Singapore International School is proudly connected to top universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. We continue to work in partnership with top schools and globally recognized associations to provide the best opportunities for our students, in Vietnam and abroad.
An International School Accreditation Authority
We are academic partners with an accrediting association and an International School Accreditation Authority. The accreditation by such International School Accreditation Authority is a process which schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. Such International School Accreditation Authority considers an accredited school as one which is focused on a mission and goals for students, is student-oriented and examines its students’ performance continuously; accepts objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals trained by such International School Accreditation Authority, maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organised school, collaboratively assess the quality of its educational programmes on a regular basis and plans for the future. Our International School Accreditation Authority partner believes that an accredited school is a statement to the broader community and the stakeholders that it is a trustworthy institution for student learning and committed to on-going improvement.
Five (5) of our campuses, namely Singapore International School @ Vung Tau, Singapore International School @ Binh Duong New City, Singapore International School @ Da Nang, Singapore International School @ Ciputra and Singapore International School @ Gamuda Gardens have been accredited with such International School Accreditation Authority.
The statutory board responsible for exams development and conducted in Singapore
The statutory board responsible for exams development and conducted in Singapore was formed to develop and conduct national examinations in Singapore and to provide other examinations and assessment services, locally as well as overseas.
KinderWorld was appointed as an Overseas Examination Center in April 2005 to conduct the Primary Exams.
Cambridge Assessment International Education
Cambridge Assessment International Education is a department of the University of Cambridge and provides education programmes and examinations in over 160 countries. In this regard, six (6) of our campuses, namely Singapore International School @ Gamuda Gardens, Singapore International School @ Danang, Singapore International School @ Binh Duong New City, Singapore International School @ Vung Tau, Singapore International School @ Can Tho and Singapore International School @ Ha Long are each registered as a Cambridge International School while Singapore International School @ Saigon South HCMC has been certified to meet all requirements to be a Cambridge International Centre and are able to offer students Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS & A Level.
NCC Education Limited
NCC is a UK-based awarding organisation and global provider of British education, offering education solutions to its network of accredited partner centres (“NCC Accredited Partner Centres”) in more than 50 countries. In this regard, four (4) of our campuses, namely Singapore International School @ Gamuda Gardens, Singapore International School @ Da Nang, Singapore International School @ Saigon South HCMC and Singapore International School @ Vung Tau are certified as NCC Accredited Partner Centres to deliver the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies, regulated by the UK national qualifications regulatory body. Our Group entered into a memorandum of understanding with NCC on 15 April 2020 to identify areas of mutual business benefit, including marketing material created by our Group in relation to NCC’s international foundation diploma programme.
DynEd International, Inc
DynEd is a provider of language solutions and InLingua School of Languages (“Inlingua“) is an approved channel distributor of DynEd. On 25 September 2020, our Group entered into an agreement with Inlingua pursuant to which Inlingua shall provide our Group with the DynEd English educational system and additional educational support to our Group in order to improve and develop English language instruction through a multimedia program that is correleated to international standards, and DynEd’s electronic learning materials required to initiate and manage such multimedia solutions.
Elmhurst University, USA
Elmhurst University (formerly known as Elmhurst College) is a four (4)-year private liberal arts institution in Elmhurst, Illinois, the United States of America founded in 1871. Our Group had entered into a memorandum of understanding with Elmhurst University on the following areas: (i) promotion of study tours for students from Singapore International Schools at Elmhurst University during summer months, (ii) research collaboration in the field of education, (iii) acceptance of graduates from Singapore International Schools into Elmhurst University 4-year degree courses, and (iv) promotion of Elmhurst University programmes to students at Singapore International Schools.
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Edinburgh Napier University (“ENU”) is a public university in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. It has over 17,000 students, including nearly 5,000 international students from more than 100 nations worldwide. Our Group has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Edinburgh Napier University where parties agreed to explore co-operation in the following areas: (i) acceptance of graduates from Singapore International Schools into ENU’s undergraduate courses, (ii) promotion of ENU programmes to students at Singapore International Schools, and (iii) collaboration in research programmes in the field of education and info-comm technology.
An Australian public university based in Melbourne
Our Group has entered into an agreement with an Australian public university based in Melbourne, ranked among the world’s top 400 universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2016 – 2017, to facilitate international programmes to provide opportunity for students and staff of the university to develop an understanding of the host country and to engage in educational activities and industry visits.
A private education and life long learning institution in Singapore
On 17 July 2020, our Group entered into memorandum of understanding with a private education and lifelong learning institution in Singapore that offers a diverse range of education pathways and professional training (“SG Private Learning institution“). The purpose of the memorandum of understanding is to articulate Kinderworld International Group Vietnam programmes into the diploma programmes offered by the SG Private Learning Institution and the degree programmes offered by the partners of such SG Private Learning Institution. Students who have successfully completed the NCC (UK) Level 3 International Foundation diploma for the higher education studies programme at Singapore International School, Vietnam, can also potentially be articulated into the relevant bachelor’s degree programmes offered by the SG Private Learning Institution in Singapore.
