Our Teachers

Our Teachers

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Primary Leaders

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Derek Pinchbeck
Head of School
United Kingdom

derekpinchbeck@ichkhly.edu.hk

Derek has been teaching for over 30 years. Having begun his teaching career at an inner city school in the UK. He has been involved in international education since 1993. As well as Hong Kong Derek has worked in the Dominican Republic, Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Italy, China and Singapore. In addition to his teaching and leadership roles in schools Derek is a global consultant for the IB and has presented at a number of international education conferences. Derek strongly believes that the purpose of education is to empower children to think and act creatively and ethically to improve the world for themselves and others. Derek enjoys spending time with his family, exploring the walking trails of Hong Kong, golfing very badly and playing squash.
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Katie Saunter
Deputy Head of School & Kindergarten Principal
BSc (Hons) Early Childhood & Combined Studies | United Kingdom

ksaunter@ichkhly.edu.hk

Katie grew up and went to school in Hong Kong before studying for her teaching degree in the UK. She has over 15 years experience teaching in international schools. Katie particularly enjoys helping children to discover their individuality through play and giving them the confidence to try new things. She is also a member of the Child Safeguarding Team and the Crisis Response Team. Katie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, yoga and cooking
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Charlie Beard
Director of Learning
BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance Studies, PGCE (Primary) | United Kingdom

cbeard@ichkhly.edu.hk

Charlie grew up in the UK. She studied Theatre as literature at university, going on to train as a primary school teacher. She has taught at schools in London, Cairo and Hong Kong, with a keen interest in developing children’s critical literacy skills. Charlie has always enjoyed performing and organising performances in schools. Now, she has two young children to keep her busy but she finds time to read (often children’s books), and sing.
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Irene teRaa
Director of Inclusion
PGDE (Special Education), BA, CYC Dip, TESOL Cert | Canada

iteraa@ichkhly.edu.hk

Irene leads the Learning Support Department, which supports students from Pre-Nursery to Year 6. She began her career in Canada where she worked with students with severe learning difficulties and attention challenges. She has worked in Hong Kong since 2000 and joined ICHK Kindergarten & Primary in 2010. Irene works closely with the on-site Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist as well as other service providers. She is a member of the Child Safeguarding Team and the Crisis Response Team. Irene also assists the Admissions & Student Service Officer with organising admission assessments.

Primary Chinese Teachers

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Fiona Cao
Chinese Teacher
BA/BEd (Chinese Language and Literature),BA(English Studies) | China

fionacao@ichkhly.edu.hk

Fiona was born and grew up in China. She has a BA/BEd (Hons) degree in Chinese Language and Literature as well as a second BA degree in English Studies before moving to Hong Kong. After graduating with her Master degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and before joining ICHK HLY, she has been working as a Chinese teacher at different IB schools in Hong Kong since 2011. She loves being a Chinese teacher and enjoys using different teaching strategies to motivate and inspire her students. Her favorite hobby is drawing. She also likes Chinese calligraphy, reading, jogging and traveling.
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Donna Pan
Chinese Teacher

donnapan@ichkhly.edu.hk

Donna was born in China and was very happy to join ICHK last year. After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Chinese language and literature, she continued at the HKU and the EdUHK, obtaining two master degrees. Before joining ICHK, she has been the Chinese homeroom teacher at IB school for four years, in her Chinese lesson, she strives to integrate the Chinese language materials with inquiring units through creative and fun teaching activities. She also values students’ agency and differentiation very much. In her spare time, she enjoys movies, writing and music.
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Julie Xiao
Chinese Teacher
Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as an International Language | China

juliexiao@ichkhly.edu.hk

Julie was born and grew up in China. She gained her Master degree from the Education University of Hong Kong and before joining ICHK HLY, she has been working as a homeroom teacher at an IB school for seven years. Julie has wide experience in teaching children from different ages and backgrounds, from primary to middle schools. She is a passionate educator who enjoys creating fun and engaging teaching activities. In her spare time, she enjoys Chinese painting, reading, movies and travel.
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Kerry Xu
Chinese Teacher
China

kerryxu@ichkhly.edu.hk

Kerry Xu is a registered teacher both in HK and Mainland China.She was born and grew up in Mainland China. In addition to having a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature, a Master degree of Arts in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition,she has 10 years teaching experience in Mainland China,Overseas and HK at Kindergarten,elementary and middle school levels,as well as in activities outside of the traditional classroom. She has a diverse background with much to offer.
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Candice Zhang
Chinese Teacher
BA, Certificate of TCFL, PSC | China

czhang@ichkhly.edu.hk

Candice was born and raised in China, she gained her BA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Hong Kong Baptist University as well as certificate of Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language. Candice is a passionate educator and she has wide experience in teaching children from different ages and background that she has taught in a local primary school, ICHK secondary and Montessori pre-school. During her spare time, she loves singing and she also sang a theme song for a published mini-movie.

Primary Class Teachers

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Holly Ayonote
Nursery Teacher
PGDE Early Childhood | Hong Kong

hayonote@ichkhly.edu.hk

Holly was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Sai Kung. After several years studying in the UK Holly returned to Hong Kong in 2009 and completed her PGDE (Early Childhood) at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. She has been teaching early years ever since and joined ICHK HLY in 2015. Holly is a strong believer in the power of learning through play ,she has a passion for creating open and engaging environments for children to explore and interact with. In her free time Holly enjoys swimming and spending time with her family.
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Glenn Bogador
Y6B Teacher & Upper School Leader
PGCE, BA Communication, Digital Animation and Creative Media | Hong Kong

glennbogador@ichkhly.edu.hk

Glenn grew up in the Philippines and relocated to Hong Kong in his early teens. After spending his early days as a rockstar, he decided to retrain and become an educator. In 2004, he started his career in education at an international school where he met his wife, Heather. Glenn is a true lifelong learner and continues to learn and grow as an educator. He loves spending time with his two kids, Ciana and Matteo. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and playing heavy metal music with his band, playing golf with his friends and singing STYX tunes in the shower.
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Miranda Bundy
Y2B Teacher & Lower School Leader
BSc (Hons) Primary Mathematics (QTS) | United Kingdom

