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.