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New To Singapore? How To Help Your Child Cope In Their New School

Leaving behind friends and enrolling at a new school – in a new country – can be traumatic for kids. Integrated International School aims to make this adjustment as smooth as possible for its students.

 

No one is neglected

All new students are paired with buddies and welcomed to meet their teachers before school begins.

IIS has an in-house counsellor who lends emotional and psychological support as well.

The small teacher-to-student ratio (1:4 in the Junior School, 1:6 in the Senior School) means no one feels neglected.

 

Reach for the S.T.A.R.S.

The school offers two approaches to learning: the Mainstream approach and the Specialised Teaching and Responsive Students (S.T.A.R.S.) approach.

While both employ the same curriculum, S.T.A.R.S. tailors lessons to the abilities, strengths and gaps of kids who need extra help. (Each S.T.A.R.S. student gets an Individualised Education Plan, IEP, to ensure he or she gains the confidence to excel.) IIS also supports S.T.A.R.S. with counselling, speech and occupational therapy and remedial help. 

 

Less stress

IIS believes that the socioemotional wellbeing of a student is just as important as the academic curriculum.

It emphasises learning through fun, problem-solving and making mistakes. Teachers use mindfulness and relaxation techniques to teach children “not to sweat the small stuff” and, instead, achieve their best.

Integrated International School
41 Sunset Way, #02-03/04, Clementi Arcade, 597071
Tel: 6466 4475

The Integrated International School is a boutique school which supports students through an integrated and inclusive educational approach, ensuring academic achievement and well-rounded character development.

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