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It takes a village to raise a child” – These are our sister in the village

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Coaches, Managers, Trainees of Forest School Singapore
The main salaried team running the show at Forest School Singapore, which consist of coaches managers and trainees. 
(FSS Team, staff)

Families and Associates, Forest School Singapore
The stakeholders for Forest School Singapore, and the whole village, are our parents, volunteers and associates, their believe and support is what defines the personality of the village.
(FSS Family)

Little Wildflowers, Singapore
They are a nature schooling initiative based on the Steiner-Waldorf approach. They explore and play in the parklands and rainforests of Singapore. They are teachers who are in a good space and supported by a community of family who back the Waldorf way.
Led by Karen Quek & Nancy Ng
(Sister Community – children)

Centre for Nature Literacy & Enterprise (CNLE), Singapore
A centre of creativity at the forefront of nature education and nature-based entrepreneurship. With a mission to empower individuals by establishing connection and sensitivity to Nature and Community.
Started and led by Alexius Yeo.
(Sister Community – youth, adults, children, families, organisations)

Sprouting Seeds, Singapore
It is an Outreach Initiative promoting simple nature play, hand making toys & connecting through stories, songs and rhymes.
Started led by Annabelle & Mong Teng
(Sister Community – children)

Ground-Up Initiative (GUI), Kampung Kampus, Singapore
It is a non-profit organisation that is building a community-driven Kampung in Yishun that involves and connects people with nature. Founded by the late Lai Hock.
Led by the Kampung Council & core team.

(Sister Community – children, youth, adults, organisations)

Forest School at Lower Pierce, Singapore
We are a child led and experiential school. A space where children are free to be. Where children take charge of their own learning and come up with their own thoughts. Where they discover who they are, what they like and what they want.
Started and led by Mindy Tan.
(Sister Community – children)

Nature Explorers School, Singapore
At Nature Explorers School, they believe that every child is unique with specific gifts and areas of improvement. Their experienced coaches will engage each child through a customised scaffolding method to facilitate their learning. They allow children to trust and hone their instincts to take calculated risks, while observing them with a watchful eye. They let children take the lead to solve nature-based challenges and ask open-ended questions to encourage creative solutions.
Started and led by Jenson Ong.
(Sister Community – children)

Roots and Boots Pte Ltd, Singapore
An urban forest school that reflects the unique approach to outdoor learning through forest school philosophy and inquiry-based exploration. Adapting to Singapore’s urban landscape and society, classes are run in parks and beaches in various parts of our city. Roots and Boots believes that a deeper understanding of ourselves as well as the world we live in can be gained through time spent in the natural environment. They advocate for the competent child, who is able to take ownership of his/her own learning and make a difference in the community and natural world.
Started and led by Drizzle Hshieh and Melissa Wu.
( Sister Community – children, families, educators, organisations )

KL Forest Tribe Junior, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
The forest school of KL, situated at Janda Baik, in Radiant Resort. This is where kids transform their worlds by just being the best version of themselves.
Started and led by Sharifah Nurzura Albaiti
(Sister Community – children, families)

International Association of Nature Pedagogy , International
 are a professional organisation designed to promote and support all forms of nature-based education and associated activity and research around the world. The IANP was founded by Claire Warden in Scotland, U.K – the board is made up of innovative leaders and academics in the field of nature based education.
Richard Louv – Children in Nature Network USA | David Sobel – Antioch University, USA | Sara Knight – UK | Anders Farstad – Hvalgard NaturBarnehage Norway | Zazie Mackintosh – Auchlone Nature Kindergarten, Scotland | Doug Fargher– Australia | Wendy Lee – New Zealand
(Sister Community, FSS is a Member of the Association)

Forest School Education, United Kingdom
Running over 60 training courses per year, FSE are the world’s most experienced Forest School training provider with over 15 years of helping educators to change the lives of those around them.
(The Training School and UK Family for Forest School Singapore)

Xiu Nature Connection, Singapore
‘Shinrin yoku’ or ‘forest bathing’ is at the heart of their nature connection programmes. It involves a sensory immersion of our senses in nature. They adopt the methods from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, which is the trailblazer and gold standard in this area of wellness practice.
Started and led by You Min.

