In­te­grated

In­ter­na­tional School

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

Our younger son Rees be­gan at­tend­ing IIS in Oc­to­ber 2017. I home-schooled both our boys for two years prior to en­rolling them in their cur­rent schools. Rees has had prob­lems learn­ing ef­fec­tively in a main­stream school set­ting, re­sult­ing in a loss of con­fi­dence and a dis­like for school in gen­eral. In the short time he has been at IIS, we’ve seen re­mark­able im­prove­ment in his writ­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, and his in­ter­ac­tion with peers and adults. Most im­por­tantly, he is learn­ing to like school again. We credit the ex­cep­tional teach­ers, pa­tient and knowl­edge­able ad­min­is­tra­tors and the at­mos­phere of kind­ness and care that is fos­tered at IIS. The stu­dents get lots of out­door time and the low stu­dent-to-teacher ra­tio is a big plus. It en­sures greater in­di­vid­ual at­ten­tion and al­lows for cur­ricu­lum ad­just­ments.

I learnt about IIS through my em­ployer and a friend who has a child at­tend­ing the school. We took a tour of the fa­cil­i­ties and I was im­pressed by their pro­gramme and how well they utilised their space. The at­mos­phere is very cheer­ful and wel­com­ing. IIS has made a re­mark­able dif­fer­ence in the life of my child and our fam­ily. Rees used to refuse to work with oth­ers and get up in front of crowds, but last Christ­mas he per­formed for all the stu­dents and fam­i­lies. He also has class­mates who ac­cept him for who he is. It has given me hope that my son can achieve what­ever he wants with the proper guid­ance and care.

41 Sun­set Way, #01-01 Cle­menti Ar­cade 6466 4475 | iis.edu.sg

Ali­cia and Davis Cec­coni, Amer­i­can; Rees (12)

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