Thursday, October 2, 2008

4th Foreign School Opens

Source : The Straits Times, Oct 2, 2008

SINGAPORE'S latest international school One World International was officially open on Thursday.

The school conducts early childhood and primary classes, has a capacity of 450 pupils and will take in secondary level pupils by next year. -- ST PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG

The school, at Upper Changi Road East, conducts early childhood and primary classes. It has a capacity of 450 pupils and will take in secondary level pupils by next year.

It is the 44th foreign-system school to open here.

Three pupils have enrolled in the school since it opened its doors in early Sept. Another 16 will start classes by end of the year.

Principal Noel Hurley said response from prospective parents has been positive and he is confident of filling up 100 to 150 places by early next year.

The school gets six to seven enquiries every day, he added.

Started by Mumbai-based businessman Nishant Garodia, the school is housed on the premises of the former Siglap-Changi Community Centre.

Mr Nishant said converting the centre into the school instead of building from scratch allowed construction to be completed in just 12 weeks. About $2 million was spent to retrofit the campus to provide facilities such as 16 air-conditioned classrooms, a multi-purpose hall and a library.

Six-year-old pupil Tara Eshwar, who arrived from New Zealand three weeks ago, said, 'I like the school very much. We get to sing songs and play games. I am happy that I will be making many new friends.'

The school was declared open by Economic Development Board International Director Liang Ting Wee on Thursday.

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