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How does IB PYP Help in Transitioning to National Curricula?

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 21/07/18 17:00

Parents who are relocating to a new country often find themselves faced with a lot of decisions that have lasting consequences for their children. One of the most important decisions that parents have to make is deciding which school they will send their child to once they have moved to a new country. Subsequently, parents who are moving back to their home country are often concerned about their children acclimating to the curricula offered in the home country.

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Topics: Primary School, Curriculum

How IGCSE Prepares Young Minds for Academic and Professional Success

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 06/07/18 14:18

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

3 Reasons to Choose the OWIS Early Years Programme for Your Child

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 20/06/18 07:00

As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will make for your child is the decision to enrol your child in a pre-education programme. With multiple early childhood education philosophies such as Reggio Emilia and Montessori, there is much to consider when selecting a preschool or daycare in Singapore.

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Topics: Early Childhood

Why Mindfulness Matters for Student Learning

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 06/06/18 07:00

From smartphones to computers to video games, today’s youth are growing up in a world dominated by screens and multi-tasking. Learning how to focus on the moment at hand – rather than anticipating the future and jumping from one idea to the next – can be a huge challenge. Mindfulness teacher Jack Kornfield shares that “when we get too caught up in the busy-ness of the world, we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.”

 

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Curriculum

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

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

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: theOWISdifference, Nanyang Campus

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