mirandabundy@ichkhly.edu.hk

Miranda is an experienced teacher, originally from England. She completed her teaching degree in Bristol and has since been teaching in the UK and Hong Kong for over 15 years. During this time, many enjoyable years have been spent at ICHK and have included responsibilities for leading Maths and the Year 1 and 2 team, as well as teaching across several age groups. She is currently teaching in Year 2 and is the lower school leader for Years 1-3. She has three children, who also attend the school. Miranda is a passionate classroom teacher, with particular interests in Maths, creativity, outdoor learning, Physical Education and inquiry based learning. She has completed her level 3 Forest School qualification and bronze medallion award. In addition to teaching, she set up her own swimming company and loves to teach the essential life-long skill of swimming to many children from the school. Miranda is a keen sportsperson herself and enjoys many sports such as swimming, waterpolo, tennis and running. Hiking the beautiful Hong Kong trails with her family is a weekend favourite!
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Rachel Chan
Y5C Teacher
MBA, PGDE | United Kingdom

rchan@ichkhly.edu.hk

Rachel is a passionate educator who is committed to child-centred learning. She aims to inspire and encourage all students to develop their self-motivation and independence. She has been teaching and learning at ICHK since 2012 and worked with a broad spectrum of children, from nursery to Year 6. She believes that children work best when they are happy and secure, in this sense, wellbeing is at the heart of their personal education. She develops active, creative, multidisciplinary learning experiences to help children to become independent inquirers and life-long learners. Having two children of her own in primary and secondary school helps Rachel to appreciate and understand child development at its different stages.
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Kate Chang
Nursery Teacher

kchang@ichkhly.edu.hk

Kate Chang is a passionate Chinese teacher and early childhood educator. She grew up in the wild grassland of Inner Mongolian and loves nature. After obtaining the Master degree of International Language Education from HKUST and PGDE in Early Childhood Education. She has an extraordinary performance in play-based learning. She is also dedicated to helping students develop their own learning habits. Kate is an outgoing and caring individual. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies and hang out with friends.
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Jennifer Empson
Y3E Teacher
PGDE (English) | United Kingdom

jenniferempson@ichkhly.edu.hk

Jennifer was born in the UK, moved overseas for university and never looked back! After studying in France and Germany, she found her love of teaching in Shanghai and found home in Hong Kong. She joined ICHK in 2020, after nine years working in HK public schools. She is passionate about languages, especially the written word, and loves helping children become confident readers, writers and thinkers. When she's not teaching, she leads a community garden project and (unfortunately for the neighbours) enjoys playing the Chinese zither.
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June Gibbard
Y4G Teacher
BA (Hons) Accountancy, PGCE (Primary) | United Kingdom

jgibbard@ichkhly.edu.hk

June was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the UK. She worked as a management accountant for six years before retraining as a teacher 20 years ago. During her time at ICHK HLY she has led the development of Maths in the school and acted as Phase Leader. She completed her Kids Yoga Teacher Training in 2018 and Forest Schools Level 3 qualification in 2019. Outside of school she enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga and learning to play the piano.
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Suzie John
Y3J Teacher
Bachelor of Education - Primary Teacher | New Zealand

sjohn@ichkhly.edu.hk

Suzie is an experienced teacher from New Zealand who has 12 years teaching experience with children of various ages from nursery up to Y5. She gained her teaching qualifications in New Zealand and has taught in various International schools around the world, including the United Arab Emirates, China and Hong Kong, delivering the IB PYP curriculum. Her method of teaching revolves around her belief that education should be child-centred, inquiry based, challenging, exciting, and collaborative. Suzie strives to help every child reach their maximum potential by becoming inquisitive learners and risk takers. Out of school Suzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children, as well as travelling, exploring different hikes around Hong Kong, and running.
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Sue Keelty
Y1K Teacher
Bacherlor of Teaching and Learning (Early Childhood) | New Zealand

skeelty@ichkhly.edu.hk

Sue is an experienced teacher from New Zealand who has spent more than twenty years teaching, many of them at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen. Sue is committed to a play-based approach which involves both child-initiated and teacher-supported learning. She encourages children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch children’s thinking to higher levels. Out of school Sue enjoys spending time with her family, reading and travelling.
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Anna Kuiti
Reception Teacher

annakuiti@ichkhly.edu.hk

Anna is from New Zealand, and has spent the last 11 years living and teaching in early years education overseas. Fiercely creative, family focused and a mother of two, Anna graduated with academic honours from her Bachelors of Education majoring in Early Childhood. She is passionate about creating engaging environments that encourage children to explore , play and develop relationships with the world around them. With a passion for music and performance Anna enjoys helping young children become confident and caring learners and loves bringing creativity into the kindergarten space, creating exciting adventures for our littlest students. She believes learning should be holistic, explorative and most importantly fun.
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Angela Lloyd
Y1L Teacher
PGDE (Early Childhood Studies) | United Kingdom

alloyd@ichkhly.edu.hk

Angela was born and brought up in the U.K. She moved to Hong Kong ten years ago and accidently fell into the love of teaching. Whilst working full-time she successfully graduated with a PGDE in early childhood studies from the University of Hong Kong. Angela’s seven years of experience at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen has incorporated a miscellany of roles; starting as a resource assistant, working across the school as an assistant teacher and class teacher. Angela has a passion for creativity, incorporating fun and invigorating ideas in and out of the classroom. In her spare time, Angela enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, travelling to new places and taking photos of interesting things.
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Kate Mahon
Y6M Teacher & Wellbeing Leader
BSc, PGDE | New Zealand

kmahon@ichkhly.edu.hk

Kate Mahon grew up in New Zealand and has worked in education for 8 years. She taught at Primary and Middle Schools in New Zealand, before moving to Hong Kong in 2016. Kate is a passionate primary practitioner with a special interest in wellbeing. She enjoys hiking, travelling, and sitting down with a cup of tea and a good book.
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Jacinda McLeod
Reception Teacher
New Zealand

jacindamcleod@ichkhly.edu.hk

Jacinda grew up in Whangarei, New Zealand and studied a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education at Boston University, USA. A lifelong learner, she has continued her own education recently completing a Graduate Diploma in Educational Psychology and a brief introductory course on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. She believes that creating a safe nurturing environment for children in the early years will provide the foundations for children to confidently take risks and try new things, develop interests and learn more about the world around them. In her spare time she plays hockey, reads a lot of books, bakes and travels.
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Alex Ranck
Y2R Teacher
United States

