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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

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

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

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

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

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 Value of Hobbies and Co-curricular activities in education

Posted by Claire Andersen on 16/06/18 07:00

What does Warren Buffet do in his downtime? He plays bridge and ukulele. You can find Richard Branson kite surfing, former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo making honey and the actor Liam Neeson fly-fishing. These are just a few examples of the different hobbies enjoyed by successful business leaders and celebrities. This wide range of activities demonstrates just how important hobbies are to personal growth, learning and innovation– and that’s why OWIS encourages all students to pursue their own hobbies and co-curricular activities.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, International School

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

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