We are the Almeida family from Portugal.
When we first arrived in Singapore our 2 daughters, 4 and 8 years old, did not speak English and it was their first time moving away from their home country, school, family and friends. We were all very excited and somewhat anxious about all the new things to discover and experience.
The language program and the friendly family environment that we found at EtonHouse was a fantastic help to get the girls comfortable and all the family ready to enjoy the experience of being overseas.
All teachers and staff are very helpful and well prepared to help children and families adapt to Singapore. The way EtonHouse embraces all cultural and religious beliefs is wonderful. Etonhouse has shown us how fantastic it is to have the opportunity to enjoy such an experience. 6 months after starting school our children were speaking English, having play dates and feeling well in school and at home. This was a great victory for all the family!!
The role that parents and families have in EtonHouse is wonderful and helped us make new friends and start enjoying one of the greatest joys of Singapore: weekend barbecues.
EtonHouse has helped us settle in Singapore and to overcome many of our initial anxieties in a very calm and natural way.
To everyone in EtonHouse, to all the staff: thank you for everything!!!
Natacha Fernandes – Mother of Maria (Year 5) and Margarida (Year 2)
Being a part of the international community is an invaluable part of the experience. We’re glad our son can have friends from different backgrounds and cultures. We also believe learning Chinese, participating in team projects and ECAs are all great experiences for the kids.
Plus, EtonHouse is a great school because it allows children to realise their potential. In the case of our son, he can write code because of the information and communications technology classes and he can understand basic Chinese, both of which would be unimaginable three years ago!
The Isiks, Parents of Oguz (Y5)
EtonHouse provides immense support in nurturing creativity, independence and confidence in every child’s learning journey. The sense of community and diversity is a distinctive quality that offers our children the opportunity to gain insight into the cultures of their peers.
I particularly appreciate the school’s regular communication with parents. Also, with the open-door policy, it’s easier for us to get to know our children’s teachers and the other caring and approachable staff. My children enjoy excursions, which help them question, investigate and understand the world. Through various activities at a recent camp in Bintan, my child had the opportunity to demonstrate the different life skills she learnt throughout her years at EtonHouse
Jumna and Lenore Christmas, British; Jaelyn (11) and Caleb (7)
When the school year started, my husband and myself, had no idea just how much our children were going to love EtonHouse Broadrick. From the first day onward, they were both so excited to go to school. Even on the weekends, they would wake up asking if they could go to school. It is now our second semester and they still have that same atitude.
EtonHouse Broadrick is different from anything we have ever experienced. There is community and camaraderie among the teachers, the staff, and the parents; unlike anything we have ever personally experienced. There are so many ways to get involved and be active and there is no limit to the creativity that flows through the halls and classrooms. It is such a fun place!
My children are learning so fast, how to do things that weren't even introduced to me at their ages when I was a child. My daughter (7) reads fluently, loves learning Mandarin Chinese, as well as, being able to speak it with perfect annunciation, and she is thriving. I love seeing her become this precious little human who cares about the world around her and how she can make it better. My son (5) has gained confidence by leaps and bounds, all because he has the perfect teacher and teacher's assistant who take the time to know him, know his needs, and teach him the way that they know he will learn best.
I cannot say enough about EtonHouse Broadrick. I hope and pray that we will stay in Singapore as long as possible so that we can stay with our family at EtonHouse.
Mr & Mrs Jones, Parent of two, Vivien Year 2, Sidney in K1
Attending EtonHouse International School Broadrick has given all the children so much. Although the IB programme is different to the English school curriculum, we love the way that our children are now able to take responsibility for their learning and have developed the confidence to present it to their peers.
To ease the transition of moving abroad two years ago, we really wanted all the children to be together in one school. Making the choice from England was very daunting, as we were reliant on websites and phone calls. EtonHouse was able to accommodate us, and the admission staff made the transition very smooth.
The school is friendly and has a warm, family feel. The children are strongly encouraged to be caring and considerate towards one another, and we often see the older children helping the little ones. Because my children are spread throughout the school, they know every teacher and almost every child. They feel secure and totally at home. We feel that the children get a lot of individual attention from their class teachers, who get to know them really well.
