LEARNING TO BE THE BEST, FROM THE BEST.
LEARNING TO BE THE BEST, FROM THE BEST.
MOTIVATING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Every so often, we meet somebody who truly inspires us to excel. We are excited to introduce this highly respected program from our Singapore campus to Stamford, where we invite the world’s most inspirational minds, industry leaders, artists and athletes to engage with our students, invigorating, inspiring and motivating them with the drive to excel in their chosen paths.
We place a special emphasis on science in our curriculum and offer a problem-based Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMinn) Program to challenge students in these disciplines through critical thinking and real-world application. On Tuesday, May 9th, we invited Dr. Bunhead to delight children and their parents with a mesmerizing scientific experiment exploring the unique properties of liquid nitrogen. Dr. Bunhead also talked about the life of being a family theater performer and the benefits of engaging in a STEMinn Program from young. After meeting Dr. Bunhead, children enjoyed experimenting and making their own hypotheses with science kits such as Energy Sticks and Gotcha Gadgets. See photos here > | Read full article about Dr. Bunhead's visit written by South China Morning Post here >
Celebrated award-winning children's author Sarah Brennan is visiting Stamord American School as part of our Global Mentor Program to inspire a love of literacy in children and parents. Sarah draws inspiration from living in Hong Kong and has written best-selling books about Chinese history and culture, including Chinese Calendar Tales and the Dirty Story series for elementary school aged kids. Stamford is pleased to invite parents and their children to meet Sarah and join us for a free storyreading session (for children ages 3 to 6 years old) and a free writing workshop (for children ages 8 to 11 years old). See photos here > | Read full article about Sarah Brennan's visit written by South China Morning Post here >
Michelle Sun, Co-Founder & CEO of First Code Academy, is visiting Stamford American School as part of our Global Mentor Program to inspire parents and children to be change-makers and creative entrepreneurs. Nominated as one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" for Enterprise Tech, Michelle believes every person should be empowered to use technology to express themselves and bring their ideas to life. During this exciting seminar, Michelle shared with parents her experience starting her own company, and gave her thoughts on the importance of innovation, coding and digital literacy in the 21st century. See photos here > | Read full article about Michelle Sun's visit written by South China Morning Post here >
We invited Ms. Joy Koh, the highest qualified gymnastics coach in Singapore, to fly down to Hong Kong to inspire children here to achieve more than they believe they can. Joy led free gymnastics workshops to teach children a combination of movement patterns and foundational sports skills (see photos here). Joy was delighted to meet with parents to give a talk on "Raising Champions", where she discussed character building through sports and how to succeed inside and outside of the gym. While in Hong Kong, Joy was also interviewed by South China Morning Post on her experience as a World Championships judge and coach (read the full article here).
As a school focused on innovation we work with mentors who share this vision and passion. In October 2017, we invited Bay McLaughlin, co-founder and COO of Brinc which began as an IoT (internet of things) accelerator company that expanded into a product design studio and an education platform with offices in six countries around the world.
Bay shared with our students his journey in innovation from early in his career in Apple, to working in his own start-up companies until co-founding Brinc in 2014. Bay also showed some of the innovative products that Brinc is helping to bring to the market for the betterment of health. Students saw how innovation can be used to help solving the world’s problems and were inspired to think beyond the traditional constructs of innovation and challenge themselves. Students will also be visiting Brinc’s office to see the company in action and meeting other innovators like BAY throughout the school year as their learning journey continues. Bay also spoke to our parents and teachers about how we can help inspire the next generation of transformative thinkers.
Medalists, record-holders and other renowned sportsmen and women coach and inspire Stamford students on the spirit of competition and their own fascinating experiences that have made them household names. World-renowned Olympic fencing athlete Coach Lau Kwok Kin is also one of our global mentors. Coach Kin led a fencing workshop and shared the benefits of fencing and sports on childhood development. Coach Kin, in co-operations with his team of experienced fencing coaches, leads our after school fencing program. Coach Kin will be sharing more of his expertise and his journey to Olympic success throughout the school year with more student workshops to follow.
Michelle Sun, Co-Founder & CEO of First Code Academy, visited Stamford American School as part of our Global Mentor Program to inspire parents and children to be change-makers and creative entrepreneurs. Nominated as one of Forbes' "30 Under 30" for Enterprise Tech, Michelle believes every person should be empowered to use technology to express themselves and bring their ideas to life. During this exciting seminar, Michelle shared her experience of starting her own company and gave her thoughts on the importance of innovation and digital literacy in the 21st century. Parents who attended also had the chance to ask her questions about entrepreneurship, coding and what these mean for our next generation.