ISS International School

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ISS International School (Singapore)
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Location
Coordinates1°16′50.2″N 103°48′19.65″E / 1.280611°N 103.8054583°E / 1.280611; 103.8054583
Information
School typePrivate International School
Established1981
HeadmasterDr. Margaret Alvarez[1]
GradesKindergarten - High School
AffiliationBeijing International School of Singapore (BISS)
Website

ISS International School (ISS) in Singapore was founded in 1981. ISS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and offers IB curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Campuses[edit]

The schools has two campuses:

  • Paterson Campus, the elementary and middle school on Paterson Road
  • Preston Campus, the high school

History[edit]

The campus at Preston Road was a military outpost used by the British Army when Singapore was under British colonial rule, until the withdrawal of British forces in 1971. The school is on the site of the former Alexandra Grammar School which was attended mainly by the children of serving British military personnel serving in Singapore.[2]

Board Members[edit]

The ISS Board[3] includes:

  • Mr Chan Chee Seng (Chairman)
  • Mrs Chan Ching Oi (CEO)
  • Mr Clarence Lim
  • Ms Chan Mun-E
  • Mr Leong Weng Kam
  • Ms Karen Kaylor
  • Mrs Julie Lee
  • Dr Chia Kok Hoong
  • Mr Charlie Chan

Academics[edit]

ISS is one of IB Schools in Singapore.[4] The school is authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program, and Diploma Program .[5] ISS is the only school in Singapore and one of the few in the world that uses the IB curriculum as its sole framework and does not mix and match with other curricula.[citation needed]

Every year in the Middle School and High school there is an Activity week, and there are smaller scale field trips throughout the school year at all levels.

ISS is an Apple Macintosh platform school, with full migration of computer labs complete by August 2010, with computer labs and a laptop program. The school uses StudyWiz and Managebac as its e-learning platforms.

Activities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Season one is mainly basketball and football. Season two has badminton, volleyball and rugby, among other sports in both seasons. In elementary school, there is a sports day and swimming gala.

Theater[edit]

The school has a Drama and Theater program, exploring Theater traditions from around the world. At least once a year, students are given the opportunity to work at a professional venue in Singapore, like The Theater Company, which has produced a wide variety of plays. Past productions include plays by John Godber, Arthur Miller, and Dennis Potter, at venues such as The DBS Theater and The Jubilee Hall.

Activity Week[edit]

Every year students have a week of school where they learn a new skill or have an enriching experience overseas or in Singapore, such as scuba diving, biking or hiking, eco innovation, theater, and video production.

Student government[edit]

Student Council (SC), a link from students to teachers. Each homeroom consisting of about 14 students has two representatives- a deputy and vice-deputy SC/Homeroom representative.

Accreditation[edit]

ISS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since February 2005.[6] It is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools since 1996 [7] and a member school of the Council of International Schools (CIS).[8] It is also recognized by the Ministry of Education (Singapore).

The school is preparing for approval for a joint CIS/WASC/IBO Accreditation year in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Head of School". ISS International School. Retrieved 24 June 2013.
  2. ^ Memories of Singapore and Malaya, Derek Tait, Driftwood Coast Publishing, 2007, page 161
  3. ^ "School Board". ISS International School. ISS International School. Retrieved 5 April 2019.
  4. ^ IB World Schools http://www.ibo.org/school/001223/
  5. ^ IB World Schools http://www.ibo.org/school/001223/
  6. ^ WASC Directory of Schools http://www.acswasc.org/directory_searchdetail.cfm?O=17&Schl=&City=Singapore&Cat=2&Cnty=62&SchoolCat=Private%20School&Name=International%20School%20of%20Singapore&Page=1 Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ List of Member Schools "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-06. Retrieved 2010-04-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ CIS Regular Member "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-02. Retrieved 2007-12-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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