alexranck@ichkhly.edu.hk

Alex grew up in Hong Kong but left for her tertiary education in the United States. She received a master’s degree in Childhood Education and Gifted Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has multiple years of teaching experience in New York City. Alex returned to Hong Kong in 2020 to be closer to family. She enjoys rediscovering the things she already loved about Hong Kong as well as experiencing new ones. Alex is passionate about learning new things and always strives to guide her students in this same endeavour whether it is in the classroom or in other environments.
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Lynda Sze
Kindergarten Teacher & Leader
NNEB, Yoga Kids certified | United Kingdom

lsze@ichkhly.edu.hk

Lynda is an experienced teacher, who has spent more than 20 years teaching Early Childhood, many of them at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen. She is passionate about helping children to discover their individuality and is enthusiastic about learning through play. Lynda is committed to providing a quality environment filled with stimulating experiences designed for the children to develop to their full potential. This year is very exciting for Lynda and the Kindergarten team who will be strengthening and designing their play based learning spaces for the children. In her spare time she enjoys reading,spending time with family and friends, cooking and travelling when she can!
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Jenny Tang
Nursery Teacher

jtang@ichkhly.edu.hk

Jenny was born and raised in the UK where she completed her BA Honors Surface Design degree at the University of the Arts London. After relocating to Hong Kong she completed her PGCE with Sunderland University and this will be her ninth year at ICHK. She brings creativity and passion to her teaching and enjoys engaging children in a fun and expressive learning environment. As an educator she feels it is important for a child to develop their own individuality, and is fully committed to helping and supporting the children in exploring their various capabilities through play based learning. In her spare time she enjoys travelling and exploring new cultures, hiking with her husband and singing badly at karaoke.
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Natalie Turner
Y5T Teacher
Bachelor of Education | South Africa

nturner@ichkhly.edu.hk

Natalie grew up in South Africa. She studied a Bachelor of Education at the University of Pretoria. She met her husband at university and together they completed their education degrees and took up their first international teaching jobs in Shanghai. Natalie has had the opportunity to teach in many schools all over Hong Kong, and started up her own children’s gym in Central called, Kiddynastix. Natalie has a positive outlook on life and enjoys a challenge. She loves traveling with her family and being exposed to different cultures and experiences.
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Chloe Wei
Y4W Teacher
United States

chloewei@ichkhly.edu.hk

Chloe grew up in Hong Kong and graduated with the IBDP, then studied Psychology in sunny Southern California and finished the PGCE with University of Sunderland. She has a passion for creative, innovative and project-based learning, and as an avid visual artist and comic artist, she has enjoyed teaching students to apply their passions and interests alongside building academic confidence and competence. As a life-long learner, she always looks forward to learning as much from the students' passions and skills as much as they learn from her.

Primary Specialist Teachers

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Ho Mei Chau
Outdoor Learning Leader
MEd, BA (Hons), PGDE (Primary) | Hong Kong

hchau@ichkhly.edu.hk

Ho Mei has taught at ICHK for over 10 years. He grew up in Taipo and is an alumnus of ICHK-HLY. During his time at ICHK he has been a class teacher, phase leader and PYP coordinator. He is a firm believer that learning should be hands-on and best when it takes place outside the classroom walls. Since 2016 he has led the school’s development to becoming a leader in Outdoor Learning. His qualifications include Forest Schools Level 3, Wilderness first aid and Bronze Medallion.
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Nobleto Gabasan
Music Teacher
BM Mus Ed; Kodaly Certificate | Philippines

ngabasan@ichkhly.edu.hk

Nobel is a gifted musician who obtained his Music Education degree in Manila before undertaking further studies in the USA. Nobel is a certified Kodaly Teacher and also received certificates for First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege. He also holds training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Nobel completed his Master of Arts in Music at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Before embarking on his teaching career in Hong Kong in 1995, he was the musical director and conductor of the University of Santo Tomas Action Singers in Manila. Nobel has conducted local and international choirs, and for eight years, was a singer and keyboardist in a professional showband, performing in Manila, Japan and Macau. As a music educator, Nobel has presented workshops in Kodaly, Dalcroze, First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege in Guangzhou, Macao and the Philippines. Nobel’s knowledge, experience and passion for music benefit our students tremendously.
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Kate Kam
School Counsellor

katekam@ichkhly.edu.hk

Kate grew up and received her education in Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts in Guidance and Counselling. She always appreciates working with children and young people. She has embarked on a continuous journey of discovery and transformation for herself, worked at different positions and roles in the education field ranging from primary school to university, from NGO to commercial setting. Kate enjoys both indoor and outdoor activities. But her favourite is always dancing. She dreamed about being a ballerina when she was three and she is still trying to achieve it in her thirties!
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Kelsey Long
Primary Visual Arts Teacher

kelseylong@ichkhly.edu.hk

Kelsey is an enthusiastic arts educator who believes the visual arts are an essential tool for teaching students how to express themselves and connect with their community. She received her BA in Art Education from the College of New Jersey and taught in NJ public schools before moving to Hong Kong in 2015. She is trained and experienced in Teaching Artistic Behaviour (TAB), project-based learning, and design thinking. She loves creating interdisciplinary and community art projects that teach students about contemporary artists and art practices. In her personal practice, Kelsey enjoys printmaking and fiber arts. She is also active in the rollerskating community and plays for the Hong Kong Roller Derby team.
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Susanna Lynam
Library Teacher
BEd, BA(English and History) | Australia

slynam@ichkhly.edu.hk

Susanna Lynam comes from Australia and is married to Glen Lynam with four children. She has over 16 years teaching experience, working in both primary and secondary school settings. She has also worked for 6 years as an Assistant Nurse and 6 years as the Director of Member Care for an International NGO which has given her a passion for engaging the students in real-world issues and encouraging them to think, ask questions and make a difference. She loves the outdoors, sports, music, singing, reading, traveling, art and engaging in anything creative and adventurous!
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Anita Ngan
School Nurse

