Known as “DUCKS”, the Dulwich College Kindergarten and Infants’ School – the school’s Early Years Centre for children aged 2 to 7 – adopts an inquiry-based learning model.
This teaches children how to communicate their ideas, listen to others, solve problems and persevere with relevant tasks.
With the understanding that each child has his or her own individual learning style, the school works closely with parents to support their child’s unique learning journey – and nurtures children who demonstrate potential in academic subjects, languages, sports or the creative arts.
This is evident in DUCKS’ specialist lessons on Physical Education, Swimming and Music. In addition, the campus itself is conducive for learning. Outdoor areas are spacious and classrooms are light-filled and well-resourced.
3 Fast Facts
1. Instilling language confidence
If ensuring your child is competent in English and Mandarin is important to you, give Dulwich a good look. The school immerses students in a dual-language environment, where each class is taught by at least one native English-speaking teacher and one native Mandarin-speaking teacher. Children gain the confidence to use language with meaning rather than just through imitation.
2. Bonding with nature
Accredited by the UK’s Forest School Learning Initiative (FSLI), Dulwich was the first international school in Singapore to introduce Forest School. Building on the Nordic concept of friluftsliv, which means open-air living, the on-campus Forest School – a part of the DUCKS programme – provides both the stimulus and arena of learning that foster myriad positive effects on children’s physical and mental well-being.
3. Becoming a leader
Leadership skills are crucial in helping children gain confidence, learn the concept of responsibility and, ultimately, grow into engaged members of society. At DUCKS, there are many opportunities for children to take on leadership roles, from playground buddies to Mandarin monitors and House Reps.
“Since joining Year 1 two years ago, Eva’s confidence and independence has blossomed. From learning how to swim to partaking in school concerts and a Poetry by Heart competition, Eva keeps growing with a smile. Her teachers embolden her creative inquisitiveness through drama, music, cookery and storytelling, which she loves.” – Celina, parent of Eva, 7
Dulwich College (Singapore)
Address: 71 Bukit Batok West Ave. 8, 658966
Tel: 6890 1000
Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.)
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