Best Possible Teacher
Through pooling and drawing on our strengths and expertise, we create the conditions for a professional learning community, and meet the challenges of modelling learning and leading for our students.
The Council of International Schools says: “ICHK is an exciting school for teachers as they are encouraged to seek opportunities and programmes to enhance the learning experience for all students.
The school embraces innovation in educational practice, and its staff are encouraged to explore opportunities beyond usual school practices.”
Our teachers work in partnership to create the best environment for learning, and create both the time and opportunities for students to experience a diverse range of activities and ideas.
They value and foster excitement, they challenge, guide and support, they believe in the power of a Growth Mindset and Positive Psychology.
At ICHK, our educators strive to be the best possible teachers, helping to establish and maintain an environment where all students thrive.
Find out more about joining our dynamic team or learn more about our teaching team by visiting our staff directory below or our series of Staff Sketches.
Mr. T. Newton
Head of School
M.Res, M.A., B.A.(Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom
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
Mr. S. McDermott
Deputy Head of School
Dip. Teaching, Dip. TESOL, BEd, MSc. Educational Leadership | New Zealand
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.
Mr. D. Kidd
Director of Curriculum X
M.Ed, NPQH, B.A.(Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Ms. F. Lai
Director of Upper School: IB Coordinator
B.A (Hons), PGDE, ESOL | Hong Kong
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.
Mr. P. Morgan
Director of Creativity: Innovation
B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E. MA Creative Thinking | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. R. Parker
Director of Technology & Assessment
Master of Teaching, B.Sc.(Hons) | Hong Kong
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.
Miss E. Kent-Jones
Lead Teacher of Special Educational Needs
BA Hons. | United Kingdom
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.
Teacher of SEN
PGDE, MEd, BSc | Hong Kong
Sydney graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK, with a BSc in Psychology. He finished an MEd in Educational Psychology from CUHK and a PGDE in Special Education from HKU after he moved back from the UK. He has worked in an SEN Setting for many years and is skilled in differentiating academic work to the appropriate level. He is also experienced in working with children with a range of social and behavioral needs.
Ms. V. Lee
Head of English
B.A. (Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. R. Barnes
Teacher of English
Master of Teaching, B.Sc. (Hons) | United Kingdom
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.
Ms. E. Loges
Director of Student Welfare, Teacher of English
B.Sc. (Education), Masters (Liberal Studies), Ed.Sp. (Mental Health in Schools) | United States
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.
Mr. J. Rees
Masters Education | United Kingdom
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.
Ms. S. Clarke
BEd - English Language (Hon) | Hong Kong
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.
Ms. A. Donaldson
BA (Education) | United States
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.
Ms. I. Khine
Teacher of English and SEN
M.A. (Hons) in English Literature, University of Glasgow | Myanmar
Isabel graduated from the University of Glasgow with an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature with First Class Honours. She is from Myanmar and grew up in Hong Kong. Isabel is an avid reader of historical fiction, and believes firmly in providing equitable and accessible learning opportunities for all students. Some of her writing on the intersection between Burmese/English Literature and Migration Studies can be found on Project Myopia, a project funded by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership. She is currently studying part-time on the MEd SEND programme with Middlesex University.
Ms. N. Loi-Fong
Co-Head of Year 7, Teacher of English
B.A., J.D., TEFL, PGDE (Distinction) | United States
Nelly is a passionate educator, teaching at various International Baccalaureate World schools in Hong Kong before joining ICHK Secondary. She has extensive experience teaching and implementing ESL instructional programs to a range of English language leaners including adults. Nelly has taught and created inquiry-based classrooms and developed 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.
Ms. N. Bailey
Head of Human Technologies & Teacher of English
B.A (Hons) and PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Ms. S. Kuipers
Learning Systems Specialist
MA Learning and Technology | Canada
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.
Mr. A. Hall
Head of Humanities
BA (Hons), PGCE, MA Ed. | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. M. Clarke
Teacher of Humanities & Higher Education Advisor
B.A. (Hons), M.A. (Geography Ed.) | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. S. Tasker
Teacher of Economics, and Humanities
BSc, MSc, PGCE | Hong Kong
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.
Mr. N. Arriaga
Head of Languages, CAS Coordinator, IBDP Pamoja Site-Based Coordinator
B.A. (Philology), PGDE (Language Ed.), “Diploma de Estudios Avanzados” (DEA) | Spain
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.