anitangan@ichkhly.edu.hk

Anita received her nursing training in Hong Kong and became a registered nurse in 1984. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Degree (Health Promotion and Health Education) at the University of Hong Kong in 2002. In 2017, she completed her further study at the Hong Kong polytechnic University and graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree. Her extensive nursing experience in various nursing fields, both in private and public sectors, including but not limited to emergency room service at the Caritas Medical Center, pediatric surgical ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital; medical ward at the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital, family medicine at the Hong Kong US Consulate and private practice with family physicians and pediatricians and more recently school nursing at various International Schools. Her wealth of nursing experience also brought her into the nurse educator area. Since 2010, she has become the part time instructor for The Hong Kong Open University, help comprising and teaching relevant nursing related curriculums. In addition to general nursing, she also has a special interest in providing first aid training to health care professionals and lay people. She is a qualified First Aid Instructor with First Aid International (U.K) since 2008 (currently switched over to Nuco Training also based in UK). In the past years, she successfully delivered first aid course to help equip people to deal with various emergency situations pertinent to their needs. Anita is bilingual; her unique multi-faceted working experience in the nursing field enables her to leverage her nursing skills in a dynamic way. In 2017 she received her master degree in Nursing (Child and Adolescent Health) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her previous employment as a school nurse was at the IFS Academy. She was there for eight years.
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Nina Shek
EAL Leader
MA (Hons) Sociology, PGCE (Primary), MEd, Cert.TESOL | United Kingdom

nshek@ichkhly.edu.hk

Nina leads the EAL programme which supports students in developing their English language skills and access to the curriculum. Nina was born and educated in Scotland where her parents settled after emigrating from Hong Kong. She taught in Osaka, Japan for two years on the government native English teacher programme before joining ICHK Kindergarten & Primary and the world of international education. Her experience living in Japan and growing up as a bilingual Chinese/English learner has given her first-hand insight into adapting to different languages and cultures, as well as the experiences of our EAL students and their families. Nina is a qualified “ESL in the Mainstream” teacher trainer and has delivered courses for staff from ICHK Kindergarten & Primary and other schools.
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Melissa Sweeney
Physical Literacy and Outdoor Learning Teacher
Australia

melissasweeney@ichkhly.edu.hk

Mel hails from Perth, graduating from the University of Western Australia with a degree in Human Movement and Exercise Science and a Diploma of Education. She has worked in education for 15 years in a range of pastoral care, Physical, Health, Outdoor Education and Forest school roles in Australia, Tanzania, London, Berlin and most recently, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Mel has completed Forest school training through the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers in California and is a Level 3 Forest School practitioner through Archimedes Earth and is passionate about getting children outdoors to play, explore, discover, develop and have fun. She loves cycling, open water swimming, hiking, reading, cooking and travelling, and is always up for sharing a laugh and an adventure with family and friends.
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Sean Taylor
PE Teacher
United Kingdom

seantaylor@ichkhly.edu.hk

Sean grew up in a seaside town in the northwest of England, where he played all sports and joined as many sports clubs as possible (Football, Rugby, Tennis and Golf). After graduating from UCLAN with a Sports Coaching degree, he worked for 5 years as a sports coach going in and out of a variety of schools to teach PE and ECAs. Sean moved to Hong Kong 3 years ago playing rugby for Hong Kong Scottish and working in a local kindergarten, before moving to an outdoor activities company here in Hong Kong. During that time Sean graduated University of Sunderland with a PGCE and is starting his first year as a qualified teacher. Sean is looking forward to hopefully inspiring the students to love living an active lifestyle and enjoy playing games with their friends and peers.

Secondary Leaders

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Toby Newton
Head of School
M.Res, M.A., B.A.(Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom

tnewton@ichk.edu.hk

Toby has worked in senior leadership in schools since 2002, initially in London and, since 2008, in Hong Kong. He joined ICHK as Deputy Head in 2012 and acted as Head of School for a year and a half before making the move permanent in 2016. Toby has been at the forefront of innovation around curriculum and pedagogy throughout his teaching career. He was Assistant Principal Examiner for Media Studies at AQA between 2004 to 2008,where he was responsible for developing academic and vocational courses and leading teams of examiners. While an Assistant Head in London, he wrote a new "learning to learn" course, widely feted by the local education authority, and which has been built on at his subsequent schools. At ICHK, Toby continues this focus on developing a truly 21st century education, supportive of learning for all students in a rapidly changing world, in which qualities of character and self-belief are so central to success
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Sean McDermott
Deputy Head of School
Dip. Teaching, Dip. TESOL, BEd, MSc. Educational Leadership | New Zealand

smcdermott@ichk.edu.hk

Sean started his career as a teacher, curriculum and year group leader Hong Kong, and during this time co-authored a series of English workbooks for Middle School students in China. He completed his Master's Degree, and was appointed to the role of Workshop Leader for The International Baccalaureate, facilitating professional development workshops for over six years. Sean was then appointed as principal of an at-risk school in New Zealand, the improvement of which became a nationally-celebrated story. During this time Sean also acted as a teacher and principal mentor, and was a member of several regional and national policy reference and working groups. He then moved to Malaysia to take up a whole-school leadership position at a four-programme IB International School, before returning to Hong Kong to join ICHK. Sean enjoys keeping fit and active, and likes to spend his time trail running, mountain biking, doing crossfit and anything that involves being outdoors.
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Douglas Kidd
Director of Curriculum X
M.Ed, NPQH, B.A.(Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom

dkidd@ichk.edu.hk

Douglas spent 20 years in the UK working in the Primary sector, the last six as a Headteacher in a primary school in rural Sussex. More recently he has worked in Hong Kong as an Education Consultant focusing on curriculum development, assessment, gifted education, Special Needs and pastoral care and management training. He has also worked in the Outdoor Education sector developing service learning, environmental and adventurous education packages and delivering trips and activity weeks.
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Flora Lai
Director of Upper School: IB Coordinator
B.A (Hons), PGDE, ESOL | Hong Kong

flai@ichk.edu.hk

After completing her schooling in London, Flora went on to read Biology (Natural Sciences) at Cambridge University before completing her PGDE at the Chinese University in Hong Kong. Flora has been a Science teacher at ICHK for more than 9 years and thoroughly enjoys exploring the Sciences through hands-on activities with her students. As the Director of Upper School and IB Coordinator at ICHK, Flora supports students through the challenges of the IB Diploma Programme, and provides help in preparing them for university and life beyond school. Flora is a strong believer in ICHK’s 5+1 pastoral model, believing that by encouraging students to adopt a growth mindset, it can help them identify new opportunities and successfully pursue them.
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Phil Morgan
Director of Creativity: Innovation
B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E. MA Creative Thinking | United Kingdom

pmorgan@ichk.edu.hk

Phil has worked in International Schools for the last twenty years. Teaching and learning has taken him to Prague, Istanbul, London, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has worked as an English Teacher, Head of Languages, Head of English, ToK-Co-ordinator, a Head of Year. He is also an IB-Examiner for English Literature. Phil is passionately interested in Creative Thinking and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. His research interests are in designing tools, processes and environments that help teachers and students tap into the creativity that everyone has.
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Ross Parker
Director of Technology & Assessment
Master of Teaching, B.Sc.(Hons) | Hong Kong

rparker@ichk.edu.hk

Ross works alongside staff and students, with the aim of using a range of tools to improve teaching and learning. He brings to ICHK a broad knowledge of technology and its impact on the classroom and beyond. He has a passion for introducing students to the ever-developing role of technology in relation to their development as learners and individuals. Previously Ross was an advisor and training course developer for the English Schools Foundation. Along with teaching IT, Ross has developed our school management system, Gibbon, which is open source and used by many other schools around the world.

