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There is no such thing as a stupid question......below you'll find the answers to some of the more common questions our Admissions Team receive from prospective Rosemount families. If you have a question to ask that is not covered here, please feel free to contact us.
How many students are there at Rosemount?
Currently there are over 140 students enrolled at Rosemount.
What nationalities are presented by the students?
Our school community comprises students from over 30 different nationalities.
What is the student turnover?
As with all international schools, we do have a regular turnover of students as many of parents complete 2 - 3 year contracts. We have many strategies in place to help students with their transition to and from life at Rosemount and in Singapore and as such, our community is very accepting of newcomers.
What are your methods of communication between the school and parents?
The relationship between the home and the School plays a very important part in a child’s education. Two-way communication is a critical factor in the partnership between parents and the School. Where a partnership exists, it is easier for parents to solve problems and to feel confident about the teaching and learning taking place in the classroom.
Communication from School takes many forms and varies depending on the sub-school a child attends.
These include but are not limited to:
• Written reports on student progress issued in the last week of Semesters 1 and 2
• Parent-teacher interviews held in the last week of Semesters 1 and 2
• Displays of children’s work
• Special events and celebrations
• Specialised learning programs
• Parent information booklets
• Parent information sessions
• Learning journals
The School produces a weekly e-Newsletter which is considered essential reading. Parents who wish to speak to their child’s classroom teacher are encouraged to contact the School Director in the first instance (firstname.lastname@example.org), followed by which a telephone conversation or face-to-face meeting can be arranged if preferred.
Further details on communication methods can be found in the Parent Handbook.
What time do classes start and finish?
Half-day classes start at 9:00am and finishes at 12:00pm. Full-day classes start 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm.
Does your school teach religious education?
We do not teach religious education as part of our formal curriculum but we value and cater for all religions.
Our students learn about all cultures and religions as events occur in Singapore. We encourage religious tolerance and racial harmony.
What languages do you teach at the school?
As a community of learners, Rosemount International School recognises and promotes the opportunity to become multilingual and demonstrate international mindedness. The School recognises that learning additional language(s) facilitates cognitive development and encourages internationalism. For these reasons, we include additional language learning as an integral part of the curriculum.
All students from Prep 1 to Grade 2 study Mandarin Chinese.
Am I able to help in my child's class? In what capacity can I help?
Rosemount has a very strong sense of community and welcomes parents into the classroom in a wider variety of capacities. Parent volunteers are utilised in both our learn to read and gross motor programs. Classroom teachers reach out on a semester basis for support from within their respective parent communities and training is provided by the School for these purposes. We also encourage parent involvement in the classroom, albeit on a more informal basis in the form of reading to class, cooking and other practical activities.
What festivals do you observe?
Rosemount recognises the diversity of cultures in Singapore and even in each child’s own class and provides opportunities for all children to learn about and to respect other cultures.
This is implemented in our program by using a large variety of books, music,cooking, crafts, clothing, singing, posters, assembly activities, excursions and by the celebration of special days and festivals (e.g. Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, and Deepavali. Rosemount parents and staff are from a variety of backgrounds with diverse cultural experiences, and are encouraged to contribute their knowledge and culture to enhance the overall program.
Does Rosemount provide after school child care?
No, we do not have an after school care program for students.
How do most children travel to school and from school each day?
Students utilise a variety of travel options to arrive at and leave school each day:
1.School Bus. We have a bus service, which covers the majority of the island and is managed by an independent bus company for the school.
2. Bicycle / scooter. Many students accompanied by their parents cycle or use scooters to travel to school.
3. Car / taxi. Many children are dropped off at school and / or collected by their parents in a taxi.
4. Walking. Many students who live close by also walk to school with their parents.
Where do most families live?
Singapore is a relatively small island, with good transport and road links, allowing families at Rosemount to live in a wide variety of locations across Singapore. Some chose to live in districts closest to the School, others choose to live closer to the CBD (Central Business District) or other areas that are closer to their place of work; it is a very personal decision.
Singapore offers many accommodation options from condos with or without full facilities to houses of a variety of sizes. In order to make an informed decision, most families chose to stay in serviced accommodation when they first arrive in Singapore and then explore areas and accommodation options with the help of a real estate agent.
What is the staff turnover?
Teachers sign a 2 year contract and often extend their contracts for a third or forth year.
What are the qualifications of your teaching staff?
The qualifications of our teaching staff can be found on the Faculty section of the website.
Where are the teachers recruited from?
Our teaching staff are recruited from some of the top International Schools throughout the world. The staffing body includes teachers from Australia, Great Britain, the United States, Canada and South Africa amongst others. Teacher’s Assistants may be recruited locally and there is a diverse mix of cultures within the local hire staff. The School receives a large number of applications for teaching positions and teachers are appointed on merit.