On 7 December 2020, our BibiNogs teachers attended a professional development session conducted by Ms Brenda Yeow, a veteran in science education and a school leader in MOE for 43 years. The session was organised as part of our Teachers’ Training Day to upgrade our teachers’ pedagogical skills. The teachers learnt about inquiry-based learning with hands-on activities and planning of inquiry-based lessons to enable students to understand better the content of the lessons they are working on.
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As part of our Continuing Professional Development for our teachers, three of our BibiNogs’ teachers, namely Ms Haryani, Ms Lisa Li and Ms Candice Ong joined with 100 participants in an online workshop titled “Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the Classroom” on 7 and 8 September 2020 organised by the Principals Academy. The online workshop presented by Mrs Belinda Charles, Dean of Principals Academy, helps to equip teachers with the EQ skills which will give them an understanding of both self and others. It will enrich their teacher-student relationship, give them tools to teach character education, and help them create a productive workplace. This course will enable teachers to identify and understand emotions and the patterns they take as well as navigating a path between conflicting emotions while strengthening values.
BibiNogs in partnership with Principals Academy organised a live webinar titled “Mental Fitness for Parents and Families” on the 29 August 2020 Saturday. The webinar was attended by over 100 parents and friends from Australia, China, India, the Philippines, and Singapore. The speaker was Dr Paula Robinson, a registered, consulting Psychologist, speaker and Managing Director of the Positive Psychology Institute and Applied Positive Psychology Learning Institute (APPLI) specialising in the science, application and integration of traditional Psychology and Positive Psychology. During the webinar, Dr Robinson provided the attendees with evidence-based activities that can help their family to thrive at home, school and work.
What Our Attendees Said…
- This was an excellent seminar. My daughter was sitting beside me throughout, we learnt together. I think this seminar not only benefit parents, so perhaps the school can consider offering this to the students in school.
- It was fantastic! Congratulations for organising it and Dr Paula for her generosity and experience to make it so clear and engaging. The short activity from Smiling Mind/Head Space was super!
- An insightful and effective reminder of having a positive mindset Thank you so much for all the very practical advice, can’t wait to apply them!
- This has been a truly enriching and insightful talk. Thanks very much for generously sharing your thoughts and expertise, Dr, Robinson!
- Probably can we have more short sessions like this which allow busy folks to be able to set aside pockets of time to attend instead of one whole day, which might be info overload? So many wonderful ideas that will be incredibly useful in my work with children
- Paula – that was really practical advice that I can transfer to my parenting and teaching.
- Thank you so much, Dr Robinson, this talk is fantastic and so useful to my husband and me!
- Thank you for sharing Paula! This is great stuff for parents and teachers. And now practise, practise, practise!
Come join our Open House this September and learn more about BibiNogs’ programmes, philosophy and values! We have an exciting line-up of activities and story-telling from 9.30am – 12pm alongside refreshments and goodie bags. Meet our teachers and sign up for free trial lessons of our signature programmes at BibiNogs Preschool (Kings Arcade) and Kids Academy (Serene Center) as well! Special promotions will also be available exclusively for our Open House attendees.
Sat, 21 Sept: Kings Arcade
• Mandarin Immersion (3 to 6 years old): 10am
• English Immersion (3 to 6 years old): 10:30am
Sat, 28 Sept: Serene Center
• Mandarin Babes (9 to 17+ months old): 10:15am or 11:15am
• Mandarin Tots (18 months to 2.5+ years old): 10:15am or 11:15am
• Bilingual Babes (9 to 17+ months old): 9:45am
• Bilingual Tots (18 months to 2.5+ years old): 10:45am
If you have further questions, do email us at email@example.com or call us at 6466 4167. We look forward to having you!
Growing up has always been a bitter sweet and challenging journey for both the child and the parents. When the time has come for the little ones to flap their wings and fly away from the nest, parents are often the ones feeling more nervous and worried about what lies ahead for their little one.
“Will he be able to take care of himself?”
“Is he able to listen and follow instructions?”
“Have I spent enough time to prepare him for primary education?”
“Have I given him too much screen time?”
