Frequently Asked Questions – Tampines

Frequently Asked Questions

Tampines Campus

  1. What is your Middleton school calendar schedule?

Middleton International School follows a January to December schedule.

  1. What levels do you offer at your Tampines branch?

Our Tampines branch offers from Nursery 2 to Grade 12. However, we are pending CPE approval for Grade 7 to 12 to commence in progressive phases, starting from 2019 onwards.

  1. What is the age level placement?
The year they turn Year Level Entry
4 years old Nursery 2
5 years old Kindergarten 1
6 years old Kindergarten 2
7 years old Grade 1
8 years old Grade 2
9 years old Grade 3
10 years old Grade 4
11 years old Grade 5
12 years old Grade 6
  1. What is the class size for each grade level?

Nursery 2: maximum 22 students

Kindergarten 1 and 2: maximum 25 students

Grade 1 and above: maximum 28 students

  1. How many classes are there for each level?

There will be a maximum of 4 classes per level. However, we will be opening up to maximum of 6 classes for Grade 1 (2019 intake) due to overwhelming demand for this level.

  1. How many teachers are there in each class? 

Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2: 1 homeroom teacher and 1 teaching assistant

Grade 1 onwards: 1 homeroom teacher only

  1. What are the regular school hours?

Our regular school hours are from 9:00am to 3:30pm for all levels.

  1. What curriculums are you offering at Middleton Tampines?

We offer the following curriculums as per below:

Early Years – Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2

We offer a unique blend of Reggio inspired Inquire-Think-Learn curriculum of Etonhouse along with a formalized skills-based approach for Primary School readiness. The play-based ITL curriculum allows children to inquire into subject areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, arts and personal, physical and social education through inquiry.

Primary School Years – Grade 1 to 5

The Middleton Primary Curriculum is academically rigorous and inspired by the high standards of Singapore MOE-inspired Mathematics and the Key Stages (UK curriculum) for English, Science and Humanities. The Programme is delivered in the context of the units of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject for personal learning and international-mindedness.

Middle School Years – Grade 6 to 10

The Middleton School Curriculum for Grades 6 to 8 is specifically designed as a gateway, linking the in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding developed in the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) to those in the intensive IGCSE Programme undertaken in Grades 9 and 10.

High School Years – Grade 11 to 12

Middleton International School will offer a rigorous high school curriculum which is the Cambridge International Advanced Level qualifications that prepares learners for university study and is well recognized as a rigorous pathway that prepares students for life in a globalised world.

We are still pending regulatory approval to commence Grade 8 to 12. These classes will commence from 2019 onwards in phases. If you are keen to sign up for (Grade 7 to 12) for your child, you can download the registration form here and send in the completed form to [email protected]

  1. What are the backgrounds of your educators?

We do have a good mix of educators from diverse and international backgrounds. They are experienced and professionally qualified educators from Singapore, UK, USA, India, Australia, China etc. Most of our educators have an average of at least 2 to 5 years of teaching experience.

  1. Do you have separate teachers for some of the lessons?

There are specialist teachers for Physical Education (PE), Art and Additional Language lessons.

  1. Does the school offer Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA)?

Middleton offers various interesting and engaging ECA options for our students such as Neuro-ceramics, Cricket, Soccer, Yoga, Lego Robotics, Dance & Stretch, and Chinese Calligraphy etc.

Every student (K2 and above) is entitled to one free internal ECA.

There are also external ECA options, which are optional and payable at an additional cost of $200-500 per term.

  1. My child has no/ minimal English background. Do you provide any support for English Language?

All students will be assessed by their English teacher for their English proficiency level during the first few weeks of school. If your child is identified to require additional support in English, he/she will be required to undertake English Additional Language (EAL) Programme.

The duration that your child is required to undertake EAL Programme will depend on the learning ability/ pace of your child. EAL comes with an additional cost of $321 per term.

  1. Does the school provide school meals?

Middleton offers school meal subscription at an additional cost of $25 per week. School meal subscription is charged on a term-ly basis.

For example, school meal charges will be $250 for a 10-week term.
School meal includes daily morning tea break and lunch prepared by our in-house chefs.

  1. Does the school offer any additional language?

Our Tampines branch offers additional languages in Chinese or Hindi at an extra cost of $1,070 per term. Additional language is optional and it is conducted within the school hours.

For students who are not taking additional language, they will have to go for supervised self-study period.

  1. Is there any entrance assessment?

No entrance assessment is required, unless the school report provided is an insufficient indicator of your child’s performance.

  1. My child is a student pass/ long-term visit pass holder. Does Middleton accept student pass/ long-term visit pass holders?

Middleton is not edutrust-certified; hence we cannot accept student pass and long term visit pass holders at present.

We aim to be edutrust-certified in 2nd quarter of 2019. Please check back with us for edutrust certification in 2019.

  1. What is the registration fee?

Registration fee is a one-time and non-refundable fee of $1,070 (inclusive of GST).

  1. Does the school provide school bus service?

Zheng Xing Yun Bus Service is our appointed school bus vendor for Tampines branch. We provide school bus service to designated areas. Kindly contact our bus vendor at [email protected] for school bus enquiry.

 

 

 

 

 

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