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Melbourne Specialist International School

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CurriculumsInternational and Special Educational Needs
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): SGD $31,388
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The school provides education to students from 3 to 21 years old.

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 8 students / class
Maximum 12 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: SGD $31,388
Address: 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845

Important notes about this school

Melbourne Specialist International School is a school for students with special needs.
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Number of students

44

Max. number of students per class

12

Average number of students per class

8

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Students of all ages at MSIS within the school, work with information technology that will support and enhance their learning. Interactive Whiteboards, iPads and touch tables augment student engagement with learning while staff employ appropriate use of information technologies and the associated software in order to assist in the achievement of students’ individual learning goals.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

MSIS provides a wonderful performing and visual arts inspired curriculum and therapy programmes for children with special needs aged 3-21 years. We are a small, safe, and family-friendly school that caters for children with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, vision impairment, hearing impairment, mental health condition or autism.

Specialist programmes include art therapy, music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work/psychology.

School start time

Full day: 8:30 am
Morning Half Day: 8:30 am
Afternoon Half Day: 12 noon

School finish time

Full day: 3:00 pm
Morning Half Day: 12:00 pm
Afternoon Half Day: 3:00 pm

Sports activities included

Physical education is taught from early years to the transition years. In the early years, students learn such skills as turn taking, comprehending and following instructions through games. Through the able assistance of the school physiotherapist the children have the opportunity to learn and practice basic stretches and exercises.
Students in the foundation and pathways sub schools have the opportunity to learn and practice skills from a number of sports including soccer, basketball and Australian Rules Football (AFL).
The Aquatic Program is an engaging experience for students aimed at developing physical, social and cognitive skills in a safe and enjoyable environment. Students are given the opportunity and support to build confidence in the pool and gain respect for the water as they participate in water familiarisation, stroke development, and safety and survival activities.
During swimming sessions the main focus is on developing independence, exploring the water, active participation, developing water confidence, learning water safety skills and learning how to move through the water.

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, outdoor in-ground trampoline, indoor ball pool, obstacle course, PT and OT equipment, indoor trampoline, yoga area, wrestling mats and gymnastic mats.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Melbourne Specialist International School is a school for students with special needs. MSIS prides itself in being inclusive. Students who come to MSIS have found it difficult to adapt to the educational and social demands of mainstream facilities. Some have unidentifiable learning disorders. MSIS develops its student’s individual capabilities through the delivery of a Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Programme. MSIS uses the disciplines of Dance, Music, Art, Drumming and Drama as the tool to teach students functional Numeracy, Literacy, Social Skills, Independent Living Skills and Pre-Vocational Skills.
MSIS Programmes:
3 to 5 years – Pre Kindergarten
5 to 6 years – Kindergarten / Early Years
7 to 8 years – Foundation Year 1
8 to years – Foundation Year 2
10 to 13 years – Pathways Year 3
14 to 15 years - Pathways Year 4
16 to 18 years – Transition to Life Year 5
18 to 21 years – Transition to Life Year 6

Teaching approach of the school

The student programs at MSIS are influenced and informed by a range of professionals. Classroom Teachers, as well as Specialists Teachers in the areas of Dance, Music, Art, Drumming and Drama work with Therapists collaboratively within a shared co-teaching environment. That is, the therapists work in the classroom to demonstrate and teach staff how to use appropriate therapy approaches with your children. This enables professional skills and knowledge to be imparted to the class teacher. The teacher is then able to utilise appropriate therapy strategies consistently throughout the day and week to meet the individual needs of all the students in their classes.
Students access the input of this range of disciplines based on their priority needs. These priorities may change at different points of a student’s life and circumstance. Each students’ progress, priorities, needs, and services are reviewed formally at the Students Support Group (SSG) meeting twice per year; and checked informally on a weekly basis. MSIS places a major emphasis on the teaching and learning environment which exists both within and outside the classroom environment.

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