New school leaders have been appointed for Teaching and Learning and Pastoral Care to look after the different age-appropriate requirements of Early Childhood, Primary School and Secondary School. Dr Tracy Ghomashchian has been brought in as the Head of Secondary and Mr Karel van der Linden has been promoted to the Head of EC and Primary.
These new developments in our Secondary School are in keeping with our future-focussed, student-centric education approach.
Both our Suntec and Nanyang campuses received "Highly Commended" mentions in two different categories in the awards.
In April 2022, our Head of School, Mark Renie participated in an online panel discussion organised by the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Themed ‘SCMP Conversations: Education’, the virtual panel discussion sought to inform parents in Hong Kong about the international school landscape in Singapore.
Mark Renie, Head of School, OWIS, recently had an engaging discussion on international education with Mr. Kotaro Tamura, OWIS Advisor. You can watch the video or read the text of the discussion.
In February, 2022, Mark Renie, Head of School, OWIS, held a webinar with parents of our Early Childhood students, which served as a platform to introduce himself, lay out his plan for the Early Childhood programme and listen to feedback.
In the second of his virtual meetings with OWIS parents, Mark Renie, Head of School, spoke about his vision for Primary School. Watch the video with the excerpt from his webinar and the text is available to read as well.
In a webinar with the parents of Secondary School learners, Mark Renie, Head of School, One World International School, explained his vision for the Secondary grades in the coming months and years. Watch the video with excerpts from his chat and the transcript is available as well.
Previously the Founding Head of School of One World International School - Suntec Campus, Mark's role and responsibilities have been expanded.
Both these in-demand programmes will support students in accessing our curriculum effectively and nurture key language skills that will support their future success.
Among all the international schools in Singapore, OWIS stood out for Affordability, Student Wellbeing and Diversity and Inclusive Community.
The school was felicitated at prestigious award ceremonies for our educational approach and kindness-based value system.
The new campus will open its doors in August 2021 to Early Childhood to Grade 5 learners and will mirror the OWIS learning approach, culture and vision. Mark Renie, a seasoned educator and school administrator, has been appointed as the Head of School for OWIS Suntec.
OWIS has recently picked up a few awards, which include "Innovation in Global Collaboration Learning" at the World Education Awards 2020, "Gold category - Innovation Class" at the APQO Innovation Class Awards, and "Excellence in International Curriculum Practices" at the Singapore Business Awards.
One World International School has announced plans to launch a brand new digital campus in Singapore amid high demand. This 3rd campus for OWIS in Singapore, which offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum, has enrolment capacity of 1500 students from Preschool to Grade 12, and will commence classes from 2023.
Olympic Gold medallist Joseph Schooling had a meaningful interaction with students of One World International School at its first-ever Leadership Symposium, organised virtually by the school on 17th December 2020.
At One World International School, we are excited to be launching a Chinese-English bilingual programme from January 2021 for our primary school students. This high-quality programme will emphasise the importance of a bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural education and is meant for students from Grade 1 to 5 (aged 6 to 11).
We’ve debuted the latest addition to the OWIS family – the East Coast campus! Located at Mountbatten Road, OWIS East Coast focuses on our Early Childhood Learning programme for children aged three to six. The campus can house up to 160 students, with the student-teacher ratio being 9:1 for every class. Underpinned by the English National Curriculum, the inquiry led, play-based learning programme is delivered in a safe and loving space, in an airy and bright location!
OWIS has won the Excellence in International Curriculum Practices award at the World Education Awards 2020! Held on 22 February 2020 at the Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre Hyderabad, India, the awards are part of the World Education Summit, a prestigious platform dedicated to innovations and creative actions in the education sector, and is attended by both leading decision-makers and education practitioners.
We have been awarded a 4-year EduTrust certificate! Administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a statutory board which regulates, develops and raises quality standards in the private education sector in Singapore.
We have been authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate® Diploma Programme (IB DP) to our students Grade 11 for the 2019 - 2020 academic year at our Nanyang campus.
With kindness being at the heart of OWIS, we celebrated World Kindness Day in a big way – we created Singapore’s largest felt heart, which was recorded in the Singapore Book of Records, a non-profit organisation which compiles records on a national level.