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What Makes Invictus Stand Out?
Invictus is an innovative global school established by accomplished entrepreneurs, including Shuhei Morofuji, John Fearon, and Dr. Mark Hon. Invictus focuses on holistic education and character development with an emphasis on leadership, multilingualism, technology, and highly effective Singapore Mathematics.
How Does It Differ from Larger Schools?
We operate as a distinct educational institution, prioritizing top-tier education over extravagant extras. Our approach hinges on inventive
models and facilities designed to maintain affordable tuition costs.
Outdoor Recreational Space?
Our recently established Dempsey Hill campus features an outdoor playground and swimming pool for recreational activities.
What's the Homework Approach at Invictus?
Our philosophy regarding homework is centered on extending concepts, fostering connections, and honing skills rather than mere "busy work."
The volume of homework assigned to students differs depending on their year group and age. For specific information, please consult the parent
a. We use the International Primary Curriculum developed by the Shell corporation to streamline their schools world-wide. It is based on the UK national curriculum and has the added benefit of the global mindedness which is key to raising global citizens.
Both IPC and IB are inquiry based learning however the IPC sets the learning goals while the IB allows each school to decided their own learning goals. This can lead to varying degrees of a quality education. Since the IPC is standardized any school your child attends later can easily go online to find the learning goals covered. It is also multidisciplinary rather transdisciplinary which means only subjects that are naturally fit into a theme are used rather than forcing every subject to be in every unit.
b. We supplement the IPC with Jolly Phonics a UK based phonics based program. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centered approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve.
c. We use the Singapore Maths - Singapore math is a teaching method based on the national mathematics curriculum used for kindergarten through sixth grade. The term was originally coined in the United States to describe an approach, originally developed in Singapore, to teaching students to learn and master fewer mathematical concepts at greater detail as well as having them learn these concepts using a three-step learning process. The three steps are: concrete, pictorial, and abstract. In the concrete step, students engage in hands-on learning experiences using concrete objects such as chips, dice, or paper clips. This is followed by drawing pictorial representations of mathematical concepts. In the lower grades, we focus mostly on the first two stages. Students then solve mathematical problems in an abstract way by using numbers and symbols.
Is a foreign language available?
As part of our curriculum, we provide Mandarin language instruction three times a week, led by specialized teachers. Students who wish to further enhance their Mandarin language skills are encouraged to participate in our advanced Mandarin Co-Curricular Activity (CCA).
Will you offer more languages?
No we will not be offering more languages during the school day, as specialist teacher would raise the cost of tuition. However, we may consider language enrichment classes if there is sufficient interest.
What's the Role of Music and Art at Invictus?
Both Music and Art are an integral part of our curriculum and are instructed by dedicated specialist teachers.
What does my child eat for lunch and snack?
Invictus does not have cafeterias on campuses. Hence children will need to bring a packed lunch from home. Alternatively, you can opt for a hot lunch to be delivered to your child at school by contacting Victus Catering.
Children will also be required to bring a healthy snack in everyday for their morning break time.
Do note that Invictus is a NUT-FREE school as we do have students who have life-threatening allergies.
What Are the After-School Activity Options?
Invictus International School provides a range of after-school activities ECA's) from 3 pm to 4 pm. These activities may vary by term. Some examples of CCAs include Phonics, Akido, Botany, Advanced Mandarin, Gymnastics, Dance, Yoga, Swimming, Pottery, Sports, and Creative Writing.
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What Is the Classroom Student-Teacher Ratio?
In every classroom, we maintain a maximum of 25 students per class. In Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) we provide a teaching assistant per class.
How Can I Observe and Participate in My Child's Educational Progress?
At Invictus International School, we employ an open and transparent reporting system that actively involves parents in their child's educational journey. We utilize modern IT systems, including our "Parents App"; which provides real-time updates on your child's learning and well-being. Additionally, we issue termly academic reports and extend invitations to parents for our Parent-Teacher conferences. We strongly encourage parental engagement in supporting their child's learning path. Our Wellbeing program is designed not only for your child but also for the entire Invictus community, with special events designed to foster collaboration and bring everyone together.
What Is the Purpose and Significance of the Pre-Admissions Assessment?
The pre-admissions assessment serves a crucial role in obtaining a precise understanding of each student's learning requirements as they join our school. This assessment aligns with our Cambridge Primary Curriculum and enables us to gain insights into areas of proficiency that can be further extended, as well as areas where additional support is needed. Following the assessment, the Principal or Deputy Principal will provide a comprehensive explanation to parents, outlining the identified strengths and areas of improvement.
Where Do Your Teachers Hail From?
Our teaching staff hails from diverse corners of the globe, having obtained their education from English-medium universities. The majority, if not all, bring with them a wealth of teaching experience, having previously worked in international schools before becoming part of the Invictus team. To ensure that our educational approach remains engaging and tailored to each student's unique requirements, all our educators undergo extensive and ongoing professional development.
School currently starts at 8:30 and ends at 3:00.
We have a school uniform. It consists of a navy-blue polo with the school crest, grey shorts or skort with school name. Children are required to wear closed toes shoes always. Flip-flops, Crocs and sandals are not acceptable. Black tennis shoes are preferred and required on photo days and official school events with white socks. We will be working with Lim's Uniform. You can get in touch with them at email@example.com or at +65 64683655.