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6 June 2019
Middle School Graduation 2019
The Middle School caters for students from Grades 6 to 8 (ages 11 to 14). We follow the first three years of the five year IB MYP course. To certify the completion of the Middle School years, we have our Middle School Grade 8 Graduation to celebrate the students' achievements.
4 June 2019
Elementary School Graduation 2019
On Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 211 students from Grade 5 Graduated from Elementary School. We had a wonderful ceremony of celebration to commemorate these students finishing Elementary School and moving to Middle school starting in August. The Graduation included, musical items, inspiring speeches from our Student speaker Suh Yekeon (Timothy), our parent representative Mr Anurag Hans, teacher speaker Mr Matthew Young and a beautiful Piano performance by one of our Grade 3 students, Fang Wenyu.
3 June 2019
Kindergarten Graduation 2019
On Monday, 3 June 2019, we celebrated the Kindergarten 2 Graduation in the OFS Auditorium. On this lovely morning, we also celebrated the culmination of the parent-teacher partnership in student learning. Together, we witnessed and acknowledged the acheivements of the K2 children, presenting them with individual certificate of achievement.
31 May 2019
High School Graduation 2019
High School Graduation marks a turning point in the lives of our young adults. Also called Commencement, this very special ceremony with conferral of High School Diplomas celebrates our students' fine achievements and also the beginning of a new life. Parents and teachers are proud to mark their transition to university and beyond.
16 May 2019
Elementary School Musical Soirée 2019
On Thursday May the 16th, we had our annual Musical Soireè which took place in the auditorium in the evening. There were eight talented soloist who stole the show on stage with their singing and playing skills. We had a fantastic team effort from the Ukulele Ensemble, Rock Band, Chamber Orchestra, Keyboard Ensemble, Beginner Strings Orchestra and Choir for their outstanding performances at the event.
13 - 17 May 2019
Elementary School Sports Days 2019
Students participated in grade level Sports Mornings during the week of 13th-17th May which acted as a combined exit point for their Semester 2 PE units. The events pitted color teams against each other for some friendly competition, emphasizing many of the Personal Goals we have been focusing on during the year.
10 May 2019
Pre-K2 and K1 Concert 2019
Our Pre-K2 and K1 concert was held on Friday, 10 May 2019. The themes of the concert reflected the IEYC Units of Learning 'Animal Rescuers' for Pre-K2 and 'Blast Off!' for K1. The Pre-K2 children showed us how to shake, flap and stomp to the beat as they danced to the 'Jungle Boogie' and 'Crocodile Rock'.
3 - 9 May 2019
Elementary School Global Concert 2019
Internationalism comes alive in our Elementary School each year when we celebrate nationalities and cultures through song and dance at the Global Concerts. Each concert showcases the incredible musical and dance talents of our young performers as they promote awareness of the diversity in our global community here at OFS. Each of these celebrations also reminds of the important role the performing arts play in nurturing a balanced child.
27 April 2019
Women's World Chess Champion Visits OFS
OFS Chess enthusiasts had a unique opportunity to meet the current Women's World Chess Champion and Rapid Champion, Grandmaster Ju Wenjun, who visited our school on Saturday, 27 April 2019.
26 April 2019
High School Dance Show
This year, the High School Dance Show was entitled 'Moving on..' in honour of our graduating dancers. It showcased a variety of curriculum work from Grade 9 to Grade 12. The MYP classes showed adaptations of their assessed work and the Grade 12's shared their original DP Dance compositions.
10 April 2019
Grade 7 Model United Nations
The Grade 7 students recently participated in a Model United Nations inter-disciplinary unit. The overriding theme was fair development and human rights. Science, Language and Literature, Performing Arts, Maths as well as Individuals and Societies all supported inquiry into various research questions which would in turn facilitate the student's understanding of their allocated topic. Topics that were debated amongst the represented nations included introducing a sugar tax, free water as well as mandatory electric cars. The aim was to find solutions that all countries would agree to which would in turn support the development of various SDGs.
6 April 2019
Global Picnic 2019
Every academic year, OFS celebrates the school's cultural diversity through Global Picnic, an international fair where the entire OFS community comes together to celebrate being part of an international culture. This annual event is organised by the Parent Association, together with the school's vibrant parent community.
29 March 2019
K2 Concert 2019
The theme of this year's concert reflects the IEYC Unit of Learning, "From A To B", which looked at different types of transport and the journeys that people take. Through a showcase of songs and dances, the K2 children shared their musical journey as they explored different styles of dance and musical genres. In class, the children listened to different styles of music and worked with their teachers to plan the appropriate dance moves to synchronise with the music. They displayed the Personal Goals, such as communication, resilience, adaptability and cooperation.
