JOIN US AT OURPerforming Arts PreSchool
Virtual Open Day 2020

JOIN US AT OURPerforming Arts
PreSchool
2020 Virtual
Open Day

An Exclusive Sneak Peek

MindChamps’ dedicated preschool for the performing arts is now open and we’re offering you an exclusive preview of what our children get up to during the day here.

As centre visits are still on hold, we’d like to invite you to an online tour of the 9,500 sq ft MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool premises at Concorde Hotel.

You’ll get a glimpse of what goes on during our classes, including our special modules in drama, music and singing, and dance. Our curriculum experts will also be sharing about our programme and the various benefits your child will receive from exposure to the performing arts.

Registrations for our Virtual Open Day are now open!

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek

MindChamps’ dedicated preschool for the performing arts is now open and we’re offering you an exclusive preview of what our children get up to during the day here.

As centre visits are still on hold, we’d like to invite you to an online tour of the 9,500 sq ft MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool premises at Concorde Hotel.

You’ll get a glimpse of what goes on during our classes, including our special modules in drama, music and singing, and dance. Our curriculum experts will also be sharing about our programme and the various benefits your child will receive from exposure to the performing arts.

Registrations for our Virtual Open Day
are now open!

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Event Details

When

Saturday, 5 September
10am – 12pm

Where

A live feed on Zoom
(you’ll receive detailed instructions
on how to set everything up
after you register)

During the curriculum briefing, Joseph and Paulene will be sharing more about:

  1. The benefits of performing arts and how it helps your child to develop holistically during the preschool years
  2. Our curriculum and learning outcomes, such as what instruments your child will learn and how your child’s progress will be monitored
  3. How our performing arts modules are integrated with the core MindChamps PreSchool curriculum to give your child’s learning abilities an all-around boost

To sign up, all you have to do is enter your details in the form below and we’ll take it from there.

TimeDescriptionConducted by
10am – 10.15amEnergizer Activity for ChildrenSpecialist Teachers
10.15am – 10.25amWelcome & Ice breakerMs Lynette Chua, Centre Director, MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool
10.25am – 10.40amCurriculum Sharing Part 1Mr Joseph Lim, Deputy Director-General of Education
10.40am – 11amPerforming Arts Lessons in Action & Centre TourMs Elisha Beston, Music & Singing Specialist Teacher
Ms Joanne Ong, Dance Specialist Teacher
Ms Sherilyn Tan, Drama Specalist Teacher
Ms. Joceline Tan, Senior Principal
11am – 11.15amAn Integrated CurriculumMs Paulene Smith, Senior Director for Education and Training
11.15am – 12pmClosure and Q&A sessionMindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool Team

Event Details

When

Saturday
5 September
10am – 12pm

Where

A live feed on Zoom (you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to set everything up after you register)

TimeDescriptionConducted by
10am – 10.15amEnergizer Activity for ChildrenSpecialist Teachers
10.15am – 10.25amWelcome & Ice breakerMs Lynette Chua, Centre Director, MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool
10.25am – 10.40amCurriculum Sharing Part 1Mr Joseph Lim, Deputy Director-General of Education
10.40am – 11amPerforming Arts Lessons in Action & Centre TourMs Elisha Beston, Music & Singing Specialist Teacher
Ms Joanne Ong, Dance Specialist Teacher
Ms Sherilyn Tan, Drama Specalist Teacher
Ms. Joceline Tan, Senior Principal
11am – 11.15amAn Integrated CurriculumMs Paulene Smith, Senior Director for Education and Training
11.15am – 12pmClosure and Q&A sessionMindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool Team

During the curriculum briefing, Joseph and Paulene will be sharing more about:

  1. The benefits of performing arts and how it helps your child to develop holistically during the preschool years
  2. Our curriculum and learning outcomes, such as what instruments your child will learn and how your child’s progress will be monitored
  3. How our performing arts modules are integrated with the core MindChamps PreSchool curriculum to give your child’s learning abilities an all-around boost
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To sign up, all you have to do is enter your details in the form below and we’ll take it from there.

Meet Our
Specialist Teachers

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Elisha Beston

  • Music & Singing Specialist teacher
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
  • Leading roles in Llama Llama Live! (U.S.A & Canada) and MediaCorp’s OKTO A Tale of Song and Dance

Born with a passion for music and performance, Elisha’s childhood consisted of everything from living room piano recitals to singing at the Esplanade with the Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir. She has played leading roles in various stage productions and taught Musical Theatre at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in San Francisco, California.

