New Rainbow Centre campus, which can take in 300 students, will have area for 'authentic learning'
When it opens in 2022, the new Rainbow Centre campus in Admiralty Link will feature an area modelled on real-world environments such as shops and other community spaces.
Dubbed Social Town, this environment in the new campus, which will cater to students with autism, allows for “authentic learning” and helps ease its students’ transition after they graduate, said a spokesman for the special needs school.
“We have already been progressively rolling out similar programmes and facilities in our existing campuses,” she said.
They include Seeds Cafe at the Rainbow Centre campus in Margaret Drive, which helps prepare students for work opportunities in the food and beverage industry.
When completed, the new campus will be able to serve 300 students with autism aged between seven and 18 .
It will replace an interim campus in Marsiling Lane, where there are currently 65 students.
Rainbow Centre executive director Tan Sze Wee said: “Our third campus will allow us to provide learning opportunities to more students with autism, so that they, too, can be empowered to live independent and fulfilling lives as active members in their communities.”
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