OWIS Celebrates Wins for Collaborative Learning, Curriculum and Innovative Excellence

Selina D'Souza
Feb 23, 2021

In a time when the education industry has been going through an upheaval like never before, One World International School (OWIS) has earned recognition for being a frontrunner in the field. The school recently picked up three prestigious awards in significant categories - Collaborative Learning, Innovation Class and International Curriculum - from reputed awarding organisations. 

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OWIS' Luna Deller (Senior Coordinator - Secondary), Michelle Dickinson (Head of School), and Erin Smith (Senior Coordinator - Primary) with the WES and AIC 2020 Awards

The industry recognition has been especially important as it comes at a time when the world was in lockdown period due to Covid-19. The school rose to the challenge and won the awards, showcasing its unique approach to education and its dedication to ensuring that quality education continues despite challenges. 

The first set of awards for “Innovation in Global Collaboration Learning” and "Excellence in International Curriculum Practices" was bestowed at the World Education Awards 2020, part of the 17th World Education Summit (WES).  The WES Awards honour individuals, educational institutions, and ed-tech firms that have transformed teaching and learning outcomes. OWIS’ student-centred learning approach and innovative use of technology set the school apart in the contention for this award. The school was also recognised for the academic, social and emotional benefits that accrue to students as a result of learning in a multicultural environment comprising peers from over 70 nationalities.

Later in January 2021, OWIS was declared a Gold category winner at the APQO Innovation Class Awards (AIC) organised by Asia Pacific Quality Organisation (APQO). This award recognises innovativeness in organisations as an essential factor for their continued success. OWIS was awarded the AIC 2020 - Gold award due to its effective leadership, curriculum practices, professional training for staff, and parent and student engagement.

The accolades continued for the school with a third set of awards announced in February 2021. OWIS was named the “Best Co-educational Day Boarding School” and also received the “Award for Excellence in International Curriculum Practices” at the Singapore Business Awards. The awards honour local businesses in Singapore and recognise their exceptional initiatives. Both award nods for OWIS acknowledge the robustness of the school curriculum and the kindness-driven philosophy, which supports diversity and inclusion.

Commenting on the award wins, Mrs. Michelle Dickinson, head of school, said, “It is pleasing to be recognised with these awards, especially this year where we have seen significant challenges to learning and teaching. These awards for innovative excellence, collaborative learning and our engaging curriculum are a true commendation of the hard work put in by our passionate team of teachers and our learners who showed positivity and adaptability in this time of change. I thank the organisations for the award honours, and I am sure that we will continue on our exciting journey to provide holistic education that helps shape kind, responsible and resilient citizens of the world.” 

About One World International School (OWIS)

One World International School is an international school that offers high quality international education in a nurturing multicultural environment. OWIS aims to develop independent, inquiring, lifelong learners, whilst fostering internationally-minded individuals within the school and wider community. OWIS is part of the Global School Foundation (GSF), which is a Singaporean based, not-for-profit foundation. GSF was founded in 2002 to serve global communities with high quality and affordable education, with the mission to cultivate and nurture young minds into future global leaders. For more information, please visit owis.org.