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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

The Care Movement: Raising Responsible Learners

The Care:MVMT (Care Movement) is a clarion call for care, concern, empathy and action. At Nexus, we know that it is our role as educators to play a vital role in shaping our learners to become the catalysts of change that the world needs today.  We want to instil in our learners a deep sense of care for their overall well-being, their community, and the world. We use this opportunity to make a powerful impact in a variety of settings—in the classroom, through co-curricular activities, collaborations, and even in their daily interactions with friends.   We believe that each and

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 Primary Production: Behind the Scenes of “Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits”

By: Catharine Steele, Year 2 Teacher and Director From Auditions to Applause Last August, Nexus was buzzing with excitement as auditions for the 2023/24 Primary Production took the stage. Fueled by the success of the previous year’s show, our learners eagerly jumped at the chance to return to the spotlight. Guided by the transformative PYP and IB curriculum, we embarked on a journey to empower our learners, granting them the agency to shape their dramatic experience.   During the audition process, our Year 5 and 6 learners were invited to showcase their talents, various scripts were provided and the year

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

Nexmas Around the World: Celebrating Christmas, Diversity and the Nexus Community Spirit

Written by Danni, Member of the Nexus Community Group. On the 8th of December, we saw the return of the much-anticipated Christmas fair, “Nexmas Around the World,” organized by the Nexus Community Group. This year’s event aimed to celebrate the magic of Christmas, our incredibly diverse cultures at Nexus, and the unwavering support of our vibrant community.   The school was decorated to a whole new level this year with some of the most elaborate decorations being crafted to reflect our theme of Christmas around the world. With seemingly impossible designs, a huge thanks goes to the team of parents

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

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Nexus International School’s Year 3 Showcase

At Nexus International School (Singapore), the vibrant tapestry of cultures is not just embraced but celebrated! Building Knowledge Across the Unit of Inquiry Year 3 Learners hosted a Cultural Celebration for their families and friends Throughout their Unit of Inquiry (UOI) ‘How we express ourselves,’ Year 3 learners have been on a journey of discovery, building upon their knowledge of cultural expressions. They explored the central idea that ‘Culture is reflected through the Arts.’ The celebration wasn’t the first time parents were invited to join the learners on their cultural exploration. Earlier in the term, parents were invited to the