What Parents Say About Winstedt

Read and watch what other parents have shared about their experiences and how The Winstedt School has had a positive impact on their children and family.

The Stevens Family testimonial


Letters from parents expressing gratitude at the difference the school has made to their families -

“...My son Barney was diagnosed at the age of 5 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and as a result he missed almost two years of school. This left him considerably behind his peers and so we searched long and hard for a school that could deal with this deficit. We finally found The Winstedt School and he settled in well. The school has a unique approach to learning that suited Barney and he began to catch up.

You took the time to sit down and analyse my child and talk with us - his parents - about how we could best help him. You were not afraid to be firm with him yet your patience and kindness seemed endless and slowly his emotional breakdowns started to decrease in frequency.

What we didn't know at the time was that Barney had developed ADHD Inattentive type as a result of the chemotherapy treatment, a common side effect of this treatment. You pushed us to have him tested and we resisted, frightened to put a label on him. Again you took the time to sit with us and explain that he was just not getting "higher order" thinking and that it was not because he was not trying. Through your and the school’s patient explanations we decided to move forward with the testing. This was the best thing that ever happened for Barney -we finally realised that he was trying his best and that he had ADHD Inattentive type and that it was this that was holding him back. To quote Barney "I don't have to fight to stay awake now, I enjoy going to school and learning." His self-esteem has gone through the roof whereas previously he had labelled himself as 'the big dumb kid', he now participates in class and knows he is as smart as his peers.

Throughout your time with Barney, you have been patient and kind. You went over and beyond the call of duty, you communicated with us and pushed us and him and I will always be grateful to you. You have been the biggest and most positive influence in my child’s life and we will be eternally grateful to you. You are the teacher that Barney will remember for his whole life and will thank you when he graduates.

You have an engaging teaching style that keeps children involved, your communication with us as parents was superb, your instincts regarding Barney were spot on and led to a whole new level of learning for him. Your obvious passion for your role along with your enthusiasm and empathy is what sets you apart as a teacher, the rapport you have with your pupils is obvious when I see the trust Barney has in you. Respect goes both ways in the caring environment you have built within your classroom.

The Winstedt School has saved Barney from a mediocre academic life by providing support, education and forcing us to higher our expectations, expectations that he has gone on to exceed. We as a family will be eternally grateful to you Hye Ra and indeed The Winstedt School, you truly are an academic centre of excellence in every way. Sincerely,

Annie Kirk-Jeffs 2016.

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Thank you so much for everything that you have done for Mitchell over the years. He has built up an enormous amount of confidence within himself and his reading. A special thanks goes to Sharon for building this great school where Mitchell was given a chance to learn and thrive. Without you he would not be the confident and happy child he is today." - Allyson Boneham, parent of a Year 3 student now residing in Australia

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"The Winstedt School has been a bright star on my son’s educational journey. Sharon, your school has helped my son develop in more than just academic ways. You always had new ways of improving your school to benefit students. I loved that innovative approach. Sharon, you are an advocate for students and you hold their best interests at heart. Thank you for also doing this for my son." - Parent of Year 3 student

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“My daughter has grown so much thanks to the care, nurturing and guidance you have shown her. Those many years ago, when a British school was kicking her out due to her learning difference, and she was miserable and struggling at (name of international school withheld), I felt a sense of hopelessness. I know from experience what it is like to be "lost in the system" because of a learning difference; I couldn't read till the 6th grade, I was just good at slipping by, and I feared the same for her. When Dr Marcou told me about the school you were starting, it sounded too good to be true and that she would be a perfect fit. With our combined efforts, we were able to set her on the right path and give her the same fighting chance that any neuro-typical child would have. For this I will always be grateful." – Matt Goldthwaite

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“He wrote you his own little letter, but I thought I'd fill you in on how he's doing - he's doing wonderful! He's really taking off in reading and writing. You definitely made an impact on his life and I doubt you'll soon, if ever, be forgotten." - Parent of a Year 1 student now residing in the U.S.

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“We're moving to Australia – I wish there is a branch of the Winstedt School there. Our daughter has been doing so well at The Winstedt School that we have a heavy heart pulling her out. The Winstedt School is the best school experience she has ever had – she looks forward to school every day with a huge smile!" - Parent of a Reception 2 student.

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“Our son has truly benefitted a lot from the school and therapy and we can't thank you enough for your dedication and the loving/ caring environment that you provide to the kids. We are strong advocates of everything the school stands for. We are indeed very sad that we need to move on …however our best wishes and a part of us will always be with the school! Sharon – thanks for everything you do and what you stand for…you are an inspiration!" - Parents of a former student now residing in the U.S.

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“I can honestly say the school has been a positive experience since our initial phone call. The children trialed over 3 days and were excited to join immediately – their reaction made our decision to enroll them easy. We went from two little boys dragging their feet into school each day – to two little boys upset when it was time to go home! Since moving to The Winstedt School one year ago, both boys have blossomed into very keen learners and are now showing good academic results. We cannot express how elated we were when we received their last school reports. The boys have gone from being numbers in the back of large classes to eager and confident learners. Each day I am thrilled to hear their stories and touch base with their teachers – the warm welcoming feeling you get when you enter the front door makes me (as a mother) know my boys are in the best nurturing learning environment I could have possibly found for them. Little expat children don't ask to be dragged from one country to the next…packed up and moved on every few years – so for me, finding something like The Winstedt School was like striking gold. We as parents could not be happier!” - Parent of Reception 2 and Year 1 students

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"We have lived in Singapore for 6 years now. We have 3 children. Our oldest and youngest attend International Schools. Our middle child suffered a brain injury as a 5 month old baby. He is now eight years old and has behavior and learning issues as a result of the accident.

Although these issues present as very mild on the surface, he was rejected by 3 different International Schools. Schools that have learning support but could not accommodate him due to lack of resources. We struggled to find a school that would accept him. Then we found Winstedt. The school that gives hope to the families of children who need some extra help at school. Children who just need a chance to grow and flourish.

Kye has been at Winstedt for almost 2 years now where he is taught by some of Singapore's finest teachers! Now look at our little boy! Another Winstedt Miracle in action.

Winstedt have given us so much hope and to our son, they have given him a future……" - From the very grateful Tranter family

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