Student Life for Secondary School

Curriculum Introduction

OIS is committed to continuous improvement. In 2015-16, BYOD, e-textbooks and blended learning are some of the ways we are working towards technology integration and progressive educational innovations. Teaching and learning at OIS stems from the school’s vision, mission and core values, which are embedded in each of the courses taught.

Student life at OIS
At OIS, we are committed to giving opportunities to students for leadership roles and team work. This is achieved by student bodies like the Student Council and Event Committees and gives our students a sense of ‘ownership’ and identity. Leadership and team work skills are developed through our pastoral program and students participating in residential trips.

Secondary Bell Schedule:


7:45 – 7:55


8:00 – 9:25

Block 1

9:25 – 9:45


9:45 – 11:10

Block 2

11:15 – 12:40

Block 3

12:40 – 1:30

Lunch Break

 1:30 - 2:50

Block 4

3:00 - 4:10

ECA Programme

4:00 - 5:00

Athletic Practices

Student Council
The Secondary Student Council has a central role in the student life of the school and important forum for discussion and decision making. Each class votes for their councilor and the school as a whole votes for the posts of President and vice-President. All students have the opportunity to be involved by contributing their ideas to their class’s representative, who in turn will take these to the meetings for consideration. The Council communicates directly with the teaching faculty allowing staff to have a better awareness of the needs, concerns and ideas of the Student Body

Events Committees
There are two events committees-one for Middle School and one for the Upper School. These student led committees are tasked to arrange activities for special days (e.g. Founders’ Day or Republic Day) and social events for students. They work closely with the Student Council.

High School Trips

During the Academic Year 2015-16 students will have a number of chances to build closer bonds with their classmates, experience new environments and enjoy time away from the classroom. Below is the list of trips planned for the secondary students:

Grade Levels Location
9 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
10 Vientiane, Laos
10 Copenhagen, Denmark
11 Riau Islands, Indonesia

Previous years trips have included:

Grade Levels Location
6-12 USA – Houston, Orlando, Boston, New York, NASA summer trip
9-12 Singapore, National University of Singapore summer science/economics camp
9-12 United Kingdom, Arts University of Bournemouth summer art trip