Rainbow Centre Schools

Find out more about life in Rainbow Centre Schools and its programmes.

Vision: Beyond disabilities: empowered and thriving in inclusive communities.

Mission: We are committed to enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families through:
  • Providing person-centric programmes and services to enable them to achieve their fullest potential.
  • Leading innovation and developing capabilities that better support their needs and aspirations.
  • Advocating and engaging partners and the public to co-create an inclusive community.
Values: Dedication, Integrity, Respect, Excellence, Compassion, Teamwork

Motto:
Empowered. Included. Thriving.

General information
Locations
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School
Area: Queenstown
Address: 501 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149306

Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School
Area: Yishun
Address: 15 Yishun Street 61, Singapore 768548

Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School
Area: Sembawang
Address: 21 Admiralty Lane, Singapore 756944

Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School is currently located at 11 Marsiling Lane, Singapore 739148. The move to its permanent location at 21 Admiralty Lane, Singapore 756944 is projected for 2023.
Telephone no.
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School: 6472 7077
Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School: 6482 2592
Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School: 6817 9300
Email
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School: rcmds@rainbowcentre.org.sg
Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School: rcyps@rainbowcentre.org.sg
Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School: rcahs@rainbowcentre.org.sg
Website
https://www.rainbowcentre.org.sg
Special needs catered for
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School: Multiple disabilities, autism spectrum disorder
Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School: Multiple disabilities, autism spectrum disorder
Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School: Autism spectrum disorder
Age range
7 to 18 years old
Curriculum offered
Customised
School mode
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School: Double session
Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School: Double session
Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School: Double session
Services offered
  • School bus transport
  • After-school student care
School fees
Visit the school's website for more information.
Open house
All open houses are held online.

Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School
Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022
Time: 9am to 10.30am

Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School
Date: Monday, 18 April 2022
Time: 9am to 10.30am

Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School
Date: Thursday, 21 April 2022
Time: 2pm to 4pm

For all open houses: 
Contact information 
How to register
Register online by Friday, 1 April 2022.  
Admissions timeline
2022 Primary 1 cohort
Start of school
January 2022

Application deadlines
  • Phase 1: Tuesday, 15 June 2021
    School offers in July 2021.
  • Phase 2: Thursday, 30 September 2021
    School offers in October 2021.
Applicants at other levels
Start of school
To be advised based on vacancies. Please contact Admissions at school.admission@rainbowcentre.org.sg to enquire.

Application deadline
Ongoing.

The admissions timeline is the same across the Rainbow Centre schools.
Programmes
Junior Programme
The Junior Programme focuses on building foundational knowledge and skills for self-care and self-management, and better access learning for the future.
Middle Programme
The Middle Programme focuses on developing pathways for discovering self, and for exploring the wider community.
Senior Programme
The Senior Programme focuses on forming a sense of personal agency in making choices and interdependence with community for transition to adulthood
Therapy Services
The school adopts a collaborative approach to service delivery that includes parental involvement, learning experiences that are both school-based and work-based, use of community-based resources and services and supports such as psychology, social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, and music therapy services.
Good Life Transition Planning (Holistic approach to acquiring Quality of Life)
Good Life Transition Planning is Rainbow Centre's person-centric transition planning programme which facilitates development of students’ post 18 goals on being engaged, independent, safe, healthy, connected and included and heard.
In-Curricula Enrichment (ICE) and Co-curricular Activities (CCA)
Rainbow Centre Schools carry out In-Curricula and Co-curricular activities in and outside of school curriculum hours respectively to expose our students to various sports and arts activities.
Family Empowerment Programme
Family Empowerment Programme is an intensive one-on-one parent coaching programme which aims to increase parents’ coping ability, self-confidence and resilience by equipping them with skills and strategies to manage their child’s behaviours and strengthening their support network.
Learning domains
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School

Primary / Junior / Middle

  • Daily Living
  • Language & Communication
  • Social Emotional
  • Physical Development
  • Numeracy
  • Vocational: Work Habits

Secondary / Middle / Senior

  • Daily Living
  • Language & Communication
  • Social Emotional
  • Physical Development
  • Numeracy
  • Vocational
Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School

Primary / Junior / Middle

  • Functional Academics: Literacy; Numeracy
  • Action: Physical Development in School and Near school community
  • Community: Daily Living Skills
  • Creativity: In-curricular exposure to various arts form
  • Work: Work Habits

Secondary / Middle / Senior

  • Functional Academics: Literacy; Numeracy
  • Action: Physical Development in school, near-school and near-home community
  • Community: Community Engagement, Mobility Training in Community
  • Creativity: In-curricular exposure to various arts form
  • Work: Learning spaces, Internship
Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School

Primary / Junior / Middle

  • Functional Academics: Literacy; Numeracy
  • Action: Physical Development in School and community-based involvement
  • Community: Daily Living Skills
  • Creativity: Art and music
  • Work: Work Habits

