Swallows and Amazons Kindergarten

Singapore, Singapore

We offer a British Village School atmosphere and focus where children learn through purposeful play in an enquiry-based learning environment. Our teachers and teaching assistants strongly believe in providing inclusive learning experiences for all our students.

Ages taught:

1 — 5

School size:

30 boys, 30 girls

School type:

Co-educational

Day/Boarding:

  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding

Curriculums:

  • English National Curriculum
  • Other

Contact:

Jackie Barkham

Job title:

Director

Places available

Kindergarten
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Year 13
2016/2017
1
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2017/2018
12
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Accreditations and memberships:

  • Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework Certified (SPARK)
  • Singapore Excellence Awardee 2013
  • School Green Awards 2013 - Recipient of The Daisy Award for Kindergartens
  • Singapore's Aspiring Business Women of the Year 2015-2016
  • Registered with the Early Childhood Developmental Agency (ECDA) of Singapore, part of the Ministry of Education
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Welcome

Educating children is not just about getting ready for Primary 1 or first grade - the IQ (intelligence quotient). It is about curiosity, exploration, experiences, self-esteem and interactions - the EQ (emotional quotient). Children have an innate sense of wonder and awe and are natural explorers. At Swallows and Amazons, our aim is to allow this instinctive desire for enquiry to flourish. Children are always willing learners. They are so interested in life – they want to touch, explore, learn about the world around them; they really want to splash that water, touch that bug!   So we don’t focus on “teaching” them: instead, we expose them to experiences, presenting the world and its concepts in ways that they can engage with and understand. If they are interested, they will learn.

Senior management

Jackie Barkham - Director

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School description

We believe children should have fun. Luckily for them the evidence shows that preschool aged children learn most through play. Play is essential for children to develop high-level social strategies as well as physical and mental skills. At Swallows and Amazons teachers know why, when and how they can help ‘play’ become an enriching, meaningful learning experience so that children can fulfil their potential. 

Learning habits acquired in a child’s early years persist into later life. Successful adults tend to be lifelong learners but this habit of enquiry and love of learning depends on an education that rewards exploration and questioning. If a person wants to do something for themselves, they will do it well and derive satisfaction from the experience. If they are simply doing what they are told it becomes a ‘task’.

In creating a developmental childhood education programme, we are laying the foundations for all future learning. As the curriculum develops, basic concepts are revisited and built upon until children grasp them fully. In this enquiry-based approach, the traditional maths, literacy, writing and foreign language skills are not learnt independently of each other. On the contrary, they are so interrelated that it may be hard to distinguish one from the other. Pre-school learning is about experiences and interacting with peers, adults and the environment – a version of real life! We must provide these opportunities.

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Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:

12

Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 5

Term dates

  • 2016/2017
  • 13/09/16 - 14/12/16
  • 02/01/17 - 15/03/17
  • 20/03/17 - 23/06/17

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum
  • Other

Sports and extra-curricular activities

Extra-curricular activities:

See our News & Events section for more information
We offer Extra Curricula Activities every day from 1.15pm to 2pm. These ECAs include, football, swimming, Kindermusik, Tennis and Gymnastics.

Admissions

Fees (Annual)

Kindergarten:

$23,528.00

Contact

Contact:

Jackie Barkham

Job title:

Director

School news & events

Further information

Fees Payable per Term (Fees incl of GST)

There are 4 x 10 week terms a year and the School is open 50 weeks a year, closing over Christmas and New Year.

2 Sessions per week $2,111.24
3 Sessions per week $3,167.41
4 Sessions per week $4,222.49
5 Sessions per week $4,524.09
6 Sessions per week $5,428.91
10 Sessions per week $5,881.87

Country:

Singapore

Address:

200 Turf Club Road

City:

Singapore

Post/Zip Code:

287994

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