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We are a boutique British school, with small class sizes offering a nurturing learning environment.
We don't have any outdoor space, however we utilise the sourouding areas and have various areas in the school that the children can use at break and lunchtime. They go to The Temasek Club for swimming lessons (16 a year) and Turf City for their field sports. We also use Bukit Timah Reserve and The Green corridor as well as a trampoline park across the road.
We currently have spaces in all year groups.
The Perse School Singapore is a school steeped in over 400 years of history. We combine our traditional strengths with a modern, relevant outlook. The Perse School Singapore is proud to offer our pupils a Cambridge based education supported with the latest in education technology. We are dedicated to the social, emotional and well-being of every pupil so they can live healthy, productive, capable and responsible lives and to feel included in aspects of The Perse School Singapore community.
1:20 for year 1 class, 1:24 for years 2-6. At capacity each class would have a Teaching Assistant.
We hire staff that are passionate about teaching and who have over 3 years of teaching experience.
The Perse School Singapore is a Cambridge International School following the Cambridge International Curriculum which involves formative progression assessments and summative Checkpoint assessments.
The Perse School Singapore uses a contemporary and comprehensive curriculum. By combining a rigorous Cambridge-based curriculum, high expectations and an inquiry-based approach to teaching, students are encouraged and supported both to build their knowledge and, just as importantly, develop their critical thinking skills. Through using real-world experiences, our approach helps children demonstrate their understanding, thus ensuring learning is deeper and more sustained.
Our educational approach uses both direct instruction and facilitated learning and includes the development of critical thinking skills. This ensures that learning is focused on children developing skills and acquiring knowledge that will assist them in becoming successful life-long learners. At all stages, students are encouraged to participate in the development of learning experiences and are challenged to hypothesise, reflect, question and test in order to construct their own understandings and thus gain further knowledge.
Yes, all levels are given weekly homework. The amount of time spent during homework varies depending on the year level.
Each child receives 16 lessons of swimming every year. When not swimming they are taken to Turf City where they do their weekly field sports. We also have a large indoor area for children to burn off steam at break and lunch time. Children do 2.5 hrs of PE every week.
We have a Wellness Wednesday every week promoting healthy living.
At present children can bring in their own packed lunch or order from our external lunch company - The New Luncher.
8.30am - 3.30pm with ECA's running Monday/Wednesday and Friday from 3.45pm-4.45pm and Enrichment classes on Thursdays from 3.45pm - 4.45pm.
With regular assessments and a very close connections between our parents and teachers.
Twice a year.
Daily Chinese classes throughout the school.
At The Perse School, Singapore we are firm believers in supporting all of our young learners. We have a comprehensive recording system for all students recognised as requiring additional input.
The Perse School Singapore has a full time Head of Wellbeing, who is dedicated to providing support to pupils who require this service.
As we come out of the Covid Pandemic we will be introducing a PTA and class mums.
Yes, we run regular Meet The Principal mornings/afternoons.
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