KinderWorld International Group, rooted in 1986 in Singapore, believes in appropriating and offering the best of international education, guided by Eastern values so as to nurture global citizens who demonstrate respect and responsibility for nature and their community. KinderWorld has grown extensively in Vietnam providing education for students from Pre-Nursery up to High school.
In the late 1990s, the investors of KinderWorld extended its operations into overseas markets, including Vietnam. KinderWorld opened International Pre-school centres under the brand name of KinderWorld International Kindergarten (KIK) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2000 and International Primary Schools under the brand name of Singapore International School (SIS) in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2004.
In Vietnam, the KinderWorld Group operates
International Kindergarten: Classes are kept small with a foreign teacher leading the class, assisted by a Vietnamese teacher according to the teacher-student ratio. This supports an optimal environment in which young minds learn and develop.
Integrated Kindergarten: Classes are led by qualified Vietnamese teachers and assistant teachers; these classes are conducted in English. Three periods per week for Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten 2 and half a day for Preparatory will be taught by a foreign teacher. Classes have a similar teacher-student ratio to the international classes.
Our programme is designed to help each child reach their full potential in an environment that is challenging, secure and nurturing. This is an exciting entry into your child's formal education and it is our hope that it will be a very positive beginning!
We believe that young children learn through active, purposeful interactions with a wide variety of learning materials and activities which develop the growth of the whole child. Because young children are concrete learners, they need to be able to learn by using all their senses and by trying things out on their own.
Learning is based around the key learning areas listed below. The learning goals are sequential in order, with programme goals building upon each other from Pre-nursery all the way through to Prep.
- Physical, Cognitive, Social & Emotional Development
- English Language & Literacy
- Social Studies / Science
- Creative Arts
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focus is included in our kindergarten through the provision of STEM Corners in classrooms and STEM activities each term.
Our Singapore International Schools offer the International Programme from Year 1 to Year 12. From Year 1 to Year 8, the curriculum includes English, Mathematics, and Science with curriculum content and skills, similar to those being promoted by the Ministry of Education of Singapore as well as international curricula for Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Art and Craft, Health and Physical Education, Music and Inter-disciplinary Project Work. These subjects are taught in English by foreign teachers. Additionally, Chinese Language is a compulsory subject while Vietnamese Language is offered as an elective in some schools.
In Year 9 and Year 10, students will do a two (2) year IGCSE programme where their core subjects are English, Mathematics, Coordinated Science, Business Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Heath & Physical Education and Global Perspectives. Foundation English is also offered to support students who take English as a second language. Elective subjects are also offered in some schools.
Thereafter, students have two (2) pathways for further studies: (1) Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level at Year 11 and Cambridge International Advanced (A) Level at Year 12 or (2) GAC University Foundation Programme in Year 11.
Under the Cambridge AS/A Levels, students take subjects such as English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Sociology, Biology, and Economics while under the GAC Programme, students will take subjects such as Academic English, Mathematics, Business, Science and Social Science as well as other modules including Study Skills for Independent Learning, IELTS Preparation Skills, and ACT Assessment Preparation Skills.
In ensuring the best outcome for students, SIS is committed to continuously ensure the quality of the education programme through International quality assurance, accreditation and assessment benchmark standards. Primary students take the iPSLE (International Primary School Examination from Singapore) at the end of the Primary level. Secondary students take the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Examination at the end of the 2-year IGCSE programme.
Cambridge International A Levels examination or GAC Programmes certification will be undertaken in the final year of High School study which provides access to universities worldwide. Accreditation of our schools is provided by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Our academic staff originate from various English native-speaking and Asian countries. They specialise in conducting creative student-centered lessons balanced with explicit teaching of new content and skills, aspiring to the high standards of an International education.
Our schools challenge young minds to enjoy learning by making meaningful connections through group and independent work and multi-media assignments, supplemented with experiential learning for a highly dynamic and multi-cultural world of tomorrow.
Singapore International School (SIS) collaborates with our partner school, Singapore Vietnam International School (SVIS) to offer the Integrated Primary and Junior High Programme.
The Integrated Programme combines the best in Vietnam's education, teaching the core Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) subjects which are delivered by SVIS, with a range of international subjects and soft skills delivered through SIS.
In addition to completing the Vietnamese education programme offered by SVIS, Vietnamese students study the following International subjects taught by qualified foreign teachers: English, Social Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Health and Physical Education, Music / Arts and Chinese as a Foreign Language . An English Proficiency Programme designed to strengthen academic English is also included in the International curriculum. An “English as a Foreign Language” programme is provided for students with low English proficiency levels to complement the aforementioned subjects.
Our International and Integrated programmes include elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ("STEM") education, which is a problem-based and applied learning approach from kindergarten to high school. Our programmes also include an Outward Bound course, which is designed to build self-confidence and strengthen leadership skills such as teamwork, perseverance and effective communication, for students from Year 4 to Year 12.
Premium Vietnamese Education Programme (PVEP)
To cater to the Vietnamese demand for quality education, our Group introduced the Premium Vietnamese Education Programme or PVEP.
PVEP is designed for Vietnamese students who are seeking a broader perspective with an international aspect for their education.
With this programme, students will study the full Vietnamese curriculum regulated by Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) together with Cambridge’s English to develop language competency and skills. They will also be able to sit for international English standardized examinations to prepare for entry into local and international universities. Through our programme, students become confident and creative individuals, problem solvers, effective communicators and socially responsible citizens.
PVEP was first launched at SVIS @ Nha Trang in August 2014.