FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
We have outlined below some common questions from current and prospective parents. If you still have a question that is not answered here, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at +65 6715-5373.
The Winstedt School utilises the globally-recognised, British curriculum which has been adapted for our international school population.
In Early Years and Junior School, we use Edexcel for the core subjects of Maths and Literacy, as well as Science. The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is used to connect cross-disciplinary topics through different themed units. Lessons are delivered using multi-sensory and differentiated teaching approaches to allow students with diverse learning profiles to make meaningful connections with the content.
The Middle and Senior Schools follow the Pearson Edexcel UK Curriculum through Key Stage 4 in the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities) and take ‘Elective’ subjects, or non-core subjects, designed to meet the needs of each cohort of students.
All students at Winstedt have weekly foreign language lessons of their choice unless a child has been specifically exempted by the School.
Winstedt’s language and culture programme is aimed at cultivating a global mindset for our students. The programme allows the students opportunities to develop and practice empathy to respect people from different cultures and build intercultural relationships.
Winstedt does not offer a bilingual programme at this time.
Like most international schools in Singapore, The Winstedt School follows a North American academic calendar with classes beginning in mid-August and ending in Mid-June.
There are 2-week term breaks in March and October and a month break in December. For more details on the school calendar, please visit our calendar page.
Winstedt delivers a globally-recognised, British curriculum. While all international curricula around the world will vary slightly in method and delivery, they remain relatively consistent in core concepts covered. Students transfer into Winstedt from different academic systems and out of Winstedt into other curricula and school types without any issues.
Winstedt parents will receive a thorough academic report at the end of each semester outlining the milestones for that term along with the child’s progress in each area. And we also prepare specific reference letters as needed for transferring to other schools.
The Winstedt school culture places explicit emphasis on kindness and inclusion which is supported by our very low student-teacher ratio and integrated learning support model.
Some of our students have previously been bullied at other schools so they bring with them an understanding of what it feels like to be left out. As a result, the level of understanding and inclusion among the students is heightened which results in a culture of genuine support and compassion for classmates.
Additionally, our pastoral care specialists are timetabled into classes across the School to work with students on personal, social, and emotional skills development.
While the school has not yet had any instances of bullying, should it occur, we have a standard operating procedure in place to address the situation in a timely manner with the involved parties.
Winstedt strives to prepare students for the digital world, while limiting screen time to specific academic purposes. All students from Year 4 and above are required to bring a laptop to school. Laptops are only to be used when explicitly instructed by the teacher for a specific academic purpose. Teachers will help students develop technology navigation and basic usage skills including the Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite and relevant academic applications. Additionally, students will take a weekly Information and Communication Technology (ICT) class where they are exposed to coding, cloud resources, and other relevant computer-based skills.
Laptops are not to be used before and after school, or during recess.
Additionally, students below year 4 are introduced to technology through specific academic applications on school iPads.
Classrooms at Winstedt are equipped with interactive, SMART boards which provide enhanced opportunities for multi-sensory instruction and further exposure to technology.
Visit our Technology page for more details.
Winstedt is fortunate to have very active and supportive parents who contribute their time and energy in a variety of ways.
Our dedicated Parent League organises school-wide events and activities through the year. Room Parents support communication between the school and other parents of children in that class. Some parents volunteer their time regularly to help in the library or art room. And most families participate in our large school events.
For more details, visit our Parent League page.
Are student assessment performance outcomes available?
Due to the sensitivity of the data, as this information includes students’ details, parents can approach the Head of Senior School for a personal sharing session on the student assessment performance outcome benchmarking report.
Due to the sensitivity of the data as it includes student’s information, parents can approach the Principal or Head of Department for a personal sharing session on the student graduate and performance outcome benchmarking report.
The Winstedt School was initially founded as a Kindergarten in 2008 with 3 students to today at 160-170. We continue to grow year on year. At the end of each academic year, we have added another grade level for our students to progress into.
As of the 2020-2021 academic year, the School offered up to Year 11. We are pleased to share that in the 2021-2022 academic year Winstedt is offering up to Year 13. We will soon have our first batch of graduates and will be able to share more information then.
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