Igniting Entrepreneurial Sparks

In the heart of One Planet International School, Mr. Samuel Getachew, the visionary Cambridge Business Studies teacher, had a brilliant idea to cultivate the entrepreneurial and leadership spirit within the Year 12 students. 

With Mr. Samuel’s initiative, Dr. Fisseha Eshetie, a trailblazer in entrepreneurship and leadership, graced the halls of One Planet International School to impart his wisdom to eager young minds. 

With humility and passion, he steps aboard on a journey through his own experiences in the world of business. What set Dr. Fisseha’s training apart was its practicality. He didn’t just preach theories; he brought them to life through his own experiences. 

The students listened intently as he shared the lessons learned, emphasizing the importance of resilience, innovation, and leadership in the world of business.

Year 12 students left the event with a newfound passion and determination, eager to embark on their own entrepreneurial journeys. Mr. Samuel couldn’t help but smile as he witnessed the impact of Dr. Fisseha’s visit on his students. 

On behalf of One Planet International School (OPIS), we would like to express our sincere gratitude for Dr. Fisseha’s generous contribution to our students future academic careers. 

Through the Looking Glass

Over the past weeks, One Planet International School has been on a journey of self-assessment and growth through a series of reflection meetings. These meetings have been an integral part of our commitment to continuous improvement, incorporating planning, action, reflection, and learning into our educational approach.

By engaging in this cyclical process, we empower ourselves to identify areas of strength and areas in need of development, leading to more effective teaching practices, enhanced student learning experiences, and ultimately, a stronger school community.

Crucially, reflection is not an endpoint but a catalyst for learning. It prompts us to ask critical questions, challenge assumptions, and explore new possibilities. By embracing a culture of reflection, we foster a spirit of inquiry and intellectual curiosity among ourselves and staff alike.

Through this cyclical process of planning, action, reflection, and learning, One Planet International School continues to evolve and adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse community.

White Harmony

The Virtue and Junior Youth Annual Festival held on Friday, February 23, was indeed a beautiful day! As a sign of peace and purity, the color theme of the event was white. 

Mr. Zekarias gave a hearty welcome speech, then passed the program to the two Year 4 students who hosted the morning event. The first presentation, a song entitled ‘It’s a beautiful day’ by year 3 and 4 students, summed up the mood of the event; their nightingale-like voices filled the venue as they swayed their virtue paper flags. 

The subsequent presentations were in the form of poems, speeches, songs, dramas, contemporary dance, and games involving the parents, teachers, and administrators, all with a common denominator: teaching a virtue or two such as kindness, generosity, thankfulness, truthfulness, teamwork, etc. 

One of the signatures of our school is our passion for inculcating virtue in our students right from the time they join our school in kindergarten. It is our sincere hope that our students will never part with the characters that they have learned while here. 

Building Bridges

Friday, February 16, marks an exciting milestone in the journey of understanding and supporting children’s growth and development at One Planet International School. As CEO and Co-Founder of the school, Mr. Zelalem Amare embarked on a training, merging stories and insights that illuminated the fascinating world of ‘Understanding and Assisting Junior Youths and Adolescents’ for the first time with parents. With each narrative, attendees dove deeper into the minds and hearts of their beloved children, grasping their needs, challenges, and aspirations.

Through the training provided by Mr. Zelalem, parents discovered new ways to respond to children’s evolving needs, fostering an environment of love, support, and understanding. The aim was to transform the training into a journey of self-discovery, empowering parents to navigate the twists and turns of parenthood with confidence and grace.

The training was accompanied by the parents’ workshop, and the session concluded exceptionally well, leaving attendees inspired and equipped with newfound knowledge to nurture children’s growth effectively.

Participants extend their gratitude for the enriching experience and look forward to continuing this journey of understanding and responding to junior youths and youngsters, shaping a brighter future for future generations. One of the parents could not hold his excitement and commented, “Where have you been with this informative information?”

We would like to thank the parents who participated in this training and for their support in our efforts to create a nurturing environment for our students.

