Our Program

Preschool

Research has shown that a child learns at an astounding rate from birth to age six.

What parents do and expose their children to in their early childhood years will have a big impact on the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of the child.

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Inspirasi Preschools use as its core, the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) Framework. The NEL Framework has been developed by local and international researchers and is extensively used by the Singapore Ministry of Education for its Preschools.

Our Preschools see the individual child as the heart and center of all our activities. Our low student-to-teacher ratio allows our students to receive individualized attention. We understand that every aspect of the child’s learning process must be recognized. 

With the Child as the centre, our Pre-School Program has the following thrusts:

Learning Centers

Within classrooms several thoughtful and specially designed Learning Centers are established to provide ample opportunities for our learners to create, explore and experiment at their own pace.

Our experienced teachers will facilitate and take note of the development of the child. Learners will be encouraged to co-operate and draw from their own experiences to express themselves independently while benefitting from the process of social-learning

Our facilities

Our facilities have been thoughtfully designed to create an aesthetically stimulating learning environment. The Classrooms with natural light, are fitted with warm flooring to allow students to sit anywhere or even lay down freely. 

A quick access from classroom allows our students to play outdoors in our big play grounds.  Unique water play areas are created for children to have lots of fun. Indoor performing areas and mini gyms are all popular spots within our school.

The use of technology plays a big role in our holistic education. 

Partnership with Parents

Parents will always remain the main influence in a child’s learning experience and education. In our Preschool, we encourage parents to provide feedback to us on our learner’s experiences and emotions in their learning journeys at home. We then work with parents to enhance and reinforce their learning to ensure our children are always having fun learning both in school and at home.

We encourage Parents to volunteer and help us in our efforts to nurture the young minds of the learner.

The thrust of our Pre-school Program:

Collaboration

Collaborative learning will see our pre-school learners learning in small groups through the many different daily activities. This student-centric learning provides our young ones with a sense of autonomy over their own interest and educational process. Collaborative learning in early childhood also plays a huge role in building the communication and social skills of children. 

Inspirasi is a network of schools. 

Our educators from the region will also collaborate to share experiences and ideas, as well as attend our professional development sessions. 

We collaborate extensively with our parents.  Our regular communication with parents includes avenues such as newsletters, daily writings in the communication book, parent-teacher conferencing, emails, ad-hoc meetings, use of social media applications, and coffee mornings. 

Holistic Education
We believe passionately in a holistic approach. Our inquiry based programme focuses on working with young minds to be curious, think critically and creatively, solve problems and develop a passion and responsibility for their own learning.

Our curriculum focuses on:

Aesthetics and Creative Expressions  –  Students  learn how to express their feelings and create ideas through arts, crafts, music and movement using experimentation and imagination.

Discovery of the World (Environmental Awareness) – Students learn about their community and the world they live in. They will find out why things happen and how things work through investigations, experimenting and observations 

Language and Literacy – Students learn how to listen for information and to speak to convey meaning and communicate with others. They will use drawings, symbols, writing and conventional spelling to communicate ideas and information.

Motor Skills Development – Students learn to develop control and coordination in fine and gross motor skills. They will have an understanding in how to develop healthy habits and safety awareness at home, in school and at public places.

Numeracy – Students will learn various numeracy concepts and skills in a way that they can apply their knowledge to meaningful daily experiences. 

Social and Emotional Awareness – Students learn to develop an awareness of personal identity. They learn to manage their own emotions and behaviors, as well as showing respect and open-mindedness for the diversity and cultures of others.

Other Learning Areas include introduction to different languages and Information Technology. Our Co Curricular Activities (CCAs) introduce the learners to other areas of their individual interest.

Integrated Learning

Our Preschoolers do not learn through individual subjects. Our learners learn to draw knowledge and experience from one area of learning to another. They are encouraged to ask questions all the time and to link ideas, experiences and thoughts in their learning journey. Our Preschool curriculum subscribes to integrated learning where children discover through observations and experiments through first hand experiences.

Our young children make field trips outside schools. These could be to a local supermarket, museum, zoo or even a local garden. There they will be given an opportunity to observe and express their views along what they have learnt in classrooms

Language rich environment

We immerse our young learners in a language rich, multi-lingual environment. Our children learn different languages including English and the national language of the country where our schools is established. It focuses on encouraging our learners to communicate confidently and at the same time develops social skills, all in a fun way.