Ms. Y. Cresp
Teacher of Japanese
B.Ed | Japan
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).
Ms. S. Leung
Teacher of Chinese
M.A., PGDE | Hong Kong
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.
Ms. A. Luk
Teacher of Chinese, Exams Coordinator
M.A. (Chinese as Second Language), B.Ed. (Hon) | China
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.
Mrs. L. Tsao
Teacher of Chinese
M.Ed. (Chinese as Second Language), Cert (Consecutive) | Taiwan
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.
Miss V. Afonso Pérez
M.Res (Philippines), M.A, B.A, PGCE (Spain) | Spain
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.
Ms. J. Tu
BA, PGDE (Adult. Education), PGDE (Secondary), M.Ed | Taiwan
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.
Mr. V. Wang
MA(TCSL) PGDE(Chinese) BA(Korean) BA(Language Studies) | China
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.
Mrs. K. Lung
Head of Learning Support and Teacher of English
M.A. (English Studies), B.A. Hons., PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Miss S. Chan
Assistant Head of Learning Support
PGDE, MSc, BSc | Hong Kong
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.
Ms. C. Tsui
School Counsellor and Wellbeing Educator
MA in Social Work (Family Centered-practice and Family Therapy), BA in Sociology | Canada
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.
Mr. J. Lam
Co-Head of Mathematics
B.Sc. (Hon), B.Ed. M.Ed | Canada
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.
Ms. M. Wong
Co-Head of Mathematics
BEng. Electronic Engineering, PhD Electronic Engineering | Hong Kong
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.
Mr. J. Holden
Teacher of Mathematics
B.Sc.(Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. C. Holland
Teacher of Mathematics
B.Sc., M.Ed. | Canada
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.
Ms. D. Johnston
Head of Year 10, Teacher of Mathematics and Science
B.Sc.(Hons), B.Ed. | Canada
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.
Ms. K. Lowe
Teacher of Mathematics
BCom, CPA, PGCE | Australia
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.
Mr. K. Narwani
Teacher of Mathematics
BEd - Mathematics (P) (Hon) | Hong Kong
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
Mr. D. Addis
| United Kingdom
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.
Performing & Visual Arts
Mr. L. 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
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.
Mrs. C. Cook
Teacher of Art and Design
M.A., M.Sc. | United Kingdom
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.
Ms. J. Davies
Head of Year 8, Drama Teacher
B.A (Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. A. Kanaan
Head of Year 9, Teacher Of Film, P.E and Media
MA Hispanic Studies, MA Secondary Education | United Kingdom
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.
Mrs. A. Thibeault
Teacher of Art
BFA (Glass), MFA (Studio Arts) | United States
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.
Ms. P. Wong
Teacher of Music
B.Ed. (Music) & BA | Hong Kong
Phoebe is a multi-instrumentalist who attained a diploma in Erhu and grade 8 in vocal, recorder and music theory. Besides practising classical music, she enjoys music jamming in a pop band, writing her own songs and exploring instruments from all around the world. She completed her degree in Music Education in Hong Kong with first-class honours and was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship and outstanding teaching practice award. Her studies also cover international and special needs education. Music has always brought her joy, hence she looks forward to sharing it with her students through exploring, improvising and experiencing music with them.
Mr. R. Chan
Director of Creativity: Deep Learning, Head of PE
B.A. (Hons), PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. B. Blain
Head of Year 7, Teacher of PE and Support
M.Ed. (Sports Science), TEFL, B.A. (Communications), PGD | Scotland
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.
Mr. M. Ho
Teacher of PE & Science
BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching, PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Mr. S. Lee
B.A. (Hons) | United Kingdom
Saie Ryu completed his undergraduate studies in History at the University of Warwick, and then started his career teaching English as a second language in Thailand and Hong Kong. As an educator, Saie Ryu aims to bring his passion for physical fitness, movement and expression, and he seeks to foster a sense of community and camaraderie through a human-centered approach to learning. His external pursuits in music, performance and theatre continue to broaden his creative scope.
Mr. A. Edwards
Teacher of Science
M.Sci, M.A., PGCE | United Kingdom
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 IB Physics, as well as IGCSE and lower school Science.
Mrs. M. Rines
Head of Science, Head of Year 11 & Teacher of Science
BSc, M.A. Ed | United States
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.
Miss S. Wong
Teacher of Science
BSc Hons, MRes, PGCE | United Kingdom
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.
Ms. J. Wu
Teacher of Science
BA | United States
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.