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.
Originally from Australia, Alicia is a sports, fitness and dance enthusiast. In her role as a Physical education teacher at OWIS, Alicia loves working with students of all ages and getting students interested in sports, fitness and healthy lifestyles.
Ali (as she is known at OWIS) has double Bachelor degrees in Human movement and Teaching from Charles Stuart University, Australia. She is very excited to be able to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of fitness and sports with all her students at OWIS and encourage them in their path towards a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Shruti hails from India (Pune), where she worked for 6 years in a corporate role and transitioned to education as she wanted a satisfying and rewarding career. Shruti has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Pune and has taught primary grades for 2 years before moving to Singapore. After coming to Singapore, she pursued a Diploma in Learning Disorder Management and Child Psychology from the College of Allied Educators. She also regularly attends different workshops and training sessions.
Shruti enjoys the opportunity to guide and teach children and finds it satisfying to see their faces and expressions while they learn and experience new things. She feels that every child is unique, and their individuality must be respected and understood so that they achieve their potential. She helps students achieve success via functional and life skill using multi- sensory and multi-modality teaching approaches to bring out the best in them.
She encourages students to look beyond the four walls of the classroom and explore the world around them as a place of learning and discovery.
She is excited to be part of the OWIS family that aims to develop independent, inquiring and lifelong learners while promoting international mindedness within the school and in the community. She believes OWIS is a kind environment for students as well as teachers.
During her free time, she loves cooking and learning different art forms. She enjoys travelling and discovering diverse cultures.
Darren graduated with Masters degree in Exercise Science from Edith Cowan University and a Bachelor degree in Social Science from Charles Stuart University in Australia. He is also a certified Welmed and Fitness trainer, Technical Education teacher, Fitness Instructor, NAPFA Tester and Beep Tester.
Darren has taught Physical Education and has been the head of the department in Singapore schools. He also had an opportunity to be part of a non-profit organisation dealing with intellectual disabled athletes based in Washington DC and Singapore.
Darren firmly believes that all children are raw pieces of diamond and with polishing, they will dazzle and shine. He is also a strong believer in 'inclusive' sports where all athletes are treated equally regardless of their physical ability, and must have access to equal opportunity to participate in any form of sporting events and activities.
Darren has represented Singapore in Rowing in the 2005 SEA Games that took place in Philippines. He still maintains this sport and works out in the gym to stay in shape. Darren spends his weekends volunteering at a local elderly nursing home. He also likes to read books and play the drums.
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