Calendar of Events
  • Oct
    29-31

    Formal photos (W)

  • Oct
    31

    Halloween Celebration Dress up Day (EY, P)
    UT3 Gr XI CBSE ends (SR)

  • Nov
    3

    Student CREATIVE WRITING - Poetry / Writing Competition
    (S, SR, IB1, IB2) / IHC (S) / Geography
    IA Proof Reading (IB2)

  • Nov
    4 - 7

    IHC (S)

  • Nov
    5

    Prelim 1 CBSE Gr XII ends (SR)
    TOK Final Presentation (IB)

  • Nov
    6 - 7

    TOK Final Presentation (IB)

  • Nov
    7

    Student Led Conference (P)

  • Nov
    8

    SAT - Examination (SR, IB1, IB2)

  • Nov
    10

    ALL completed applications for USA & Canada;
    FINAL deadline for Univ of California apps;
    Submit FINAL draft of UCAS & PS. (SR, IB2)

  • Nov
    11

    Yearbook: submission of students' contributions deadline EY, P, SR, IB1, IB2)

  • Nov
    12

    Business / Economics Day
    Entrepreneurship Day

  • Nov
    14

    Event 3 - Children’s Day Celebration (EY, P, SR, IB1, IB2)
    Splish, Splash, Splosh Day (EY, P)
    Prelim 1: Gr XII/UT3:
    Gr XI Reports go home

  • Nov
    17

    UT3 - Gr VII-X (S)
    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)
    SA1 Starts (IB1, IB2)

  • Nov
    18 - 21

    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)
    SA1 (IB1, IB2)

  • Nov
    20 - 23

    Jr International Friendship Camp (S)

  • Nov
    21

    PTC

  • Nov
    24

    SA2 - CBSE XI starts
    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)
    SA1 (IB1, IB2)

  • Nov
    25
    NSO Exam (P)
    UT3 - Gr VII-X ends (S)
    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)
    SA1 (IB1, IB2)
    NSO Exam (S, SR, IB1, IB2)

  • Nov
    26

    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)
    College Counselling Deadline
    Final postal deadline for all supporting documents for USA / Canada
    Submit UCAS apps. (SR, IB2)

  • Nov
    27

    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)

  • Nov
    28

    ANNUAL DAY (Gr III-V) (P)
    CBSE Gr XII SRC (SR)

  • Dec
    1

    X IG Revision (S) Answer scripts discussed (IB1, IB2)
    G4 Project Orientation (IB1)
    G4 - IA Labs Final Submission (IB2)

  • Dec
    2

    CREATIVE WRITING
    Short Story writing competition (S, SR, IB1, IB2)

  • Dec
    3

    SA2 - CBSE XI - Ends (SR)

  • Dec
    4

    IMO Exam (S, SR, IB1, IB2)
    Final EE Submission (IB2)

  • Dec
    5

    UT3 reports sent home (S)
    Social Night - Christmas Party (Gr IX-XII) (SR)
    Reports Sent Home (IB1, IB2)

  • Dec
    6

    SAT - Examination (SR, IB1, IB2)

  • Dec
    8

    CAS File Submission (IB1)
    TOK essay 2nd Draft (IB2)

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. What is the Admission process?

    The first step is Registration for admission by submission of the completed admission form (form available from website) and other documents. Written tests to determine the individual skills a student has acquired before joining NPS International will be followed by an interaction session among the Principal, the parents and the child - to be scheduled after test papers are marked. Admission is granted only after fee remittance. There are no tests for the Nursery, Montessori and Kindergarten but there is an interaction session. Admission is subject to vacancy.
  2. What does the admission test consist of?

    Grades 1 to 5 - Maths and English: English includes comprehension and free writing. Maths includes age appropriate questions for each grade.
    Grade 6 and above - Maths, English and Logical reasoning papers: The questions would be age appropriate for each grade.
    The duration of the test would vary from 45 mins to 90 mins depending on the Grade.
    Grade 9 candidates will be tested on English, Maths and Sciences. Grade 11 and IB candidates will be tested on relevant subjects.
  3. What is the academic calendar?

