College Signing Day 2019

A-Star-Education is proud to be part of the Reach Higher Initiative, spearheaded by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama. The initiative aims to inspire every student in America to embark on higher education after high school graduation, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.

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Wai San Ng
Grooming movie makers of the future

Discovery Camps ran its first Movie Maker Holiday camp this winter at SJI International School. The 6 to 8 year olds experienced the journey of film making from pre-production, production to post production in 1 week.

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Wai San Ng
Gateway's First Ever Integration Program

Gateway ran their first ever Integration Program in January 2019. In partnership with Pitsford School, the Chinese students had an opportunity to experience British school life, hone their English skills while taking in the sights of iconic British landmarks. 

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Wai San Ng
Lorna Whiston students put up annual concert themed Enchanted Forest

Lorna Whiston Preschool capped the year off with its annual concert aptly themed Enchanted Forest. The little VIPs tirelessly practiced their songs and dance numbers with their dedicated teachers weeks in advance. Coupled with dress rehearsals & props production, the build up to concert day became a regular topic of conversation as children excitedly kept their parents updated on their experiences.

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Wai San Ng
Lifelong Learning Starts at A-Star

Earlier this month, our in-house Digital Marketing expert Shelie Wong and our teachers from Lorna Whiston Schools shared how Edutech can support teaching and prepare our students for the 21st century in a fun and engaging session.

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Wai San Ng
Our A-Star experts share safeguarding expertise during the VIS conference in China

China has a current total of 821 international schools. Each year, the number of international schools in China grows by 10 -12%. In 2018 alone, 87 new international schools opened across China. In spite of such rapid growth in the number of international schools in China, Safeguarding remains a relatively unfamiliar and largely overlooked concept in the domestic education space.

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Wai San Ng
The 2018 Vision Conference: A-star sharing expertise in in Beijing, China

Early November, A-Star HR Director Sock Yian Low, Head of European International School Ho Chi Min Sean O’Maonaigh, and A-Star Legal Council Dionna Tong spoke at the 2018 VISION Conference in Beijing, China. With considerable experience in educational management and leadership, they covered the specific issue of safeguarding, a concept that outlines the importance of protecting children from mistreatment.

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Wai San Ng
Lorna Whiston superstars to perform at prestigious charity

A group of students between the ages 5-11 years old from Lorna Whiston Schools was chosen to perform in a choir alongside the TNT Boys at the President’s Star Charity. This is one of Singapore’s biggest, annual national fundraising events. Donations raised from the event will benefit 59 nominated charities supported by the President's Challenge.

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Wai San Ng
Practicing Mindfulness, or Finding Your Reason to Get up in the Morning

Last week, the Singapore team went through a mindfulness workshop, which highlighted the role mindfulness can play in the work environment. The benefits of mindfulness, especially increased positivity, focus, and reduced stress, are also especially relevant to the school setting – in fact, one of our schools, the Nobel International School Algarve, has integrated mindfulness in its curriculum.

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Natasha Raj
NACAC honored Breanne Boyle, Collegewise counselors, with the Government Relations Award.

This is a great honor! The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) honored Breanne Boyle, one of our Collegewise counsellors, with the Government Relations Award. Watch her interview! She talks about the roundabout way she began her career in college admission, her greatest professional accomplishments, why advocacy is important in the work NACAC members do, and why it is so important to exercise your right to vote.

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Wai San Ng
Collegewise Expands Counseling Network with Acquisition of Ivy Ed

Collegewise has an ambitious vision to grow, which is why we are very pleased to announce the integration of Ivy Ed into the Collegewise team.

Ivy Ed can provide some tools which are complementary to Collegewise’s current program: test preparation and academic tutoring programs.  On top of this, the Ivy Ed team has a similar philosophy and outlook which makes this new step very exciting.

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Wai San Ng
To prepare for jobs of the future, we need to embrace lifelong learning.

Our Founder and CEO, Brian Rogove, shared his perspective on continuous learning at Milken Institute's Asia Summit 2018.

This year's program, "A World in Transition: Preparing for the Future," addressed the trends, innovations, and disruptions transforming the Asia-Pacific region, and provide actionable steps to effectively prepare for the inevitable disruption and transition.

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Wai San Ng
Reach Higher, Collegewise partner to make college counseling resources available to all students

Since 1999, Collegewise has been America’s premier college counseling company—focused on helping students go through the college application process in a smart and sane way. Since 2014, Reach Higher, started by former First Lady Michelle Obama during her time at the White House, has celebrated the importance of going to college by supporting school counselors and students.

Now in 2018, Collegewise and Reach Higher have joined together to bring both students and school counselors best practices to navigate the college application process. 

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Wai San Ng