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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

Managing anxiety during a COVID19-driven time of uncertainty

Posted by Preeti Bhati on 23/04/20 19:45

While these are unsettling times for people around the world, parents living in Singapore have their own anxieties and concerns about the evolving pandemic situation. 

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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

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

The Power of Storytelling: and why it's an important skill to learn!

Posted by Selina D'Souza on 12/02/20 12:30

Who doesn’t like a good story? 

Whether you're at home listening to your child telling you an interesting story or at school listening to your teacher’s storytelling or reading a plot twist, stories have the power to captivate, engage us and make us think.

 

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Topics: Multi-cultural, International School

An Evening with Michelle Obama: Perspectives of OWIS students (Part 2)

Posted by Luna Deller on 28/01/20 10:00

One World International School recently had the opportunity to send five students to attend “An Evening with Michelle Obama” at Singapore Expo. Our students also got a chance to meet the former First Lady of the United States of America, Mrs Michelle Obama, personally at a VIP gathering before the event, where they were able to ask her questions. 

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Topics: International School, "Inspirational

An Evening with Michelle Obama: Perspectives of OWIS students (Part 1)

Posted by Luna Deller on 15/01/20 18:30

One World International School recently had the opportunity to send five students to attend “An Evening with Michelle Obama” at Singapore Expo. Our students also got a chance to meet the former First Lady, Mrs Michelle Obama, personally at a VIP gathering before the event where they were able to ask her questions. 

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Topics: Secondary school, International School

How Digitisation is Changing Education

Posted by Angelo Govender on 04/01/20 00:10

Digitisation isn’t a new term, but it is undoubtedly a highly relevant one today, which is having a huge impact. Driven by the capabilities of new, advanced technologies and the evolving expectations of society, the world-at-large is changing, and all aspects of life are being disrupted. Especially the workplace and, subsequently, the demands from education.

The education system certainly wasn’t the first sector to adapt to the digital revolution, but it is now making amends for its slow uptake by capitalising on the new, enhanced possibilities that tech disruption provides.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, International School

Spending an Evening with Michelle Obama

Posted by Luna Deller on 02/01/20 13:16

One World International School recently had the opportunity to send five students to attend “An Evening with Michelle Obama” at Singapore Expo, during her book tour in Singapore. Our lucky students also got a chance to meet former First Lady, Mrs Obama, personally at a VIP gathering before the event where they were able to ask her questions. This is something that Luna Deller, Senior Coordinator at OWIS, who accompanied the students, will never forget.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Multi-cultural, International School, "Inspirational

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