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International and Special Educational Needs curriculums
Ages 3 to 18

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CurriculumsInternational and Special Educational Needs
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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
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Yearly fees: from: SGD $25,843
to: SGD $33,055
Address: 75E Loewen Rd, Singapore 248845

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

45

Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

Most common nationality

We welcome all nationalities including Singaporeans and ex-pats.

Ratio of local students to international students

1:6

Max. number of students per class

12

Average number of students per class

8

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

None

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.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, when appropriate but not often.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No.

Entry evaluation for students

All students are required to undergo an assessment by a psychologist if the student does not have a current assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

An educational psychology assessment involves a series of different activities to help identify the student's specific learning style, strengths and areas of need. It also assesses the manner in which the student approaches a task as well as the manner in which they structure their responses.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Not relevant.

External examinations or assessments available

None

Results in these examinations

Not relevant

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

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

Yes.

School bus service available

Yes, but the service is an external provider.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Besides our in-house trained specialists, MSIS engage regular therapists and specialists in occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, music, drama & dance, art, psychology and physiotherapy.

Learning support offered

MSIS engage regular therapists and specialists in occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, music, drama & dance, art, psychology and physiotherapy.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

MSIS strives to give all children and young people with disabilities a right to learn, thrive and achieve in a warm and welcoming environment.

Student access to education psychologist

We have an educational psychologist that works with MSIS.

School start time

Full day: 8:30 am
Morning Half Day: 8:30 am
Afternoon Half Day: 12 noon
Full day finish: 3pm

School finish time

Half Day: 12:00 pm
Full-Day: 3:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

No.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

None

School provided lunches

No.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No.

Sports activities included

Physical education is taught from the early years through to transition years. Our students use a perceptual-motor program to give each student a healthy amount of physical exercise, but also stimulation for their brains. We work to provide all the input they need to develop body awareness, directional awareness, spatial awareness, temporal awareness, visual awareness, vestibular awareness, auditory awareness, tactile awareness and proprioceptive awareness, needed to wire their brains for movement and learning.

Sports facilities at the school

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

No

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

At MSIS, we discover and nurture the strengths of a child with special needs rather than focus on their disability. Every child should be valued as they have the potential to contribute to society.

Teaching approach of the school

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 the 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.

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