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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

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

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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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

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: International School, Multi-cultural

Difference Between Concept Driven Curricula and Knowledge Driven Curricula

Posted by Erin Smith on 28/04/18 07:00

How can we provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding about the world around them? How can we best prepare our students for an ever-changing future?

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Topics: International School, Curriculum

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