Our children all have very different interests. Mary has discovered a real love of Mandarin and has picked up the language from scratch. She was thrilled to be part of the team that won the International Schools Chinese Competition. Beatrice loves PE and drama and really enjoyed performing in the school play, The Wizard of Oz. She trains every week after school in the running club. Florence is very musical and a keen member of the choir, while Frederick is sporty and desperate to make it onto the school’s championship-winning football team.
There is so much going on, and our children come home full of stories about what they are doing, whether it’s preparing for a class assembly, special themed weeks like Book or Science Week, or inter-house competitions.
Francis and Elizabeth Aherne, British
Mary (11), Beatrice (9), Florence (8) and Frederick (6)
Source: Expat Living International school in Singapore: HUGE GUIDE 2014
When we moved to Singapore from the USA in 2012, we were looking for a small school with a community feel. Many of the schools we looked at were way too big for our young kids. EtonHouse was the only one that checked off all our boxes! In addition to the size, it is a nut-free school (which is important to us because our oldest son has a severe peanut allergy); offers Mandarin four times a week, whereas the other schools we looked at offered it only once or twice a week; and has a broad selection of Extra Curricular Activities (ECA’s); and is located in the East Coast. This school year, the school has begun offering music lessons on-site through an outside vendor.
EtonHouse has been a terrific place for our family. The boys are thriving with the IB curriculum and terrific teachers. EtonHouse Broadrick is truly a global community and does a great job of celebrating the variety of cultures and their important holidays, including Diwali, Halloween, UN Day, Christmas and, of course, Chinese New Year.
Parents are always welcome at EtonHouse and are encouraged to volunteer in their children’s learning journey. The children get so excited when mom or dad shows up to help out in the classroom or accompanies the class on excursions. The Parent School Association (PSA) allows parents to be involved in the planning and execution of the various celebrations and events at the school.
The leadership at EtonHouse is professional as well as personal. They make it a point to learn the children’s names and to be seen around school throughout the day. The principal and vice principal are not only accessible, but easily approachable and are ready and willing to assist families with their needs and concerns.
Likewise, the staff in the Parent Liaison Office (PLO) are extremely helpful and work hard to ensure that our children’s day runs as smoothly as possible.
We have really enjoyed being part of the EtonHouse Broadrick family and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great school.
Ms Gonzalez, Parent of three, Nico Year 1, Gabo Year 4 and Diego Year 6
Zack started at EtonHouse Broadrick back in 2013. One of the main reasons we chose this school was because of the strong Japanese language programme consisting of four lessons every week. Since I am Japanese and my husband is American it was very important that our son keeps up with his Japanese language skills. EtonHouse Broadrick is the only primary school in Singapore that has a Japanese language program linked with an IB program.
In addition to this we liked that the school respects different nationalities with a large number of cultural events throughout the year.
Zack has always been very enthusiastic to represent the school basketball and football teams, plus participating in various school drama performances.
We would definitely recommend EtonHouse Broadrick. In fact my husband’s colleague’s daughter joined EtonHouse one year ago due to our recommendation
Ms Michiko, Parent of Zack in Year 6
James and I were looking for a school that was close to our home, would cater for all of our children and would provide a supportive environment that embraced diversity. We were very fortunate to have friends with children already at EtonHouse; we attended some school events prior to enrolling our own children, thus getting a feel for what was to come.
The task of finding a school for our children, Genevieve (8) and Xavier (5), was made more difficult by Xavier’s diagnosis of autism, but we were delighted when the children were both accepted by EtonHouse.
Genevieve is currently in the Year 3 bilingual class. She loves learning and especially enjoys her time with the specialist teachers at school. She has been given many opportunities to explore outside of the set curriculum, supported by her class teachers. Xavier has been attending ‘big school’ for nearly six months and is showing progress in many areas. Our youngest, Alexander (2) is yet to venture into schooling.
We have been very happy with the levels of support that have been offered by the dedicated staff and love the close community feel that pervades the school’s many celebrations of learning and living.
