Introducing the brains behind our Curriculum:
Head of Teaching and Curriculum
Charis leads the teaching and curriculum team at The Eton Academy. She started her teaching career more than ten years ago at a established enrichment provider in Singapore, and went on to become a mentor, teacher trainer and academic director. She then joined EtonHouse to pioneer The Eton Academy.
She holds a Master of Education (English) from NIE and a Bachelor of Business Management from SMU.
In the classroom, Charis is a caring, engaging, and humorous teacher who celebrates each student for their individuality. She believes that all children are born with the curiosity and motivation to learn. She believes that as educators, we should nurture children’s voices as learners, not stifle them.
Charis is passionate about pedagogy and believes that no subject area should be boring — it’s all about using the right teaching strategies to make learning come alive. Together with the teaching and curriculum team, she endeavours to create exciting classroom experiences for all TEA students.
Outside the classroom, Charis is a proud mother to a beautiful boy. Besides spending quality time with family, she also enjoys reading, cooking, and travelling.
Soo Wai Kit
Deputy Head of Teaching and Curriculum
Mr. Soo is the Deputy Head of Curriculum and Teaching at The Eton Academy and assists the Head of Curriculum and Teaching in overseeing the training and development of our teachers as well as ensuring the quality of our carefully crafted in-house curriculum.
Mr. Soo is an experienced science educator and academic leader. Before being part of the EtonHouse team, he accumulated close to 10 years of experience in the enrichment education industry, five of which as an academic leader for a major player in Singapore’s enrichment landscape. As an educator, Mr. Soo is passionate about inspiring future thinkers and learners, aiming to deliver lessons that are captivating and stimulating.In his previous capacity as an academic leader, he also strived to support his team to provide the best experience for many students and parents.
When he is not at work, Mr. Soo likes to geek out over board games or take a hike and engage in casual birdwatching. His love for nature also led him to volunteering for NParks in their citizen science programmes.
The Eton Academy Difference
What goes on in our English programmes?
Lessons are structured to help students investigate the craft of writing with examples from notable children’s literature
e.g. How did the writer make the character memorable? What were some of the writing techniques he used? How can we emulate them?
Students are encouraged to learn grammar through a mix of implicit and explicit instruction (e.g. noticing patterns in different sentences vs listing of grammar rules)
Students hone their reading skills with integrated phonics components that include catchy songs / rhymes to stimulate their interest
Students engage in a wide range of themes (e.g. biodiversity, young game changers) throughout the year to ignite their curiosity in the world around us
“Develop Your Voice” modules encourage students to be active listeners and articulate speakers
The teacher is very good and she is very caring in coaching the kids. The notes written by the teacher are very clear. She provides encouragement and guidance to the students. My son gained lots of confidence in writing and he is always looking forward to the class.
The writing programme helped my child to improve her confidence in writing and creativity. I was surprised to find out that they created a booklet of the children’s stories and can’t wait to see how it looks like!
What goes on in our Mathematics programmes?
Lessons are structured around weekly investigative problems to help students draw connections to real-life experiences
e.g. how much water do we consume in a day? How can we represent it in different measurement units?
Students learn how to apply heuristics to solve a variety of math problem sums
Lessons use manipulatives, hands-on activities and class projects to give students a fun learning experience
Interactive activities and quizzes are used to engage students and check for understanding
Weekly stretch activities are included to help students deepen their understanding of each mathematical concept
Reviews of the prior week’s content are conducted at the start of each lesson to assess students’ readiness and consolidate students’ learning
What goes on in our Science programmes?
Lessons are structured around weekly scientific investigations to draw on your child’s desire to explore scientific phenomena and everyday experiences. Inquiry projects transform your child into a young researcher who analyses and synthesises information to present coherent findings
Our lessons are anchored in science literacy: your child is encouraged to think like a scientist, pose questions and derive conclusions just like a scientist would
Regular science experiments allow your child to see science in action and develop a deeper appreciation of scientific concepts
Hone answering techniques through carefully crafted questions in weekly practices, your child will not only develop critical thinking skills, but will also master effective strategies to form clear and succinct explanations for open-ended questions
To ensure content mastery, topics are frequently reviewed to assess your child’s learning and understanding. Your child will also receive personalised feedback in his or her weekly practices so as to identify areas of improvement
Learn more about our science programmes!
Overview of Programmes
Immerse your child in a stimulating learning environment with our Nursery 2 programme that combines investigative learning with interactive activities and discussions so that your child can learn and explore more about the world.
Strengthen your child’s foundation with our Kindergarten 1 programmes that are designed to nurture your child’s curiosity, build his or her confidence in learning, as well as reinforce his or her understanding of language and mathematical concepts.
Prepare your child for a smooth transition to primary school with our Kindergarten 2 programmes that cover essential skills and knowledge that your child will need for Primary 1.
Help your child to get a head start in his or her primary school learning journey with our Primary 1 programmes that are designed to give your child a strong foundation in reading comprehension, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills.
Ensure your child is ready for the academic rigour of upper primary with our Primary 2 programmes that are structured to help hone your child’s language and problem-solving skills, as well as give your child a solid grounding in the MOE syllabus.
Primary 3 to 6
As your child progresses to upper primary, there are more subjects to learn and the focus shifts to mastery of skills and knowledge.