25 - 29 March 2019
MS M.A.D.D. Week 2019
During the week of 25 - 29 March 2019 the annual Music, Art, Drama, and Dance (M.A.D.D.) Week took place in the Middle School.
Many activities occurred throughout the week, including 'Dreaming Up Shapes' where students created dangling like ornaments and were used as interactive visual activity during the Middle School Art Exhibition; an evening showcase of Art in the Activities Room, Drama in the Black Box Theatre, and a Music and Dance Concert in the Auditorium; a dance workshop; a singing competition; Theatre sports; and to culminate the entire week a Maddhatter's Day and Battle of the Bands.
22 March 2019
Grade 5 Expo
On Friday 22nd March, students, teachers, parents and visitors attended the 2019 Grade 5 Expo. The Expo was developed through the IPC Unit of Work, The Holiday Show. It was a celebration of the students' elementary school experience, where they engaged in a collaborative, self-initiated enquiry, based on a travel destination of their choice. The main focus of their enquiry being sustainable tourism.
20 March 2019
16U and 14U Girls Rugby
Girls rugby kicked off at home on March 20th against AIS as well as club teams Valkyries and Aonyx. Players and spectators were excited to see new skills and confidence being put to the test with many girls playing rugby for the first time. All matches were intensely tight battles and coaches were very happy with their squads moving forward as they develop for future competitions. Well done Girls!
15 March 2019
Kindergarten Art Exhibition
Our recent Games Day on 7 March 2019 for our K2 students, and on 8 March 2019 for our Pre-K2 and K1 students, were thrilling events for the children. In their colour-coded teams of red, blue, yellow and green, the children participated in different sports stations displaying their developing physical motor skills, balance and coordination. It was a great experience for the children to cooperate and work together in teams.
15 March 2019
Grade 4 Model United Nations
On Friday 15th March, students, teachers and parents attended the 2019 Grade 4 MUN General Assembly. It was here that they voted on resolutions that were drafted in Committees. This completed the students first full experience of the Model United Nations program at OFS and built a strong basis for continuing on with MUN in Grade 5 and beyond.
14 March 2019
OFS x MSS Netball Collaboration Event
More than 100 girls are taking part in netball this semester from Elementary and High School. A huge thank you must go out to the Meridian Secondary School netball squad that not only took part in the senior tournament but helped officiate the junior matches between OFS and local primary schools. The junior fixtures were a great introduction for our students to competitive netball and our senior teams shone, both finishing on the podium.
8 March 2019
14U Boys and Girls Basketball Invitational 2019
We hosted 18 teams for an afternoon of fast and furious basketball. A series of 3 pool matches determined which teams would move onto the final trophy round. One of the great things about the invitationals we host is the mix of participation we have from both local and international schools. It is particularly special to be able to support and offer opportunities to schools in our Pasir Ris community. OFS teams hustled hard during pool play with wins and tight finishes losing to teams that ended on top. This experience will only make them better for the next competition.
8 March 2019
12U Boys Football Invitational 2019
6 teams took part this year in an afternoon of round robin football. Global Indian International School (Punggol) were too good for the competition remaining undefeated while our local neighbours, Tampines North Primary School edged out Singapore American School and the home team for the next spot on the podium. Well done to all teams for not only their efforts but also their organization. We pride ourselves on running smooth and efficient tournaments and this can only happen with full support from participating teams and coaching staff.
7 & 8 March 2019
Kindergarten Games Day
Our recent Games Day on 7 March 2019 for our K2 students, and on 8 March 2019 for our Pre-K2 and K1 students, were thrilling events for the children. In their colour-coded teams of red, blue, yellow and green, the children participated in different sports stations displaying their developing physical motor skills, balance and coordination. It was a great experience for the children to cooperate and work together in teams.
5 & 6 March 2019
Elementary School Musical: HONK! Jr.
On the evenings of 5 and 6 March, the Elementary School proudly presented a theatrical production called HONK! Jr. It chronicles the tale of a duckling, Ugly, who hatches looking quite a bit different from his siblings. He sets off on a journey of self discovery and learns about true beauty and self acceptance. The cast of the show consisted of 160 Grade Four and Grade Five students; with rehearsals that started back in October 2018.
5 March 2019
11U Boys Football Invitational 2019
The OFS 11U Boys Football Invitational was held on March 5th. All 7 seven teams played great football and OFS A captured gold ahead of Ngee Ann Primary School. A lot of these players we part of the squad that took silver at the GESS VW Futsal Tournament the week prior in the 12U Boys division.
