Stamford American International School is thrilled to host the Singapore All-Star Latin Band on a musical odyssey as they take us through a faithful recreation of Gloria Estefan & The Miami Sound Machine’s greatest hits! 



Sat, 18 November 2017, 7pm at Stamford American International School

Tickets are $50 each. Seating will be on a first come first served basis.

You can go to  to book your tickets. 


In Art Exhibition 2017

Ten very talented student artists of Stamford American International School will be showcasing their work at the popular annual InExhibition 2017.


Together with students from 14 different schools in Singapore and southern Malaysia, this exhibition celebrates the collaboration of great works by young artists and will be held from 15 November 2017 to 15 January 2018 at the Australian High Commission Singapore. 


For more details, please see the full press release click here 








When a small Internet company came on the scene nearly 20 years ago and said it wanted to disrupt the payments industry, few paid it any attention.


That tiny outfit has since grown into a giant. PayPal is now one of the largest payment companies in the world, dominating the online payment space, with offices across the world including in Singapore.


But the original disruptor is not immune to disruption. In fact, the company is facing a “boiling ocean of disruption,” said PayPal’s Vice President Ben Edwards.


The company is facing co-opetition and competition from both the big guns, such as fellow technology companies Apple, Samsung and Alibaba, as well as the smaller start-ups which are experimenting with new modes of payment like blockchain. To meet these challenges, PayPal has been intensifying its innovation efforts, especially in this part of Asia.


Part of its strategy has been to acquire new capabilities and knowledge through mergers and acquisitions. More importantly, the company is focused on building innovation from within.


In 2016, the company launched the Innovation Lab in Singapore, its first outside the United States and a key part of the company pushing the boundaries of innovation.


To read more about the Innovation Lab in Singapore and full article click here.

Consumers can now get to know the exact family farmer who raised their Honeysuckle White® brand holiday turkey, through a first-to-market blockchain solution.


WICHITA, Kan. – [DATE], 2017 – For the first time beginning this Thanksgiving, consumers will be able to trace Honeysuckle White® brand turkeys from a family farm to their table. Consumers in select markets can simply text or enter an on-package code at to access the farm’s location by state and county, view the family farm story, see photos from the farm and read a message from the farmer. The Honeysuckle White® brand family farm-raised fresh, whole, turkeys are available through an innovative pilot project.


“The Honeysuckle White® brand is committed to food transparency and we’re the only major turkey brand to exclusively provide family farm-raised turkey,” said Deborah Socha, Honeysuckle White® brand manager. “We know consumers are looking beyond farm-to-table marketing promises to better understand where their food comes from and how it is produced. That’s why the Honeysuckle White® brand is the first and only major turkey brand to pilot a blockchain-based solution for traceable turkey.”


Consumers drive demand for farm-to-table transparency

For years, the Honeysuckle White® brand has worked closely with consumers to understand the significance transparency plays in their food choices, and demand continues to grow.


  • In 2014, the brand found 44 percent of turkey consumers think it is important for companies to be transparent in their practices.
  • Studies in 2016 revealed 73 percent of consumers feel positively about companies that are transparent about where and how their products are made, grown or raised;1 and more than half of consumers consider farmers one of the most trusted sources on food-related issues.2
  • This year, the Honeysuckle White® brand held consumer focus groups that confirmed consumers feel good about buying turkey raised by family farmers.


These insights led to the development and pilot of the first-to-market blockchain-based solution for turkey. Honeysuckle White® is the only leading turkey brand to exclusively work with family farmers to provide consumers family farm-raised turkey and is the first and only major turkey brand to pilot an effort to show consumers where their turkey was raised and the family who raised it.


“I’m honored that the Honeysuckle White® brand asked me to be one of the first farmers to make it possible for families to trace their turkey back to my family’s farm,” said family farmer Darrell Glaser of Milam County, Texas. “Everyone deserves to know more about the food they’re eating, and I like feeling more connected to the people I’m raising these turkeys for. It’s important for me that consumers understand the care my family puts in every day to provide quality turkeys for families across the country.”


Blockchain enables greater transparency

The pilot for traceable Honeysuckle White® brand turkeys uses a first-to-market blockchain-based solution enabled by Cargill. Blockchain models build a trusted, transparent food chain that integrate key stakeholders into the supply chain and create a distributed ledger with immutable records. Because all participants inside the blockchain network must agree before a new record is added to a ledger, the technology also reduces the risk of fraud or human error, and cryptography within the network ensures security, authentication and integrity of transactions.


“At Cargill, we are becoming a better partner through digitalization and analytics, identifying opportunities to use technology to deliver real value for customers, partners and consumers,” said Deb Bauler, Cargill chief information officer for North American Protein. “The transparency pilot with Honeysuckle White® brand turkeys is one example of how we are using technology to shape the food system of the future and deliver on consumers’ desire for transparency in food.”


Cargill will use the pilot as an opportunity to learn more about the value of traceability in its turkey supply chain.


Turkeys that are part of the Honeysuckle White® brand transparency pilot will be primarily available in retailers in the Texas market for the pilot year. For more information about Honeysuckle White® brand turkeys click here.

Students of the newly opened Stamford American Early Learning Village and their teachers celebrated the Festival of Lights at their new campus with an unusual, but very creative Rangoli floor design!


