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Bilingual
Ages 1 to 11

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CurriculumIB
Languages of instructionEnglish and Chinese
Age RangeAges 1 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Chinese
Native English and Chinese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: SGD $29,492
to: SGD $35,494
Address: 8 Thomson Lane, Singapore 297743
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Number of students

275 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 36 nationalities are represented in the school.

Most common nationality

The most common nationality are British.

Ratio of local students to international students

1:9

Max. number of students per class

The maximum number of students per class is 24.

Average number of students per class

The average number of students per class is about 18.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No, all the teachers are fully qualified.

Native English and Chinese speaking teachers

No, as our teachers are from diverse nationalities and reflect our international community, they may not necessary be native speakers of English.
As we offer a bilingual programme, all our Mandarin teacher are native speakers of the language in which they communicate with students.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese

No, we do not offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme. However, there is a Literacy Support teacher who works with the learners to progress towards age-appropriate language and literacy outcomes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

The school does not offer any additional language classes. At EtonHouse International School Thomson, it is a fully integrated bilingual school where there is an English and Mandarin teacher in the class throughout the day.

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology, like all the other subject areas, are explored within the transdisciplinary nature of inquiry. Class communities have access to shared iPads, laptops, digital microscopes and these are used a tools to enrich and deepen their learning and inquiries. The school also has an ICT Specialist and a MakerSpace where there is a strong focus on technology. Through exposure to a range of ICT tools, learners gain practical knowledge and application of their technological skills.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, the school uses Microsoft Teams for online video conferencing and assignments for home learning. All staff and students have individual MS Teams account which facilitates the home-school communication as well as the differentiation of virtual learning experiences to suit the needs of individual learners.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Home learning in the primary years is optional, but it provides the opportunity for home-school partnership.

Approximate hours of homework given

Home learning typically consists of a list of inquiry-based experiences that the learner can choose one or two tasks per week to complete. Each task may take about 20 minutes and can be done at their own pace, rather than with a specific due date.

Uniform required

Yes, with the exception of our Pre-Nursery and Nursery 1 students, all students are required to wear a uniform. This helps to foster their sense of belonging within the school community.

Waiting list

No, there is no waiting list, but there may be limited spaces for certain year levels.

Entry evaluation for students

No. The school does not perform an evaluation for students looking to enrol. However, there is a thorough review of the school reports, confidential reference form and any specialist reports submitted. If required, the school will also seek parental consent to contact their child's current teachers for clarifications and further information. The application review process is taken to better understand the needs of individual student so as to ascertain if the school is able to provide adequate support for the student to continue to be successful in their learning before confirming their enrolment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There is a thorough review of the school reports, confidential student reference form and any specialist reports submitted. If required, the school will also seek parental consent to contact their child's current teachers for clarifications and further information. The application review process is taken to better understand the needs of individual student so as to ascertain if the school is able to provide adequate support for the student to continue to be successful in their learning before confirming their enrolment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline for registration as the school practice a rolling intake.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, the school allows students to join mid-way.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

NA.

External examinations or assessments available

IB PYP

Results in these examinations

NA

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

NA

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

NA

School bus service available

Yes, the school have a bus service available for students.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No, there is no specialised staff or programme to support children with special learning needs. However, we are an inclusive school and in the event if the student require additional support and has specific learning needs, student-funded external specialist support will be required. This may be one-to-one, in-class specialist support for the learner or additional support that they receive outside of the school and the financial costs are borne by the family.

Learning support offered

NA.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

NA.

Student access to education psychologist

NA.

School start time

8.45am

School finish time

3.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

No.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a wide array of extracurricular activities which span across music, sports and arts. These include teacher-led extracurricular activities which are offered at no extra cost and we also collaborate with external providers for paid programmes such as swimming, dance, robotics and languages.

School provided lunches

Yes, the school offer lunches for students. Students with severe allergies must bring their own packed lunches.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

We offer non-vegetarian and vegetarian options and all ingredients are halal.

Sports activities included

Given the importance of outdoor exploration, the students have a scheduled 45 minutes of outdoor play everyday. There is also a swimming programme in place for Year 1 to Year 6 students. The students also explore a range of different sports as part of their PE curriculum.

Sports facilities at the school

There is a swimming pool, outdoor astro turf, fields and indoor multi-purpose hall for students to access.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, the school is developing inter-school team sports such as football and swimming. This will be across the EtonHouse schools to foster the teamwork, sportsmanship and positive competition.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Sprawling outdoor spaces, housed in a beautifully landscaped colonial building and unique learning spaces. Cosy and boutique international school with a strong focus on respect and relationships.

Teaching approach of the school

Personalised and inquiry based learning.

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