Flying Cape — One-Stop Tuition & Enrichment Classes
Giveaways | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12)

Flying Cape — One-Stop Tuition & Enrichment Classes

Are you looking for enrichment classes for your kids but cannot find the right fit between time, distance and class?  This is a common logistics problem for many parents, especially if there are multiple kids of varying ages in the family. On top of that, there is the troublesome and often tedious task of cold-calling…

Common DSA Questions Asked In Interviews
DSA | Engaging Parents | Primary (7 - 12)

Common DSA Questions Asked In Interviews

You helped your child applied for DSA (Direct School Admission) and you are jumping with joy when your child receives an invitation from the school to go for an interview. Good interview performance plays an important role in clinching a place in the coveted school. Preparation is key to acing the interview. First, read up on the desired school…

Direct School Admission: Application Tips & General Guidelines
DSA | Primary (7 - 12)

Direct School Admission: Application Tips & General Guidelines

Entering TOP secondary schools is still a priority for parents and many students. But with the aggregate scores of these secondary schools going off the charts, entry via the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results is extremely risky. DSA (direct school admissions) offers an attractive alternative to gain admissions into these top schools without the insane…

Direct School Admission — Is It As Sweet As It Sounds?
DSA | Primary (7 - 12)

Direct School Admission — Is It As Sweet As It Sounds?

Almost everyone is applying for DSA or grooming their child for it. What is DSA and is it the right choice for your child? As my son prepares for the national Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), I find myself floundering in other acronyms: DSA, IP, and IB. Let’s deal with the first acronym: DSA or Direct School Admissions….

20 Ways To Get Our Kids To Think — Join The Current (Giveaway)
Giveaways | Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17)

20 Ways To Get Our Kids To Think — Join The Current (Giveaway)

Should children aged 10 to 14 be introduced to the current affairs? Are they ready to be exposed to the grimmer side of the world? Are we parents prepared to have our pre-teens moulded in their thought process? That’s food for thought… Like medicine, I think we should introduce our children to what is happening around the world…

Project Breakthrough — A New Science Initiative For 9 to 11 year olds
Media Invite | Primary (7 - 12) | Relationships | Secondary (13 - 17)

Project Breakthrough — A New Science Initiative For 9 to 11 year olds

Earlier this week, we were invited to witness the premiere launch of Project Breakthrough at the Science Centre Singapore. The carrot that got me interested to attend was this sentence: “Project Breakthrough is a new learning initiative that features various educational sessions and facility visits and aims to spark interest and passion in modern science and technology…

History Is Exciting Again – NMS Reopens Permanent Galleries
Engaging Parents | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17)

History Is Exciting Again – NMS Reopens Permanent Galleries

Media Invite The National Museum of Singapore re-opens its permanent galleries to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 19 & 20 September with a Opening Weekend Carnival! Everyone is invited. There will be NO admission fees this weekend! I had a sneak peak into the revamped Permanent Galleries to see what’s new… The permanent galleries…

Fun For Free In Singapore: NEWater Visitor Centre
Fun With Kids | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12) | Reviews by Us

Fun For Free In Singapore: NEWater Visitor Centre

A couple of weeks ago, I went on a class trip with my daughter to the NEWater Visitor Center. I did not know that this visitor center is open to the public and best of all, admission is completely free; you just need to book online for your tour. Aside from the another free and “air-condition”…

Science Bob WOWs Singapore Kids In X-periment!
Fun With Kids | Media Invite | Primary (7 - 12)

Science Bob WOWs Singapore Kids In X-periment!

Science Bob is the reason we are at the Singapore Science Festival 2015! He explains science and its theories in such an interesting manner that even I, who glazed over whenever someone explains anything scientific to me was mesmerized. Below Science Bob shares about Pluto… The kids were first introduced to Science Bob on the hit American…

Review: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Earlier Mona Lisa Exhibition
Fun With Kids | Primary (7 - 12)

Review: Leonardo Da Vinci’s Earlier Mona Lisa Exhibition

Who was that mysterious woman with the whimsical smile that captured the imaginations of millions for centuries? SHE needs no introduction. She is MONA LISA. A friend kindly offered us some complimentary tickets to catch the tail-end of the Leonardo Da Vinci’s Earlier Mona Lisa exhibition, I jumped at the opportunity even though I was unsure if my…

8 Exam Stress Busters For Parents and Kids
Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17)

8 Exam Stress Busters For Parents and Kids

Exams are an inevitable part of our children’s lives. And so is the stress that comes with it. Therefore, developing a strategy to manage the exam period and teaching our kids to be resilient against exam stress are essential skills to empower them for life. Here are some strategies I have adopted that helps me get through…

Primary School: Top Schools To Volunteer Before P1 Registration
Primary (7 - 12) | Singapore Schools

Primary School: Top Schools To Volunteer Before P1 Registration

These are the most popular schools that parents volunteer with. Some will buy or rent homes within 1 or 2 km to their school of choice.  Others may volunteer if they are not former students of the school.  So, here’s a list of highly-demanded schools that parents volunteer in and the districts that the schools…

Elite Schools vs Neighborhood Schools – Are All Schools Equal?
Education | Primary (7 - 12) | Singapore Schools

Elite Schools vs Neighborhood Schools – Are All Schools Equal?

“Students in neighbourhood schools are happier and have better contacts than elite school,” claims a recent graduate who had studied in elite and neighbourhood schools. My first reaction was: What bollocks!! Kids in elite schools are just as happy, if not happier because of their accomplishments!!  They may experience more stress caused by the higher standards and expectations…