Students learn a range of skills that will enable them to become more self-regulating learners so that they can take greater responsibility for their learning.
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Singapore, Singapore (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Nexus International School Singapore embarks on an exciting new stage of development this year. With new management, an increase in teacher numbers and significant changes to the academic team, the school is now ready to make the next big step as a centre of learning excellence. Our new Principal, Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School and Head of Junior School are all experienced international educators, and have assembled a high qualified and well trained group of teachers from around the world. Most of our new teachers are from the UK, Australia or New Zealand, and many have strong track records in other international schools. The increase in the number of teachers provides us with greater expertise and capacity in a wide range of areas, including specialist subjects, learning support, pastoral care and curriculum leadership.
Their priorities this year fall into five main areas.
1. To review and revitalise the curriculum
2. To introduce a pedagogy focused on the personalisation of learning
3. To carry out a digital revolution which will culminate in a 1 to 1 laptop scheme and the embedding of digital technologies in every aspect of the teaching and learning process
4. To widen and deepen the opportunities for learners outside the classroom
5. To review and strengthen our systems and process to support learning
In order to make the cultural shift to a new model of teaching and learning, they will be providing high quality professional learning to our teachers to ensure that they are fully up to date with evidence based pedagogies, digital technologies, teaching of English to second language learners and the latest developments in IB and IGCSE curriculums.
Parents and learners will immediately see a high level of personalisation in the classroom. Following initial assessment, teaching and learning processes will be designed to address each child’s learning needs. Ongoing assessment will ensure that all learners can make optimal progress. Students learn a range of skills that will enable them to become more self-regulating learners so that they can take greater responsibility for their learning.
A full review of all systems and process is already underway as they seek to ensure that their systems can fully support the teaching and learning programmes. They have prioritised their communications strategies, especially with their existing families, and are aiming for these to be fully open and transparent.
They are committed to providing an expanded range of co and extra curricular activities for children of all ages and will be providing significant new opportunities in sport, the arts and service to others.
It’s going to be an exciting year.
Dr Stuart Martin
Principal, Nexus International School, Singapore
201 Ulu Pandan Road, Singapore 596468