GEMS World Academy (Sin­ga­pore)

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In­ter­ests in sports and mu­sic are sup­ported, with all stu­dents en­cour­aged to learn an in­stru­ment from Grade 1.

“We have en­joyed our ex­pe­ri­ence with GEMS. The fa­cil­i­ties are fan­tas­tic and it was an easy de­ci­sion to en­rol Nel­son at the school. He has ben­e­fited in many ways dur­ing his day-to-day school life. The fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a 50-me­tre and a 25-me­tre pool where he learns swim­ming as part of the cur­ricu­lum, as well as a soc­cer pitch where he plays with his friends. There is also a large au­di­to­rium where I have at­tended many pre­sen­ta­tions by Nel­son, and mu­sic rooms where he learns the vi­olin.

All of Nel­son’s teach­ers have been fan­tas­tic and easy to speak to, and they care gen­uinely about his needs. The school en­vi­ron­ment is also very per­sonal. From the time we had a tour of the school we were made to feel val­ued and wel­comed. We were im­pressed by the lead­er­ship, par­tic­u­larly Head of School David Edwards. The cur­ricu­lum doesn’t just fo­cus on aca­demics; it also sup­ports in­ter­ests in sports and mu­sic. I like that all stu­dents are en­cour­aged to learn a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment from Grade 1. At GEMS, chil­dren learn about the dif­fer­ent cul­tures of stu­dents in the school and cel­e­brate the tra­di­tions of dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

We learnt about the school from friends who en­rolled their three sons. We re­ally like the friendly ap­proach of the lead­er­ship of the school and would def­i­nitely rec­om­mend it to other fam­i­lies. We’ve now been at GEMS for two years and have no re­grets. Nel­son is lov­ing school and has made many friends.”

Daniel and Belinda Mar­shall, Aus­tralian; Nel­son (6)

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