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Overseas Family School
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Overseas Family School (Often referred to as 'Our Future Sucks')
 
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3600
 
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350,000
 
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Coeducational day college-preparatory school
 
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School
 
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To maintain a happy, safe and effective school for overseas families living in Singapore
 
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Providing education for children who have been rejected/expelled from other schools
 
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Red, yellow and blue
 
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Mostly Indian
 
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http://www.ofs.edu.sg/
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http://www.uwcsea.uwc.org/
 
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'''Overseas Family School (OFS)''', a privately owned Pre K-12 [[International school]], provides a modern education in the English language for overseas families living in [[Singapore]]. It started in 1991 with 200 students, today Overseas Family School has 3500 students from 77 different nationalities. It is one of the largest [[international schools]] in [[Singapore]].
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'''Overseas Family School (OFS)''', a privately owned Pre K-12 [[International school]], provides a satisfactory education in the English language for overseas families living in [[Singapore]]. It started in 1991 with 2 students, today Overseas Family School has 350,000 students from 77 different nationalities. It is one of the [[international schools]] in [[Singapore]].
   
OFS is the first, and one of at least two schools in Singapore, that is fully authorised by [[International Baccalaureate Organisation]] (IBO) to offer a full International Baccalaureate education from age three to senior high school (Pre K-12).
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OFS is the first, and one of at least two schools in Singapore, that is almost authorised by [[International Baccalaureate Organisation]] (IBO) to offer a partial International Baccalaureate education from age three to senior high school (Pre K-12).
   
OFS offers a [[Study Preparation Program]] (SPP) for students for whom English is a second or other language [[English as an additional language|(ESOL)]]. It helps students to quickly learn to read, write, listen to and speak English while also doing their usual school subjects. About 400 students are currently in SPP classes.
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OFS offers a [[Sex Preparation Program]] (SPP) for students for who lack charm and charisma. It helps students to control ejaculation, stimulate, swallow and moan while also doing their usual school subjects. About 400 students are currently in SPP classes.
   
OFS [[faculty (university)|faculty]] is a [[professional]] team of highly qualified and experienced international teachers. Students study languages chosen from [[French language|French]], [[German language|German]], [[Japanese language|Japanese]], [[Chinese language|Mandarin]], [[Spanish language|Spanish]] or [[English language|English]].
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OFS [[faculty (university)|faculty]] is a [[learning]] team of barely qualified and curious international teachers. Students study languages chosen from [[English language|English]].
   
The teaching policies of the School emphasize individual needs of students. Educational growth occurs in a supportive atmosphere where student work cooperatively to achieve their school goals. Students make friendships and develop global attitudes in a school with no dominant nationality, no minorities and without any one national identity.
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The teaching policies of the School emphasize individual needs of Ms. Bentin. Educational growth occurs in a supportive atmosphere where students are forced to work cooperatively through force and physical abuse to achieve their school goals. Students make fires and develop serious attitudes towards the school with no dominant nationality, no minorities and without any one national identity.
   
 
OFS is [[School accreditation|accredited]] K-12 by the [[Western Association of Schools and Colleges]], [[California]], [[USA]] (WASC), authorised by [[IGCSE]] [[Cambridge]] as an Examination Centre and registered by the [[Ministry of Education (Singapore)|Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore]]
 
OFS is [[School accreditation|accredited]] K-12 by the [[Western Association of Schools and Colleges]], [[California]], [[USA]] (WASC), authorised by [[IGCSE]] [[Cambridge]] as an Examination Centre and registered by the [[Ministry of Education (Singapore)|Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore]]
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[[Image:Ofs-panoramic.jpg|OFS panoramic view]]
 
[[Image:Ofs-panoramic.jpg|OFS panoramic view]]
   
The Overseas Family School campus is situated on {{convert|11|acre|m2}}, with ten buildings clustered around its sports facilities, Old trees and greenery create a pleasant and inviting learning environment.
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The Overseas Family School campus is situated on {{convert|0.01|acre|m2}}, with a building.
   
