In your child’s early years, their school environment plays an important role in their development. In a stimulating and supportive space, your child can develop a natural curiosity and desire to explore. Gradually, they learn to become independent thinkers and problem-solvers.
At Nexus International School, we follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme designed to support learners aged 3 to 11 years old. Our primary school curriculum comprises English, Social Studies, Maths, Science and Technology, Arts and Physical, Social and Personal Education. Our inquiry-based teaching approach encourages students to ask questions and explore the world around them, guiding your child to learn in a way that best suits their unique learning style. Find out more in the video below.
Following the IB Middle Years Programme, Nexus provides an internationally recognised curriculum that helps secondary school students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Our secondary school curriculum is divided into eight subject areas: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Science, Maths, Arts, Physical and Health Education, and Design.
Transitioning from primary to secondary school, your child will also be exposed to our enhanced English National Curriculum Framework in Years 8 and 9. Learn more in the video below.
Inspired learning starts with highly motivated and professional teachers. More than 80% of our teachers possess more than five years of teaching experience and hold two or more professional qualifications; highlighting the experience our teachers have to provide quality education for all our learners. But the learning doesn't stop there. We invest in continuous staff training, through programmes such as our own in-house professional development, coaching, hosting guest speakers and sharing best practices with other international schools.
Nexus encourages personal development, with 43% of teachers holding a Master’s Degree with many more in the process of obtaining their qualifications. We ensure our support staff are experienced; 57% of our classroom assistants have a Bachelor’s Degree.
NEXUS ENCOURAGES PERSONAL
DEVELOPMENT, WITH 43% OF TEACHERS
HOLDING A MASTER’S DEGREE AND MANY
MORE IN THE PROCESS of OBTAINING THEIR QUALIFICATIONS.
WE ENSURE OUR SUPPORT STAFF ARE
EXPERIENCED – 57% OF OUR CLASSROOM
ASSISTANTS HAVE a Bachelor’s DEGREE.
Language is very important - as an international school, this is often the first time children experience a language that may not be their mother tongue. At Nexus, we employ staff from across the globe that are able to speak a range of languages and are qualified to teach English to second-language learners. This is to help our learners communicate and build confidence. For primary and secondary school students, Nexus provides a strong foundation for success in their academics and beyond.
We have previously offered Mother Tongue language classes in Dutch, French, Japanese, Russian and Polish. More than half of our learners speak two foreign languages or more. Students who wish to take up Spanish lessons may do so at the IB Diploma level. For learners who may need some extra help with their language development, Nexus has Bilingual and Multilingual Language (BML) Specialists who will work with each child, helping them to confidently and accurately communicate in English both socially and academically.
From Nursery to Year 8
Learners who have some command of English but require some focus on developing language skills can receive Additional English input. These learners attend 4-5 sessions a week with a BML Specialist focusing on developing an understanding and use of key vocabulary and grammar.
From Year 5 to Year 9
Learners who are at the emerging stages of their language development can receive Intensive English input in the form of additional lessons. These learners take part in specialist subjects (Art, Music, HPE, Maths) with their homeroom peers and then receive up to 22 periods per week of language development from a BML Specialist.
Following similar inquiry questions studied in mainstream English and Humanities/Units of Inquiry, this support focuses on developing the language skills and functions necessary to be able to confidently and accurately use academic English.
At Nexus, we pride ourselves on offering our students the unique opportunity to master a foreign language in a vibrant, multicultural learning environment. If you have any questions about our Chinese, French or Spanish language lesson offerings in Singapore, please contact us or book a tour.