Early Years Programme
Primary Years Programme
For students from Year One through to Year Six the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), with its inquiry-centred, multi-disciplinary philosophy is the foundation for teaching and learning. The IB PYP is a framework for international education designed to foster the development of the whole child as a global citizen. It supports the intellectual, aesthetic, physical, cultural and social needs of the student. This is achieved through learning that is identified to be engaging, relevant, challenging and significant. .
The framework of the PYP sets learning objectives, combined with the application of sound classroom practice and effective, appropriate assessment. These three components, along with the attributes of the IB Learner Profile, form the basis for implementation of the IB programme.
The interdisciplinary nature of the IB PYP promotes deeper and richer thinking of issues, with students taking strong ownership and responsibility of their learning. Developing learner agency and international- mindedness within our community of learners forms the core of our school culture.
In the PYP, the importance of the subject areas of language, mathematics, science, social studies, arts, personal, social and physical education (PSPE) are acknowledged as important components of the curriculum. It is also recognizes that when students acquire skills in these subject areas in context, students are able to make deep connections across the different disciplines and relate to what they learn in life. In all units of inquiry, science and/or social studies take place within the units. Whenever there is an authentic connection to the students’ learning and understanding of the transdisciplinary theme, other subject areas of language, mathematics, arts and PSPE are included at each year level.
Middle Years Programme
Our Middle Years curriculum has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenge and develops the life skills of students. These years are a critical period in the development of young people. Success in school is closely related to personal, social and emotional well- being. At a time when students are establishing their identity and building their self-esteem, and can motivate students and help them to achieve success in school and in life beyond the classroom. The programme allows students to build on their personal strengths and to embrace challenges in subjects in which they might not excel. It offers students opportunities to develop their potential, to explore their own learning preferences, to take appropriate risks, and to reﬂect on, and develop, a strong sense of personal identity.
It is guided by three principles that hold special currency for learners: holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. These fundamental concepts of the programme provide a strong foundation for teaching and learning. Students study a range of subjects in the Middle Years. Our focus is to provide a broad and balanced education for our students.
High School Programme
Our High School students study a IGCSE Core Curriculum of Mathematics, English and the Sciences. Each core subject has a range of alternative syllabuses to suit each learner. We broaden the curriculum by drawing on the wide range of subjects to add breadth and richness to the curriculum including multiple electives for the students such as History, Geography, Art, Physical Education, German, Japanese, Design & Technology and Computer Science to name a few
EtonHouse offers an exceptional dual language program. Based on research, the EtonHouse bilingual language programme delivered on a daily basis ensures that students have significant exposure to the language. With sustained exposure to both English and Chinese from two years and above, children learn to think and understand concepts in two different languages and communicate effectively in them. Language learning, therefore, takes place spontaneously in a natural environment, making it a meaningful and relevant process. The uniqueness of this programme is that the inquiry based approach is delivered in Chinese and English. Our specialised Chinese language classes are held 5 times a week the rest of the day the language of instruction is in English. The language programme is not just about reading, writing and speaking the language. Our programme integrates culture into the curriculum to build an appreciation and love for the language. Learning Chinese acts as a gateway to its’ rich culture which has over 5000 years of history. We believe that Chinese is a life skill. The acquisition of the language is therefore a multidimensional experience that involves learning experiences at different levels and opens up new and unique experiences for students.