Resident Speech Specialist at MSIS– Chloe Young
Chloe is a certified Speech Therapist from New Zealand and has Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice from University of Auckland. She has three years’ experience working in a private clinic specialising in hearing. Chloe has specialist knowledge and experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). She is a member of the New Zealand Speech Language Therapy Association (NZSTA)
Resident Behavioural Therapist at MSIS – Molly Marivic Laurente Malejana
Molly is an experienced Behavioral Therapist (Applied Behavioral Analysis) with over 13 years of experience in teaching children with special needs and with demonstrated knowledge in Behavioral Modification technique. Molly has a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy .
The Pantry Cookery School is a vibrant cafe that is tucked away in the Loewen Cluster in the Dempsey Hill area of Singapore. They serve a delicious mix of breakfast, brunch and lunch delights as well as some classic cakes and sweet treats. The Pantry supports the students of Melbourne Specialist International School by offering vocational training to them to enable them to gain work experience. This develops the students skill set as well as giving them confidence in the work place.
Currently, students are acquiring work experience at The Pantry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 11am. Please come to support MSIS’s vocational and life skills programme during these times.
SPIDERfit Kids is a youth fitness and physical literacy program that was developed as a culmination of best practices from a wide variety of youth fitness and healthcare professionals. Developmental pedagogy from physical education, screening/ movement therapy interventions from physical and occupational therapists, and fun fitness strategies from youth fitness professionals.
The primary goal of the SPIDERfit program is to provide youth fitness educators and the children they serve with fun and effective resources to inspire all ages and ability levels to become active for life.
Through simple, targeted, universal movement assessments and stratified interventions, youngsters sweat, smile, and improve their physical literacy through strategically designed activities, games, and drills– which are all presented as play!
SPIDERfit has created an easy to follow blueprint for fun, developmentally appropriate exercise that can serve as a blueprint for creating a life of health, wellness, and physical literacy.
The name Stravantis is derived from Middle English and Anglo-French words that mean benefit or gain. Stravantis strives to provide custom made therapy services based on sound evidence based practices for people with communication and swallowing difficulties across the life span. Stravantis was opened in 2014 by Dr Radika Vasudeva who has over 25 years experience in this specialised field.
Stravantis caters to people across the lifespan with speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders through a variety of intervention and wellness programs.
Act 3 Theatrics
http://act3theatrics.blogspot.com/?spref=fb – website under construction.
Established in July 1984, ACT 3 Theatrics is a children driven professional theatre company. It is dedicated to developing an environment where children’s thoughts are respected and their voices are heard loud and clear.
Their mission is to equip children with literary, theatrical and critical thinking skills using traditional, new age media, pop culture and digital technology.
Act 3 Theatrics encourage children to think, imagine and express with freedom. They remind children to listen, reflect and review with respect and inspire children to explore and experiment with joy. They aim to challenge children to go beyond with confidence and creativity.
Centre Stage School of the Arts
Centre Stage School of the Arts was founded in 1999 by Peter Hodgson and Alison Tompkins to create an environment in which children can use drama to explore both the imaginative and the concrete world. Since then, the school has developed into a full performing arts centre and now offers creative programmes for babies and toddlers, drama, performance acting, musical theatre, dance, music and art and craft for children of all ages and adults too.
The strength of the school is in its staff. All of the full time teachers trained primarily as performers and completed courses in UK or Australian drama schools and universities, many have worked and continue to work in the theatre and on television. In addition, they are experienced teachers in their own fields and it is this combination of experience, practical application and theoretical expertise allows students a rich and vivid understanding of the numerous applications of the performing and creative arts.
All staff attend regular professional development programmes including training in working with children with additional needs. The school also has an integration programme aimed at enabling students to access the mainstream classes. These students are regularly monitored and the teachers are supervised by regular feedback sessions with a clinical psychologist and occupational therapist.
Kaleidoscope Therapy Centre is a team of dedicated and committed professionals, who work together to provide emotional, developmental, and social support for children.
They provide occupational therapy, speech language therapy, art and creative therapy, educational psychology services and counselling.
The role of the occupational therapist (OT) in a school setting such as MSIS is to promote the student’s optimal well-being by ensuring they can participate in and perform to the best of their ability within the school setting. This is done through collaborative consultation between the OT and the education team. The OT may provide suggestions to the educational team regarding modifications and adaptations to the task or environment so that students can experience success and reach their full potential.
Swish! Swimming School
Newly opened in 2015 in Loewen Road, SWISH! Swimming is proud to be a partner and friend to the Melbourne Specialist International School and we consider our role in providing outstanding swimming provision for MSIS students an honour.
The benefits from learning to swim for children with special educational needs range from improving gross motor and cognitive skills to building endurance and improvements in overall communication skills.
Physically, the resistance that is provided by the water ensures children have exercise that helps develop muscle tone, buoyancy, balance and strength. Emotionally, swimming can help foster courage, confidence and trust.
Furthermore, children with learning disabilities can get intensive sensory stimulation from being in the water which other environments don’t always provide. Classes like the ones SWISH! Swimming provide help with spatial awareness, coordination and control. Classes can allow children to feel independence that may not otherwise be found while participating in activities on land.
Our temperature controlled indoor and outdoor pools with full ramp access provide a safe learning environment. At 32 degrees celsius the pools ensure children remain comfortable during the lesson.
We avoid the use of harsh chemicals which can cause skin irritations and breathing issues and our purification system ensures a safe and healthy environment for our students.
The pools size and depth was taken into consideration to ensure the best learning and teaching environment and our indoor facility ensures protection from Singapore’s unpredictable weather so lesson schedules do not fall behind.
All classes are led by Austswim certified swim coaches.
Tanglin Arts Studio
Tanglin Arts Studio has been established since 2005 and operates in 4 different locations in Singapore. The teaching philosophy focuses firstly on the development of self-esteem and confidence and secondly on technique. They work hard to instill a love of dance and fitness in all of our students.
Tanglin Arts Studio strives to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for students and focuses on positive reinforcement. It is important to us, that our dancers take pleasure from their classes and performances and that they develop a healthy body image, which respects a wide variety of body types.