Principal’s Welcome


I am honoured to have been appointed Principal at EtonHouse Lujiazui campus and am delighted to be part of such a warm and friendly, family orientated Kindergarten with such a distinguished reputation.

I am a highly-experienced teacher and education leader whose career spans over twenty years and several counties, including Pakistan, Egypt, Singapore, Thailand, China and the UK.

Throughout my career I have developed diverse experiences in teaching, leadership and management within the field of Early Years and Primary education. I am also fully committed to building outstanding practice and maintaining high expectations in order to gain the best possible outcomes for our children.

I feel that the importance of early years education should never be underestimated. Providing a high quality, stimulating, caring, educational environment that has a great emphasis on developing the whole child through individualised, exploratory, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning is the key to an unhurried, joyful, successful early years education.

Parents and family are our children’s first educators and care takers; therefore, I truly believe that home/school partnerships are fundamental in helping to provide the support and encouragement needed to maximise the potential within every child. Forging good, strong, honest, trusting partnerships between parents, family and the school community is of vital importance to us all.

I am very passionate about educating children to the best of our abilities and strongly believe that we have a responsibility to educate our young children to become global citizens who will be responsible for creating a more tolerant and aware society.

Together with our highly skilled and knowledgeable teaching team I am look forward to inspiring and facilitating the very best of our EtonHouse, Reggio Emilia inspired Inquire : Think : Learn Curriculum.

I am really thrilled to have this opportunity to be able to share my experiences and love for early years education with everyone within our school community and the EtonHouse family and look forward to meeting you all soon.

Warmest wishes,

Denise Phillipson

This page was last edited on July 31, 2019