Diversity

Our children are exposed to different local and international cultures and therefore we emphasize on the teaching of morals values and respect. They learn about diversity and open mindedness. They made to work in pairs and groups. They are encouraged to express their views while learning to respect the views of others.

Primary

The primary years (7-12 years) of any young child are the formative years.

This is the time when a good primary education looks to the development of cognitive, social, emotional and cultural skills all needed for the 21st century.

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At its core, our Primary Program we focus on the foundations of Maths, Science and English.

Our students are also sufficiently exposed to the humanities and regional languages besides Sports and the Arts. Activities and conversations around these look to build on qualities like Perseverance, Analytical Skills, Collaboration/Communication and Entrepreneurism through our PACE initiative embedded in the curriculum.

The Primary Program looks promoting reading and writing and exposes the student to regional languages. It demands digital literacy and provides exposure to Sports, Physical Education (PE), Health Education, the Creative Arts as well as a host of other after-school activities. Learners also begin to understand the environment through our fun and exciting Social Studies Program.

Our Primary students will be involved in  many Inter-Disciplinary Projects throughout the year that will be focused on the UNSDGs. 

Other Highlights of Our Primary Program

  • Learning Regional Languages  – Our learners are exposed  extensively to regional languages .
  • Music – Our students will experience a repertoire of local and regional music. They will play different instruments to entice their interest for future pursuit.
  • Creative Arts – The program looks to stimulating visualization and confidence in using various drawing implements (eg. Pencils, crayons, pastels).
  • Information technology – Information technology is an important part of our curriculum. Technology is also integrated into other subjects and projects.
  • Learning Journeys – Students will leave the school grounds for different hands-on educational experiences, including working with local communities.
  • Physical Education – We make physical activity fun and help children understand the importance of good health through  a host of sporting activities.
  • Health class –  Students will better understand the human body and factors that promote health. We build positive attitudes to exercise and nutrition habits.
  • Social Studies – Our Students learn about the world and society around them so that the can better understand and make informed decisions about civic issues that affect them and their families as well.

 Our Holistic Assessments

As each student learns differently , our schools subscribe to the holistic assessment of each child to build the desire to learn.  Our teachers carefully serve and monitor the academic, social and emotional development of our students.  

Active avenues our teachers use for assessment of student progress include:

Continuous monitoring – Teachers observe class participation closely and take note of areas where a child has excelled in or needs help in.

Informal interactions –  This may include student-teacher corridor conversations, or impromptu activities like a simple game of table tennis.

Parent participation – Teachers are constantly in touch with our parents to ensure that their child is also learning and developing well outside the school.

Other more formal assessments include:

Score tracking – Teachers input the scores of unit tests, classwork, homework, and assessments, which computes the student’s final grades for the semester.

Report Files – Each student has a file with comments from core subject teachers.

Semestral Assessments – Upper Primary students will sit for these exams at the end of each Semester. Less emphasis is placed on tests for lower Primary students.

International bench-marking – In order to benchmark our school against global performances, our students will sit for relevant international examinations. 

Academic Support Program

For students who are still working towards the expectations of the subject, we have has an Academic Support Program, where the subject teacher will give individual support and attention to the student outside of curriculum time. This allows them to further enjoy personalized attention from our teachers. 

In particular,  our non-native English speakers have benefitted from the carefully designed program for students of different abilities in language studies.

Parents and Schools as Partners

Parents will always remain the main influence in a child’s learning experience and education. In our school, we encourage parents to provide feedback to us on our learner’s experiences and emotions in their learning journeys at home. We then work with parents to enhance and reinforce their learning to ensure our children are always having fun learning both in school and at home.

Sometimes, if the situation requires so, we work with parents and third party professionals in interventions that will help children who face challenges.

We always encourage more parents to step forward and lend their expertise to school programs and activities.

Inter-Disciplinary Project (IDP)

The IDP is a project based learning activity which provides an opportunity for our students to learn outside of their subjects, take responsibility for their learning and collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. Each year, groups will be given an engaging question or problem that they will have to investigate and respond to. These questions will be focused on the UNSDGs. The project is challenging. Students will learn to persevere and their analytical skills will be tested.