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Joanne Ong

  • Dance Specialist Teacher
  • Bachelor of Economics and Finance
  • Diploma in Dance, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • Dance (Advance Level), Royal Academy of Dance

Joanne started dancing since she was 3 and has never looked back since. Her extensive dance training in NAFA has given her opportunities to perform and choreograph. With 4 years of teaching experience in dance, she is currently in her final year of RAD’s Ballet Teaching Studies Program (CBTS).

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Sherilyn Tan

  • Theatre Specialist Teacher
  • Theatre Studies, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • One of three Singaporean theatre practitioners selected for the Assitei Next Generation Programme in Tokyo

With 8 years of performing and teaching experience, Sherilyn has worked with local theatre companies and taught students from NAFA School of Young Talent, Act3 International and Little Arts Academy. On top of her passion in theatre, Sherilyn also plays several musical instruments, such as the drum set, guitar and piano.

Join us at our Virtual Open Day to enjoy up to $1700 in savings.

For our Open Day guests only, enjoy up to $1500 in savings on school fees and receive a complimentary premium kit worth $224 upon registration in our performing arts preschool.

*Terms and Conditions apply

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Meet Our
Specialist Teachers

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Elisha Beston

  • Music & Singing Specialist teacher
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre
  • Leading roles in Llama Llama Live! (U.S.A & Canada) and MediaCorp’s OKTO A Tale of Song and Dance

Born with a passion for music and performance, Elisha’s childhood consisted of everything from living room piano recitals to singing at the Esplanade with the Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir. She has played leading roles in various stage productions and taught Musical Theatre at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in San Francisco, California.

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Joanne Ong

  • Dance Specialist Teacher
  • Bachelor of Economics and Finance
  • Diploma in Dance, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • Dance (Advance Level), Royal Academy of Dance

Joanne started dancing since she was 3 and has never looked back since. Her extensive dance training in NAFA has given her opportunities to perform and choreograph. With 4 years of teaching experience in dance, she is currently in her final year of RAD’s Ballet Teaching Studies Program (CBTS).

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Sherilyn Tan

  • Theatre Specialist Teacher
  • Theatre Studies, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
  • One of three Singaporean theatre practitioners selected for the Assitei Next Generation Programme in Tokyo

With 8 years of performing and teaching experience, Sherilyn has worked with local theatre companies and taught students from NAFA School of Young Talent, Act3 International and Little Arts Academy. On top of her passion in theatre, Sherilyn also plays several musical instruments, such as the drum set, guitar and piano.

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Join us at our Virtual Open Day to enjoy up to $1700 in savings.

For our Open Day guests only, enjoy up to $1500 in savings on school fees and receive a complimentary premium kit worth $224 upon registration in our performing arts preschool.

*Terms and Conditions apply

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Your common questions, answered.

To help you maximise your Q&A time during the Virtual Open Day, we’ve prepared the following guide to answer some of your most commonly asked questions.

Want to learn about the curriculum at our performing arts preschool? Read more here.

How is the Performing Arts PreSchool’s curriculum different from the regular MindChamps PreSchool one?

The academic curriculum taught at MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool is exactly the same as that taught at other MindChamps PreSchools. Your child will not experience any reduction in the level of preparation or skills-building he/she receives.

What is different, however, are the specialist modules in Drama, Dance, Music and Singing. These will replace some of our existing enrichment modules and have been fully integrated with the academic curriculum to deepen your child’s understanding in all areas.

What exactly are the performing arts? Why should I be interested in them?

The performing arts refer to creative activities performed in front of an audience, such as singing, dancing, acting or playing an instrument.

Every culture in the world and across history has its own unique forms of the performing arts. Entire countries and races derive their identities from one or more performing arts forms.

Almost every kind of entertainment we have is related to the performing arts, from the National Day Parade and our favourite TV shows to Zumba and karaoke.

What benefits can my child get from an education in the performing arts?

Research has proven that the benefits of participating in performing arts programmes are valuable and numerous. A 2004 study by University of Toronto psychology professor Glenn Schellenberg, for example, showed that the IQs of 6-year-olds increased by three points after a year of music training.

Exposure to the performing arts has also been linked to improvements in areas such as emotional control, linguistic expression, fine motor skills and numeracy, reaping enormous rewards for the development of a child’s whole brain.

It’s time to let go of the misconception that the performing arts are useful only for those considering a long-term career as a performer or artist – your child has much to benefit from as well!

Will there be specialist teachers for the performing arts components?

Your child will be taught by full-time performing arts educators who will build a nuanced understanding of the elements of performance, opening doors for him/her to further develop his/her talents in the future.

These specialist teachers have training in their respective art forms as well as relevant teaching experience in working with young children.

