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What to Expect from Parent-Teacher Consultations at OWIS

Posted by Saumya Pandey on 20/03/19 10:15

At One World International School, we encourage parents and teachers to connect with one another regularly through open dialogue and informal communications. However, we also believe that it's imperative that parents and teachers meet for parent-teacher consultations. These structured appointments provide parents with an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in the classroom and to find out how they can better support their child.

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Topics: International School

The Importance of Communication Between Our Teachers and the Parents

Posted by Adam Meyerhoff on 13/03/19 10:15

Consistently improving communication between parents and educators at One World International School is more than just a goal. It's a practice that we live out on a daily basis. Our administrators and instructors recognise the important role that open communication plays in helping a child meet or exceed their own goals.

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Topics: International School

Research Proves There are Discernable Benefits to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Posted by Saumya Pandey on 11/02/19 10:30

Offered in thousands of schools around the globe, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme has earned a reputation for excellence from educators, parents and students. However, new research proves that the reputation goes beyond perception — the facts prove that this programme provides students with a rigorous curriculum which encourages the development of life skills which extend beyond life in the classroom.

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Topics: High School

Creativity, Activity and Service

Posted by Gary Holland on 28/01/19 10:15

Students need a way to bridge the classroom and the community.

Otherwise, they spend time studying theories they cannot apply and then engage in real-world practices that do not correlate with the fundamentals taught at school.

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Topics: High School

How Provocations Develop Critical and Creative Thinking in Children

Posted by Erin Smith on 21/01/19 10:30

At One World International School, part of our mission is to teach our children to cultivate their natural curiosity by exploring ideas and thinking creatively. We use provocations to help students engage with the concepts presented in our units of inquiry. Teachers create authentic contexts to introduce the units so students can connect with the world around them.

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Topics: Primary School

Celebrating festivals and traditions for third culture children

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 14/01/19 10:35

The term "third culture" was coined by the late sociologist Ruth Hill Useem in the 1950s and refers to children who grow up in a culture different from their parents. These children are typically immersed in the local culture but maintain some vestiges of the culture of their country of origin. They often identify with a "third culture", a unique blend of traditions from both cultures, which can influence how they commemorate various holidays and festivals.

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Topics: International School

Theory of Knowledge

Posted by Adam Meyerhoff on 07/01/19 10:15

What is truth?

That question has plagued philosophers, religious leaders, statesmen, public figures and influencers for thousands of years.  In a world inundated with information but often unclear on accuracy, it's also a question that now stands out in sharper relief than ever.

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Topics: High School

Overview of Private K-12 Education for Expats in Singapore

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 31/12/18 08:15

The K-12 education system in Singapore covers both primary and secondary education in public and international schools. As seats at public schools are limited and competitive, international parents will often look to enrol their children in international schools (also known as Foreign System Schools).

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Topics: International School

What is International Mindedness?

Posted by Erin Smith on 24/12/18 10:35

Here at One World International School (OWIS), we believe that every child should be internationally minded. It's a big concept and one that prospective parents and teachers often ask us to define.

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Topics: International School

Transitioning a New Student

Posted by Jasween Gill on 17/12/18 10:35

 Starting at a new school generates both excitement and anxiety for students and parents alike.  Students worry about fitting into established peer groups, and parents wonder if their children are prepared to meet new challenges.  If there was a recent relocation, the fears can run even deeper. Transitioning students into school midway into the academic year can compound those natural feelings of anxiety.

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Topics: Admissions

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