Singapore International School
|Singapore International School
Success Inspires Success
|23 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen (Primary campus)
2 Police School Road, Aberdeen (Secondary campus)
|Principal||Mr. Pek Wee Haur |
|Grades||Kindergarten to Secondary and pre-university IB diploma|
|Number of students||approx. 1,400|
|Colour(s)||Red, white, black|
Singapore International School (SIS) is a kindergarten, elementary and secondary (up to Form Four and International Baccalaureate Diploma First Year and second year) school situated at in two different campuses in Hong Kong Island.
It is an international school run by the government of Singapore and follows the Singaporean curriculum. The school was established in September 1991 in Kennedy Town with an enrollment of 200 students. This number has risen above the 1000 students mark, from some 15 nationalities, with the majority being Hong Kongers and Singaporeans.
In 1995, it moved to its current premises on Nam Long Shan road near Aberdeen, occupying an area of 4,150 square meters. The land was granted by the Hong Kong Government while the cost of the building was borne by the Singapore government.
SIS’s secondary school section has used the premises of the former Wanchai School as its temporary premises from the 2009/2010 academic year to June 2011 and the P5 in 2009/2010 were the first Secondary 1 students there. The temporary Wanchai premises have the basic features of a secondary school, such as an IGCSE-certified Science laboratory, an air-conditioned auditorium, two art studios, two music studios, one dance studio and a fitness room. The pupils used the Morrison Hill swimming pool, Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Happy Valley Recreation Ground, all within 10 minutes of walking time.
The school moved back to their new secondary school campus at Police School Road in the academic year 2011/2012, when the first pre-university cohort commence their IB Diploma Programme studies.
Primary and Preparatory Years curriculum
SIS provides a bilingual education in Putonghua and English. Students from Primary One to Three can learn French. It follows the Singaporean kindergarten curriculum, with the addition of Health as a core subject. Other subjects include seality education, dance and 'Healthy Mind, Healthy Body". At the end of Primary 6 students can return to Singapore to continue their education and take their Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) or promote directly to the secondary section of SIS.
The secondary school provides bilingual education and follows the Singapore curriculum for Secondary 1 and 2 students. As for Secondary 3, students are eligible to select 2-4 electives, which will constitute to their education for the following two years. Secondary 3 and 4 students follow both the Singapore and CIE IGCSE curriculum. As of 2011/12, the secondary school offers the IB Diploma Programme for the pre-University cohort (Secondary 5 and 6) as a mandatory curricular path.
SIS celebrated its 15th anniversary on 28 April 2006, with an original musical performance entitled "Reaching out, Touching Lives" involving every pupil in the school. It was performed at the Grand Theater of the Hong Kong Cultural Center.
- Singapore International School Official website
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