How Hard Work Helps Your Child Win at Life

Alvin Chiang
Updated on
February 23, 2021

Your child's brain is a muscle. Just like every other muscle in the human body, the more you work it, the better it performs. Talent may take your child far in life, but it's no substitute for good study habits and the ability to work hard. At One World International School, we know our students have the capability to go anywhere they choose, become anyone they want to be. As a result, we strive to support their efforts by teaching them more than just names and dates. In an OWIS classroom, children learn how to think, how to reason and how to draw conclusions. In short, they learn how to learn — a skill that we encourage them to practice daily.

Continuous Training 

Just as an athlete must train his body and core muscles for a race, your children must prepare their mind to succeed academically. This means cultivating good habits that are the training methods of learning, such as:

  • Prioritising school work
  • Practising good time management skills
  • Meeting homework deadlines
  • Completing assignments on time
  • Avoiding procrastination
  • Asking questions when needed
  • Collaborating effectively
  • Planning for success

Students who fail to master these skills will struggle unnecessarily in school and life. This is why the OWIS curriculum helps children develop them early, as part of our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP).

Crossing the Finish Line

An OWIS classroom is far removed from most traditional classrooms because our teachers act as facilitators. Just as the team coach encourages his players to excel at their sport, our classroom teachers inspire their students to think actively. In this way, sports and academics are much alike. A good student can quickly become an excellent student, with the right encouragement, means and materials in much the same way a good athlete can achieve Olympic status under the proper tutelage.

It takes hard work, perseverance and a willingness to cross the finish line. And that's what One World International School wants every student to know: You can achieve greatness, no matter who you are if you're willing to train hard.

Contact One World International School

If you would like more information on the unique curriculum we follow at OWIS, reach out today. We're proud to share with you our vision of what a nontraditional classroom looks like. Our campus is diverse and multicultural, our staff talented and caring. We value hard work, and we strive to instil this ethic in our students. As a result, students who graduate from OWIS are uniquely prepared to succeed in life. We're training a generation of winners — team players who understand what it takes to win and how important it is to exhibit grace when winning is no longer an option.

If you would like to share your vision of your child's future, contact One World International School, or engage with us on Facebook today. Together, we can help our next generation achieve great things.

About Author

Alvin Chiang

Grade 7 Tutor, Humanities Teacher

Alvin is a Singaporean and has a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the National University of Singapore and a Postgraduate diploma in Education from Nanyang Technological University.

He has taught in the local school system for five years and has also been a learning coach for adults for five years. His philosophy is to learn by doing. When mistakes are made, he believes it is perfectly acceptable as it is a learning opportunity and that’s how improvements can be made. He is convinced that humility is a strength and he wishes to share his love of the humanities with his students.

Alvin is looking forward to learning from the rich experience of his colleagues at OWIS.

He is an avid fan of movies, drama series and computer games that relate to history.





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