Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Star Learners - Confident Leap

We are so proud of Keira who did a Tuck Swing and cleared the "obstacle" during her Gymnastics session at our Sembawang centre that we just have to feature her in our latest ad creative in Young Parents December issue!

Plant Detectives on the Prowl!

Our children at Star Learners were "let loose" in a bid to learn more about plants, the experiential way!

As part of our theme for the month of October, we specially planned lessons outdoors all around the neighbourhood of Bukit Batok to look for interesting plants so our Star Learners children can see, smell, touch and even taste them!

We must say Bukit Batok is really quiite a "green" estate as we found many variety of plants, from chilli to aloe vera and even pomegranate! Now this is what we call learning at it best!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Halloween Horror

The "gate of hell" creaked open at Star Learners Branksome on Halloween. The party started with a delicious buffet spread of food served to our parents and teachers by our very polite Star Learners children.

After the dinner, it was time to rock the house! All our children took part in the treasure hunt where we spotted pirates, fairies and even mummies hunting enthusiastically for the goodie-bags!

The next game was carefully planned to encourage family bonding. We invited daddies to volunteer themselves to be dressed up by our children. Three minutes was all it took our creative Star Learners children to transform the daddies into Eco warriors using recycled materials! Our daddies gamely paraded themselves with their children in tow down the "runway".

The party ended on a high note with a trick or treat for all our children. Two parent volunteers, dressed as a devil and a witch went around distributing yummy treats. Such was Star Learners' night of "horrifying" fun!

Cooperation the way to go!

As part of our Stanley Starfish Character Development Programme, our K1 and K2 Star Learners children were taught the importance of "Cooperation".

The definition "Cooperation is joining happily with others to work as a team" was explained to the children. We also explained to them that cooperating with other people also helps improve their communication skills as well as the acceptance of others.

Story-sharing, playing of "Cooperation" games and dancing the Waltz helped us get the message across more effectively. Through all the activities, our children understood that "no man is an island" and that the good of a group is more important than that of oneself. Equipped with this good character trait, our children will be able to succeed in school and in life!

Off we go to Universal Studios!

Have you been to Universal Studios Singapore? If your answer is no, we suggest you start planning a trip there soon!

All thanks to the kind sponsorship from one of our student's parents, we had the opportunity to explore Universal Studios.

The bus journey there was an "explosive" one as the students bombarded the teachers with questions like "Will we see Shrek", "Is the roller coaster ride very scary"? Well, what better way than for the children to find out the answers themselves!

We had a go at the "Accelerator", watched Shrek in 4D, went on our first adventure merry-go-round ride, had a group photograph taken with the characters of the movie "Magadascar" and had lunch at the "Goldilocks". The experience, as described by our students? AWESOME!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Celebration with a Difference!

Children's Day is a day all of us at Star Learners look forward to; an additional opportunity for us to celebrate childhood with our Confident, Creative children with Character!

We added a twist to our celebration this year by bringing our children out to Sembawang Park for a day of outdoor fun! And when we say a twist, we really meant it with a clown on "ambush", waiting to surprise and entertain our children on the special day!

Imagine playing "catching" with the sporting clown around the park, bubble-play, getting their favourite balloon sculptures and also yummy finger-food like chicken nuggets, french fries and hotdogs!

I'm turning green, with envy no less!