At One World International School, we encourage our students from Early Childhood 3 to secondary school to register for our co-curricular activities.
Co-curricular activities provide our students with additional opportunities, beyond the classroom, to cultivate their talents and explore passions they didn't know they had.
Our after school programme is an extension of what students are learning during the school day. We offer a variety of activities in art, music, drama and sports. Participating in co-curricular activities affords a host of benefits for your child:
Higher Academic Achievement
Parents sometimes worry that participating in extracurricular activities will diminish the amount of time their children can spend on homework, but involvement in co-curricular activities can actually improve students' motivation and attitudes toward school.
Besides gaining skills related to specific activities, such as sports, students learn a variety of essential skills that will help them thrive in all areas of life. Co-curricular activities allow students to build their skills in communication, goal-setting and prioritisation, leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, problem-solving and time-management, to name a few.
Exploring interests and passions in a structured setting outside the classroom can broaden students' perspectives and worldview, which is crucial in preparing them to become global leaders and innovators.
Getting involved in after school activities they are passionate about provides a sense of accomplishment that increases students' confidence. Children have the freedom to enjoy learning new skills without the pressure to achieve high grades. This relaxed environment can empower students to take risks as they take on new challenges.
Taking part in our OWIS co-curricular activities programme enables students to connect with teachers and peers in an informal setting, giving them a sense of belonging and helping them find their place within our vibrant school community.
Joanna holds a Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and Bachelor's Degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Liao Ning Normal University in China.
Joanna has been teaching Mandarin language in schools in Singapore and China for almost 11 years before joining OWIS in 2018.
Joanna believes that education is the key to success for young students. As a teacher, she hopes to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them. Joanna aims to provide a stimulating learning environment that encourages students to trust their own opinions while fostering confidence in order for students to realise their full potential.
She has learned that if students construct their own learning experiences they will not only retain information longer, but they will also become more confident in their abilities. Joanna loves working with children and wants to continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives.
Joanna likes being part of the OWIS team to develop independent, inquiring, lifelong learners whilst fostering internationally minded individuals within the school and wider community. She believes that these are the essential qualities needed in the 21st century and are consistent with her educational philosophy.
Preeti joins OWIS as the Head of Additional Needs. Originally from India and residing in Singapore for over 10 years now, Preeti has spent many years in the Special needs domain. She has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Special education from the Spastics Society of India, a double Masters degree in Guidance and Counselling and Education from James Cook University, Australia (Singapore campus).
Preeti has over 16 years of experience as a teacher, remedial tutor, educational therapist and educational consultant. She has extensive experience as an early intervention and learning support specialist in various schools in India, Singapore and Bali.
Bringing a musical touch to OWIS, Claire Andersen is passionate about the creative arts. She found her love for music at seven after picking up a violin for the first time. She spent 15 years of her professional career teaching ensemble groups and individual music lessons at schools in Melbourne. Claire earned her Bachelor of Primary Education at Deakin University.
Claire spent much of her classroom career teaching music to students in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges before moving to Singapore in 2017 with her husband. She believes music opens doors to creativity and helps students focus. She has recently begun her Orff-Schulwerk Accreditation.
When she’s not immersing her students in a classical piece, Claire enjoys spending time with her two children. She believes physical fitness is key to a strong mind and body and regularly practices Pilates at the gym.
Stephanie is originally from China. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Teaching from Heze University, Certificate of 'Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages' from Confucius Institute, Certificate of 'Inquiry in the Chinese Language Foreign Classroom' from Innovative Global Education and a Certificate of 'Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom' from IBO.
Stephanie is a passionate Mandarin teacher who has more than 7 years of IB PYP and IGCSE teaching and guidance experience in international schools in Singapore and HongKong. She also has one year of Mandarin teaching experience for pre-schoolers.
Stephanie is a native Mandarin speaker who can speak English fluently. She believes that each student learns in their own unique way and uses multiple methods of teaching (linguistic, visual, auditory, kinesthetic) to reach students so that no one is left behind. Her favourite foods are dumplings and the special HongKong dimsum!
When she is not busy teaching her students Mandarin, Stephanie likes traveling, doing various handcrafts, collecting coins and stamps.
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