A SPARK-tacular reason to celebrate at ECDA Awards 2023!
November 17, 2023
At the Early Childhood Celebrations and Conference 2023 organised by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), Star Learners had a reason to celebrate! Six of our centres received their renewed SPARK Certifications, with two being awarded Commendation! In addition, we’re proud to share that one of our Centre Leaders, Soh Aiwen of Star Learners @ Thomson, was one of the finalists for the ECDA Promising Early Childhood Leader award.
These accolades recognise our commitment to providing quality care and education, made possible through the hard work and dedication of our educators and staff, the enthusiasm of our young learners and the support of their parents. Watch this space as we continue on our journey to inspire and grow!
BTS Heroes’ Day: Celebrating Our Everyday Heroes
November 6, 2023
On 20 October, Star Learners celebrated our inaugural BTS Heroes’ Day, a day dedicated to our unsung heroes who work tirelessly Behind-The-Scenes, ensuring the smooth operation of our preschools. From the touching notes and drawings shared by our young learners and their parents, to the charming performances and heartfelt gestures of gratitude, the depth of appreciation for our support staff was palpable.
We extend our sincere thanks to our staff, our children and their families for their enthusiasm and unwavering support, which contributed to the success of our first-ever BTS Heroes’ Day. We look forward to ensuring our everyday heroes receive the appreciation they rightfully deserve each year!
20 Inspiring Years Anniversary Dinner
September 20, 2023
At Star Learners, we’re serious about our mission of Inspiring Heroes – and having a blast while at it! Just look at how we let our hair down at our 20th Anniversary Dinner. More than a milestone, it was a vibrant showcase of our fun-loving spirit, proving that as we work hard, we play hard too! The theme, Heroes’ Wonderland, pays tribute to our literature-based curriculum and honours the heroes in our midst – our educators, who dedicate themselves to inspiring our little ones every single day.
A heartfelt shout-out to our extraordinary Star Learners team and all who have shared this remarkable journey with us. Here’s to many more years of shared success, continued growth and moments to celebrate!
Long Service & Star Awards Presentation Ceremony
July 31, 2023
In a ceremony held in July, we presented long service awards to over 70 of our dedicated staff members who have been with us for 5, 10 and 15 years. We also presented our annual Star Awards to outstanding individuals who have showcased attributes of Character, Confidence and/ or Creativity in their respective roles. Congratulations to all our deserving award recipients! Continue to fly our Star Learners flag up high!
2023 Storytelling Aids Competition for Preschool Chinese Language Teachers – Commendation Award
July 8, 2023
Congratulations to our Chinese teachers Su Qi, Hao Juanjuan and Wang Xia from Star Learners @ one-north for winning the Commendation award at the Storytelling Aids Competition for Preschool Chinese Language Teachers! Inspired by our nation’s history as a major trading port, the team ingeniously crafted a storytelling tool that showcased Singapore’s significance along the Maritime Silk Road. Along with harnessing the power of stories, they used this tool to immerse children in tales of our ancestors’ courageous voyages and introduced the idea of barter trade to them.
20th Anniversary Launch across centres island-wide
May 29, 2023
To kickstart celebrations for Star Learners’ 20th, we launched our anniversary webpage along with staff from our 43 centres and in corporate functions. Some teams got really creative with our commemorative merchandise, through TikTok-worthy clips and choreographed dance moves! Check out a snippet of what went down here. Now, we’re all counting down to the much-awaited 20th Anniversary Dinner, happening 31 August! We hear that a Wonderland awaits!
NIEC Sectoral Learning Journey with Star Learners
May 8, 2023
Together with National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC), we offered a unique learning experience to over 60 NIEC students as part of their orientation week. Three of our centres (Ang Mo Kio, Sembawang Place and Yung Ho) played host to the students on a Sectoral Learning Journey and gave them an exclusive peek into the magic that happens in our classrooms. Our educators warmly welcomed the students and provided them with the chance to ask them anything under the sun on the early childhood industry. We had a blast hosting our guests, and can’t wait for more exciting visits to come!
Star Learners at Not So Little Fair
March 30, 2023
Our Star Learners mascots, Lucas and Sophie, at their first public appearance! High fives were given and hugs were exchanged with the little ones, as interested parents learnt more about our infant and child care programmes at Not So Little fair, a two-day event at Suntec Convention Hall.
November 15, 2022
Educators often read to children, but how often are they read to? As part of our Lunchtime staff engagement sessions, our team of Curriculum Specialists took turns to read and share insights on their favourite books, to our educators island-wide. Part inspiring, part motivating — the educators were thoroughly engaged and enjoyed these readalouds tremendously! We even had our CEO, Meng Wei, as one of our guest readers. Needless to say, it was one of the most popular sessions with over a hundred educators logging on to listen to his storytelling!
Townhall with > 600 staff
October 30, 2022
After two years of virtual townhalls, our over 600-strong staff finally could come together for an in-person event! We wrapped up the year together and counted our wins, both big and little. Staff members also had their burning questions answered directly by our CEO, Meng Wei, and other members of the leadership team. The event ended off on the sweetest note with long queues for traditional ice cream, straight from the cart!
