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A Day in Huili Boarding House

16 Jun 2022


Boarding at Huili School Nantong provides pupils with a host of benefits that will serve them well long after they graduate. Our boarding facilities provide an immersive bilingual environment, enabling them to build their language skills outside the classroom. With both Chinese and foreign tutors on hand, boarding pupils also benefit from extra academic support outside of school hours. 







Boarding helps to cultivate in pupils important qualities such as independence, self-sufficiency and personal discipline. Most importantly, though, pupils who board at Huili School Nantong will forge deep, lifelong friendships. A special bond develops between boarding pupils as they work, study and play together. Pupils of different ages interact with one another. Our younger pupils will look to our older pupils for mentorship and guidance, and our older pupils will learn the value of responsibility to themselves and others.  





As Wellington College China’s largest boarding school, Huili School Nantong will be able to accommodate up to 800 pupils across seven floors in two inter-connected buildings. Our boarding facilities will address the needs of the whole child, facilitating every aspect of their emotional, physical, social and academic development. 


But what will a day in the life of a boarding pupil at Huili School Nantong look like? Let’s take a look…



06:30 - 07:00

The day begins by waking up in the dorm room with a typical morning routine — getting dressed and making their bed. Younger pupils who are not yet fully capable of taking care of themselves are provided assistance by the matron. They are taught basic life skills, such as personal hygiene, grooming, tying their shoes, folding clothes and keeping their living space tidy. We nurture their good self-care and independent problem-solving skills.

07:00 - 07:30

Pupils arrive at the dining hall to enjoy a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Options will accommodate a variety of tastes but will also ensure they are eating a healthy balanced diet.

07:45 - 08:20

Pupils make their way to their homerooms to be registered by their teachers. The whole school will gather on the sports field on Monday morning for our weekly flag-raising ceremony. During the homeroom time on other days, pupils will communicate with teachers, share the previous day's learning, and check the previous day's homework. The teacher will be on hand to guide and answer of the children's questions.


08:20 - 17:00

The school day beings promptly at 08:20. Huili’s bilingual courses will be rich in content and broad in scope. Thematic learning will show our pupils how to draw connections between different disciplines and their real-life applications. Project-based learning will help pupils cultivate independence and self-confidence. Performing arts classes will provide an outlet for creativity and personal expression as they learn to work with their peers as a team. 





Such an intensive course schedule won't work without energy supplementation. Lunch is provided form 11:50 to 12:20 and every morning and afternoon, we will provide various nutritionally balanced snacks to supplement pupils' physical and intellectual growth.


On Mondays to Thursday between 16:00 - 17:00 we will have Assembly or co-curricular activity (CCA) time. With CCAs, our pupils will discover new passions and develop new talents. CCA programmes are mainly divided into three categories: arts and culture, sports, and academic enhancement. After careful selection and systematic evaluation, we will provide pupils with a range of courses to help them develop their learning and growth.






17:00 - 17:40

After classes and CCAs study, pupils will have time to complete their homework for the day. Tutors will help boarders focus on their learning content, providing guidance and ensuring they complete their assignments.




17:45 - 18:35

With a busy school day behind them, boarders will then unwind with a fantastic dinner in our dining hall. Menu options will feature Chinese as well as Western cuisine. Plant-based and other dietary restrictions will be accommodated as well. Our dining hall will also present our pupils with several opportunities throughout the year to learn about nutrition, share in other cultures’ culinary traditions and more.



18:45 - 19:30

Following dinner, pupils will have time for leisure pursuits. Pupils may participate in evening activities, socialize with their peers or spend time pursuing their hobbies. Evening activities might include basketball, swimming, badminton, table tennis, football, music, creative writing, arts, crafts, leadership development activities, and photography. We make every evening at the school a rich and exciting time.








The boarding houses also have communal social areas, including quiet reading rooms, study rooms, libraries and areas to relax at the end of a busy day.


Lights out

As a full day comes to a close, the boarders will wash up and get 30 minutes of reading in bed before lights-out. At Huili School Nantong, we attach great importance to cultivating pupils' enjoyment of reading. Reading can help pupils broaden their horizons and can subtly root some valuable qualities in pupils' hearts and nourish their character and personality.




If you would like to learn more about the Huili boarding experience, we invite you to join Mr Simon Kenworthy, Master of Huili School Nantong, for a Huili Talk at 20:00 on 23 June. He will discuss the many benefits of a boarding education at Huili School Nantong and share some of his own experiences from when he was a boarder. We look forward to seeing you there.




Contact Us

Contacts:Sammi Gu

Hotline:0513-8919 0666

Telephone:177 1485 5368

Contacts:Jennifer Gu

Hotline:0513-8919 0661

Telephone:177 1485 4369



Founding Office Address:

China-Austria Eco-Park, Su-Xi-Tong Science and Technology Industrial Park, Nantong

School Address:
66 Haide Road, Su-Xi-Tong Science and Technology Industrial Park, Nantong, Jiangsu