(Sister Community – adults, elderly, organisations)

Cher V, Singapore
It is Home based Education group focus on developing academics through the character building, and understanding of family dynamic.
Started and led by Vivian Lum
(Sister Community – youth)

The Dimple Loft, Singapore
They combine the filmic arts with the Reggio pedagogy, that is child-centered and wconstructivist. They believe in self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environments, which is why we work with partners and the community to deliver a rich and diverse learning experience. At The Dimple Loft, children get to design, style, play, mould, paint, act, write, sing, dance — and watch how their imaginative efforts come to life!
Started and led by Joanne Peh
(Sister Community – children)

Ground Up Innovation, Singapore
Growing Grounded Innovators through Nature, Technology & Community. To unlock the world’s creativity, rich heritage & collective wisdom from the ground up towards a more resilient, healthier yet co-creative future
Started and led by Ibnur Rashad
(Sister Community – children, adults, youth, organisations)

Training by Glen, Singapore
Training by Glen (TbG) is a full time established provider of self development private/personalized training for any individuals seeking self improvement, at their preferred location & schedule via their outcall coaching services (within Singapore), and online coaching for people globally.
Started and led by Glen
(Sister Community – adults)

Ashton Movements, Singapore
Ashton Movement is a leading performance agency in Singapore specializing in a wide range of body movement disciplines such as free running and parkour. Their services include performances, stunt works, choreography, photo shoots and many others, provided by more than ten skilled self-taught performers who are seniors in the local parkour and free running community.
Started and led by Ashton Law
(Sister Community – children, adults, youth, organisations)

Survivor School, Singapore
A child-led outdoor learning environment with Forest School pedagogy, focusing on outdoor survival skills. How often do children get the opportunity to make their own decisions and experience the consequences, be it good or bad, in a free yet safe space?
Started and led by Aaron Tan
(Sister Community – children, families)

ICHK Hong Lok Yuen Forest School, Hong Kong
Forest School at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen aims to give students frequent and regular access to the outdoors. The programme’s ethos is based on the principles of self-initiated, inquiry based learning using the natural world. It is designed to give students a deep, rich and meaningful learning experience that cannot be done inside a classroom.
Led by Ho Mei
(Sister Community – children, youth)

Equal-Ark Singapore Limited, Singapore
They are a non-profit organisation that aims to help vulnerable youth remain engaged in the community through education and employment, through a philosophy of equine-assisted learning. They are led by a team of people with huge heart. Forest School Singapore is in partnership with Equal-Ark for cross-training of staff, including work in Scholar-Lite and training session done for staff.
Led by Tze Yong
(Sister Community – organisations)

Hampton Pre-School, Singapore
Forest School Singapore is working together with Hampton Pre-School in an Innovation Project, Embedding Forest School Approach in Singapore Context, which has grants awarded from Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). 12 children, their parents and selected educators are actively involved in various learning experiences organized in collaboration between Hampton Preschool (Tanjong Pagar) and Forest School Singapore.
Led by Veron Law
(Sister Community – children)

Kindizoo Nature Play, Johor Malaysia
They are a Forest School in Johor, Malaysia that shares the same passion as us. Their ethos is to support our charges to grow and flourish in the natural world. Away from the modern day distraction of the iPad “Nanny”, they become self-assured, resourceful and resilient young people, learning to take risk in a safe way, through uninterrupted self-initiated play and exploration. Their founder and director, Alison McGilligan, is a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner as well.
Led by Alison McGilligan.
(Sister Community – children)

Eager Kids Montessori, Singapore
As an enterprising, compassionate and resourceful set up, reflective of the founder’s own principles. They would like to inculcate values such as honesty, integrity and thoughtfulness in their pupils along with their academic development. This will make them considerate and conscientious citizens in this dynamic world.
Led by Anjum
(Sister Community – children)

Lodestar Montessori School, Singapore
This is the first ever Montessori Elementary School in Singapore! We are a group of passionate Montessori educators who would like to bring Montessori education to the next level. Here in Singapore, most people are aware of Montessori at the 3-6 years’ level. But there is more to Montessori than just early childhood education. The Montessori Elementary Program is also called Cosmic Education. Cosmic Education for the elementary-age child helps the child to be aware that everything in the universe is connected and interdependent.
Founded and Led by Anjum and Sheila Ong
(Sister Community – children)

