THE THINKTANK DIFFERENCE
We inculcate independent thought and critical and interrogative thinking, in order to promote self-driven learning strategies and outcomes among our students. We encourage knowledge gains that are motivated by intelligent and innovative solutions. No answer is too absurd, and no solution too inconceivable, when it comes to our inquisitive and open minded approach to growing thinkers and nurturing the global citizens of tomorrow.
TEACH TO INSPIRE
We, the ThinkTank educators, seek to energise and engage students in the classroom and beyond. We believe in pedagogies and methodologies that are tried and tested by years of extensive cognitive and emotional research. The result? A refined, sensorial and motivational classroom environment that aims to bring out the best in our students, wherever they may find themselves on the ladder of progress and achievement.
We highly value our students' skills and unique interests, encouraging them to develop a personal voice and individual portfolio of learning milestones, goals and achievements. Each student is different and presents with distinct sensibilities and socio-cultural competencies. Drawing upon existing abilities and specific developmental/learning exigencies, we embolden learners in their journey to explore, discover and ultimately actuate their aptitude.
THE THINKTANK PARENT TESTIMONIALS
"We are grateful for your support to Calista all these years. Not only has she developed her answering techniques for Comprehension scoring close to full marks for her Prelims, but she has also blossomed in creative writing. I like how she was taught to create her own phrases, similes and metaphors and apply them to her writing. This is exactly what Creative writing is. She has done really well under your care, culminating in an A* for PSLE English"
Ms Cordelia Xavier, Mother of Calista Chang
FEATURED THINKTANK HIGHLIGHTS
THINKTANK CHILDREN'S DAY 2019
1. ‘Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.’ - Roald Dahl
2. ‘Even if you’re little, you can do a lot.’ - Matilda
3. 'Sometimes, you have to be a LITTLE bit naughty' - Matilda, The Musical
4. 'If it’s not right, you have to put it right.’
5. ‘To change the world, it takes a LITTLE genius.’ - The Musical, Matilda
6. ‘Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do it so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.’
7. ‘All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen.’
8. ‘Nobody but ME is gonna change my story.’
9. ‘You can do a lot, every single
life is a miracle.’
10. ‘Children Aren’t Maggots’ - adapted from Matilda
Happy Children’s Day!
The Thinktank Team
THE THINKTANK CORE CURRICULUM (ENGLISH) (SECONDARY): Enrollment open for Term 1, 2020
Inspire confidence, articulate global philosophies and communicate masterfully. The Thinktank Core Curriculum (English) (Secondary) empowers students with the narrative craft and expository style to shape their ideas into precise and clear writing.
Drawing upon a thematic approach with topics ranging from politics, philosophy and poverty, to personalities, places and pets, our masterclass focuses on core critical thinking and linguistic skills for IB, IGCSE, O Level and other students.
Our tried and tested approach targets key competencies such as active reading and interpretation, identifying assumptions, arguments, thematic focus and question type(s), summarising, visual and media literacy, as well as characterisation, sensory and socio-emotional sensitivity.
CONGRATULATIONS: To our stellar cohort of Secondary students!
Presenting the Thinktank Core Curriculum (English) (Secondary) and
Humanities Programme, Class of 2019
We are proud to announce that an overwhelming number of Thinktank Secondary students performed brilliantly in their school and national examinations: > 80% distinctions for English, Literature and Language Arts; > 90% distinctions in the Humanities (History, Geography, Social Studies, Theory of Knowledge, Economics and Business Studies).
Nonetheless, the Thinktank Team is especially elated to hear that our young learners deeply enjoy their enriching seminars and discussions, and the camaraderie they have built up with their peers, above and beyond their wonderful results. Well done, Thinktank (Secondary) Class of 2019!