HD ShangHai Bilingual School
上海赫德双语学校
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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 Shanghai 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 Shanghai 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. 

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