EtonHouse International School

The early years lay foundations for life. Give your child the skills, knowledge and competence for future success.

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Shaping...

Think

...the Future...

Learn

...through Education

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About Us

EtonHouse, Dongguan is committed to the pursuit of excellence and leadership in educational services and practice. At EtonHouse, Dongguan, we strive to provide a quality Early Childhood education in a multi-cultural environment where learning is fun and enjoyable.

● Inquire ● Think ● Learn

Our Philosophy

At our school we aim to create a happy, secure and caring learning environment in which all children are valued equally, encouraged to talk confidently and relate to each other and their environment in a caring way. We believe in a child-centered approach to the curriculum. We encourage the children to plan, negotiate and develop a critical appreciation of their work. We offer them the necessary support that will help them to reach their full potential. We value parental involvement in their child’s education as this is an important part of ensuring the children’s success as learners. Our approach to teaching and learning involves:

 

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EtonHouse values the uniqueness of each child as both a gift and an opportunity.

This uniqueness is supported and enhanced by a learning environment that is respectful of the child as he/she seeks to make meaning of the socio-cultural context in which he/she lives.

EtonHouse provides a composite curriculum approach that represents the best in 21st century pedagogical thinking from around the world.


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The EtonHouse Inquire-Think-Learn curriculum approach, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Project of Northern Italy is founded on the following seven principles which guide everyday teaching and learning:

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  • An image of the child as competent. Children are respected as strong and competent learners, curious and interested in their world
  • An acknowledgement of children as sophisticated thinkers and communicators
  • A focus on seeing children as participants within a socio-cultural context in which knowledge is constructed through reciprocal and responsive interactions with others
  • An understanding that play and conversation are the central modes of learning for young children
  • A recognition that the curriculum has research-based intellectual and pedagogical integrity
  • The establishment of a reciprocal partnership with parents, recognizing them as the child’s first educator
  • A demonstration as educators of accountability for children’s learning through reflective pedagogical documentation
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Curriculum

Our Early Years Programme

Our Early Years Programme is vitally important for the mental, physical and social development of every child, and we foster this through an enriched and carefully resourced environment that stimulates the learning and development of children from two to five years of age.

Children’s learning occurs and is enhanced through their interactions with people, time, space andresources, and how they learn best is through play, which is children’s ‘work’. Play is a natural, self-motivated and highly complex activity that children enjoy, and when they are having fun doing and experiencing, these learning experiences become more meaningful to them and their peers.

At our school, each child benefits from a learning environment that promotes the continuous development of social, cognitive, emotional, physical and creative strengths. Children are offered a range of opportunities to explore values, broaden communication skills, collaborate, make personal choices, group problem solve, develop ideas and explore information.

When delivering the Early Years Programme, we ensure there is a strong focus on:

  • Each child’s individual development – motor skills, language skills, thinking skills, social and emotional development and intellectual development.
  • Each child’s growth as a skillful communicator.
  • Each child’s successes as a competent learner.
  • Teaching practices that support these focus areas.
  • Each child’s framework for learning us based on the six learning areas of the United Kingdom curriculum’s Early Learning Goals. The learning areas are:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Creative Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Problem-solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Physical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • The school’s Early Years Programme is presented in more detailed form in our curriculum statement folders, and you can read these at the school.

Our Year One Programme

Our Year One Programme builds upon each child’s development that has already taken place. Each child from Year One is provided with opportunities to:

Be creative, energetic, enterprising, and effective inquirers.

Seize the opportunities offered by new knowledge and technology to secure a successful and sustainable future for himself or herself. Continue to develop the values, knowledge and competencies that will enable him or her to live full and satisfying lives.

Be confident, connected, actively involved and lifelong learners.

At our school, each child benefits from a learning environment that promotes the continuous development of social, cognitive, emotional, physical and creative strengths. Children are offered a range of opportunities to explore values, broaden communication skills, collaborate, make personal choices, group problem solve, develop ideas and explore information.

The Year One Programme is more demanding of the children, and the following guidelines support the delivery of programmes in the classrooms:

  • EtonHouse learning is relevant; real; coherent; connected and integrated; assessed and evaluated; reported to parents; reviewed; in our community and for our community.
  • EtonHouse children can read; write; listen; speak confidently; use numbers; problem-solve; take risks; use technology; cooperate and compete; accept guidance; experience success.
  • EtonHouse children develop higher order thinking skills; their ability to self-manage; skills for relating to others; a sense of belonging; a desire to contribute and participate; the ability to use and create meaning and understanding; healthy lifestyles; creativity; inquiry learning skills.
  • EtonHouse classrooms are non-threatening; friendly and welcoming; learning communities; organised; attractive; supportive to learning.
  • EtonHouse teaching enhances the relevance of new learning; facilitates shared learning; makes connections for the children; focuses on outcomes; is based on high expectations; provides multiple opportunities to learn; encourages reflective thought and action; utilises quality ICT to support learning. Each child’s framework for learning us based on the learning areas of the United Kingdom curriculum’s Primary Learning Goals. The learning areas are:
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Creative Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy (Language)
  • Problem-solving, Reasoning and Numeracy (Mathematics)
  • Science
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Technology and Design
  • Geography and History
  • Physical Development

The learning areas are supported with a focus on the key values of respectfulness, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance and community.

The school’s Year One Programme is presented in more detailed form in our curriculum statement folders, and you can read these at the school.

Our School's Facilities

EtonHouse is situated in the attractive setting of Dynatown, and the security arrangements provide a very safe environment for the children and their families. The school has modern facilities with attractive classrooms and a number of specialist areas.


The grounds are attractive and have a range of play equipment for the younger children. The older children have their own play area on the third floor.

The school has three levels including Administration, Medical Room, Kitchens, Foundation classes, Foundation sleeping room, Nursery classes, Reception classes, Nursery sleeping room, PE/ Dance Studio, Year one classes, Mandarin classes, ESL class, senior activity area, Library/ Computer/ IT Centre, Art and Craft Room, Music/ Art/ Drama/ Activity Room and Teacher Resource Storage.

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Daily school life:

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Academic Structure

YEAR GROUP AGE USA GRADE
Foundation 2 turning 3 years Pre-School
Nursery 3 turning 4 years Pre-School
Reception 4 turning 5 years K4
Year 1 5 turning 6 years Kindergarten (K5)

 

Our School Day

School Hours

Foundation and Nursery children can be enrolled as a half day or full day child. Reception and above can only be a full day. The hours are:

Half day – 9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Full day – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

The children attend school Monday to Friday.

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The school is flexible with the time the younger children attend school, and some go home at lunchtime while others have an early afternoon nap.

However, from the Reception Class age and into the Year one, we ask that the children to be in the classroom before 9.00 a.m. so lessons can begin on time.

Registering your child

Please make an appointment in advance if you would like to come on Saturday morning.

Thank you for considering EtonHouse International School. In order to comply with government policy we must keep the following documents on file.

All parents will need to complete the forms listed below and submit them with enrolment fees.

    Please bring these documents to the school:

  • Two photographs of your child Mother's passport and/or an ID card
  • Father's passport and/or ID card
  • Child's birth certificate or passport
  • Child's immunization record

    The school will provide these documents:

  • EtonHouse registration form
  • EtonHouse enrolment form
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Staff

Meet The Team

Ms. Hina Patel

Principal

Dr. Atholl Campbell

Educational Advisor

Administration team

Reception teaching team

Nursery teaching team

Foundation teaching team

Year One teaching team

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