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Briefing - News / Updates / Blog

Announcements

Introduction to Primary One Programme

Our Introduction to Primary One programme has been running for a couple of years now and this year, we’ve kicked it up a notch, unifying a richly designed English and Mathematics curriculum into a 360° learning experience. Yes, our programme is now a perfectly pitched blend of both core subjects.

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Knowledge & Power

How to Survive the Examination Crunch

There’s a certain unique buzz that occurs only when the exams are around the corner. The canteen fills with students debating spiritedly about various exam topics. Several once-quiet corners become occupied by preoccupied faces scouring their handwritten notes and papers. The library becomes crowded once again, the cool air permeated

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Personal Branding & Well-Being

The Power of Slightly Negative Thinking

Is your glass half empty or half full?The classic expression that determines whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist is so well-known that it has often been used to refer to different personality types. If you step out into the world feeling confident, you’re already won half the battle. You

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Knowledge & Power

The Long Stretch to the Final Exam

"Play hard in the first year, work hard in the second. From June onwards, it’s a long stretch. You can get a tremendous amount done between June and the end of the year." The chances are that if you are reading this article, your Google search history includes queries like

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A Literary Rebirth

Dashing Into the Woods: Short Stories for Competitive Writers

There are plenty of wonderful local writing competitions, such as the upcoming Golden Point Award and the All-In! Snack Fiction Anthology, that young budding writers can participate in. If you've ever thought of submitting a piece for these competitions but don't know where to start, Academia can help you strengthen

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Personal Branding & Well-Being

The DSA Dream Team

This is the DSA Dream Team. When preparing your child for the Direct Schools Admissions (DSA), you want people who have been through the system and know exactly what the panels are looking for. We are proud to offer you the chance to tap on the expertise of a dream

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Modern Millennial Families

Mother, Teacher, Warrior, Sage: Let Your Children Make Mistakes

Mothers are our first teachers, the best teachers. They are warriors, fighting to protect their children. And the greatest teacher of all is life itself – I’ve learned so much since becoming a mother and can only hope to continue to grow in sagely wisdom. As a mother of two

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Announcements

End of Term 2 and Looking Ahead

We began the year by developing a plethora of resources, in addition to our worksheets, to ensure our students get the best possible start to their academic year. These resources incorporate learning techniques that we have designed from both pedagogical and student perspectives, giving your child as many options as

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Knowledge & Power

Musings of an Ex-Vice-Principal: How to R.E.A.D.

Remember your first day at Primary 1? I do. It’s impossible for me to forget it due to my English teacher. You should also know that during my growing up years, Singapore was a far cry from the English-speaking, Anglocentric society it is today. I have a story about how

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Knowledge & Power

Dashing Into the Woods: The Value of Storytelling

It has been the subject of much hand-wringing and consternation. The percentage of Singaporean students opting for Literature as a GCE O’Level subject has been steadily dropping over the years. In fact, from 47.9% in 1992, it has plummeted to an alarming 16% today. While there could be a plethora

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Announcements

June Jungle Gym

Children are naturally creative. It isn’t a lack of ideas that prevents students from writing well and becoming top-notch students. Rather, it is a lack of commitment to reifying their ideas through rigorous practice. In a world full of shiny technological distractions, we are constantly refining our formula for getting your

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