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…
The Larrakeyah Students Visit Avondale Grammar School The Larrakeyah Students Visit Avondale: The year 6 students from Larrakeyah School in Darwin came to visit Avondale Grammar School and our year 5 and year 6 students on Wednesday 30th August. They were greeted with a with an ice breaker activity where students from both schools had to find out information about each other. A BBQ breakfast accompanied by fruit platters was arranged for all students. The Larrakeyah Students Visit Avondale – Team Activities Following the breakfast, the students were split into their teams. The teams were organised as such that their names linked to food dishes popular in Singapore and landmarks. The Larrakeyah students had an overall task of the day which was to determine which name was the odd one out. The teams were as follows: Team Stream Boat and Team Chilli Crab (Group 1); Team Merlion & Team Sambal Stingray (Group 2). Group 1 where taken on a mapped route around the lower campus where they were encouraged to answer a questionnaire about Singapore. The tours were led by Avondale students. Group 2 took on the Singapore to Darwin Mat Read More…
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.