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Fernvale Gardens School
Nurturing a Community of Inclusiveness
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Fernvale Gardens School
Nurturing a Community of Inclusiveness
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Fernvale Gardens School
Nurturing a Community of Inclusiveness

Greetings from FGS

Dear Caregivers & Partners,

Welcome to our website. We hope to show you the range of programmes and services we provide our students in Fernvale Gardens School, a special school set up in the Sengkang area and which began in 2008. Every child that walks through our doors is special to us, and we look at how we can build on their current strengths as individuals to help them be as independent as they can be.

We have a robust curriculum, shared amongst the MINDS Schools, which caters to the needs of our students. This curriculum helps to build our students’ confidence in essential skills such as communication, use of numeracy skills, socialisation and self-care, all taught in a very functional manner to help them make the skills relevant in their daily lives. It also prepares individuals to meet the challenges and opportunities of today’s world.

Students are given the necessary support physically or structurally as the need might be. Students also pick up vocational and recreational skills, which are important in helping them remain engaged with the community. We also give equal emphasis to the development of skills in IT, sports, the arts, and the sciences.

We believe in working closely with caregivers in bringing out the best in their children. We also work with the community around with a firm belief that our students need to be active members of the community they live in. With support from our partners, we believe we can create opportunities for our students to shine, to grow in confidence, and show the world their unique abilities.

I welcome you to explore our website further, and if you prefer a closer look, feel free to call us to arrange an appointment. If you want to have an opportunity to work with our students, you are welcome to join us as a volunteer. I also wish to take this opportunity to thank all our stakeholders for their contributions towards the well-being and development of every single student at Fernvale Gardens School.
Mr Gerard Vaz Principal, Fernvale Gardens School

Our Approach

Life at FGS is filled with amazing fun and discovery. Our students are constantly engaged through programmes, and learning experiences thoughtfully crafted to develop their skills critical for continued success while nurturing their interests and talents.

Arts Programme
We believe that drama is a powerful vehicle for developing their self-confidence, character, and skills across disciplines. Our drama-based curriculum is designed with Applied Drama Practitioner, Mr Michael Cheng, to provide our students endless opportunities to explore their own voices, and forms of expressions confidently in a safe environment.
ASD Programme
Our ASD programme goes beyond teaching. We see autism as a way of life. Adopting international autism-teaching practices, we tailor our learning environment, activities, and teaching approach to maximise learning in students with an autism spectrum disorder.
i-Tile: An Interactive Educational System
Developed by Dr Goh Wooi Boon, Associate Professor of Nanyang Technological University with a team of researchers, our i-Tile interactive educational system develops students’ literacy, numeracy, and collaborative learning skills through meaningful play. The reconfigurable nature of the i-Tile system allows us to adapt and design new learning activities to meet their students’ diverse learning needs.
Providing Inclusive Learning Experiences
Learning at FGS goes beyond the classroom and school. We create inclusive learning experiences through our satellite partnership with Fernvale Primary School (FVPS) where students enhance their skills across domains through meaningful buddy-reading programmes and activities with other children.

Our Co-Curricular Activities

Our robust co-curricular activities provide our students a safe space to engage in their interests and passion while fostering a sense of belonging by connecting them with students of shared interest.

Sports Club
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Scouts
Girl Guides & Brownies
Modular CCA

Our Facilities

Autism-Focused Classroom
Housekeeping Training Room
Retail Training Room
Food & Beverage Training Room
Multi-Sensory Playroom
Multimedia Lab
Amphitheatre
Fernvale Farmland
Toy Library
Dance Room
Occupational Therapy Room
Speech and Language Therapy Room
Physiotherapy Room

Parents’ Testimonials

MINDS had done a fabulous job in educating my kid and supported her in school as well as her workplace. The school always encouraged her, push her learning abilities, and mould her skill sets as well as her confidence. With these, we are very grateful to the school and her teachers.

Matilda Chan’s parent

As a working mum, the school teachers constantly update me and a catch up in school to organise talk about my child’s progress and understanding more about what the school has put up.

Pek Cheng Hui’s parent

Admissions

Criteria
Admission is open to any child with intellectual disability who has at least one parent who is:
  • A Singaporean OR A Permanent Resident OR
  • An Employment Pass Holder OR A Three-year Permit Holder (Admission is subjected to approval from the Ministry of Education)
Parents who consider sending their child to MINDS schools can contact the school's social worker at 6481 6697 or fgs@minds.org.sg.

Locate & Contact Us

Address
7 Fernvale Road, Singapore 797635
Office Info
Mon – Fri, 7.45am – 5.15pm
Email
fgs@minds.org.sg
Tel
6481 6697
Fax
6483 2631