Secondary / Middle / Senior

  • Functional Academics: Literacy; Numeracy
  • Action: Physical Development in School and community-based involvement
  • Community: Daily Living Skills, Community Engagement, Mobility Training in Community
  • Creativity: Art and music
  • Work: Work Habits, Work Skills
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Rainbow Centre - Margaret Drive School
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Creative Movement
  • Gymnastics
  • In-line Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Soccer 
  • Swimming
  • Percussion
  • Robotics
  • Sensory Art
  • Visual Arts
Rainbow Centre - Yishun Park School 
  • Creative Movement
  • Cycling 
  • Dance
  • Futsal
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Choir
  • Chinese Drum
  • Stop Motion
  • Visual Arts
 Rainbow Centre - Admiral Hill School
  • Bicycling - Cycling
  • Creative Movement
  • Equine-assisted learning
  • Gymnastics
  • In-line Skating
  • Batik Painting
  • Percussion 
Highlights
Chai Chang Xun
Alumni (Graduated in 2019)

Chai Chang Xun - RCYPS
Chai Chang Xun graduated from RCYPS in 2019. He and his family started the Good Life transition planning sessions with the school team from 2018. The experience has provided the family with insights and possibilities about Chang Xun’s future pathways. Through these sessions, Chang Xun expressed his dream to be a pianist, which started with Beautiful Mind Music Academy talent scouted him in a school’s audition. Since then Chang Xun has developed such love and passion for music which led him to pursue his music training leading to his current pursuit of ABRSM Piano Grade 8 examination. The school continued to open up opportunities for Chang Xun to perform at internal and external community concerts, his music captivated many hearts which landed him a part-time job at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) cafe playing the piano during lunch hours.

Chang Xun is very loved and cared for by the KTPH personnel who saw his potential and good work attitude, and thus offered him part-time work at the kitchen. He works with a buddy to prepare food and deliver them to the surgeons, doctors and nurses. He has established a strong bond with the KTPH community who admired his tenacity and commitment to work.

Through attending the Community Connect Fair in 2018, the family was pleasantly surprised to find out that Chang Xun has also a keen sense of fashion and they signed him up with the Singapore Fashion Runway course. He participated in fashion shows walking the runway with much confidence, and this may be another possible career option for him. 

Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid
Senior Programme

Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid
Alysya is a bright student who has an ability to think and work independently. She is a fast learner and is very meticulous in her work. Her creative and inquiring mind as well as positive learning attitude illuminates her all rounded achievements. Not only is she performing well academically, she is very accomplished in the area of visual arts with several exhibitions under her belt. She has sold many artworks during the art exhibitions and auctions.

Alysya aspires to be excellent in Sports especially in Badminton, despite her physical limitations. During Play Inclusive Badminton training sessions, Alysya and her unified partner from ACSI displayed good teamwork. Her team shone during the competition and was awarded the bronze medal. Alysya displayed courage and perseverance during the school’s outdoor education water-based instruction programme (Kayaking). Due to her small stature, she faced difficulties engaging in the adapted activities. Despite that, she rose to the challenge, went out of her comfort zone and attempted the activities bravely.

As part of her vocational training, Alysya was in the Laundry Programme in 2019 and is currently doing administrative work in school. She is a trustworthy and reliable worker who will be there to guide her peers and take charge when needed. She is able to learn quickly and execute the task with great precision.

Woodlands Campus – Recess Reimagined

Rainbow Centre School - Woodlands Campus, Recess Reimagined
Recess time is a perennial favourite everywhere, and at RC’s Woodlands campus, students sound like primary school children everywhere, with laughter and shrieks of delight as they learn, play, explore and experience real life scenarios, all covered in fun.

Alumni-run stalls

Supported by RC’s Micro Business Academy in basic business planning, creating a structured stall set up to maximize their participation, and job coaching, some of our RC alumni run a snack shop and a bookshop to serve students with snacks, drinks, fruits and stationery.

One of the great intangibles is the interaction between current students and their big brother or sister in the stalls. These SPED graduates give students the opportunity to practise buying and transacting in a safe and welcoming, yet realistic environment. Student Perry (name changed) would at first take a snack and simply walk off, unable to understand the concept of a transaction. But with a social story and visuals, along with patience and understanding from the alumni, he was soon able to understand the idea of paying for a snack.

Prized playcourt

After buying and consuming their snacks at recess, our students love to explore the fauna in the garden. They also enjoy a playcourt with a floor mural creatively and lovingly painted by school staff together with an artist and some volunteers from inclusive art movement SuperheroMe. The mural’s numbers, letters, colours and animals allow students like Darren (name changed) to learn as they play, and also gives them something creative and fun to use during Physical Development lessons.

Says a teacher: “Darren, who usually doesn’t like physical activities, actually runs/walks around the court following the sequence of the letters. He makes sure to ask teachers or peers accompanying him to read out each letter as he walks past them.” 
All information listed above is provided by the school. Visit the school's website or contact them to find out more.