About Us

Programmes
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Programmes
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Curriculum
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an international curriculum used by many schools across the globe. The curriculum allows teachers to acknowledge multiple-intelligences in each learner by focusing on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. A child is empowered to learn and interact through activities that call for application of the knowledge and skills gained. This makes the whole learning experience real and meaningful. When combined with strong educational values, our learners strive to excel, persevere, inquire, think critically and reflect.

At the core of the IPC are clearly defined learning goals in every subject of the curriculum. Core subjects include the Science, History, Society, Technology, Geography, ICT (Information Communication and Technology), International learning, Music and Arts.

As we learn to live in a world without boundaries, it is equally important to teach young learners to be culturally sensitive and understanding of the meaning of respect and empathy. A sense of open-mindedness is crucial and positive conflict resolution is a natural part of everyday life as young learners develop successful peer relations. All these elements combined contribute to learners being connected with the school and with their peers.
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Curriculum
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an international curriculum used by many schools across the globe. The curriculum allows teachers to acknowledge multiple-intelligences in each learner by focusing on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. A child is empowered to learn and interact through activities that call for application of the knowledge and skills gained. This makes the whole learning experience real and meaningful. When combined with strong educational values, our learners strive to excel, persevere, inquire, think critically and reflect.

At the core of the IPC are clearly defined learning goals in every subject of the curriculum. Core subjects include the Science, History, Society, Technology, Geography, ICT (Information Communication and Technology), International learning, Music and Arts.

As we learn to live in a world without boundaries, it is equally important to teach young learners to be culturally sensitive and understanding of the meaning of respect and empathy. A sense of open-mindedness is crucial and positive conflict resolution is a natural part of everyday life as young learners develop successful peer relations. All these elements combined contribute to learners being connected with the school and with their peers.
Playgroup
Playgroup (18-24 months)
Play.
Explore.
Learn.
Create.
Think.
We know that children are born ready, able, curious and eager to learn. Playgroup is for ages 18 to 24 months and forms the foundations for a sequential play-and-inquiry based learning program at Quayside Isle Preparatory School. Children develop quickly in the early years and our Early Years Practitioners at QuIPS aim to help every child have the best possible start in life. This program creates endless opportunities for children to interact and engage in a safe and nurturing environment.

Children in Playgroup learn through authentic play and multi-sensorial activities that help them develop their socio-emotional skills as well as lay the base for further school experience. Our personalised approach to learning allows for every child to be challenged adequately, based on their unique developmental stage.

Playgroup children are exposed to all the Specialist Programs QuIPS offers, from Mandarin, Art, Music & Movement, to PE with ProActiv, Yoga and Library. Every child will experience the beauty of their surroundings through nature exploration around the Isle. The Program’s main focus is on nurturing every child’s independence and self-care, while developing their language and essential motor skills.

A low student-teacher ratio of 1:6 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Class Timings

5 days full day: 9am-3pm

5 days half day: 9am-12pm

3 days full day: 9am-3pm

3 days half day: 9am-12pm
Nursery
Nursery (2–3 Years)
Play.
Explore.
Learn.
Create.
Think.
QuIPS Nursery class is for ages 2 – 3 years. Children develop quickly in the early years and QuIPS teachers aim to provide every child with the best possible start at school. Students in Nursery learn, grow and blossom through child-directed learning and play, with lots of meaningful hands-on engaging activities.

Prime areas of learning covered include personal social and emotional development, communication and language, and physical development. Specific areas are the essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society. These include Literacy, Math, understanding the world, and the expressive arts. 

Nursery at QuIPS taps into the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC-UK) along side an extensive Phonology and Literacy program. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Movement, to PE with ProActiv, Yoga and Library.

At QuIPS, Nursery teachers focus on nurturing every child’s independence and self-care, while developing their language and essential motor skills. Nursery students apply their learning actively through their surroundings along the Isle on the island of Sentosa, combining indoor and outdoor learning seamlessly.

A low student-teacher ratio of 1:6 ensures your little one receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day. Small steps towards navigating their world.
Class Timings

5 days full day: 9am-3pm

5 days half day: 9am-12pm

3 days full day: 9am-3pm

3 days half day: 9am-12pm
Pre-Reception
Pre-Reception (3-4 years)
Play.
Explore.
Learn.
Create.
Think.
Pre-Reception at QuIPS is targeted for children 3 to 4 years. Pre-Reception offers a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities to achieve important milestone development in areas ranging from fine motor skills, gross motor skills, executive functioning skills, to socio-emotional abilities and cognition. Children are introduced to new ideas through inquiry and encouraged to use their imagination and emerging language and motor skills to investigate and problem solve. Pre-Reception at QuIPS taps into the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) alongside a well-recognised UK Phonology and Literacy program, in addition to furthering their numeracy and mathematical understanding. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Drama, to PE with ProActiv, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings along the Isle and the island of Sentosa.
A low student-teacher ratio of 1:6 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Class Timings

