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Why do parents choose Singapore when it comes to education?

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Swanmum Educational Services

  1. 1. A Blend of East & West
  2. 2. About Us Swanmum Educational Services was founded in 2001. Since then, We have helped numerous international students integrate into the educational system and culture of Singapore. Have you ever considered overseas education for yourself or your loved ones? Singapore might just be the right place for you 
  3. 3. Singapore A glimpse of the city…   Singapore gained its independence in 1965. Spanning a period of only 44 years, it has become one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world. Additional information about this island-state can be obtained by clicking here  (Source: http://www.singaporemirror.com.sg/)
  4. 4. Singapore An Educational Hub Singapore is geographically located at the heart of South-east Asia. With its strategic location and first class infrastructure, this nation has been developed into a prime hub for both businesses and education. Currently, there are about 70,000 foreign students residing here in Singapore and this is estimated to increase to 150,000 in 5 years time. (Source: http://www.buyusa.gov/asianow/seducation.html)
  5. 5. The 5 main reasons why parents choose Singapore
  6. 6. 5 Main Reasons 1)   A peaceful and safe country With a high level of security and governance, parents enjoy a peace of mind when sending their precious ones to Singapore.  
  7. 7. 5 Main Reasons 2) This is where cultural diversity is celebrated. With 51 different people groups living together, this country serves as a microcosm for students to experience and appreciate the different  cultures of the world.
  8. 8. 5 Main Reasons 3)   High quality of education Our certification is well recognised globally which allows students to pursue further education in other parts of the world like the UK, USA or European countries.
  9. 9. 5 Main Reasons 4) High quality of life In terms of quality of life, Singapore is tops in Asia and No.32 in the world, according to the annual Mercer Human Resource Consulting survey in 2008. Singapore has also been in par with world-class technology as well as infrastructure and these enable the nation to stay competitive globally.
  10. 10. 5 Main Reasons 5) Singapore is equally proficient in English and Chinese By living and studying in a bilingual environment, students can easily learn the 2 most used languages of the world in everyday life. This gives them a cutting-edge advantage when they step into the workforce. 
  11. 11. Literacy Rate in Singapore (Source: http://www.singstat.gov.sg/pubn/papers/people/c2000adr-literacy.pdf)
  12. 12. Singapore A blend of East and West Singapore is the only country in the world that is equally proficient in English and Chinese. 76.4% of the population is of Chinese origin and about 50% of which are both literate in English and Chinese. The environment itself is an ideal training ground for the next generation to gain a competitive edge globally. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/15/national/15chinese.html?_r=1) “ The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”
  13. 13. Bridging your World The Chinese Language Chinese is the world's most spoken language with over one billion speakers. 1 of out 5 persons in the world speaks Chinese. As China emerges as a major economic and political influence, and an increasing cultural force, the interest in the study of Chinese has dramatically increased in American schools and will continue to soar exponentially over the next decade.  (Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/education-articles/)
  14. 14. Bridging your World Students learning Mandarin Chinese in traditional U.S. schools swelled from an estimated 5,000 to 50,000 between 2000 and 2005. - American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages "By ignoring critical languages such as Chinese and the essential cultural knowledge needed to succeed, our school systems are out of step with new global realities,“ - Charles E.M. Kolb, president of the Committee for Economic Development (http://cococs.org/articles/CCTimes_article_Mar23_07.html) (http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/xw/t205822.htm) "Interest in learning Chinese among American youth and their parents has grown dramatically in the past five years," - Vivien Stewart, vice president at the Asia Society
  15. 15. Contact Us Should you require additional advice regarding overseas education, please contact our representative at: : Raymond Tan (Regional Representative) +65 93224385 : swanmum_edu@yahoo.com.sg : +65 65434910 Blog: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/swanmum (Chinese) Website: http://www.swanmum.com
  16. 16. Nurturing the next generation
  17. 17. Swanmum Homestay Hello, I’m Queena, the founder of Swanmum Homestay  Allow me to introduce to you the various educational and accommodative services that will help your child find root here. Thank you for your time!
  18. 18. Why is staying in a homestay the better choice? Let’s take a look…
  19. 19. Why a homestay? <ul><li>Advantages of a Homestay </li></ul><ul><li>Proper guardianship </li></ul><ul><li>Homely setting </li></ul><ul><li>Source of support from existing students in adapting to new environment </li></ul><ul><li>Venue to build meaningful and lasting friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Larger individual space and living compound </li></ul><ul><li>Meals are highly customisable to suit dietary habits </li></ul><ul><li>Laundry provided (*ironing and washing) </li></ul><ul><li>Conducive environment for studies </li></ul><ul><li>Higher level of security </li></ul>
  20. 20. What products/services do we provide? Let’s take a look…
  21. 21. Products / Services <ul><li>Summary of Products / Services: </li></ul><ul><li>VISA / Visit Pass / Student pass </li></ul><ul><li>Proper guardianship </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation (meals, laundry, cleaning etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment programmes (academic and musical) </li></ul><ul><li>Admission into schools (government and private) </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time English & Chinese courses </li></ul>
  22. 22. Schools Some of our schools 1) Singapore Government Primary and Secondary schools 2) Singapore Polytechnics * Diploma Programmes 3) Singapore Universities * Degree Programmes Click logo to find out more
  23. 23. Schools Some of our partners 4) Stanford Educational Services * Language preparatory courses 5) City College * Private Secondary School (GCE “O” Levels) 6) Chatsworth Mediart Academy (CMA) * Diploma & Professional Diploma programmes (Design & Communications)   Certificate in Communicative English (for international students) Click logo to find out more