Secondary English

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Victoria Lee
Head of English
B.A. (Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom

vlee@ichk.edu.hk

Victoria studied in both England and Austria, and has taught in the UK, Japan and China. Prior to joining ICHK she was a teacher of English Literature at Dulwich College, Beijing. She has considerable experience with both IB English and IGCSE and, in her previous two schools, mentored less experienced teachers – a position of responsibility reflecting the quality and passion she brings to her role. Victoria also dabbles in the world of blogging, and launched 'The Peek' at ICHK, an ever-expanding platform for students to showcase their written work. She encourages students to experiment and become involved with writing, wherever their passions may lie.
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Natalie Bailey
Head of Human Technologies & Teacher of English
B.A (Hons) and PGCE | United Kingdom

nbailey@ichk.edu.hk

Natalie has taught English Language and Literature in the UK, Mainland China, as well as several schools in Hong Kong. She has considerable experience teaching a range of curriculums, and throughout her 10 years of teaching practice, she has enjoyed varying roles in education. She is a qualified yoga instructor and seeks to integrate mindfulness in to students' educational experience. This year, she looks forward to helping develop the Human Technologies curriculum.
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Richard Barnes
Teacher of English
Master of Teaching, B.Sc. (Hons) | United Kingdom

rbarnes@ichk.edu.hk

Richard qualified through the TeachFirst programme in the UK and has subsequently taught English Language and Literature, a role he will continue at ICHK. Prior to this he has taught English as a Second Language in both Russia and Poland as well as a year spent football coaching in the US. He has recently completed a Masters in Educational Leadership, specialising in methods of inclusive education.
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Erin Loges
Director of Student Welfare, Teacher of English
B.Sc. (Education), Masters (Liberal Studies) | United States

eloges@ichk.edu.hk

Erin completed her under-graduate and graduate studies in the United States. Prior to joining ICHK she was a Teacher of IB English Literature and TOK at an international school in Portugal. Erin is a marathon runner, has taught in the United States, and is one of a select brand of teachers who have taught both English and Mathematics at secondary school level.
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Jon Rees
Head of Year 12/13, Teacher of English
M.A., B.A., PG-Dip, PGCE | United Kingdom

jrees@ichk.edu.hk

Jon has taught in Africa, Europe, South America and now Asia, completing marathons in each destination. He has taught secondary English for nine years, as well as one year as head of P.E. He followed his English B.A. with a PG-Dip in Journalism and also completed his M.A. in Education and International Development. He will be teaching secondary English through Years 7-11, as well as delivering the Theory of Knowledge curriculum to Year 11. He is passionate about displaying students’ achievements in creativity, action and service through various media.
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Sky Clarke
Teacher
BEd - English Language (Hon) | Hong Kong

sclarke@ichk.edu.hk

Sky completed her English Language teacher training in Hong Kong with first class honours and a special focus in international education. Sky currently teaches lower year English and is developing and supporting the Human Technologies and Humanities department at ICHK. She has experience teaching to students across varying age groups and ability levels. She subscribes to the notion that a happy learner is an effective learner and is dedicated to creating a learning environment that is not only intellectually stimulating, but injected with fun and student-centred activities that give value and purpose to students' school experience here at ICHK.
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Alyson Donaldson
Teacher
BA (Education) | United States

adonaldson@ichk.edu.hk

Alyson has taught at international schools in the Middle East and China before moving to Hong Kong. Predominantly an English teacher, she has also taught Drama and Humanities in international curriculums and the MYP framework. More recently she has completed Cognitive Coaching training. Alyson's goals as a teacher include facilitating a passion for reading and writing and encouraging young people to feel excited about their learning. Outside of teaching, she has two young daughters keeping her on her toes.
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Nelly Loi-Fong
Teacher
B.A., J.D., TEFL, PGDE (Distinction) | United States

nloifong@ichk.edu.hk

Nelly has been a passionate educator since 2011, teaching at various International Baccalaureate World schools in Hong Kong before joining ICHK Secondary. Previously, she has taught ESL to a range of learners, from pre-school aged children, primary and secondary children to adults. She has developed and implemented inquiry-based curriculum and effective pedagogical approaches in the areas of literacy, mathematics, ICT and social sciences. Nelly values and is deeply committed to students' pastoral care, welfare, and academic progress that encourages intrinsic motivation and a growth mindset.

Secondary Human Technologies

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Ryan Warriner
Teacher of Human Technologies and Humanities
PGDE and BCom (Business Administration) | Canada

rwarriner@ichk.edu.hk

Ryan is a big believer in experiential learning and learning by 'doing'. That is why he is extremely excited about teaching Human Technologies, Free Learning and Enrichment and Flow at ICHK. Ryan has taught for 13 years and most recently just finished 7 years at KGV School in Hong Kong, teaching IGCSE, BTEC and IBDP Economics and Business alongside being a Head of College and CAS Advisor in the senior school to support students development and pastoral needs. Ryan's own experiential learning has also taken him to China, Australia and the UK through his teaching career. He also is an avid sportsmen who enjoys basketball, football, cycling, running and pretty much any outdoor activity.
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Sandra Kuipers
Learning Systems Specialist
MA Learning and Technology | Canada

skuipers@ichk.edu.hk

Sandra is a software developer who has discovered a passion for education. She joined ICHK in August 2020 as Learning Systems Specialist and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Learning and Technology. Sandra works in the intersection between education and software development and has worked with a number of international schools to help them establish open source solutions and build sustainable web-based applications. At ICHK, Sandra is actively involved in developing Gibbon, our school management system, and co-teaches Free Learning in Year 7.

