Who We Are
OneSchool Global is a truly global school, with over 130 campuses in 20 countries, including cities such as New York, Paris, Sydney, Rome, Auckland, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
With an innovative approach to learning, delivered in cutting-edge, technology-empowered physical and digital learning environments, OneSchool Global is preparing life-ready students who learn how to learn.
Our self-directed learning model places students at the centre of all that we do. We challenge traditional and dated pedagogy and embrace technology to deliver the best possible learning outcomes for our students.
OneSchool Global recruits and develops high quality teachers. Our teachers partner with our students in their learning and rather than being considered the ‘sage on the stage’, play a ‘guide on the side role’ to support students.
Our in-house Teacher Academy provides teachers with the training they need to be the best they can be. We provide teachers with the skills they need to be successful at OneSchool Global and skills that will make them highly capable and competent in teaching in a digital world.
OneSchool Global is a school that lives its values and is guided by the School’s ethos. The School is generously supported via the donation of time and financial support by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church.
Formerly, our vision referred to preparing ‘Career-Ready’ students. We have intentionally changed this to focus on the development of ‘Life-Ready’ students. Any school can prepare a student for a career, arguably few can truly prepare a student more holistically for life.
A career is a different concept today than that of years gone by. A student’s career might see them operate across multiple different professional fields throughout their working life. The days of doing the same thing for thirty years have passed.
Further, with the rapid changes in technology and automation some fields of work have ceased to exist or, at the very least, faced significant changes. And so, being ‘career-ready’ is no longer enough.
To ensure our students are life-ready, we need to teach differently. To be life-ready in today’s world, our students need to learn how to learn. To be life ready, our students need to develop independent and critical thinking skills, and skills such as teamwork and collaboration.
It is these skills that form an aptitude base that allows a student to adapt. Most importantly, these critical skills are transferable. When industry changes, when entire fields of work and job types are no longer required, it will be the life-ready, critical thinkers who stand the test of time and find new ways to add value.
At OneSchool, to deliver on this vision, we are prepared to do things differently. We challenge traditional and outdated pedagogical models. Our learning centres, the embeddedness of technology and ultimately our students are a testament to this.
At OneSchool, we are committed to a culture where students are encouraged to develop their full potential and acquire the discipline of learning how to learn, while upholding Christian teachings and beliefs.
The truth and authority of the Holy Bible and strong family values underpin the commitment of the School to provide quality in every facet of education – curriculum, teachers, facilities, management and discipline – in a safe and caring environment.
The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church Community
OneSchool Global Schools are operated by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church and our students and their families are members of the Church Community.
OneSchool Global recruit people from all walks of life in the wider community. We provide a positive and respectful working environment, where our church community and professional staff enjoy a strong working relationship.
The Plymouth Brethren Church was established in the early nineteenth century in Plymouth, southern England. The Church now have a community of over 50,000 members across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Americas and UK.
The Church Community refer to themselves as the “Brethren” because they are a close tight-knit community of families held together by our shared Christian belief founded on the Holy Bible. That said, just like everyone else, church members live and work alongside people of the same faith, other faiths and no faith.
The Church gathers daily in Gospel Halls to pray together and read from the Holy Bible. They also congregate every Sunday in our Gospel Halls to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and to preach the Gospel.
The men and women of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church have shared values of community participation, ownership and decision-making. Church members actively practice Christianity through service to their family, the Church, and to local and global communities. Mutual Christian fellowship is an integral part of the Church’s way of life.
Find out what it is like to work alongside the Church Community via this short video. You can also find out more about the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church at http://www.plymouthbrethrenchristianchurch.org/