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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

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

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

OWIS is now EduTrust Certified

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 19/03/20 19:00

One World International School is very happy to announce that we have been awarded a 4-year EduTrust certification, under the EduTrust Certification Scheme administered by the Committee for Private Education, Singapore (CPE).

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Topics: International School

Education Trends in Asia - and Why it Matters

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 23/12/19 20:00

Education: In the Beginning

Not so many years ago, education was a fairly simple thing. Government schools everywhere muddled along, continually constrained by local politics and economics. And private schools usually relied more on their name and status than their academic record.

Rote learning, memorisation and the so-called three R’s (Reading, writing and Arithmetic) were the main focus of schooling.  Academic success almost meant that you were qualified or had the skills to take on a clerical role in an organisation or government entity.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus, International School

One World International School Expands in Singapore

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 12/11/19 12:01

SINGAPORE, November 6, 2019 - One World International School (OWIS), one of the fastest-growing international schools in Singapore, today announced the expansion of its operations in Asia, with the opening of its second campus in Singapore and its first campus in Tokyo, Japan.

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Topics: International 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. Many children at OWIS identify as having a “third culture” and it is this diversity which makes our school so special. We love to celebrate and learn more about the different festivals and traditions that our students enjoy with their families.

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Topics: International School

Private k-12 Schools: Top reasons to send your child

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

The House System at OWIS

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 31/10/18 13:45

In the long-standing tradition of the world's best schools, we recently restructured our houses at One World International School (OWIS).  Created to support our kindness initiative and emphasising oneness with the world, our four houses represent the diversity that OWIS offers.    

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Topics: International School

The Kindness Council at OWIS

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 20/10/18 16:33

The research is in, and it turns out that kindness in schools reduces bullying, improves student health and helps children focus on their academic progress. At One World International School (OWIS), we trust the experts and we believe our experience, so we know kindness works. We're excited to announce that this term we are launching our new Kindness Council.

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Topics: theOWISdifference

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