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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Saskia Courcelles
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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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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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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We are hiring!

We are hiring!!! A-Star Education is on an exciting growth path, and currently deploying significant investment towards growing and scaling our brands across multiple geographies, and set to welcome additional well known and reputed education brands into the family. As a result, we are looking for key leadership roles such as; Portfolio Company CEOs, Chief Information Officer and several support roles across our geographies. Please contact hr@a-star-edu.com with your CV and background.

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ChangedEdu snaps up GateWay Education

Singapore-based ChangedEdu Holdings has snapped up GateWay Education, EducationInvestor can reveal. Founded in 2004 in Northampton, GateWay predominantly recruits students from China and places them in independent schools across the UK and the US. It offers a range of pre-GCSE, GCSE, pre A-level, A-level and foundation courses. In February, EducationInvestor reported GateWay was exploring strategic options and that DC Advisory was appointed to guide the process. A deal was reached after a competitive process with interest from both strategic and financial investors across Asia, Europe and the US. The acquisition will allow GateWay to expand its offering at the US East Coast and extend student recruitment channels into new source countries. 

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