About OFS
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OFS at a Glance

Master Policy: To maintain a happy, safe and effective school for overseas families living in Singapore

OFS provides a modern education in the English language for Overseas Families living in Singapore.
OFS curriculum is the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) Pre-K1 (2 years old) to K2, International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Grades 1 to 5 and International Baccalaureate (IB) Grades 6 to 12.
OFS has students from over 70 countries with new school capacity at all levels.
OFS faculty is a professional team of highly qualified and experienced teachers from about 40 countries.
OFS students study Foreign Languages chosen from English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Mandarin or Spanish. Or
OFS students, from Pre-K2 to Grade 8, may choose to study their own Mother Tongue four hours per week within the school timetable. Or
OFS Study Preparation Program (SPP) helps students quickly learn to read, write, understand and speak English while also maintaining their grade level by age.
OFS students make friendships and develop global attitudes in a school with no dominant nationality, and no national identity or bias.
OFS students must be resident with their families in Singapore, unless other arrangements are approved.
Four OFS Elementary School students standing in the track field

OFS School-Wide Learner Outcomes

OFS Students will:
OFS Faculty will:
  1. develop positive attitudes to learning and acquire significant knowledge and understanding appropriate to their learning readiness.
  1. focus on the individual needs of every student and provide a supportive atmosphere designed to inspire all students to reach their potential level of achievement achieving their personal academic goals.
  1. apply thinking and problem-solving skills throughout the learning process and reflect constructively on strategies for improvement.
  1. implement teaching policies and methods which give students positive attitudes to learning, cultivating flexible approaches to problem solving which will help students to develop original thinking skills.
  1. independently and cooperatively research and evaluate information using a variety of media, and use concepts, knowledge, skills and languages of various disciplines to research and understand current global issues, thereby gaining a sense of the interdependence of economic, political, technological, environmental and social systems worldwide.
  1. through a broad range of stimulus material, both subject specific and interdisciplinary, promote students' enquiry into, and understanding of, issues of local and global significance.
  1. effectively and confidently communicate their ideas through oral, written and electronic means.
  1. promote self-expression in all students, bridging cultural differences and ensuring that all expand their presentation skills, as a pathway to self-confidence.
  1. learn to care for themselves physically, mentally and emotionally through understanding of health, social and cultural issues, seeing self-discipline and self-respect as guidelines for their behaviour.
  1. work in open partnership with parents to prepare students for the changing world they will experience through their formative years, promoting happiness, self-discipline and self-respect as guidelines for student behaviour and decision-making. In this partnership, we see the parent as the senior partner.
  1. extend self-respect to other individuals, communities and cultures, through awareness, caring, and service, seeing themselves as a part of a worldwide family and overcoming any biased attitudes towards other cultures.
  1. maintain a "worldwide family" approach at school, valuing diversity and promoting multiple perspectives, countering any biased attitudes towards other cultures and ensuring that students of all nationalities are fully empowered.
OFS Students will:
  1. develop positive attitudes to learning and acquire significant knowledge and understanding appropriate to their learning readiness.
  2. apply thinking and problem-solving skills throughout the learning process and reflect constructively on strategies for improvement.
  3. independently and cooperatively research and evaluate information using a variety of media, and use concepts, knowledge, skills and languages of various disciplines to research and understand current global issues, thereby gaining a sense of the interdependence of economic, political, technological, environmental and social systems worldwide.
  4. effectively and confidently communicate their ideas through oral, written and electronic means.
  5. learn to care for themselves physically, mentally and emotionally through understanding of health, social and cultural issues, seeing self-discipline and self-respect as guidelines for their behaviour.
  6. extend self-respect to other individuals, communities and cultures, through awareness, caring, and service, seeing themselves as a part of a worldwide family and overcoming any biased attitudes towards other cultures.
OFS Faculty will:
  1. focus on the individual needs of every student and provide a supportive atmosphere designed to inspire all students to reach their potential level of achievement achieving their personal academic goals.
  2. implement teaching policies and methods which give students positive attitudes to learning, cultivating flexible approaches to problem solving which will help students to develop original thinking skills.
  3. through a broad range of stimulus material, both subject specific and interdisciplinary, promote students' enquiry into, and understanding of, issues of local and global significance.
  4. promote self-expression in all students, bridging cultural differences and ensuring that all expand their presentation skills, as a pathway to self-confidence.
  5. work in open partnership with parents to prepare students for the changing world they will experience through their formative years, promoting happiness, self-discipline and self-respect as guidelines for student behaviour and decision-making. In this partnership, we see the parent as the senior partner.
  6. maintain a "worldwide family" approach at school, valuing diversity and promoting multiple perspectives, countering any biased attitudes towards other cultures and ensuring that students of all nationalities are fully empowered.
A female OFS High School graduate walking to the auditorium during High School graduation
A male OFS Kindergarten student standing in the playground
Two female OFS Senior High School students in the art class

