St. Andrew's Autism School

Find out more about life in St. Andrew's Autism School and its programmes.

Vision: A school of excellence, nurturing a community of joyful learners.

Mission: Enabled Learners, Active Participants and Valued Contributors to the Community.

Values:
Love, Integrity, Growth, Honour, Teamwork

General information
Location
Area: Marine Parade
Address: 1 Elliott Road, Singapore 458686
Telephone no.
6517 3800
Email
enquiry@saac.org.sg
Website
https://www.saac.org.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: 
  • Tuesday, 16 March 2021
  • Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: No. 1 Elliot Road, Singapore 458686

Contact no.: 6517 3810

How to register: Register through the school's website.
Admissions timeline
All applicants
Start of school
January to February 2022

Application period
Ongoing.
Programmes
Differentiated Curriculum to complement authentic learning opportunities
SAAS curriculum engages learners in the class, community, as well as simulated authentic environments, within the safety of the campus. This provides learning environments for students to practise learnt skills, before moving on to the community. Differentiated levels of competency in the curriculum domains (e.g. basic, intermediate, advanced), cater to the needs of diverse learners.
Schoolwide Prosocial Behaviours to support positive behaviours for learning
Teachers engage all students daily in lessons on prosocial behaviours as they learn to be safe, responsible and respectful students, and reinforce learning in various school settings with the use of visuals and positive language.
Vocational Training Programme to provide school-based work experiences
Students in the Senior Programme (13 to 18 years old) undergo vocational experiences in areas like food preparation, horticulture, office skills and “live” work in order to apply and hone work behaviours.
Transition Programme to facilitate best possible post-school outcomes for student and family
Starting Transition Planning for our students early in their school life, working in partnership with their parents, enables them to develop the skills and qualities needed for an aspirational post-school and quality of life.
Allied Professional Support to better cater to students’ holistic development
Psychologists, occupational, speech and language therapists, and social workers address students’ learning, behaviour, sensory and transition needs, and strive towards a transdisciplinary approach to maximise the benefits of supports to students and their families.
Learning domains
Primary/Junior
  • Literacy and Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Vocational Skills
Secondary/Senior
  • Literacy and Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Vocational Skills
Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
Sports and Games
  • Aquatics
  • Athletics Club
  • Basketball
  • Bocce Club
  • Bowling Club
  • Football Club
  • Skipping
Performance and Visual Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music Club
Clubs and Societies
  • Clay Club
  • Computer Club
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Lego Club
  • Go Green Club
  • Gardening
  • Science Club
Uniformed Groups
  • Scout Unit: Adventuroos
  • St John Badgers Sett
Highlights
Brandon Lim
Alumni (Graduated in 2019)
Brandon Lim - St Andrew's Autism School
At 13, Brandon had difficulty focusing and used to get into laughing fits when he was excited or anxious. Through strategies to help him self-regulate, he has gained the ability to confidently take on new tasks and challenges.

Upon graduation, Brandon secured work at Bizlink. He was able to follow the instructions of his trainer and work productively even during the period of adjustment to the new environment and people.

Brandon enjoys going for morning jogs with his family, helps with household chores and makes coffee for his mother. He is also learning to manage his own finances and is able to care for himself by applying his eczema medication where needed on his skin.

Brandon’s progress has been enabled by those around him, including his family members and teachers, who have worked together as a team. With continued support, he is likely to progress further and grow his potential.
Zhafran bin Murat
Senior Level
Zhafran bin Murat - St Andrew's Autism School
When Zhafran was younger, he was shy and timid. He usually kept to himself, not daring to speak up or participate in class activities. Today, he is more confident and able to articulate well. He is not only able to travel independently, he is also a caring, big buddy to other students on public transport.

Polite and well-mannered, Zhafran stays active in an effort to lead a healthy lifestyle by doing Zumba in school and at home, and even leads his family in the activity at home. He contributes at home by taking on chores such as sweeping and mopping, and he prepares light meals, such as air-fried nuggets and instant noodles, for his family.

Zhafran continues to expand his interests and develop his skills. Recently, he mastered Peyote beading where with guidance from teachers, he created many intricate pendants, bracelets and rings. He had the honour of presenting one of his exclusively designed pieces of jewellery to President Halimah Yacob as a token of appreciation for her visit.
Mateen Khalique
Junior Level

Mateen Khalique - St Andrew's Autism School
When younger, Mateen would easily get anxious and hyperactive when he faced challenging situations. He voiced gibberish sounds, which made it difficult to comprehend his needs and wants. The use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to enhance his communication has facilitated his speech to a great extent and he is now able to verbalise in short phrases. At home, he uses pictures of his favourite activities and items to communicate with family members.

Mateen has taken on an active role in the Scouts Adventuroos CCA. Persevering through marching drills, he was selected to be a flag bearer for Scouts Founder’s Day ceremony in 2019. As he transits to the senior programme, the foundational skills Mateen has acquired put him in good stead to continue to learn and maximise his full potential.
Note

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