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POLICY
 

HD Qingdao Wanda School seeks to offer educational opportunities to all eligible students who identify with the school’s core values. We provide bilingual multi-cultural education to students from different nationalities and culture background.
Applicants need to fill in application form and attend interviews. HD Qingdao Wanda School looks for students with distinctive quality and outstanding performances in the assessment.
ADMISSIONS
 

Thank you for considering HD Qingdao Wanda School for your child’s learning needs. I hope you find your visit interesting and informative. If you have questions about our curriculum, programmes, policies, personnel, and/or facilities please contact me (qd.admissions@hdschools.org) and I will do my best to answer your queries. If you decide to enroll your child please complete an Application Form. Forms can be collected from the school or downloaded from the website (www.hdschools.org).

In addition we require 2 passport size photographs with your child’s name printed on the back. It would also assist us if you provide copies of previous reports.

Entry level
 

This school year runs from 1st September until the end of June. Specific dates can be found in the school calendar. Children or students are initially placed in a Grade according to age, however, English language ability, past schooling experience, test results and discussions with parents enable the school to determine the most appropriate Grade. 
 
2018-2019 HD Qingdao Wanda School will offer the following Grades:
 
GRADE AGE
CASA 2.5-4
PREP 5
Year 1 6
Year 2 7
Year 3 8
Note on ages
 

In some cultures children are considered to be one year old on the day of their birth. In others they are not regarded as one year old until the end of their first year. In this guide regarding your child’s initial year level placement, it has been assumed that children turn one year old at the end of their 1st year, two years old at the end of their 2nd year etc.

Ages before Spt.1 Grade Apply for
3&4 CASA
5 PREP
6 Year 1
7 Year 2
8 Year 3
Admissions Application Procedure
 

Learning about the School: Attending an Information Meeting

Please contact our Admissions Office (phone 400-0098-089) for appointments, time of Information Meetings and School Tours.

Application

Click here to apply for an admission form and you will then be able to submit it online. You will receive a confirmation email as soon as your application has been submitted.

Student Interview

This will be an informal test of listening, speaking and logical thinking in both Chinese and English.

Parent Interview

Parents will be invited for interview on the same day as the assessment of their child.

Admission Notice

The Admissions Committee makes decisions regarding admissions and will also inform parents of the outcome of the interview.

Accept: To accept the offer, tuition fees will be required to secure the place.

Waitlisted: Students will be placed on a waiting list if there are more qualifying candidates than available places.

Decline: If a candidate is declined they may re-interview after one academic year.

Directions:
 

Learning about the School: Attending an Introductory Meeting or visiting the Campus.

We expect parents to support our educational philosophy and approach to teaching. We welcome parents who are open-minded, share our school’s educational philosophy, and are prepared to support the bilingual education programme of our school. Please contact us to arrange an appointment with the Admissions Office. Introductory Meetings by the headmasters are normally conducted on weekends. Please check our website or contact us for more information.

Student Assessment / Parent Interview

We would like to meet each potential student to see whether the school is suited to his/her educational needs. Admission interviews will be held after the information meeting. Please contact the Admissions Office to arrange an assessment interview. Parents will be invited for an interview following the assessment of their child.

Expectations of Parents

Parents should understand, and be willing to cooperate with the school’s philosophy and methodology. They should be prepared for a long term commitment in supporting their child’s bilingual education. Parents are expected to have a suitable understanding of Chinese and/or English, that they can receive correspondence in both languages from the School. Parents and children are also required to have email and internet access.

Acceptance

Successful students will be accepted, provided that a space is available. After parents sign the Parent Agreements, they will be notified by e-mail and a written Acceptance Notice will be mailed to them. Students who are not accepted at this time may be placed on the waiting list until a space becomes available.

Placement Confirmation

Parents need to confirm their child’s place at HD Qingdao Wanda School by paying the fees indicated on the invoice from the Finance Office. If the applicant fails to pay the fees on time, the applicant’s place will be withdrawn.