The School has 117 classrooms, eight science labs, nine computer labs, five art studios, six music rooms, four basketball courts, a drama theater, and an auditorium. The five School libraries have a collection of more than 35,000 volumes controlled by the Winnebago computer software system. The libraries have a collection of Proquest Periodical Database facilities. All classrooms are equipped with an Apple eMac with e-mail and Internet facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned, carpeted, linked by a campuswide computer network, and equipped with appropriate audiovisual equipment and learning resources.
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The School has 3 classrooms, a microscope, a computer (relatively fast), a toilet (paper provided daily), a tuned guitar, four lockers, a tree, and a really nice teacher. The School library have a collection of more than 4 volumes controlled by the P.E.N.I.S. computer software system. The libraries have a collection of rather large books. All classrooms are equipped with walls and doors. All rooms are white or grey.
   
 
== Athletics ==
 
== Athletics ==
The Overseas Family School provides an extensive sports program and participates in [[interschool]] competition in badminton, cricket, netball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball and now, golf. Many of these events take place at the School, or students travel by bus to other venues. The School has four shaded outdoor [[basketball]] [[courts]], two indoor multipurpose [[gym|gymnasium]]s, a playing field with [[football pitch|soccer pitches]], and [[tennis court]]s. A baby pool is provided for kindergarten and a much bigger pool for the elementary students, and middle school students and high school students. Sadly the main pool has been closed for the rest of the school year 08-09 due to maintenance and health issues because there is new swimming pool on the way.
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The Overseas Family School provides an expensive sports program and participates in [[interschool]] competition in cricket and now, golf (seriously). Many of these events take place in India, or choose not to participate. The School has four shaded outdoor [[picnic]] [[table]]s, two indoor multipurpose [[pens]]s, a playing field with [[grass]], and [[mud]]. A baby pool is provided for the elementary students, and middle school students and high school students... Sadly.
   
 
== Extracurricular Activities ==
 
== Extracurricular Activities ==
A large number of [[extracurricular]] activities are offered during the school day as well as after school and on weekends. These activities continually vary according to student request and faculty offerings. All students must choose one activity and may change their selection each quarter. Each member of the faculty is involved in at least one sport, [[cultural]], special interest, or academic activity. Popular extracurricular activities include soccer, Rugby, table tennis, [[aerobics]], [[taekwondo|tae kwon do]], [[karate]], [[jewelry]] making, Ultimate Frisbee, Cricket, Bishan Home, Chess Club, basketball, drama, [[choir|choral music]], [[calligraphy]] and [[crafts]], [[The Singapore Scout Association|Scouts]], [[Girl Guides Singapore|Guides]], Student Voice ([[student representation]] and [[student leadership|leadership]])[[Brownies (Girl Guides)|Brownies]], [[community service]], and many others.
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A large number of [[extracurricular]] activities are offered during break time. These activities are not suitable for students under the age of 18 due to sadistic themes and concepts. All students must choose one activity and may change their selection each quarter. Each member of the faculty is crazy. Popular extracurricular activities include cricket.
   
 
== MUNOFS ==
 
== MUNOFS ==

Revision as of 16:02, 8 December 2009

Coordinates: 1°18.087′N 103°49.901′E / 1.301450°N 103.831683°E / 1.301450; 103.831683

Name

Overseas Family School (Often referred to as 'Our Future Sucks')

Abbreviation

OFS

Location

Paterson Road

Country

Singapore

Founded

1991

Enrollment

350,000

Type

School

Grades
  • Prekindergarten (Pre-K)
  • Kindergarten (K1–K2)
  • Elementary School (1–5)
  • Middle School (6–8)
  • High School (9–12)
Master Policy

Providing education for children who have been rejected/expelled from other schools

Colours

Mostly Indian

Website

http://www.uwcsea.uwc.org/

Overseas Family School (OFS), a privately owned Pre K-12 International school, provides a satisfactory education in the English language for overseas families living in Singapore. It started in 1991 with 2 students, today Overseas Family School has 350,000 students from 77 different nationalities. It is one of the international schools in Singapore.

