Singapore
Australian International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Australian International School

1 Lorong Chuan Singapore 556 818
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CurriculumAustralian International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 25
First year fees: SGD $50,063

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in SGD

Yearly fees: SGD $40,283
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: SGD $9,780
Total first year fees: SGD $50,063
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School Information

Number of students

2634

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 50 nationalities

Most common nationality

Australia

Max. number of students per class

This varies according to grade level:
Nursery: a maximum of 15 students
Preschool: a maximum of 21 students
Lower Elementary: a maximum of 24 students
Upper Elementary and Secondary: a maximum of 25 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes, AIS welcomes students whose first language is not English. We offer the Intensive English Program that caters for the level of English on application and develops the ability and confidence to communicate effectively.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Daily Mandarin for 2-11 year olds, followed by a choice of Mandarin, Spanish, French or Indonesian in Secondary. We also offer a comprehensive Mother Tongue program in Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Indonesian and any language requested.

Use of technology in the classroom

At AIS we are conscious that our students operate in an increasingly digital and global world. In order to prepare our students as effective 21st century citizens, we need to provide them with the opportunity to learn all the digital skills necessary for them to use relevant technology, and teach them how to use that knowledge responsibly. All Elementary students participate in our 1:1 iPad program from Prep to Year 5, developing into 1:1 laptop program from Year 6 to Year 12.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. Homework assignments are listed online via the Student and Parent Portal, assisting with delivery of homework and the opportunity to celebrate your child's progression on their educational journey.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

This is dependent on year level. If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, your child's name will be placed on the wait list and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy is anticipated.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

If your child's mother tongue is English, applicants are required to take entrance assessments to determine if any level of support is required from year 3 and above. This commences from Prep for students who are non-native English speakers.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We offer rolling admissions subject to availability so there is no deadline for registration.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we welcome students throughout the year as long as spaces are available.

External examinations/assessments available

NAPLAN examinations commence in Elementary, benchmarking reading, writing, spelling and numeracy ability to Australian standards. Year 9 and 10 students study and are examined in the Cambridge IGCSE examinations and students in Year 12 students graduate with either the Australian Higher School Certificate or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, recognised by leading universities worldwide.

Results in these examinations

AIS students celebrated outstanding academic results in 2015, with 91% of AIS students achieving above the worldwide point average in the IB Diploma and outstanding Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores, with 42% of AIS* students achieving a score of 90+. These results enable our students to progress to leading universities around the world.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We do not teach religious education as part of our formal curriculum, but we respect and cater for all religions, and encourage religious tolerance and racial harmony. Our students learn about all cultures and religions as events occur in Singapore.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

We offer a point-to-point drop-off bus service, where students will board and alight from our chartered school buses at pre-designated points. This is usually at the main gate of the house or the guard house of the condominium.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

AIS offers a Learning Support Program for students who require support for learning differences. The needs of eligible students will be assessed on an individual basis and parents should discuss their situation with the Admissions Office prior to making an application for enrolment.

Learning support offered

In collaboration with class teachers and specialist staff, the Learning Enrichment Department offer a continuum of services to support positive learning outcomes for all students. The use of this flexible learning and teaching model, allows for the provision of support in accordance with currently identified student needs. As part of this program, we offer a structured Toe By Toe program designed to help readers who struggle to decode or those with dyslexic difficulties.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We support gifted students through differentiation of our programs. Differentiation at AIS is seen as a process that creates the conditions which enable and extend the personalised high performance learning of all students.

School start time

Sub-school start times differ to aid with flow in and out of the campus:
Early Years starts at 8:45am
Junior School, Primary School and Secondary School start at 8:30am

School finish time

Sub-school end times differ to aid with flow in and out of the campus:
Early Years finishes at 2:55pm
Junior School and Primary School finish at 3:10pm
Secondary School finishes at 3:30pm

Supervised care before/after school

Playground supervision begins at 8:00 am and supervised care is available after school for after school activities.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

AIS offers a wide range of sporting, creative, social and cultural co-curricular activities, including but not limited to: chess, dance, debating/public speaking, international cookery, music ensembles, bands, choir, robotics, theatre, scuba diving, rock climbing, golf and wake boarding. All students are encouraged to participate in at least one co-curricular activity per Semester.

School provided lunches

Our school has two student canteens and a made-to-order sandwich cafe with a menu and food program that is supported by targeted nutritional planning.

Sports activities included

AIS offers a robust sports and physical education (PE) program, where students enjoy opportunities to participate in 100 competitive teams across 10 competitive sports (rugby, cricket, netball, football/soccer, swimming, athletics, cross country, basketball, volleyball and touch rugby). These teams compete in 500 sporting fixtures across 6 countries each year. AIS also offers an Athlete Development Program to extend the top 1% of our athletes, unique to International Schools in Singapore.

Sports facilities at the school

Students train in purpose-built specialist sports facilities including 2 synthetic fields, a competitive swimming pool, 3 indoor zircon gym and 1 high-performance training centre.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

AIS students enjoy opportunities to participate in 100 competitive teams across 10 competitive sports (rugby, cricket, netball, football/soccer, swimming, athletics, cross country, basketball, volleyball and touch rugby). These teams compete in 500 sporting fixtures across 6 countries each year.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At AIS we live the principles outlined in our Values, which include Respect, Opportunity and Achievement. In Respect, we embrace and celebrate diversity and maximise the learning opportunities for all students through the differentiation of programs and practices. In Opportunity, we capitalise on innovation to enrich our programs and practices and motivate our students in all endeavours and encourage curiosity in their learning. In Achievement, we value personal excellence and encourage a culture which rewards initiative, continuous learning and teamwork.

Teaching approach of the school

At AIS, we have a vision to be known internationally as an institution which represents educational excellence in all aspects of our operation. Our philosophy commits us fully to the notion of a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sports as well as academics as essential to each student’s education.

We are equally committed to teaching our students to have a moral commitment to making our world a better place as reflective, caring, knowledgeable and principled people. Each child is special, each is important.

We are and will always remain non-selective in our admissions policy, confident that it is not intellectual ability alone that determines an individual’s worth or contribution to the advancement of our world.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@ais.com.sg
School's webpage: www.ais.com.sg
Address: 1 Lorong Chuan Singapore 556 818