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Summer School 2014
ISS Summer School is open to all students and non-ISS students are welcome to apply
 

Registration is open until Friday July 4th for Session 1 and until Friday July 18th for Session 2.

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Kindergarten (4 - 6 years old) : Kinder Summer Club

Kinder Creative Language Skills:
This course has a focus on alphabet recognition, sounds and early reading and writing. Classes aim to allow the children having fun with computer games, themes, stories and crafts. The class is suitable for students of all language backgrounds.

Kinder Sports
Kinder Sports is a program of energetic fun! Lessons are based on gross motor skills with rolling, jumping, and games.  Our young participants will be working on hand eye coordination, foot eye coordination and cross motor coordination - all through play

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Kinder ESL
This course is primarily developed to motivate and encourage kindergartners to speak English and to interact effortlessly in the classroom. Kinder ESL will offer a wide range of fun based activities, games, puzzles, and quizzes, all of which will help children learn new English vocabulary (e.g. days of the week, months, seasons, and basic conversation skills.) Kinder ESL will also consist of phonic activities to develop a child’s reading abilities. This might include educational songs, crafts or games.

 

Creative Kinder
At Creative Kinder, we explore the creativity of your child using science concepts and art concepts.  Your child will be able to explain Kinder science concepts; and to make it more fun, your child will make toys and crafts (exploring the artistic ability of your child) related to the science they explore that day.  We will explore how the world works; how things grow; how we make toys; why we cook and bake; how different colors come about... etc....

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Elementary (7 - 10 years old) : Elementary Summer Club
Elementary ESL:
This course will look at all the main skill areas of English language development, while targeting specific weaker areas in each student’s communication skills. Attention will be focused on vocabulary building, reading comprehension, written expression and English speaking ability.
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Elementary Creative Language Skills:
This course is designed for children who have basic reading and writing skills.  It aims to provide children with frameworks for creative writing and expression by introducing different genres of writing through fun and interactive sessions. Children should be native English speakers or able to use age appropriate English.
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Elementary Sports:
The children will be engaged in a variety of activities designed to improve locomotive skills, fitness, body control and spatial awareness.  Some of the activities, such as gymnastics and athletics, are individual pursuits whereas others, such as ball games and adventure challenges, require cooperative play.
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Computer Class Kids (laptop provided by the school)
In this course, students will be exposed to the fascinating world of computer technology. They will enhance their computer literacy and creativity through computer animation, storyboards, GarageBand, I-Movie, Photoshop, interactive e-books, word and number games and much more. Students will acquire a deeper understanding of how computers can increase their imagination and the importance of internet safety and responsibility. Through the use of computers, children will also develop their language and communication skills.
 

Fun Science Camp
Students learn about science, meet new friends, develop new skills, and work with a qualified science teacher to make discoveries about the world. As scientist we are constantly curious about why things happen so let us embark your child into a realm to make the unknown known, to answer questions through hands on activities. We will explore what happens when we add certain liquids together and make color disappear; see how we make rubber bones; how bread rises; we will explore viscosity and density, and many more activities to keep our wondering minds wonder no more.
 

Creative Visual Arts
In this programme, students will gain a familiarity and an understanding and an understanding of the three major visual art forms: drawing, painting and sculpting. This class will teach students appropriate techniques that are necessary to produce a piece of art, and as a result the students will be able to create high quality art. With the guidance of artists, students will be guided to create self-portraits, wire sculptures and traditional cultural arts and handicrafts, such as batik painting, and much more.
 

Drama:
In this program, drama trainers will expose the students to the exciting art form of story theatre. The students will learn to tell and act out stories in a fun and dramatic setting. Drama theatre will act as an effective tool to language learning by developing the students’ ability and confidence in speaking, presenting and responding through drama. During this course, we will focus on purposeful theatre games, improvisation, voice and speech, movement and devising a story, dramatization, staging and reflections. 

 
Junior (11 - 13 years old) : Junior Summer Club

Junior ESL:
During this course, students will work on their English communication skills. The course will follow through the main areas of reading comprehension, written expression, listening and oral communication work giving students vast opportunities to improve in these areas. Our ESL teacher has had many years of experience teaching this age group, and knows how to engage middle-school students in order for them to get maximum results!

