International school in Singapore, White Lodge, explains the importance of picking the right school for your child.
1. Start early
Many educational psychologists have emphasised the importance of imparting knowledge and value in the first six years of a child’s life.
Why? These are a child’s formative years and neurological studies show that early education has great impact on the physiological and structural development of a young brain. This provides the basis for a lifelong love of learning and personal success.
2. Lay the right foundation
The comprehensive curriculum at White Lodge encompasses the Primary Years Programme and the U.K., U.S. and Australian Framework.
Mandarin is also a large focus of the White Lodge curriculum and is taught through many ways that enhance reading, writing and speaking skills.
In addition, U.K.-born Michelle Hatfield was recently appointed Head of Schools at White Lodge. Her knowledge of the U.K. curriculum framework and Reggio Emilia approach compliments the White Lodge community well.
3. Develop personal skills
By interacting with other children in pre-school, your child’s confidence and social skills are enhanced.
White Lodge is an advocate of an inclusive education and aims to liberate, empower and motivate students to use their individual gifts with confidence, creativity and generosity in loving and responsible service. They are taught at White Lodge to respect each other and the world in which they live.
4. Create memorable experiences
Childhood memories are often some of the most cherished. Lifelong friendships for our students and families are encouraged at White Lodge.
With several parent and child events throughout the year, your family will have various opportunities to get to know other families and get involved within the White Lodge community.
5. Experience diversity
White Lodge is in a constant state of growth and development to meet the considerations of students from about 20 different nationalities.
The excellent academic and personal success achieved by students here are further enhanced with upcoming initiatives, such as the annual celebration of United Nations Day, where students and their families learn about different countries and cultures around the world.
Established in 1999, White Lodge has eight centres throughout Singapore. .
If you’ve been considering enrolling your tot in preschool, consider these five reasons why White Lodge, which caters to children 6 months to 6 years of age, should be high on your list of prospects.
From The Finder, October 2016
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Here is the full list of White Lodge centres:
Upper Bukit Timah: 1 Jln Siap, Singapore 678541
West Coast: 9 South Buona Vista Rd, Singapore 118141
East Coast: 102 Guillemard Rd, #02-01 (Former Badminton Hall), Singapore 388352
Loewen Gardens: 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845
Central North: 45 Burghley Drive Block A, #01-01/2/3, Singapore 559022
Upper East Coast: 36 Toh Dr, Singapore 507889
Phoenix Park: 310 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247975