Carol Pedersen, Executive Principal of EtonHouse International Pre School, on how education is continuing and expansion plans for the future.
EtonHouse has, during this difficult period, been supporting its families with educational packs and online learning. At EtonHouse we have an online learning hub that is used by over 20,000 students worldwide during this pandemic. Our staff have created Google Classrooms and Zoom learning for the children, and this has allowed them to have regular contact with the teachers. It is important that we keep the connection and communication open for families during this period.
During the last few months, we have also been very busy preparing for September in our Pre School and new Preparatory School both based in Hamala. Our staff are preparing welcome packs for children for September and we have been in communication with present and new students across the globe, who will be joining us in September.
We await Government guidance on reopening and have developed a full risk assessment for when children do return to school to ensure their health and well-being due to the pandemic.
EtonHouse has prepared a virtual tour of the school so prospective parents can see our classrooms and environment, and they are able to book a video call with the Principal to discuss the school. We also have an online facility for paying the registration and school fees, and we are offering a 50-per-cent discount on registration fees and payment plans to support families.
EtonHouse educational group is one of the world’s leading educational institutes. We provide an Early Years Programme for children from 15 months to four years in our Pre School, and a Primary Years British curriculum for those aged four to six years in our Preparatory School. Our Primary, for ages seven to 12 years will open in 2021.
The EtonHouse early childhood curriculum is inspired by internationally accepted best teaching practice from around the world.
All EtonHouse children benefit from a learning environment that promotes continuous development of their social, cognitive, emotional, physical and creative strengths. We encourage and promote mindfulness and well-being within our school community for staff and children. Children are offered a range of opportunities to explore values, broaden communication skills, collaborate, make personal choices as well as group problem solving, developing ideas and exploring information.
We are the only school in Bahrain offering a Mindfulness Studio, Shadow Light Sensory Studio and an Atileria Studio. We have large extensive outdoor areas for play, several mud kitchens, sand and water play areas, planting and physical activities.