Co-Curricular Activities Program

At EtonHouse Nanjing the students in levels Nursery 2 and above are offered an after-school Co-Curricular Activities Program three (3) days each week. Co-Curricular activities occur at school and we enjoy the use of the nearby Olympic Sports Centre for specialized learning such as; ices skating, prescription swimming, symptoms field and indoor athletics. Professional trainers work with our children in various sports and fitness learning.
At the school, order our Music, Mandarin, Art, PE and Core teachers organize Co-Curricular learning in their specialist subjects. The regular class teachers provide fun “extra” learning in English as an additional language. They organize the learning in a fun way, blending language learning with project-based activities.

Co-Curricular activities are organized in blocks of learning approximately 6 weeks in length. Depending upon the focus of learning, they may be repeated as an ongoing learning. There are separate transportation arrangements for students who stay after-school for Co-Curricular activities.
Our children experience fun and rich learning in the Co-Curricular program. We look forward to their participation, and parents are always welcome to join us.

Early Years

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 they seek to make meaning of the socio-cultural context in which they live.

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

International Baccalaureate

In early years at Nanjing EtonHouse the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, adipositywith its inquiry-centred, prescription multi-disciplinary philosophy is equally a foundation for teaching and learning. All of these settings have accredited International Baccalaureate World School status.

The framework of the PYP sets learning objectives (what we want our students to know?), combined with the application of sound classroom practice (how best will they learn?) and effective, appropriate assessment (how will we know what they have learnt?).

These three components, along with the attributes of the IB Learner Profile, form the basis for implementation of the IB programme.


Chinese Immense Course(CIC)

    We offer the Inquiry based teaching using the framework of International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 -6 years. The class is offered as a stream in the International school.
    School Time: Follow the EtonHouse International Division Calendar.
    Normal school time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday- Friday.

We offer this programme with

  1. International Stream – English as the Language of Instruction with Mandarin as a taught subject.  The homeroom teacher is an international expatriate teacher
  2. Chinese Immersion Stream – English and Mandarin (half day each) as the Languages of Instruction.  This is mainly offered to students who will graduate into the Chinese national programme from Y2 (grade 1). The home room teacher (Mandarin) is responsible for the organising and management of the class and meeting with parents. The unit of inquiry is planned collaboratively by the home room teacher and the Expatriate English teacher.  Art, music and physical education will be taught by one of the core teachers.


Time Table of lessons /activities Who is the teacher
Morning greetings and arrival Mandarin Teacher (Home Room Teacher) and teacher assistant
EAL English specific lessons such as Jolly Phonics, speaking and listening activities, writing, reading Expatriate English teacher and teacher assistant
PYP Units of Inquiry – inquiry based teaching using the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP). Mandarin Teacher and supported by Expatriate English teacher
Lunch Mandarin Teacher and teacher assistant
Mandarin program;
• Language development such as writing, speaking, listening, reading.
• Mathematics
• Cultural events such as dance, songs, music, calligraphy, poetry, stories etc…
• PE, Art, Library
Mandarin Teacher and teacher assistant
Farewell session Mandarin Teacher and teacher assistant



EtonHouse has developed its philosophy based on research and internationally accredited best practice in education that supports a child focused learning and teaching environment.
At EtonHouse, we aim to develop each child into a well-balanced individual through engaging environments that support children’s curiosity and wonder; that engage children and that offer them a wide range of materials to work in purposefully designed learning areas.
Every child should acquire social skills and the confidence to communicate freely and easily with both adults and peers. EtonHouse has been established to provide a happy, relaxed and safe environment that contributes to the development of the whole person.
Our excellent staff- to-child ratio is a vital factor in the success of our programmes. We offer children a multi-dimensional programme with many diverse and spontaneous learning opportunities. We provide an environment in which children grow in independence and take responsibility for their own learning.

Primary Years

The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme provides the learning philosophy for every stage of student development and progress throughout the school. It is the international education building block upon which students can construct meaning through collaborative learning and concept-driven inquiry.

Students are recognised as active participants in the learning process. Emphasis is placed upon first-hand practical experiences which engage students’ imagination and curiosity,stomach fostering genuine understanding. Students are encouraged to plan and negotiate, medications to identify and solve problems, to take learning risks, to approach tasks from different perspectives and to develop a critical appreciation towards all aspects of their work.

As an authorised World School International Baccalaureate World School, EtonHouse International School Suzhou seeks to nurture in its students:

  • ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship
  • critical and compassionate thinking
  • a sense of the universal values of shared humanity
  • a respect for the variety of cultures and attitudes that make up the variety of life
  • an understanding of community
  • an active engagement in charitable projects

International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry

Students in the 21st Century are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world in which knowledge is constantly developing. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme prepares students to be active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. The trans-disciplinary Units of Inquiry include five essential elements:

  1. a focus on key concepts such as function, reflection and change
  2. an exploration of relevant and important topics to build a body of knowledge of local and global significance
  3. the acquisition of essential skills to conduct research, communicate effectively, respond to real-life challenges and think critically and creatively
  4. the fostering of positive attitudes such as tolerance, respect and responsibility
  5. an opportunity for meaningful action and social service

    There are six trans-disciplinary themes within the IB PYP that identify inquiry learning considered to be essential, globally significant, common to all human experience and unifying for students world-wide. These universal themes provide the framework for all Units of Inquiry. These six trans-disciplinary themes are:

  • Who We Are
  • Where We Are in Time and Space
  • How We Express Ourselves
  • How the World Works
  • How We Organize Ourselves
  • How We Share the Planet


This page was last edited on January 17, 2018