Oxford Summer Courses Scholarship - Mary Richter shares her experience

Having completed the Oxford Summer Courses scholarship offered exclusively to EtonHouse students, Mary Richter (then, a Y9 student at EtonHouse International School Orchard) shares her experience during the residential course. EtonHouse International School and Oxford Summer Courses formed this exclusive partnership to offer students the chance to gain the Oxbridge experience in the UK.

 

Reading strategies for your child

5 Useful Tips for Writing Essays

 

Oxford graduate, Victoria Pike shares tips on writing a strong essay. Compelling essays are an important element of college applications and writing them involves skills that you develop over the years.  Here are some tips.

Experiential Learning- A meaningful way to learn

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In its simplest form, experiential learning means learning from experience or learning by doing.  Experiential education first immerses learners in an experience and then encourages reflection about the experience to develop new skills, new attitudes, or new ways of thinking.-Lewis & Williams (1994)

A shift from traditional methods and textbooks, experiential learning reflects...

Is it important to visit universities before making the final decision?

The importance of visiting universities on the shortlist before making the final decision is very subjective, as it is highly dependent on the parent’s personal preference. However, often times, we tend to associate universities in terms of their prestige and standing, as opposed to a physical location and what the university life entails. Besides, due to the growing momentum around online...

How Do You Know if Your Child Needs Enrichment?

I often tell students that it is terribly cliched to start an essay with a dictionary definition. But I’m going to go against my own advice here, and do just that:

This definition can be used to weigh the billion dollar tuition industry. Will sending your child for enrichment classes improve or enhance him/her in some way?

Learning to Think with Spaghetti and Marshmallow

In the maker space at EtonHouse Orchard International School, students huddle over a table in groups of three to four. They talk excitedly about weight and support, fiddling with dry spaghetti sticks and one fluffy marshmallow. There’s laughter and cheering. What’s going on?

An FAQ on Reggio Emilia

You’ve heard the term bandied around, but what exactly is Reggio Emilia and how does it benefit your child? Our Pedagogue Denise Teo answers some common questions.

Meet & Greet: Mark Parsons, PE Specialist at EtonHouse Sentosa

In this Meet & Greet, we speak to Mark Parsons, Physical Education Specialist at EtonHouse International School,  Sentosa where nature plays a huge part throughout the children’s time in the school -- from their nursery to kindergarten and primary years.

Debunking The Top Myth About IB Diploma

The international baccalaureate diploma, a very well established and highly regarded international qualification which started in 1968, continues to grow in popularity despite its reputation for being “too difficult” or only for gifted students. There are now 4783 IB Diploma schools across the world, and since 2012, the number of IB programmes offered worldwide has grown by almost 40%. There...

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