1 March 2019
Middle School Sports Day
Middle School sports day is an exciting and action packed event, which lasts for the full school day. Students will compete in their Homebase in a range of activities, including Basketball, Football and Water Polo. The aim of the day is for students to have fun and bond with their Homebase. Points are awarded for each match and teams can score extra points for showing good teamwork and sportsmanship; the Homebase with the most points in each Grade level will be the winners. It's great to see the Middle School students take on new challenges and learn how to work together as a team.
22 February 2019
Kindergarten Book Week - Book Character Parade
The Kindergarten celebrated Book Week from 18 to 22 February 2019. Some of the exciting activities organised for the children included storytelling sessions, an Act 3 drama workshop for K2 students, short skits performed by the Kindy teachers, Mystery Readers, Buddy reading and Mother Tongue story sessions.
18 - 22 February 2019
Elementary School Book Week
Book Week in the Elementary School took place from 18 to 22 February and the celebrations included a variety of fun-filled activities in classrooms and the Elementary School Library. These activities included guest readers by teachers and parents, buddy-reading between grade levels and schools, sharing class-made stories and grade wide activities such as the Grade Five Hall of Holograms.
21 - 25 January 2019
Grade 8 Camp
The Grade 8 Camp took place from Monday, 21 January to Friday, 25 January. The students were excited from the very beginning and showed their enthusiasm in all the activities they tried. Those who were hesitant to try the high elements activities managed to overcome their fears and prove to themselves that they were more courageous than they previously thought.
28 November - 4 December 2018
ES Holiday Concert 2018
Our Elementary School Holiday Concerts, across all five grades, provided a wonderful opportunity to share the diverse holidays and festivals celebrated by our families and students across to our school community.
26 November - 12 December 2018
ES Sports Morning - Semester 1 2018
Elementary school students had a chance to showcase the skills they learned this semester during their sports mornings. Grades 1 and 2 sports morning focused on cooperative games and Athletic events including relays and long jump. Grade 3 students played invasion and target games. Grade 4 students played invasion games and the Grade 5s participated in a mini-Olympics. Students had fun in the hot sun as they joined in the events and tried to achieve their personal bests alongside their friends. Children practiced the Personal Goals by playing cooperatively, communicating with teammates and showing respect for one another.
29 October - 2 November 2018
Grade 7 Camp
The Grade 7 Camp in Sentosa took place during the week of October 29th to November 2nd. The atmosphere among the students was positive and encouraging as they participated in the range of activities on offer. The students had to work well as a team in their dragon boating and their team building exercises. They had to utilise effective communication, leadership, decision making and empathy as they participated in activities like the ‘Incredible Race’ and ‘Blind Man’s Trail’. The students also climbed the 35 metre tall ‘Hourglass’ which certainly tested their courage. One of the highlights was a visit to an Elderly Care Home where the students interacted with the residents and performed songs and dances for them, much to their appreciation. Overall, the Grade 7s showed great courage and camaraderie during their time together.
12 December 2018
KD Holiday Party 2018
"Thank You" to all the parents who came along to our Christmas caroling event to celebrate the end of the first semester and the December holidays. Dressed in their favourite party clothes, the children entertained their parents and our special guest, Santa Claus, with a medley of Christmas songs.
7 December 2018
HS UN Concert 2018
From 5.45pm, parents, students and teachers enjoyed tasting delicious food from all over the world. Organized by students from each country represented in the HS, with a lot of help from home, we had tables laden with specialties throughout the atrium.
14-15 November 2018
Grade 5 Model United Nations
Model United Nations (MUN), is a simulation in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN is now fully embedded into the Grade Five program in the Elementary School.
13 November 2018
16U Touch Rugby Girls
Thank you to Dunman High School for coming out to add flavour to the largely internal tournament we hosted to help prepare our girls Touch teams for the prestigious Pan Pacific Touch tournament held at SAS.
12 November 2018
19U Girls Basketball League
While the 19U girls team did face face stiff competition in the Lion's cup, the experience did do the team well for 16U fixtures that were to follow. Exciting news for a team that can remain largely intact for the following seasons. The 19U boys did a fantastic job to take second to a very strong Meridian Junior College team.
8 November 2018
16U Basketball League Final
What a way to end the OFS 16U Boys Basketball Invitational! In the dying seconds of the final Chi Tek Lam nailed 2/2 free throw to topple ACS Barker by a single point. A fantastic 6-team round-robin competition during October and November. These 16U Boys repeated the feat they achieved last year.