Led by Art teacher Ben de Quadros-Wander, it took our Kindergarten students (aged 4- 5 years old) more than 4 hours to create this magnificent Rangoli. Measuring a diameter of almost 4 meters, the Rangoli is made up of individual student art pieces and various learning tools found every day in their classrooms.


“Deepavali celebrations have always been a prominent event at Stamford American as our diverse international community learns and appreciates different cultures along with Singapore. Our younger students moved into the new Early Learning Village this August, and with this move, we will continue to carry on the traditions from our main campus at Woodleigh, while marking our first Festival of Lights with something different and unique. The Rangoli was conceived by our art teachers and all classes worked collaboratively, preparing their share of different artwork to make this large Rangoli”, said Mrs Lavesa Devnani, Early Years School Deputy Principal.


The Deepavali celebrations featured a special concert and performance for students and their families, featuring energetic bhangra, classical and modern dancers. Needless to say everyone made a huge effort and dressed up in their Indian best for the day. It was a spectacular sight of color and inspiration as families from all nationalities came together to share the celebration.


To find out more about the new Early Learning Village and see full press release click here.



ManpowerGroup Solutions new Total Workforce Index™ (TWI) is the only index that examines the total workforce using a proprietary formula to determine the rankings of Total, Contingent and Permanent workforce insights.


In a global analysis of 75 markets, the TWI identifies those countries where workforce skills, productivity and labor regulation make it most favorable to conduct business. The TWI compiles more than 90 key factors which relate to the Availability, Cost Efficiency, Regulation and Productivity of the workforce of each market.


The Total Workforce top five rankings for APAC region are New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Philippines.



See full press release here.

See full report here.

Neuromarketing is a term that has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years. But somehow, the exact definition of neuromarketing seems unclear. For me, the best way to define neuromarketing is that it scientifically studies the brain to benefit marketing. For example, medical technologies like brain scanning and brain activity measurements are used to gauge a person’s response to different marketing elements like packaging, videos, ads, billboards, etc.


Sounds like utter science fiction right? But here is some food for thought – large companies like Ford motors and Coca-Cola have been investing heavily on neuromarketing since the 1990s. Today, a lot of other companies have already followed suit.  There are goods reason why you should start thinking about using the consumer brain when it comes to your marketing. Let’s discuss the most notable ones.


To read full article written by Daniel Heerkens from 2Stallions and featured in Marketing Institute of Singapore’s online magazine click here.


HONG KONG – (September 7, 2017) –Allied Pickfords, a SIRVA brand, today announced it has been honoured with the International Moving Company of the Year accolade for the fifth consecutive time in the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMA), organised by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM).  The EMMAs are the global mobility industry’s premier awards, celebrating excellence in mobility worldwide and signifying continued improvement and innovation in the delivery of relocation services.


Allied Pickfords was praised by the judging panel for client responsiveness, highlighting the expansive global network and extensive range of end-to-end mobility services as part of the SIRVA family.


“Across all areas, this company has clearly differentiated themselves across the roster,” read the judging comments. “The breadth of coverage and scope of services offered truly supports diverse needs of clients.”


To see full press release click here.


According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for Q4 2017, Singapore’s Net Employment Outlook is +11%, the strongest in two years.


Staffing levels are expected to increase in six of the seven industry sectors, with Public Administration & Education sector reporting the highest outlook of +22%.


Employers in the Services sector and the Transportation & Utilities sector also forecast a steady increase in staffing levels, with Outlooks of +18% and +17%, respectively, their strongest Outlooks in over two years. Meanwhile, employers from Mining & Construction sector are uncertain about hiring, reporting an outlook of -1%, its weakest in more than 8 years.


See full press release here.

See full report here.

Singapore, 30 August 2017Australian International School (AIS) and Stamford American International School (Stamford American), two international schools in Singapore within the Cognita Group, today celebrated the grand opening of their world-class Early Learning Village, a collaborative venture and shared campus, 100% educational by design for children aged 18 months to six years old – a world first of this scale for early years education.


The Village is a compelling proposition for all nationalities including Singaporeans and while both schools are in one location, they operate independently supporting their respective education philosophies and pathways. Stamford American offers International Baccalaureate® (IB) and the US curriculum on the Northern Hemisphere academic calendar (August to June) while AIS offers the Australian curriculum on the Southern Hemisphere academic calendar (January to December).


The stunning 50,000 sqm campus is the equivalent size of seven football fields and is truly a ground-breaking addition to Singapore’s education landscape.


To see full press release click here.


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Orbis Singapore organizes blindfold lunches in schools and office premises to raise awareness of the importance of eye sight. It is a great way to engage your employees and give back to the Singapore community.

Some primary schools get fewer opportunities and funding for extra-curricular activities. Sponsoring a Blindfold Lunch is a great way for these students to have fun outside of class time and learn more about avoidable blindness, eye care tips and encourage empathy.


We currently have one primary school on the wait list but we need one (or two!) corporate sponsors and volunteers for the event on 26 and 27 October.

Contact Elaine at to learn more about how you can help the students have a great day!

*26 October: We are looking for 38 volunteers and event sponsorship of $5,640

*27 October: We are looking for 31 volunteers and event sponsorship of $4,650


About Project Orbis Singapore

We are an international non-profit organisation that transforms lives by working to eliminate avoidable blindness. We do this through long-term country programs with partner hospitals, the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital, and Cybersight, our telemedicine platform. We are registered as a charity under the Ministry of Health in Singapore.



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