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Alec Jiggins

Alec is an experienced educator and administrator from England. He has six years of experience in an international leadership position and 11 years in a classroom environment, successfully leading schools through IGCSE and IB candidacy and accreditation. Alec embraces the initiative in his school where every child is encouraged to maximise their potential whether it is academically, culturally or through sporting achievements. He is the principal of EtonHouse International School at Orchard, Singapore.

Recent Posts

Transition from Primary School to Secondary

When your child moves from a primary school to secondary school, the experience can be overwhelming for them. Previously, they may be used to being in one classroom, having one main teacher who follows them throughout the day. Now, they have to be responsible for moving themselves between classrooms for different subjects, having different teachers, and organising their materials for each...

Is it important to visit universities before making the final decision?

The importance of visiting universities on the shortlist before making the final decision is very subjective, as it is highly dependent on the parent’s personal preference. However, often times, we tend to associate universities in terms of their prestige and standing, as opposed to a physical location and what the university life entails. Besides, due to the growing momentum around online...

Debunking The Top Myth About IB Diploma

The international baccalaureate diploma, a very well established and highly regarded international qualification which started in 1968, continues to grow in popularity despite its reputation for being “too difficult” or only for gifted students. There are now 4783 IB Diploma schools across the world, and since 2012, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by almost 40%. There...

IB Diploma: the New Gold Standard in Education?

As a parent, perhaps one of the most important decisions we make for our children is choosing a school for them. A variety of factors influence that choice, but at the same time, it is also a visceral choice; based on gut feeling as much as it is a logical comparison of pros and cons. At times, the option of different schools is confusing and made all the more puzzling by the acronyms and...

It's Time to Think about Education in the 22nd Century

 

 We are nearly one-fifth through the 21st century. With the pace of technological change, we could start to question if measuring change every 100 years is still appropriate. 

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