• Outstanding Location

    Located directly on the shores of the scenic South Lake (Nan Hu), we offer your child a respite from busy city life each day.

    South Lake Campus

  • A World-Class Curriculum

    We are the only school in Guangzhou to offer your child premium access to the English National Curriculum.

    Global Choir

  • Activity & Responsibility

    Your child will be offered world-class opportunities designed to develop confidence, skill and responsibility.

    BSG Graduating Class of 2017

  • Highest Quality Staff

    Our teaching staff are the finest in Guangzhou. All are police verified and fully qualified with UK or international teaching experience.

    British International School of Guangzhou KS1 Sports Day 2016

  • Welcome to Guangzhou

    You won't just receive an excellent education for your child, you'll also be joining our growing international community.

    The British School of Guangzhou Nursery Carnival

  • New Opportunities

    From our choir to our sports teams, every day something wonderful happens at The British School of Guangzhou.

    Students playing basketball

  • Tell us about your child

    Your child is our focus. Tell us about them and we'll help you make the right choices.

    Nursery student playing outside.

Selina Wathern

Reception teacher at BSG

Year 1 Teacher

I studied Applied Biological Sciences at the University of Bath, graduating in 2001. During my degree I was lucky enough to spend a placement in Indonesia studying the diving methods of local fishermen. This was my first experience of Asia which I loved, the people I met and the places and cultures I experienced have always remained with me and I always hoped to return to this part of the world. Following this I completed my PGCE in primary education and then spent 7 years teaching full time in Wiltshire, working with children from reception to year 6. Following the birth of my first son Rory, I moved to Cornwall with my family where I have been teaching since. I love teaching and feel privileged to have worked with so many amazing children and their families in my career so far.

Having lived in some beautiful places in the UK, my husband and I were keen to explore the wider world and so had no hesitation in applying for jobs at BSG. We were both inspired by the core values as they truly represent our own philosophy of education in providing children with an exciting and experiential curriculum to create a lifelong love of learning. This is my first time living and working abroad and I am excited by the opportunities this move brings. I am sure there will be some challenges along the way too but I hope to learn a lot about myself, strengthening my resilience and perseverance, skills which I believe are crucial to experience if we are to successfully support children in their acquisition of these vital life skills.

I join BSG with my husband Chris who will be Head of Primary and my two sons, Rory and Theo. As a family we love to explore new places and particularly enjoy walking and being outdoors. We are looking forward to exploring Guangzhou and other parts of China and Asia. In my spare time I also like reading, catching up with family and friends and baking.

 

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