Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||16 students / class|
|Maximum||22 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
Over 20 nationalities are represented at SMMIS.
|Most common nationality||
|Max. number of students per class||
We keep student numbers to a maximum of 22 per class, with at least two teachers present up to Grade 2.
|Average number of students per class||
The average number of students in each classroom is 16.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
At SMMIS we have a trained team of teaching assistants who are trained to support student learning.
|Native English speaking teachers||
All of our teachers are native speakers of the language in which they instruct.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
We have a designated teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL) who works with our students to enable them to access all aspects of the curriculum.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
At SMMIS students can learn Mandarin or Modern Hebrew.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
At SMMIS we use technology in all of our classrooms and have a designated Maker Space.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Homework is an important part of our student's learning journeys. It encourages independent learning and develops parent partnership.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
The suggested time is dependent on the age of the students and the type of homework set. On average students are expected to spend 15-30 minutes on homework per evening.
At SMMIS we have a uniform which is a polo shirt and khaki shorts.
Some of our classes have waiting lists.
|Entry evaluation for students||
All students complete a Literacy and Numeracy assessment to enable us to put in place any support and new student might require.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
As part of the Admissions process parents are asked to share any assessments that the child might have undergone, this enables us to ensure the child can be fully supported in our school.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
The transient context of expatriate life in Singapore means that we welcome students throughout the year.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
We look forward to our first graduating class leaving us in 2021.
|External examinations or assessments available||
We offer the iGCSE for students in Grade 9-10.
|Results in these examinations||
August 2021 will see our first set of results.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We are a Jewish school that welcomes students of all faiths. We have a number of students of the Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian faiths.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
We welcome students of all faiths and teach a course in World Religions. All students are expected to participate in Interfaith Activities to promote Racial Harmony.
|School bus service available||
We have an independent bus service that transports our students from all areas of the Island.
|School start time||
The day starts at 8:20 when children attend either a prayer service or a mindfulness sessions.
|School finish time||
School finishes at 3:40.
|Supervised care before/after school||
Before school children can play on the school playground supervised by our staff.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Research has shown that participation in after-school activities benefits children physically, psychologically and socially. Furthermore, participation in after-school activities can positively contribute to a balanced school day, offering students a multitude of ways to further develop and foster their own creativity, develop their collaborative and interpersonal skills and finally, release their energy and enthusiasm into a productive and fun activity. AT SMMIS we offer: swimming; soccer; basketball; robotics; ballet; choir; chess and martial arts.
|School provided lunches||
Each day our chef and his team of professional staff prepare freshly made, home cooked food for all of our students. We work closely with a UK qualified nutritionist to ensure the highest quality of food is prepared for the students to keep their brains alert and bodies active all day long. A hot, meat or vegetarian meal is provided each day.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
There is a wide variety of food options including kosher, vegetarian and we cater for all allergies.
|Sports activities included||
All students enjoy one PE lesson and one Swimming lesson per week.
|Sports facilities at the school||
At SMMIS we have full size soccer pitch, a basketball court and a 25 meter swimming pool.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
At SMMIS we have a strong swimming team, soccer and basketball teams .
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Sir Manasseh Meyer International School (SMMIS) is a not for profit, child centred school that offers a rigorous International Education, imbued with the vibrancy of Jewish values, tradition and culture. We are a diverse community that welcomes students of all denominations and those of other faiths. Our educational philosophy is one that teaches resilience, collaboration, independence and perseverance. We are a smaller school by design which allows us to tailor learning to each child, enabling each child to flourish and reach their full potential. Skills acquisition, knowledge and understanding, is at the heart of our teaching, giving the children the best possible start in life. At SMMIS we have a strong ethical foundation and engender a commitment to social action, healing the world. Our children are encouraged to see themselves as global citizens, with charity and volunteering a strong aspect of school life. We are a school with a strong internationally trained staff body, who ignite a passion for lifelong learning, creative thinking and inspire a curiosity in the world around us.
|Teaching approach of the school||
SMMIS seeks to inculcate not just the knowledge that your child will need but also the learning habits, values and attitudes that will guide them as they journey towards becoming responsible young men and women with something to give back to our world. This begins with our progressive IPC/ IMYC based curriculum, which emphasises academic rigour across a comprehensive number of teaching subjects, balanced by thoughtful and empathetic instruction that values character-building, emotional growth and creative collaboration.