Eden School

Find out more about life in Eden School and its programmes.

Vision: To become an autism school of choice where potential is maximised and lives positively transformed

Mission: To provide a quality education through an autism-focused curriculum, competent staff and strong family collaboartion

Values: Character, Competence, Compassion, Conviction, Contribution

Motto: Where potential is maximised

General information
Location
Eden School
Area:
Bukit Batok
Address: 101 Bukit Batok West Ave 3, Singapore 659168

Eden School 2
Area: Bukit Batok
Address: 1 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Singapore 659203

Note: Eden School 2 is currently located at its interim location at 2 Ang Mo Kio Street 44, Singapore 569250. It will move to its permanent location at 1 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Singapore 659203, in 2022.
Telephone no.
Eden School: 6265 7400
Eden School 2: 6452 0150
Email
enquiry@edenschool.edu.sg
Website
https://www.edenschool.edu.sg
Special needs catered for
Autism spectrum disorder
Age range
7 to 18 years old
Curriculum offered
Customised
School mode
Double session
Services offered
School bus transport
School fees
Visit the school's website for more information.
Open house

Dates

  • Thursday, 18 March 2021
  • Thursday, 3 June 2021
Time
  • 2pm to 4pm
Format
  • Virtual
Contact information
How to register
  • Register through the school's website.
  • Online registration for the first session in March starts on Thursday, 25 February 2021.
Admissions timeline
2022 Primary 1 cohort
Start of school
January to March 2022

Application deadline
June 2021
Applicants at other levels
Start of school
March to August 2022

Application deadline
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Programmes
Stepping Out Learning Journeys
The school’s ‘Stepping Out’ Initiatives started in 2011 – to provide every student with an opportunity to embark on local and overseas learning journeys during the course of his / her educational journey with the school. Such learning journeys provide valuable authentic experiences for students to practice and generalize many of the skills learnt in school. Parents provide strong support to help prepare students for such trips. Besides overnight camps in school, the places of interest visited include SEA Aquarium and Zoom Park, and overseas trips made to Malacca, Penang, Beijing and Perth.
CCA Talent Development Programmes
The school offers a range of CCAs which include bowling, gym, soccer, swimming, art, musical ensemble and reading club. In addition, students who demonstrate potential in a particular area progress on to talent development clubs. Here, students with a strong flair for performance arts and sports may benefit from extra coaching as well as overseas training and attachments.

The school has achieved recognition for its students’ artwork at both the Singapore Youth Festival and the Very Special Arts annual competitions. In the arena of sports, the school trains its athletes in swimming, bowling, bocce and athletics. The school is also building a musical ensemble with students playing the hand bells, tone chimes and ukulele.
Vocational Taster and Elective Programmes
In the area of Vocational Training, all students from age 13 years, learn General Vocational Skills, and are assessed for employability potential at age 15. Students selected for the Taster Programme rotate among simulated worksites (such as Food Preparation, Environmental Cleaning and Office Skills) and are assessed on their strengths and interests. Students who demonstrate potential to be trained for work are then selected for the Elective Programme at age 17.
Learning domains
Primary/Junior
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Work Habits
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Gym
Secondary/Senior
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Work Habits
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • General Vocation
  • Physical Education
  • Gym
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
  • Art
  • Baking
  • Bowling
  • Fitness
  • Gym
  • Handbells
  • Inline Skating
  • Keyboard
  • Percussion
  • Reading Club
  • Swimming
Highlights
Amit Singh s/o Mahendra Singh
Alumni (Graduated in 2015)

 Amit Singh s/o Mahendra Singh Alumni - Eden School
Amit graduated at the end of 2015 and joined the Employability and Employment Centre (E2C) thereafter. After a short stint of employability training, Amit was hired by Edible Garden City Pte Ltd in June 2016 as a Junior Urban Farmer, a job he has held since then. His main tasks include sowing, seeding, weeding, watering of seedlings, harvesting and packing. Clear visual instructions enable Amit to carry out his tasks independently.

Amit is a cheerful and happy boy who has unclear articulation. When in Eden School, the teachers taught him to use gestures and speak slowly so that he can be understood. When corrected, Amit would hurt himself or hit out at things around him. He had learnt to regulate his emotions, and express his emotions and needs with simple words, gestures or facial expressions.

Home support for Amit is admirable. During the period of his employability training, Amit’s brother and sister would travel with him to train him in taking public transport. His sister would print out Amit's communication cards and encourage him to use them to communicate. Mum would go through social stories on appropriate behaviour when travelling on public transport.

With good home support, not only does Amit help out with housework at home; he goes to his grandmother's house on a weekly basis to help out with chores.
Bryan Heng Yu Hung
Vocational Elective Programme

Bryan Heng Yu Hung - Eden School
Bryan is a shy boy by nature. When younger, he did not know how to approach or initiate a simple conversation with his peers or teachers. He would just look and repeat what he heard. Over the years, his teachers taught him conversational strategies, and provided intentional opportunities to practise these skills with his peers and teachers. Today, Bryan is able to participate in group lessons and initiate simple conversations.

Bryan is in the school’s vocational elective programme and has attained the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Statement of Attainment for Food Safety and Hygiene, and Hard Floor Cleaning. It had not been an easy journey for Bryan who had found it challenging adapting to the demands of the programme. His positive attitude, tenacity and resilience saw him through.

Bryan’s mother is a strong pillar of support for him. She works closely with the school, providing autism-friendly supports at home, and gets Bryan to share photos of his home learning on social media, hence widening his social network.

Bryan’s positive attitude towards learning, strong family support and close home-school collaboration are key ingredients that stand Bryan in good stead for positive post school outcomes.
Louis Tan Kay How
Junior Level
Louis Tan Kay How - Eden School
Louis is an eleven-year-old boy with autism. He is a shy and timid boy by nature. When he first joined Eden School in 2017, he was very quiet and only greeted familiar teachers. Autism supports such as a daily schedule provided Louis with the assurance and predictability that he needed to achieve small incremental successes.

Louis was able to perform in a skit during the school’s Annual Graduation Ceremony in 2018. At first, Louis cried and refused to take part. Teachers kept rehearsals short and instructions simple. Along with constant encouragement, Louis overcame his anxiety and took on a minor role of a train with just one line “Chugga Chugga Chu Chu train!”

Louis’ strength and interest lies in the arts. Teachers involved him in various art projects such as the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) and the Mental Health Art Project. The combined class artwork saw Louis and win the Special Commendation Award at the SYF. The art piece was displayed at the National Museum.

Louis used to cry in group activities as he was overwhelmed by the sound of the toys being played with. With the use of social stories, Louis learned that he could cover his ears if the environment gets too loud. He could also tell teachers that he does not like the loud sounds and ask to sit out. With these coping strategies, Louis now enjoys group activities with his friends.

Louis loves to interact with others. The use of an Aided Language Stimulation (ALS) board has taught Louis to form and expand his sentence structures. He now initiates conversations by commenting on his surroundings!
Note

All information listed above is provided by the school. Visit the school's website or contact them to find out more.