Secondary Humanities

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Alex Hall
Head of Humanities
BA (Hons), PGCE, MA Ed (in progress) | United Kingdom

ahall@ichk.edu.hk

After working as an archaeologist for Cambridge University, Alex started teaching in the UK in a state secondary school teaching History up to GCSE level. He then moved to Australia where he taught in several different schools including special needs and behavioural referral units before working as an education consultant for a technology company advising schools and regional governments on the integration of interactive technology in the classroom. Upon moving to Hong Kong, Alex taught IB History, Theory of Knowledge and IB MYP Humanities and was Head of Individuals and Societies at his previous school.
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Martin Clarke
Teacher of Humanities & Higher Education Advisor
B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Geography Ed.) | United Kingdom

mclarke@ichk.edu.hk

Martin taught at the Chinese International School for more than 15 years, rising to Head of Economics. He has also taught MYP Humanities, IB Economics, IB ESS, and Theory of Knowledge. Martin has extensive experience in preparing students for Model United Nations and Junior Achievement, and has helped organize the Global Issues Network held in Hong Kong. At ICHK, Martin is also one of our Higher Education advisors.
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Simon Tasker
Teacher of Economics, and Humanities
BSc, MSc, PGCE | Hong Kong

stasker@ichk.edu.hk

Simon Tasker has over a decade of corporate experience and transitioned into education in 2018. Simon has a BSc in Economics, an MSc in Marketing and Management as well as a PGCE. He is committed to student success inside the classroom and in life and brings a unique blend of real-world experiences and examples, as well as, sound teaching practice into the classroom.

Secondary Languages

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Nicolas Arriaga
Head of Languages, CAS Coordinator, IBDP Pamoja Site-Based Coordinator
B.A. (Philology), PGDE (Language Ed.), “Diploma de Estudios Avanzados” (DEA) | Spain

narriaga@ichk.edu.hk

Nicolas has a broad experience as a lecturer, consultant, examiner, teacher-trainer, editor and IB Global Action Team leader. Prior to his focus moving to secondary school education, he taught a range of subjects in several universities in Spain, mainland China and Hong Kong, and was formerly the Coordinator of Spanish Studies in CUHK. Nicolas joined ICHK in 2010, bringing the school through his comprehensive linguistic background. He shares with our community his passion for food & culture, football, and tennis.
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Yoshie Cresp
Teacher of Japanese
B.Ed | Japan

ycresp@ichk.edu.hk

Yoshie brings a wealth of experience to ICHK. Her first degree was in English, but she has taught both English and Japanese. Prior to joining the school, she was a member of the teaching staff at the Hong Kong Japanese School and has also taught in Australia and Japan. She is a keen fan of winter sports as well as a skilled practitioner of taiko (Japanese drums).
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Scarlette Leung
Teacher of Chinese
M.A., PGDE | Hong Kong

sleung@ichk.edu.hk

Scarlette joined ICHK in 2013. In addition to being a teacher of Chinese, Scarlette also has a BA in Japanese and MA in translation. She is also ICHK's Volleyball coach and higher education advisor focusing on HK universities. Scarlette’s talent for languages, combined with her prowess as a sportswoman, are a great asset to ICHK.
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Amanda Luk
Teacher of Chinese, Exams Coordinator
M.A. (Chinese as Second Language), B.Ed. (Hon) | China

aluk@ichk.edu.hk

Amanda originally trained as an English Teacher and taught in a Middle School in the Shanghai region. After coming to live in Hong Kong, Amanda taught Chinese to corporate clients and students of all ages, meanwhile finished her Master Degree in Teaching Chinese. Her enthusiasm for teaching Chinese, combined with her interactive approach, is a model of engagement for all Second Language learners. She is now an IB Chinese Examiner in Diploma Program. Along with her role as Examination Coordinator in ICHK, she is also the initiate of Exchange Program between ICHK and Nengren Middle School in China.
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Leah Tsao
Teacher of Chinese
M.Ed. (Chinese as Second Language), Cert (Consecutive) | Taiwan

ltsao@ichk.edu.hk

Leah originally studied at universities in Hong Kong and Taiwan before completing her masters degree in Beijing. She has taught in a number of universities and schools in Hong Kong, including Chinese International School and Australian International School. Along with a major in teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Leah’s diverse studies at university have also included Accounting and Statistics, testament to the wider experience and skill set that she brings to the classroom.
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Vanessa Afonso Pérez
Teacher
M.Res (Philippines), M.A, B.A, PGCE (Spain) | Spain

vafonso@ichk.edu.hk

Vanessa brings a wealth of cross-cultural knowledge from her Spanish language teaching experience in Asia, at all levels. She taught in The University of the Philippines, The University of Santo Tomás and HKU, and served as Coordinator in a language school in Hong Kong before switching her focus to Secondary Education. She has extensive experience guiding students to IGCSE, and as an examiner in DELE exams (Spanish Language Diploma). She is determined in sharing her passion for Hispanic cultures, particularly, Literature and Dance, and motivating the students to get immersed in Spanish language.
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Jessy Tu
Teacher
BA, PGDE (Adult. Education), PGDE (Secondary), M.Ed | Taiwan

jtu@ichk.edu.hk

Jessy was born in Taiwan, trained and educated in Sydney. She has taught in Australia, Thailand and Singapore. As a Syllabus and Exam Committee member for NSW Ed. Department, this is Jessy’s 3rd time working in HK since 2007. She is an influencer who has published a few books for Children, textbooks for Secondary Chinese student and a book to guide teachers on how to teach Chinese. A genuine life learner with IB spirit who also is a renown workshop leader in Asia.
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Vincent Wang
Teacher
MA(TCSL) PGDE(Chinese) BA(Korean) BA(Language Studies) | China

vwang1@ichk.edu.hk

Vincent has studied in China, South Korea and Hong Kong, majoring in foreign language studies and Chinese teaching. He used to an interpreter and also he has taught in South Korea and Hong Kong for a few years. He believes that it is most important for students to have an interest in language learning. At the same time, he also believes that working with students to solve the problems encountered in life can promote mutual learning and life-long growth.

