Founding Director of Melbourne Specialist International School and White Lodge Education Group Services
Welcome to ASPIRE Centre!
ASPIRE is a centre dedicated to providing continued support and learning for individuals who are differently abled. We welcome students of all nationalities aged 16 years to adulthood. Our centre offers a holistic program set in an environment which fosters a love and excitement about learning. It provides continuity for learning after graduation from our Melbourne Specialist International School or any other special educational needs school.
At ASPIRE, we have specific limits on class size and teacher/student ratio as we believe young adults will thrive in a small, nurturing environment with higher levels of individual and small group instruction. My own 30 years in teaching, in particular my work in early childhood, primary and inclusive education, have convinced me that a school model provides an excellent learning opportunity for students who need developmentally appropriate programs. ASPIRE provides a strong framework, overlaid by a commitment to high standards of pastoral care, the development of vocational skills and life skills. We believe these crucial elements are the basis for providing students in Singapore a wonderful opportunity as they are the gateway to independence and developing “a lifelong love of learning”.
At ASPIRE, we believe that our welcoming community is a key factor which helps families to settle quickly and smoothly into routine and or a new life in Singapore. Parents are actively encouraged to participate in many activities and to enjoy our diverse community.
We look forward to welcoming your family into our ASPIRE community.
Ganesh Kanapathy is a trained professional formerly from the Singapore Armed Forces. He has many years of experience in logistics and manpower management and served the nation for more than 15 years where he held various command roles. This presented him with the opportunity to enhance his people management skills. He joined the company in 2006 and has a Masters in Business Administration from the UK together with a Diploma in Child Psychology and Counselling .Ganesh has been an extraordinary leader in the development of both White Lodge Education Group Services and Melbourne Specialist International School.
Ganesh has strong leadership skills and is actively involved in Council work that he enjoys.
Financial assistance for programmes are provided on a case to case basis. Parents are to be open and transparent about their financial situation and provide all the relevant documents to apply for financial assistance. Interviews and home visit may be conducted by our officers as part of the financial assistance application process.
Celebrating Inclusiveness & Talent Development
Giving all individuals who are differently abled a right to be included in the society and to optimise their quality of life.
To be a model centre providing excellent service and talent development to differently abled people to overcome barriers caused by disadvantage.
We place great importance on individual needs and offer high quality services to create pathways from residential settings to community inclusion
We work collaboratively with professionals and specialists and place paramount importance of the deliverance of services.
Our values define us, and we are committed to demonstrating respect and courtesy to the whole community. We are proud, responsible educators and business
owners who are dedicated to making a difference in the world.
Melbourne International School
MSIS was established in 2014 by Jayne Nadarajoo to give all children and young people with disabilities an equal right to learn, thrive and achieve in a warm and welcoming environment. The school takes pride in building an inclusive community and believes that everyone can contribute to society in some way.
It is located in the heart of Dempsey, surrounded by lush greenery, with specialised facilities and equipment to cater to students’ different needs. These include a gymnasium, dance/music studio, sensory retreat and an enclosed yard for outdoor play and sports.
The curriculum is designed to help young children become confident and independent adults regardless of their disabilities. Our unique three-pronged approach brings together the expertise of teachers, and therapists to work on specific needs of each student, weaving creating therapies into all classroom activities. Visit Melbourne International School to book a tour today!
The GUILD International College
The GUILD International College is Singapore’s first private arts and trade based college for students 16 years and above with the objective to offer an inclusive environment where students feel safe and empowered to co-create their future.
It offers an educational programme that prepares students for independent living and that provides them with the skills they need to become accomplished working adults. The programme will equip them with life skills such as community skills, handling technology, personal safety, social skills, etc. to confidently face real-world challenges outside of the school environment.
We offer a highly personalised and rewarding student experience with excellent campus facilities, small class sizes, qualified and dedicated teachers and industry partnerships to help students navigate an ever-changing economic marketplace. Visit The Guild International College to book a tour today!