They will be assessed on the following;

  • Ideas, planning skills and organization
  • Self-discipline and sense of responsibility
  • Cooperation/Collaboration within the group
  • Communication within the group
  • Application of Knowledge
MATH

The Core Primary Program: Maths

Often learners ask, “Why do I need Math?” We use Math in day-to-day activities like simple problem-solving processes like purchasing and banking. The fact is, excelling in Math will open doors and opportunities in future learning journeys and careers.
Program Objectives:

  • Provide stimulating activities beyond text books to help ensure the foundations of Maths are in place
  • To enhance problem solving techniques and improve mental calculation, reasoning and analytical skills
  • To inculcate a positive attitude and interest in Math

Our Primary Program: Math (Lower Primary)

Students are exposed to the four fundamental mathematical operations on 3 digit whole numbers. They will be able to identify the place value and arrange the digits according to their appropriate places, write fractions, perform addition and subtraction on fractions. They will be exposed to the concepts of measurements, calculations of time taken as well as the area and perimeter of basic shapes.

Our Primary Program: Math (Upper Primary)

The students will learn the use of the four operations on whole numbers, fractions and decimals. They will solve 3-step word problems on whole numbers, fractions and decimals, percentages and ratios. They will learn about triangles, quadrilaterals and angles, as well as concepts of areas and perimeters. They will begin analysis tasks through the use of bar diagrams, line graphs and pie charts.

SCIENCE

The Core Primary Program: Science

Science results in inventions and technological improvements, making things easier, faster and safer. Science answers questions like , “How to” or “Why”. Our world will be very different without scientists.
Program Objectives:

  • Provide stimulating activities beyond text books to help ensure the foundations of Science are in place
  • To inculcate and encourage curiosity, experimentation, group-discussions and analytical thinking
  • To encourage action behind ideas and influence positive changes, small or big

Our Primary Program: Science (Lower Primary)

Here, our students are introduced to the world of Science and will be encouraged to ask questions. They are exposed to many concepts, including basic theories around the Water Cycle, Human and Plant Systems. Students will participate in hands on activities and experiments inside the classroom, in Science labs and outdoors. Both practical and written work is employed into the learning process.

Our Primary Program: Science (Upper Primary)

Science is a Core subject here and taught through inquiry. Teachers employ the 5E instructional model; engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration and evaluation. Students will learn about a variety of topics which will include the Nervous system, Cell growth, Reproduction, the Environment, Simple Machines, Solar System and Electricity. Our students will be able to conduct experiments using a set of instructions and elaborate their observations in writing. They will also be able to analyze, determine and explain their findings clearly.

ENGLISH

The Core Primary Program: English

English is the official language in a large number of countries. The ability to speak and write English with confidence has become almost a necessity in the work place and to get into good universities.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide stimulating activities beyond text books to help ensure the foundations of the English language are in place
  • Inculcate the passion for reading and writing
  • Encourage the use of the language confidently

Our Primary Program: English Language (Lower Primary)

Our students are exposed to a range of vocabulary to express their views clearly. They will read a variety of texts and learn to scan for information. They will understand the use of tenses as well as punctuation to add meaning and rhythm to their reading and writing. Reading is constantly encouraged. Our learners will be able to express themselves confidently, read proficiently and write a simple story.

Our Primary Program: English Language (Upper Primary)

Focus on reading continues here. Our learners are exposed to various literary genres and writing styles which will help in their writing tasks. They will learn to infer meaning from contextual clues. Their creative writings will start stretching their imagination through vivid descriptions, complex sentences and figurative languages. They would by now have built a solid foundation of the English Language skills.

PACE

P – Perseverance

Things will often look difficult and the young may question their own abilities. In our schools we help our learners to understand adversity and persevere. We work with them very closely in their journey towards their own goals. We celebrate effort.

A – Analytical Thinking

Activities around subject content look at real life situations and problems. Students are taught to analyze before solving problems. They test predictions and generate solutions. They learn to plan, prioritize and act. Note taking is an important area of focus here.

C – Communication/Collaboration

Our learners are guided to communicate in a manner where others can understand their viewpoints. They learn to listen and appreciate other views. Students are also taught to communicate their ideas through diagrams, graphs, charts, and other digital tools widely used today.
Students are given ample opportunities to work in teams that are often randomly put together. They learn about collaboration and leadership.

E – Entrepreneurism

The many Inter-Disciplinary Projects in our Schools require our learners to be creative and innovative. They will apply their knowledge across many disciplines, testing and communicating their ideas. They will be exposed to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.

Secondary

While our pre-school as well as our primary school years are formative, our secondary school is the bridge to high school qualifications that will be recognised by local colleges and universities as well as those around the world.

