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Discover Best Practice in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Dhwani Pandya on 24/04/18 18:35

As young children emerge from infancy and toddlerhood, they are ready to foster a sense of independence as they explore the world around them. It is during this inquisitive, exciting stage that children blossom into lifelong learners who enjoy and value their educational opportunities.

Recognising this essential time in a child’s development, parents will want to enrol their child in a school that understands the fundamental concepts that need to be included in any early childhood education programme. At One World International School, we believe that our youngest learners should be immersed in an interactive, play-based environment.

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Topics: Early Childhood

How Science is Implemented Through PYP For the Next Generation of Learners?

Posted by Sebrina Loh on 04/04/18 07:00

Science in the 21st Century No Longer Fits in a Neat Little Box

Science, at its very nature, is an ever-changing field. New hypotheses are proposed and new research begins. Scientific study often creates as many new questions as it answers. As American (and British) Scientist, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan noted, "Science is curiosity, testing and experimenting." Knowledge is gained, not by simply studying traditional subjects such as language, maths, science, arts, social studies, and PSPE, but through trans-disciplinary study and exploration. In the Primary Years Programme (PYP), science is about exploration. Students naturally explore the relationships between the biological, chemical and physical aspects of the world.

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Topics: Primary School, Subjects

OWIS is Where the SMART Money Goes

Posted by Jasween Gill on 17/03/18 07:00

At the One World International School (OWIS), we know that your children are your greatest life assets. You manage your money carefully in order to provide for your family, but the value of your balance sheet simply can’t compare to the relative value of investing in your child’s education.

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Topics: Thoughfully-priced-school, Primary School, Multi-cultural, Nanyang Campus, International School

How OWIS Uses PYP to Teach Mathematics to 21st Century Learners

Posted by Sebrina Loh on 03/03/18 07:00

Mathematics is the foundation for 21st-century life. Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, aviation, finance, defense, health care and agriculture all depend upon highly educated students who excel in mathematics and innovation. Today’s students must be able to formulate a strong basis of mathematical understanding and be able to apply this understanding to emerging problems.

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Topics: Primary School, Subjects

How IGCSE Prepares Young Minds for Academic and Professional Success

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 24/02/18 07:00

At OWIS, we offer curricula specific to the early years, primary school, secondary school and high school. Students enrolled in our secondary school programme will follow a curriculum that culminates in the IGCSE examinations at Grades 9 and 10, one of the most popular secondary school curricula offered in Singapore and throughout the world. Globally, there are more than 70 subjects, including 30 languages, available through IGCSE. This curriculum is considered to be excellent preparation for both A Levels and IBDP subject courses.

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Topics: Secondary school

Why Choose the PYP Primary School Curricula at OWIS?

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 17/02/18 07:00

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a curriculum framework for children aged three to 11 that is designed to nurture and develop these young students into caring, active participants in a lifelong learning journey. Through the PYP’s inquiry-led, interdisciplinary framework, OWIS students become independent thinkers with a global mindset. With its emphasis on five core principles – knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action – PYP is the ideal programme for international students in Singapore.

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Topics: Primary School

Why Choose the PYP Early Years Curricula at OWIS?

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 10/02/18 07:00

At One World International School, we understand the critical importance of early childhood education for laying the foundation for your children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. The right program can maximize your child’s development during this formative period while cultivating a life-long love of learning and self-inquiry. OWIS follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), a curriculum framework that includes an “Early Years” component designed for preschool-age children prior to the start of formal schooling. PYP Early Years focuses on inquiry-led, play-based learning in rich and stimulating learning environments that integrate the natural world into the classroom, both indoors and outside.

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Topics: Early Childhood

Intentional School Design and Infrastructure Drives Academic Performance

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 24/01/18 07:00

When it comes to academic performance, parents and administrators have long focused on curriculum design and teacher quality. While there’s no denying that curriculum design and teacher quality are vitally important, this focus overlooks the importance of educational infrastructure towards academic achievement. Academic buildings must be intentionally designed to inspire, nurture, and educate children in ways that encourage and stimulate while providing a sense of belonging, so all students feel safe to explore and learn.

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Topics: Thoughfully-priced-school, theOWISdifference

Early Childhood Education: Building a Strong Foundation for Future Academic Success

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 20/01/18 07:00

The emotional, social and physical developments of young children have a direct impact on their overall academic growth and future prospects as an adult. Access to outstanding early childhood education is instrumental to a child’s development. Pre-literacy and pre-numeracy skills build a strong foundation for learning phonics for reading and writing and basic mathematics. Educators who facilitate early childhood provision play a crucial role in embarking young children on their learning journey to a successful future.

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Topics: Early Childhood

A Permanent Commitment to Moderate Fees for a World-Class Education

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 17/01/18 07:00

In August 2017, the Singapore government awarded One World International School ("OWIS") a tender to establish a new, moderate fee school. Here in Singapore, private education fees are some of the highest in the world. The OWIS Nanyang Campus is a commitment to offering an outstanding global education at a thoughtful price.

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Topics: Thoughfully-priced-school, theOWISdifference

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