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HD Qingdao Wanda School is highly committed to educating globalized Chinese and providing Chinese families with a bilingual and multi-cultural learning experience.
 
Pure Internationalised Education
 
Right from kindergarten stage, HD School is dedicated to provide the best English language learning, international cultural exposure, and a rigorous intellectual environment.  Meanwhile, HD School creates an immersed English learning environment for students through both academic study and the wider boarding experience.  Our aim is that our students' English proficiency will gradually become comparable to that of native speakers.  HD School’s international curriculum is focused on students’ academic excellence, and developing their critical thinking and creativity for the challenges of the real world, together with an appreciation of diversified cultures and histories. Via a Montessori bilingual kindergarten, through a balanced bilingual curriculum in primary to an international program in secondary school offering a bridge to international higher education, HD School’s students will eventually become global Chinese citizens of the future.
 
The English curriculum will apply theme-based learning using international teaching materials and reading resources. Language is not just a tool for expression and communication, but also a way of thinking and culture. Our students are immersed in a bilingual environment with small group work and English homeroom teachers. English will be practiced in their everyday lives, and through a variety of cultural activities.
 
English lessons in HD are engaging and highly practical. Students not only master the foundation skills such as pronunciation, spelling and grammar, but also study the rigorous western logic system behind the language. Through a variety of activities such as performing Shakespeare and other classic literary works our students learn to appreciate the rhythm and beauty of the language, and the cultural masterpieces of the western world. We will bring the most advanced international courses to HD such as Science and Design Thinking to develop the capability to explore cross-disciplinary solutions through systematic experiments and verifications. We hope to cultivate creative, critical and independent thinking. We encourage our students to stay curious and become a global citizens who show respect for cultural differences, lifelong learners and are willing to give back to society.
 
Leading Integrated Curriculum Education
 
Through the promotion of the philosophy of “Reinventing Education for Life”, the HD School Chinese curriculum emphasises Chinese values and the development of the students’ characters whilst blending the best of international education with traditional Chinese culture and curriculum.  Under the guidance of national curriculum standards, our themed and subject-based curriculum breaks the boundaries between different subjects, whilst adopting a multi-faceted and dynamic “HD Integrated Curriculum”.  HD School draws from Chinese and international learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual and multi-cultural education model, and opens the door to the global world for students.
 
HD adopts a comprehensive Chinese curriculum that is based on interdisciplinary integration and theme-based learning. In HD Primary School, our students are immersed in a bilingual environment where the courses are tailored to the different needs of different grades. For the six years in the primary school Chinese and English will be used equally as instructional languages in the curriculum. However, the proportion between Chinese and English may be different from year to year while taking the different characteristics of two languages and the approach to learning the languages into account. Developed under the guidance of national curriculum standards, our Chinese curriculum combines the existing outstanding courses with a revolutionary theme-based in-depth learning approach. The themes are student-centered and provide real-life connections, e.g. Back to School, The Magical Animal World, To Discover Spring. The mathematics curriculum is tailored in a way that follows the structures and benchmarks of national mathematics curriculum, while at the same time, incorporates Western teaching pedagogy that is more innovative and interactive. Our English curriculum is built on an established international English curriculum and integrates Western education elements in courses of Science, PE, Art and Information Technology.
 
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To broaden our students HD school offers a variety of special courses, e.g. Traditional Culture, Design Thinking, Drama Education, Golf, Tennis etc. Through small group work, two homeroom teachers model a varied curriculum and we provide personalized and customized education to ensure each child’s individual talents are developed.
 
Our curriculum is designed under life-relevant interdisciplinary themes and in a bilingual immersion environment to stimulate our students’ interest and passion in learning and problem solving. Our distinctive curriculum will offer our students a fun learning experience, an opportunity to explore intellectually and spiritually in the scope of both China and the globe. With a personalized education, we are able to nurture each child’s talent, self-awareness and ideals to become a globalized Chinese citizen with the soul of China and the vision of the world.