Pio is happy and proud to be at his new school, The Guild International College. It is a caring community with committed teachers and staff. It is the kind of environment that he needs where he can learn more about himself, develop his skills and be ready for work and for life! We are very inspired by the school’s purpose and values to strengthen the wellbeing, enable and empower the students. They offer personalised trade-based program and provide experiences and areas of interest. It gives us sense of promise and hope that opportunities will be available for our children in the future.
We moved from London this year to Singapore. Our 15-year-old son Nicolas has Down Syndrome. We have always offered him the same opportunities for growth we have for his sister. We searched for an educational team with the same vision, a school that was the right size, and programme offerings up until his 21st year of age so that we wouldn't have to look for another in 2- or 3-years' time. We found all of this at The GUILD International College. Nicolas is always happy to go to school and talks about his activities and his lovely teachers every day. I love that the teaching style is more of thinking 'out-of-the-box' and learning is on a practical approach. It's not about the grades, but advancement in knowledge to help Nicolas become more confident. A teaching team who listens and reacts to feedback is a big bonus. We are looking forward to seeing how much progress our son makes at the end of his first year!
"Rhea has been going to The Guild since it started last year. She enjoys her time at the college which has passionate teachers who work really hard to ensure that the children are able to have basic English and Numeracy skills as well as daily living skills. From all the various vocations provided by The Guild, Rhea has enjoyed learning Music, Woodwork, Drama and IT skills the most. I also like that she is able to work at the inhouse cafe and gain confidence while doing so. All in all a great place for Rhea to enhance her skills and confidence."
One of our reasons for moving to Singapore was to secure a good school for our son Patrick, 14, who has a rare condition called Alternating Hemiplegia of childhood. The school needed to have facilities that supported him during occasional spells where he needs to use a wheelchair. The Guild was one of the very few places with both good accessibility on all floors, and a custom stair climber that allows less mobile students to ascend to the upper floor. Secondly, we knew Patrick would benefit from small group instruction and a variety of learning experiences that focussed on the essentials, literacy and numeracy, as well as practical activities. The modified Australian curriculum offered by The Guild, with an emphasis on life and real-world skills, have met Patrick's needs exceptionally well. The teachers and school staff are friendly, enthusiastic and energetic, and we've all been made to feel very welcome. The parents are great too and Patrick has appreciated the interaction with friends from his class. Thanks to everyone at The Guild!