The Australian International School invites applications from prospective students from 2 to 18 years old from families of all nationalities.
We aim to make the Admissions process as simple and seamless as possible for you. Please feel free to contact us directly for further information at +65 6517 0247 or at email@example.com
Applications are accepted all year round and considered once the application form and fee are received. Upon approval by the Head of School, your child will either be allocated a place for the year requested or placed on the waiting list. Places are allocated in order of application. However, we reserve the right to allocate places at our discretion in special circumstances. Enrolment is considered as vacancies become available.
Preschool comprises three age-based levels: 2, 3 and 4 year old classes. Your child must be toilet trained for the 3 and 4 year old classes to be considered for enrolment and may commence at any time of the year, subject to availability.
- 2 Year Old Preschool Program - studends must have turned 2 to be eligible.
- 3 Year Old Preschool Program - students must have turned 3 to be eligible.
- 4 Year Old Preschool Program - students must have turned 4 by April 30 of that year to be eligible.
Both programs offer a choice of 3, 4 or 5 day per week classes - please ensure you indicate your preference on the application form.
Lower Elementary School Admissions (Prep - Year 2)
Prep is the first compulsory year of schooling in the Australian education system. Your child must have turned 5 by 30 April of the year they enter Prep. After Prep, they progress to Year 1 and then Year 2 and may commence at any time of the year, subject to availability.
Entry is approved by the Assistant Head of Lower Elementary School. Your child must have completed the equivalent schooling, provided satisfactory school reports and provided any additional information including educational psychologist reports, health reports such as speech and occupational therapy reports, if relevant. The Assistant Head of Lower Elementary School may also ask for work samples, should a year level be unclear at enrolment.
Upper Elementary School Admissions (Year 3 - Year 5)
Upper Elementary School comprises Year 3 to Year 5. Your child may enter at any time throughout the year, subject to availability.
Two years’ previous school reports must be supplied with the application, which will be assessed by the Assistant Head of Upper Elementary School, who may also require an ACER test in the event of any concerns about literacy or numeracy. You should also submit a copy of your child’s latest NAPLAN results if you are applying from Australia. These tests can be taken under the supervision of a teacher at their current school or at AIS.
Secondary School Admissions (Year 6 - Year 12)
Your child may enter Years 6 to 10 at any time during the year, subject to availability*. Enrolments are assessed by the Head of Secondary School and typically, your child will be required to undertake an ACER test should you not provide a copy of their NAPLAN results (if coming from Australia). Year 10 literacy and numeracy tests may also be requested. These tests may be completed at your child’s current school or at AIS.
Entry to Years 11 and 12 – for either the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) – is subject to assessment of prior learning. Students joining from education systems other than Australia need approval of their prior study program from the Head of Secondary School to ensure a smooth transition to either course.
* Please note that international camps take place in the first two weeks of Term 2 and should your child be commencing at this time, they may be required to attend camp.
Students with Learning Needs
Admission to our Learning Support Program depends on a match between your child’s needs and the level of services we have available. AIS is unable to offer a full package of special education programs and for that reason, applicants will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine if learning support is needed. Positions for students requiring learning support are limited. Capacity to fully access the mainstream curriculum will be a prime consideration.
There are some students for whom we are not able to provide a support program, for example those with intellectual disabilities, physical handicaps or pronounced social, emotional or behavioural difficulties. Students with learning differences must be able to function within a regular classroom, given the available support services.
English as an Additional Language
English as an Additional Language (EAL) programs are offered to those students whose first language is not English. Testing prior to enrolment is necessary for entry into this program.
In accordance with Singapore law, Foreign System Schools (FSS) such as AIS may admit only students who are not Singapore Citizens – either by birth or registration.
Singapore Citizens who are age appropriate for Primary One (P1) in the following year are required to submit an application to the Ministry of Education if they wish to attend an FSS / international school (AIS will do this on your behalf). Applications to the MOE are considered on a case-by-case basis and approval required before we can offer your child a place.
Singapore Citizens may attend AIS Preschool without prior approval from the MOE.
The following student will require a Student's Pass:
- Students whose parents are Permanent Residents of Singapore, but the student is not
- Students who are not eligible for a Dependant's Pass (for example step children)
- Where neither parent has an Employment Pass
Please be sure to advise our Admissions Registrar at the earliest opportunity if your child will require a Student's Pass. If your child’s enrolment is accepted, and provided all enrolment conditions are met, we will apply for the Student's Pass on your behalf (click here for more information on Student's Passes from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority).
As a parent, you will be responsible for applying for your own Long-Term Visit Pass, should it be required, once the Student's Pass has been approved (click here for more information).
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