Whether you’re looking to move to Singapore or already here, please feel free to contact our Enrolments team to arrange a tour and find out more about Avondale Grammar School.
Welcoming families from more than 20 countries, Avondale Grammar School is a co-educational, international school for expatriate children from Preschool to Middle School. With Personal Achievement Targets and exclusively following the Australian Curriculum we encourage students to strive for academic excellence in a welcoming and nurturing environment.
Inspiring Hearts and Minds The human heart is an amazing instrument that keeps us all going. It does so because it has two vital parts that complement each other and keep our blood healthy. Our school is a bit like that. The two vital aspects of the school are what it does to develop and support the students’ wellbeing and what it does to develop and support the students’ learning. It is our job to nurture and inspire our students’ hearts and their minds. How do we do that at Avondale? Our wellbeing program is set in the context of Positive Education and Restorative practice framework. Our students have been working on classroom agreements, for example, in order to set what we might have referred to in the past as the “rules” for the way the classroom operates. Wellbeing, however, involves more than that and so we encourage our students to be physically active to understand their bodies and appropriately healthy nutrition. In addition we involve them in activities which focus their attention on being self-reflective, serving others and, in doing so, apply the school’s values in a global outlook. Wellbeing is one side of the education process and nurtures Read More…
Overnight Camp For Years 3 and 4 The Year 3 and 4 Students headed off to their overnight camp at the S.E.A. Aquarium and Camp Challenge activities. The aims of the camp are: Study of Marine Life and Marine Habitat Social Skills Self Help Personal Development Highlights of Day 1 Team building challenges and the visit to the S.E.A. Aquarium where the students bunkered down at the S.E.A. Aquarium and drifted off to sleep gazing at the schools of fish at the Open Ocean Habitat, home to more than 100,000 marine animals from over 800 species. Highlights of Day 2 Behind the scenes tour of the S.E.A. Aquarium before the doors opened, followed by a Dragon Boat Race, lunch and awards before heading back to school. See Full Article including pictures and video in News, School News
Avondale is at the forefront of the Positive Education movement in Singapore. Positive Education is exactly as its name suggests: a pastoral learning programme that teaches children the skills and attitudes they need to promote resilience and guide them along the pathway of wellbeing. At Avondale we have adopted the Bounce Back! Programme written by Dr Toni Noble and Dr Helen McGrath. We made this video during Dr Noble’s last visit to the School. We hope it explains a little more about what Positive Education is and how it benefits the students. We hope you enjoy!
At Avondale each child from Preschool to Middle school enjoys a daily language lesson from a dedicated teacher. Recent results in the HSK exams indicate how effective the Avondale Chinese programme is. We invite you to enjoy this video which explains our approach to learning Chinese across the school.