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Helen Hamilton

Helen Hamilton

Year 5 Pelicans Class Teacher

In 2000 I graduated from University of Dundee with an honours degree in Psychology and then I completed my one year PGCE (Educational Psychology option) at Stranmillis College, Belfast. During my teaching practice I was placed in Carrick Primary School, Lurgan and I was delighted to be offered a teaching post after graduation and have been there ever since! Initially I taught Primary 6 (Year 5) for two years before moving to Primary 7 (Year 6) until now.

During my career I have held many leadership roles but my passion lies in the pastoral area of school. I know that happy and content children are those who achieve most in school and the wellbeing of each child is my top priority. I love to see children blossom in confidence and the motto ‘Be Ambitious’ fits in perfectly with my thinking. I have always wanted to travel but family commitments have made that a challenge until now. I am delighted to take up a post in The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun and become involved in all the exciting opportunities available at the school.

I will be moving to Beijing with my husband, Mark and two daughters, Bella and Poppy. The girls will be attending BSB Sanlitun in Year 2 and Year 1 respectively. We are all thrilled to be given this opportunity to come to Beijing and become part of the BSB family. We look forward to learning lots, meeting many new people from different backgrounds and experiencing all that Beijing has to offer. We love to go to the cinema, support Irish Rugby, watch (and in my husband’s case, play) cricket and generally work hard and play hard.

What the students say

 "Mrs Hamilton is funny and makes learning a joy. Anytime she teaches it is hard not to learn something new! She is a very kind-hearted person who cares for everyone."

"Mrs Hamilton is one of the best teachers I have ever had! She always helps you, no matter what problem you have, especially if you are going through a hard time."

"Mrs Hamilton inspires us to be hard-working and determined because that is what she is. She really understands children and is an amateur comedian, in my opinion. She loves Gary Barlow - if you don’t know who that is and you are in her class you will soon find out!"

 

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