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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 Carrying 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 New Students into school

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 your new school is in a new country, 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

What is International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme?

Posted by Saumya Pandey on 10/12/18 11:34

One World International School strives to provide its children with the best learning environment possible. Beyond our core curriculum programme, we are seeking to become a school where our students can develop into future global leaders. Currently, OWIS is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

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Topics: High School

Secondary Schools in Singapore: Helping International Parents Make the Right Choice for their Children

Posted by Jasween Gill on 10/12/18 08:15

A high quality secondary school curriculum is vital for the future success of its students. These secondary years allow students to enhance their natural talents and gain in-depth knowledge of their chosen subject matter, which will support them throughout University and in their onward careers. Parents seeking to enrol their children in an international school in Singapore have several curricular options to choose from.

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Topics: International School

International Schools in Singapore: Important Considerations to help International Parents make the Right Choice for their Children

Posted by Jasween Gill on 19/11/18 08:04

When selecting an international school for their children, expatriate families should consider what type of curriculum the school adopts. International schools in Singapore have the freedom and flexibility to decide which approach they choose to align with. The most popular options available are detailed below, the first 3 of which are available for children up to age 6:

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Topics: International School

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