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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

How School Libraries Have Evolved

Posted by Susanne Clover on 02/11/18 08:30

At One World International School (OWIS), we are joining the reading revolution and launching a new library this academic term.  The future of libraries is open, digital and collaborative. Those silent spaces of yesteryear, characterised by ageing volumes and single-space workstations, are giving way to the needs of the cyber age.  

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Topics: Nanyang Campus

What should you be looking out for while visiting a school ?

Posted by Jasween Gill on 11/07/18 14:00

At One World International School, we encourage parents to connect with the school community. This can begin even before your child is enrolled. Visiting the school ahead of time allows parents to meet teachers and other students, giving them an up-close look at our school culture and programmes. It allows families to get a feeling of the school environment and also to understand whether it would be the right fit for their child. Families who want to get better acquainted with us have multiple ways to do so.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus

Our Space to Engage and Interact | The Multi-Purpose Hall

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 05/05/18 07:00

At One World International School, we pride ourselves on being more than a learning institution that provides students with a well-rounded education. We believe that we are a community where both the students and their families are able to connect with one another and form relationships that will stand the test of time. Even though we have families from all over the world, we believe that our school brings us together, and at OWIS, we see ourselves as one family.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus

For Love of the Game | The sports field at OWIS

Posted by Marisa Healy on 03/05/18 07:00

When schools lack adequate athletic facilities, students must either forgo regular physical education or travel to another site to access gymnasiums and sports fields. Travelling to sports facilities can detract from the students the valuable time that could be spent developing new skills, interacting with their peers and experiencing new sports. Furthermore, not getting the opportunity to participate in regular sport is something that is well known to be detrimental to childrens’ health and wellbeing. Students who attend our Nanyang campus at One World International School can take full advantage of our comprehensive athletic facilities - including sports fields, basketball courts, running tracks and indoor halls - to hone their skills and extend what they're learning beyond the classroom. Our students have ample opportunities to engage in individual and team sports through our physical education programme and extracurricular activities. We encourage our children to try many different types of sports and activities, in turn, teaching them to value teamwork.

Sports Facilities at OWIS

Our sports facilities allow students to engage in physical activity both indoors and out. Well-maintained grass fields make an ideal place for a rugby or soccer match. Our campus also boasts four basketball courts, a 300-meter running track and a variety of athletic equipment for partaking of nearly any sport you can think of. Our early childhood students practice their tumbling skills in our berms and sandpit. Members of our school community use these outdoor spaces frequently, not just for classes, organised sports and extracurricular activities, but for picnics, fairs and special sports days. In case of inclement weather, we provide designated spaces for students to take their athletic pursuits indoors. Having the opportunity to be able to participate in sport, whatever the weather, is something that is extremely important to us. Our sports facilities are kept to the highest of standards and we are constantly considering ways to develop them so that they grow to mirror our childrens’ needs.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus

Intentional School Design and Infrastructure Drives Academic Performance

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 24/01/18 07:00

When it comes to academic performance, parents and administrators have long focused on curriculum design and teacher quality. While there’s no denying that curriculum design and teacher quality are vitally important, this focus overlooks the importance of educational infrastructure towards academic achievement. Academic buildings must be intentionally designed to inspire, nurture, and educate children in ways that encourage and stimulate while providing a sense of belonging, so all students feel safe to explore and learn.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Nanyang Campus

OWIS Nanyang: Outdoor Learning (Part 2)

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 10/01/18 07:00

At OWIS, we believe that outdoor learning is a vital component of a well-rounded education. Our green spaces encourage physical activity, hands-on learning and an appreciation for the environment. Renowned English poet, Willian Wordsworth once said, "Let nature be your teacher”. We prepare students to abide by this adage throughout life, instilling in them principles of environmental stewardship and leadership skills to set an example for others to follow.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Nanyang Campus

OWIS Nanyang: Outdoor Learning (Part 1)

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 06/01/18 07:00

At OWIS Nanyang, we are proud of the fact that we offer 32,000 square meters of learning space — which includes several outdoor nature classrooms. These innovative classrooms allow students to spend time learning in a natural environment, as they enjoy the benefits of fresh air and activity. These outdoor nature classrooms have been designed specifically to inspire curiosity by giving students the space they need to roam, explore and make their own discoveries. From our hands-on farm to our sandpits, we offer students unique and interesting spaces to grow. Our outdoor classrooms allow our learners to foster a love of the environment while making connections between their own lives and the natural world that surrounds them.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Nanyang Campus

OWIS Nanyang: The Classroom Experience

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 03/01/18 09:00

In order to grow into successful adults and significant citizens of the world, it is necessary to build a strong foundation that includes an open mind, appreciation of the beauty found in nature and one another, and a lifelong love of learning. It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either.

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Topics: Nanyang Campus

Technology - How It Impacts Learning and Improves Security and Safety at OWIS

Posted by Michelle Dickinson on 11/11/17 17:00

There’s little doubt that state-of-the-art technology, when used in a learning environment, offers students an educational edge over basic online tools. At the OWIS Nanyang Campus, we ensure our meticulous curriculum is supported by and complemented with the very latest technology, so that our students are given the finest, most current education, and are a step ahead of the rest.

Our approach to delivering quality and modernity spans far beyond the basics. The technology provided at our Nanyang Campus consists of devices designed to help your child navigate and learn. Our combined infrastructure supports optimal learning with no impediments. We are constantly updating our technology and the programmes available to our students. We also teach our students how to remain safe while using technology and when online.

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Topics: theOWISdifference, Nanyang Campus

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