Singapore's growing homeschool scene abuzz with activity

It will hold its first 'high school' prom, has activities such as sports meets, career talks

The growing number of activities online and offline, such as the Children's Craft Fair held last year, has made homeschooling as an alternative route more visible in Singapore, say some parents.
The growing number of activities online and offline, such as the Children's Craft Fair held last year, has made homeschooling as an alternative route more visible in Singapore, say some parents. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG
Ms Eva Chander with her husband Prem Chander and their six-year-old son Constantine, who is homeschooled.
Ms Eva Chander with her husband Prem Chander and their six-year-old son Constantine, who is homeschooled.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

From sports meets to career talks to a "high school" prom, the homeschool scene here has grown and is abuzz with activity.

It is holding its first prom in May, for homeschooling teenagers who are aged 12 and above, so they can have that once-in-a-lifetime youngster experience.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 25, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore's growing homeschool scene abuzz with activity'. Subscribe