Grade 11 and 12 students included tips on maintaining a positive attitude, working towards goals, navigating social media and finding true friends. OWIS students were inspired by his meaningful messages and thrilled to interact with him. The One World Leadership Symposium is an initiative where industry experts and leaders in various fields are invited to interact with and share their experiences with students.
Blue House International Preschool is starting a new adultaccompanied playgroup series in the Infant & Toddler Atelier for children aged six to 36 months. The weekly playgroup will take children on a journey to explore the world of metal. Through inviting, open-ended and meaningful provocations and experiences, families will explore metal and its relationships, deepening their knowledge and understanding of the possibilities that metal brings. Children will be able to utilise their sense of sound, sight, touch and smell. The 12-week series will run from 19 April to 9 July 2021, with morning and afternoon sessions in the indoor atelier space as well as outdoors. The weekly schedule can be found on the school website.
To sign up, call 6462 6547 or email the school at email@example.com. bluehouseatelier.com
Love for Animals
Keen to spruce up your home while supporting a good cause? Started by 15-year-old student Sidhanth Singh, Lavender Forest carries organic candles and soaps. Made from plant-based ingredients, the brand’s products are handmade and promote sustainable practices. Proceeds go towards organisations that look after stray, abused or orphaned and abandoned animals in Singapore. It’s a passion project begun three years ago when the teen started making soaps to raise funds for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). During the Circuit Breaker last year, the brand’s website was officially set up.
Browse the offerings at lavenderforest.org.
Explore charming neighbourhoods across the island with JalanJalan.me, a community project that places the spotlight on unassuming small businesses and activities in Singapore. Check out online guides about neighbourhoods such as Ang Mo Kio, Chong Pang, Clementi, Bedok and Jalan Besar. Across the months, more partnerships, experiences and promotions will be added for everyone to enjoy.
Fun and practical
Fun and Practical Aiming to inject colour in daily life while promoting sustainability, The Bright Campaign carries a variety of products in vibrant prints and designs including totes, zip pouches and cooler bags from Project Ten (made from recycled plastic), water bottles from Rolla Bottle and upcycled earrings from Single-use Multiverse. Plus, for every item purchased, a tree will be planted, thanks to a partnership with Ecologi and Eden Projects.
Browse the offerings at thebrightcampaign.sg
A British Education
Thinking about the next step for your little one’s education? Brighton College (Singapore) is now actively accepting applications from families considering to join the school this August. Catering to children aged 18 months to 11 years, the British prep school’s curriculum is modelled after its sister school in the UK, which was recently named England’s Independent School of the Decade. The school offers an enhanced version of the English National Curriculum that is designed to challenge its young students, developing a life-long commitment to pondering the questions of why, what and how. Brighton College is a selective school and goes to great lengths to ensure it is suitable for each child who joins. Contact the Admissions Team to find out if it would be a good fit for your child.
Keep your busy life in check with the Self-Made Sunday Planner. This passion project is by Ann Gacutan who published the planner with the hope of empowering other women to dream big, set goals and pursue what they love in life. She has integrated what she has read and learnt on her journey into a daily planner that’s practical for both work and personal life.
Use code “HAPPYNEWME” to get 25 percent off! self-madesunday.com
If you own and run a business, you’ll know just how complicated and time-consuming it can get. ZING was created to help with exactly this! Built in Singapore by expats Amy Bourke and Paul Cameron, who are also owners of beauty salon SkinFitness, the all-in-one business management app provides the tools you need to run, grow and manage a business – both online and offline. The platform includes an easy-to-use website builder, e-commerce, online bookings, marketing tools, staff scheduling and more, available at an affordable monthly fee.
Repton Schoolhouse has been renamed as Primus Schoolhouse. As part of the Invictus family of schools, Primus Schoolhouse teaches a unique curriculum combining the UK Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and the best of the Singapore experience, including bilingual learning. The school also offers an improved student-teacher ratio, great facilities, a personalised and supportive learning approach and is led by an experienced and dedicated team of educators.
For more information, visit the school website or call 6252 3024 to arrange a visit. primus.com.sg
A Board Game Reinvented
If you love Monopoly, download Monopoly Explore SG!, a local app version of the classic board game. It reinvents the game by introducing tiles in categories that represent four Singaporean experiences: foods, goods, faces and spaces. As you play, explore and learn about the city’s iconic locations and culture. Tokens are also locally themed, including orchids, an HDB void deck table and even a durian!
Find it on the Google Play Store and App Store from now until 30 April.
The Perse School Singapore is officially a Cambridge International School and, from August this year, it’s opening Lower Cambridge Secondary, beginning with Year 7, with plans to offer later years in the future. You can also get 15 percent off fees for the next school year (August 2021 to July 2022). Fees at The Perse are $7,083 per term (three terms in a year).
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