In­ter­na­tional School

Expat Living (Singapore) - - Schools Mini Guide 2018 -

Both our chil­dren started at Chatsworth in March 2017, and they love go­ing to school every day. They’re en­cour­aged to research, in­ves­ti­gate and ex­per­i­ment in their learn­ing. Read­ing, writ­ing and maths are em­bed­ded into their units of en­quiry as well as stand­alone lessons. Their love of read­ing has in­creased since start­ing at the school – DEAR ( Drop Ev­ery­thing and Read) time is Toby’s ab­so­lute favourite. If you go into school at DEAR time, you’ll see ev­ery­one deep in a book! The open-door pol­icy en­ables par­ents to visit the school at any time and help out in class. There’s also an ex­cel­lent range of CCAS and ECAS of­fered, from sport and sci­ence to per­form­ing arts and cod­ing, plus ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

We started with an in­ter­net search in prepa­ra­tion for our ex­ploratory visit. Af­ter thor­ough research, we de­cided on an IB cur­ricu­lum be­cause we liked the ethos and wanted a cur­ricu­lum that is eas­ily trans­fer­able if we were to move in the fu­ture. Dur­ing our first visit, it was clear to see that Chatsworth was dif­fer­ent; there was a fam­ily-friendly and sup­port­ive at­mos­phere, and I felt an im­me­di­ate emo­tional con­nec­tion.

Chatsworth is smaller than other in­ter­na­tional schools and has a com­mu­nity feel. It’s a truly in­ter­na­tional school with fam­i­lies from all over the world. The school mis­sion to de­velop in­ter­na­tion­ally minded and car­ing global cit­i­zens is clear in its events, trips and learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that my sons are priv­i­leged to par­tic­i­pate in.

• Or­chard Cam­pus, 37 Emer­ald Hill Road | 6737 5955 • Bukit Timah Cam­pus, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road (Open­ing Au­gust 2018)

Karen and James Ses­sions, Bri­tish; Toby (8) and Isaac (6)

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