Mini Guide: 29 Preschools & Kindergartens
NEXUS Evelina Anelli and Luca Pini, Italian Federico (8) and Elenora (5)
We have lived here since May 2013, and this was our first international move. We’ve been so impressed by the community feeling of Nexus, starting from the head of Primary School and the school staff, who know the names of all the students, and then the teachers who are so well trained to teach in this diverse international environment. Communication with the teachers is very easy, and the weekly newsletters help us to better understand what is going on at school. Parents are involved in many activities (such as helping in events or volunteering at the library, among many) and this creates a family feeling that helps children to settle. My children didn’t speak a word of English when we arrived. It’s been a tough start, especially for my daughter. Luckily, young children have a sponge-like mind and can learn a new language very quickly, if offered a stimulating and reassuring environment. This happened thanks to the teachers who supportedmy son in Year 1, and immediately found the best way to interact with my daughter, who at the start felt very shy and confused in Nursery.
Learning a new language has now become even easier for their minds. They are learning Chinese as a third language smoothly, thanks to having lessons daily. Thumbs up also for the swimming lessons included in the timetable, as both my children learnt to swim here. I found Nexus from an internet search and, after visiting other international schools, decided to enrol my children here. I immediately had a good feeling after talking with the administration office, and I liked the International Baccalaureate programme and Primary Years Programme as curriculum and philosophy – taught in a not-too-big, friendly atmosphere. I would highly recommend Nexus to other families. My children have flourished, especially in nursery and kindergarten, where they learn through play. You can feel the core values of the school (the famous ‘RECIPE’) being included in every activity.
201 Ulu Pandan Road 6536 6566 | nexus.edu.sg
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