“Can he catch up in the class?”
“Will he get bullied by his peers?”
The mental struggle is real.
It is thus, the core topic to be addressed in the “Evening with Joyce & Robert”.
Join us this special evening with our two distinguished speaker, Joyce Lim and Robert Pereira, who will be there to support your parenting worries. Empower your mind with the knowledge of how to transit your child smoothly from pre-school to primary school education and have a deeper understanding about the effects of gadgets on education and on the psyche of children.
In hope that when the time has come, YOU, are ready.
Thursday, 4th July 2019
5.30 pm: Registration & Cocktail Reception
6.00 pm: “What you need to know about moving on from Pre-School to Primary School” ~Joyce Lim
7.00 pm: Light Dinner Reception
7.30 pm: “The Influence of Technology on Childhood” ~Robert Pereira
8.30 pm: Question & Answer
Bibinogs Preschool K.A,
559 Bukit Timah Road #B1-01,King’s Arcade, Singapore 269695
• One adult: $30
• Two adults: $50
Contact Evi at firstname.lastname@example.org to register by July 4th. Seats are limited and and payment can be made in cash/NETS.
About the Speakers
Robert is an International Educational Consultant and author of “Why We Bully”. Robert was educated in Australia and holds a B.A. Dip.Ed. from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and a Masters Degree from Fordham University in New York. He is also one of the National Trainers for the ‘Effectiveness Training Institute of Australia’ as well as a Member of the Board of Directors.
Robert offers courses on Communication and Conflict resolution to teachers, parents and clergy. He also offers workshops to teachers, parents and counselors to assist them in addressing bullying in a more educational manner. Robert conducts workshops for school staffs throughout Australia, as well as in New Zealand, Korea and Singapore.
Joyce has extensive experience working with young children in both Singapore and China for about 20 years. She was a Principal at NTUC childcare centre and was invited to set up the workplace-based childcare centre (by Learning Vision) at Ministry of Education in Singapore in 2001. While running childcare centres in Singapore, she was concurrently a free-lance teacher trainer/lecturer. During her stay in China, Joyce ran an international pre-school in Shanghai, before starting her own preschool, Youngstarters Academy (YSA), in Beijing. She created and ran her very own Quotient Program that focuses on building BIG HEARTS and BIG MINDS (E.Q. & I.Q.)
She is currently a Director of BibiNogs, a specialist bilingual and Chinese language preschool, overseeing operations as well as training.
She is also a certified P.E.T. (Parent Effectiveness Training) trainer, and Movement Based Learning trainer, and holds a double degree in Social Work (National University of Singapore), and Children and Family Studies (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia). Joyce also has post-graduate qualification in Early Childhood Education (Advent Links – SAUC).
“There is no ‘best programme’ but the most suitable one for your child.” – Joyce
In early November, we had a very colourful and bright Deepavali celebration! The children savoured different traditional Indian snacks, moulded salt dough into lamps, and had a blast learning Indian dance moves! Way to go, children!
Looking for a fun, well-rounded and educational June holiday camp for your curious child? Check out our exciting June Holiday Programs!!
Details for 3-6 year-olds’ programme, a Minimum of 3 days signup:
For Half Day Programs (9am to 1pm)- available daily
Trial fee: $75 for 1 class
3 times a week: $255 per week
4 times a week: $320 per week
5 times a week: $375 per week
For Full-Day Programs (9am to 5.30pm)- available daily
Per day: $115
Details for 6-30 month-olds’ progamme, a Minimum of 3 days signup:
For Half Day Drop-Off Programs (9am to 12 pm)- available daily
Trial fee: $65 for 1 class
3 times a week: $225 per week
4 times a week: $280 per week
5 times a week: $325 per week
For Parents-Accompanied Programs– various schedule available
Per class: $50
We hope to see you soon!
There was a huge turnout at BibiNogs’ Open House that was held on the 7th and 14th of April 2018. We’d like to thank everyone for joining us!
Parents and children had a blast attending trial classes, participating in multi-domain activities and interacting with pets and peers alike!
We hope to see you at our next Open House!