slider banner 2.3 compressed
Woodlands Gardens School
Empowering Students, Enhancing Lives
slider banner 1.3
Woodlands Gardens School
Empowering Students, Enhancing Lives
slider banner 3 compressed
Woodlands Gardens School
Empowering Students, Enhancing Lives
slider banner 4 compressed
Woodlands Gardens School
Empowering Students, Enhancing Lives
Woodlands Gardens School
Empowering Students, Enhancing Lives

Greetings from WGS

Dear Caregivers & Partners,

Welcome to our website. In WGS, we believe that every child is unique and can learn. Our creative and professional teachers help our students develop and gain Quality of Life. WGS staff believe in being bold, creative and caring to make a difference in the lives of our students. The safety and security of the students and staff is always our priority.

Every child that walks through our doors is special to us and we build on their current strengths. Our goal is to help them be self-reliant so that they can integrate well in society when they graduate.  Our robust curriculum caters to the needs of students with intellectual disabilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Apart from communication, numeracy, social and daily living skills, the teachers and our Allied Health Professionals, such as psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists, work closely with you to support your child’s development in WGS.

Feel free to contact us and arrange an appointment if you want to find out more.
Mr Lawrence Chong Principal, Woodlands Gardens School

Our Approach

At WGS, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child. Embodying this belief, our approach towards educating a child with special needs involves the school, the parents and the community at large; and supported by a functional and relevant curriculum. Together, we provide a holistic environment that not only equips our students with knowledge and skills but also empowers them for life.

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 in Motion Programme
Developed by Dr Esther Joosa, founder of Arts of the Earth Learning Hub, our Arts in Motion Programme is thoughtfully designed to develop students’ critical thinking skills, problem solving, and communications. Taking them through an adventure exploring art in different mediums, our students develop enduring curiosity and appreciation for art.
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 autism spectrum disorder.
PAPA Reading Programme
Goes beyond just reading, our PAPA Reading Programme works hand in hand with parents to bring children into endless imaginative worlds by reading to them. Students build an appreciation for reading as they develop their literacy skills while fostering closer bonds with their loved ones.
Kopi Connect
At WGS, we provide an authentic learning experience that becomes their first foray into the service profession. Our students learn to work as a team and whip up delectable cuisines to serve the neighbouring residents. Students also connect with the local community and apply the skills they learn in a deeper context.
Immersive Learning Experience through Augmented Reality
Using augmented reality technology to deliver differentiated immersive learning experiences, students learn to travel independently and navigate the intricate local transport system in a safe and controlled environment.

Our Co-curricular Activities

Our robust co-curricular activities provide our students with 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 Squad
Visual Arts
Performing Arts
Recreation Club

Our Facilities

Autism-Focused Classroom
Housekeeping Training Room
Retail Training Room
Food & Beverage Training Room
Multimedia Lab
Bouldering Wall
Explorer Area
Sensory Corridor

Parents’ Testimonials

Nawfal has shown a tremendous change ever since he was attached to an ASD class. At home, Nawfal has shown to be more disciplined. He knows his home routines and schedule well. Using First-Then schedule, has helped him to understand the time better in regards to what is to be done when. He is aware of his meal and bed times. He follows through the timings independently. Nawfal is also able to control and manage his emotions well. He communicates his needs and wants using the communication file, which was prepared and given to him by his teacher to use at home. Sometimes the decisions made at home may not be favorable to him, but he still follows through without any tantrums. He has learnt to self–regulate by sitting alone at the computer desk to calm himself down. During this Circuit Breaker period, I have explained to him that we will not be able to go out and we have to stay home. Nawfal did not show any anger or throw tantrums at all. He stays home and does his HBL given by his class teachers well and diligently.

Harith Nawfal’s parents

My son, Maximus Lee started his journey in Minds Woodlands Garden (WGS) when he was 7 years old. Maximus is well liked in school and feels the love of many teachers, staff, and friends. Maximus always feels happy to attend school, as parents we can feel his happiness in WGS. Apart from the physiological well-being, the school started on structured teaching method for their ASD class. This structured teaching is essential and important in shaping and molding Maximus. He has learnt new skills, internalised them, and has been able to carry those skills over into other settings. He is more independent now and has shown improvement in focusing and giving eye contact when talked to. He is also learning skills which will help him in the future, he now cleans the table after his meal and folding clothes with him is a fun activity that we both enjoy. During this Circuit Breaker period, Maximus is doing Home Based Learning at home. The teachers are very concerned about his learning and have been calling us to check on him thrice a week. They even guided my helper through video call and video modelling on how to teach Maximus on his school work. My wife and myself are pleased with the progress and development of Maximus and we sincerely thank the school, Principal - Mr. Chong, Teachers - Ms. Santha, Ms Nadiah, Ms Zalinah, the Therapists and other WGS staff.

Maximus Lee’s parents

After attending the ASD structured teaching class, Ashton has had the following improvements. He is able to follow a given timetable. He gives priority to important tasks first before he continues with others. He is more independent. He pays more attention. He is able to remain at a spot for a longer duration now instead of walking around. He is able to focus better and gives eye contact when talked to.

Ashton Josh Suresh's parents


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 6468 0566 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

30 Woodlands Ring Road #01-01 Singapore 737883
Office Info
Mon – Fri, 7.30am – 4.30pm
6468 0566
6468 2142
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