LIFE & FAMILY
PUSHING THE A Sneak Peek Find out about the GESS approach to learning andwatch student-teacher interactions in the classroom at the forthcoming Open Classroom Day. Student guides will be on hand for school tours around the main and junior school campuses. 15 November from 10am to 11.30am. Register at gess.sg .
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New Faces at Winstedt Hot on the heels of The Winstedt School ’s move to a new campus at Kallang is the recent opening of the Senior School. Debbie Caines has been appointed Head and is highly experienced in the area of learning differences. Debbie was previously Head of UWCSEA’s Learning Support division. Winstedt is at 1208 Upper Boon Keng Road. winstedt.edu.sg
Does your child forget to bring things home from school? Is their backpack in a mess? The clever people at All Hands Together recommend these five tips to help keep things organised: #1 Design a daily planner with your child, and encourage them to use it every day. Keep one copy at home and stick the other copy in their school diary. #2 Create a folder with pockets labelled Home, School and For Mom/Dad. Encourage your child to keep all the bits of paper they receive at school and file them in one spot. #3 Use coloured washable bags and allocate one for each of your children’s different activities. Place all the clothes and accessories needed for each activity in the bag and label clearly. #4 Create a checklist of the things children need to have in their school bag. Attach one copy to the bag so they can check as they pack, and another in their school locker. #5 Getting organised can be very challenging for some kids so it’s important to reward themwhen they do well, and to offer the support they need. Need more? Download your free planner at allhandstogether.com/resources. To explore support options for your child at home, or for assistance with cognitive and academic skills, and life and social skills, call 8480 2569. All Hands Together is at 5 StadiumWalk, 04-09 Kallang Leisure Park. allhandstogether.com
Much to Celebrate The International Community School (Singapore) is celebrating 25 years of teaching, caring and excellence. It was founded in 1993 by a group of parents of various nationalities with a common goal to establish a Christian school to serve the needs of corporate and missionary expatriates. Today, ICS is dedicated to providing a dynamic, challenging and holistic American curriculum, and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Association of Christian School International (ACSI). ics.edu.sg
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