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We remain concerned that more and more surveys and reports say employers feel high school students and university graduates are not ready for the work force. They are saying that  science and  technology will be the drivers of innovation and that graduates do not mirror this quality. They lament that students do not have the life skills needed to face the challenges of the 21st century with skills like analytical thinking and collaboration.

The missing link is a good secondary education.  One that builds on the foundations of the primary school and transforms it to focus on real life problems where students analyze, test predictions, look for solutions and present them confidently while listening to other views. 

A good progressive secondary school has a very critical role to play.

In our schools, we build on the foundations of Maths, Information Technology, Science and English. We continue to encourage our students to read a wide variety of literary genres. We focus on regional languages, geography and history to ensure they have the skills to become good global citizens. Inter-disciplinary projects deepen knowledge of connections between subjects and our students participate actively in sports, music, drama and many other creative arts programmes.

Our PACE initiative focuses on enhancing qualities around Perseverance, Analytical Skills, Collaboration/Communication and Entrepreneurism. These very important skills for the 21st century are embedded carefully within the curriculum.

Our Secondary School Programme: 

 Builds on the foundation of Maths, Information Technology and Science. It enhances the knowledge and encourages interest in STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering , Arts and Maths)

 Ensures a sound foundation in the English Language and encourage its confident use. It will continue to inculcate the passion for reading and writing through exposure to a wide variety of literary genres.

 Encourages the study at least three languages, exposing the understanding of different cultures.

 Exposes our students to complex relationships between communities and the physical environment in which they live through our geography program. A solid understanding of geography enables one to become a good global citizen.

 Provides knowledge and a sense of the past through our history program. Our students will better understand how cultural, social and societal values developed differently. They will discuss  successes and failures of the past.

 Exposes our students to the fundamentals of the business world and requires them to undertake a number inter-disciplinary projects that will hone their research, writing and presentation skills. 

 Enhances their personal and interpersonal development through a variety of sports, music, drama and many other creative arts activities.

 Develops the students physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

 Prepares students for local and international benchmark examinations. 

Our program looks to expose our students to a spectrum of subject disciplines. This will allow our students to better select their subjects of interest in the upper secondary years. The subject disciplines that the lower secondary students will do includes:

 Maths

 Science

 Information Technology

 English

 Regional Languages 

 Geography

 History

 Literature

 Music

 Physical Education      

 Arts and Design

Other Highlights of Our Secondary Program

 Learning Journeys – Students will leave the school grounds for different hands-on educational experiences, including working with local communities.

 Physical Education – We make physical activity fun and help students understand the importance of good health through  a host of sporting activities.

 Homeroom time – Students use this time to reflect upon their personal experiences. Teachers use these moments to extend their pastoral care.

 Language, Math and Science weeks – Here languages become alive with student-led activities and they get to show their inventions and projects.

 Other School Events  –  These include UN day, Independence Day, Bazaars , Sports days and inter-school competitions. 

 CCAs – Students get to choose a host of after-school activities of their interest.

 Leadership initiatives – There are opportunities to participate in activities such as Model United Nations conferences as well as other Conferences such as Global Leaders Youth Conference (GYLC) and many more.

 University Guidance Program: Our university guidance and advising program provides support for students in their decision making and application process for university or colleges in the country of their choice. A detailed program of advising/counselling is provided, and our experienced University Advisors work closely with individual students to map out students’ individual strengths, interests and areas for development. This helps students in making informed decisions in their choices and applications for courses and universities locally and around the world.

Our Secondary School students will be involved in many Inter-Disciplinary Projects all year round that will be focused on the UNSDGs

Our Holistic Assessments

As each student learns differently , our schools subscribe to the holistic assessment of each learner to build the desire to learn.  Our teachers carefully serve and monitor the academic, social and emotional development of our students.  

Active avenues our teachers use for assessment of student progress include:

Continuous monitoring – Teachers observe class participation closely and take note of areas where a student has excelled in or needs help in.

Informal interactions –  This may include student-teacher corridor conversations, or impromptu activities like a simple game of table tennis.

Parent participation – Teachers are constantly in touch with our parents to ensure that their child is also learning and developing well outside the school.

Other more formal assessments include:

Score tracking – Teachers input the scores of unit tests, classwork, homework, and assessments, which computes the student’s final grades for the semester.

Report Files – Each student has a file with comments from core subject teachers.

Semestral Assessments – Students will sit for these exams at the end of each Semester to allow teachers to have a pulse as to how they are coping with the academic program of the school.