7 November 2018
Rugby Boys OFS vs ACS Barker
With many students new to the sport joining this semester, a friendly rugby exchange with ACS Barker was a great way to expose them to competition. While ACS had size and power on their side, our lads showed a high level of skill and a great turn of speed to hold their own against the more experienced team.
5 November 2018
Kindergarten Deepavali Celebration 2018
On Monday, 5 November 2018, we celebrated Deepavali (or Diwali), in the Kindergarten. Our sincere thanks to the wonderful parents who volunteered their time to help make the Kindergarten Deepavali celebration a rich and memorable experience for the children. The short video clip, dance and displays set up by the parent volunteers, gave the children an opportunity to explore Indian culture and learn about the significance of the "Festival of Lights". The children had a fantastic time, dancing to a Happy Diwali song, making rangoli patterns and getting their hands decorated with mehndi and tattoo.
2-4 November 2018
Model United Nations at Overseas Family School (MUNOFS) is regarded as a top quality conference, and this year MUNOFS XI will be remembered as superb, providing excellent experiences for all participants.
22-26 October 2018
MS Languages' Week
In preparation for Languages' Week a poster competition was launched in Quarter 1 for students to advertise the event in the language they are studying and to reflect on why we celebrate Languages' Week. All completed posters decorate the Language Acquisition floor (Level 5, S-Block) and classrooms of the Middle School.
18 October 2018
HS Football Match
To prepare for upcoming invitational tournaments, the 16U and 19U boys were grouped into teams for this intramural competition 10 minutes games with 10 minutes rest between each match gave students time to shine in front of the coaches as well as take a deserved drinks break.
18 October 2018
HS Singles Badminton Carnival
With around 100 students from grades 9 and 10 registered for badminton this semester, it is a huge undertaking to run an internal carnival. We gave it a good go and students can look forward to more permanent badminton lines in semester 2.
5 October 2018
Kindergarten UN Concert 2018
Many different celebrations are planned in the Kindergarten throughout the academic year. The United Nations (UN) Day celebration celebrating our diverse cultures in OFS, is one of our favourites.
4 October 2018
MS UN Concert 2018
The Middle School United Nations Concert aims to develop intercultural awareness amongst the students. All Middle School students and staff are involved in this event.
3 October 2018
19U Football Girls OFS vs GESS
Many thanks to GESS for coming out to Pasir Ris for this early season friendly. Rather than halves, the coaches decide to play 20 minute thirds which allowed teams a greater opportunity to use the match as a coaching and learning opportunity.
2 October 2018
ES UN Celebration 2018
On Tuesday the 2nd of October the Elementary School celebrated United Nations Day. The students looked vibrant in a sea of colours representing countries and cultures from all over the world. The students wore traditional costumes as well as modern outfits including their favourite national sports teams. UN Day is one of the many opportunities we have throughout the year to embrace and celebrate the cultural diversity at our school. The students led the way as they showed curiosity and interest through our activities and parades during the day.
27 September 2018
11U Basketball Invitational
It was non stop action for 2 hours on 5 courts for the 11U girls and boys OFS basketball invitational this semester. It's always a wonderful opportunity to welcome both local and International school to our Pasir Ris campus in a celebration of sports, having fun and keeping fit. At the end of the day, there were winners and special congratulations must go to GESS boys and the Bedok Green Elementary girls for winning their respective competitions.
27 September 2018
Kindergarten K2 Superheroes Parade
The K2 children have been learning about superheroes and real-life heroes, and how they too can be a hero. Towards the end of the unit, the children were especially enthusiastic about designing and making their own superhero costumes.
27 September 2018
ES Lunchtime Concert
On Tuesday the 27th of September our students performed in the first of three lunchtime concerts during the year. Getting up on stage and playing in front of a student, parent and teacher audience of over a hundred people can be nervous experience. Well you wouldn't know it with our lunchtime concert performers. They played, sang and danced their way through the lunch break in our Auditorium with such confidence, they looked like seasoned performers.
21 September 2018
Kindergarten Police Talk
K2 children were very lucky to have some important visitors from Pasir Ris Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) visiting them in school recently.
14 August 2018
MS Team Building Games
At the beginning of the school year, there is always a lot enthusiasm but also apprehension due to the fact that the students may not know each other well in their new classes. The team building exercises in the first week are a wonderful opportunity for the Homebases to strengthen their unity and have fun while doing so. They are involved in a range of activities which challenge their problem solving skills and lead them to join forces to maximise their potential. Overall, it makes for an exciting first week of school.