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    Typical Day

    at GEMS (Singapore)

    Typical Day

Preparing your child for success in further education and beyond

GEMS (Singapore) is the school of choice for many expatriate and local families seeking a balanced and enriching education for their children with unparalleled academic pathways, dynamic language programme and unique arts and sports opportunities.


 

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What does the typical day at GEMS (Singapore) look like?

A typical day at GEMS (Singapore) is filled with engaging, hands-on, experiential learning, developing students’ academic outcomes, nurturing core human values and building real-life skills.

Students are active participants in their own learning and they are inspired to question, experiment and engage with global challenges through inquiry, action and reflection.

Our experienced teachers design environments that are engaging, dynamic, nurturing and rich with creative learning opportunities.

The programme empowers your child to see knowledge as an interconnected whole and encourages them to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.

Morning Staff Supervision    8:10 - 8:45 am (in designated areas) 
Hallways/classrooms open    8:45 am 
Nursery, Pre-K and KG1 (Half-day)    8:45 am - 1:30 pm
KG 1 (Full-day) - Grade 12   8:45 am - 3:30 pm

 

The regular school week is Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend special events.

No students are allowed on campus before 8.10 am and after 5.00pm unless in an activity supervised by GEMS (Singapore) staff member.

Extra Curricular Activities (ECA’s) usually take place from 3:45 pm to 4.45 pm. Some special events, organizations and clubs or sports teams may extend longer. Parents will be notified of any extensions at the time of registration.

Half-Day Schedule

Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-09:00 Arrival, registration, temperature check
9:00-9:40 Circle Time & Free Play 
9:40-10:00 Morning snack 
10:00-10:30 Library Sensory Play Gross Motor Musiс & Movement/Drama  Sensory Play 
10:30-11:00 Indoor/Outdoor Centres Indoor/Outdoor Centres  Indoor/Outdoor Centres  Indoor/Outdoor Centres 
11:00 - 11:30 Learning Centres Learning Centres  Learning Centres  Learning Centres  Learning Centres 
11:30-12:00 Lunch    
12:00-12:30 Goodbye routines & dismissal 

 

Full-Day Schedule

Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-09:00 Arrival, registration, temperature check
9:00-9:40 Library (Borrowing) Circle Time & Free Play Circle Time & Free Play Circle Time & Free Play Circle Time & Free Play
9:40-10:00 Morning snack 
10:00-10:30 Outdoor Walk Sensory Play Gross Motor Musiс & Movement/Drama  Sensory Play 
10:30-11:00 Indoor/Outdoor Centres Indoor/Outdoor Centres  Indoor/Outdoor Centres  Wet Play 
11:00 - 11:30 Learning Centres Learning Centres  Learning Centres  Learning Centres 
11:30-12:00 Lunch    
12:00-12:30 Calm down/Diaper change/Naptime routine 
12:30 - 2:30 Naptime
2:30 - 3:00 Indoor/Outdoor Centres

Gross Motor (Indoor Play-room)

Indoor/Outdoor Centres 

Library (Reading)

Indoor/Outdoor Centres
3:00 - 3:30 Goodbye routines & dismissal 

 

Half-Day/Full-Day Schedule

Period

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:00-8:45

Playtime

8:45-9:00

Homeroom

9:00-9:15

 

Circle Time / Morning Routines

 

 

Chinese

 

 

Music

 

EY/PY Assembly

 

Chinese

 

9:15-9:30

9:30-9:45

Swimming

Circle Time / Morning Routines

Circle Time / Morning Routines

Circle Time / Morning Routines

9:45-10:00

10:00-10:15

Snack

10:15-10:30

10:30-10:45

Learning Centres

(UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

Learning Centres

(UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

Learning Centres

(UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

 

 

Morning Routines / Learning Centres

(UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

 

Learning Centres

(UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

10:45-11:00

11:00-11:15

Chinese

Chinese

11:15-11:30

11:30-11:45

Learning Centres

(UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

Library Chinese PE
11:45-12:00

12:00-12:15

12:15-12:30

Lunch

12:30-12:45

12:45-13:00

13:00-13:15

Storytime/Reflection/Goodbye routine for Half-Day children

13:15-13:30

13:30 - 13:45

Learning Centres (UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

13:45-14:00

14:00-14:15

Afternoon snack and playtime 

14:15-14:30
14:30 -14:45

Learning Centres (UOI / Language / Maths / Arts / Social Studies / Science / PSPE)

