This blog is created for the benefits of foreign students seeking information on the education opportunities in Singapore. Students, parents, schools and service providers are also encouraged to share their views, information and experience on schools, accommodation and related services and activities to help those who are seeking assistance in these matters.Inset photo is ACS (Ind) Secondary School complex.
8 min SBS Bus No 70 & 86 to Yio Chu Kang Station
10 min SBS Bus No 86 to Ang Mo Kio Hub
10 min SBS Bus No 70 to Serangoon MRT Station
12 min SBS Bus No 86 & 163 to Seng Kang Station
15 min SMRT Bus No 854 to Yishun North Point
A 3-story semi-detached house
with 6 big bedrooms & a maid's room. Spacious front, side and back gardens.
BBQ pit, spacious upstairs & downstairs living rooms, dining room, dry and
wet kitchens. All bedrooms fitted with air conditioner, attached bathroom,
individual bed and writing desk, individual wardrobe with lockable drawers,
bedside table and study lamp.
For more information, please
Mr Yio Eng Chiang - Telephone: 96433676 or 64821066; Email:
A $300m international school, The Stamford American International School, is officially opened today. It provides American education leading to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and education for children from 2 to 15 year olds.
Stamford aims to be the “leading American international school in Singapore”. There is no conflict with the established Singapore American School which serves expatriates. It just adds to the extensive range of international schools available for expat children in the island.
Tuition fees are in the region of $12,620 for a half-day nursery class, and secondary school education costs at least $31,000. “English as an Additional Language” costs $5,000 a year.
The school is located in Upper Serangoon near to the Woodleigh MRT station.
‘Private schools will be banned form using misleading advertising claims such as “guaranteed success in life” under a new code released yesterday.’ This about sums up the new initiative of the Council for Private Education(CPE).
Private schools that used to glorify their abilities with big claims and achievements will no longer be allowed to do so under the new regulation on private education in the island. Advertisements have to be truthful, claims have to be substantiated, be fair to other education providers, observe social values and maintain integrity and responsibility without attempts to exploit fears and concerns of prospective students.
According to the CPE’s CEO, Henry Heng, ‘Ultimately, our aim is to ensure that students and prospective students are given accurate information upon which they can make informed decisions.’
The latest development is good for the industry and students can feel better now that the CPE is taking proactive actions to restrain the excessive freedom of private schools in their advertising for students. What is unfortunate is that as educators, they should be more circumscribed and avoid such measures taken by the CPE. Private schools have a big responsibility in not only education per se but also in the imparting of good values and social responsibilities to their students through their good conduct and business practices.
Encouraged by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), the Association, ACIS(S), was formed on March 2005 to serve the needs of the international students consulting service industry, setting the industrial standard for student recruiting companies/agents, and to contribute in promoting Singapore Education thereby helping Singapore Government's effort in establishing Singapore as a world class education hub. It is to be the link between the international students, schools, related education institutions, local and overseas agents, and Government's agencies. Besides setting industrial standard for its members through a set of stringent code of practice, the main objectives of ACIS(S) is also to promote and protect its members’ interests, the education providers, the students, and the overall reputation of Singapore as a quality education centre, thus complementing our Government’s effort in building Singapore as a world class education hub.
Members of ACIS(S) are individual agents, companies and organisations engaged in activities related to overseas students studying in Singapore. While working towards these objectives, ACIS(S) members are expected to abide by its Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Practice. These define a minimum standard and quality of service as expected of their respective professions. Towards this end, the Association has been strongly advocating the need for its members to have a thorough professional knowledge of the Singapore education, the Private Education Institutions (PEIs) that they are representing, private education regulatory body, private education regulations, EduTrust, Student Pass application requirements and procedures, the living condition and accommodation range in Singapore. ACIS(S) has a training package to train our members and local and overseas non-member agents on all of the above.
