Australian International School Singapore
About Australian International School Singapore
The Australian International School in Singapore offers high quality academic programs for students aged 2 months - 18 years from over 50 nationalities. Globally focused, distinctly Australian – AIS aims to enable its students to develop into rounded individuals who can thrive in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.
AIS strives to be a globally recognised centre of educational excellence whose students consistently exceed expectations and are committed to addressing the needs of our world.
To enable our students to realise their potential through exceptional opportunities, within a nurturing community which equips them to flourish in life and to make a difference for good.
- Integrity and responsibility
- Acceptance and appreciation of differences
- Care for self, each other, the community and the environment
- Creativity and innovation
- Leadership and initiative
- A balanced and well-rounded education
- The pursuit of individual interests and passions
- Commitment to learning
- Personal Excellence
- Perseverance and resilience
The Australian International School’s ‘globally focused, distinctly Australian’ approach provides students with an international education that is underpinned by the Australian curriculum. As the only southern-hemisphere school in Singapore to offer both the IB and Australian curriculums for students aged 2 months to 18 years, the Australian International School is widely regarded as a leading centre of educational excellence.
AIS is home to more than 2,400 students and 200 teaching staff. Our core focus is delivering high quality academic programs that will enable students to achieve their intellectual potential and have greater choice in their lives beyond school, including access to the best universities both in Australia and internationally. The Australian International school offers a holistic, rounded education, which cherishes the arts and sport as well as academics as being essential to each student’s learning journey. The AIS curriculum and culture not only values academic achievement, but aims to develop students into adults who have a moral commitment to making the world a better place as reflective, caring knowledgeable and principled people.
This ‘rounded education’ philosophy is consistent with the ‘learner profile’ of the International Baccalaureate (IB) which is a world renowned, values based international curriculum, driven by enquiry based learning practices. AIS is a fully accredited IB World School offering the Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the IB Diploma Programme. AIS also offers the Australian Higher School Certificate in Years 11 and 12 and from 2013, the IGCSE in Years 9 and 10.
At the Australian International School we invest considerable resources in student welfare programs. We believe that when a student feels safe and their emotional needs recognised and met, they are in the best place to access the opportunities for learning and personal growth.
There is a place for every child at AIS, and as such the school remains non-selective in its admissions policy, confident that it is not intellectual ability alone that determines an individual’s worth or contribution to the world.
As an international school, diversity is at the heart of the AIS culture. With a community made up of more than 50 different nationalities, students are exposed to a truly global education and the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of other cultures.
We believe that the Australian International School offers an outstanding international school experience which our students will cherish for the rest of their lives.
AIS has continued to grow rapidly since it was founded in 1993, with the latest groundbreaking stage of development due to launch in 2017. The Early Learning Village opened in July 2017 and will provide learning capacity for 800 young learners aged 2 months to 6 years.
AIS is a co-educational school for students from Infants (2 months) to Pre University (Year 12 – age 18+). The School is divided in to two three sub-schools; Early Years (Nursery to 4 year old Preschool), the Elementary School ( Prep to Year 5) and Secondary School (Year 6 – 12). There are over 50 nationalities represented at the School.
Head of School
Mr Andre Casson brings 20 years’ international education experience to the School as the School’s Head of School.
Following a successful career as a Science Teacher and Academic Leader in assorted Independent schools in Western Australia, Andre was appointed to the inaugural position of Deputy Head of Senior School at Dulwich College in Shanghai.. At Dulwich Andre developed a passion for international education and an insight to the challenges confronted by students in a third culture setting. Moreover, he was able to engage with the IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme both as a teacher and manager.
In 2010 Andre returned to Australia to commence the position as Deputy Head of Senior School at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane. In 2012 Andre moved to Singapore to take up the position of Head of Secondary School and in January 2018 Andre assumed the role of Head of School.
School Leadership Team
The School Leadership Team exists to advise and assist the School Principal and the Heads of Early Years, Elementary School and Secondary School in the daily management of the Sub-Schools.
The School Governance & Board Members
AIS is part of the Cognita Schools Group. Cognita is a leading international independent schools group, committed to excellence in education.
The School receives no government funding and is funded by school fees and the investment of shareholders. The School has an advisory board which meets quarterly.
Australian International School Pte Ltd is registered by the Council for Private Education. CPE Registration Number 199204405H. Period of Registration 6 July 2015 to 5 July 2019.
Globally focused, distinctly Australian – AIS is an international school which aims to enable its students to develop into rounded individuals who can thrive in a complex and dynamic world.-