Child protection

  • Children should wear their tags at all times whilst in the building. Parents/Guardians of children who have blue or pink tags should also remember to wear their tags when collecting them.
  • This is especially important from this weekend onwards as there will be a security guard at the entrance of the staffroom on the mezzanine floor. Only a parent/guardian with a tag will be able to collect their child.

 

Term 3 reports

The reports for term 3 will be given to students on the last lesson of the term (9/10 September). If your child is absent, the reports will be available for collection from the table outside classroom 16, on floor 2, for the first 2 weeks of term 4. If you need some help to find the report, our TAs will be around to assist you.

For older reports, please speak to one of our Customer Service team.

 

Parent Workshops

Our final workshop for this term is below. Sessions run on Saturday and Sunday in Room 17 from 1.20-2.00pm. There will be entertainment in Room 18 for your child(ren).

26 & 27 August: How to help your child at home

Join our workshop to get some useful tips on how you can help your child with their English studies at home. All parents are welcome.

 

Global Art Competition

The winners of our art competition are:

12-15 category: Hoo Xiao Qian (12), Chua Xin Yi (13) and Faiz Ihsan Akram (12)

9-11 category: Yong Zoe Yee (10), Shivendhra Sheela (11) and Gowri Ganabatirau (10)

8 and under category: Hana Zulaika (6), Lexmen Palany (8) and Kiyo Ling Xiu Yu (8)

Congratulations to all our winners and everyone who entered the competition – we had some amazing entries!

 

Tips for helping your child develop their creativity

It has become clear that just being able to repeat facts and figures is not enough for success once students have left education and entered the workplace. Universities and employers are putting increased emphasis on the importance of creativity. Although we often only associate creativity with people who work in the arts, our rapidly changing culture means all areas of life now require creativity.

Luckily, you are not born with or without creativity; it is possible to teach creativity and to nurture it in children. Parents, guardians and teachers can encourage children to use their imagination and express themselves and their uniqueness in a number of ways:

  • Learning about new topics develops creativity, so encourage your child to read widely on a variety of topics.
  • Encourage your child to ask questions. It can be frustrating constantly trying to answer a child’s “why?” questions, but this questioning is developing their creativity.
  • There is a clear link between creativity and risk taking. Make sure your child knows that it is ok to make mistakes, and if they fail then they can try again.
  • Encourage your child to learn about other countries and cultures. When different cultures work together they often produce innovative ideas. Being exposed to how other cultures view the world allows a child to make more mental links and spark new ideas.
  • Embrace achievements other than academic success. Encourage creativity by recognising successes other than high test scores or competition wins. Positively acknowledge creative ideas that children have developed themselves and reward their effort when they spend time on creative pursuits.
  • The best way that parents can support their child in developing their creativity is by being creative too. Don’t just tell them to do it, show them. You could put aside a weekend afternoon for an art session with your child or create some original music together.