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Why 1,700 Children Of 50 Nationalities Are Learning Mandarin Here In Singapore

With 1,700 students from 50 nationalities, Dulwich College (Singapore) balances traditional academic rigour with a love of learning through a structured and challenging learning environment. Not only are students placed at the heart of the learning process, they are always encouraged to take pride in their achievements inside and outside of the classroom.

Other key benefits of the College include its DUCKS programmes, which encompass:

1. Dual Language Mandarin Programme

Each class is taught by at least one native English-speaking teacher and one native Mandarin-speaking assistant teacher.

Children between ages 2 and 7 will learn to read and write in both languages 

2. Music Curriculum

The programme encourages active participation in music-making, hones interpersonal and fine motor skills as well as communication and listening abilities. Instruments to choose from include, but are not limited to the violin, cello, clarinet and oboe.

3. Sports

Early Years students are taught a variety of sports skills by specialist coaches, with a focus on gymnastic and athletic movements, swimming and more.

At the Junior School level, students will participate in structured sports clubs and experience overseas tours and festivals.

The Senior School allows students to focus on their preferred sport of choice.

4. Drama

The College collaborates with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), which spends a week working with students, creating live broadcasts of their plays, training staff to deliver Shakespeare units in RSC-style and organising an annual festival in school.


What parents say

“I am amazed at how quickly my son’s confidence grew as he settled into Dulwich College (Singapore).

“As a keen sportsman, Sam has joined the school rugby team, and also played football and hockey. He has made friends on the sports field as well as in the classroom, and is looking forward to going on his residential trip to St. John’s Island later this month with his class.

“I am confident in Dulwich College (Singapore) building a strong foundation for our son. We can already see that it has given him wings to soar!”

– Sarah Purchase, mum to Sam, Year 4

Dulwich College (Singapore)
71 Bukit Batok West Avenue 8, Singapore 658966
Tel: 6890 1003

School hours: 9am-12.30pm (DUCKS Toddler and Nursery Half Day Programme); 9am-3.25pm (Full Day Programme); 8.40am-3.25pm (DUCKS Year 1 and 2); 8.40am-3.35pm (Junior and Senior schools)

Term times: Lent Term: Jan 5, 2017 – Mar 31, 2017; Apr 18, 2017 – 23 Jun, 2017

Admissions: Visit https://singapore.dulwich.org/ to apply. An assessment will then be scheduled and parents will be notified of the outcome.

From The Finder Kids (Volume 18), March 2017

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