Over the years, ACIS(S) has been actively pursuing closer working relationship and collaboration with government agencies such as STB (please refer to www.stb.gov.sg), the Council for Private Education (CPE, a Government's regulatory body for private education, please refer to www.cpe.org.sg), International Enterprise Singapore, SPRING Singapore, Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) and the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE), and non-government associations such as the Association of Private Schools and Colleges (APSC) (please refer to www.apsc.org.sg), and other similar student agents association overseas. We have been working closely with the APSC in organising joint Singapore Education Seminars and Fairs overseas. and one such Fair was held in early September this year in Phnom Penh. The aim of the Fair is to generate businesses and networking for members, EduTrust certified PEIs in Singapore and overseas education institutions and student agents.
All local and international consultants in the education industry can contact Mr Yio Eng Chiang, President of ACISS, for more information on the Association or on Singapore education at 96433676.
Organised by: Association of Private Schools and Colleges, APSC. ACISS, the Association of Consultants for International Students(Singapore) is the organising consultant for this fair.
Cambodia Education Mission and Exhibition
9 - 12 May 2012
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Closing Date for Registration: 2nd April 2012
All PEIs and Singapore education institutions are encouraged to participate in this fair to market themselves to their Cambodia counterparts. The fair will also offer a good opportunity to meet the major Cambodian education specialists and govt officials to establish business ties.
Places are limited and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis.
For enquiries, please contact the Secretariat at:
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Seeto Kin Meng
Tel : +65 6370 8842
Email : email@example.com
SGD $3,450.00 per delegate (APSC Member)
SGD $3,850.00 per delegate (Non-APSC Member)
(Payment accepted in Singapore Dollars Only)
· Invitation to Cocktail Reception-cum-Networking on 11 May 2012
· Airport/Land Transfer
· Hotel Accommodation for 4 days/3nights
· Hiring of exhibition hall and booth
· Buffet Lunch on 10th and 12thMay 2012
· Engagement of interpreters
Term and Condition:
1. Open to all Singapore EduTrusted private education institutes (PEI)
2. Open to Association of Private Schools and Colleges (APSC) Singapore
The tentative itinerary for 4 days Mission and Exhibition in Phnom Penh,
(SIN–PNH–SIN, 9 – 12 May 2012) is as follows:
DAY TO DAY ITINREARY
Date/Time Activities Comments
9 May (Wed)
0700 Assemble for group check-in For group check-in only
0815 Depart SIN to Phnom Penh, Cambodia For groups flying via
0930 Arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Transfer to Hotel
1030 Hotel Check-in Sunway Hotel
1130 - 1200 Assemble at lobby for event briefing
1200 - 1700 Free & Easy
Date/Time Activities Comments
10 May (Thu)
0830 Assemble at Grand Wat Phnom Sunway
Hotel Exhibition Hall (2nd Floor)
0900 Introduction for Face-to Face Dialogue
between participating PEIs and invited PEIs
0930 – 1200 Face-to Face Dialogue between participating
PEIs and invited PEIs from Cambodia
1200 – 1300 Lunch
1300 – 1700 Own follow-up arrangement
Date/Time Activities Comments
11 May (Fri)
0900 – 1700 Own follow-up arrangement
1700 – 1730 Return to hotel
1730 – 1800 Assemble at Grand Wat Phnom Sunway
Hotel 2nd Floor
1800 Opening Ceremony – Grand Wat Phnom Sunway Hotel
1830 – 1900 Pre-dinner cocktail
1900 Dinner – Grand Mekong Sunway Hotel
Date/Time Activities Comments
12 May (Sat)
0730 Hotel Check-out
0745 Assemble at Grand Wat Phnom Sunway Hotel
0800 - 1600 Exhibition – Grand Wat Phnom
1600 - 1615 End of exhibition Closing booth – End of
1630 Depart to airport
1810 - 2110 Depart Phnom Penh to Singapore
2110 Arrive @ Singapore Changi Airport
The above proposed schedule and itinerary is subject to change without prior
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