International bench-marking – In order to benchmark our school against global performances, our students will sit for relevant international examinations. 

Academic Support Program

For students who are still working towards the expectations of the subject, we have has an Academic Support Program, where the subject teacher will give individual support and attention to the student outside of curriculum time. This allows them to further enjoy personalized attention from our teachers. 

In particular,  our non-native English speakers have benefitted from the carefully designed program for students of different abilities in language studies.

Parents and Schools as Partners

Parents will always remain the main influence in a child’s learning experience and education. In our school, we encourage parents to provide feedback to us on our learner’s experiences and emotions in their learning journeys at home. We then work with parents to enhance and reinforce their learning to ensure our children are always having fun learning both in school and at home.

Sometimes, if the situation requires so, we work with parents and third party professionals in interventions that will help children who face challenges.

We always encourage more parents to step forward and lend their expertise to school programs and activities.

High School

Speaking at Washington, D.C., Bill Gates (Founder of Microsoft) said than within 20 years, a lot of jobs will go away, replaced by software automation. 

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An Inspirasi school will not operate in isolation. There will be collaboration across all Inspirasi schools.  We will also collaborate with other internationals schools in our network.

The future may indeed look challenging from where we are standing. Universities and colleges are rethinking and redeveloping their programs. Good universities are looking at different type of applicants. Grades alone will not matter.  Maturity and confidence on the other hand will. 

Our High School will be focused on the relevant entrance examinations for the right universities. We will also provide avenues for students (based on schools terms and conditions) sit for international examinations should they wish to apply for universities abroad. 

Our program is designed to provide students of different linguistic, cultural and educational backgrounds with the intellectual, social and critical perspectives necessary for the adult world that lies ahead. It encourages students to think critically and at the same time be sensitive to the local and international environment.

We will embed within the curriculum our PACE initiative that focuses on enhancing qualities around Perseverance, Analytical Skills, Collaboration/Communication and Entrepreneurism. All very important skills for the 21st century.

Our High School program will ensure our students  

  • Develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.
  • Acquire breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding, studying courses from six subject groups.
  • Develop the skills and a positive attitude toward learning that will prepare them for local and universities across the world.
  • Study regional languages and increase understanding of cultures, including their own. 
  • Make connections across traditional academic disciplines and explore the nature of knowledge through the program’s unique theory of knowledge course. 
  • Undertake in-depth research into an area of interest through the lens of one or more academic disciplines in the extended essay. 
  • Enhance their personal and interpersonal development through creativity, action and service.

Our High School students will be involved in many Inter-Disciplinary Projects all year round that will be focused on the UNSDGs.

Our Holistic Assessments

As each student learns differently, our schools subscribe to the holistic assessment of each learner to build the desire to learn.  Our teachers carefully serve and monitor the academic, social and emotional development of our students.

Active avenues our teachers use for assessment of student progress include:

Continuous monitoring – Teachers observe class participation closely and take note of areas where a student has excelled in or needs help in.

Informal interactions –  This may include student-teacher corridor conversations, or impromptu activities like a simple game of table tennis.

Parent participation – Teachers are constantly in touch with our parents to ensure that their child is also learning and developing well outside the school.

Other more formal assessments include:

Score tracking – Teachers input the scores of unit tests, classwork, homework, and assessments, which computes the student’s final grades for the semester.

Report Files – Each student has a file with comments from core subject teachers.

Semestral Assessments – Students will sit for these exams at the end of each Semester to allow teachers to have a pulse as to how they are coping with the academic program of the school.

International bench-marking – In order to benchmark our school against global performances, our students will sit for relevant international examinations. 

Academic Support Program

For students who are still working towards the expectations of the subject, we have has an Academic Support Program, where the subject teacher will give individual support and attention to the student outside of curriculum time. This allows them to further enjoy personalized attention from our teachers. 

In particular,  our non-native English speakers have benefitted from the carefully designed program for students of different abilities in language studies.

Parents and Schools as Partners

Parents will always remain the main influence in a child’s learning experience and education. In our school, we encourage parents to provide feedback to us on our learner’s experiences and emotions in their learning journeys at home. We then work with parents to enhance and reinforce their learning to ensure our children are always having fun learning both in school and at home.

Sometimes, if the situation requires so, we work with parents and third party professionals in interventions that will help children who face challenges.

We always encourage more parents to step forward and lend their expertise to school programs and activities.