We held a free P6 Math Intensive Revision camp on 21, 22, 28 & 29 April 2020 for students of parents working in the healthcare sector and for those who had made a contribution towards Covid-19 relief to giving.gov.sg. We would like to give thanks to those who worked hard in the frontline during this period. GATE will endeavour to take care of your kids…
On the 18th of August 2019, we held our biennial CEO Charity Forum event at the Nanyang Girls’ High School Auditorium.
Our students played hosts, lead a controversial panel discussion with corporate leaders, and some presented as “Grit Speakers” sharing their challenges and encouraging fellow students with their grit and passion.
Our charming preschoolers presented both skit and song items and we also honoured the top guns of the Australian Math Competition amongst our gifted students, from the multiple domains.
We raised a total of $18,800 in total ticket sales and art auction, donated to Nanyang CCC and Juying Secondary School to support the less privileged children.
Gifted and Talented Education Centre, which has branches in Balestier and Bukit Timah and caters to high-ability students, started a programme for pre-schoolers in 2013. It currently has almost 100 who take part in its class in language, humanities, science and general knowledge.
Co-founder Claudia Yu said parents sign up after discovering their children are “very advanced in areas like numbers or verbal comprehension”. “Parents start to ask for help and learning support so that children can be exposed to more things,” she said.
She warned that gifted children could become unmotivated and unwilling to learn later on if they do not receive guidance.
Children at the centre learn more than phonics and the alphabet. They are trained in visual and spatial skills through tasks such as producing math puzzles. They also learn about current affairs.