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The Grange Institution Q & A

A standalone primary school in the north east, offering the Cambridge primary curriculum and the IPC, a focus on creativity and outdoor learning, and fees of less than $20,000 per year.
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At a glance
School type
International
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
Availability 2021/22
Annual fee average
SGD 21,500
Annual fees
SGD 21,337 - 21,337
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2018
School year
Jan to Dec
Principal
Eugene Low
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Welcome to the The Grange Institution 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.

If you have to highlight three strengths of your school, what would they be?

TGI is the first international school in Singapore to offer the combination of the Cambridge International Primary Curriculum to deliver rigorous learning in English, Mathematics and Science, and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) to enable students to learn about the world through a multi-disciplinary thematic approach. Together with our future-focused Cr8tors-In-Action education philosophy, this novel approach helps TGI to effectively equip our students with the right aptitude for academic and personal success. This also means that when families relocate in the future, their children will find it easier to adapt to schools elsewhere.

TGI has partnered up with VERE360, a technology start-up to create proprietary VR & AR contents for our IPC Units of Learning - and in doing so, became the first school in the world to offer learners with such a unique collaborative experience. VERE360 complements The Grange's future-focused curriculum by using virtual reality, bringing students' learning to life! Virtual reality empowers teachers to conduct highly engaging lessons that leads to great retention of knowledge.

TGI offers affordable school fees below $20,000. We are running a promotion that gives $2,000 off the enrolment fee to first 20 who sign up, and we have an ongoing referral fee programme and sibling discount as well.

What is the single biggest challenge your school is currently addressing?

At The Grange our mission has always been to create a small-school environment that is not overwhelming for children. As a growing school, that grows our classes year-on-year, we certainly organically grow and expand on our facilities as our student population grows and as demands for our curriculum becomes more rigorous.

A new 135sqm outdoor facility expansion, slated to be completed later this year for our learners, is strategically connected with nature for students to explore and get creative. This new upgrade will include a customised playframe and running tracks.

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

Please check with our administration team

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

At The Grange, we are committed to providing our young learners with a future-focused curriculum called the Cre8tors-in-Action©️ aimed to develop learners who have the following 8 core competencies and attitudes:
• Construction and Design
• Respecting the environment
• Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Active Citizenship
• Teamwork and Partnership
• Original ideas
• Recognizing issues
• Service leadership

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

There are 18 nationalities represented at the school.

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

We have no more than 25% of each nationality in each year level. The 3 biggest group of students at The Grange are Japanese, Filipinos and Indians.

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

The average teacher:student ratio is 1:9. The maximum class size is 24 students.

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

We have enhanced our curriculum with a future-focused educational philosophy - ‘Cre8tors-in-Action’. This philosophy supports the delivery of learning through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Cambridge International Curriculum.

Our future-focused curriculum supports our unique Cre8tors-in-Action© educational philosophy aimed to develop Global Citizens who have the following 8 core competencies:

• Construction and Design
• Respecting the environment
• Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Active Citizenship
• Teamwork and Partnership
• Original ideas
• Recognising issues
• Service leadership

The Cambridge Primary English, Mathematics and Science curriculum have provided our students the foundation learning in literacy, numeracy and science. The newly implemented International Primary Curriculum (IPC) further extends our vision to develop The Grange ‘Cre8tors’ by providing the opportunity for students to engage in different multi-disciplinary thematic Units of Learning designed to appeal to their interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. This enables them to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and see topics and issues in the world from multiple perspectives. The ultimate goal is to help students develop a growing sense of global citizenship.

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 PE program – ‘Personal Social Physical Education (PSPE)’. It focuses on an individual’s well-being and covers a variety of topics related to personal development, social growth and physical activities. The curriculum is organised around 4 strands of learning: Self-Awareness, Social Interaction, Active Living and Cre8tors-in-Action.

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

No, students will have to pack their own lunch and snack to school. This is to cater for their individual dietary and cultural needs.

What is the approximate average cost of a lunchtime meal?

There is one lunch break and snack break. Students will have a 30mins lunch break and a 20mins snack break.

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

10am - 4:30pm

Is there a school uniform?

Yes.

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

Mandarin as a Foreign Language.
Japanese as a Mother Tongue.
English as an Additional Language.

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

We do not offer EAL but we offer Additional English language classes. This is to provide non-native English language learners with more focused time to develop their English language skills. These additional four sessions per week enable learners to get sheltered immersion time where the teacher can work on helping them experience progress and success with the basic of the language, through a more focused small group environment and higher teacher attention.

This school is in a Best School by parents ranking

The Grange Institution is a Best of school, a ranking determined by parent surveys on the site. It can be found in the following Best of rankings:

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