The Ex­plore

School House

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

I re­cently ar­rived in Sin­ga­pore and I’m teach­ing Math­e­mat­ics and Sci­ences for Grades 1 to 6 at The Ex­plore School House. Par­ents send their chil­dren to a school to pre­pare them for the real world, yet all day long they do noth­ing but fol­low in­struc­tions. The mod­ern world val­ues peo­ple who are cre­ative, able to com­mu­ni­cate their ideas and col­lab­o­rate. The Ex­plore School House pro­vides an en­vi­ron­ment that al­lows stu­dents to de­velop their cre­ativ­ity, critical think­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion skill sets. Keep­ing in mind that ev­ery­one learns in dif­fer­ent ways, at var­i­ous paces and pos­sess in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ests, the school puts the chil­dren first and per­son­alises ed­u­ca­tion ac­cord­ing to each child’s ap­ti­tudes and abil­i­ties.

My favourite pro­gramme is pro­ject time. To nur­ture each child’s pas­sions and in­ter­ests, we ded­i­cate time twice a week for stu­dents to work on projects of their choice. I’m of­ten blown away with their cre­ativ­ity! We also set aside a day each week for field trips and guest speak­ers. To en­cour­age the chil­dren to take own­er­ship of their learn­ing jour­ney, we en­cour­age them to sug­gest where to go for the trips and who to in­vite to speak. I’ve learnt a lot my­self from these ses­sions. I love show­ing kids how much fun it is to learn and I hope that I in­spire my stu­dents to find their pas­sion.

The teach­ers, par­ents, and stu­dents are in­te­gral to mak­ing the school what it is. Ev­ery­one has a say and a place in mak­ing the school great. The school re­ally walks the talk – to de­velop stu­dents into ac­tive learn­ers.

41 Sun­set Way, #02-06 Cle­menti Ar­cade 8826 6071 | the­ex­ploreschool.org

Guil­laume Beck, French; Math­e­mat­ics and Sci­ence teacher

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