Dover Court

In­ter­na­tional School

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

Both chil­dren have been at­tend­ing Dover Court since they started in Re­cep­tion at the age of five. It’s a medium-sized in­ter­na­tional school and that size brings a lot of pluses. Our chil­dren are given a lot of in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion, and en­cour­aged to have self-be­lief and be am­bi­tious in the class­room and on the sports field. We like the English Na­tional Cur­ricu­lum with an in­ter­na­tional fo­cus that the pri­mary school of­fers. In se­condary, the stu­dents study for the IGCSE, while the school’s Sixth Form teaches the IB Diploma.

Our chil­dren could end up liv­ing any­where in the world, so a global el­e­ment to the cur­ricu­lum was im­por­tant to us, in­clud­ing learn­ing lan­guages. As the school is part of the Nord Anglia group of schools, it has a teacher univer­sity pro­gramme en­sur­ing teach­ers are up to date with teach­ing prac­tices. Chil­dren also have ac­cess to the Global Cam­pus where they can share ideas and ex­pe­ri­ences with chil­dren from other Nord Anglia schools around the world.

We heard about the school through word of mouth. Dur­ing our visit, we liked the warm wel­come from staff, the nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment, and the em­pha­sis on chil­dren as in­di­vid­u­als. Both chil­dren are thriv­ing and are ac­tive mem­bers of the swim, netball, foot­ball, rugby and ath­letic teams. The school of­fers an ex­cep­tional over­seas ex­cur­sion pro­gramme where the em­pha­sis is on help­ing in the com­mu­nity, team build­ing and en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues. The school also in­vests in new class­rooms, great teacher-training pro­grammes, up­graded fa­cil­i­ties and an ex­ten­sive af­ter-school pro­gramme. The school has an ac­tive par­ent com­mu­nity that cre­ates fan­tas­tic events for fam­i­lies.

301 Dover Road 6775 7664 | nor­dan­gli­ae­d­u­ca­tion.com

Sarah and Paul Mc­nee, Bri­tish and Aus­tralian; James (12) and So­phie (11)

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