Additional Learning Programmes
Students from Early Childhood 2 through to Secondary School have the option to register for our Co-Curricular Activities. These activities run from Monday to Thursday at lunchtime or after school from 3pm to 4pm. Some of these activities are facilitated by our OWIS teachers with no additional charge and some are run by external providers.
English as an additional language Programme
We accept students who are new to English up to Early Childhood 3 if we believe they have the capacity to learn the language quickly through immersion in normal class activities in the early years.
Parents of children in Grade 1-5 must be willing to support the learning of their child by registering for the English as an Additional Language intensive course and with general support at home, if recommended by the school.
ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL) INTENSIVE COURSE ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-18
Here at One World International School, we offer a range of extra learning opportunities for our students. One of these is our English as an Additional Language Intensive Course.
Your EAL child will receive:
- 3 intensive lessons per week on a 1:1 basis with a qualified teacher of English as an Additional Language for an 8 week period (24 classes)
- regular EAL homework
- a progress report, separate from the school report, at the end of the 8 weeks
- a flexible EAL class schedule that works for individual students where the class teacher and parents can offer input
- online tools that you can use in order to help your child at home to gain proficiency.
The programme lasts for 8 weeks (usually covering 1 term) for a fee of $1070.
The class teacher and the EAL teacher will discuss your child’s immediate needs and, due to our small class sizes and 1:1 EAL lessons, they will create and design the programme to meet these needs.
This is how our EAL programme works at OWIS:
- Students will be excused from 3 classes per week based on the recommendation of the class teacher and the structure of the class timetable.
- The class teacher will inform the Head of Primary and the EAL teacher to check for suitable availability.
- The timings will remain the same for the 8 week period to help your child with routines.
- Throughout the 8 weeks, there will be frequent discussion between the class teacher and EAL teacher reviewing your child’s progress as well as updates for you, the parents.
- Your child will receive 24 total classes even if he/she is ill or holidays fall during the 8 week block.
- At the end of the 8 week block, a report will go home with the recommendation that either your child continues for an additional 8 weeks of teaching or that she rejoins their classroom full time. (Please note the older the student, the more time it may take.)
- Ongoing support for your child will continue by the class teacher, after the EAL programme has been completed, by differentiating work in class and with regular monitoring of your child’s progress with the Principal.
All students from Grade 6 onwards are required to have a sufficient level of English to access the school curriculum.