Secondary Learning Support

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Kathryn Lung
Head of Learning Support and Teacher of English
M.A. (English Studies), B.A. Hons., PGCE | United Kingdom

klung@ichk.edu.hk

Kathryn began her teaching career over 20 years ago, teaching English and Drama in UK secondary schools. Over the course of her career, Kathryn’s focus turned towards the areas of English as an additional language and special educational needs. She has extensive experience in developing students’ English language skills, as well as managing and supporting students with a range of additional needs, including SpLDs in reading, writing and numeracy, ADHD, ASD and Global Delays. Kathryn enjoys supporting and building trusting relationships with students and their families in both their personal and academic journeys.
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Sammi Chan
Assistant Head of Learning Support
PGDE, MSc, BSc | Hong Kong

schan10@ichk.edu.hk

Sammi studied at the University of Kent, where she completed a BSc in Psychology with Clinical Psychology and a MSc in Neuropsychology. She has also completed a PGDE major in Special Educational Needs at HKU and has worked in SEN settings. She is interested in working with students with diverse learning needs, as well as supporting their individual pathway to success and well-being in ICHK.
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Christy Tsui
School Counsellor and Wellbeing Educator
MA in Social Work (Family Centered-practice and Family Therapy), BA in Sociology | Canada

ctsui1@ichk.edu.hk

Christy was educated in sociology, family studies, and family therapy, but finds her life experiences to be just as important, if not more important, for her counselling work. She has worked in a variety of settings, from NGOs and private organisations to educational settings, and with toddlers all the way to young adults and their families. Christy was based previously in Vancouver, Canada prior to (returning to) Hong Kong.
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Emma Kent-Jones
Lead Teacher of Special Educational Needs
BA Hons. | United Kingdom

ekentjones@ichk.edu.hk

Emma graduated from St Mary's University, Twickenham with a BA Hons in Primary Teaching, following this she taught for four years in the UK and then moved to Hong Kong. Previous to joining ICHK, as the +1 Centre Lead SEN Teacher, she has worked in two other International Schools in Hong Kong within the SEN departments teaching students from Early Years to Secondary. Outside of school Emma enjoys dragonboating, playing hockey and cooking and has a strong belief in a holistic approach to teaching students.

Secondary Mathematics

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Jimmy Lam
Co-Head of Mathematics
B.Sc. (Hon), B.Ed. M.Ed | Canada

jlam@ichk.edu.hk

Jimmy studied at Waterloo University, the most highly respected of Canada’s universities for Mathematics and Engineering, and has also completed the MEd programme at the University of Bristol. He joins ICHK from the Creative Secondary School where he gained experience teaching mathematics using the MYP’s approach to inquiry-based learning. Prior to this, he taught at the Korean International School, where among his extra-curricular activities, he was responsible for the school’s Year Book.
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Jamie Holden
Teacher of mathematics
B.Sc.(Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom

jholden@ichk.edu.hk

Jamie is an examiner for the IB Mathematics SL course and was previously Head of Year at Dulwich College, Beijing. His enthusiasm for supporting students in all facets of their school life is a major asset to the school. Jamie has considerable experience of organizing adventure trips and expeditions, and brings his knowledge and expertise to bear when leading Deep Learning + experiences.
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Chris Holland
Teacher of Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Ed. | Canada

cholland@ichk.edu.hk

Chris originally studied Engineering at The University of Windsor in Canada. During the 10 years prior to joining ICHK, he taught Mathematics and Physics in Seoul, Bangkok and Taipei. His diverse experiences, including preparing students for SATs, coaching rock climbing and fitness, and teaching EAL, make a great contribution to his role as a teacher at ICHK.
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Dawn Johnston
Head of Year 10, Teacher of Mathematics and Science
B.Sc.(Hons), B.Ed. | Canada

djohnston@ichk.edu.hk

Dawn originally studied Chemistry at Dalhousie University and then qualified as a teacher of Mathematics and Science at the University of Toronto. She has taught in Canada and Korea, and at ICHK has concentrated her focus on working with younger students and with those who need additional support in Mathematics and Science. Dawn is also dedicated to the development of leadership in young people and contributes to the ICHK community through her position of advisor for the student government, the SRC. She is also our Head of Year 10.
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Mico Wong
Co-Head of Mathematics
BEng. Electronic Engineering, PhD Electronic Engineering | Hong Kong

mwong7@ichk.edu.hk

Mico Wong has nine years of experience in teaching international curriculum at an IB school and International school in Hong Kong. She teaches IBDP Mathematics, IGCSE Mathematics syllabuses including Additional Mathematics 0606, Extended Mathematics 0580, International Mathematics 0607 as well as courses in the junior secondary levels. She has also been the Form Tutor in different year levels and experienced in providing guidance and pastoral care to students. Mico graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong with a degree in Electronic Engineering. She further achieved a Ph. D in Electronic Engineering in 2008 and obtained her PGDE with Distinction from the same university. Through the years of teaching, Mico puts efforts to engage and support students and let them understand the application and power of Mathematics in the real world and explore the beauty of Mathematics through their learning journey.
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Kirstyn Lowe
Teacher of Mathematics
BCom, CPA, PGCE | Australia

klowe@ichk.edu.hk

Kirstyn graduated from Curtin University with a BCom in Accounting and worked in both private practice and corporate enterprises as a Management Accountant. She has worked in many industries including mining, retail, hotels and casinos. Kirstyn is also a CPA. Taking a break to raise her children, Kirstyn returned to work as a Learning Support Assistant at ICHK. Completing her PGCE in mathematics she now teaches Year 7 to Yr 11. Kirstyn is patient and understanding of students' needs and brings her experience from many fields to ensure a happy and supportive learning environment at ICHK.
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Kunal Narwani
Teacher
BEd - Mathematics (P) (Hon) | Hong Kong

knarwani@ichk.edu.hk

Kunal has graduated with a certified degree in teaching Mathematics while minoring in International education. He currently teaches Mathematics to students from Y7 to Y11. Throughout the years, he has taught multiple year groups both Primary and Secondary, including a short term Internship in ICHK a couple of years back. As a new member of the school, he hopes to share his passion for Mathematics and the belief that "Anybody can learn Math". Outside of school, he spends his time doing sports (especially basketball), cooking, playing chess and asking questions

Secondary Outdoor Education

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David Addis
Experiential Educator
United Kingdom

daddis@ichk.edu.hk

David studied Adventure Tourism Management at The University of Birmingham before embarking on a career in Experiential Education. Since then he has worked for various outdoor education providers, notably Outward Bound in Hong Kong as an instructor and also as the Senior Expedition Manager and Leader for a youth expedition company facilitating young peoples' experiences in exciting destinations. An avid rock climber, sea kayaker and trekker, and a qualified mountain leader and wilderness first aider, he's keen to pass this passion on through the AYP and outdoor education programs at ICHK.

