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.
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.
ASPIRE ACTIVITY CENTRE
At Aspire we offer students engaging and challenging learning programmes for young adults with learning disabilities aged 16 years and above.
- The programmes include opportunities for high/low ability students with disabilities based on their
- Each student has an Individual Learning Plan to support their continued growth and development.
ASPIRE offers differently abled people the focus on TALENT and will hone it through our 7 different categories
(sports, arts, science, entertainment, digital,hospitality, F&B etc).
Creative & Practical Arts Visual Arts, Drama, Dance and Music are included in this key learning area. Art is used to develop manipulative skills in…
We provide programmes and excursions to help individuals gain confidence in being part of a larger community. Through fun filled outdoor adventures and activities they…
Individual Learning Plans Individual Learning Plans (ILP’s) enable the facilitators to tailor your child’s developmental needs and fully utilize their potential. After an initial review,…
Personal Development, Health & Physical Education ASPIRE seeks to encourage all children to participate and be active through its Movement program. It provides opportunities for…
We will provide the students with an access to day care services and facilities, skill building, experiential opportunities with industry specific partners as well as well signature inclusiveness initiatives such as annual competitions that highlight talents in these categories as well as foster interaction with public to develop the inclusiveness attitude that is lacking.
Increasing self-confidence, promoting independence and independent living.
Available to all our students covering a wide range of activities including Home Skills and Community Skills.
Skills and activities such as Social Skills and Self Care to assist our students to live as independently as possible in the community and to care for themselves as individuals.
Recreation & Living
A wide range of both active and passive interests.
Sports and recreational activities such as sports, arts and crafts, drama, music etc. to enhance students’ gross motor skills, social and communicating abilities, as well as improve their overall health and well- being.
Specialist Education Support
Provide additional support to meet individual needs in areas of development and academics if or when needed.
Planning for the Future
Focuses on helping students to achieve their potential and to participate in activities with the least amount of support
SUPPORTING LEARNING, TEACHING AND CARE
MSIS is a social enterprise member of raiSE SG.
Are carried out continuously throughout the year and demonstrate each student’s progress. Two updates in June and December are shared with parents.
are offered Mondays to Fridays
2, 3, 5-day placements
9am to 12pm
2pm to 5pm
9am to 3pm
ASPIRE offers a contract bus service for all students.
Fees are charged at monthly rate payable over 12 months and are subject to 7% tax when applicable.
Ratio of 1 qualified teacher and 2 team teachers to 4 students is applicable.
$2000 for 5 full days
$1600 for 5 half days
$1250 for 3 full days
$850 for 2 full days
$990 for 3 half days
$690 for 2 half days
*Rates are for 1 month