OFS is the first, and one of at least two schools in Singapore, that is almost authorised by International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) to offer a partial International Baccalaureate education from age three to senior high school (Pre K-12).

OFS offers a Sex Preparation Program (SPP) for students for who lack charm and charisma. It helps students to control ejaculation, stimulate, swallow and moan while also doing their usual school subjects. About 400 students are currently in SPP classes.

OFS faculty is a learning team of barely qualified and curious international teachers. Students study languages chosen from English.

The teaching policies of the School emphasize individual needs of Ms. Bentin. Educational growth occurs in a supportive atmosphere where students are forced to work cooperatively through force and physical abuse to achieve their school goals. Students make fires and develop serious attitudes towards the school with no dominant nationality, no minorities and without any one national identity.

OFS is accredited K-12 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, California, USA (WASC), authorised by IGCSE Cambridge as an Examination Centre and registered by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore

Academic Program

Kindergarten 
Students aged 3-5 learn in a rich and stimulating setting.
Elementary School 
From age six in Grades 1-5. Curriculum is the enquiry based Primary Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, with language learning for all students.
Middle School 
Students in Grades 6-8. Curriculum is the integrated Middle Years Program of the International Baccalaureate, with language learning for all students.

High School

  • OFS High School Graduation Diploma - OFSD
    For the OFSD, students earn subject credits allocated by internal assessment for all work in four years of High School, backed by US Accreditation.
  • Students may also sit external examinations:
    • Junior High (Grades 9-10) IBMYP and IGCSE 
      International Baccalaureate Middle Years Diploma and International General Certificate Secondary Education.
    • Senior High (Grades 11-12) IB Diploma : International Baccalaureate Diploma or Certificates.
      A rigorous, two year, integrated program of study.
      International Baccalaureate Diploma, a widely accepted qualification for entry to universities worldwide, with advanced placement for good subject scores.

Academic Facilities

OFS panoramic view

The Overseas Family School campus is situated on 0.01 acres (40 m2), with a building.

The School has 3 classrooms, a microscope, a computer (relatively fast), a toilet (paper provided daily), a tuned guitar, four lockers, a tree, and a really nice teacher. The School library have a collection of more than 4 volumes controlled by the P.E.N.I.S. computer software system. The libraries have a collection of rather large books. All classrooms are equipped with walls and doors. All rooms are white or grey.

Athletics

The Overseas Family School provides an expensive sports program and participates in interschool competition in cricket and now, golf (seriously). Many of these events take place in India, or choose not to participate. The School has four shaded outdoor picnic tables, two indoor multipurpose penss, a playing field with grass, and mud. A baby pool is provided for the elementary students, and middle school students and high school students... Sadly.

Extracurricular Activities

A large number of extracurricular activities are offered during break time. These activities are not suitable for students under the age of 18 due to sadistic themes and concepts. All students must choose one activity and may change their selection each quarter. Each member of the faculty is crazy. Popular extracurricular activities include cricket.

MUNOFS

After taking participation in many Model United Nations Conferences around the world and become renowned for its MUN status, OFS finally has its own MUN Conference starting in 2009. For its inaugural session, the conference will be held February 13-15, 2009 at the Overseas Family School High School. The conference starts in a small to medium size range with delegate numbers in the hundreds. The school newspaper also published two well received special editions of the newspaper commenting upon various facets of the conference. The newspaper was organized by Mr. Glover and edited by Matthew Auw and Rebecca Pardey with Callan James Clarke also contributing. There was also a guest speaker Mr.Dumas of the Canadian High Commission Singapore who gave the delegates a speech entitled "We Are All Diplomats". The UN secretary general for this conference was Jessika Hung accompanied by chairs like Jerome Cousins, Dara O'Toole and Ryan Chan. The schools that participated came from all over Singapore ranging from local to international. Overseas Family School Middle and High school, Singapore American School, Canadian International School Singapore, Evergreen Secondary School, Ang Mo Kio Secondary School, Global Indian International School Singapore and Anderson Junior College are just some of the schools represented. The program intends to host a second conference called MUNOFS 2 it is directed by the schools Dean of International Relations. Mr. David Taylor.

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