Our family relocated to Singapore in January 2010 due to my husband’s work. Upon settling in Singapore, we were in the search for suitable schools to enrol our children into. We were considering other international schools before coming to Australian International School but we decided that AIS was the best choice for our children’s education, coinciding with our move.
One of the deciding factor before we decide on AIS is that the school provides a multicultural environment without losing the connection between living abroad and Australia. There are many opportunities outside of the classroom, including art, drama, music, sports and enrichment through CCAs. We have 3 children at AIS – year 6, year 9 and year 10 and it is important that our children stay at 1 particular school without having to change schools in a forever changing environment.
Curriculum was also an important factor for us. AIS offers the International Baccalaureate and the Australian curriculum that covers various programs, including the Australian curriculum, IB, IGCSE and HSE. Some of the subjects that are of my children’s interests are arts and design, languages and physical education providing a well-rounded education.
The school community at AIS is very engaging, and gives all family members the opportunity to be as connected as they wish. Regular family events are held, and there is always an opportunity to be on the parents association. Students organise frequent fundraising activities that support various charities, which often tie into with the school curriculum.