Qualifications and Experience
Anne has two Degrees in Early Childhood Education from Curtin University, and a Masters of Education from Edith Cowan University, Perth Western Australia.
Anne has over 25 years of working in the area of Early Childhood Education (ECE), and has worked in schools as a Director of ECE, School Principal, Associate Principal, and has written curriculum for ECE at the Department of Education in Western Australia. Her work has also included tutoring fourth and fifth year undergraduates and graduate teachers at Murdoch University and Curtin University in Western Australia. She has also written several publications for the Australian Early Childhood Association on ECE practice and pedagogy.
EtonHouse South Pudong campus is presently undergoing many changes in order to add impetus to the School Improvement Plan, centered on Care and Supervision and Education.
The exemplary Care and Supervision we have implemented, offers students an important element of school life, that we regard with the highest esteem, and which takes priority over all aspects of school life. Throughout our campus we have numerous processes and structures that ensure your child’s safety, happiness and supervision, is at the highest level. Staff are continually engaged in professional learning related to care and supervision, and accordingly, their individual teacher appraisal/performance, includes this key area.
The International Baccalaureate curriculum is now fully implemented across the year level of Nursery 2, Kindergarten and Year 1 and 2. Staff have worked exceptionally hard and have been committed to enhancing their knowledge and skills of the Primary Years Program (PYP), to ensure successful implementation. During April 2019 we have scheduled a final review of our accreditation and will in due course become a fully accredited IB school. Our school now delivers a world renowned curriculum, and students are now developing as inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people, who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The International Baccalaureate (IB), curriculum and the Think Inquire Learn curriculum (TIL), for Pre-Nursery and Nursery 1, succinctly align. Both curriculums efficiently lay the foundations for all future learning and recognize that although development usually occurs in predictable directions, each child is unique and development can occur at varying rates from child to child and inconsistently for each child.
Our curriculum is focused on the fact that learning takes place best when it is connected to what is genuinely a component of the world around the student, not merely what is all too often contrived and then imposed upon the student in school; that the acquisition of knowledge and skills and the search for meaning and understanding are best done in the context of the exploration of relevant content. Learning experiences provided are engaging, relevant, challenging and significant, where learning environments are stimulating and provocative.
We are delighted that our school has gone through many transformations, particularly in relation to teaching and learning approaches, partnerships with our families and local community, and enormous improvements in our outside learning environment.
I wish all students and families a successful and prosperous new school year.