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Stress-factors for Parents During COVID-19 and How to Cope

Posted by Preeti Bhati on 08/07/20 18:30

As the first cases of community spread COVID-19 arose in Singapore, much of the country began to take preventive measures. Parents and children stayed at home for two or three months, learning how to work from home and complete distance learning assignments. While this experience was stressful in its own right, parents are finding that they have a whole new slew of concerns during the pandemic as Singapore begins to reopen.

At One World International School, we recognise that there are many stress factors for parents during COVID-19, including:

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Topics: International School

10-Point Checklist to Make Moving to Singapore Seamless

Posted by Jasween Gill on 03/07/20 18:00

If you are considering making a move to Singapore shortly, it is likely to be an exciting milestone for you and your family, but any relocation will be challenging in its own way. This is particularly true when you are moving to Singapore with children. In addition to coordinating the logistics of the move to Singapore, you also will want to be mindful of your children's physical and emotional needs throughout the entire transition.

At OWIS, we have compiled a quick checklist that you can use to make your move to Singapore with children seamless:

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Topics: International School

E-learning: A Day in the life of a (VIRTUAL) Early Childhood student at OWIS

Posted by Luna Deller on 24/06/20 18:00

During the circuit-breaker period in Singapore when schools closed, OWIS offered students a full e-learning programme with a balance of academics, specialist lessons, recreational activities and social check-ins. As per Phase 1 rules of school re-opening in June, students rotate each week between in-class learning and virtual learning at home. Here’s a look at our e-learning programme for our Early Childhood students.

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Topics: International School

The Cost of an International Education in Recessionary times

Posted by Jasween Gill on 18/06/20 17:30

A world-class international education offers parents and children a valuable option, but many families are left questioning the cost of international education. Generally speaking, international schools require higher tuition payments than public schools, but international school fees can vary based on the city or country that the school is located in.

In today’s precarious global economic scenario, with some economists implying that a global recession has already begun, it’s vital to understand the underlying costs of international education and how it can vary from country to country and school to school.

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Topics: International School

5 Tips when relocating with children during Covid-19

Posted by Jasween Gill on 10/06/20 19:00

With current entry restrictions and border controls due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic, your plans to relocate to Singapore may have been delayed or postponed. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare for your upcoming relocation to Singapore. While relocating to Singapore is an exciting prospect, the transition can be stressful for both you and your children. 

Do remember, however, that Singapore is a community with a large expatriate population, so you will not be alone in your experience. Allow those of us at One World International School to provide you with useful tips that will help both you and your children as you prepare for your relocation to Singapore.

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Topics: International School

Re-opening school post Circuit-breaker: Safety Measures at OWIS

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 04/06/20 17:30

It’s school re-opening season in Singapore, just as it is in many parts of the world. After months of school closures due to the Covid pandemic, students around the world have slowly been getting back to school and in-class learning. 

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Topics: International School

Choosing an International School in Covid-19 times: 7 Key Questions to ask

Posted by Jasween Gill on 28/05/20 18:30

Whether you are new to Singapore or looking at moving your child to another international school, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing the right school for your child. And in this unusual time of the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be additional criteria that you have to take into account. 

There are some important factors that will always be essential to determining your choice of school. To help you make a well-informed decision, here are seven key questions to consider when researching international schools in Singapore.

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Empowering the youth with mindfulness - starting from the classroom

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 19/05/20 18:00

In a society that thrives on the relentless pursuit of perfection, the issue of mental wellness is increasingly salient, and rightly so. Last year, the first national study on the emotional resilience of young people was conducted in Singapore and is set to provide further insight into the stresses that they face. Amongst the factors studied were the perceived levels of academic stress and the impact of parenting styles.

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Topics: International School

Critical thinking: How provocations help your child become a critical thinker

Posted by Erin Smith on 12/05/20 17:30

At One World International School, we want our students to become lifelong learners who are curious about the world around them, and in order to do that, we actively work to develop their critical thinking skills. The educators at OWIS have found that ‘provocations’ help students make important connections during their units of inquiry, and allow them to naturally hone their critical thinking skills.

Simply put, we believe that the purpose of education extends beyond encouraging students to merely learn facts and memorise data.

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Topics: Primary School

How Teaching is Only a Part of the Learning Process

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 07/05/20 17:30

As schools have closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, families have made the change to virtual learning at home. With video capabilities, online instruction seems to closely simulate what would normally be happening in the classroom, but there are some subtle differences. Here's a more in-depth look at e-learning versus in-class learning.

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Topics: International School

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