Mary and James Whittred, Australia
Source: Expat Living, Guide to International Schools, 2013
My 3 children are all currently attending EtonHouse Broadrick, and have been for the last 5 or so years. My children collectively have experienced every year group from N2 to Year 6.
I continually support EtonHouse Broadrick as I continue to feel the passion and support back from all of the teachers there, and the administrative staff. It is a friendly school with a warm heart. Every child is given credit for their uniqueness and differences.
There is a genuine and visible sense of care between classmates, peers which is supported further through the buddying schemes between the different year groups. The teachers really model a fantastic example to the kids of kindness, fairness and responsible caring attitudes.
Whilst the academic performance and support available is excellent, this is not what sets EtonHouse apart as why we choose this International school for our 3 children. The school community and everyone in it make this school a truly happy place, the starting point for effective learning.
Whenever you visit the school you will be greeted with smiling faces, from students, teachers, support staff and admin staff.
I believe very strongly that the shaping of young characters, and young citizens, is taken very seriously at EtonHouse Broadrick, and in conjunction with my efforts at home, I'm proud of the confident, happy, and caring children returning to me after each school day.
I fully intend to enroll my eldest in the secondary program at EtonHouse Broadrick, which is another testimony of my faith in placing my children in the educational and social/emotional care of EtonHouse Broadrick.
Ms Pochat-Cottilloux , Parent of Beatrice Year 6, Louis Year 4 and Oscar Year 2
和葉は三年間過ごしたEtonhouse Mountbatten 718を卒業し、ブロードリックに入学しました。
Shizue Tsuboi, Parent of Kazuha in Year 2
Currently my son and daughter are attending school at Etonhouse at Broadrick since two years.
Before that, they were at the Etonhouse pre-school Newton branch. The transition from the pre-school to the primary school has been very smooth.
At Etonhouse Broadrick you still have the intimate environment like the pre-school. All the teachers know the students and there is a real personal connection.
Every single day, my kids go to school with a smile. And that is for me as a parent the most important thing.
Zimin Chen, Parent of Logan in Year 3 and Zoey in Year 1
Our daughter Maya has been studying at EtonHouse Broadrick for the past 3 years. To date we have noticed significant developments and she is driven to be good at what she does and is always eager to take part in the various sports and art activities.
We feel strongly that a lot of these positive changes are because of the interest and support of her teacher. She has been exceptional when it comes to communicating to parents and that my queries and concerns are always listened to and addressed promptly and effectively.
Overall I have to say that all the teachers are exceptional and we really appreciate their help, support, interest and commitment towards the student’s wellbeing.
Ms. Kavitha, Parent of Maya in year 4
Kimi attends Secondary 1 (Year 7) at the EtonHouse International School at Broadrick. She started in Year 1 and then left towards the end of Year 4 due to our family relocating. She rejoined EtonHouse in Secondary 1 when she returned to Singapore. The staff and teachers at EtonHouse are incredibly professional and dedicated. The school helps us in every way to make Kimi's campus experience enjoyable. We also often have get-togethers with other parents and their children outside campus. In terms of teaching, the learning is made fun. We like that the school is educating and developing the children holistically, not just for academics.
At the Secondary level, the school has an Outdoor Education programme that Kimi is enjoying very much. This includes a variety of adventure challenges such as orienteering, archery and rock climbing, which has helped test and develop her physical, social and personal skills. She always comes home happy and with many stories to tell. She has gained much confidence and independence through her everyday interactions with teachers and classmates. The school also keeps parents up to date with our children's progress.
When we arrived in Singapore, we checked out schools in the East area and shortlisted EtonHouse. When we visited the campus, we felt that it was the right school for Kimi. We were very impressed with the school's values, philosophy, and cultural and linguistic diversity, as well as its solid and well-rounded curriculum. The school is warm and welcoming, focusing on each individual child and their talents. EtonHouse has pushed the boundaries of Kimi's capabilities while still making it enjoyable for her.
Myra and Keithley Ner, parents of Kimi Alexa (12 years old)