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Junior Creative Writing:
In this program, students will learn to write about events and actions in an engaging way. The essential elements of a short story will be covered: plot, characterization, dialogue and other aspects of the writer’s craft. Students will get to read short stories and then discuss how the stories capture their interest. Students will discuss the effect of the language and model their work after the writer's techniques. Through the course, students will grow in confidence in their writing of short narratives. At the end of the course, they will publish a book of their completed narratives.


junior summer club 2

Fun Science Camp
Students learn about science, meet new friends, develop new skills, and work with a qualified science teacher to make discoveries about the world.  As scientists we are constantly curious about why things happen so let us send your child into a realm to make the unknown known, and to answer questions through hands on activities.
We will explore what happens when we add certain liquids together and make color disappear; see how we make rubber bones; how bread rises; we will explore viscosity and density, and many more activities to make our wondering minds wonder no more.

junior summer club 2

Creative Visual Arts
In this programme, students will gain a familiarity and an understanding and an understanding of the three major visual art forms: drawing, painting and sculpting. This class will teach students appropriate techniques that are necessary to produce a piece of art, and as a result the students will be able to create high quality art. With the guidance of artists, students will be guided to create self-portraits, wire sculptures and traditional cultural arts and handicrafts, such as batik painting, and much more.
junior summer club 2

Drama:
In this program, drama trainers will expose the students to the exciting art form of story theatre. The students will learn to tell and act out stories in a fun and dramatic setting. Drama theatre will act as an effective tool to language learning by developing the students' ability and confidence in speaking, presenting and responding through drama. During this course, we will focus on purposeful theatre games, improvisation, voice and speech, movemnt and devising a story, dramatization, staging and reflections.

 

Adventure Sports:
Using the variety of adventure opportunities available to us in Singapore, this course will give students a chance to try a huge variety of different adventure sports including rock climbing, archery, roller-blading and various adventure course tracks all of which will be led and guided by specialists in this field. Variety is the key here, and no two days will be the same! Course cost includes full insurances and transportation to all sites. An ISS teacher will escort the group at all times.


 

kinder summer club

Senior (14 - 18 years old) : Senior Summer Club
Senior ESL:
This intensive course will enable students to quickly pick up their English skills while working within a small and motivated group of students. The class will focus on improving all areas of English language: reading comprehension, written essays and narratives, and advanced oral communication. The course was newly developed in 2010, and is specifically aimed at teenagers.
junior summer club 2

Creative Visual Arts
In this program, students will gain familiarity with and an understanding of the three major visual art forms: drawing, painting and sculpting. This class will teach students appropriate techniques that are necessary to produce a piece of art, and as a result the students will be able to create high quality art. With the support of artists, students will be guided to create self-portraits, wire sculptures and traditional cultural arts and handicrafts, such as batik painting, and much more.
 

Adventure Sports:
Using the variety of adventure opportunities available to us in Singapore, this course will give students a chance to try a huge variety of different adventure sports including rock climbing, archery, roller-blading and various adventure course tracks; all of which will be led and guided by specialists in this field. Variety is the key here, and no two days will be the same! Course cost includes full insurances and transportation to all sites. An ISS teacher will escort the group at all times.
 
 

Pre-International Baccalaureate Diploma Courses

senior summer club

All our IB Diploma summer courses are written and taught by highly qualified and experienced IB Diploma teachers. The courses are designed to prepare students for the academically demanding IB Diploma Programme (DP) or the rigorous IB Diploma Course programme (DC). These courses are ideal for students who are looking for some extra support or wish to brush up on subject-specific skills. For some students, attendance and satisfactory completion of IB Diploma summer courses form one of the conditions required by ISS to gain entry into the IB Diploma Programme or IB Diploma Course programme in Grade 11.

Pre-IB Skills:
This summer school course will teach you how to get organized and work efficiently during the IB Diploma Program. The first section focuses on skills such as listening, note taking and reading efficiently as well as referencing consistently and correctly. The second section's emphasis is on producing a clearly defined thesis statement, which will then culminate in a research project using the skills, listed. You will prepare a presentation and examine different styles of IB essays.

Pre-IB Mathematics:
Students in this course will review and study many of the topics found in the Presumed Knowledge part of the IB Diploma Mathematics Standard Level (SL) curriculum. This will include skills in Algebra, Trigonometry, Functions, and Statistics. This course was developed in 2012 and is specifically aimed at students entering the IB Diploma or IB Diploma Course Programme.

Pre-IB English Language:
Students in this course will enhance their language skills and review many of the topics found in the Presumed Knowledge part of the IB Diploma Language curriculum. Students will practice writing skills, presentation skills and text analysis. This course is specifically aimed at students entering the IB Diploma or IB Diploma Course Programme.

Registration Contact

Attention: Summer School registration
ISS International School

25 Paterson Rd
Singapore 238510
 
   
Fax: (65) 6735-4966
Email: sumsch@iss.edu.sg
 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will Summer School start?

Summer School commences on 7th July and ends on 1st August 2014. The IB program starts on 28th July and runs until 1st August.

Summer School classes start at 09:00 – 12:30, and then at 13:15 – 15:15 for the afternoon sessions (except for Adventure Sports). IB classes run from 09:00 – 12:00 and then 13:00 – 16:00 for afternoon sessions. Please check carefully to see what time your classes run.
2. What do the children do for lunch, if they are enrolled for the full day?

