HD Qingdao Wanda School
Curriculum Overview

Developed under the guidance of National Curriculum Standards, HD Integrated Chinese Curriculum aims to help children develop an understanding of themselves, nature and the world around them. HD Integrated Chinese Curriculum advocates theme-based interdisciplinary learning, and project-based learning. The Chinese curriculum has the following objectives: 

Cultivate children’s character

In HD, the primary goal of education is to create character. The child's learning begins with an understanding of themselves, progressing to an understanding of nature and society, ultimately resulting in a greater character. The Chinese curriculum stimulates children's initiative, and sense of achievement resonating with their developmental stage. From a young, age our curriculum helps children build a sense of security and self-confidence. In higher grades, our learning guides the children to explore their own self, challenge themselves to overcome difficulties, and help them to understand the journey of life. 

Develop children's strong literacy skills

To nurture an interest in reading, intensive reading starts with story books and bridge books in Grades 1 & 2, to complete readings of millions of words in Grades 3 & 4 and reading classic literature in Grade 5.  

In HD Qingdao we believe writing creates a true dialogue with others, the world, and oneself. Through a life-relevant study that provides profound experiences and stimulates thinking, our children develop strong writing skills to express themselves.  

Develop children’s problem-solving skills

In order to cultivate our students’ mathematical thinking as our core purpose, the Maths curriculum emphasises useful application, interdisciplinary, and logic focused learning. Students learn a range of maths skills through games and stories, collaboration and small group work. They are encouraged to apply their theoretical knowledge into their daily lives, and truly engage in the fun of learning mathematics. Maths classes at HD Qingdao are thus characterised by a more challenging, fun and engaging learning climate.  

Cultivate the Chinese soul of children

Whilst encouraging our students to become global citizens, we also focus on building the student’s understanding of Chinese tradition. HD traditional culture curriculum emphasises that classic learning must be related to the children’s lives. Through learning about traditional culture, we aim to develop our children’s understanding of the essence of traditional culture and to build a connection with their own lives. 

Related Courses
Integrated Chinese Curriculum

The Chinese language is at the foundation of Chinese culture, and contains the nation’s spiritual genes. The Integrated Chinese curriculum at HD Schools is designed to develop Chinese language capability, together with enabling students to understand the fundamentals of Chinese culture, allowing them to become globalised citizens with Chinese roots.

Design Thinking

In HD, Design Thinking is a human centered approach to solve complex problems in an ever-changing world. Through a variety of different projects, we can cultivate the students' spirit of daring to try, while fostering their creativity, teamwork and communication skills to cope with future challenges.

Physical Education Programme

At HD Schools, the objective of Physical Education is to help our students to become physically fit, improve their competence, develop character, learn skills and become knowledgeable about sports. We want them to be global sportspersons.

Creative Arts

In Creative Arts class, the aim is to help students explore their inner creative thoughts, and to give them a way to convey their ideas to the world. The class focuses on drama, but also uses many different art forms to support the drama lesson. 

Traditional Chinese Culture Course

HD aims to cultivate global Chinese people. While developing children's international vision, we also pay more attention to integrating the essence of traditional Chinese culture. It is said that a nation treasures all traces of its spiritual life in its language. For this reason, HD Qingdao's traditional culture course aims to establish the brand of traditional Chinese culture for children's life.

For younger students, we mainly lead them to experience and learn the "feast of rhythm", listen to "the narration of ancestors" and "the singing of ancestors", and travel through time and space to find the "mother of vernacular Chinese " by following the classics of poetry. We will take older students to activate the wisdom of the sages, stand on the shoulders of giants, read the integrity story and feel the heroic spirit.


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