Welcome from the School Principal


On behalf of our school community, a warm welcome to our school website.

If you are in Singapore, we welcome you to contact us for a personal tour of our school, and experience first - hand the enthusiasm and involvement of our students in learning, and the dedication of our teaching team.

School days are some of the most important days in one’s life- shaping the sort of people we are, and providing the backdrop for lifelong learning. At OWIS we aim to offer a rich, enjoyable and lasting educational experience for students of all nationalities from 3-16 years old.

In today’s rapidly changing and challenging world we believe it to be the school’s primary task to foster in its community a life-long love of learning and a sense of responsible global and digital citizenship. Our educational programmes are designed to develop the understanding, skills and attitudes that support this. We believe that as we move through the processes of inquiry, collaboration, problem solving and reflection, we develop an understanding of ourselves, of other people and of our world.

Our school is located in pleasant and spacious surroundings on the East Coast. With a small personalized school ethos, we offer students individual attention in a multi-cultural setting.

We look forward to meeting you.

Gregor Polson, School Principal - One World International School

INFORMATION ABOUT GREGOR POLSON

Gregor Polson is an experienced international educator and has been living overseas for 15 years. He gained his BSc Hons (Chemistry) at the Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Scotland and initially for several years worked as an environmental scientist. However soon after he acted upon his dream to pursue a career in education and was awarded his Diploma in International Education.

Gregor has held a variety of teaching and management roles in IB and English National Curriculum schools in Thailand, Indonesia and China. Most recently Gregor has been the Founding Head of a new school in China, Head of Upper School and has set up secondary and middle schools. He has also worked as Whole School Head of Pastoral Care in two diverse international schools.

Gregor and Lesley have four children, Iona aged 14, Alex, 13 and Cairn, 11 and Tiree, 2. As a family they are committed to the expatriate lifestyle but also maintain close contact with friends and family back in Scotland.

Gregor enjoys putting his camera in his backpack and cycling to explore new places and using Photoshop to enhance these photographs. Gregor is a keen swimmer and does the occasional run as well.