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GEMS World Academy (Singapore) Parent Newsletter
May 2014
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Welcome to GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Preparing this generation of students with the academic skill-set to tackle tomorrow’s careers
Welcome <firstname>,

People have already commented on the new GWA faculty being recognized for its energy and passion for education. It has been appropriately acknowledged for early commitment to best practice in teaching and learning for all students. Exceptional educators do make exceptional things happen in a school. Commencing with this and future newsletters I introduce our teaching faculty through their shared professional biographies.

What we have done for Singapore is the good practice we ensure at all of the GWA sister schools (Dubai/Etoy/Chicago). We bring together a team of the best practicing expatriate educators with expertise and training in I.B., enriched by research in differentiation and established core values. Student-centeredness is a standard. A holistic approach to student needs and achievement is our priority. Certified teaching success and experience is essential to make this happen.

GWA (Singapore) is in the ‘student-business’. Students and their education is truly our only business. This school celebrates multi-diversity, respects and understands the needs of the individual, engages students with choices and opportunities to pursue special interests. This is a school where exceptional teachers recognize and reward exceptional students for a variety of achievements and successes.

See it! Believe it! -- Open House and Student Orientation is September 1 and 2, 2014.

Educationally yours,
Dan E. Young
Founding Head of School/CEO
Register Your Child Now
Registrations are open for students from Pre-K – Grade 8, and will expand to include Grades 9 and 10 in 2015, with Grade 12 in place for 2017.
The GWA-Singapore Advantage  
The GWA-Singapore Advantage
The question we, at GEMS World Academy (Singapore), are frequently asked is ‘what is the advantage of belonging to a global network of schools?’ From an education perspective the answer is straight forward. In order to ensure it delivers global best practice in the field of education across all schools, no matter the curriculum we have made a conscious decision to employ educators from around the world that are the very best in their specialty.
The Expert Parent Series  
The Expert Parent Series
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) has a strong commitment to empower parenting by providing access to leading educational experts, so that parents have access to current information and practical tools to best support their children. As part of this, GWAS is hosting an educational speaker series designed to enhance parental engagement in children’s learning. The speaker series, which has been open to the Singapore community, has featured some of GEMS Educations finest educators. Held at The Raffles Club the series has been well- attended, with parents taking the opportunity to ask the highly-regarded educational speakers many thought provoking questions.
GWA (Singapore) receives BCA Green Mark Award  
GWA (Singapore) receives BCA Green Mark Award
The team behind the design and development of the world-leading education facilities of GEMS World Academy (Singapore) were delighted to obtain industry recognition for their efforts in creating the campus for GWA (Singapore).

The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) awards the building industry’s most outstanding builders, developers, architects and engineers, and recognize their contribution towards shaping an environmentally-friendly and sustainable building environment in Singapore.
Meet our Teachers: Neil and Lynn White
Neil White  
Neil White: MYP Coordinator; Secondary Science/ Mathematics teacher
Neil White joins GEMS World Academy (Singapore) as MYP Coordinator, as well as teacher of Science and Mathematics. Neil brings with him 15 years international teaching experience, balanced across class, management and leadership positions. Neil has taught in the United States, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.
Lynn White  
Lynn White: Elementary School teacher
Lynn White joins GEMS World Academy (Singapore) with 19 years international teaching experience. Prior to moving overseas to pursue an extensive international teaching career in Asia and the Middle East, Lynn represented Scotland in Judo, as well as being a prolific winner at national level as a dancer and choreographer.
Parental Engagement
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GWA Mission Statement The Academy promotes inquiring, knowledgeable, reflective, and caring learners who develop personal skills to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Reflected in a variety of defined outcomes and assessments, our divisional I.B. programs support students to become compassionate, lifelong, and actively involved learners who recognize the differences among people and will contribute to a better future global society.
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