    The academic calendar is from April to March. Sem I- April to September and Sem II- Oct to March. Academic Calendar for IB grades is July to June.
  4. Are mid term admissions offered?

    Admissions during a term are offered keeping in mind the movements of expatriates and would depend on the vacancy in the relevant grade at the time of admission.
  5. What is the curriculum for grade I - VIII?

    An integrated global curriculum is offered from grades I-VIII and is based on the requirements of both Indian and International education systems. Students from grade I to grade VIII acquire skill sets and knowledge that prepare them for entry into either the international IGCSE (International Cambridge Certification) or the CCE (C0ntinuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) of Grade 10 CBSE. The curriculum encompasses core subjects i.e. English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and Languages in addition to subjects like Computer Science, Art and Design, Music (Western and Indian), Dance, Drama and Physical education.
  6. What are the curricula offered?

    - IGCSE (Cambridge UK)
    - IB (IBO, Switzerland)
    - CBSE / CBSE - International
  7. How many students are there in a class?

    Each class would have an average of 25 students. The Montessori sections may have a lower number.
  8. What is the age criterion for admission?

    The preferred age on 30th June are - Montessori M1 or Nursery - 3 years, Montessori M2 or Kindergarten I - 4 years, Montessori M3 or Kindergarten II - 5 years and Grade 1 - 6 years (Same basis for subsequent grades).
  9. What are the fees and when are they payable?

    Please see the fee structure table. Fees are payable on 3 four-month term basis. The fees are due on 24th March, 24th July and 23rd November. The transport fee is also payable at the same time as the term fees directly to the transport company.
    Application Fee: A one time non-refundable Application fee (Two months' tuition fee + GST) is payable at the time of admission of each child.
  10. What is the sibling concession?

    A sibling concession of S$150 per month/ per sibling is applicable whenever more than one sibling is studying at the same time.
  11. Is there a non-refundable deposit?

    No.
  12. How are the fees to be paid?

    GIRO.
  13. What text books are followed?

    International and CBSE textbooks for some subjects and special course materials developed in-house for others are followed. A curriculum document for every subject is presented to the students / parents at the beginning of the year. Specially prepared study materials and worksheets are provided to the students for concept attainment, concept reinforcement and enrichment.
  14. What are the school timings?

    9:00 am to 01:00 pm for Montessori, Kindergarten and Nursery and 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for the rest of the school. The lunch break will last for half an hour and in addition there would be a short morning recess.
  15. What are the timings for ECA/ CCA activities?

    Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) are included in the daily time table. The Extra Curricular Activities would be conducted after school hours. The ECA activities entail additional payment.
  16. Do you offer childcare or after school care?

    No.
  17. Assistance for transfers to Bangalore / Chennai if children move back to India?

    The option for reciprocal admission is available at NPS, NAFL and TISB schools, subject to vacancy, if the student moves to India, after a minimum of two years at NPSI. The student would be expected to perform well in the entrance test conducted in India.
  18. What second languages are offered?

    French, Hindi, Mandarin are offered now. Other languages like Korean, Spanish, Japanese, etc would be offered if the number of students makes it viable.
  19. When can we visit the campus?

    Campus visits can be arranged by prior appointment with the school. The visit days are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, other than public holidays.
  20. Is the campus air-conditioned?

    All classrooms, Libraries, dance / art / music and performing arts studios, the main Auditorium and the Science and Computer Labs are air-conditioned.
  21. What is the structure of the school?

    NPS International School goes beyond mere franchising. The academic activities are steered by the Head of School under the direct guidance of the Dean and the Chairman.
  22. What are the vacation schedules?

    Mid June to Mid July is the summer break and there is a 3-week winter vacation in Dec - Jan. There is a mid term break in Sep /Oct for a week as well as a short break in April before the new academic year starts.
  23. Are there any school bus transport facilities?

    The School has arranged with Bedok Transport Pte Ltd for transport of students to and from school. For new students joining our school, the bus services will be offered within 2 to 3 weeks of starting school. Payment for transport should be made directly to the contractor at rates communicated by the transport contractor.
  24. What is the Teacher-Student ratio?

    The average teacher-student ratio for every class is 1:25. For the whole school, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13.
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