Accreditation

Overseas Family School is:

a Member School of International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) registered with Fieldwork Education, UK

a Member School of International Primary Curriculum (IPC) registered with Fieldwork Education, UK

authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva, Switzerland

accredited K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), USA

registered with Cambridge Assessment International Education, UK

EduTrust Certified (Certificate Number: EDU-2-2072, Validity: 21/12/2015 - 20/12/2019)

registered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), Singapore (Registration No.: 199104269R, Validity: 1/9/2019 - 31/8/2023)

OFS graduates throwing their graduation caps at the end of High School graduation ceremony

Academic Objectives

To focus on the individual needs of every student and to provide a supportive atmosphere designed to help students achieve personal academic goals.
To sustain modern teaching policies and methods which give students positive attitudes to learning.
To maintain a "worldwide family" approach at school and help students overcome any biased attitudes towards other cultures.
To work in open partnership with parents to prepare students for the changing world they will experience.
To cultivate flexible approaches to problem solving which help students develop original thinking skills.
To inspire each student to his or her potential level of achievement in a school where happy self-discipline and self-respect are guidelines for behaviour.
A male OFS Middle School student holding a flask during science lesson in the lab
A female OFS Senior High School student discussing her work with the art teacher during art lesson
A female OFS Senior High School student taking note during lesson in the classroom

A Brief History

September 1991
Overseas Family School (OFS) started, with classes in all Grades. Situated first at the previous Singapore Teacher Training College, 25F Paterson Road, Singapore 238515, always considered a temporary site for the school, and now located at 81 Pasir Ris Heights, Singapore 519292.
February 2013
The parent company Overseas Education Limited was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange with Overseas Family School Limited as its subsidiary company and sole asset. The purpose of this listing was to finance a new school facility at 81 Pasir Ris Heights, Singapore 519292.
May 2015
The new OFS school facility, with extensive lower level parking, was designed for 5,000 and is currently government approved for 4,800 students. The project was completed on time within budget, approved for occupancy (TOP) in May 2015 and obtained final permission (CSC) in May 2017.
June 2015
After the end of that school year, OFS moved, on schedule, from Paterson Road to its new campus.
August 2015
Classes commenced in the new Pasir Ris campus.
June 2016
At the end of its first school year in the new premises, OFS completed its 25th year as a foreign system school serving the overseas community in Singapore, now with students from over 70 countries attending the school.
OFS Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High School students on the field

Campus and Facilities

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Adventure Playgrounds
Air-conditioning
With fresh air injection to classrooms
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Art and Design Studios
Auditorium
Seating capacity up to 3,000, with state of the art multimedia facilities
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Basketball and Sports courts
All weather (shaded)
5
Computer Labs
Apple Mac computers
Drama Centre
With Black Box and three Studios
Enrichment Program
Health Centre
With Doctor and four qualified nurses
LED Lighting
Throughout a mercury free campus
Licensed Kitchen with Cafeteria
Seating for 2,000
Light Dimmers
In all classrooms, energise or calm students
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Modern Libraries
Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High Schools
Multi-media network systems
Throughout the school
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Music Studios
With soundproof practice rooms
Parent Association Lounge
For parents. Level 4 Admin block
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Science Laboratories
Elementary, Middle and High schools
School Bus Services (Nationwide)
Seat belts for all. Choice of afternoon school buses at 3:45 pm or 5:15 pm
Sports
Competitive Team Sport Programs available for all
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Sport Fields
Senior field and junior field. Artificial turf with organic infill
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Swimming Pools
50m 10 lane indoor pool and a junior pool
School Shop
Uniforms, stationeries and school supplies. Level 2 Administration Block
OFS campus viewed from the sport fields area

OFS Management

Chairman
PERRY David Alan
Chief Executive
WONG Lok Hiong Irene
Director/General Manager
LEE Chwee Soon Jason
Chief Financial Officer
HO Hie Wu David
Director/Head of Security
WONG Hok Hoe Patrick

Parent Association

The OFS Parent Association is a volunteer body funded by the school. It marshals the energies of parent volunteers to organise events such as parent Coffee Mornings and the annual Global Picnic. It helps with translations, refreshments, displays and decorations at our children's school events, meetings and graduation ceremonies. It is also a place where parents can interact with people from all parts of the world, learn about new cultures and make friends for life.

Learn more about OFS Parent Association

A couple of lions during the OFS Lion Dance performance event on the basketball court
OFS Performance Art club students singing on the auditorium stage during Global Picnic
OFS Middle School students singing and dancing a christmas tune during Parent Association Christmas Themed Coffee Morning

Personal Data Protection

The OFS Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the main contact person for all matters relating to personal data protection. Should you have any questions or feedback relating to your personal data, wish to obtain access and make corrections to your personal data, or wish to withdraw consent to the use of your personal data, please contact the DPO as follows:

Data Protection Officer
Overseas Family School Limited
81 Pasir Ris Heights
Singapore 519292
dpo@ofs.edu.sg