Lifelong learning is a living philosophy at OIS. In their departmental meeting this week, our Math teachers were given the challenge of constructing a tower using a limited supply of dried spaghetti and a limited number of marshmallows.
This is a classic team-work dependent exercise which brought the members of the department together in order to further their understanding and appreciation of the importance of communication within the learning of their students.
We are constantly looking for, and finding, new ways to invigorate and challenge our teachers, so that they are constantly learning and developing their own skills. This is not only fantastic for what they are able to facilitate in each of their classes, but it also models good learning behaviour and attitude for OIS students.
Grade 10 Students ousted the management from the boardroom this week to hold a professionally set debate about the pros and cons of fast food. The only difference being that they used their debating skills fantastically, but through the medium of the Spanish Language! Miss Isabelle was the moderator and the students came up with some great arguments both for and against fast food.
Parent Teacher Meetings
We had an amazing turnout of parents and students to our PTMs on Friday. Here is a time lapse view of the afternoon session (courtesy of Tony W & Vijay W) and some fantastic photos from throughout the day (courtesy Tony W)
First EVER girls soccer trophy
Extremely proud to announce OIS' successful participation in the Conquest-Football tournament organised by Singapore International School. Our student-athletes served as excellent ambassadors for OIS.
Girls Group Stage Results:
Team goals finished by Aliya (Gold Ball Award recipient) and Aahana booked the Leopards a spot for the championship match against our hosts, SIS. (Final score 2-1)
Our girls displayed excellent TEAM football. Despite performing at their highest level, we suffered a narrow defeat on penalty shootouts.
I have fierce pride in our ladies because on Monday, they will bring with them OIS' first trophy in girl's Football. (Courtesy of Coach Bachka)
OIS Swim Meet
On Saturday, we had several schools join OIS at our swim meet. Our swimmers broke several personal records and showed incredible spirit and grit. Photos courtesy of Tony W.
A field trip at home
Gr.9 to 12 visual arts students were treated to a guest artist who led them in a highly successful print workshop during an 'in-school field trip'. Here's some of their fantastic work. (From Neha P, photos from Tony W).
OIS Kayaking Club
Over the past two weekends, OIS teachers and students have been traveling to Karjat for whitewater fun and adventure on the Pej River. India is rapidly gaining international attention for its whitewater rivers, and we at OIS are excited to be contributing to India's next generation of kayakers. We had an excellent trip and are already in the process of planning several more for this academic year. These trips are open to everyone (including absolute beginners), and all required gear and instruction are included. We'll be releasing more information in the school bulletin soon—we hope you join us on the river! (From Lukas G)
'Grade 6 students enjoyed a game of 'Quelle heure est-il, Monsieur Le Loup?' in the refuge area during French class this week. Merci pour la masque, Monsieur Pascal et merci pour le chapeau, Madame Tiffany!' (From Sarah T)
IB1 Spanish ab initio
Today, Gr.11 Spanish ab initio students went down to the second floor and taught Spanish to Grade 1 students. You've really got to know something well in order to teach it, and these Gr.11 students rose to the challenge. (From Isabelle C)
Gr.11 CAS retreat
The Grade 11 CAS Retreat was held on Thursday, October 6th. This was done in-house for a few hours after school and the students had a blast untangling knots, playing games, dropping eggs and making movies about the IB Learner Profile. The result of the retreat is that the students are now a closer-knit group and better equipped to tackle the rigorous DP Program.
Art Institute Chicago Visit
As the 12th Grade students near graduation and give thought to their futures, a master class was planned and coordinated by Ms Tiffany and Ms Neha for a lecture along with a session on Portfolio Preparation for Visual Art Grade 12 students. The representatives and practicing artists from Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. David Murray, and Ms. Jackson shared their expertise and feedback with the students wanting to pursue a career in the Artistic and Creative industries.
The IB expects Visual Arts students to explore new media and art techniques, the 11th and 12th Graders have been learning to cast objects in plaster and alginate. The students have done extremely well to embrace these new techniques, with quite a few individuals developing the initial workshops into impressive studio works. This week has seen their hard work come to fruition with multiple casts of hands, feet and various other objects popping out of their moulds successfully
Navratri @ OIS
What a colourful week it has been here at OIS for Navratri. Monday was White, Tuesday Red, Wednesday Royal Blue, Thursday Yellow, and Friday Green. Here are some snaps of some teachers in colourful attire. I'll add more colours if I can find them :)
3 Ring Circus
Grade 7 Drama students performed as clowns in a 3 ring circus, using no words, minimal props and a whole lot of creativity.
The Grade 6 Humanities students have been learning how geographical challenges often lead to adaptation. The Mesopotamians, for instance, designed levees to regulate water supply from the rivers. These are still used today in flood prone areas. In an exercise in critical thinking, students designed and constructed levees from a selection of materials and tested them.