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.
Alison is originally from Australia and has 7 years of teaching experience, 6 of which was in her field of Physical Education and she spent 1 special year teaching High School Science. She has a Bachelor of Health Science (Majoring in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education) from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of teaching from the University of Western Sydney.
Alison is excited to educate the students at OWIS on what it means to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle, which they can carry with them throughout their life. She has a real passion for sport/physical activity and hopes to encourage more students to be active and develop a lifelong love for sport.
Alison is looking forward to her time at OWIS as she loves the school’s values, especially kindness, that the school surrounds itself with. She is excited to be part of such a diverse community.
Alison loves playing any sport, netball and football (soccer) being her favourite. When she has the time, she loves reading books and travelling around South East Asia. So far she has travelled to 6 different countries and hopes to explore more in the coming years.
Jacinta studied in Australia where she earned her Bachelor’s Teaching Degree in Outdoor and Physical Education Studies from the University of Australia.
Jacinta is excited to be able to share her knowledge and expertise in health and sports with students at OWIS Nanyang. Jacinta looks forward to educating them on living a healthy and balanced lifestyle through staying active. She strives to help each individual student create a positive mindset towards sports and outdoor activities and fostering their ability and skills to become lifelong learners and incredible human beings who are worthy of making a long-lasting impact in the world.
Jacinta enjoys being outdoors, she loves nature and is constantly involved in some sort of physical fitness related activity such as rock climbing.
She is currently training to be a ninja warrior and hopes to compete in the near future. When not active, Jacinta likes reading novels, and hanging out with friends and her dog Ringgo.
Jacinta is excited to be a part of the OWIS community!
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.
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.
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