About ONE

A WELCOME FROM THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

Dear Parents,

As the school leaders we would like to warmly welcome you to ONE International School. We are both highly trained and passionate about teaching, sharing over 40 years’ experience in the field of education and are truly committed to the school ethos that ‘Every Child Matters and Every Moment Counts.’.

For both of us, as well as our staff team, academic excellence is always a top priority but we also believe that emotional wellbeing and happiness are crucial to success in education as well as in future life. We want every one of our students to develop resilience, confidence and independence and have worked hard to create an environment which offers a unique educational opportunity within a small, friendly and family orientated school.

Finally, as school leaders we encourage everyone to play their part in the community; working with and supporting local charities and organisations that we believe enhance our pupils’ life experience. For us, community also means building strong home school partnerships, again, important in supporting and extending children’s learning and feelings of belonging.

We both aim to continue developing ONE International and building on all of the above to the benefit of all our school members: children, families and staff. Thank you for reading and we look forward to meeting your child and your family should you choose to join us here at ONE!

Kind Regards,

Miss Jennifer Hoggard
Ms. Stephanie Bentley

ABOUT US

ONE International School Philippines was built to fulfill the need for a quality international school in the Dumaguete area, offering unique provision to every family wishing to invest in their child’s education.  Opened as a preschool in 2011, the school has developed year on year, adding classrooms and teachers as required by the growing children.  With English as the primary language of instruction; your child will be fully immersed in classes using the most widely used and recognised language in the world. 

We are very privileged to have a student population which incorporates 15 nationalities and we support these students in accessing our curriculum by providing ESL (English as a Second Language) for any child who does not have English as their primary mode of communication.  In this way, children are accommodated and supported to access a curriculum and language that provides a high degree of transferability.   Having such a diverse student population offers your child the chance to build friendships that will span the globe and encourages a view of the world as full of exciting cultures and potential friends – an unrivalled opportunity to enhance their potential global competence and reduce bigotry and racism. 

Your child will be taught and challenged by highly qualified teachers hailing mainly from the United Kingdom and United States.  Our United States and Filipino teachers undergo enhanced mentoring in relevant curriculum and delivery requirements to ensure educational standards are consistently maintained.  Additionally, all of our support staff members go through a UK accredited NVQ3 level qualification (equivalent to 2 UK A-levels) relevant to their posts which again ensures that their input enables and educates your child in line with our school’s high standards.

The school is built in conjunction with Atmosphere Resorts and Spa and sits on the resort’s property. This placement and location confer an additional layer of infrastructure and safety as well as allowing for access to useful resort facilities. These include; use of the swimming pool for Swim Class, production of school lunches in the 5 star restaurant, use of the speedboats and provision of Yoga Class by the award winning spa’s Yoginis.

As well as high quality teachers and facilities, we consider our school to be a community.  Every school department communicates regularly with parents/carers in recognition of the importance of family engagement in maximizing the potential of this unique educational opportunity.  Children are also encouraged to undertake projects in the wider community, increasing their understanding of not only themselves as members of the school community, but also their roles in the broader sense as members of the local community and their ability to affect change. 

Overall, we aim high at ONE International and expect our students to do the same.  With all of the above in mind, please take your time looking through the rest of the website and use the ‘Contact Us’ tab if you have any further questions.