14:45-15:00

15:00-15:15


Storytime/Reflection/Goodbye routine for Full-Day children

 

 

15:15-15:30

 

Period

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8:45 - 9:00

Homeroom

9:00 - 9:15

Inquiry - Mathematics

Inquiry - Mathematics

Inquiry - Mathematics

EY/PY Assembly

Inquiry - Mathematics

9:15 - 9:30

9:30 - 9:45

Inquiry - Mathematics

9:45 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:15

Break

10:15-10:30

10:30 - 10:45

Inquiry - Language Arts

Language Acquisition

Inquiry - Language Arts

Inquiry - Language Arts

Inquiry - Language Arts

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:15

11:15 - 11:30

Inquiry - Language Arts

Language Acquisition

11:30 - 11:45

Unit of Inquiry

Unit of Inquiry

Unit of Inquiry

11:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:15

12:15-12:30

Lunch

12:30-12:45
12:45-13:00

13:00 - 13:15

PE

Music

Unit of Inquiry

Swimming

 

Language Aquisition 

13:15 - 13:30

13:30 - 13:45

13:45 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:15

Snack

14:15 - 14:30

Language Aquisition 

Inquiry - Language Arts

Art

Unit of Inquiry

Library

14:30 - 14:45

14:45 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:15

Reading focus, pack up, reflections

15:15 - 15:30

 

 

8:45-9.00

9:05-9:55

10:00-10:50

10:50-11:10

11:10-12:00

12:05-12:55

12:55-13:45

13:45-14:35

14:40-15:30

Day1

Homeroom

Mathematics

English Language & Literature

Break

Music

PE

Lunch

Individuals & Societies

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL)

Day2

Design

Sciences

English Language & Literature

Individuals & Societies

Mathematics

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL)

Day3

Mathematics

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL)

Homeroom

PE

Design

Day4

Music

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL)

Mathematics

Drama

Design

English Language & Literature

Day5

Sciences

English Language & Literature

PE

Design

Individuals & Societies

Visual Arts

Day6

Sciences

PE

English Language & Literature

Individuals & Societies

Day7

Sciences

Mathematics

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL)

Individuals & Societies

Visual Arts

Drama

 

 

8:45- 9:00

9:05-9:55

10:00-10:50

10:50-11:10

11:10-12:00

12:05-12:55

12:55-13:45

13:45-14:35

14:40-15:30

Day1

Homeroom

English Language & Literature

PE

Break

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL )

Sciences

Lunch

Mathematics

Day2

PE

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL )

Sciences

English Language & Literature

Electives: Visual Arts/Drama/Music

 

Day3

Mathematics

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL )

Homeroom

Design

PE

Day4

English Language & Literature

Individuals & Societies

Mathematics

Sciences

Design

Day5

PE

Sciences

Mathematics

Electives: Visual Arts/Drama/Music

Individuals & Societies

Visual Arts

Day6

Sciences

PE

Design

Second Language ( French / Mandarin / Spanish / EAL )

Day7

PE

Sciences

Individuals & Societies

English Language & Literature

 

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

 

8:45-9:00

Homeroom

9:05-9:55

English A Language & Literature

Study period

Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Study period

Theory of Knowledge

Psychology

Study period

10:00-10:50

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

MathAnalys

Theory of Knowledge

Study period

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

MathAnalys

Study period

Psychology

Psychology

10:50-11:10

Break

 

11:10-12:00

Study period

Spanish B

Homeroom

Theory of Knowledge

Study period

Spanish B

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

MathAnalys

12:05-12:55

Psychology

Spanish B

Business Management

English A Language & Literature

English A Language & Literature

Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

MathAnalys

12:55-13:45

Lunch

Lunch / HL

13:05-13:45

Study period

Study period

English A Language & Literature

Study period

Study period

Study period

Business Management

13:45- 14:35

Spanish B

Business Management

Theory of Knowledge

Business Management

Spanish B

English A Language & Literature

Environmental Systems & Societies SL

14:40-15:30

Environmental Systems & Societies SL

Business Management

Study period

Spanish B

Business Management

English A Language & Literature

Study period

 

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