All lunch times and breaks are supervised by teachers. Students enrolled in Elementary and Junior classes all day can either bring their own lunches (which can be stored in class refrigerators and microwaved if necessary) or order from our food provider. A form will be given to each registered student before summer school starts. Students in the Senior courses may purchase their lunches from a nearby café (off campus) but must make their way back to school by 13:15 for the afternoon session.

3. What if there is an accident or my child gets sick?

We have a school nurse on hand during summer school. However, please ensure you have provided us with contact numbers of a parent/guardian as well as one other person we can contact if we cannot reach the primary contact. School will purchase accidental insurance coverage in Singapore for the period the student is enrolled for.

4. When should I enrol my child/ myself for Summer School?

As soon as possible, in order to secure a place. Preferably in April and May as some classes have a maximum enrollment. You will receive an email confirming the  registration of your child(ren) once we receive your payment. Payment secures your place, not the registration. If your class is cancelled, we will inform you soon enough so you can either choose another class or get your money back.

5. Am I allowed to register for one week or three weeks?

This will depend on the enrolments of other students. We reserve the right to admit for part sessions on a strictly case-by-case basis.

6. What do I need to bring for Summer School? Will food and snacks be provided?

All main stationery or class materials will be provided for but you might like to bring along a pencil case or notepad to academic classes. Students in recreational classes are asked to dress appropriately (i.e. sports shoes for sports courses). We DO NOT provide morning snacks (so you need to pack it yourself) but we use the service of a food company for lunch. If you request for that service, we will send you the form.  If you do not use our food service company, please ensure you pack a nutritious and adequate lunch.

7. What happens if my child needs to go in a different class/level/age?
For some academic courses we may move some students to different age or level groups based on their level. We are only moving children in classes where they are likely to benefit the most. Please contact the summer school director directly about this if you have a concern.
8. Where do I submit the applications forms & cheque to? Can I pay by cash, telegraphic transfer or credit card?

Registration forms can be submitted to Preston or Paterson Campus.

Payment methods from Singapore

Cash Payment

Cash is only accepted at our Preston Campus.

  1. Credit Card Payment
  2. Visa / Master / Amex are accepted at Paterson or Preston campus (2% administrative fee is applicable).
  3. For Amex, you can fill up an Amex Authorization Form and scan a copy to sumsch@iss.edu.sg (Form can be downloaded from our website).

Cheque Payment

Cheques can be posted/delivered to the following address and attention to -

Finance
ISS International School
21 Preston Road
Singapore 109355

Alternatively, you may submit the cheque to Paterson Campus.
Cheques must be written payable to: ISS International School Pte Ltd
Please indicate the student’s name and invoice number at the back of the cheque.

Payment methods from abroad

Credit Card Payment

Only Amex. You can fill up an Amex Authorization Form and scan a copy to sumsch@iss.edu.sg (Form can be downloaded from our website).

Telegraphic Transfer

Bank: DBS
Account Name:  ISS International School Pte Ltd
Account Number: 006-005869-8          Swift Code: DBSSSGSG
MSG : Please indicate student’s name or Invoice number in the payment details column on the remittance form. (NB: Bank transfer charge to be borne by parents)

9. Will the content of programs be the same for Session 1 and Session 2?

Yes and no. Classes may be modified depending on the number of returning students. It is possible to enrol in either session 1 or 2, or both sessions.

10. When do I need to pay for Summer School?

Invoice will be sent/emailed once registration form is received. Once invoice is received, kindly arrange payment based on the payment options available (Refer to Point 8). Remember that only payment secures your place, not the registration form.

11. Will buses be provided for Summer School?

Yes. You can arranged this through our bus co-ordinator who will advise on fees/timings for this. Please contact our bus co-ordinator directly: schoolbus@iss.edu.sg

12. Can my child stay in your dormitory? Can you provide homestay information?

We do not have dormitory facilities but we are able to recommend homestay families to students (see list here). We can provide you with this list on request. All of them are used throughout the year and are therefore very recommendable.

13. Are there classes during weekends for students who are from overseas? Can you provide additional supervision during this time?

No, we are only a school service and operate only during school days and hours.

14. I have another question!

Please contact our Summer School Director, Mr Ken Lee at sumsch@iss.edu.sg

Please note: the Director has other full-time duties (aside from Summer School duties) at ISS and follows regular office hours. Please contact the school office to leave a message, or make an appointment if you would like to come down personally.

 

Air Quality Reporting Index
Wednesday - April 09, 2014
ISS' adoption of new air quality index
PTA General Meeting
Thursday - February 20, 2014
Annual event
Grade 10 Personal Project Exhibition 2014
Thursday - February 06, 2014
Informational session for Grade 9, 10 Parents/Guardians and Grade 9 Students
 
 
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