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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

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

Globalisation 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

How Diversity Leads to Better Learners and Future Leaders

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 30/12/17 06:00

"Diversity in education" recognises and honours the unique backgrounds of every student, including race, ethnicity, religion, and nationality, and intentionally fosters a multicultural school environment built on respect. But why is diversity so important for our students? A school’s cultural climate directly impacts student success. Students benefit from interacting with a diverse peer group because they learn how to build relationships across backgrounds. They are stronger leaders, better global citizens, and more creative problem solvers.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Multi-cultural

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