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What makes an outstanding OWIS teacher?

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 12/05/18 07:00

At OWIS, our teachers are committed to helping our students reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond. Our educators share several characteristics.

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Topics: International School, owis staff, teachers

Globalization and Multicultural Education

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 09/05/18 07:00

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.

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Topics: Multi-cultural, International School

Our Space to Engage and Interact | THE MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 05/05/18 07:00

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.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus, International School

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

OWIS Nanyang: Early Childhood Education

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 13/01/18 07:00

OWIS Nanyang excels at educating our students to be citizens of a more positive world. Our comprehensive approach appreciates students’ natural curiosity and the need to discover answers by exploring the world around them. Our students are encouraged to become lifelong learners in every way, and to forge a better understanding of one another’s diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Topics: Early Childhood, Nanyang Campus

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