Nexwell: A Wellbeing App Developed By Five Nexus International School (Singapore) Learners Dedicated to Their Peers

Sparked from a request raised by the school counsellors, five Nexus learners found themselves tackling this challenge: How could learners have access to resources and help 24/7, especially in moments when counsellors and support are not readily available? Their solution – Nexwell, a wellbeing app developed by learners, for learners. Learning By Tackling Real-World Problems The creation of the Nexwell app was an interdisciplinary collaboration that combined the technological possibilities that Computer Science offered, the Design aspects of creating a user interface and the knowledge of psychological needs and mental health. Ms Hemangi Ahire, the Learning Area Leader of the

Nexus Introduces Brain Fitness to Its Classrooms

In an exciting collaboration between Nexus and the leading brain fitness gym, SPARKD, brain fitness was brought to a school in Asia for the first time. The project combined the expertise of Sarah Cole, Head of Primary Physical and Health Education at Nexus, and Anna Milani, Founder and CEO of SPARKD, to co-create an innovative programme for young children. Working with Year 1 learners at Nexus, Sarah and Anna also conducted a study while running this programme to study the effectiveness of combining mental and physical fitness.  Innovation Through Collaboration Not only was this a partnership between two industry experts,

Managing Academic Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Students

Is your child anxious at school? Although some school-related anxiety is normal, there comes a point where too much stress can negatively impact a child’s wellbeing and performance at school. When it is manageable, it gives them a little healthy worry that can help motivate them to study for tests, complete homework on time and focus on schoolwork. There are ways to identify the warning signs when the anxiety affects your kid negatively and escalates so you can help your child manage academic anxiety when it becomes overwhelming. What Is Academic Anxiety? Academic anxiety arises when one is feeling anxious

Unleashing Innovation At The 2023 Hackathon

Nexus School recently hosted the much-anticipated 2023 Hackathon, a two-day event full of creativity, collaboration, and cutting-edge ideas.    This year’s theme, “Empowering the Nexus Community,” echoed the school’s commitment to education as a transformative force. It unleashed the creativity of our learners to think and develop solutions using technology and innovation to enhance the Nexus experience for everyone involved — learners, teachers, parents, and staff. Collaborations Between Year Groups From the get-go, the learners wasted no time and began by breaking into teams across different year groups. The first day was then spent brainstorming, ideating, and developing prototypes.   

Nexus International School (Singapore) Awarded Gold For Sustainable School of the Year

Nexus is delighted to share that we were Gold Award winners for the HoneyKidsAsia 2023 Sustainable International School of the Year Award. This prestigious recognition highlights the school’s unwavering commitment to eco-friendliness and its groundbreaking efforts to create a sustainable future both within the curriculum and the school infrastructure.  The Care MVMT: Motivating Learner Agency At the heart of Nexus’s sustainability endeavours is the Care:MVMT, specifically, Care:World. It is an initiative that strives to inspire positive action directed towards protecting the planet, especially through collaborative efforts. The Care:MVMT aims to empower learners to realise their potential in enacting change and

Nexus International School IBDP Cohort of 2023: Embarking on a Global Academic Odyssey!

By: Will Towler, Careers & University Counsellor Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia. These are just a few of the amazing destinations our fantastic IBDP cohort of 2023 are currently enjoying as part of their NEXt steps and life after Nexus. With 92% of our learners securing a place at their first choice university, we are incredibly proud to shed some light on the exceptional journey our 2023 leavers are on.  Our first stop on this voyage of discovery: Europe. Home to various fine universities, many of our learners are furthering their educational journey in countries up and down the continent. One of

Nexus Stock Exchange Competition: Cultivating Real-World Investment Skills

This school year, an exciting new initiative has created a buzz around Nexus International School, capturing the attention of both learners and staff — the Nexus Stock Exchange Competition.    Under the guidance of Mr. Raza, Business & Economics Learning Area Leader, the competitive league has cultivated an interest that stretches far beyond the classroom, providing valuable lessons that transcend traditional syllabus content. Launching the First Nexus Stock Exchange Competition Launched at the start of the school year in August, the competition handed participants a virtual $100,000 to invest in a simulated New York Stock Exchange. In all, 206 people

Nexus International School (Singapore) Engages In A New Collaboration With FOBISIA

We are excited to announce a significant milestone in Nexus’ ongoing commitment to providing a world-class education. Nexus has recently been accepted at the pre-Membership Visit Stage for FOBISIA, the Federation of British International Schools in Asia. This marks the beginning of an exciting collaboration that will introduce many new opportunities that will enhance and enrich the overall educational experience for our school community. Unlocking Boundless Opportunities At Nexus, we believe in the power of expanding networks and nurturing partnerships to enrich the educational journey and experiences of the school community. This collaboration with FOBISIA opens up a world of

Finding A Truly International Experience At Nexus

As the world gets increasingly interconnected, more families move internationally for work opportunities and Singapore is a popular business hub that has many opportunities. However, though the opportunity is enticing, you may find that there is still some anxiety around leaving their home country, moving away from family and friends and much more.  All this affirms how important it is to choose a new place that works for you. In fact, the school that your children will attend is actually a key factor that will impact your relocation experience.   At Nexus, we believe that the experience goes beyond the

Nexus Wins Silver For HoneyKids Asia “Student Wellbeing Award” In The Education Awards of 2023

Nexus is proud to share that we were award winners for the HoneyKidsAsia 2023 “Student Wellbeing Award”. We are excited to be recognised as a top school that cares for all aspects of learner wellbeing and has made a positive impact on its learner body.    As a school, learner wellbeing has always been a key focus as we know that positive environments are imperative for learner success. Dr Heather Millington, Head of Secondary, cites Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, stating that an individual needs to have their basic needs met before they can reach self-actualisation. As such, Nexus has always