  24. 24. How is a student’s life in Swanmum Homestay? Let’s take a look…
  25. 25. Monday to Friday Breakfast : 07:30 ~ 08:15 ( depending on the school the student attends ) 1) Students attend secondary school (Full day, lunch in school ) 2) Students attend primary school (morning session) 3) Students attending primary school the afternoon session will do self revision 4) Students applying for government schools will attend preparatory course Lunch : 13:30 ~ 14:00  ( depending on school hours ) 1) Students attend primary school in afternoon session 2) Morning session primary students return home, afternoon nap, snack, self revision 3) Secondary students return home, snack, self revision 4) Preparatory course students return home, afternoon nap, self revision  *Designated computer usage hours: 1630~1830 Dinner : 18:00 ~ 19:30                 19:30~21:30 (study support group hours or attend private tuition) Lights off         22:30 ~  next day
  26. 26. Saturday and Sunday Breakfast : 08:00 ~ 08:30 ( depending on the student’s CCA* ) 1) Students attend CCAs 2) Students may attend enrichment courses (e.g. music, seminars, sports etc) 3) Students finish their school homework Lunch : 12:30 ~ 13:30  1) Relaxation time 2) Leisure and Entertainment 3) Outdoor Activities ( Changi Beach and Pulau Ubin National Park in the vicinity) Dinner : 18:00 ~ 19:30 *Designated computer usage hours: 1630~2130 Lights off         22:30 ~  next day * Co-curricular Activities (Mandatory for Primary and Secondary School students)
  27. 27. So how does “Swanmum Homestay” look like?  Let’s take a look…
  28. 28. <ul><li>Exterior - Plenty of greenery </li></ul><ul><li>Away from traffic noise </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshing air </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>The Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Home theatre set </li></ul><ul><li>Multi media learning </li></ul>
  30. 30. The Hall - A place to relax and spend leisure time
  31. 31. Dining Area
  32. 32. <ul><li>Bedrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Air-conditioned </li></ul><ul><li>Bed, Pillow, Blanket </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Shelf </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Studying Corner </li></ul><ul><li>Personal table and shelf </li></ul><ul><li>- Conducive environment for studying </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Used for tuition classes </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Large array of books </li></ul><ul><li>Multi media resources </li></ul><ul><li>- Studying Area </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Domestic Helpers </li></ul><ul><li>2 maids </li></ul><ul><li>Cook 3 meals a day </li></ul><ul><li>Laundry </li></ul><ul><li>Washing / Ironing </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul>
  37. 37. Facilities <ul><li>Facilities: </li></ul><ul><li>Male / Female dormitories </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Home theatre set (for multimedia learning and movie screening) </li></ul><ul><li>Classrooms (For self study & lessons) </li></ul><ul><li>Musical instruments (Piano / Guitar) </li></ul><ul><li>Nearby swimming complex, basketball court, sports stadium, gym and beach etc </li></ul>
  38. 38. What about our living environment? Let’s take a look…
  39. 39. <ul><li>Golf Course </li></ul><ul><li>A place for golf-lovers! </li></ul>
  40. 40. Changi Point Ferry Terminal
  41. 41. <ul><li>Changi Point Ferry Terminal </li></ul><ul><li>Take a 10 minute ferry to Pulau Ubin National Park </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Pulau Ubin National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Popular destination for school excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Cycling, hiking, camps and other activities! </li></ul>
  43. 43. Our Living Environment Our unique location  enables us to enjoy the best of both worlds; the city and the countryside. Changi Beach  is within walking distance and is only 5 minutes away from our place.  This is where people have picnics, camps and barbecues whilst enjoying the sea breeze. Cycling and other sea sports are popular too!
  44. 45. Changi Point Coastal Walk
  45. 46. Changi Point Coastal Walk
  46. 47. Changi Beach
  47. 48. Bicycle & Roller Blade Rental
  48. 49. Kayak & Canoe Rental
  49. 50. And we have fun together as a family!  Let’s take a look!
  50. 52. Festive Seasons Mooncake Festival
  51. 53. Family Activities <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas excursions (E.g. Batam Island, Genting Highlands etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Festive seasons celebrations (e.g. New Year, Mid-autumn, Christmas etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Barbeques </li></ul>
  52. 54. Some of our lovely students 
  53. 55. Our Students <ul><li>Came to Singapore in Aug 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Studied in “ Bedok View Secondary School , Class 3E3” </li></ul><ul><li>Promoted to Class 4E1 the subsequent year </li></ul><ul><li>Did very well in GCE “O” levels and is now studying at “ Meridian Junior College ” </li></ul><ul><li>* Intending to study in the United States after completing college education </li></ul>Zhang Qi (China) - Meridian Junior College
  54. 56. Our Students <ul><li>Came to Singapore in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Studying at “ Qiao Nan Primary School ” </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed as class monitor in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed to be school prefect in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>* Will be sitting for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) next year </li></ul>Chen Wei (Taiwan) - Qiao Nan Primary School
  55. 57. Our Students <ul><li>Stayed in Singapore since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated from “ Qiao Nan Primary School” </li></ul><ul><li>Studying at “ Hai Sing Catholic School ” </li></ul><ul><li>* Intending to study in the United States after completing her GCE “O” Levels </li></ul>Mao Heng (Taiwan) - Hai Sing Catholic School
  56. 58. Our Students <ul><li>Came to Singapore in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Studying in </li></ul><ul><li>“ One World International School ” </li></ul><ul><li>Learning English very rapidly due to an English-speaking environment. </li></ul>Dandy Dao Nhat Anh (Vietnam) - One World International School
  57. 59. Contact Us Should you require additional advice regarding our homestay service, please contact our representative at: : Xena Sun (Homestay Representative) +65 93259415 : swanmumhomestay@gmail.com : +65 65434910 Blog: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/swanmum (Chinese) Website: http://www.swanmum.com

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