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The Need to Read

“‘Do something ‘booky’? Hold on, let me just find an app for that…”

In a world increasingly dominated by screen technology, are printed books still relevant? The answer, of course, is yes! Concern is growing over the number of hours children […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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The Arts: The Crucial Puzzle Piece in Education

Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development

For me, growing up in the Philippines meant that I was extremely fortunate to have been taught music 
and dance […]

By |March 17th, 2017|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Ten Years of Education

From humble beginnings to a truly international education

For Saigon Star International School, Saturday, November 19, 2016, marked the ten-year anniversary of its inception. Having started life in a converted villa in the heart of District 1, the school now offers […]

By |December 20th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|1 Comment
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Play = Work = Play

Why children work in Montessori

By the time a 6-year-old child graduates after three years in Montessori, not only do they know how to find the answers to “56 ÷ 8”, “2893 + 7065” or “2381 x 3”, they also know […]

By |November 27th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Getting a Grip

There is a great deal of things that you can do to prepare children to become successful writers. The stages of physical writing development in the Early Years can be tricky and different children show different levels of dexterity at […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Speaking in Tongues

As a bilinguist, I often get asked: “How did you learn English so well?”, “When did you start learning English?,” and “Did you live in America at some point in your life?” I giggle and think to myself, “Here we […]

By |August 15th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|1 Comment
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Summer Learning Loss

Summer break doesn’t mean it’s time for your child’s brain to take a break

What is known is that its origins go back to the 19th century. Whether or not the current school calendar was first built around the agricultural one […]

By |July 9th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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Accountability Versus Creativity

Getting the balance right in schools

It’s that time of year again when schools administer their final exams, but for teachers this can be a particularly daunting time with anxiety levels running high. No matter how skilled or experienced the teacher, […]

By |June 26th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments
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World Mind Matters

Be more than an international school, be an internationally-minded school

What is the meaning  of an “international education”? While it may simply be understood as learning alongside a number of other nationalities, it is something much deeper. It is having a […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Education, Family, The Syllabus|0 Comments

To Believe Is to Fly

“The dream must be kept alive in our children, and in good schools this can be felt higher up the age ranges as well as among the youngsters.”

All children who enter primary school have this imagination, this love of discovery […]

By |October 11th, 2015|Education, The Syllabus|0 Comments