MOVE Academy Singapore, Singapore
Previously known as ADD Academy Singapore, MOVE Academy Singapore aims to make the Yamakasi founders’ experience accessible to everyone. The academy’s curriculum is based on an innovative training programme that uses body weight training for applications in movement — running, climbing, jumping and vaulting, among many other techniques adapted to all levels of fitness, regardless of background, age and gender.
Led by Shie Boon
(Sister Community – children, youth, adults, elderly)

Edible Garden City, Singapore
Edible Garden City champions the grow-your-own-food movement in cities around the world, starting with Singapore.
Led by Bjorn Low
(Sister Community – children, youth, adults, families, organisations)

MAKE, Integrated Math & Science, Singapore
MAKE understand the limitations of formal school, and want more for our kids aged 7 to 12. We know their future will demand beyond academic excellence, a deep sense of creativity and problem-solving competencies.  We want our kids to not only achieve in grades, but equally in character and life skills.  Yet at the same time, we also hope to see them do well in school.
Started and Led by Chee Wee & Jun Hui
(Sister Community – children)

Play2see, Singapore,
Play2see is a unique program for kids who are unique in the way they think, move and interact with others. From Art to Sciences, meetwith games, visits to museums-ups with experts and their own 5 senses curriculum, the children develop confidence and learn how to articulate their thoughts and get inspired. Their mission is to give children an opportunity to brainstorm and assert themselves within a mindful and inspiring environment.
Founded and Led by Stephanie Tahiri
(Sister Community – children)

The Learning Connections, Singapore,
The Learning Connections (TLC) is founded by Juliet and Elaine who started the social-enterprise in November 2009 based on their strong belief that arts education is imperative to children’s holistic development and it should be introduced at a very young age. TLC was built on their passion to bring arts to the lives of children from all backgrounds rooted in their “No Child Left Behind” philosophy.
Founded and Led by Elaine & Juliet
(Sister Community – children)

Wondorous Light Children’s House, Singapore,
Wondrous Light Children’s House. A children’s center inspired by Waldorf Education. They aim to inspire and cultivate emotional well-being and creativity in children through self-directed play, bread making, painting, story telling, craft making, music etc
Founded and Led by Doreen Eng & Yong Ter
(Sister Community – children)

Grundy Wellness Network, Singapore,
Grundy Wellness Network is a Community that promotes holistic lifestyle and Wellness Movement. We use Outdoor Education, Experiential Learning and Sports to educate the community.
Founded and Led by Aifa Ahmad
(Sister Community – youth, adults, woman, families, organisation)

RealEase, Singapore,
They firmly believe that our body is designed to heal itself and the mission is to facilitate and empower people to heal themselves. SFT is a powerful yet gentle healing modality that facilitates healing via the nervous system and consists of light touches on specific areas of the spine we call access points without manipulation, popping or cracking. SFT facilitates a full rewiring of the brain and the body relearns what it already knew, to begin with — how to self-heal. SFT has helped with recovery from chronic headaches, back pain, disc injuries, low energy, infertility, digestive complaints, stress, depression and more. They’ve also seen tremendous improvements in autism symptoms.
Founded and Led by Rowena Choo & David Thoo
(Sister Community – children, youth, adults)

Tesurgir, Singapore,
Tesurgir is a reminder to keep moving, to rise from the muck. A reminder to help others to arise, breathe free and live well, being able to express self through batik. It is a reminder to keep our culture alive and live proud.
Founded and Led by Farah
(Sister Community – children, youth, adults)

Asalato Singapore, Singapore
Asalato Singapore is the first asalato distributor in Singapore and we believe that the world of music and rhythm belongs to everyone. Asalato Singapore aim to reach out to all ages by using this humble instrument to engage, communicate and encourage creativity through sharing the charms of playing this rhythmic instrument, the asalato. “There is a time to hold on and a time to release” – we share the ideals of playing an asalato as we grab and release the gourds at calculated time to create rhythm. There is still so much room to explore in the world of rhythm.
Founded and Led by Madeline
(Sister Community – children, youth, adults)

 

NATURE, Earth

Most importantly, the family on earth that gave us so much, only for us to forget sometimes where our most crucial element of life, oxygen, came from. They will always be the portal to our dimensions.

 

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