It’s a perpetual question for expats, “Am I staying in Singapore, or moving on soon?” For many, a short-term stint of two years can be just that, or, it can transform into a much longer stay. With this uncertainty in mind, it’s important to have flexibility in schooling choices for your children. EtonHouse International School is known especially for its large number of preschool campuses. But did you know it offers a learning pathway from playgroup to preschool, and on to primary and secondary school? Check out the facilities at Open House events in October and November.
EtonHouse educators recognise how rapidly the world is changing. They believe that knowledge alone will not equip children to competently adapt to an unknown future – that’s why inspiration, creativity, empathy, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are actively nurtured in all students. Language programmes are an essential part of learning at EtonHouse and, with 61 nationalities represented, it’s a genuinely diverse and multicultural student body.
The Learning Pathway
Preschoolers engage in an integrated inquiry programme with a big emphasis on nurturing young ones to become lifelong learners – that’s part of the EtonHouse ethos. EtonHouse has 13 preschool locations, and runs a parent accompanied playgroup for babies aged from nine months. Children can remain in the EtonHouse community after preschool, and enrol in any EtonHouse primary and secondary school to allow a seamless transition from one learning phase to the next.
During the primary years, the IB PYP inquiry-based approach empowers children to take ownership of their own learning. They’re encouraged to build on the skills instilled in the early years and develop their own ideas, concepts and creations. Specialist programmes in Art, Music, Drama, Sports and ICT back up the academic subjects and contribute to children’s holistic development. As well as Chinese, EtonHouse offer languages such as Hindi, Japanese and Spanish. In 2011, EtonHouse became the first international school in Singapore to start an immersive Chinese bilingual programme, aligned with the International Baccalaureate. What’s more, EtonHouse International School on Broadrick Road clinched the top prize at the prestigious Crestar Chinese competition for international schools for two consecutive years – a testament to the strong Mandarin foundation. Primary school is offered at Broadrick Road, Sentosa and Thomson.
The secondary years programme for Years 10 and 11 follows the Cambridge IGCSE curriculum. It’s characterised by a fusion of technology, individual student support and inquiry-based learning. New facilities just completed in August at the secondary campus at Broadrick (East Coast) round out the whole learning concept. Incidentally, at 22 years, Broadrick is one of Singapore’s pioneer IB schools. Students can look forward to quality health and sports facilities as well as a new science lab, information technology lab and libraries.
See EtonHouse for yourself at these Open House events:
21 October, 9.30am – 12pm at 33 Allanbrooke Road, Sentosa and at 15 Claymore Road, off Orchard Road
4 November, 9.30am – 12pm at 8 Thomson Lane
18 November, 9.30am – 12pm at 718 Mountbatten Road and 51 Broadrick Road
Expat Living reader offer: Sign up to attend an Open House and receive 50 percent off the registration fee!
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