We understand that relocating and transitioning to a new school and culture comes with plenty of challenges. To make it easier to navigate those changes, we strive to create a welcoming environment for prospective, new and returning students and their families. We are a nondenominational, multicultural school that provides a well-rounded education, preparing today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.
Beginning in Early Childhood, we accept students who are new to English if we believe that they can learn it quickly through immersion in everyday class activities. For children in Grades 1-5 who are new to English, we ask that parents enrol them to intensive English lessons (offered by OWIS) and provide general support at home. Students in Grade 6 onwards must be proficient enough to access the curriculum without additional help.
We also accept students who have English as a second language as long as they can access the curriculum and have sufficient support at home.
We like that the school is very multicultural and that our daughter comes home feeling valued. Teachers make her feel that her contribution and opinions matter. At OWIS, children are taught that being part of a team and teamwork is just as important as personal advancement!
OWIS places the children first. The ‘back to basics’ feeling of prioritising what matters forms the educational and social wellbeing of all students and is a plus for me. I also like that technology plays enough of a part within my children's studies but does not dominate basic skills towards literacy with reading, writing and presentation. There is very much a balance.
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