Everyday 9am-3pm
Reception
Reception (4-5 years)
Play.
Explore.
Learn.
Create.
Think.
Reception at QuIPS is targeted for children aged 4 to 5 years. Children are ready, able, and eager to learn as we prepare Reception students for the next big leap into Year 1, Keystage 1. Reception children learn best through play, but their malleable minds also make this a prime time for introducing new concepts and more structured learning. Our teachers offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities in the core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy. Reception at QuIPS introduces new ideas of Inquiry through the International Early Years Curriculum (UK) inquiry-based curriculum and encourages every student to use their imagination and emerging language and motor skills to investigate and problem solve. Students take part in all Specialist Programs QuIPS offers from Mandarin, Art, Music & Drama, to PE with ProActiv, Yoga and Library. Every child applies their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 1:6 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Class Timings

9am-3pm
Year 1
Year 1 (5-6 years)
Play.
Explore.
Learn.
Create.
Think.
Year 1 at QuIPS is targeted for children aged 5 to 6 years and in line with the UK framework which marks the first year of Keystage 1. QuIPS’ philosophy encouraging play, exploration, learning, creating and thinking, remain paramount to students learning even as they enter the formal stages of education.

Children continue to learn best through play, and their malleable minds make this a prime time for introducing new concepts and more structured learning.

Our teachers offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities through a well-recognised UK literacy programme which addresses the Keystage 1 goals. Students abilities are addressed and learning is personalised to ensure that every child is progressing according to their pace.

From daily journal writing, scope and sequence phonics, to reading comprehension, literacy forms one of the core components at QuIPS and is actively in play throughout every school day. Station-based Numeracy activities address the numeracy goals for Keystage 1, as children solidify the very foundations of math from the concrete to the abstract, exploring, practising and finally, consolidating. Children are expected to apply concepts through everyday activities and the outdoors, making sense of their learning, and increasing familiarity of the topics covered.

Underpinning QuIPS’ approach to early childhood education is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC - UK). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Subject Learning Goals, International Learning Goals and Personal Learning Goals. Within every unit of Inquiry, children learn through the lenses of different subjects including Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Computing, Technology, PE, Society, International / World Languages. Each unit looks at various aspects of each subject which helps every student make connections by seeing how subjects are both independent and interdependent leading to what is called the ‘Big Picture” of learning. Nothing can be more exciting than looking at a theme from multiple perspectives!

The IPC Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions that children are essential throughout the first half of the 21st Century while the International Learning Goals will help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective and develop a sense of international-mindedness.

Students take part in additional Specialist Programs QuIPS including Mandarin four times a week, Art, Drama, PE with ProActiv, Yoga and Library. Year 1 students are encouraged to apply their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent organised field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 1:6 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Class Timings

Everyday 9am-3pm
Year 2
Year 2 (6-7 years)
Play.
Explore.
Learn.
Create.
Think.
Year 2 marks the final leg in UK’s Key Stage 1 curriculum. Here, students look towards more abstract and complex reasoning across subjects, with levels of confidence increasing simultaneously as expected. QuIPS teachers are well aware of the expectations and equally aware that every child develops at their own pace and no two brains are alike. Core subjects are tailored to every child’s abilities, strengths and needs without compromising on resources.
Our teachers continue to offer a blend of child-directed play and teacher directed activities through a well-recognised UK literacy programme which addresses the Keystage 1 goals. Daily writing exercises, advance-stage phonics, increasing sub-skills in reading comprehension, the Year 2 literacy component builds up on the basics, stretching students literacy skills. Literacy expectations are weaved into all the subjects throughout every school day.

Station-based Numeracy activities address the numeracy goals for Keystage 1, as children solidify the very foundations of math from the concrete to the abstract, exploring, practising and finally, consolidating. Children are expected to apply concepts through everyday activities and the outdoors, making sense of their learning, and increasing familiarity of the topics covered.

Underpinning QuIPS’ approach to early childhood education is the International Primary Curriculum (IPC - UK). The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum with a focus on Subject Learning Goals, International Learning Goals and Personal Learning Goals. Within every unit of Inquiry, children learn through the lenses of different subjects including Science, History, Geography, Music, Art, ICT and Computing, Technology, PE, Society, International / World Languages. Each unit looks at various aspects of each subject which helps every student make connections by seeing how subjects are both independent and interdependent leading to what is called the ‘Big Picture” of learning. Nothing can be more exciting than looking at a theme from multiple perspectives!

The IPC Personal Goals underpin those individual qualities and learning dispositions that children are essential throughout the first half of the 21st Century while the International Learning Goals will help young children begin the move towards an increasingly sophisticated national, international, global and intercultural perspective and develop a sense of international-mindedness.Students take part in additional Specialist Programs QuIPS including Mandarin four times a week, Art, Drama, PE with ProActiv, Yoga and Library.

