Middle School
Events and Activities
United Nations Concert
United Nations Concert

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. The different groups, led by our teachers, rehearse and prepare to portray a particular country or culture.

The Middle School United Nations Concert is one of the biggest events in the Middle School academic year. It is always amazing to see what our students can do on stage by being risk-takers and being part of a large team.

Assemblies
Assemblies

Assemblies are held once a quarter in the Middle School. They are an opportunity to celebrate the many talents among our students as well as their achievements. The students perform musical and dramatic performances and are also publicly acknowledged for displaying the MYP Approaches to Learning skills during the course of the quarter. Pertinent messages on self-management, social skills, collaboration and effective communication are also conveyed through various media.

Book Week
Book Week

Building a love of reading and stressing its value for success in school and life is a focus in Middle School. To celebrate this, Middle School holds a Book Week every year. This is one of the key events in our Middle School calendar. Anticipation and excitement builds every year in the lead up to this week, as our students plan costumes and prepare for the array of events organised. Students get a chance to listen to their Teachers Rave about books that they love and which have inspired them. Teams battle it out to show off their understanding of plots, themes and characters and to be crowned the ‘Battle of the Books’ champions. Middle School has also hosted visiting storytellers and authors in past years to bring the magic of good writing alive. The culminating event is our Character Costume Day, where teachers and students alike in Middle School undertake the challenge to find the perfect costume to fit their favourite book character.

"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, or duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift."

Kate DiCamillo, author

Camps
Camps

Grade level camps take place once a year where students spend 3-days/2-nights together in locations such as Sentosa, Sembawang, Pulau Ubin and Pasir Ris. A range of activities are provided which take students out of their comfort zones in order for them to strengthen their relational ties and develop the Learner Profile attributes such as risk taking, being open-minded, communication, caring for others and being inquisitive. Activities such as rock climbing, high elements, dragon boating, kayaking, orienteering, numerous team building activities and MYP Action projects are all part of the rewarding camp experience.

MADD Week
MADD Week

Music, Art, Drama and Dance Week is a celebration of promoting Middle School Performing and Visual Arts. It is also known as M.A.D.D. Week.

During the lunchtimes of M.A.D.D. Week, there are workshops or performances that all Middle School students can attend or participate in. These include a Visual Art workshop, an Art installation, a dance workshop, an inter-Homebase ‘TheatreSports’ competition and there is the very popular, "Battle of The Bands". The week culminates with an Art Exhibition and a Performing Arts Concert (M.A.D.D. Night), that features a fusion of Music, Drama and Dance.

On the Friday of M.A.D.D. Week is "MADDhatter's Day", where students and staff are encouraged to wear or create fabulous hats.

MUN Conferences
MUN Conferences

All students in Grades 6 - 8 have MUN built into their curriculum.

Extra opportunities abound: Middle School MUN students can also attend our own international MUNOFS conference, as well as other middle years MUN conferences within Singapore, and quality middle years MUN conferences overseas in Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur.

Learn more about Model United Nations

Sports Day
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 a great opportunity to see the Middle School students take on new challenges and learn how to work together as a team.

Grade 8 Graduation
Grade 8 Graduation

The Middle School Grade 8 Graduation is a special and formal occasion used to celebrate the completion of Middle School. This event includes faculty and student speakers as voted by the graduands themselves. It is a great opportunity for our Middle School families to enjoy and commemorate this 'coming of age' and transition through to High School.

Languages' Week
Languages' Week

In Quarter 1 there is a poster competition for Languages' Week. The most creative and original posters promoting each language is chosen. The poster also includes a student reflection on why we celebrate the study of languages.

Languages' Week then takes place in Quarter 2. It is a celebration of our language and cultural diversity at OFS, as well as the Language Acquisition languages studied in the Middle School. Throughout Languages' Week students display the IB Learner Profile attributes of being risk-takers, open minded and balanced while participating in different linguistic and cultural activities.

During the week there are daily facts on each language and a celebration in the Auditorium with fun cultural and linguistic activities which include: Chinese calligraphy, Japanese origami, tossing French crêpes, dressing up like a Spanish Flamenco dancer or a Mexican Chaparitto, Hindi bingo and German fussball. The celebration culminates with music and dance from each of the languages.

On the Friday there is Multicultural-Language Dress Day. Students are encouraged to create an outfit which best expresses their own culture, background and/or languages they identify with.