Nursery 2 to Kindergarten 2
International Baccalaureate World Curriculum
EtonHouse Newton is an authorised International Baccalaureate World Pre-School
The missions of both the IBO and EtonHouse focus on recognising respect for all learners, their potential, similarities, and differences, as well as developing life long, global learners.
At EtonHouse Newton, we offer an inquiry-based curriculum promoting self-esteem, cultural awareness, and academic success. Through Units of Inquiry, we encourage our children to become critical thinkers, life-long learners, and active and responsible members of our community.
We provide stimulating learning experiences focused on individuals and encourages each and every child to reach their full potential – academically, socially, and physically. As a part of our inquiry-based learning approach, we encourage our students to be motivated, co-operative and reflective. Emphasis is placed strongly on first-hand practical experiences that engage our young children’s imagination and curiosity.
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the IBO works with schools, governments, and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.
For further information on the International Baccalaureate Organisation please visit their website on: https://www.ibo.org/
International Baccalaureate Learner Profile
To support inquiry learning EtonHouse Newton students develop the following IB Learner Profile Characteristics.
- Inquirers – They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
- Knowledgeable – They explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in‐depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
- Thinkers – They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions.
- Communicators – They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
- Principled – They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups, and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.
- Open‐minded – They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of the other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view and are willing to grow from the experience.
- Caring – They show empathy, compassion, and respect toward the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
- Risk‐takers – They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
- Balanced – They understand the importance of intellectual, physical, and emotional balance to achieve personal well being for themselves and others.
- Reflective – They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience. They are able to assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support their learning and personal development.
After School Enrichment Programmes
Children from N2 to K2 may be enrolled in a variety of optional After School Programmes. Information will be sent home at the beginning of each term for parents to enroll their child in these programmes. These programmes are provided by independent organizations and are additionally paid for by parents.