Year 2 students are expected to apply their learning actively through their surroundings on the island of Sentosa with frequent organised field trips off the island as well. A low student-teacher ratio of 1:6 ensures every child receives individualized attention and support throughout the school day.
Class Timings

Everyday 9am-3pm
Specialist Programmes
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Physical Education
Our Physical Education Programme is run by the ProActive team and is a multi-sports programme designed to support children in developing a wide range of sports skills. Through a variety of skill and game-based activities, the programme aims to develop fundamental movement skills and ignite a passion for sports at a young age.
Physical Education is more than just sports instruction. This holistic approach promotes physical, emotional, cognitive and social development. Children learn valuable skills in attention and concentration, develop confidence, form and solidify friendships.
Variety of skill and game-based activities
Aims to develop fundamental movement skills
Promotes physical, emotional, cognitive and social development
Performance Arts
At our school, students will have abundant opportunities to enhance their vocal skills through weekly classes and in-school performances. They will develop a comprehensive understanding of pitch and volume while participating in a diverse range of songs and performances, all centered around class themes. These performances provide a platform for students to showcase their talents and build confidence in front of an audience. Additionally, students will have the chance to explore movement by experimenting with variations in space (such as high and low), time (including freeze, stop, and go), and energy (ranging from slow to fast, free flowing to staccato, and more) during these performances. It is an exciting and enriching experience that allows students to express themselves creatively and develop their skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Enhance vocal skills through weekly classes and in-school performances.
Experiment with variations in space, time, and energy
platform for students to showcase their talents and build confidence
Mandarin
Mandarin is an integral part of QuIPS' core curriculum, offering students an immersive approach to learning. Our Mandarin lessons are directly linked to the themes covered in the IEYC and IPC, providing a seamless integration of language and content. This approach supports children in developing their listening and speaking skills from an early age, fostering a strong foundation in Mandarin language acquisition.

Understanding that language and culture are deeply interconnected, QuIPS students are exposed to various cultural elements alongside their language studies. Through activities centered around music, calligraphy, food, and traditional celebrations, students gain a holistic understanding of Mandarin and its rich cultural heritage. This immersive and culturally diverse environment creates a dynamic learning experience for our students, promoting not only language proficiency but also cultural appreciation and understanding.
Fosters a strong foundation in Mandarin language acquisition.
Activities centered around music, calligraphy, food, and traditional celebrations.
Creates a dynamic learning experience
Yoga
Discover the magic of yoga with Ms Merisa! Each week the children engage in yoga sessions that blend movement, mindfulness, music and fun. The children develop coordination, focus, and self-awareness while building confidence and resilience.
Discover the magic of yoga with Ms Merisa! Each week the children engage in yoga sessions that blend movement, mindfulness, music and fun. The children develop coordination, focus, and self-awareness while building confidence and resilience.
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At QuIPS, we understand the importance of providing opportunities for our students to further explore their interests beyond the regular school day. That's why we offer a range of After School Programmes that evolve with the interests and needs of the children.

Whether it's exploring new hobbies or honing existing talents, our After School Programmes provide a supportive and enriching environment for our students to thrive.

Some of our popular programmes are Gymnastics, Funky Fingers, STEM and Cookery. Our programmes are open to both QuIPS and non-QuIPS students.

Submit your enquiry to find out more information about our current offerings.
After School Programmes
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After School Programmes
At QuIPS, we understand the importance of providing opportunities for our students to further explore their interests beyond the regular school day. That's why we offer a range of After School Programmes that evolve with the interests and needs of the children.

Whether it's exploring new hobbies or honing existing talents, our After School Programmes provide a supportive and enriching environment for our students to thrive.

Some of our popular programmes are Gymnastics, Funky Fingers, STEM and Cookery. Our programmes are open to both QuIPS and non-QuIPS students.

Submit your enquiry to find out more information about our current offerings.
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QuIPS Tots is an adult accompanied playgroup programme for children aged 7-17 months. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for your child to learn important socialisation skills in a safe and nurturing environment. As the children engage in Mandarin, Music, Yoga and Sensory Play with our specialist teachers, you will also have the chance to connect with other parents and caregivers within the Sentosa Cove community. Join us for an engaging and fulfilling experience for both you and your child at QuIPS Tots.
Monday
8.30am-9.00am Music with Ms Stephanie
9.00am-10.00am Extended Play (Sensory and Motor Skills Activities)

Tuesday
8.30am-9.30am Music and Play with Jennilee from Lucy Sparkes

Thursday
8.30-9.30am: Baby Yoga and Play
9.00am-10.00am Extended Play (Sensory and Motor Skills Activities)
Friday
8.30-9.30am: Music & Play

Submit an enquiry to join the next class.
Adult accompanied programmes
QuIPS Tots
Yoga
Yoga
Monday
8.30am-9.00am Music with Ms Stephanie
9.00am-10.00am Extended Play (Sensory and Motor Skills Activities)

Tuesday
8.30am-9.30am Music and Play with Jennilee from Lucy Sparkes

Thursday
8.30-9.30am: Baby Yoga and Play
9.00am-10.00am Extended Play (Sensory and Motor Skills Activities)

Friday
8.30-9.30am: Music & Play

Submit an enquiry to join the next class.
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