Secondary Performing & Visual Arts

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Liam Greenall
Director of Creativity: Cross-School, Head of The Performing & Visual Arts
B.A. (First), PGDE, MVA - Master of Visual Arts (Studio Art and Media) | United Kingdom

lgreenall@ichk.edu.hk

Liam has studied in performance, physical theatre and visual art. His practice as an artist and educator specializes in contemporary theatre making and media based arts. He has worked with a diverse range of artists and organizations on collaborative projects and exhibitions in Europe and Asia and has been a teacher of arts in a number of schools and colleges in England, South Korea and Hong Kong. He has supported students in the Trinity Guildhall Examinations in Speech and Drama and ICHK’s cutting-edge and signature creative performance pieces are testament to his experimentation and inquiry as both an educator and artist.
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Chris Cook
Teacher of Art and Design
M.A., M.Sc. | United Kingdom

ccook@ichk.edu.hk

Chris originally studied Art at De Montfort University, Leicester before completing her graduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools of Art and Imperial College in London. She has provided training courses for Art teachers in Hong Kong and worked in schools and colleges both here and in the UK. Chris is also a practising artist.
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Jennie Davies
Head of Year 8, Drama Teacher
B.A (Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom

jdavies@ichk.edu.hk

Jennie studied Theatre and Performance studies in London. Before embarking on a career in teaching Jennie worked as a actress and playwright in the U.K and Italy, and has written for both the Camden and Edinburgh fringe festivals.Jennie has worked as a Drama teacher and practitioner in several schools across Hong Kong and is a regular performer on Hong Kong stages.
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Alistair Kanaan
Head of Year 9, Teacher Of Film, P.E and Media
MA Hispanic Studies, MA Secondary Education | United Kingdom

akanaan@ichk.edu.hk

Alistair has taught MYP/DP English, TOK, and Film Studies in three different schools in Colombia where he has worked for the past 16 years. Alistair was head of the Film department and the Green Team at his last school and is a current I.B examiner for Film and Extended Essay. He will be teaching Film, Media, and P.E at ICHK.
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Amy Thibeault
Teacher of Art
BFA (Glass), MFA (Studio Arts) | United States

athibeault@ichk.edu.hk

Amy has her degree in Glass and Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and her Masters of Fine Arts from Mills College in Oakland, California. Prior to joining ICHK, Amy has taught glassblowing, ceramics, sculpture and visual arts at schools and colleges across the globe and most recently as associate professor at Toyama Institute of Glass Art in Japan. She is a practicing artist and her work can be seen in collections and museums internationally, including the Corning Museum of Glass and the Shanghai Museum of Glass.

Secondary Physical Education

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Raymond Chan
Director of Creativity: Deep Learning, Head of PE
B.A. (Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom

rchan@ichk.edu.hk

Raymond began his career teaching Humanities, Philosophy, and coaching sport in schools in the UK. He joined ICHK in 2010 bringing a wealth of experience leading all manner of trips and excursions throughout the UK and Europe. As Head of PE he has continued to help increase the participation and number of sports, firmly establishing the reputation of ICHK within the sporting community of the International Schools Sports Federation Hong Kong (ISSFHK). He has also played a key role in founding and developing ICHK's celebrated outdoor programme. More recently, Raymond has played a significant role in developing interdisciplinary learning through Deep Learning, an element of ICHK's Curriculum X, that has attracted attention in international conferences featuring innovation and change in education.
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Ben Blain
Head of Year 7, Teacher of PE and Support
M.Ed. (Sports Science), TEFL, B.A. (Communications), PGD | Scotland

bblain@ichk.edu.hk

Ben held previous positions in Hong Kong as the information officer/librarian for the European Bank, British Medical Association and Ernest & Young. He has also worked for the ESF as an EAL Coordinator, is a Scout Leader and instructor for the HKAYP. Ben’s personal values as a sportsman, combined with his studies in using team work to promote sports psychology, have been a touchstone in developing our touch rugby programme. Ben is also our Head of Year 7.
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Matthew Ho
Teacher of PE & Science
BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching, PGCE | United Kingdom

mho1@ichk.edu.hk

Matthew held previous positions in Hong Kong as a middle school fitness coach at HKIS and high school gym coach for Primal Strength. His personal values as a continual learner, combined with passion for health and fitness to promote a better quality of life.

Secondary Science

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Alex Edwards
Teacher of Science
M.Sci, M.A., PGCE | United Kingdom

aedwards@ichk.edu.hk

Alex has worked in a variety of teaching positions in London, Hong Kong and Tokyo and brings to ICHK a passion for science, language and culture. He studied at a variety of institutions, reading Chemistry (M.Sci) at University College London, then Pacific Asian Studies (M.A.) at SOAS and received his PGCE from Canterbury Christ Church University. In his free time he is found hiking, swimming and exploring Hong Kong and locations further afield. At ICHK he teaches Physics IB, iGCSE and lower school Science
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Michelle Rines
Head of Science, Head of Year 11 & Teacher of Science
BSc, M.A. Ed | United States

mrines@ichk.edu.hk

Michelle has her degree in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Masters in Education from National University. Her experience has taken her from the United States to the American School of Bombay in Mumbai, India. Over the years she has worked with cohorts such as the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, the Bill Gates Foundation and has led curriculum development for English Language Learners. Her passion for teaching science is evident at all levels as she engages students to see Chemistry in the world around them.
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Sharon Wong
Teacher of Science
BSc Hons, MRes, PGCE | United Kingdom

swong2@ichk.edu.hk

Sharon graduated from the University of Glasgow (UK) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Immunology and also with a Master of Research in Biomedical and Life Sciences. She worked in a research lab before obtaining her PGCE from the University of Sunderland (UK) and switching careers to teach secondary school science. Sharon strongly believes that you can achieve anything you want as long as you set your mind to it. This comes from her personal experience of achieving one of her life goals in completing a full marathon race.
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Jenny Wu
Teacher of Science
BA | United States

jwu5@ichk.edu.hk

Jenny received her degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder and also participated in HHMI research projects there. She has taught in the U.S. and China, and been teaching The International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement for six years. Jenny enjoys taking learning outside the classroom, and doing unique projects with students. She has taken students on Week Without Walls international field trips, and local field studies to examine the water, soil, and geology of the environment. She also enjoys Maker projects with the students such as putting together mouse trap cars and soldering small electronics.

 

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