Play is essential for child's development, so much so that its importance is recognised by the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights. Play lays the foundation for a wide range of skills: motor, exploratory, language and social, to name a few.
What does it truly take to succeed? When one looks at a famous movie star, it is easy to imagine that success just “happened”. Overnight, this person became a famous star. But what people do not see is the hard work, humility and dedication that went into achieving this goal.
International curricula are increasingly becoming a preferred choice for students and parents as the education is evolving from being local to international. Futuristic schools are offering international curricula as they aim to nurture students as global citizens.
I recently got the opportunity to host one of the podcasts where I had to interview Ms Divya Prasad, the student counsellor at GIIS SMART Campus, on exam stress. Although I had listened to podcasts before, the idea of hosting a podcast made me nervous.
Podcasts are an initiative by my school to give students a platform to explore their skills...
Reading is the foundation for all learning, which is why we encourage our students to continue to read and explore different texts while at Global Indian International School. Here's our reading list of non-fiction titles for students of Grade 6, which will stimulate their imagination as well as teach them basic life lessons:
Most of the present primary and secondary schools are catering to Generation Z, or post-millennials. Any progressive school will agree that confining Gen Z to regimented classroom and chalk-and-talk teaching will lead to futile learning. To keep up with the present generation’s learning style, schools have to leverage on technology.
Singapore is a small but prosperous island nation that has a lot to offer when it comes to quality of life and individual growth. Although a little red dot on the world map, the country is very conducive for families and raising kids in a happy and safe environment.
A small crew works behind the scenes to ensure everything is in place before showtime; then, the cameras roll. A student takes on the role of the news anchor, narrating events that have recently taken place within the school community, whilst another set of students produce a commercial to showcase their marketing skills. Sketches like this...
Reading with your child is not just a pre-school activity. As parents may well know, knowing the alphabets does not on its own lead to advanced reading abilities. Readers have to recognise the context and the intended audience of the text. Appropriate vocabulary and sentence patterns also contribute to better comprehension of reading...