What special items will I have to purchase for my child if he/she enrols?

Your child will need a dance outfit and, depending on his/her level, either one or two kinds of recorder. From 2021 onwards, your child K1 & K2 Champs will also need to have their own violin.

We have partnered with Yamaha to provide the most affordable rates and highest-quality instruments for all of our Champs.

How will my child be assessed?

Your child will be assessed termly according to a rubric based on the 5Cs – Collaboration, Creativity, Confidence, Communication and the Champion Mindset. Each of these traits represents a life skill that will serve your child well in situations throughout his/her life.

Progress will be pegged to age-appropriate outcomes for each level from PG to K2, which teachers will assess based on their observations across the whole term.

Your common questions, answered.

To help you maximise your Q&A time during the Virtual Open Day, we’ve prepared the following guide to answer some of your most commonly asked questions.

Want to learn about the curriculum at our performing arts preschool? Read more here.

How is the Performing Arts PreSchool’s curriculum different from the regular MindChamps PreSchool one?

The academic curriculum taught at MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool is exactly the same as that taught at other MindChamps PreSchools. Your child will not experience any reduction in the level of preparation or skills-building he/she receives.

What is different, however, are the specialist modules in Drama, Dance, Music and Singing. These will replace some of our existing enrichment modules and have been fully integrated with the academic curriculum to deepen your child’s understanding in all areas.

What exactly are the performing arts? Why should I be interested in them?

The performing arts refer to creative activities performed in front of an audience, such as singing, dancing, acting or playing an instrument.

Every culture in the world and across history has its own unique forms of the performing arts. Entire countries and races derive their identities from one or more performing arts forms.

Almost every kind of entertainment we have is related to the performing arts, from the National Day Parade and our favourite TV shows to Zumba and karaoke.

What benefits can my child get from an education in the performing arts?

Research has proven that the benefits of participating in performing arts programmes are valuable and numerous. A 2004 study by University of Toronto psychology professor Glenn Schellenberg, for example, showed that the IQs of 6-year-olds increased by three points after a year of music training.

Exposure to the performing arts has also been linked to improvements in areas such as emotional control, linguistic expression, fine motor skills and numeracy, reaping enormous rewards for the development of a child’s whole brain.

It’s time to let go of the misconception that the performing arts are useful only for those considering a long-term career as a performer or artist – your child has much to benefit from as well!

Will there be specialist teachers for the performing arts components?

Your child will be taught by full-time performing arts educators who will build a nuanced understanding of the elements of performance, opening doors for him/her to further develop his/her talents in the future.

These specialist teachers have training in their respective art forms as well as relevant teaching experience in working with young children.

What special items will I have to purchase for my child if he/she enrols?

Your child will need a dance outfit and, depending on his/her level, either one or two kinds of recorder. From 2021 onwards, your child K1 & K2 Champs will also need to have their own violin.

We have partnered with Yamaha to provide the most affordable rates and highest-quality instruments for all of our Champs.

How will my child be assessed?

Your child will be assessed termly according to a rubric based on the 5Cs – Collaboration, Creativity, Confidence, Communication and the Champion Mindset. Each of these traits represents a life skill that will serve your child well in situations throughout his/her life.

Progress will be pegged to age-appropriate outcomes for each level from PG to K2, which teachers will assess based on their observations across the whole term.

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The Performing Arts PreSchool in Brief

MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool integrates foundations established in the four performing arts disciplines – Drama, Dance, Music and Singing – to help children aged 18 months to 6 years develop key academic (i.e. literacy, numeracy, concept acquisition) and socio-emotional skills.

Our research-based curriculum is developed by renowned performing arts professionals such as Professor Lawrence Scripp, Founding Chair of the Music Education Department at the New England Conservatory, and Dean Carey, acting mentor and coach to Australian stars such as Hugh Jackman.

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To nurture and encourage young creative minds and spirits is such a gift.

Hugh Jackman

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The Performing
Arts PreSchool
in Brief

MindChamps Performing Arts PreSchool integrates foundations established in the four performing arts disciplines – Drama, Dance, Music and Singing – to help children aged 18 months to 6 years develop key academic (i.e. literacy, numeracy, concept acquisition) and socio-emotional skills.

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Our research-based curriculum is developed by renowned performing arts professionals such as Professor Lawrence Scripp, Founding Chair of the Music Education Department at the New England Conservatory, and Dean Carey, acting mentor and coach to Australian stars such as Hugh Jackman.

To nurture and encourage young creative minds and spirits is such a gift.

Hugh Jackman

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Register for Our Virtual Open Day

Enter your details to book a slot.