Future-focused Curriculum and Unique Educational Philosophy
As a relatively new international primary school in Singapore, The Grange Institution prides itself as a closely-knitted learning community. In its second year, ’The Grange 2.0’ was launched. It is a representation of the school’s commitment to continually enhance learning experiences for their students. A future-focused curriculum supports their unique Cre8tors-in-Action© educational philosophy, aimed at developing Global Citizens with 8 core competencies:
- Construction and Design
- Respecting the environment
- Entrepreneurial Spirit
- Active Citizenship
- Teamwork and Partnership
- Original ideas
- Recognising issues
- Service leadership
The Cambridge Primary English, Mathematics and Science programme provides students with a strong foundation in literacy, numeracy and science. In addition, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) further extends the vision to develop The Grange ‘Cre8tors’ by providing opportunity for students to engage in different multi-disciplinary thematic Units of Learning, designed to appeal to their interests and help them to learn more about the world around them. This enables them to see the big picture of their learning, make connections across different subjects, and see topics and issues in the world from multiple perspectives. The ultimate goal is to help students develop a growing sense of global citizenship.
The introduction of technology enables students to develop digital literacy and to become skillful at using technology for communication. Using the latest MacBook Pros, students get to access, collect and record information, eventually getting to present this information as part of their project works. Coding is part of what students can expect to learn at The Grange.
Physical Education (PE)
The PE has been renamed as – ‘Personal Social Physical Education (PSPE)’. It focuses on an individual’s well-being and covers a variety of topics related to personal development, social growth and physical activities.
The offering of Additional English Language class provides non-native English language learners with more focused time to develop their English language skills. This runs for four sessions each week, enabling learners to get sheltered immersion time, where the teacher can work on helping them experience progress and success with the basics of the language.
Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) & Enrichment Activities (EAs)
Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) and Enrichment Activities (EAs) are now offered starting in 2020. ECAs are run as hobby clubs by teachers to share their hobbies and interests with students, such as Art & Craft and Cross-Stitch in the first semester. EAs are offered by external instructors or specialist teachers at The Grange. Keyboard and Chinese Cultural Club are the current offerings.