Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||22 students / class|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
All classes are staffed to ensure that students enjoy an optimal learning environment. Currently, class sizes are small and the school is committed to a maximum class size in any year of 24 students.
|Average number of students per class||
The average number of students depends on the grade that the student is in. For example in Grade 1 average teacher to student ratio is 1 teacher to 20 students (plus a Classroom Assistant). In Grade 12 average teacher to student ration is 1 teacher to 10 students.
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English Language Support
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Where chalkboards and textbooks once held sway, now video collaboration, interactive whiteboards and MacBooks are the order of the day. The school sees huge potential in these technologies and embrace IT as a powerful tool for the kind of personalised learning that not only allows learners immediate and direct access to information but also fosters communication and debate, and perhaps more importantly provides a mechanism for recording and tracking achievements.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Depends on the subject and grade level.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IB Diploma, IGCSE
|School bus service available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Co-curricular activities are offered that encompass everything from traditional sports such as swimming, football, and badminton to more culturally oriented pursuits like drama, musical creativity and dance, alongside myriad other opportunities. The school has a dedicated team of specialist coaches and tutors with superb facilities to support these activities; an auditorium, sports halls and fields, music, art and drama workshops and a swimming pool.
|School provided lunches||
Yes. As Nexus caters to international students, the school serves a wide range of balanced meals to suit different tastes, in full cafeteria type dining facility.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Two outdoor fields, two playgrounds, 25-metre swimming pool, wading pool, two gymnasiums equipped with basketball, volleyball, table tennis, mini-tennis and indoor soccer courts.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes, the school runs recreational and competitive sports programmes.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Nexus International School (Singapore) is an internationally minded learning community that nurtures and supports every child’s emotional, physical, creative and intellectual needs in order that they can achieve academic success and become globally responsible citizens. We will accomplish this by celebrating diversity and challenging minds.
1 Respecting and Caring for each other
2 Being Dedicated to a Culture of Excellence
3 Openness in Communication
4 Acting with Integrity
5 Being Passionate in What Nexus Does
6 Creating Enjoyable Environments
|Teaching approach of the school||
Nexus recognises that everybody is different. Everybody learns at different speeds. Everybody has different motivations. Different points of reference. Different knowledge. Different aspirations. And so we’re always going to learn as individuals within the larger social group.
Every learner’s journey is one that is personal to them, and the school's challenge is to identify what it is about each individual learner that helps them learn better and then tailor the teaching to that learner.
In moving towards this ideal Nexus views its role as being leaders of students’ learning experiences, rather than simply teaching stuff to young people. Because education is a social phenomenon, significant amounts of learning is done in groups, but the learning itself is a personal experience.
The goal is to know the learners: know what they know, and what they don’t know; know what they need to do to get to the next stage or level. Nexus then gives them the tools and resources and equipment that they need to make the next steps.
In this way the learners become independent, self-regulating learners, who are not reliant on the teacher, but know how to use the teacher as a resource to achieve what they need to achieve.