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Get ready for school year with SCIA

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SCIA strives to bring quality Singaporean education to the growing student population in the Kingdom. Supplied

Get ready for school year with SCIA

Singapore (Cambodia) International Academy (SCIA) strives to bring high-quality Singaporean education to the heart of Phnom Penh.

To achieve this, SCIA conscientiously implements the best practices that contribute to the success of the Singapore education system.

One key success factor lies in taking a long-term and holistic view of every child’s education.

This involves building an ecosystem in which parents, students and the school work closely together.

SCIA teachers partner with parents to plan out students’ educational journey, prepare them well for each phase of study and ensure they are poised to progress to their choice of universities and careers.

The partnership to nurture every child applies even beyond the campus, outside of the school term.

During summer holidays, it is crucial to get ready for the new academic year.

Returning to campus can be challenging for students who have become accustomed to staying at home, especially with the Covid-19 schools closure.

Here are a few suggestions SCIA would like to share so that your children are empowered and progress to their choice pathways after planning ahead and preparing well together.

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SCIA conducts numerous informative seminars for parents and students. Supplied

Plan ahead: Begin with the end in mind. Guide your children to set SMART – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely – goals and map out their journey for the year. The goals should be holistic – as well as academic grades, include milestones for personal growth and character development. Planning goals together will keep your child motivated and provide opportunities for spending quality time together.

SMART goals give your child extra motivation to persevere when things get tough. They will also feel a sense of accomplishment when their goals are achieved.

Prepare well: With goals in place, it is time for action. Before the new term, make sure your children have all their learning materials ready. Set up a study corner at home and develop a routine, and start getting into it at least two weeks before the term starts.

Students transiting to new schools need to familiarise themselves with their new environment and teachers if at all possible.

Lifelong learning is essential. Students should enrol in extra courses to expand their knowledge and skill sets, enriching themselves further.

Parents can broaden their understanding by attending parenting seminars and reading the relevant books.

Be poised to progress to choice pathways: Summer break is a good time to reflect, recharge and discover one’s passions.

This is especially relevant to high school students, who are at the stage of needing to think about their future university and career paths.

SCIA’s academic staff have been working closely with students in their process of self-discovery and informing them of the options available for academic progression.

The institute uses the “3D4L” – Three Ds for Learning” – approach to help students discover, design and decide (3D) by learning (4L) more about their interests, aspirations, skills and talents, and the opportunities available.

Plan, prepare and progress – the “3Ps” – with SCIA.

In the coming academic year, the institute will launch a comprehensive suite of enrichment courses, parenting seminars and “3D4L” Education and Career Guidance Workshops to augment the ecosystem of their K12 International School.

SCIA believes that through the “3Ps”, students will be equipped with the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in all their future endeavours.

Partner with SCIA to provide your child with the best education possible.

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