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Invictus International School (Dempsey Campus) Q & A

Located within a rainforest, this popular international primary school is offering a ‘back to basics’ education and Singapore’s lowest fees, delivered in a homely, nurturing and village-style environment.
At a glance
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
SGD 17,000
Annual fees
SGD 17,000 - 17,000
Price band help
Value
Status
Open
Opening year
2016
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Tina Cooper
Owner
Chip Eng Sen (Education)
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Welcome to the Invictus International School (Dempsey Campus) official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

Does your school have a waiting list? In which years?

There are waiting list for some grade levels. Please contact us for more information on these.

What are qualities and characteristics that define your school and its students?

Invictus International School provides a premium primary school education at an affordable price.

How many nationalities are represented in your school? How international would you say your school is?

Our students are a diverse group of expatriate children from Australia, The United Kingdom, India and America (among other countries).

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

There is no dominant nationality represented in the school.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1:25

Does your school measure Value Added data? Please provide details of how you measure, and current Value Added benchmark scores.

No

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

In Grade 3 and Grade 6 students take the International Schools Assessment.

Please provide details of how well your school did in its previous external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

N/A

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

We do not have a sixth form.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

Our Vision is that quality education is simple, focused and affordable.Here at Invictus International School we believe that we cater for the Individual, in an Innovative and inspiring way.

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

All grade levels have learning logs which emphasize goals covered during the week or term. We encourage regular/ daily reading. Time spent on homework varies per grade level but is generally no more than 2 hours a week in the higher grades.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

We have a Wake and Shake activity each morning, when the children gather in the school hall to dance and get moving before they start their lessons. We also offer physical education lessons twice a week, along with swimming lessons from Swish Swimming School included in our PE curriculum.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

With our tranquil jungle setting, our students benefit from the natural playground that our sand playground offers. All children participate in a wake and shake activity each morning, along with PE lessons. The lunch delivery service that we work with - The New Luncher - provides healthy, balanced meals delivered hot for our students. The students in Grades 3 - 6 also walk every other week to the public library as part of having a healthy lifestyle.

How do you promote healthy eating?

Eating nutritious food is crucial to healthy learning. We encourage all families to pack healthful lunches, and for parents to reinforce healthy eating and sleeping habits at home. The lunch delivery service that we work with - The New Luncher - provides healthy, balanced meals delivered hot for our students.

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students? How does it promote a balanced diet?

We do not have food preparation facilities on site. Families can either pack a healthy lunch from home, or order lunches from The New Luncher who delivers hot nutritious meals each day.

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

Meals cost between $8-$12.

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

8:30am - 3:00pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes, students are required to wear a navy Invictus Polo shirt with Invictus shorts or culottes. A hat, black shoes and white socks are also part of our uniforms.

Please advise on your discipline policy?

Our discipline policy is based on respect and helps students understand their action have consequences and helping them to learning in meaningful ways from their mistakes.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

We use ClassDojo as a way to communicate with parents as well as show what is happening in the classroom. Parents are welcome to arrange an appointment before or after to school with their child's class teacher.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

The school has two yearly reports one mid-year and another at the end of the school year. There are parent - teacher conferences in Term 1 while there are student - led conferences in Term 3.

Which languages are taught at your school - please detail any as a first as well as second language?

Mandarin

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

No

Do you offer a dedicated prayer room/s for students? For which faiths?

No

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

As we use a generally differentiated teaching approach this allow talented students to continue striving to their full potential.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

No

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

We offer limited support for students who do not have the ability to cope in a 1:25 classroom setting.

Does your school have particular expertise in dealing with a specific learning need such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, aspergers syndrome and so forth?

No

Does your school have an educational psychologist or access to one to assess and support those youngsters with more challenging learning and emotional needs?

No

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes, our school has the Invictus Parent Teacher Association

Are there opportunities for parents to support the learning, activities and events within the school or on trips other than through the parent group?

Parents are regularly invited to help on field trips, help in the classroom and plan special events.

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

Currently no.

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

There are welcome coffee mornings for new parents as well as parent education morning/evening offered throughout the school year.

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