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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

Welcome to the website of Fernvale Gardens School!

What is Fernvale Gardens School like as a school for children with special needs from Autism Spectrum Disorder to Intellectual Disability?

We hope to be a school where children explore and discover,
where attention is devoted to what is distinctive rather than just on what is standard,
where focus is on becoming rather than just on being,
where imagination is free to roam rather than all about gaining knowledge,
where the quality of the journey is more important than the speed at which the destination is reached.

Towards these, we continue to innovate and offer a variety of co-curricular activities and purposeful programmes to discover and develop the potential of the students cognitively, aesthetically, emotionally and physically. We believe in building the character and social emotional competencies of our students so that they find purpose and contribute to the community.

From our website, we hope you will catch a glimpse of the joy and achievements of our students, staff and school. Do contact us if you require more information or would like to be part of the work we do!

Mr Matthew Ou 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
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
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


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  
Parents may submit your child’s application using the digitized Special Education (SPED) school application form at or scan the QR code on the left.  

Locate & Contact Us

7 Fernvale Road, Singapore 797635
Office Info
Mon – Fri, 7.45am – 5.15pm
6481 6697
6483 2631
NOTICE OF THE 59TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MINDS: NOTICE is hereby given that the 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) will be held by way of electronic means as follows: Date: Saturday , 18 September 2020 Time: 9:30am (Registration starts at 8:30am) Venue: Online via ZOOM MINDS members will be receiving an email on the notice of AGM and are strongly encouraged to register your attendance to facilitate the verification process on the day of the AGM. For enquiries regardingthe AGM, members may email to or call 849607358