Empowering Excellence

We are excited to share that the CEO and co-founder of One Planet International School, Mr. Zelalem Amare, delivered an inspiring and informative speech to our IGCSE students today. The speech focused on crucial topics such as purposefulness, career guidance, exam preparations, and educational competencies.

During this session, Mr. Zelalem shared valuable insights and practical advice with the students, emphasizing the importance of being visionary, setting clear career goals, developing effective study habits, and developing essential educational competencies. His motivational address aimed to empower and encourage our students to excel in their moral capacity and academic pursuits to be prepared for future success.

We believe such interactions with our students will assist their development and future prospects. Mr. Zelalem’s speech has undoubtedly positively impacted our students, and we are confident that it will inspire them to strive for excellence in their academic and professional endeavors.

Kindergarten’s Magical Unity Day

On February 8th, 2024, at One Planet International School, the kindergarten division embarked on a magical journey celebrating Unity Day in the most colorful and spirited way imaginable.

In the morning, the school grounds came alive with a variety of colors, each shade representing the diverse cultures that make up our beautiful tapestry of unity. Little feet danced with anticipation as students arrived, adorned in the traditional attire of their choices, transforming the compound into a living kaleidoscope of cultures.

In the playground, the boundaries of language and background dissolved as children engaged in playful exploration, their laughter becoming a universal language that echoed across the schoolyard. Together, they painted the canvas of the day with the colors of their laughter and the brushstrokes of their shared experiences.

The kindergarten division of One Planet International School stood united, their hearts full of the warmth of togetherness and the promise of a future where diversity is celebrated and embraced.

In this enchanting tale of Unity Day, our kindergarten students reminded us all that within the kaleidoscope of cultures lies the beauty of unity, waiting to be discovered and cherished by each and every one of us.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our parents for their continued cooperation and active involvement in the children’s learning process.

One Planet Students Shine at Pre-AU Youth Summit

The remarkable achievements of One Planet International School students at the Pre-AU Youth Summit showcased their exemplary performance and leadership in shaping Africa’s future. From representing diverse AU organs to earning prestigious awards, discover how these students are making impactful strides in international relations and diplomacy. Explore the significance of youth engagement in addressing key AU themes and fostering continental development. Join us in celebrating these young trailblazers and their commitment to realizing the Africa We Want.

Building Green Partnership

On Tuesday, January 30th, the community of One Planet International School joined forces with the delightful community of Beshale Primary School to organize a tree-planting ceremony, united by the common objective of fostering a healthy and clean environment. This collaboration was not only heartwarming but also impactful, demonstrating the strength of unity and commitment to environmental stewardship.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to the students and administration of Beshale Primary School for their warm welcome and enthusiastic participation in this vital initiative. We extend our gratitude to the One Planet International School student environment club, teachers, and administration for their active engagement in ensuring the success of this event. A special thank you is also reserved for the One Planet Environmental Committee for their dedicated efforts in coordinating this special project

Beyond Boundaries

The fundraising event for Beshale Primary School has been a significant success, with over 1000 students benefiting from essential facilities such as a library, ICT lab, laboratory, and sports field. The event was attended by the public and One Planet Community, demonstrating the power of collective action in making a difference. The community values education and is committed to providing every child with access to learning facilities. The event marked the second major initiative towards this noble cause, and the continued support has driven positive change. The United Nations emphasizes that quality education is not a luxury but a human right.

Pumping Hearts: One Planet’s Lifesaving Drive

Students, teachers, and staff members at One Planet International School came together for a worthy cause as they participated in a successful blood donation event.
The initiative, organized by the school’s administration and health committee, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and encourage altruism among the school community. With a strong emphasis on social responsibility and community service, the event provided an opportunity for students, teachers, and staff members to contribute to saving lives.
The blood donation event at One Planet International School not only highlighted the importance of giving back but also served as a testament to the school’s commitment to fostering a culture of empathy, kindness, and social responsibility among its members. We are thankful for everyone who participated in the event.