Yunnan Normal University
Yunnan Normal University (“YNNU”) is a key university of Yunnan Province, China with a long history and a great tradition. It is a higher institution co-funded by the Ministry of Education and the Provincial Government of Yunnan and one of the 100 universities funded by the National Key Project for the Quality Enhancement of the Higher Institutions in Central and West China. Our Group has entered into a memorandum of understanding with YNNU to explore cooperation in the following areas: (i) study tours for students from Singapore International Schools at YNNU, (ii) education research programmes, (iii) acceptance of graduates from Singapore International Schools into YNNU’s bachelor degree, (iv) promotion of YNNU programmes to students of Singapore International Schools, and (v) partnership in the development of Chinese teacher internship and recruitment programmes as well as Chinese training courses.
An independent education institution in Singapore
We are academic partners with an independent education institution in Singapore and we co-host the Asia Pacific Mathematical Olympiad for Primary Schools (“APMOPS“) in Vietnam. APMOPS is a prestigious event whereby students from countries in the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, China, India, Singapore, New Zealand and Vietnam have the opportunity to interact and compete with top students in Mathematics. Our Group sponsors return air tickets for top students in Vietnam to participate in the invitation round of the competition while our partner sponsors expenses in Singapore.
Barker Road Methodist Church Kindergarten
Barker Road Methodist Church Kindergarten (“BRMCK“) is an established kindergarten registered with the Ministry of Education, Singapore and serves as an outreach arm of Barker Road Methodist Church. The BRMCK curriculum includes the bilingual International Baccalaureate-inspired inquiry-based curriculum, as well as programmes by the Ministry of Education, Singapore such as the Primary Years Program and Nurturing Early Learners and the Nurturing Early Learners, together with STEAM and Montessori enrichment programmes. Our Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with BRMCK to promote cultural exchange and to provide their teachers with opportunities to widen their international education horizon. The focus of the collaboration is for teachers to acquire an understanding of the education systems in Vietnam and Singapore, to gain insights through classroom immersion, and to promote cultural exchange and appreciation.
Touchstone International Institute of Singapore
Touchstone International Institute of Singapore (“TSI“) is a private education institution in Singapore registered with the Council for Private Education, Singapore (“CPE“). Within four (4) years of [the commencement of its] operations, TSI was awarded the four (4)-year EduTrust Award under the EduTrust Certification Scheme administered by the CPE. TSI is also recognised by Cambridge Assessment International Education as a Cambridge International School. Our Group has entered into a memorandum of understanding with TSI to establish exchange programmes for students, to develop a wide spectrum of exchange activities for school leaders and teachers, and to collaborate in teaching and learning of specific subject areas.
Outward Bound Vietnam
Outward Bound Vietnam
Outward Bound is an international, non-profit, independent outdoor education organisation with approximately 40 schools around the world and 200,000 participants per year. Outward Bound programmes aim to foster the personal growth and social skills of participants by using challenging expeditions in the outdoors. Outward Bound Vietnam has been operating since November 2016 and we have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Outward Bound Vietnam to recognise it as the designated outdoor experiential educational provider for our students, whereby it will conduct a wide spectrum of education programmes for students and professional development programmes for our staff and to develop and integrate outdoor education into our curriculum.
Marshall Cavendish Education Pte Ltd
Marshall Cavendish Education Pte Ltd (“MCE”) is a national and regional provider of K-12 education solutions, integrating its research-driven approach into its curriculum and professional development while leveraging technology to facilitate effective teaching and active learning in the classroom and beyond. The holistic educational solutions provided by MCE include curriculum content, digital solutions and professional development.
Exscitec Limited (“Exscitec”) is a provider of STEM outreach activities for students of all ages. Its STEM experiences are mostly funded by partnership arrangements with education organisations. It aims to work with young people to raise aspirations, improve attainment in STEM subjects and increase participation in STEM related careers, including teaching in particular. Our Group has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Exscitec where parties agreed, amongst others, that (i) Exscitec will provide us with a suite of custom-made professional development programmes for teachers in relation to the STEM approach to achieve specific education outcomes as requested by us; and (ii) Exscitec will provide us with tools to measure the impact of the training for analysis.
A leading global education group in Australia
We have signed a non-binding memorandum with a leading global education group in Australia that offers an extensive range of tertiary educational programs and services including pathway colleges, in September 2020 and both parties have agreed to form a strategic partnership aimed to, amongst others, facilitate effective and seamless articulation opportunities for students who successfully complete their studies at our campuses to the pathway colleges run by such education group, encourage coordination, faculty and administrative interactions, and student engagement and promote international student mobility through joint recruitment and academic support.
Makeblock is a global STEAM education solution provider, offering comprehensive hardware, software, content solutions, and robotics competitions with the aim of achieving integration of technology and education. Makeblock products are sold in more than 140 countries and are used in more than 25,000 schools around the world. Makeblock’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes and products have also been used in our campuses for students in the Academic Year 2020 – 2021.
UBTech Robotics Limited
UBTech is an artificial intelligence (“AI“) and humanoid robotics company. UBTech has grown its worldwide research, design, development, manufacturing, sales, and marketing capabilities to successfully launch an entire portfolio of robots, including consumer humanoid robots, enterprise service robots, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics skill-building robots for kids at home and in the classroom. On 25 June 2020, KinderWorld Vietnam JSC signed an agreement with UBTech to acquire STEM equipment and education programmes for our Singapore International School campuses.