It is my privilege to be leading the community at GEMS World Academy (Singapore).
After working in education for over 30 years, across four continents, it is a pleasure to be working in this vibrant and exciting educational environment.
We have an extremely dedicated team of teachers and support staff who are highly motivated and engaged in supporting the development of our children. Our staff are committed to our mission, which is to provide outstanding learning opportunities, through an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement.
To achieve this mission it is the responsibility of all our teachers to ensure that students at GEMS (Singapore) receive the individualised attention necessary so that each child can achieve their best. The teachers at this school are all highly qualified professionals who are expected to lead by example and embrace the responsibility of guiding the development of children and young adults. It is my belief that an effective partnership between teachers, students and parents is what makes a successful educational experience.
Parents are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways in the life of our school. We have an active parent association as well as an extensive parent workshop programme, which includes topics related to the well-being and development of children.
I personally encourage all parents to be active members of our GEMS (Singapore) community and engage regularly with teachers and school leaders regarding the development of their children.
GEMS World Academy (Singapore) is part of the larger network of GEMS Education. The GEMS network extends across 13 countries and reaches more than 250 000 students. Built by the son of two teachers, GEMS Education has grown into one of the most highly respected and successful education groups in the world by focussing on exceptional educators.
At GEMS children learn to develop every facet of themselves, so they can shine in any part of the world. Our four core values are Global Citizenship, Pursuing Excellence, Growing by learning and Leading through innovation.
Our school is the is the first and only school in Singapore to offer all four International Baccalaureate Programmes (IB).
The Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP) are focussed on student-led enquiry-based learning which provides children with, not only, the academic foundations but also the skill set required to be effective and adaptable in any facet of their future life.
In addition to the MYP, secondary school students in Grade 9 & 10 complete the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16-year-olds.
The students in Grade 11 & 12 undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP) which is a highly regarded qualification recognised and accepted by many of the top universities around the world. In addition, international benchmark testing provides data for the improvement of academic performance.
We also offer students an alternative pathway into the university through studying the IB Career-Related Programme (CP). The IBCP incorporates the vision and educational principles of the IB within a stand-out programme specifically developed for students who want greater career-related learning.
The world-class facilities at GEMS World Academy (Singapore) provide a rich environment for stimulating young minds. Approaches to teaching and learning are enhanced by the exceptional sports, arts and technology resources.
A centre for innovation and entrepreneurship provides an amazing opportunity for students at GEMS (Singapore) to be at the cutting edge of technological developments as they happen.
I am proud to be a member of this school community and am confident that the educational experience at GEMS (Singapore) caters for all dimensions of a child’s intellectual, social and physical well being while also fostering their individual talents.
Our school is a truly international environment in which each student has the opportunity to excel while making significant and valued contributions to their local community as well as the wider world in which we all live.
Head of School