Asian Festival of Childrens’ Content 2022
September 8, 2022
As part of the line-up at this year’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), our colleagues Aiwen (Principal, Star Learners @ Thomson) and Stephanie (Senior Curriculum Specialist) shared how we, at Star Learners, employ picturebooks to promote inclusion! They focused on strategies that can be used during storytelling to introduce abstract topics to children, and the various possibilities in which discussions with the little ones can unfold.
We’re also proud to share that their presentation became the top three most viewed resources for AFCC 2022!
Star Learners, a part of people&baby group
August 2, 2022
Star Learners is now a part of people&baby group, an extensive worldwide network of day cares and kindergartens. Together with more than 12,000 other early childhood professionals in 12 countries, we inspire the next generation of children all over the world.
Spot us across Singapore
July 30, 2022
Our ads have hit town! Spot our latest ad installations at the North-East Line platform of one of Singapore’s busiest MRT stations, Dhoby Ghaut. This ad series profiles how our literature-based curriculum shapes our children into the next generation of HEROes – ones who care for their world and beyond.
‘Dream Big, Shine Bright’ Graduation Concert Class of 2023
December 20, 2023
Congratulations to the amazing Class of 2023! Our Star Learners parents and guests enjoyed every moment of the concert. Our brave performers, from Playgroup to Kindergarteners, dazzled on stage! Here’s to wishing our 700 K2 graduands all the best as they embark on their primary school journey.
Fostering Intergenerational Connections with ‘Start Small Dream Big’ Initiative
October 19, 2023
Our Star Learners children embarked on a meaningful journey to NTUC Health Senior Day Care, bringing joy and smiles to our beloved seniors. They engaged in conversations, shared stories and played handcrafted games that they created with their teachers. The incredible experience is part of the ‘Start Small Dream Big’ initiative, where our little ones are learning invaluable lessons in kindness, compassion, and the joy of giving back! It was beautiful witnessing generations coming together and fostering warm and genuine connections.
Book Club Day & Book Talk with Emily Lim-Leh
September 22, 2023
On Book Club Day, our K1 and K2 children embarked on a delightful literary journey with “My Grandfather’s Rojak” by Emily Lim-Leh (@emilylimleh_writes). We had the incredible honour of hosting the talented author for a special book talk session, where children and parents alike were captivated by her newest picture book. Our little bookworms showcased their creativity too; they rolled up their sleeves and brought the story to life by creating their very own version of rojak in class! Here’s to cultivating a love for both picturebooks and culinary adventures!
‘Our Most Magnificent Thing’ Star Project 2023
July 20, 2023
Our annual Star Project this year was dedicated to inspiring young inventors, with “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires. Our children collaborated across levels, tinkered and created delightful games, inventions and even designed spaces using cardboard and craft materials. It was amazing to see what they could achieve when they put their ideas together and persevered to bring their magnificent project to fruition, just like the protagonist in the book!
Showing Kindness to our Community
June 30, 2023
As part of Start Small Dream Big 2023 project, Star Learners @ Sengkang Sports Centre teamed up with community champions to host a carnival to spread the power of kindness. The children and their families were treated to an afternoon of fun as they performed, played, and raised food donations to support the elderly and less fortunate. What an incredible way to bond and sow seeds of kindness, love and compassion together with the community!
Our newest centre in the East!
January 7, 2023
Let’s welcome our third centre in the estate, Star Learners @ Tampines West! Located at 823 Tampines Street 81, we are just minutes from Tampines West MRT station. With now 43 Star Learners centre island-wide, watch us as we continue to inspire young ones with the power of stories!
‘Music of our Dreams’ Graduation Concert Class of 2022
December 9, 2022
Congratulations to all 670 K2 graduands! Thank you, parents, for choosing us to be a part of your child’s preschool journey. As they continue on their paths ahead, we hope they will continue to inspire the people around them with strength of Character, Confidence and Creativity!
Kicking off an exciting partnership with Lion City Sailors Football School!
November 14, 2022
We are pleased to announce an exciting partnership with Lion City Sailors Football School! This school is committed to introducing the game to youths in Singapore with emphasis on developing their skills via programmes that promise fun, games, and exposure.
To kick off this partnership, Lion City Sailors Football School offered Star Learners families a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch the Lion City Sailors vs Borussia Dortmund game, as well as the opportunity to participate in an exclusive football clinic to grow their passion for the beautiful game.
‘If WE Built a School’ Star Project 2022
July 14, 2022
Every year, our children collaborate as a centre on a project that taps into their creativity, imagination and innovation. This year, we asked our Thought Leaders, “What would it be like if you built a school?” From sketching the blueprint to presenting their ideas and designing the model, our little ones learnt that great plans can be achieved when they put their heads and hearts together!
A Book A Day with National Library Board
April 27, 2022
As strong believers in the power of picturebooks, we join the National Library Board’s mission to introduce new and exciting reads to our children via the ‘A Book A Day’ reading campaign. Every morning, our little ones are treated to story reading sessions by our educators from a wide selection of books from our Book Nooks and the public libraries. What a refreshing way to start the day!