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How to choose an international school in Singapore: K-12 education guide

Posted by Jasween Gill on 16/07/20 17:30

Singapore has become a premier destination for expatriates - it features a strong, high-tech economy that offers professionals the potential to fulfil rewarding careers, and has many of the amenities that international families crave. Parents who are relocating to Singapore are often very concerned about the quality of schools.

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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

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

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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Topics: International School

21st Century Competencies in Students: What are They and Why are They Important?

Posted by Jasween Gill on 28/02/20 12:01

Across the world, education experts have realised that students need to do more than just memorise facts and regurgitate those facts in order to be successful in an increasingly competitive global economy. In order to take the educational experience to the next level, the leaders and instructors at OWIS have made 21st century competencies a top priority.

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Topics: International School

PRESS RELEASE - One world International School Launches International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Posted by Jasween Gill on 22/08/19 17:03

Programme to be offered to OWIS students from August 2019.

SINGAPORE, August 20, 2019 - One World International School (OWIS), one of the fastest growing international schools in Singapore, today announced the rollout of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) from this August 2019. With the authorisation by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), OWIS will be offering the IB DP to 24 students in Grade 11 for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

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Topics: International School, Curriculum, High 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

Selecting the Right Secondary School for your 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 enroll their children in an international school in Singapore have several curricular options to choose from.

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Topics: Secondary school, International School

Choosing an International School for your child

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. There are a number of different types of curriculum, which range from play-based learning to structured curriculum, as well as country-specific learning. It is also important to consider things such as the convenience of location, how easy it will be for children to make friends and what extra opportunities are available, such as sports, trips and extracurricular activities. Combining these things will ensure that children are getting the most holistic education possible.

International schools in Singapore have the freedom and flexibility to decide which curriculum 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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