Art class is so much more than just learning to draw a shapely line and studying the position of colours on the colour wheel, especially for young, developing minds. For many children, art is a tool that fosters critical-thinking skills and aids in problem-solving. Exploration, experimentation and reasoning all play huge roles in a quality art curriculum, and all are skills that benefit children as they grow and progress. This is the premise behind the Arts Programme at One World International School.
As part of its efforts to engage children academically and prepare them for a successful future, One World International School (OWIS) incorporates Visible Thinking Routines (or VTRs) into its world renowned teaching and learning. Regarding classrooms as “ground zero” in the development of solid learning techniques, the VTR approach gives educators the tools that they need to lay the foundation for a “culture of thinking” that will follow students for the rest of their lives.
At OWIS, our teachers are committed to helping our students reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond. Our educators share several characteristics.
As our communities become increasingly diverse, it is essential for schools to embrace multiculturalism. According to a publication released by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, "It's not just an add-on or an afterthought. Curriculums infused with multicultural education boost academic success and prepare students for roles as productive citizens." At OWIS, respect for our different cultures and backgrounds is built into every aspect of our approach to learning. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and they must be able to thrive in a multicultural environment.
At One World International School, we pride ourselves on being more than a learning institution that provides students with a well-rounded education. We believe that we are a community, where both the students as well as their families are able to connect with one another and form relationships that will stand the test of time.
Accredited through the Cambridge International Examinations Board and adhering to the academic standards of the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), One World International School (OWIS) has prepared countless children for a brighter tomorrow. In addition to our exceptional instructors and outstanding academic curriculum, we extend childhood development beyond the classroom with the help of our extensive outdoor grounds and state-of-the-art sports facilities. Our commitment to the holistic benefits of athletics is reflected in the newly finished sports fields on our Nanyang campus.
How can we provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding about the world around them? How can we best prepare our students for an ever-changing future?
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.
Topics: Early Childhood
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.
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.